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Morton Arboretum's Stunning Light Show Looks Magical In The Snow

By Rachel Cromidas in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 6, 2016 4:36PM

A stunning light show among the trees of the Morton Arboretum is taking place through the end of the year, and to no one's surprise, it looked especially stunning following Sunday's first snow of the season.

Illumination is being held through Jan. 2, 2017 at the Lisle, Illinois arboretum. It features a mile-long paved walkway through the woods with a series of light installations that are synched to music, such as a Chicago Symphony Orchestra recording of The Nutcracker.

Reddit user "patrad" recently visited the light show following Sunday's snow, the first snow of the year to stick on the ground with 6+ inches in the Chicago area. The photos show how the undisturbed snow makes for a kind of canvas for the colored lights to bounce off. We approve of this combination of winter landscape and holiday cheer. Click through the gallery below to check it out:

Morton Arboretum "Illumination" event with the snow

Tickets for non-members cost $18-22 for adults and $12-14 for children.