12/28/14

Morton Arboretum Illumination

The next place we decided to visit was the Morton Arboretum for their Illumination display. It includes trees covered in LED lights that respond to touch and dance to music. This is the second year for this display; last year when I heard about it, it was sold out. So I made sure to buy my tickets early. I loved the Hug A Tree display; trees change color the moment they are hugged. They also have the Crystal Promenade, where trees are adorned with crystal chandeliers that dim with the music. And the best display is the Symphony woods where the lights dance to music by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. It’s a great place to visit if you love Holiday Light Displays. They also have numerous fire pits so if you’re cold you can warm up for a moment & continue with the path. For more info on the Morton Arboretum visit http://www.mortonarb.org/events/illumination-tree-lights-morton-arboretum

This is the entrance

Moton Arboretum Illumination

Moton Arboretum Illumination

Moton Arboretum Illumination

Moton Arboretum Illumination

Moton Arboretum Illumination

Moton Arboretum Illumination

Moton Arboretum Illumination

Moton Arboretum Illumination

A beautiful picture of the Christmas lights being reflected on the lake

Moton Arboretum Illumination

Moton Arboretum Illumination

Moton Arboretum Illumination

Moton Arboretum Illumination

Moton Arboretum Illumination

Moton Arboretum Illumination

 

12/21/14

Museum of Science & Industry

I love how there is so much to do here in Chicago during the Holiday season. So we took a trip to the Museum of Science & Industry for their annual Christmas Around the World and Holiday of Lights. It features Christmas tree displays with ornaments from around the world. The main tree is decorated in the theme of this year 2014, which is Disney. While we where there we also visited the temporary exhibit-Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives. I love that they have a drawing class there, where they showed us how to draw Mickey, even though mine ended up looking like he’s mad. It runs until January 4th 2015.

Museum of Science & Industry

Museum of Science & Industry-Disney Theme

Museum of Science & Industry

Museum of Science & Industry-Christmas Around the World

Museum of Science & Industry

Museum of Science & Industry-Christmas Around the World

Museum of Science & Industry

Museum of Science & Industry-Christmas Around the World

Museum of Science & Industry

Museum of Science & Industry-Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

Museum of Science & Industry

Museum of Science & Industry-Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

Museum of Science & Industry

Museum of Science & Industry-Downtown Chicago Display

Museum of Science & Industry

Museum of Science & Industry