Lightswitch, designer of Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum, will turn one lucky winner's garden into a light show spectacular! John Featherstone, Partner and Principal of Lightswitch, will visit your home to curate a one-of-a-kind light display for your property, followed by a breathtaking installation supported by ILC.
This exclusive home lighting design can be customized to any seasonal celebration and is not limited to the holidays. The winner will also enjoy a private, behind-the-scenes tour of Illumination before it opens to others, led by John Featherstone, for up to four people.
Winner's home must be within 30 miles of Lisle, Illinois. The smaller focal area, the more impactful the lighting show will be: 1/4 acre is ideal. Design site will encompass no more than one acre of property. Availability of power on site will determine complexity of display. Excludes power service or generators if required. Consultation to take place 2 to 4 weeks prior to installation. Lighting installation can remain installed for up to 40 days on the winners' property. Other restrictions apply. Valid through December 31, 2021.
Spend a night under the stars with your closest family and friends. This special experience is for up to 20 people and includes private access to the Children's Garden, a bonfire, s'mores, popcorn, soda, milk/juice and wine/beer for parents. Just bring your own tents and sleeping bags! You'll have access to the full garden for the evening, including fully-plumbed bathrooms overnight. And in the morning, wake to coffee, tea, juice, fruit, and muffins before you depart - all courtesy of Ginkgo Catering.
This experience is good through July 31, 2022. Not redeemable on Saturday or Sunday evenings. Blackout dates and restrictions apply. Additional guests may be added for a fee.
One lucky winner and three guests will join Vice President of Collections and Facilities Kris Bachtell for the Arboretum's signature Whiskey Dinner in 2022, featuring a four-course dining experience paired perfectly with various whiskey cocktails, courtesy of Ginkgo Catering.
This experience is good only for the Whiskey Dinner in 2022. Winner should hold January 21 and 22. Final date will be shared in November. Restrictions apply.
Imagine your backyard as your personal arboretum! Two Arboretum experts will visit your home in early spring of 2022, identify trees in your landscape, and provide written recommendations for both trees and plants following the visit. To grow your personal arboretum, we'll provide tree identification tags with the common and scientific name, and a $200 credit to use at the Plant Sale Preview on April. You and three guests will enjoy the Plant Sale Preview event free of charge, too!
Property must be residential and reside within 30 miles of the Arboretum. Tree tags limited to 30 trees. Must be redeemed in April 2022. Blackout dates and restrictions apply.
You and three friends will dine in style at the Bien Trucha Group restaurant of your choice for a prix-fixe dinner. For the winner who selects A Todo Madre, Bien Trucha, or Quiibo, you will also enjoy a tequila/mezcal pairing. For the winner who selects Santo Cielo, a wine pairing will be enjoyed.
Gratuity not included. Restrictions apply.
Enjoy a Chicago Bulls basketball game with four seats in the 100 level, 18 rows from the court! Includes parking located directly across from the United Center. All courtesy of Mark and Lee Ann Gossett.
Date to be mutually agreed upon during the 2021-2022 regular season. Blackout dates and restrictions apply.
Dazzle your 30 guests with a party during the spectacular winter exhibition, Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum! You'll shine as a host with this complimentary private event space, buffet dinner, hot chocolate bar, beer, wine, and soft drinks courtesy of Ginkgo Catering. You and your guests will enjoy access to the Illumination walking path throughout the evening.
Restrictions and blackout dates apply. Valid during the 2021 Illumination season. Event time is 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Not redeemable on Saturdays or Sundays.
Enjoy free Dog Day admission for up to 20 humans and 10 canine companions in 2022 with use of the Thornhill Picnic Shelter. Soft drinks and cookies will await you (courtesy of Ginkgo Catering) after you explore the Arboretum with your pups, as well as dog-friendly treats.
This experience is good through November 30, 2022. Redeemable only on an official Arboretum Dog Admission Day or Tails on the Trails day in 2022. Blackout dates and restrictions apply.
Experience incredible BBQ cooking courtesy of Nobel House in Glen Ellyn and Geneva. Invite your closest 25 friends or family, chill some of the Arboretum's very own beer, and let Nobel House take care of the fare!
Delivery can be provided to local residents depending on mileage from the restaurant. Blackout dates and other restrictions apply.
Experience the Arboretum with an overnight RV camping experience courtesy of Susan and Chris Burke! You and up to three guests will enjoy dinner, beer, wine, and soda courtesy of Ginkgo Catering. Before turning in for the night, enjoy a campfire with s'mores, followed by coffee, tea and scones the following morning.
Restrictions and blackout dates apply. Valid June through September 2022. Event time is 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Take home this stunning 18k rose amethyst round center ring perfect for a special occasion or everyday wear! Courtesy of Costello Jewelry Company in Naperville. Size 6.5 ring can be resized free of charge by Costello Jewelry Company.
Enjoy four fabulous bottles of Napa Valley wines courtesy of Mark and Lee Ann Gossett, including a 2018 Nickel & Nickel Chardonnay, a 2017 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon, a 2018 Cade Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, and a 2005 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon. Beautiful basket included, making take-home easy!
Focused on taking ownership on one's self-care, A Simple Path will host you for a restorative, memorable 3-hour retreat meant to stimulate the mind, move the body, and refresh the spirit. The Self-Care retreat invites 8-10 individuals to learn how to adopt science-based, anti-aging practices into their wellness plans, focusing on clean eating, body movement, stress mitigation and social connection. Includes lunch provided by the Arboretum.
Blackout dates and restrictions apply. Valid through July 31, 2022.
Relax, unwind, and take in the views from Frost Hill with your companion. This special evening includes an Arboretum picnic blanket and a catered picnic dinner, wine, beer, soda, and desserts, courtesy of Ginkgo Catering.
Blackout dates and restrictions apply. Valid through July 31, 2022.
Mark your calendar for every Arbor Evenings: Music and More at the Arboretum during the summer of 2022! You and one guest will enjoy tickets for every concert and one glass of wine per person each time, courtesy of Ginkgo Catering.
Arbor Evenings concerts can be cancelled due to weather and are not necessarily rescheduled. Adults 21+ only.
Host friends or family in style for a perfect afternoon tea in the Sterling Morton Library, courtesy of Ginkgo Catering. A selection of teas, petit fours, petite tea sandwiches, and scones will be served along with celebratory champagne for a group of 10.
Valid on a Sunday or Monday only. Good through July 31, 2022. Blackout dates and restrictions apply.
Up your camping game with brand new equipment courtesy of REI Co-op, including a Kingdom 4 tent, two Siesta Hooded 25 sleeping bags, and two Camp Dreamer Insulated Air sleeping pads.
Dedicate some special attention to your property with the expertise of PlanIt Landscape Perspectives. Amanda Arnold will visit your home and provide up to two hours of professional landscape consultation.
Additional consultation or design will be charged by the hour. Valid through September 2022. Blackout dates and restrictions apply.
Spend some time on the green with this foursome of golf at Cress Creek Country Club in Naperville. $100 credit towards lunch and beverage carts rounds out this perfect day!
Restrictions and blackout dates apply. Availability may be restricted at times. Certificate good through October 30, 2022.
Enjoy custom decorated sugar cookies to celebrate a special occasion! Winner will enjoy one dozen custom decorated sugar cookies courtesy of Cookies by Ivy.
Exclusions apply to customization during the month of December. Valid through September 2022.
Understand yourself, your stars, and your purpose with an Astrology Reading by award winning astrologer Anne Nordhaus-Bike. Anne uses your birth chart (and, if needed, additional charts based on your birth data) to help you gain insight into your unique personality. During your reading, you and Anne will address your strengths (perhaps including some you didn't realize you have!) and life challenges related to your questions and concerns. She'll also put your current situation into perspective by looking at the most important planetary influences and cycles affecting you in both the short and long term.
Must be redeemed during calendar year 2021. Restrictions apply.
Take home this adorable wine cork display and two bottles of wine courtesy of Tammy Mitchell of Scout + Cellar. Includes a 2018 Middle Jane Cabernet Sauvignon and a 2019 Soleil Vent Ame Chardononnay.
For the new or veteran dancer - enjoy one term of classes for four weeks at the renowned Xtreme Dance Center in Naperville. Winner can register for as many classes as they want for the term.
No cash value - cannot be exchanged for other service or product.
It's BYOB...bring your own binoculars! Bird and nature enthusiasts will enjoy this spring guided birding walk for up to 10 people, followed by coffee and tea. Blackout dates and restrictions apply.
Guests should wear comfortable hiking shoes, possess a basic level of cardio conditioning, and be prepared to hike for up to 90 minutes on uneven terrain. Valid through June 1, 2022. Blackout dates and restrictions apply.
Enjoy a family portrait photo shoot courtesy of Multimedia Squared. Digital photos and one 13x19' print of your choice included.
Blackout dates: all major US holidays, November 20th. Expires June 30, 2022.
Enjoy four bicycle rentals at the Arboretum in 2022 courtesy of Mill Race Cyclery, followed by lunch in the Ginkgo Restaurant!
Four bicycle rentals included. $50 gift card included for use at any time in the Ginkgo Restaurant or Cafe.
Calling all train enthusiasts! This winter, enjoy private access to the Enchanted Railroad exhibit plus a party space for up to 30 people. Your guests will enjoy one hour of private access to the Enchanted Railroad followed by hot cocoa, cookies, and popcorn.
Blackout dates and restrictions apply. Valid January 14 - February 20, 2022 on select dates.
Join renowned Certified Forest Therapy Guide Brenda Spitzer and up to seven of your closest friends, family members, or colleagues for an immersive two-hour Forest Therapy experience at the Arboretum. Experience the healing and wellness-promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest. Following, enjoy coffee, tea, and scones in a covered outdoor setting.
Valid through July 31, 2022. Blackout dates and restrictions apply.
Looking to change up a room, or a home? Then don't miss out on this interior design consultation from interior design company Ellce Designs. Plus, enjoy a beautiful kitchen home decor basket!
Blackout dates and restrictions apply.
One lucky winner will take home three rare manuscripts, two of which are beautifully framed and ready for your home!
- One framed leaf from a Bible in Latin, Ecclesiastes chapters 19-20, England c. 1220, (4 1/2" x 6 1/4").
- One framed leaf on paper from a prayer book in Dutch, Netherlands c. 1500, (3 3/4" x 5 1/2").
- One leaf on vellum from an antiphonary in Latin, Spain c. 16th century, (4 1/4" x 6" - not framed).
Courtesy of Elaine and Trinity Pierce.
Don this stunning 18K gold bracelet with beautiful amethyst stones. Courtesy of Julia Hulcher, MD.
This sleek 18K gold bracelet adorned with blue topaz could be yours! Courtesy of Julia Hulcher, MD.
This ruby and diamond gold ring is a showstopper! Size 6.5. Courtesy of Julia Hulcher, MD.
Your pizza nights are covered with four $25 gift cards to Angeli's Restaurant and Catering.
Gift cards must be used separately and cannot be combined. Restrictions apply.