A glittering tunnel of lights will illuminate the Chicago Botanic Garden this winter

Lightscape returns in November with a 110-foot light tunnel, art installations, music and more.

Emma Krupp
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Emma Krupp
Belton House Christmas Lights
Photograph: Alex Hewitt

Starting on November 13, you'll be able to wander through a 110-foot tunnel of lights, a forest of caroling trees, a fire garden and tons of other festive attractions as part of Lightscape, the Chicago Botanic Garden's annual illuminated holiday trail.

The attraction, which features a series of sparkling light installations conceived by local and international artists, takes visitors down a winding walkway through the garden's grounds. Each over-the-top display is paired with holiday music and sounds to set a celebratory mood (expect plenty of your favorite carols along the way). New this year—in addition to one-way traffic and other safety precautions—are five installations from Chicago artists, including Tanner Woodford's "Pride and Promise," a tree decked with glowing stars inspired by the Chicago flag.

Lightscape will run on select dates through January 3, and you can buy tickets at a standard or weekend price ($26/$28 for adults, $14/$15 for children). Take a look through more of Lightscape's dazzling installations below.

Fire Garden at Lightscape
Photograph: Courtesy Chicago Botanic Garden
Singing Trees at Lightscape
Photograph: Rikard Osterlund
Waterfall at Lightscape
Photograph: Courtesy Chicago Botanic Garden

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