This is the U.S. debut of the following installations by artists from Australia, France and U.K.
Cathedral of Light—A towering cathedral-window arch of 100,000 lights that extends along a magnificent 110-foot tunnel.
Fire Garden—Simple, festive, gently glimmering fire-filled sculptures fragrant with frankincense that create an area of contemplation.
Singing Trees—Festooned with more than a half-mile of LED lights, ten large trees perform as a choir in harmony and light up individually as they sing a holiday favorite.
Feast of Light—A large, immersive, walk-through experience with suspended strands of light to create feelings of presence and movement.
Field of Light— A festive finale with thousands of points of light that dance their way to music in multiple patterns and colors.
Additionally, artists from the U.K. will create new installations just for the Chicago Botanic Garden that reimagine several Garden favorites, including
A canopy of 52 crabapple trees will bloom with twinkling lights along the Lakeside Gardens.
40 oversized colorfully lit tulips will appear in flower beds between the boxwood hedges throughout the Helen and Richard Thomas English Walled Garden.
A cascade of water will be turned on in the Waterfall Garden.
To build upon the enjoyment of exploring color, imagination and sound, attendees will have the opportunity to toast marshmallows over a fire, sip hot chocolate or cider, get their eggnog fix and more at stations throughout the enchanting trail.
Lightscape is being produced in partnership with Sony Music, creatively produced by Culture Creative, and promoted in partnership with Arny Granat of WAD Entertainment. Visit chicagobotanic.org/lightscape for more information and to purchase tickets.