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    Dazzling Christmas lighting installations to get you in the festive spirit

    December 5, 2019
    blue red tree lights

    In need of a friendly nudge to get into the holiday spirit?

    Wandering beneath tree canopies drenched in seasonal colour and dripping with shards of light should definitely help to put you in the “Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year” kind of mood.

    Here are three dazzling holiday light displays across North America that will make your nights merry and bright.

    Ready, set, sparkle!

    Lightscape – Chicago, Illinois


    A stroll through Lightscape at the Chicago Botanic Garden is a wonderful way to begin the festive season.


    Lightscape is a new after-dark lighting exhibition from London. This infusion of light art includes several large art installations from international artists.


    A million points of light have been set up to create this immersive installation with music specially curated for this event.

    cathedral of light
    Photo © Chicago Botanic Garden
    One part of the exhibit, called Cathedral of Light, features a majestic arch of 100,000 lights seen along a 110-foot tunnel. The mesmerising voices of the joyful choir of singing trees can be heard in the distance. 
    cathedral of light hanging lights
    Photo © Chicago Botanic Garden

    Another popular immersive experience is moving through colourful ribbons of light or what some might call, selfie heaven.


    Illumination: Tree Lights – Lisle, Illinois

    morton arboretum
    Photo © The Morton Arboretum

    Just North of Chicago, a festive adventure in the world of trees awaits.


    Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum is an ideal way to experience the winter woods brought to life with innovative lights, projections, and music. 


    Visitors are surrounded with deeply saturated colours as they walk a one-mile paved path amid interactive lighting effects that highlight the beauty of trees in winter. More than a thousand tree-tops glisten and shimmer drenched in seasonal colour, while a cascade of strings of multi-colored lights hang like tinsel along the Illumination route. 

    morton arboretum pond
    Photo © The Morton Arboretum

    In this spectacle of colour, light, and sound, visitors will discover surprising new sights, including Tree Fascination–a digital projection of immersive colour and pattern on a grove of Eastern white and Scots pine trees. 


    Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspended Bridge – Vancouver, Canada

    capilano suspension bridge
    Photo © Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

    I am taking you off the beaten path into the Rainforest of Canada’s Pacific coast. If you enjoy reveling in nature, exploring the illuminated beauty of Capilano Suspended Bridge Park, one of British Columbia’s unconventional gems during the holiday season will definitely appeal to you.


    Capilano Suspended Bridge was built in 1889 and stands 230 feet (70 cm) high above Capilano River. To light this unique bridge that spans 450 feet (137 m) long, requires 10,000 white LED lights.


    The splendor of Canyon Lights doesn’t stop there as over half a million LED lights scintillate throughout the scenic park.

    capilano suspension bridge park
    Photo © Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
    Have a holly, jolly and illuminated holiday season.


    Monique Cousineau
    Monique Cousineau

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    Christmas lighting, LED lights, Christmas LED lights, Lightscape, Chicago Botanical Garden, Illumination, The Morton Arboretum, Canyon Lights, Capilano Suspended Bridge, Cathedral of Lights, Tree Lights, digital light projection, Tree Fascination, Christmas lighting installations

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