Ogle County News

Encore! hosts bus trip to ‘Illumination’ light display

MT. MORRIS — Encore! Mt. Morris is sponsoring a Dec. 1 chartered bus trip to Naperville to see “Illumination: Tree Lights at the Morton Arboretum”.

Illumination is in its ninth year and features a one-mile paved walking path surrounded by hundreds of trees lit for the holidays. The lights are interactive and have ever-changing designs. Participants will enjoy seasonal music, marvel at the lights and warm up by a crackling fire with a cozy drink or snack from concession stands on the grounds.

An art-oriented excursion of Naperville murals and dinner will take place prior to the Illumination event.

The cost is $55 for adults and $49 for accompanied children ages 2 to 17, plus dinner. The approximate schedule is noon to 10:30 p.m.

Participation is limited to 30 people so there is room on the 56-seat bus to social distance. Vaccination of all participants is encouraged so everyone will be comfortable.

Registration can be completed at www.EncoreMtMorris.com or at Mt. Morris Village Hall. More details will be provided upon sign-up. The deadline to register is Saturday, Oct. 23.

For more information, contact Molly Baker at mollyb@encoremtmorris.com.

Encore! Mt. Morris is composed of volunteers committed to developing Mt. Morris into a unique, thriving rural and cultural arts destination in northwest Illinois. Learn more at www.EncoreMtMorris.com.