Welcome to a neighborhood “Spirit of Christmas” tour with a small group of bloggers. We’re sharing neighborhood events or decorations where we live – you’ll find the links below. I’m featuring the first-ever Christmas Lightscape show at the Chicago Botanic Garden. It’s the first time the event has taken place and I didn’t want to miss it. And now I’m sharing it with you!
The Chicago Botanic Garden is actually located in Glencoe, just north of the city. Yesterday I shared photos of the Airbnb apartment we stayed in the night of the Christmas Lightscape. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but when we pulled up to the entrance, I knew it was going to be good.
Some of the pathways at the garden were lit up with snowflakes, and most everywhere you walked there was some type of Christmas music playing. The Chicago Botanic Garden did an excellent job of timing visitors so things were never too crowded.
The whole Christmas lightscape tour took about an hour – I could’ve stayed twice as long. It was so pretty and festive with the music carefully selected for each display. Michael Buble was singing over the speakers at this collection of trees. I love his smooth voice.
Some of the trees and bushes aren’t strung with lights but instead have uplighting strategically placed.
The Lightscape is from London and is making its debut in the U.S. at the Chicago Botanic Garden. I’d have to say it’s been a huge success.
The Lightscape went on for about a mile, but like I said, I would’ve walked two miles to enjoy even more.
The Chicago Botanic Garden is divided into various smaller gardens and those that were included in the show had their own theme. This is the display at the tulip garden. Cute, right? The colors kept changing but I thought it looked prettiest when blue.
If I remember correctly, this scene is from the conifer garden, which I loved.
The Cathedral of Lights is the hot spot for selfies and group photos.
Pretty much every color of the rainbow was featured, along with festive music. The whole evening was just magical!
This was my favorite Christmas tree of the night. It’s the same tree as the first photo, just shown from a different angle.
This was also a very cool display. You walk through strings of lights that constantly change color.
You can get a better experience by watching the video I took below:
To see more of the Spirit of Christmas from across the country, visit my friends below who live as far and wide as the East Coast to the Pacific Northwest. And stop back tomorrow for a few more!