“When are the Suppers with St. Nick at The Morton Arboretum?” by S.M. O’Connor

Well-to-do families can enjoy Supper with Saint Nick at The Morton Arboretum in west suburban Lisle, Illinois later this month.  These dinners take place in the elegant atmosphere of Joy Morton’s historic Thornhill mansion.  There will be four dates in late December for Supper with Saint Nick: Friday, December 20, 2019; Saturday, December 21, 2019; Sunday, December 22, 2019; and Monday, December 23, 2019.  These suppers will be held in the Thornhill Education Center from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  After enjoying a dinner buffet, families head over to the Founder’s Room to visit Santa Claus in front of the fireplace, and then can walk the Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum path.  Entry to this exhibit is covered by Supper with St. Nick tickets.

The Starters and Salads of the 2019 Supper with St. Nick Menu are shrimp cocktail, lobster bisque soup, cranberry walnut salad, and assorted dinner rolls.  At the Main Buffet, one will find hand-carved prime rib and sage-rubbed turkey breast, maple-glazed ham, whipped mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes with toasted marshmallows, sage breaded stuffing with celery and onions, roasted green beans, and penne alfredo with broccoli.  Desserts proffered will be warm chocolate chip cookies and milk shooters, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, warm bread pudding with Crème Anglaise, and cherry cobbler with vanilla ice cream. Further, there will be an open bar for adults (twenty-one-and-over).


Public Admission FeesAge RangeMember Fees
$95Adults (21+)$90 for Adult Members
$80Young Adults (13-20)$75 for Young Adult Members
$65Children (3-12)$60 for Child Members
FreeChildren Under Three Free

Click here to purchase tickets online, or call (630) 725-2066 Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Alternatively, one can purchase tickets in-person on-site at the Visitor Center while The Morton Arboretum has open hours.

The Morton Arboretum is north of Interstate 88 and south of Butterfield Road in DuPage County.  While the larger part of The Morton Arboretum is east of Illinois Route 53, a smaller part is west of 53.  The East Branch of the DuPage River flows across the property.  Hidden Lake Forest Preserve, which belongs to the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, is contiguous with The Morton Arboretum.  The address is 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532.  The phone number is (630) 968-0074.

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