'Yule Log Hunt' at Morton Arboretum

Participants in the Morton Arboretum's annual "Yule Log Hunt" search the park's 1,700 acres for a large log with a big red ribbon. The ''Yule Log Hunt'' takes place at the Morton Arboretum from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 26. (Photo courtesy of the Morton Arboretum)

December 26, 2010 8:19:55 AM PST
Somewhere on the Morton Arboretum's 1,700 acres is a large log with a big red ribbon waiting to be found.

Seekers of all ages will get sheets containing rhyming clues to the log's location and eight preliminary locations. Once they find it, the champion and others drag the log back to the Visitor Center area.

The group enjoys hot beverages as the finders, with the Sawyers' assistance, cut the log in half, burning one piece and saving the other as kindling for next year's fire. The winners will get medallions, and the Frozen Robins will sing while dressed up in their Victorian costumes.

The Children's Garden also has a "Yule Twig Hunt" for kids. Twig hunts are available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The ''Yule Log Hunt'' takes place at the Morton Arboretum from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 26. Contestants should wear appropriate clothing and hiking-type shoes. Expect about an hour of walking. The hunt starts at the Visitor Center.

The Morton Arboretum is at I-88 and Rte. 53 in Lisle, Ill.


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