Night of 1,000 Jack-o'- Lanterns

Wed Oct 13, 2021 - Sun Oct 24, 2021- see all dates
6:30pm CT
2 and up
On or before Oct. 15 $18/$16 Adult non-members/members; $14/$12 Children 3-12 non-members/members; Free Children 2 and under
Chicago Botanical Gardens

Don't be a scaredy cat, these hand-carved jack-o'-lanterns are a real treat. Explore the Chicago Botanical Gardens for a spook-tacular adventure with more than 1,000 hand-carved jack-o-lanterns to light the way. This event tends to sell out. 



The largest jack-o'-lanterns weigh in at 150 pounds. These are all LED-lit real pumpkins.

Along the way you may come across interesting characters, watch haunted model trains in the garden, and catch an artist carving a new pumpkin for the path. Seasonal treats, snack and beverages will be available for purchase. 





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