Night of 1,000 Jack-o'- Lanterns
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.
Tickets are available for purchase by members only from August 26 - September 2. Tickets sales are open to the general public beginning September 3.
After October 15 the ticket price increases to:
$18/$16 Adults non-members/members
$15/$13 Children non-members/members
Children 2 and under remain free of charge.
Parking is $30 per car. There is a discount on parking available for Cook County residents. Be prepared to show proof of residency. Parking can be purchase in advance online.
This event has timed tickets. The last ticket is sold at 9:30 pm and the last entry is at 10:00 pm.