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Night of 1,000 Jack-o'-Lanterns at Chicago Botanic Gardens

Wednesday October 14, 2020 - Sunday October 25, 2020 at 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
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Night of 1,000 Jack-o'-Lanterns at Chicago Botanic Gardens

More than 1,000 hand-carved, real pumpkins—some as large as 150 pounds—will light up the night. Using scalpels, knives, gouges, and power tools, artists from the New York-based company Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns spend up to 15 hours sculpting a single pumpkin. The LED-lit jack-o’-lanterns will be staged along a festive, paved pathway, starting at the Esplanade. Along the way, encounter entertaining characters, and watch live carvers. Visit for tickets and information.

Wednesday, October 14, through Sunday, October 18 (6:30 to 10:30 p.m.), and Wednesday, October 21, through Sunday, October 25 (6:30 to 10:30 p.m.)


Miscellaneous Information
Last ticket sold at 9:30 p.m. and last entry at 10 p.m. The Garden will close each day at 5 p.m. and will reopen at 6 p.m. for ticketed guests only. Tripods and monopods are not allowed during event hours. Prices vary for members.

Admission Fee

For more information, call 847.835.5440

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