Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns

October 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd
Glencoe, IL 60022
Tickets in advance (on or before October 23): Adults: $16/$14 Children 3 – 12: $13/$11 Tickets (after October 23): Adults: $18/$16 Children 3 – 12: $15/$13
Chicago Botanic Garden
847) 835-5440

Hand-Carved Pumpkins Light up the Night

Tickets on sale to members only August 26 – September 2. On September 3, tickets will be available to the public.
All advance tickets purchased before October 15 are $16 for adults/$13 for children (3 – 12), with members receiving $2 off each ticket.

See amazingly intricate carved pumpkins

More than 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins—some as large as 150 pounds—will light up the night at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns takes advantage of the Garden’s glorious fall setting, and features only real pumpkins. It’s an unforgettable experience.

Walk lit trails

Using scalpels, knives, gouges, and power tools, artists for 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, watch live carving, and view the ghostly trains in the Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of America.

Ghoulish eats & drinks

Purchase light snacks and drinks such as cider and ale on the Esplanade before you head onto the path. Along the path, stop over at the Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden for more hearty seasonal fare.

The Garden will close each day at 5 p.m. and will reopen at 6 p.m. for ticketed guests only. This event will take place rain or shine. Tripods and monopods are not allowed during event hours.

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