There are many last-minute closures and much uncertainty about future events. We will keep our calendar as up-to-date as possible but please check with event hosts prior to attending an event and refer to CDC guidelines to minimize the spread as much as possible.
Night of 1,000 Jack-o-Lanterns
Fri., 10-16-2020
6-10:30 p.m
$18/adult; $14/ages 3-12
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022
Event added by Maria C.

Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns, featuring a display of expertly carved pumpkins, returns to the Chicago Botanic Garden for 10 evenings in advance of Halloween. More than 1,000 hand-carved, real pumpkins lit with LED lights will light up the night and line the family-friendly outdoor path in a beautiful fall setting.


Throughout the festive path, there will be approximately 80 ghoulish pumpkins, that are as large as 150 pounds, and are intricately carved with themes including Dia de los Muertos, heroes of COVID-19, spooky celebrations from around the world, and women of Chicago.

This year’s route has been modified to keep visitor safety in mind. New procedures include limited capacity per timeslot, a one-way trail with a separate entrance and exit, and extra space between pumpkins.

Note: Oct. 14-18 & Oct. 21-25.

Event details are subject to change. Please contact the event host to verify these details are accurate.