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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.
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