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A Night of 1,000 Jack-O'Lanterns

October 13, 2021 - October 24, 2021  6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022
(847) 835-5440

Admire the remarkable creative work, and make lasting memories with family and friends. Get your tickets early! 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 is the only event of its kind in the Chicago area. 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. 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.
With visitor safety in mind, we will continue to follow COVID-19 recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Cook County Department of Public Health. The trail is one way, with a separate entrance and exit, and there is extra space between pumpkins to allow for social distancing. 


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