Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns

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October 12, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - October 23, 2022 @ 12:00 am CDT

close up of pumpking being carved by man for Night of 1000 Jack o Lanterns at Chicago Botanic Garden in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Get pump(kin)ed up for the comeback of the Night of 1000 Jack-o'-Lanterns. Over 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins will illuminate the Chicago Botanic Garden this Halloween season.

Every year, thousands of visitors gather in Chi-town to gape at the gigantic showcase of carved pumpkins – with others weighing up to 150 pounds. Admire the intricateness and design of the displays that are staged along the garden's trail.


Night of 1,000 Jack-o'-lanterns glows from October 12th to16th and 19th to 23rd, 2022. Gates open every night at 6 PM.

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Located at Chicago Botanic Garden.

Night of 1000 Jack-o'-Lanterns Tickets

    • Adults: $16/$18
    • Children aged 3 to 12: $12/$14
    • Children aged two and under are free.

Covid-19 Information

Face coverings are required for guests aged two years and older.

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Experience Night of 1,000 Jack-o'-Lanterns

This fall, the magnificent glow of the Night of 1,000 Jack-o'-Lanterns will return to Chicago Botanic Garden for an unforgettable Halloween experience. Sculpted by professional artists, the featured pumpkins come in different designs and massive sizes.

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Be amazed at the elaborate designs, including dragons, celebrities, superheroes, and iconic places in Chicago. In addition, the event features more than 1,000 pumpkins that are larger than 150 pounds, so you'll find new masterpieces around every corner.

This only attraction of its kind in the city also showcases pumpkin-inspired drinks and desserts. So, dig into pumpkin cake and pumpkin spice beverages. 

No Chicago festival is complete without live music. Local performers will be there, upping the festive atmosphere of the fair.

Grab your tickets now and experience fun galore at this tradition with the entire family. Also, you can make a vacation out of your visit with a Chicago package.


October 12, 2022 @ 6:00 pm CDT
October 23, 2022 @ 12:00 am CDT
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Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Rd
Glencoe, IL United States
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