The Halloween festival will feature over 1,000 brilliantly hand-carved pumpkins!
This year, the Chicago Botanic Garden is going full Tim Burton with their Halloween event, Night of 1,000 Jack-O-Lanterns, for 10 spooky nights starting Wednesday, October 12!
If you’re like us and just can’t get enough pumpkin in your life — whether it’s pumpkin spice latés, pumpkin beer, or pumpkin pie — then this October you’re in for a treat.
Even though you won’t be able to eat any of the pumpkins on display at Chicago Botanic Garden’s Night of 1,000 Jack O’Lanterns, you can still admire the brilliant intricateness of the many many hand-carved pumpkins — with some weighing up to 150 pounds!
Carved by professionals, the many masterfully-modeled pumpkins will include images of favorite Halloween characters, celebrities, and nods to Chicago.
A paved path will invite guests to wander through various events in the festive evening air and experience costumed entertainers and live carving demos while enjoying seasonal light fare and fall-themed drinks for purchase.
Take a look at some examples of the magic from last year:
Be aware that the garden will close each day at 5 pm and will reopen at 6 pm for timed ticketed guests only. The last tickets will be sold at 9:30 pm and the last entries to Night of 1,000 Jack-O-Lanterns will be permitted at 10 pm each evening.
More information can be found at chicagobotanic.org/halloween.