While there are plenty of things to do in Chicago this October, if you’re like us and just can’t get enough pumpkin in your life then you’ve likely been eagerly awaiting the many popular fall events and Chicago Halloween experiences that are beginning to return for another year of spooky shenanigans.
Night of 1,000 Jack-O-Lanterns at the Chicago Botanic Garden is one such beloved Chicago October experience and it has returned for 10 spooky nights!
Chicago Botanic Garden’s Night of 1,000 Jack O’Lanterns offers guests the chance to admire a display of one thousand pumpkins intricately carved by professionals — with some weighing up to 150 pounds!
The array of dazzling creations usually includes images of favorite Halloween characters, celebrities, and nods to Chicago as well as individual artistic expressions.
A paved path invites 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.
“Monstrous vibes meet crisp fall evenings at Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns, where artist-carved pumpkins light your way through the Garden after dark” reads the Chicago Botanic Garden website. “It’s slightly sinister fun for all.”
Taking place from Wednesday, October 11 through Sunday, October 15, and then again from Wednesday, October 18 through Sunday, October 22, Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns will open from 6:30 until 10:30 pm each day with the last entry at 10 pm.
Advance tickets are $19 for adult members and $21 for nonmembers while children can enter for $13 if members and $15 if not. In all cases children aged 2 & under go free. Advance ticket pricing is available through October 10 before day-of ticket pricing starts October 11 for any available slots remaining.
Tickets and more information can be found at chicagobotanic.org/halloween.
[Featured image courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden]