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Chicago Botanic Garden: Night of 1000 Jack-O-Lanterns

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Chicago Botanic Garden

1000 Lake Cook Road

Glencoe, Illinois 60022

The Garden is open every day of the year, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Hours change seasonally

Plan your visit:

A face covering is required at the Garden View Café, Garden Shop, the Model Railroad Garden, and Grand Tram Tours.

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Night of 1000 Jack-O-Lanterns

October 20 – 24, 2021, 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. (last entry at 10 p.m.)

More than 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins—some as large as 150 pounds—will light up the night at our Halloween event. In the crisp air of fall, Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns features only real pumpkins. 

Featured pumpkins—carved by professionals—include images of superheroes, celebrities, and nods to Chicago. On a paved path, the evening takes on a festive air, with costumed entertainers and live carving demos, along with seasonal light fare and drinks for purchase.

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The Chicago Botanic Garden opened more than 45 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world’s great living museums and conservation science centers. Every year, more than one million people visit the Garden’s 27 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on 385 acres on and around nine islands, with six miles of lake shoreline. The Garden also has a renowned Bonsai Collection.

The Chicago Botanic Garden has more than 50,000 members—one of the largest memberships of any U.S. botanic garden. People of all ages, interests, and abilities participate in programs, take classes, and stroll the grounds year-round. Within the nine laboratories of the Garden’s Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center, scientists and graduate students conduct a wide array of plant research. The Garden is one of only 17 public gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums. Its Lenhardt Library contains 150,000 volumes—including one of the nation’s best collections of rare botanical books.

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