Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns
  • More than 1,000 hand-carved, real pumpkins—some as large as 150 pounds—will light up the night. Using scalpels, knives, gouges, and power tools, artists from 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 carvers, and view the ghostly trains in the Model Railroad Garden: Landmarks of America.

Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns
  • Location: Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Address: 1000 Lake Cook Rd.
  • 10/17/2019, 10/18/2019, 10/19/2019, 10/20/2019, 10/23/2019, 10/24/2019, 10/25/2019, 10/26/2019, 10/27/2019
  • Chicago Botanic Garden