Night of 1000 Jack-O-Lanterns VIP

October 13 – 17 and 20 – 24, 2021
6:30 – 10:30 p.m. (last entry at 10 p.m.)

Adult: $25
Child 3-12: $25
Child under 3: free
Available to President's Circle Members only

Our system requires that you select "October 24 at 10 p.m.” to book a President’s Circle VIP ticket. This ticket allows you to enter Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns any date and time listed above.

More than 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins—some as large as 150 pounds—will light up the night at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns is the only event of its kind in the Chicago area. Learn more.

No refunds. This event is rain or shine. Strollers are allowed. Tripods and monopods are not allowed during event hours.

  • This event requires one of the following memberships: Founding Member, Sustaining Member, Supporting Member, Laureate Member, Chairman’s Circle, Benefactor’s Circle
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    President's Circle
    $1,500 – $2,499

    • President’s Circle parking placard – no preregistration required
    • VIP tickets – Come any date/time to our most popular ticketed events including: Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns, Lightscape, and the Orchid Show – even if the event is sold out.
    • Invitations to exclusive events, previews, lectures, travel opportunities, and special programs
    • Advance ticket purchase and registration for most Garden events and Camp CBG, as well as a member discount
    • Recognition on the Donor Wall in the Visitor Center at giving level
    • Free year-round parking for two cars
    • Ten percent discount at the Garden View Café and Garden Shop with proof of membership
    • 20 percent discount on select classes and family programs, including Camp CBG
    • Free admission to the outdoor Model Railroad Garden, tram tours, and Butterflies & Blooms
    • Checkout privileges in the Lenhardt Library
    • Ten percent discount at selected area nurseries and our Do North partners through the Garden Value Discounts program
    • Free admission to 300 botanic gardens and arboreta nationwide
    • Members-only hours for select Garden events
    • Facility rental privileges
  • Sunday, October 24th, 2021