October 11 – 15 & 18 – 22
6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
(last entry at 10 p.m.)
They only come out at night.
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. You'll find costumed entertainers and live carving demos along our paved path, as well as seasonal light fare and drinks for purchase. It's slightly sinister fun for all.
Child (age 3 – 12): $13/$15
Child (age 2 & under): Free
Parking: Free for members/$15 in advance, $25 day of event for nonmembers
*Advance ticket pricing is available while tickets last.
Prices above reflect members/nonmembers.
VIP tickets for the President’s Circle can be purchased for any day and time of the event for $30 each; ages 2 and under are free.
This event will take place rain or shine. The Garden will close each day at 5 p.m. and will reopen at 6 p.m. for ticketed guests only (this does not include class participants). Tripods and monopods are not allowed during event hours.
Parking fee does not apply to those arriving via a ride-share vehicle. Limited complimentary parking for the following: active duty U.S. military personnel and/or their families, reservists, and former POWs. Please show valid ID at the gatehouse upon entry. Note: Complimentary parking for corporate partners, reciprocal members (i.e., Morton Arboretum, Cantigny Park), and teachers link, WIC card holders, and Museum Passports does not apply to nighttime ticketed events.