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Night of 1,000 Jack-O-Lanterns

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1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022

Reserve your spot for Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns! Grab friends and family, sip festive ciders and ales, and wander the after-dark trail lit with the glow of more than 1,000 gloriously ghoulish gourds. October 12 - 16 and 19-23, 2022

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 favorite Halloween characters, 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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