Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns
Time Out says
Get in the holiday spirit at this annual ghoulish makeover of the Chicago Botanic Garden. The event brings together more than 1,000 real pumpkins carved by artists for the New York-based Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns (some take up to 15 hours of work). The LED-lit creations are staged along the garden's pathway, where other entertaining characters and activations await visitors. This year, the trail will be mask-mandatory and one-way to encourage social distancing, and pumpkins will be spaced farther apart from one another (don't worry—you can still get up close to view their intricate designs).