3 Halloween Light Displays That Brighten Up the Spooky Season

The holiday season tends to get the most light decorations, but Halloween is getting a glow up this year. Chicagoland families can now explore Halloween light displays this season that are not too spooky for the littles. These unique attractions are jam packed with creative jack-o’-lanterns and boo-tiful strings of lights.


Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns


When: Oct. 14-18, 21-25 (Sold out)


Where: Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe


This Halloween tradition from the Chicago Botanic Garden never gets old. See more than 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins light up the night. Seasonal drinks and snacks will be available.


Goebbert’s Fall Light Show


When: Through Nov. 8


Where: Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch, 42W813 Reinking Road, Pingree Grove


Cost: $5-$20 (varies by number of passengers in the vehicle)


You might have driven through a holiday light show many times before, but what about a fall light show? Goeberrt’s decorates its farm with more than 1.5 million lights with plenty of designs to celebrate the season.


Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-Up


When: Through Nov. 1


Where: 1465 N. Elston, Chicago


Cost: $15+


This fall pop-up in Chicago is known for its Instagrammable light displays. Your older kiddos will love that! This year, there will be no alcoholic drinks, carnival games, pig races and pumpkin carving.



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This article originally published on Oct. 10, 2019. It has been updated with the most recent information. 


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