Jack-O’-Lantern Nights at Racine Zoo | October 2023


Stroll through the Racine Zoo and immerse yourself in dazzling lights and festive, hand-carved masterpieces created by talented professional artists! Warm up with seasonal food and beverages and get into the Halloween spirit

Jack-O’-Lantern Nights at Racine Zoo

Thursday, September 28 – Sunday, October 29, 2023

Over 1,000 Jack-O’-Lanterns!

Come check out the new pumpkin sculptures this year! These large animal structures will be entirely out of pumpkins. In the crisp fall air, families and friends will stroll through the Zoo along a dedicated paved pathway and become immersed in dazzling lights and charming decorations. The intricately designed jack-o’-lanterns will look like pieces of art during the day and come to life at night for all to see. There will be an abundance of custom designs to discover including cats, owls, scarecrows, and more Halloween-themed creations. To compliment the jack-o’-lanterns, there will be enchanting light displays throughout the route. Within the event, the Zoo will be hosting a decorating contest that businesses and organizations can sign up to participate in. Guests will be able to vote on their favorite decorated space and the winner will be announced at the end of the event. As they take in the delightful sights, guests can warm up with seasonal food and beverages on site.


Dates & Tickets


  • Thursdays – Sundays
  • 6pm – 10pm (Last admission at 9:30pm)


  • $10 per person
  • Free for 2 years and younger

(Admission is only available at the door. Cash or credit card accepted.)

Please note:

  • Only purchase tickets at Racine Zoo. All other places tickets may be sold are a scam.
  • Proceeds benefit the animals and programs of the Racine Zoo.


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