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Pier Pumpkin Lights

Countdown to Pier Pumpkin Lights!

We are only one week away from Navy Pier’s new fall program: Pier Pumpkin Lights, Chicago’s newest, free pumpkin pop-up experience with nearly 1,000 pumpkins on display! The first-ever program is coming to Navy Pier starting Tuesday, October 1 through Saturday, November 2. Guests will explore a variety of pumpkin pop-up installations and enjoy Pier-wide deals during the month-long seasonal celebration. Call up your friends, family, significant other, coworkers and more – the Pier is the place to be this fall.


Six installations will be displayed across the 50-acre Pier, stretching from the main entrance to past the iconic Centennial Wheel. Building on inspiration from traditional Halloween images as well as unique and original designs, featured stations include the Juggernaut of Jack-O-Lanterns in Polk Bros Park, Pumpkin Picasso, Garden of Totems, Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree, Pumpkin Dancers and Arachnids, as well as Skeleton Grave Dancers scattered throughout.

These spots will be the perfect place to stop and take in the views, snap a photo and enjoy the fall displays. The pop-up installations will be on exhibit daily during normal Pier operating hours but will best be experienced after dusk!

Eat & Drink

Pier Pumpkin Lights seasonal food and drink specials will also be available during the duration of the pop-up. Check out deals from Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Giordano’s, Harry Caray’s Tavern, Tiny Tavern, Riva Crabhouse, Big Bowl, Billy Goat Tavern, Snow Dragon Shavery and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville.

Also, stay tuned for our upcoming blog post, which will highlight the delicious and festive specials and offers!

More To Do

Navy Pier will be full of fun and fright throughout the month of October. From free trick-or-treating, HalloWheel free Centennial Wheel rides, Amazing Chicago’s Haunted Maze and Cosplay on the Pier, you will not want to miss fall at Navy Pier.

Please check out our Halloween page for more details.


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Happy Pier Pumpkin Lights!

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