Jack-O'-Lantern Nights

Thursday, September 29 – Sunday, October 30, 2022

Over 1,000 Jack-O'-Lanterns!

Stroll through the 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!



  • Thursdays – Sundays
  • 6pm – 10pm



  • $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.


About Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns, the professional artists

The Zoo is working with the company Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns, based in New York, to create these festive masterpieces to line the walkways of the Zoo in a glorious fall setting. Using scalpels, knives, gouges, and power tools, artists for Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns spend up to 15 hours sculpting a single jack-o'-lantern. They have done incredible jack-o'-lantern shows in New York and we want to bring their creativity to southeast Wisconsin.


About Traditions Holiday Lighting and Seasonal Decor, the lighting professionals

Traditions Holiday Lighting and Seasonal Decor was founded in 2011 and is based in Wisconsin, providing services to clients from Green Bay to Lake Geneva. They specialize in holiday lighting and landscape lighting, combining high quality products with a unique design and personal touch.


Interested in becoming a sponsor? Email Executive Director, Beth Heidorn, at bheidorn@racinezoo.org.