03 Oct 2019

Your Weekend Planner to Pier Pumpkin Lights at Navy Pier

Weekend Planner


Fall is here and although the leaves have not yet changed, we know that you are anticipating the color orange. Fall brings out the boots, sweaters, hot apple cider, and of course, the PUMPKINS!

Bring your friends and family to explore the amazing and wondrous creations at Navy Pier's Pier Pumpkin Lights celebration. This month-long event is a great way to see Chicago's iconic lakefront illuminated with fall fun.


Pier Pumpkin Lights will take place October 1 - November 2.


While you are enjoying the festivities at the Pier be sure to check out the Fall-inspired food & drink specials like the Apple Crumble Cheesecake at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. or the pumpkin shaved snow, donut pumpkin ice cream sandwich, or the pumpkin spice milkshake from Snow Dragon Shavery.


South Shore to Navy Pier

  • Hop off the train at Millennium Station.
  • Purchase a CTA Ventra card for bus fare at the Metra ticket vending machine.
  • Exit the station up to East Randolph Street, and head east to North Michigan Avenue.
  • Turn south on North Michigan Avenue, and walk 1 block to the CTA Michigan/Washington bus stop.
  • Take the 124 Navy Pier bus to Navy Pier.