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Jack-o'-lanterns are introduced in The Sims: Makin' Magic as buyable decorations. In The Sims 3: Seasons and The Sims 4: Spooky Stuff, pumpkins can be manually carved into jack-o'-lanterns, serving as a light source and/or decorative object typically during the season of fall/autumn.

The Sims: Makin' MagicEdit

Long mistaken for a vegetable, the pumpkin is technically a fruit that has been cultivated by Native Americans for over 5000 years as part of their basic diet. In the 1800's, Irish immigrants used the pumpkin to symbolize a damned soul named Jack who tried to trick the Devil. Today, the Jack-O'-lantern is a hotly contested symbol, used both as a reminder of ancient, pagan spirituality and a reminder to start shopping for the holidays.
Game The Sims: Makin' Magic
Buyable Buy mode
Price §27
Type Decorative, Light

A jack-o'-lantern is a floor or table decoration in The Sims: Makin' Magic which also functions as a dim light at nighttime. It can be placed (and moved around) but not deleted unless the "move_objects on" cheat is used. On residential lots, it will eventually rot and have to be thrown away.

The Sims 3: SeasonsEdit

In The Sims 3, pumpkins are harvested through the Gardening skill, and will be placed into the inventory of the Sim who harvested the crop. Once harvested, Sims can interact with the pumpkin by carving a unique design on it, after which Sims can place a light inside, or smash it.

The Sims 4: Spooky StuffEdit

In The Sims 4: Spooky Stuff, pumpkins return as one of the new gameplay features of the pack. Sims can interact with the pumpkins just like in The Sims 3, although they can no longer be simply grown and harvested. They are made through a Pumpkin Carving Station.

Pumpkins can come in four colors, Orange, Pale Orange, Green, and White. Here is a Full listing of the types of Pumpkins (For a listing of require skills visit Pumpkin Carving Station):

  • Cockeyed
  • Classic
  • Cat
  • Ghost
  • Smiling
  • Owl
  • Scared
  • Puking
  • Wicked


There are a variety of interactions Sims can do:

  • View
  • Light Candle
  • Light/Extinguish Candle
  • Smash
  • Put in Inventory
  • Preserve - Costs §50, requires Handiness 5
  • Ghosts Only interactions:
    • Possess
    • Wear