Planning your Sleepy Hollow Halloween experience

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Wednesday, 8/31/2016 11:18pm

There’s no better way to savor the spooky season than by experiencing Historic Hudson Valley’s Halloween events in Sleepy Hollow Country.

The incredible Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, the frightening Horseman’s Hollow, the dramatic storytelling of Irving’s ‘Legend,’ and the illuminating Legend Behind the ‘Legend’ all draw inspiration from their historic settings and from the region’s connection to Washington Irving and his classic tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Visitors looking for an unforgettable Sleepy Hollow Halloween experience will want to find time for more than just one event. Here are tips and suggestions on how to get the most out of your visit, especially if you only have one day to spend in the area.

Note: It is essential to purchase tickets as early as possible. Time slots and entire nights sell out!

Seeing Blaze, Horseman’s Hollow, and Irving’s ‘Legend’ on the same evening 

How to do it: Schedule your Irving’s ‘Legend’ experience for the earliest time available, followed by your Horseman’s Hollow entry one hour later, then Blaze at least two hours after your Horseman’s Hollow timeslot (leaving time to drive north from Sleepy Hollow to Croton-on-Hudson to see Blaze).

Itinerary examples:

  • Irving’s ‘Legend’ at 5pm, Horseman’s Hollow at 6:30pm, Blaze at 8:30pm.
  • Irving’s ‘Legend’ at 6:15pm, Horseman’s Hollow at 7:30pm, Blaze at 9:30pm.

Seeing Blaze and Horseman’s Hollow on the same evening

How to do it: Book your entry times at least two hours apart – 2½ hours on weeknight nights in late October to allow time for extra traffic.

Suggested ticket times:

  • Blaze at 7:30pm, Horseman’s Hollow at 9:30pm
  • Blaze at 7pm, Horseman’s Hollow at 9pm
  • Horseman’s Hollow at 6:30pm, Blaze at 8:30pm
  • Horseman’s Hollow at 7:30pm, Blaze at 9:30pm

 

Seeing Blaze and Irving’s ‘Legend’ on the same evening

How to do it: Experience Irving’s ‘Legend’ first, then head north to Blaze, leaving two hours between the event start times. If you plan to attend Irving's 'Legend' at 8:45, you should combine that with a 6:30pm Blaze ticket, but we recommend the below options instead. 

Suggested ticket times:

  • Irving’s ‘Legend’ at 5pm, Blaze at 7pm
  • Irving’s ‘Legend’ at 6:15pm, Blaze at 8:30pm
  • Irving’s ‘Legend’ at 7:30pm, Blaze at 9:30pm

 

Seeing Irving’s ‘Legend’ and Horseman’s Hollow on the same evening

How to do it: The event entrances are within walking distance of each other and the events share a parking lot so it is easy to experience these two in the same evening. We recommend that you schedule your Irving’s ‘Legend’ performance first, followed by Horseman’s Hollow one hour later.

Suggested ticket times:

  • Irving’s ‘Legend’ at 5pm, Horseman’s Hollow at 6:30pm
  • Irving’s ‘Legend’ at 6:15pm, Horseman’s Hollow at 7:30pm
  • Irving’s ‘Legend’ at 7:30pm, Horseman’s Hollow at 8:30pm
  • Irving’s ‘Legend’ at 8:45pm, Horseman’s Hollow at 10pm

Insider tip: Several Sleepy Hollow restaurants are a 10-minute walk (uphill) from the Philipsburg Manor Visitor Center. If you stagger your entry times you can enjoy dinner between your ‘Legend’ and Horseman’s Hollow experiences. Or, skip the walk and enjoy hamburgers, chili, and other tasty fall-inspired fare courtesy of Geordane's at a booth right outside the Philipsburg Manor Visitor Center.

Suggested ticket times with dinner between events:

  • Irving’s ‘Legend’ at 5pm, dinner, Horseman’s Hollow at 8:30pm

Legend Behind the ‘Legend’ and evening events

Leave at least 4 hours between when you plan to arrive at Legend Behind the ‘Legend’ and your entry time at any of the evening events. This gives you time to travel between the events and have dinner in between. (See our guide to area restaurants for suggestions.) If you want to attend more than one evening event, follow our guidelines above.

Ticket availability

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze Tickets and Times

Horseman's Hollow Tickets and Times

Irving's 'Legend' Tickets and Times

Legend Behind the 'Legend' Tickets and Times

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