The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The tri-state area’s biggest, most exciting, most electrifying Halloween event will return for a whopping 25 nights in 2014!

See more than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o’ lanterns in this elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display – all made of jack o’ lanterns! 

Stroll through the Tunnel O’ Pumpkin Love and witness the incredible sight of gourd-filled Jack-in-the-Boxes springing up and bouncing around. See slithering ground snakes, a giant spider web, and go gaga over a collection of shrunken Little Monsters. Gaze in amazement at a towering pumpkin bonfire and a working doomsday grandfather clock.

A giant sea serpent adds some hiss to the Undersea Aquarium while comical, squash-eating Venus pumpkin traps sprout in the garden. Dinosaurs in Blaze’s perennially popular Jurassic Park include a pterodactyl and a brontosaurus.

Tens of thousands of visitors experienced last year’s sold-out Blaze®. Complete with sound effects, elaborate synchronized lighting and the second volume of an all-original soundtrack by recording artist Richard Christy, this not-to-be-missed spectacle is the area’s most innovative Halloween happening.

Recommended for all ages.


Adults, $20; Children 3-17, $16  (Saturdays $25, $20)
FREE for children under 3 + members


Blaze is handicapped accessible, as there are no stairs to negotiate through the installation. However, there are some narrow and slightly sloped brick paths and it is a walk-through experience along uneven, unpaved, soft-surface terrain. Handicapped parking is available, but your car must display a handicapped placard or plate.


2014 Evenings
Oct. 4-5, 10-13, 16-19, 23-31
Nov. 1-2, 6-9

at Van Cortlandt Manor

Advance Tickets Required
Times Vary by Evening

General public tickets on sale Sept. 2


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‘Absolutely amazing!’

‘Best event of the year!’

‘This is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen!’
‘There are no words…’

‘The greatest Halloween treat, ever!’

- from Facebook posts and TripAdvisor reviews from visitors

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