The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The tri-state area’s biggest, most exciting, most electrifying Halloween event returns for a delightful 30 nights in 2015!

WEATHER UPDATE: Blaze is cancelled for Friday, Oct. 9.

See more than 7,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o' lanterns in this elaborate walkthrough experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display — all made of jack o' lanterns!

Find your favorite constellations and get star struck walking through the Pumpkin Planetarium. Squeal with excitement as the Circus Train rolls into town featuring a cast of colorful clowns and awesome animals. Flying pumpkin ghosts will draw your eye to the sky, and don’t miss Sleepy Hollow Country’s most iconic inhabitant, the Headless Horseman!

Witness the incredible sight of gourd-filled Jack-in-the-Boxes springing up and bouncing around. See slithering snakes, a giant spider web, and go gaga over shrunken Little Monsters. Gaze in amazement at 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. Blaze's perennially popular Jurassic Park includes a triceratops, a pterodactyl, a brontosaurus, and a T-Rex!

Come gawk at more jack o'lanterns than ever before. Tens of thousands of visitors experienced last year’s Blaze®, which was sold out EVERY NIGHT! Complete with sound effects, elaborate synchronized lighting and 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.

Online Tickets

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.


2015 Evenings
Oct. 2-4, 9-12, 15-18, 20-31
+ Nov. 1, 5-8, 13-15

at Van Cortlandt Manor

Advance Tickets Required
Times Vary by Evening

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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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