The creators of the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze present an EXCITING NEW experience: An immersive journey into a springtime garden fantasy featuring colorful creatures and fantastic flowers!

Van Cortlandt Manor springs to life during this incredible nighttime display of sculpture, light, sound, and special effects. LIGHTSCAPES is an elegantly enchanting evening event featuring all-original sculpture designed and hand-made on site.

Taking place over 15 May evenings and perfect for all ages, LIGHTSCAPES is a walk-through, land-art experience.

Enter through a rainbow and emerge from a bubbly haze into a dreamland of curiosities spread throughout this historic landscape as far as the eye can see. Recycled elements serve as eco-friendly building blocks for intergalactic flora and friendly woodland creatures. Otherworldly mushrooms, immense insects, and brilliant butterflies are among the thousands of treasures you’ll find. 

Explore the Colorwheel Castle and squiggle through the Caterpillar Cavern. You’ll discover larger-than-life elements like a colossal praying mantis and a massive mayfly. Smile at scores of delightful dragonflies, cute ladybugs, and an avalanche of pinwheels!
State-of-the-art illumination will highlight these incredible works of art and showcase Van Cortlandt Manor’s gorgeous natural landscape and specimen trees.
In the clear-top, artfully decorated LIGHTSCAPES hospitality tent, enjoy spring-themed sweets including organic sorbet and ice cream sandwiches from Blue Pig of Croton and homemade candy and baked goods (plus savories!) from Geordane’s of Irvington.

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Recommended for all ages.


LIGHTSCAPES 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.

2016 Evenings
Coming soon!

at Van Cortlandt Manor

General public tickets on sale April 1!

Advance Tickets Required
Times Vary by Evening


‘Amazing, not to be missed.’

‘Absolutely beautiful and extremely creative. Like the Blaze, I will make this a yearly ritual to attend.'

‘Truly was a magnificent show ... the whole family enjoyed it including the teenagers. Not an easy feat.’

‘Magical.’  ‘Just stunning.’

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