The creators of the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze present an EXCITING, otherworldly experience of awe-inspiring illumination and all-original sculpture.

Van Cortlandt Manor springs to life during this incredible nighttime display. Taking place over 26 spring 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. Do some “shadow dancing” in front of an interactive silhouette wall and transport yourself into a world of wonder as you enter the brand new Bubble Tunnel.

Encounter enormous “live” Luna Moth creations — some 15 feet tall! — perching high on a hill, flittering around for all to see. Check out the underbelly of a giant centipede as you worm your way through its segmented legs!

Navigate a drawbridge as you cross the River of Light and continue on your way to the Colorwheel Castle. Squiggle through the Caterpillar Cavern and discover larger-than-life elements like a colossal praying mantis and a massive mayfly.

Recycled elements serve as eco-friendly building blocks for all of our intergalactic flora and friendly woodland creatures.

State-of-the-art illumination highlights these amazing works of art and showcases Van Cortlandt Manor’s gorgeous natural landscape and specimen trees.

In the artfully decorated LIGHTSCAPES hospitality tent, enjoy spring-themed sweets including organic sorbet 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
April 29-May 1, May 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-30, June 3-5, 10-12

at Van Cortlandt Manor

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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