The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The tri-state area’s biggest, most electrifying Halloween event returns with more pumpkin power than ever before! Meander through an historic, 18th century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display - all made of jack o' lanterns!  

In this elaborate, hugely popular walk-through experience, see more than 7,000 illuminated jack o' lanterns, all designed and individually hand-carved on site by our team of artisans.

Wander along our main street Pumpkin Promenade and stroll across the new Pumpkin Zee Bridge. Gaze in wonder at swimming aquatic creatures and gasp at the sight of a giant Sea Serpent surfacing next to the Croton River. Get mesmerized by a color-changing star show in the plus-sized Pumpkin Planetarium.

Feel the earth shake as you approach Jurassic Park, where a brand-new herd of pint-sized dinosaurs mingles with an enormous T-Rex, brontosaurus, triceratops, and flying pterodactyl. Squeal with excitement as the Circus Train rolls into town, with a cast of colorful clowns and awesome animals. Don’t miss Sleepy Hollow Country’s most iconic inhabitant, the Headless Horseman…yes, all made entirely of jack o’lanterns!

Gourd-filled Jack-in-the-boxes spring to life while a giant spider web spins a great #pumpkinblaze photo op.

Slithering snakes, a working doomsday grandfather clock, elaborate Celtic knot carvings, creepy cool cats, and comical, squash-eating Venus pumpkin traps are just some of the pumpkin treasures you’ll find.

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

Groups of 25 or more: email lorourke@hudsonvalley.org

Accessibility

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.

 

2016 Evenings
Sept. 30, Oct. 1-2, 7-10, 13-31, Nov. 3-6, 10-13, 19-20, 25-26
at Van Cortlandt Manor

General public tickets on sale Sept. 1!

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