Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

The Skeleton Emergence Photo © Bryan Haeffele

The Skeleton Emergence
Photo © Bryan Haeffele

Don’t miss the area’s biggest Halloween event. The wildly popular Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze returns for twenty-five evenings, including Halloween night! It features over 5,000 hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins set against the mysterious backdrop of Van Cortlandt Manor’s 18th-century buildings and riverside landscape. 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. Admission is ONLY by advance timed ticket, entrance times vary by evening. Most nights sell out, so get your tickets early!

Where: Van Cortlandt Manor, 500 South Riverside Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520. For GPS, use 525 South Riverside Avenue.

2014 dates: October 4-5, 10-13, 16-19, 23-31. November 1-2, 6-9. Times vary by evening. Tickets go on sale to the public September 2. Members of Historic Hudson Valley may purchase earlier.

Cost: Adults $20, children 3-17 $16 (Saturdays $25 and $20). Free for children under 3 and members of Historic Hudson Valley.

For reservations: buy tickets online, 914-631-8200

Martha Stewart illuminates her viewers about The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze: