Local Events & Activities
Events for December 2013
The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze®
When: From 10/05/2013 to 11/11/2013
October 5-6, 11-14, 17-20, 24-31, November 1-3, 8-11
Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 South Riverside Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.
The tri-state area’s biggest, most exciting, most electrifying Halloween event returns for a whopping 25 nights in 2013!
See more than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o’ lanterns in this elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display – all made of jack o’ lanterns! 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. A giant sea serpent adds some hiss to the Undersea Aquarium while comical, squash-eating Venus pumpkin traps sprout in the garden.
New additions this year to Blaze’s perennially popular Jurassic Park include a pterodactyl and a brontosaurus. Come gawk at more jack o’lanterns than ever before. PLUS, making its debut at this year’s Blaze and featuring more than 20 new works from professional artists, the Museum of Pumpkin Art will be the first ever exhibition space devoted to sculptural works inspired by (but not made from) pumpkins. Tens of thousands of visitors experienced last year’s sold-out Blaze®.
Complete with sound effects, elaborate synchronized lighting and the second volume of a brand-new all-original soundtrack by recording artist Richard Christy, this not-to-be-missed spectacle is the area’s most innovative Halloween happening. All admissions are by timed ticket only, which MUST be purchased in advance. Buy tickets online at www.hudsonvalley.org or call 914-366-6900.