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Dates Added For Northern Westchester Staple Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze.
The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze. Photo Credit: Tom Nycz

Due to popular demand, Historic Hudson Valley is adding five new dates to The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson.

The Blaze will be held from Oct. 10, Oct. 11, Nov 1, Nov. 8 and Nov. 16. The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze kicks off on Sept. 29 and runs through Nov. 25.

Prior to opening, 14 nights are already sold out, including the entirety of the first weekend.

“These additional nights will give even more visitors the opportunity to see what has grown to be one of the country’s biggest Halloween themed event,” said Rob Schweitzer, Vice President of Historic Hudson Valley.

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze, which drew more than 160,000 visitors last year, features more than 7,000 illuminated, individually hand-carved jack o’ lanterns.

Single-pumpkin carvings and multi-jack o’lantern constructions are professionally lit throughout the landscape of Van Cortlandt Manor in various themed areas.

Popular installations, such as the Undersea Aquarium and Jurassic Park, are joined this year by new creations such as the Statue of Liberty, a fully-functioning, 20-foot diameter Pumpkin Carousel, the Pumpkin Possum Posse, and a pint-sized herd of dinosaurs … all made of jack o’lanterns.

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