This wildly popular event returns for twenty-five evenings, including Halloween night! The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is simply more fun than any squash should be allowed. Over 5,000 hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins are set against the mysterious backdrop of Van Cortlandt Manor’s 18th-century buildings and riverside landscape. Followed by hot cider and pumpkin cookies. 6:30 pm to 10 pm (last admission 9 pm). Admission ONLY by advance timed ticket.
Where: Van Cortlandt Manor, 500 South Riverside Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520. For GPS, use 525 South Riverside Avenue.
2013 dates: October 5-6, 11-14, 17-20, 24-31; November 1-3, 8-11. Tickets go on sale to the public on September 3. Members of Historic Hudson Valley may purchase earlier.
Cost: Adults $16, children 3-17 $12 (Saturdays $20 and $16). Free for children under 3 and members of Historic Hudson Valley.
For reservations: buy tickets online, 914-631-8200