RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns Comes to Long Island & New Jersey
By Linda DiProperzio

RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns Comes to Long Island & New Jersey

August 30, 2016   |   Family Outings  

This fall, families can see amazing jack o’lantern displays when RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns makes its much-anticipated New Jersey debut and also returns to Long Island, according to a press release.

RISE will bring out the Halloween spirit in visitors of all ages at the Meadowlands Exposition Center from October 27-30. And the best part is that the event is indoors, so visitors won’t be impacted by the weather. RISE will continue to be held outdoors (rain or shine) at Old Westbury Gardens on Long Island on select dates from October 7-30.

RISE provides a unique and memorable, family-friendly experience, with over 5,000 hand-carved illuminated jack o’lanterns creatively arranged along a scenic walking path, set to a musical score. These intricate works of art include 100-pound pumpkins carved and arranged into a variety of shapes including life-sized dinosaurs and dragons, as well as displays that pay homage to pop culture icons and movies (such as Star Wars).

Visitors can also check out the artists at work during live carving events. There will be four live-carving stations where you can watch these masters create the different types of displays you see in the show. And for the first time in 2016, they plan on carving and lighting 5,000 fresh pumpkins each weekend at each location.

The pumpkin trail at RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns is well-lit and well-staffed to ensure that the experience is always safe and enjoyable for visitors of all ages. Advance tickets are required, and there are no tickets sold at the door. To buy tickets—and for more information—go to therise.org/nymp2016.

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