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IN PERSON The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

  • Sep. 18, 2020 through Nov. 21, 2020, September 18- October 31; November 1; 6-8; 13-15; 20-21, see website for exact tines
  • Van Cortlandt Manor
  • 525 South Riverside Ave, Croton-on-Hudson
  • All Ages
  • Tickets start at $24; free for members and children younger than 3

Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by a team of artisans. New for 2020, a special tribute to our first responders, featuring a fire truck, ambulance, and a police car! Tour the Museum of Pumpkin Art, where classic paintings get the gourd treatment, see who let the (pumpkin) dogs out, listen for the Headless Horseman—and watch out for swooping jack o’lantern bats. See the Pumpkin Carousel twirl and the Pumpkin Windmill whirl and step inside the Pumpkin Planetarium for a star show like you’ve never seen. You’ll certainly hold a torch for the 25-foot-tall jack o’lantern Statue of Liberty and get personal with Instagrammable signs of the zodiac.

Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed!

To ensure the safety and enjoyment of our visitors, capacity is extremely limited. By purchasing a ticket, visitors agree to follow the COVID Courtesy Code, which includes wearing a mask and maintaining at least six feet of social distance. To ensure safe visitor counts, all tickets must be purchased in advance online.

More than 1,000 volunteers help scoop, carve, and light the pumpkins and every single jack o’lantern is hand-carved on site by our team of professional artists.

All proceeds from Blaze and our other Halloween events support the programs of Historic Hudson Valley, a non-profit education organization. 

About Van Cortlandt Manor

525 South Riverside Ave

Croton-on-Hudson, NY

914-631-8200


    At Van Cortlandt Manor, explore the stone manor house and brick ferry house, wander through the heritage gardens, and stroll down a quiet country road along the Croton River.

    There, you'll experience the domestic life of a patriot family living in the years just after the American Revolution - the New Nation period.