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The Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze

Van Cortland Manor, 500 South Riverside Avenue, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520
+1 914-366-6900
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Amazing attraction!!

Heard about this on Facebook. MAde the trip for my birthday. It was quite a sight. The exhibits... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Melissa K
Albany, New York
A wonderland for young and old

It's worth the long lines just to see what is possible,fairyland,dinosaurs,giants bugs and... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2017
Commack, New York
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The tri-state area's biggest, most exciting, most electrifying Halloween event features 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!
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  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Van Cortland Manor, 500 South Riverside Avenue, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520
+1 914-366-6900
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Heard about this on Facebook. MAde the trip for my birthday. It was quite a sight. The exhibits were so creative!! A must visit!!

Thank Melissa K
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

It's worth the long lines just to see what is possible,fairyland,dinosaurs,giants bugs and Jack-0-Lanterns all child friendly. I've been on the House tour several different times, it's steeped in American history as well as the grounds. The pumpkin blaze is meant to be a pumpkin...More

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Reviewed March 1, 2017

Excellent spot for kids. My girl scout troop did some scooping for them. Very nice evening lights. Nice display.

Thank Angie S
Reviewed February 24, 2017

This event has been happening for many years and it seems to get more amazing every year! If you have children over 4 years old I am going to say go for it! But ask them first. It is not scary, aside from the music,...More

Thank jon w
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

The Great Jack O Lantern is a fun Autumn event with the grounds decorated with thousands of decorated pumpkins. It's fun for all ages. Bundle up walk around and enjoy the decorations.

Thank lollygal
Reviewed February 14, 2017

I can believe how long this event fills up. I missed getting tickets for 2 years. Probably should have looked into sooner but forgot. When I eventually got tickets, the event was extremely crowded and the parking lot was a muddy mess as well as...More

Thank korenc33
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Finally managed to get tickets for the first time this year. Went for five other adults to see thousands of carved glowing pumpkins arranged in innovative and artistic ways in the night. Perfect for children if not in the ages of fearing dragons, skeletons, and...More

Thank KateBocche
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

I visited the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze as something fun to do for Halloween. It's essentially acres of carved, lighted pumpkins on an old historic estate. Tickets have to be purchased well in advance; I believe the event opened on Sept. 30 and was already...More

Thank Emily J
Reviewed January 7, 2017

I was afraid there was going to be a big crowd so I got 9:30pm tickets and there was no crowd. It was so beautiful with all the lights and the sound effects/music. I liked how they used fake pumpkins with the real pumpkins. It...More

Thank MalindaS70
Reviewed January 2, 2017

This used to be so awesome...more home grown and spontaneous. Now it's cool and gorgeous, but the crowds are so massive that it's almost impossible to enjoy and what it has now in size and coolness, it lacks in that kind of sweet and homey....More

Thank HVTravelGal
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Wai L
November 12, 2016|
Response from Edward2651 | Reviewed this property |
We came from Delmar NY down to Croton-on-Hudson and the drive took about 90 minutes. We had tickets for 6:30 PM and timed it so we could have dinner beforehand in Peekskill which had innumerous restaurants along "restaurant... More
Suzie E
October 31, 2016|
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Response from Robin B | Property representative |
Hi Suzie, We do not allow early entry, but you will be allowed to park beginning at 8pm.
October 14, 2016|
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Response from deedee1951 | Reviewed this property |
parking is really easy...big lot with people directing. it is right there so if you pull in about 6:15 you will have plenty of time. there is a halloween "store tent" as you walk toward where they take the tickets so it is... More