The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze 2022
The ever-popular fall favorite, The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, is back with a new glow. Families will love walking through the sprawling historic grounds and taking in the countless, hand-carved array of magnificent jack o’ lanterns synchronized with music and lights. It is a fun, fall family tradition that delights kids of all ages.
There are two Blaze locations this year and both are an easy train ride or drive from NYC. Blaze: Hudson Valley returns to its location at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson for the 18th year and Blaze: Long Island will return to Old Bethpage Village Restoration in Old Bethpage for the third year.
Both Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze experiences feature thousands of hand-carved jack o’lanterns lit up in elaborate displays, resulting in too many oohs and aahs to count.
Plan to spend about an hour to peruse pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Admire the seasonal sensation and snap your insta-worhty photo opps with the interactive and delightful displays.
Everyone will have a swimmingly good time at the Under the Sea installation surrounded by jack-o-lantern jellyfish, and be starry eyed at the Pumpkin Planetarium. Favorite installations appear along with site-specific displays including a sea monster and sea creatures, as well as a lighthouse, an homage to the location’s proximity to the ocean.
“The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze: Hudson Valley features illuminated, individually hand-carved jack o’ lanterns in elaborate displays which are professionally lit throughout the landscape of Van Cortlandt Manor in various themed areas, ” Hudson Valley experts shared. “Favorite installations, such as the Statue of Liberty and the Pumpkin Planetarium, are joined this year by new creations like an animated 'Jack' Smith working in his shop and glowing bees… all made of jack o’lanterns!”
How Much are Tickets to The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze?
Online tickets start at $32 for adults and $24 for children 3-17, and are free for children 2 and under. Historic Hudson Valley members can attend Blaze: Hudson Valley for free. Buy tickets online at hudsonvalley.org or by calling 914-366-6900 ($2.50 per ticket surcharge for phone orders).
Tickets for both Hudson Valley and Long Island can also be purchased online at pumpkinblaze.org.
When is The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze?
Blaze: Hudson Valley will run for 54 nights from September 16 through November 20. Blaze: Hudson Valley dates are September 16-18; September 22-25; September 28-October 31; November 2-6; November 9-13; and November 18-20.
All events are held rain or shine. Proceeds support Historic Hudson Valley, the Tarrytown-based private, non-profit educational organization that owns and operates several National Historic Landmarks.
Where is The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze?
Blaze: Hudson Valley returns to its location at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. Van Cortlandt Manor is at 525 South Riverside Avenue, just off Route 9 in Croton-on-Hudson.
Blaze: Long Island returns to Old Bethpage Village Restoration in Old Bethpage at 1303 Round Swamp Rd.
Food and Gifts at The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze Shop offers a selection of Blaze-specific merchandise including T-shirts and hats. This seasonal shop has themed offerings and memorabilia. Parents should prepare for kids to ask for pumpkin donuts, candy apples, and other themed treats, as well as light up necklaces and wands. Parents can reward themselves and indulge in a pumpkin or seasonal adult beverage.
Strollers, Parking and Bathrooms at The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
There is free, safe, and secure parking on-site. Strollers are permitted, but larger strollers may not easily fit through some of the site’s more narrow passageways. There are portable bathrooms onsite and plenty of them.
Health and Safety The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
The health and safety of visitors is their highest priority. HHV’s experiences are largely outdoors and touch-free. Visitors should consult hudsonvalley.org/covid for most current policies.