The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

The Hudson Valley’s most electrifying fall happening

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 our team of artisans. New for 2020, a fire truck—making a special rescue—and witches stirring up a spell. 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 our COVID Courtesy Code, which includes wearing a mask at all times—even while taking pictures—and maintaining at least six feet of social distance. For more information, read our COVID Courtesy Code.

To ensure masking-wearing at all times, there is no food and beverage on-site for 2020 and outside food and drinks will not be permitted.

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

September 18- October 31; November 1; 6-8; 13-15; 20-21
Admission times and last tour entry change depending on date. 
Please visit Historic Hudson Valley website for more information.
The exhibition will be closed on November 2-5, 9-12, 16-19.

Advance reservations required. No tickets will be sold on site.

The Blaze is operating in strict compliance with New York State-issued “Low-Risk Outdoor Arts & Entertainment Guidelines.” Learn more.

Tickets starting at $24
Members + Children 2 and under: FREE
(Children 2 and under do not need a ticket.)

$2/ticket surcharge for phone purchase

For best pricing, look for tickets later in the evening, during the week, and November.

New for 2020: Tickets are exchangeable to another date/time slot if that date/time has availability, up to 72 hours in advance of your reserved time slot. There is a $2 per ticket exchange fee. Please see Historic Hudson Valley’s 2020 Ticket Refund and Exchange Policy for more details.

We are dedicated to providing you a healthy, safe, and fun experience.

Blaze is outdoor and touch-free experience, but here are just some of the other steps we’re taking to ensure a great experience for everyone!

Masks – All guests and staff over the age of 2 will be required to wear masks.
Limited Capacity – We have reduced capacity to ensure visitors can maintain proper social distancing.
Advance Tickets Required – To ensure safe visitor counts, all tickets must be purchased in advance online.
Social Distancing – Throughout the experience, visitors will find markers to help them keep 6 feet of separation.

All visitors must agree to our COVID Courtesy Code.


Event Location and Ticket Information

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Van Cortlandt Manor
525 S. Riverside Ave.
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020
Times: 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Ticket pricing:

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$24 - Tickets Starts at
FREE - Members + Children Under 2
$2. - Phone Order Surcharge

Presenter: Historic Hudson Valley
Presenter Phone: 914-366-6900
Presenter Website: hudsonvalley.org