Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze | The Fun 100 | New York By Rail

september, 2023

15sepAll Day19novThe Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze(All Day) EST Van Cortland Manor, 525 S Riverside Ave.

Event Details

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

Witness more than 7,000 spooky, hand-carved pumpkins illuminate the grounds at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at the historic Van Cortlandt Manor in Westchester County.

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze | Photo by Jennifer Mitchell

The tri-state area’s biggest, most electrifying fall event returns with more pumpkins than ever before! Meander along the Pumpkin Promenade on the grounds of this historic, 18th-century riverside estate in Croton-on-Hudson and take in the breathtaking jack o’lantern displays—all designed and hand-carved on-site by the Historic Hudson Valley team of artisans. 

Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

Meet life-sized dinosaurs, gaze at the stars at the Pumpkin Planetarium and try not to get stuck in the 24-foot spiderweb. New at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze in 2023: check out the first-ever pumpkin ferris wheel, take in a circus sideshow and celebrate the Day of the Dead with a special jack o’lantern tribute.  Treat yourself to fall-themed sweets and snacks at Café Blaze.

The event will be viewable for select dates during the week and on weekends. This year’s event dates are September 16-18, 22-25, 28-30, October 1-31, November 2-6, 9-13, and 18-20 at varying times each night.

Attending the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

The event will be viewable for select evening dates during the week and on weekends from September 15 -November 19.  Tickets sell out quickly, so it is a good idea to purchase them here soon.  Don’t miss the experience that People Magazine writes: “defies all expectations.”

Admission Prices:
Adults: $29.00–$37.00
Children under three are FREE

Great Jack 'Lantern Blaze

Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

Take Amtrak to the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

Experience the event via Amtrak to Croton-Harmon Station in Hudson Valley—Don’t forget to use See New York and Save 15% discount!

Get picked up from Croton-Harmon Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Croton-Harmon office today at: 914-271-0100.

Enjoy an Amtrak Getaway

Looking for a getaway opportunity? Experience historic architecture, beautiful museums, an afternoon of theater and more with New York By Rail‘s “Visit Westchester” itinerary—great for a weekend away.


September 15 (Friday) - November 19 (Sunday) EST


Van Cortland Manor

525 S Riverside Ave.