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The Great Jack-o-Lantern Blaze 2018

Adventures in the Hudson Valley

On our little trip upstate earlier this month, we made the trek up to Croton-on-Hudson for the Great Jack-o-Lantern Blaze 2018. The Hudson Valley is full of wonderful festivities throughout October specifically. I’m so happy we got to stroll through this one.

What is the Great Jack-o-Lantern Blaze?

The Great Jack-o-Lantern Blaze features seven-thousand illuminated pumpkin carvings. They’re put together in beautiful installations. Some move, some are interactive, some are just pure spectacles. It was an incredible experience. If you’re up in the Hudson Valley in the month of October, I’d 100% recommend popping up to Croton-on-Hudson for this experience.

What was it like?

First and foremost, I’d recommend dressing warmly. You’re going out after sundown in October… it’s going to be a little chilly. You can pick up a beer or some cider on the way into the experience before you walk through. It takes about an hour of walking through installations and it’s likely there will be lots of families and Instagram-happy groups around you.

How do I get tickets?

Get your tickets ahead of time online to print or have on your phone. While you’re at it, take a look at Hudson Valley’s other awesome October experiences!





The Great Jack-o-Lantern Blaze 2018

  1. It looks like so much fun! I wanna go! I guess it’ll go on my bucket list, Norway is a bit too far to travel from

  2. This looks gorgeous! I wish they had something like this close to where I live.

  3. All of these lights! It’s definitely making me think about getting ready for Christmas.

  4. Oh my gosh! How gorgeous! I’ve never been to an event like this but now I definitely want to!

  5. The lighting is beautiful. Hope i can be part of something like that

  6. says:

    This looks soo beautiful !! I wish we had places like this to visit where I live over Halloween! 🙂

  7. says:

    This so gorgeous. I’ve never been to an event of this kind before but I would love to.

  8. wow! the place is amazing! the lights look magical. thanks for bringing us with you!

  9. says:

    I have never been there but Hudson Valley looks like a really nice place to visit and it looks really magical.

  10. says:

    This looks like so much fun! I’d love to wear cozy layers, drink some cider, and wander around looking at all these pretty lights.

  11. says:

    Hudson Valley is such a perfect place this Halloween. I love how colorful the place is.

  12. says:

    Your pictures look stunning! Never heard of Hudson Valley before but it looks like the best place to celebrate Halloween!

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