If you love
to celebrate Halloween, The Great Jack-O-Lantern BLAZE
- Hudson Valley at Van Cortland Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, USA should be on your radarscope. We went to see BLAZE on Friday,
September 22, 2023, and could not believe our eyes with the impressive displays
of thousands of expertly carved pumpkins that went well beyond our expectations.
The show runs until November 19, 2023, and is a "must see" Halloween
experience. Fun for all ages! Happy Halloween!
The Great Jack-O-Latern BLAZE
BLAZE has been enchanting adults as well as families with children of all ages
with its spectacular (and a little bit spooky) show at Van Cortland Manor in
Croton-on-Hudson, New York. Speaking with a few of the guests we met while strolling
along the pathways and admiring the magnificent creations throughout the show,
we learned that many people come every year and make BLAZE a part of their
holiday Halloween tradition.
about BLAZE when we checked into The Abbey Inn & Spa in Peekskill, New York, one of the sponsors of the show, and we were
delighted to have the opportunity to experience the show on Friday, September
22, 2023. After experiencing BLAZE, we understand why it is such a hit with
adults as well as families.
thousands of artistically carved pumpkins that lined the pathways, some were
comical, some were whimsical, and some were scary, and the magnificent large displays
boggled the mind with their imagination and creativity. Imagine seeing the Statue
of Liberty created entirely of 114 individually carved and stacked pumpkins proudly
standing 25-feet in height complete with torch!
was BLAZE engaging and exciting, but it was also educational, as we learned
that jack-o-lanterns have their roots in Irish folklore. The intricately carved
Celtic knot pumpkins on display were exquisite, and interesting to note about
the Celtic Knot display is that all the pumpkins in the display were all carved
by a single, expert carver.
exciting was the pumpkin carousel, the pumpkin Ferris wheel, the dinosaurs made
of stacked pumpkins, and the stunning sunflower garden, to name but a few of
the many designs that captured our imagination. Strolling along the pathways
late at night with illumination provided by the lit pumpkins was thrilling, and
just when we thought the last pumpkin designs could not be outdone, the next
designs were even more exhilarating.
creativity and skill that went into each of the elaborate designs were truly
works of art, including the "pumpkin art museum" where one of carvers had
created a fabulous "painting" with homage to Edvard Munch's "The Scream" and
with its proximity to Sleepy Hollow, New York (10 miles) the "headless
horseman" was also featured.
The show runs
from September until November 19th, and the carved pumpkins are replaced every
few weeks with new ones to keep the displays looking great. If you love Halloween,
watching "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," and the Food Network's
Halloween specials, you will love experiencing The Great Jack-O-Lantern BLAZE!
Happy Halloween from Luxury Experience!
The Great Jack-O-Lantern BLAZE must be purchased in advance. Please visit the
website for ticket information: www.hudsonvalley.org. There is free on-site parking at the event.
Read more about Peekskill and
the area in the Destinations, Hotels and Resorts, Restaurants, Gastronomy, Liquor Cabinet, Adventures, and Arts and Antiques sections.
information on the Hudson Valley, please visit the website: www.HudsonValley.org and www.VisitWestchesterNY.com
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