Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

“…one of the most brilliant displays of holiday artistry anywhere in the U.S.”

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Daytime Halloween Fun

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October 3 - November 1, 2015

Join your family and friends for this amazing fall tradition: A nighttime display of 5,000 illuminated jack-o-lanterns all along our beautiful Wetlands Trail, with well over 100 of the pumpkins carved into veritable works of art. The Jack-O-Lantern
Spectacular is presented by Citizens Bank.

PLEASE NOTE: The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is open rain or shine, however, in cases of severe weather or weather-related technical difficulties we might close the event or end admission early. Please check our website, Facebook and Twitter pages for frequent updates.


2015 Theme: The People's Choice

The 2015 presentation, titled “The People’s Choice,” will feature subjects the public especially loved throughout the past 27 years of shows. Scenes filled with intricate pumpkin art will recall the “Phantom of the Opera,” the Golden Age of Hollywood, and other cultural and historic highlights. Charles Darwin’s trip to the Galapagos Islands will be represented, complete with “active” volcanoes, and the 50th anniversary of “The Sound of Music” will be celebrated.

New this year will be the addition of light and image projections to enhance the scenery along the trail. Show standards will return, such as childhood favorites and Halloween scenes, and the show’s dazzling grand finale, the Laughing Tree. Hundreds of glowing jack-o-lanterns on the ground and high up in the trees surround carved giants (well over 1,000 pounds) arrayed in the forefront, with spooky fog and the now iconic musical theme punctuated by a catchy beat and laughter.