This year, due to pandemic, I'm all about outdoor activities,  and when I found out about The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze in Van Cortlandt, New York, while googling our next possible destination for the family fun, I knew we had to take this opportunity and visit it.

The Great Jack O'Lantern Maze in New York State

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze is an outdoor display of more then 7,000 illuminated jack o'lanterns (all designed and hand-carved on site) in New York state , and its equally beautiful and impressive in daylight as well as in night time. We purposely purchased the ticket for 5 P.M. so that we could see before sunset as well as after, and it turned out like the best decision. 

Things to know before visiting The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze:

  • Tickets must be purchased online in advance so that you will get your time slot. As they explained timed ticketing help them maintain safe hourly visitor counts, so I've had no complains about that.
  • You can get there 30 minutes before your time slot but you will not be able to park your car yet. There will be cars lined up outside of the property's parking lot, and as your time comes, your tickets will be scanned and you will be allowed to enter the event at the time on your ticket. 
  • The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze experience lasts about 45 minutes to an hour, depending on your pace.

The Great Jack O'Lantern Maze in New York

  • Photography and video recording for personal use are permitted, but they don't allow tripods or monopods.
  • It's a one-way walk-through illuminated displays of 7,000 pumpkins.
  • pets are not allowed
  • Tickets are not refundable but they are exchangeable to another date/timeslot if that date/time is available , up to 72 hours in advance of your reserved time slot. There is a $2 per ticket exchange fee.
  • Tickets cost $48 adult and $40 child (3-17)

The Great Jack O'Lantern Maze2020,  New York State

Even though this event is not available this year anymore, you can visit it next year, since this is a yearly event. Just bookmark this post and check back next fall. 

Thanks for reading lovelies.