California: Los Angeles (Rise of the Jack O Lanterns)

Halloween is my favorite holiday right after Christmas and I love to seek out events to mark the occasion. This year, a spectacular Halloween event will make its West Coast premiere in Los Angeles at the Descanso Gardens located at, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge. Beginning October 3rd and running through November 2nd, RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns! will feature 5,000 hand carved pumpkins created by professional artists and sculptors displayed throughout a ¼ mile trail.

The pumpkins will be arranged within a variety of themes including the recreation of the New York City skyline, sports stars from various teams, classic movie monsters, various Halloween characters and TV stars. There will be life-sized dinosaurs constructed entirely from lit jack o lanterns as well as a graveyard made up of various jack o lanterns. RISE will also pay tribute to noted individuals who have passed away this year with lit pumpkin portraits.

The event was previously held in New York, at the Old Westbury Gardens on Long Island. This year it will be held in New York in addition to making its debut in Los Angeles. The viewing takes place from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM. Ticket prices will range from $18-$28 and kids two years old and younger will be admitted for free.

So don’t spend this Halloween waiting all night in the pumpkin patch for the Great Pumpkin to rise – get out and see some amazing jack o lanterns courtesy of RISE!

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