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RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns!

RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns!

Halloween is just around the corner and at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge a spectacular presentation of pumpkin carving artistry will take place starting this weekend! More than 5,000 carved pumpkins will be displayed on a quarter mile scenic trail. Bring your family to see these masterpieces appear in an orange glow in the dark night. This year the Jack O’Lanterns are arranged in different exciting themes including some famous sports icons, TV stars, city skylines and even life-sized dinosaurs! There are plenty of weekends to choose from and  below is some more detailed information.

The story behind Jack O’ Lanterns.

The name derives from the phenomenon of strange light flickering over peat bogs called jack o’lantern and the stories are found in Irish folklore that dates centuries back. From the Irish myth began a tradition of carving scary faces into turnips and potatoes which were placed by the windows and doors to scare away Stingy Jack and other evil spirits. Irish and Scottish immigrants brought the tradition to the U.S. and today it’s a countrywide (and even spreading globally) tradition at Halloween to carve out different faces using pumpkins.

Descanso Gardens

The RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns is hosted at the famous Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. If you haven’t visited this magnificent botanical garden yet, this is a great opportunity to do so! It was founded in 1953 and stretches over 160 acres including a rose garden, Japanese garden, oak forest and an edible garden. Go to this link to find out what’s in bloom.

Event information

The event will take place during the following dates
Oct. 3-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26, 29- Nov. 2

Ticket Prices:
Adult (13-64): $16 – $28
Child (3 – 12): $14 – $22
Children 2 and Under: FREE!
Prices vary by date, time, and location.


This is a Halloween Event like no other! Experience a unique display of the work of talented artists and sculptors. It will surely be an exciting event for the whole family!

For more information about the event and pictures from last year’s event click on this link.

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