The Hudson Valley’s most electrifying fall event
Meander through an 18th-century landscape and discover a breathtaking display of more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns—all designed and hand-carved on site by our team of artisans. New for 2020, a special tribute to our first responders, featuring a fire truck, ambulance, and a police car! Tour the Museum of Pumpkin Art, where classic paintings get the gourd treatment, see who let the (pumpkin) dogs out, listen for the Headless Horseman—and watch out for swooping jack o’lantern bats. See the Pumpkin Carousel twirl and the Pumpkin Windmill whirl and step inside the Pumpkin Planetarium for a star show like you’ve never seen. You’ll certainly hold a torch for the 25-foot-tall jack o’lantern Statue of Liberty and get personal with Instagrammable signs of the zodiac.
Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed!
To ensure the safety and enjoyment of our visitors, capacity is extremely limited. By purchasing a ticket, visitors agree to follow our COVID Courtesy Code, which includes wearing a mask and maintaining at least six feet of social distance. For more information, read our COVID Courtesy Code.
More than 1,000 volunteers help scoop, carve, and light the pumpkins and every single jack o’lantern is hand-carved on site by our team of professional artists.
All proceeds from Blaze and our other Halloween events support the programs of Historic Hudson Valley, a non-profit education organization.
September 18- October 31; November 1; 6-8; 13-15; 20-21
Advance reservations required. No tickets will be sold on site.
The Blaze is operating in strict compliance with New York State-issued “Low-Risk Outdoor Arts & Entertainment Guidelines.”
Tickets starting at $24
Members + Children 2 and under: FREE
Children 2 and under do not need a ticket.
$2/ticket surcharge for phone purchase
New for 2020: Tickets are exchangeable to another date/time slot if that date/time has availability, up to 72 hours in advance of your reserved time slot. There is a $2 per ticket exchange fee. Please see Historic Hudson Valley’s 2020 Ticket Refund and Exchange Policy for more details.
We are dedicated to providing you a healthy, safe, and fun experience.
Blaze is outdoor and touch-free experience, but here are just some of the other steps we’re taking to ensure a great experience for everyone!
Masks – All guests and staff over the age of 2 will be required to wear masks.
Limited Capacity – We have reduced capacity to ensure visitors can maintain proper social distancing.
Advance Tickets Required – To ensure safe visitor counts, all tickets must be purchased in advance online.
Social Distancing – Throughout the experience, visitors will find markers to help them keep 6 feet of separation.
All visitors must agree to our COVID Courtesy Code.
Van Cortlandt Manor
525 S Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
Is photography allowed?
Photography and video recording for personal use are permitted. No tripods, monopods, or drones are allowed on the site.
How long is the Blaze experience?
Most people take about an hour to walk through Blaze. Please allow about 90 minutes for your on-site experience.
Is the event wheelchair accessible?
Blaze is handicapped accessible, as there are no stairs to negotiate through the installation. However, there are some narrow and slightly sloped brick paths and it is a walk-through experience along uneven, unpaved, soft-surface terrain.
Handicapped parking is available, but your car must display a handicapped placard or plate.
Are there nearby dining or hotel options?
Can I go on a sold out night?
Sorry, but when we are sold out, we do not have any tickets at the door and we do not have a waiting list.
Is there parking at Blaze?
Yes, parking is free and on-site. You may park 30 minutes before your ticket time.
What is your weather policy?
Blaze is held rain or shine. If you elect not to attend on the night you hold tickets for, your tickets are neither refundable nor exchangeable. In poor weather, ticket holders should consult local weather forecasts for their own area and make their own determination about whether to set out for the evening’s event. Please see our full weather policy.
An event may be canceled by Historic Hudson Valley if, in its sole judgment, extreme weather or other conditions could jeopardize the safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff. Generally, rain, snow flurries, or showers would not lead us to cancel, but extremely heavy rain, thunder, and lightning, very strong wind; blizzard conditions, heavy icing, or a prediction of such conditions could force us to do so. If Historic Hudson Valley determines that conditions warrant canceling an event, we will post a message on our website and voicemail and ask local radio stations to make an announcement.
Are strollers allowed?
Strollers are permitted, but keep in mind that strollers which are particularly wide may not fit through some of the site’s more narrow passageways.
Are tickets refundable?
Tickets are exchangeable to another date/time slot if that date/time has availability, up to 72 hours in advance of your reserved time slot. There is a $2 per ticket exchange fee. Please see Historic Hudson Valley’s 2020 Ticket Refund and Exchange Policy for more details.
Are dogs allowed at Blaze?
Pets are not allowed at Blaze. Service dogs are welcome.
Can I get in early?
Timed ticketing helps us maintain safe hourly visitor counts. Your ticket will be ready to scan and you can enter the event at the time on your ticket.