The Hudson Valley’s most electrifying fall happening
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 2022, watch our animated “Jack” Smith Shop in action and keep an eye out for glowing bees.
Complete with synchronized lighting and an original soundtrack, this one-of-a-kind event is not to be missed!
All proceeds from Blaze and our other Halloween events support the programs of Historic Hudson Valley, a non-profit education organization.
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Advance tickets only. No tickets sold on site.
FLEX TICKETS – GO ANYTIME!
Visit Blaze ANY NIGHT, even when it’s sold out, plus receive a free snack and beverage. No reservations needed!
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Blaze FLEX Tickets
Claim your VIP status
Each individual FLEX ticket provides the ticket holder access to Blaze on ANY NIGHT & TIME SLOT the event is open, even if the date/time is sold out. No reservations are needed.
PLUS, enjoy a complimentary food item and a complimentary apple cider, beer, or wine (beer/wine only available at Blaze: Hudson Valley).
Because of the special access these tickets provide, only a handful are available, and once they are sold out, they are SOLD OUT, so get yours today!
Note: Each FLEX ticket is valid for one admission, per person, per ticket and is only valid for one use. Each member of your party must have a FLEX ticket to take advantage of this special offer. Blaze: Hudson Valley FLEX ticket required for entry to Blaze: Hudson Valley. Blaze: Long Island FLEX ticket required for entry to Blaze: Long Island.
Tickets start at $24*
Members + Children 2 and under: FREE
Free member tickets available ONLY if membership was purchased or renewed before Sept. 16, 2022, and dependent on availability.
Children 2 and under do not need a ticket.
Go to Blaze on ANY night, even if it’s sold out! FLEX tickets include free goodies available on site.
For best pricing, look for tickets later in the evening, during the week, and in November.
*$2.50 per ticket fee applies to phone orders and all exchanges (allowed up to 48 hours in advance). MEMBERS: Free tickets and exchanges only available for Blaze: Hudson Valley. More information.
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 45 minutes to walk through Blaze. Please allow about 90 minutes for your on-site experience.
Blaze is self-paced and is about a 1/2 mile walk-through. Remember to take your time and take your pictures—it’s a one-way walkthrough. There is no re-entry.
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, which may feature gravel or wood chips.
Handicapped parking is available, but your car must display a handicapped placard or plate.
Are there nearby dining or hotel options?
There are many excellent options for dining in the area.
There are also a wide range of hotels to choose from in the area, including Historic Hudson Valley’s Hospitality Partner, The Abbey Inn and Spa.
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 48 hours in advance of your reserved time slot. There is a $2.50 per ticket exchange fee. Please see Historic Hudson Valley’s 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.
Is photography allowed?
Photography and video recording for personal use are permitted on the grounds. No photography of any kind is permitted inside the house. Audio recording of the tours is also not permitted.