Halloween 2013 in Hudson Valley: The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, Irving’s Legend & More Fun for Kids
Every autumn, my family and I head to Historic Hudson Valley to gaze at the thousands of silly and scary jack-o'-lanterns that are displayed on the grounds of Van Cortlandt Manor. The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze is a one-of-a-kind experience and one of our favorite ways to usher in the Halloween season. Even if you don't live in Hudson Valley, it's totally worth traveling for and blowing the kids' bedtime.
While the Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze is the premier Halloween event in the area, there are three other cool holiday happenings in Hudson Valley: the Horseman’s Hollow, Irving's Legend and the brand-new Legend Behind the "Legend," which is particularly little-kid-friendly.
We've got the scoop on these Halloween festivities, which take place throughout October and early November. But you better start planning now: All require advance tickets and tend to sell out quickly. Some nights for the Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze are already booked up!