Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns 2014

Location: Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA, 91011

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Dates: October 3-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26, 29-31, and November 1-2.

Description: View thousands of hand-carved Jack O'Lanterns while taking a stroll through this unusual Halloween event: a quarter-mile trail of artistic displays providing fun for the entire family. The Jack O'Lantern carvings feature traditional Halloween imagery, celebrities, and a variety of themes: a giant graveyard; life-sized dinosaurs; the New York City skyline, etc.

Plan to spend forty-five minutes to an hour-and-fifteen minutes walking through Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns. There is a small gift shop, and refreshments are available.

This is not a scary haunted house event but an artistic installation; there are no actors in costume trying to scare you.

Advanced tickets are required. Tickets are valid for specific dates and times. Groups are allowed in at fifteen-minute intervals from 6pm through 10:30pm.

Prices are $16-28 for adults; $14-22 for children 3-12; children 2 and under are free.

Parking is free.

Note: Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns also takes place in Long Island, New York, starting on October 16.