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Two years ago, my family and I attended RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns at Descansco Gardens in La Canada Flintridge, California. It was fascinating as we marveled at over 5,000 beautifully lit pumpkin carvings of our favorite characters, celebrities and world figures.
About RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns
This year’s RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns will be held at the LA Convention Center and The Fairplex in Pomona. With new and exciting additions for 2016, bring the whole family for a not-too-spooky stroll where you’ll go out of your gourd seeing these intricately carved pumpkins, arranged according to various themes, from movie and TV-show characters to classic cars, safari animals and even a giant dragon display, all accompanied by an original score.
At RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns we saw several famous icons including Walt Disney, Spiderman, Marilyn Monroe and more. They looked so real it was hard to tell that they were actually made out of pumpkins.
RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns also has a live carving station, manned by one of the team of RISE’s talented artists. They go to such great lengths to create masterpieces out of simple pumpkins, it is amazing to watch in person!
I personally don’t like scary Halloween events, so RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns is right up my alley. The event is fun, but not too spooky. Children are welcome and the property is stroller friendly.
As discussed earlier, RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns will be held at two Southern California locations this year – The Los Angeles Convention Center and The Fairplex in Pomona. In the past, the program had to start later in the evening, because it was outdoors and they had to wait until the sun went down. But this year the first showing will be at 10 am.
Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns Discount Tickets
Tickets to see RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns are normally $27.50 per person. However, Goldstar.com is currently offering tickets for only $16.00 (plus a small service) on October 13, 14, 15 and 16. To purchase yours, please click here. As always, I recommend that you purchase your tickets right away before they sell out. They will go quick for this event!
Happy Field Tripping!