Rise Of The Jack O’Lanterns

Ever wanted to do something but there was always an excuse not to do it?

This year I made the promise that I will stop making excuses and just go for it. I am a seasonal lover. No matter what time of year I am that sucker that genuinely enjoys indulging in all holiday spirit, especially if it’s something unique. It’s Halloween, and although I didn’t dress up this year, I can say I drank PSL’s, baked all things pumpkin, and most of all saw the one thing I had been dying to see. 

Over 5,000 handcrafted pumpkins illuminating the Meadowlands Convention Center is a sight I think everyone should see. Every pumpkin features a unique character or pop culture references such as Star Wars, Disney characters, and life-size creatures. Walking in darkness gives a mystical effect and helps the carved pumpkins come alive. 

I had the pleasure of speaking with one of artist’s who explained to me the process and fine skill to produce each pumpkin. It truly is incredible that an artist is picked as an individual then all who were chosen come together to create and bring the Rise Of The Jack-o-lanterns to life. 

I am so glad that I took the opportunity to experience the exhibit and hope you enjoy the pictures I took below.

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Don’t miss Rise Of The Jack O’ Lantern’s next Halloween!

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