September 10, 2018
"The Glow: A Jack O'Lantern Experience" will return to Philly this October, leading up to Halloween. Five thousand hand-carved jack-o'-lanterns will illuminate a short trail through West Fairmount Park.
The family-friendly attraction will be open on weekends from Thursday, Oct. 8, through Sunday, Oct. 28.
"We have a team of more than 15 artists, carvers and producers who've been working year-round to create this magical event sure to captivate audiences of all ages," said Shannon Donnelly, vice president of "The Glow."
Some of the illuminated pumpkins' carvings will be recognizable figures, like movie stars, Disney characters, musicians and sports heroes. Other jack-o'-lanterns will create larger-than-life sculptures, including huge dinosaurs and a 30-foot-long pirate ship.
This year, there will be a special tribute to the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl champions, as well.
Tickets for "The Glow" start at $16; parking is free. It typically takes 30 to 45 minutes to walk the trail. Find the Halloween attraction next to the Mann Center, on Parkside Avenue.
Weekends from Thursday, Oct. 4, through Sunday, Oct. 28
Tickets start at $16
5201 Parkside Ave., Philadelphia, PA