RISE Of The Jack O’Lanterns Coming To Boston This Halloween

BOSTON (CBS) — This Halloween, thousands of jack o’lanterns will light up the Boston Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center.

RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns is coming to Boston from October 27-30.

The event features 5,000 pumpkins, hand-carved into jack o’lanterns and creative structures and arranged along a walking path.

(RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns)

(RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns)

In a release, RISE said some of the pumpkins will be carved into the likenesses of pop culture characters, while others will be used to create multi-pumpkin art–like life-sized dinosaurs and dragons.

Some of the pieces feature intricately carved 100-pound gourds.

(RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns)

(RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns)

Guests on the pumpkin trail can watch the artists make carvings for the display, live and in person.

In a release, Resident Master Carver Tom Olton said that, to make this year’s event possible, over 150 artists are working on both coasts.

“We have a large staff that works every week of the year to make sure have a successful event in October,” Olton said.

No tickets will be sold at the door, so advance tickets are required. For more information and to buy tickets, visit therise.org/ma.


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