View 5,000 Amazing Halloween Pumpkins at Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns


Just before leaving the trailJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Just before leaving the trailJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Just before leaving the trailJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Just before leaving the trailJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Just before leaving the trailJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Just before leaving the trailJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Just before leaving the trailJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Just before leaving the trailJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Just before leaving the trailJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Just before leaving the trailJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Just before leaving the trailJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Just before leaving the trailJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.it appears that this tree is lit with nothing more than orange lights. It is in fact lined with several thousand jack o'lanterns.Just before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Sports themed jack o'lanternsJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Sports themed jack o'lanterns and jack o'lantern treeJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Walking the jack o'lantern trailJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Spider-Man jack o'lanternJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns is being held at Descanso Gardens for the second year in a row.Just before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Football player jack o'lanternJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Jack o'lantern graveyardJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Jack o'lantern graveyardJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Gazebo surrounded by carved pumpkinsJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Crab made from jack o'lanternsJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Muscle carJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Walking the trail near the jack o'lantern graveyardJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Lit up devil horns make their way along the trailJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Gazebo surrounded by carved pumpkinsJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.The "ossuary" at the RiseJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Star Wars jack o'lanternJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Jack o'lantern safariJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Walking the trail at Descanso GardensJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.There a many classic jack o'lanterns at the Rise. A number of the pumpkins have to be switched out every weekend to keep them fresh.Just before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton jack o'lanternsJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Taking photos of the dinosaur jack o'lanternsJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.StegosaurusJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Day of the Dead mask made from jack o'lanternsJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.The "ossuary" features preserved jack o'lanterns depicting haunting facesJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Preserved jack o'lanternsJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Guests marvel at the pumpkin headsJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.The "ossuary"Just before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Looking at the underwater themed jack o'lantern displayJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.Jellyfish jack o'lanternsJust before leaving the trail, visitors will come across a few jack o'lanterns depicting well-known people whom we lost in 2015. How fitting that horror master Wes Craven gets his own jack o'lantern.

This past weekend, excited groups of all ages didn't waste any time getting into the Halloween spirit after the sun set at Descanso Gardens.  For its second year in a row, Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns has taken over the gardens in La Cañada Flintridge where guests experience a 1/3 of a mile walking trail lined with over 5,000 intricately hand-carved pumpkins that include themes such as Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, and plenty more.  On your way to the trail you can stop by the pumpkin carving station, meet celebrity pumpkin carvers, and learn how to turn that everyday jack o'lantern into something your friends will be jealous of.

Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns runs Thursdays through Sundays at Descanso Gardens from now until November 1st.  The Rise proved so popular last year that a brand new location has been added for 2015 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, which begins this weekend and runs Fridays through Sundays until November 1st.  Advanced tickets must be purchased for both locations at www.therise.org.  All photos by Jared Cowan.  Follow him on Twitter at @JaredCowan1.