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Nights of the Jack to Light the Night with Thousands of Jack O’ Lanterns This Halloween Season

This Halloween season, Television Production and Event Industry veterans Ben Biscotti, Tony Schubert and Bobby Rossi are coming together to offer Southern California quite the Halloween treat with a Halloween experience they won’t want to miss. Set to take place in Calabasas on select nights this October, attendees will have the opportunity to venture down a half-mile trail filled with thousands of hand-carved Jack O’ Lanterns in a carefully selected location with incredible historical significance. Legend has it that in 1824, at the top of the Calabasas grade on the original El Camino Real, a rancher from Oxnard spilled a wagonload of pumpkins while en route to Los Angeles. Sometime later, hundreds of pumpkin seeds sprouted alongside the road. As a result of the surprising event, the area was dubbed Las Calabasas—”the place where the pumpkins fell.” Nights of The Jack, a must-see Halloween experience will delight visitors of all ages by bringing thousands of one-of-a-kind hand-carved pumpkins to life at King Gillette Ranch.

Over 20 themed installations will be showcased thanks to thousands of hand-carving hours; including, a Land of Dinosaurs that will spotlight a massive Brontosaurus, an enormous T-Rex, a Triceratops that you won’t want to miss, and more. The Under the Sea installation will be complete with sharks, turtles, jellyfish and other sea creatures for everyone to enjoy. Other theme installations will include fairy tale characters, sports legends, Halloween classics and of course, no Los Angeles celebration would be complete without a treasure trove of celebrity-themed jack o’ lanterns spanning the generations. Typical time on the trail is about an hour, but you may walk the trail at your own pace.

Concept artwork for the Nights of the Jack Dinosaur installation

In addition to the Halloween Jack O’Lantern Experience, the event has partnered with local outlets who will offer premiere food and beverage options on site including seasonal treats, hot beverages, fall beers, Halloween cocktails and more.

Nights of the Jack will take place over the span of 20 nights starting on October 11 and concluding November 4 at King Gillette Ranch (26800 Mulholland HWY, Calabasas, 91302). Tickets are available for purchase at $25 for adults (13 years old and up) and $20 for children (4 years to 12 years old), children 0 to 3 years old are free. Tickets are available for 8-10 nightly time slots that grant entry every half hour from 6pm – 11pm on each night of the event.  Tickets can be purchased through the Nights of the Jack website, but as a special treat to All Hallows Geek Readers we’re giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky winner!

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