Go to The Glow! Thousands of pumpkins, lit up and on display in Fairmount Park until November 3rd.

-Brenda Hillegas

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Whether you’re looking for a festive family outing, a date night, something different to do with your friends, or new inspirations for your instagram- Jack’s Pumpkin Glow is the place to be. This event is only in four cities throughout the US (Chicago, DC, and Nashville are also on the list) and features thousands of hand-carved pumpkins. Jack’s Pumpkin Glow is literally a “something for everyone” experience.

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Head to West Fairmount Park and take an evening stroll through a lit-up pumpkin wonderland. Thanks to a sponsorship by the Fairmount Park Conservancy, you’ll be in awe of the uniquely designed jack-o-lantern scenes (under the sea, a rock band, pirates, dinosaurs, Harry Potter, and more) and no-two-alike carved creations. Take your time and appreciate all of the details that went into creating everything you’ll see. There are amazing portraits of celebrities, notable Philly people and characters, sports logos, animals…all brightly portrayed on pumpkins!

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Get there early too! There’s hot chocolate, apple cider, and cocktails for purchase. Hungry? There’s food too! Kids can also enjoy face painting, check out a pumpkin carver, or purchase items from the gift shop. After you stroll through Jack’s world, be sure to grab a pumpkin to take home. Small ones are $4, big ones are $6.

Parking isn’t a problem, as the lot right in front of the Mann Center (and just a few steps away from Jack’s Pumpkin Glow) is available for visitors at $5 a car. There’s plenty of space for strollers on Jack’s trail too, so bundle up the little ones. Unfortunately, no doggos allowed. For more FAQs and tickets (must be purchased in advance), visit www.glowpumpkin.com/philadelphia.

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