Last Friday evening, we drove out to La Cañada Flintridge to see the Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns at Descanso Gardens. With 5,000 hand-carved jack o’lanterns lit up on a 1/4 mile scenic trail, the sight was marvelous and such a delight for Halloween spirit. There were different themes along the trail, pumpkins carved accordingly. We admired the intricacies of each pumpkin art as we ambled on the dirt trail, listening to “spooky” Halloween music in the background.
I’m happy to have had experienced this cool event, as this Halloween extravaganza is shown only in L.A. and New York. Never have we seen such amazing carvings. After perusing, Nick and I left with our favorite carvings in mind: Nick favored the carvings of Arnold Schwarzenegger from The Terminator and John Goodman from The Big Lebowski. I favored the dinosaurs and skeleton pumpkins in the graveyard. I think it’s hard not to leave the garden without a favorite or two given there were so many cool carvings. And because there were so many jack o’lanterns to observe, it was impossible to capture it all on camera; however, we managed to take quite a few pictures. On my next post, I’ll share more photos of pumpkin carving themes of celebrities and cartoons.