October 19, 20, 26 and 27 from 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Hershey Gardens lights up the night with more than 200 carved, illuminated pumpkins on display throughout the Gardens’ pathway at the non-scary, family friendly, Halloween-themed event.
Kids are encouraged to bring a flashlight and dress in costume.Trick-or-treaters can collect candy at eight stations along the pathway and enjoy themed jack-o-lantern displays, such as Haunted Happenings, Toons & Tales, Hero Headquarters, Halloween Zoo, Monster Mash and more.
In the Mad Scientists Lab, families can discover a unique collection of live insects, including a tarantula, a whip scorpion, millipedes and hissing cockroaches.
Lebanon County Career & Technology Center (LCCT) students will be giving pumpkin carving demonstrations.
On Friday, Oct. 26, celebrity pumpkin carver Danny Kissel will be making a special appearance at Pumpkin Glow; Kissel will be featuring his intricately carved pumpkins and demonstrating his carving techniques. Kissel, a self-taught carver, was featured on two episodes of Food Network’s “Halloween Wars;” he will also be taking questions from the public.
Jack & Joan’s Kettle Corn will also be for sale.
The following additional attractions are on Oct. 26 and 27 only:
-A 20-pumpkin hand carved haunted castle, created by LCCT students
-Shorty’s Funnel Cakes
The Butterfly Atrium will be closed during Pumpkin Glow.
Pumpkin Glow tickets can be purchased in advance here or in person at Hershey Gardens during normal hours or at Pumpkin Glow. Advance tickets are encouraged and can be used any night of the event.
General admission is $12.50 for visitors ages 13-61, $11.50 for seniors (ages 62 and up), and $9.00 for juniors (ages 3-12); children ages 2 and under are free. Members are free; Discovery passes not accepted.
Candy distributed at Pumpkin Glow is generously donated by The Hershey Company.