by Ed Miller
THE GLOW: A Jack O’Lantern Experience brighten ups West Fairmount Park again this October with another family-friendly, immersive Halloween stroll along a quarter-mile trail illuminated by more than 5,000 hand-carved Jack O’Lanterns. Presented by GLOW Holdings LLC and sponsored by the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, this Halloween happening will delight visitors as the intricately-carved pumpkins are transformed into beautiful landscapes, iconic figures and larger than life jack o’ lantern structures. Visitors will be wowed by perennial favorites like dinosaurs, a pirate ship and superheroes as well as famous Philadelphians past and present, iconic local landmarks, and a celebration of the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles. THE GLOW master carvers will also demonstrate live pumpkin carving so visitors can learn how to create their own masterpieces.
Parkside residents are encouraged to apply for openings for event staff and pumpkin carvers needed for the event. “Fairmount Park Conservancy is delighted to support this fun, family event that will provide job opportunities for Parkside residents,” says Jamie Gauthier, Executive Director of the Conservancy. An ad with more information on how to apply for these positions is located on page 15. Deadline for applying is September 15th
Upon opening on October 4th, THE GLOW will run every Thursday-Sunday night through October. Times vary depending on the date. Tickets start at just $16.99 for kids, and are on sale now at http://www.theglowjackolantern.com/event-locations/.
Advanced tickets are required. For more information on dates and times, visit http://www.theglowjackolantern.com
THE GLOW: A Jack O’Lantern Experience
When: Thursday-Sunday, October 4th-28th
Where: West Fairmount Park, Near the Mann Music Center