New Philadelphia Halloween Attraction Highlights Pumpkins — Literally

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Halloween decorations are popping up all over the place, but in Fairmount Park there’s a dazzling display of Jack O’Lanterns.

THE GLOW is a Jack O’Lantern experience for all ages without the spook, because over there it’s not about the fright, it’s about the bright.

Take their walking tour and you’ll see over 5,000 hand-carved artisan pumpkins lighting the way.

“Not too many scares at all,” says creator Debbie Katz. “Guests are going to come through and see 5,000 hand-carved Jack O’Lanterns created into many different amazing scenes.”

Scenes ranging from Christmas to an under the sea world.

There’s individual pumpkin carvings with the faces of pop cultures biggest names. There’s also pumpkins combined together to form larger objects like a humongous skull and ferris wheel.

“You’re walking into a Jack O’Lantern wonderland like you’ve never seen before,” adds Katz.

But there was a dinosaur section that seems to be the most popular part of THE GLOW for many, including

“The Velociraptor dinosaur pumpkin was just so cool,” she tells KYW Newsradio.

Standing at 14 feet tall it’s hard not to be amazed at that. But something else caught 10-year-old Eric’s attention.

“I like the sport ones where they carved the Eagles and Phillies signs,” he says.

There was actually an entire Philadelphia section featuring Rocky, Ben Franklin and The Liberty Bell pumpkins.

You can experience THE GLOW Thursday through Sunday nights until Halloween. More information is available here.

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