Returning to Milton’s Country Heritage Park, Pumpkins After Dark is an award-winning outdoor Halloween experience with over 10,000 hand-carved pumpkins, as well as costumed actors and live carving demonstrations. Visitors both young and old are sure to be amazed and delighted by the magical pathway of lit pumpkin sculptures. The displays include special effects and a musical score that brings pumpkins to life after dark!
There are plenty of new adventures to be had this year, including new immersive features, such as 30-foot duelling dragons, a Chinese lantern tunnel, a Canadiana tribute and an interactive activity where visitors can search for the escaped Pumpkin Twins and capture a photo. Check out the Spook Easy, which includes live carving, free samples of Partake Brewing non-alcoholic beer, and great photo ops. For the kids, the trick-or-treat area is naturally a popular features, where our witch hands out free chocolate, sponsored by Nestle. Plus, on the last three Wednesdays of October, Pumpkins After Dark welcomes families and their fur babies at Pet Nights!
So, don’t miss this brand new one-of-a-kind walk-through experience which has become Milton’s Halloween tradition. It’s the must-see event of the Fall season, providing plenty of Halloween fun for ghosts and ghouls of all ages! What’s more, this year, Family Fun Toronto readers can get 15% off all tickets with the discount code FAMILYFUN (valid until the end of the day on Friday, October 13).
While pumpkin carving is a regular activity during Halloween, Pumpkins After Dark takes this craft to the extreme. Using a combination of craft and real pumpkins, and both 2D and 3D techniques, it takes the team of pumpkin carvers an entire year to create the displays! This award-winning outdoor event features over 10,000 hand-carved pumpkins arranged in stunning sculptural displays throughout the park, all proudly carved by local artists. Plus, there are live carving demonstrations with master pumpkin carvers and live performers.
With 95% new content, this family-friendly event has something for everyone! This ultimate pumpkin carving display wows visitors with classic Halloween characters, dinosaurs and dragons, and movie and pop culture icons. Most of the sculptures are child-friendly, such as animals, superheroes and Disney characters, so there’s no need to worry about your little ones at Pumpkins After Dark. There are only a few displays of classic horror monsters and zombies with no blood or gore involved. However, be aware that flashing lights, loud sounds and special effects are used, including fog machines and black lights. There are also costumed actors walking the path, but they do not jump out or touch anyone.
So bring the whole family along to Pumpkins After Dark, and don’t miss out on our discount code FAMILYFUN here! As you explore the magical pathway of lit pumpkin sculptures, take a break at the concession stands, selling hot chocolate, cold beverages and snacks. There’s also a gourmet burger truck and a Beavertails food truck for an authentic Canadian treat! Finally, don’t forget to snap some photos at the photo op settings and take home fun seasonal merchandise, like your own pumpkin. Let these carving experts at Pumpkins After Dark inspire you and practise creating your own masterpiece!
Be sure you get your tickets early as tickets are limited and are only sold online in advance. Tickets are timed-entry, staggered in 15-minute time slots so there is a controlled flow of guests arriving at the event. The pumpkin pathway takes approximately an hour to walk, and you should also take some extra time to experience the extra activities available. Feel free to take your time, create memories, and take photos along the way.
Family Fun Toronto readers get a SPECIAL TREAT this Halloween, no tricks! Receive 15% off tickets with the discount code FAMILYFUN. Redeem your promo code here!
Pumpkins After Dark
When: September 23 – October 31, 2023
Time: Thursday-Sunday, Wednesdays starting October 11, Plus Thanksgiving Monday and Halloween; Times vary by date
Where: Country Heritage Park, 8560 Tremaine Road, Milton
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