The nationally renowned Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular returns to Roger Williams Park Zoo from October 4 through November 3. Visitors view the nighttime display of 5,000 illuminated jack-o-lanterns as they walk along the wetland trail. Well over 100 of the pumpkins are carved into veritable works of art, and presented in themed scenes with music.
This year’s Spectacular, titled “All the World’s a Stage,” features scenes from iconic and popular movies, Broadway hits and television series. Another section pays homage to man’s best friend with an array of carved pumpkins conveying the amazing variety of dog species. In addition, the night wouldn’t be complete without the annual Halloween scene and the kids section filled with childhood favorites. The climax, as always, is the incredible Laughing Tree display comprised of hundreds of pumpkins of every size and the distinctive “laughing” music.
Proceeds from the Spectacular will support the zoo’s education and conservation efforts as well as zoo improvements.
Event Hours: 6pm to 11 pm, with the last admission at 10pm. NEW extended hours on Saturdays and Sunday, October 7: 6pm-midnight, last admission at 11pm.
Event runs Thursday, October 4 thru Saturday, November 3, Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Avenue (directions)