For the first time in San Diego, witness 5,000 hand-carved illuminated Jack O’Lanterns Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, October 2 – 25, 2015. This fun family friendly fall event, the RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns, is a must add to your Halloween event list!


Professional artists and experts will show Jack O’Lanterns of various designs and styles, illuminated with lighting. Designed by sculptors, the 5,000 Jack O’Lanterns will be arranged along a walking trail in the Safari Park’s parking area. In addition to the feast of the eyes, there will be original music composed just for the RISE.


2015 RISE consists of various exciting and novel themes which will surely create an unique experience for the new RISE members as well as the existing RISE fans. For the San Diego RISE everybody goes on safari and huge animals will be seen carved from many Jack O’Lanterns.


Animal themes will be around to entertain the animal lovers while a 50 ft long dragon comprised of hundreds of jacks will be on display to awe the little ones. Talented artists will be there to hand-paint as well as hand-carve images of Hollywood TV and movie personalities on giant pumpkins exclusively on the live carve area. The auto show will showcase redesigned cars in ways that you have never imagined possible.


For more events at the Safari Park see: How do you Safari?

On Sept. 23, thousands of pumpkins were harvested in New York to prepare for the coming Rise of Jack O’Lanterns event. They will be delivered Friday and be carved October 1st and all will be on display beginning Friday, October 2nd in the evening.


Each night at the Rise, the various artists and sculptors will carve live in front of your eyes. For this year, there will be four locations: one in Old Westbury Gardens, NY; two in Los Angeles; and one in San Diego Zoo Safari Park.


Everyone is invited to the RISE and be assured of a truly safe and exciting experience. Many of those who have joined the previous RISE have enjoyed a real unique experience for the Halloween with the different designs and attractions that keeps everyone glued to the activities.


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Published: September 29, 2015

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