Best Annual Event
The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
Van Cortlandt Manor, Croton-on-Hudson
(914) 631-8200; www.hudsonvalley.org/events/blaze
This Historic Hudson Valley walk-through event—featuring more than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack-o’-lanterns—has taken on a life of its own. In fact, it’s so popular, the dates have extended beyond Halloween, running into the second week of November. Buy your tickets early!