Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Guest Blog

All photos by Eileen

Eileen shares 2023 Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular photos taken in Providence, Rhode Island at Roger Williams Park Zoo

“Linda and I discovered this totally fun event a couple of years ago and now we make the effort to go every year. The theme changes but the experience is the same as it takes us back to fond childhood memories of anticipating the excitement of Halloween. Living in the city, I collected a ton of candy and used a pillow case as most bags or buckets were just too small! I remember dumping it all on my bedroom floor and then organizing by candy type. I could trade the ones I didn’t like or leave them until last! My Favorite was Milky Way and Caramel Cremes. A person on our street was a sales person for M&M Mars and they always had FULL SIZE bars. There was a line at that house 🙂 A Wise Potato chip distribution facility was down the street and everyone on that street had a variety of chips so we always saved that street for last so the chips didn’t get crushed by candy. Fond memories of Halloween for me.

Take a trip around the world at this year’s Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular: Pumpkins Around the World,”presented by Citizens. From the website Roger Williams Park Zoo website

“Thousands of artistically carved pumpkins illuminate the night during this walk-through spectacular. Be magically transported on a European vacation, wildlife safari, and a trip down Route 66! From the Pyramids of Giza to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, this spooktacular family event will satisfy your case of wanderlust – no passports required!”

From the Roger Williams Park Zoo page

Thanks Eileen. Last years blog was popular. Thanks for sharing your photos this year.

5 thoughts on “Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Guest Blog

  1. Absolutely incredible! The Minnesota Zoo does this as well, but I’ve never attended. I’ll have to make it a priority for next year.

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