Highly Anticipated Event Presented by Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group Kicks Off The Spooky Season With Family-Friendly Event

DENVER A spellbinding light show will soon captivate Coloradans, as this year’s Magic of the Jack O’Lanterns returns to Hudson Gardens on Friday, September 22 and runs select nights through Halloween night, Tuesday, October 31, 2023. This is the third annual event that delivers an unforgettable evening of wonder, mystery, and Halloween spirit presented by Denver-based Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group

Guests of all ages will kick off the spooky season as they find a family-friendly glowing trail of more than 7,000 magnificent, hand-carved pumpkins and a magical light show illuminating larger-than-life displays. Magic is sure to be found at every twist and turn, while attendees set their sights on a nautical sea-scape, a pirate ship, dinosaurs, dragons, and so much more. 

“Magic of the Jack O’Lanterns has become one of the Denver area’s favorite Halloween events for all ages,” said Chris Stafford, CEO and founding partner of Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group. “We look forward to returning to the beautiful Hudson Gardens and bringing you all of the Halloween magic including some never before seen installations!” 

Strolling along the trail, attendees will find that these pumpkins are far more intricate than the classic jack o’lanterns they are used to seeing. These one-of-a-kind pumpkins feature art works, favorite characters, celebrities, athletic stars, and unique designs.

Favorites from years past include the Harry Potter display – including a portrait of Harry Potter, the Hogwarts Express, professors and more lighting up a castle wall. Classic paintings including the Mona Lisa, Starry Night, American Gothic, and The Scream carved into gourds are another crowd favorite. Another highlight includes the glowing ferris wheel of pumpkins that towers over the gardens with passenger cars filled with pumpkins.

In addition to this magical trail of pumpkins, guests can indulge in the many local food trucks on site, with many options available for all cravings. There are also drink stations throughout with non-alcoholic and themed alcoholic beverages available. Merchandise is also available for those in search of glow in the dark, light up toys, and memorabilia. 

On Sunday, October 8, Thirteenth Floor Entertainment will partner with Star Alliance to provide a Low Sensory Night for families. 

Tickets start at $14.99 for kids and $19.99 for adults on select nights. Children 2 and under will not require a ticket to enter. Tickets can be purchased at magicofthejackolanterns.com

This is a wonderful way for the Denver community to enjoy a not-too-spooky experience that will leave them with inspiration for the upcoming holiday.

About Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group:
Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group (“13FEG”) is the world’s largest producer and operator of theme park-quality live events, location-based entertainment, and immersive installations. 13FEG currently operates 36 attractions, including haunted houses, Halloween festivals, location-based entertainment venues, and an immersive art exhibit. 13FEG continues to set the bar for live themed entertainment, operating in 18 cities across the United States. Thirteenth Floor is headquartered in Denver, CO with offices in Austin, TX and Los Angeles CA. Learn more at thireenthfloor.com.