You probably know that Glensheen is hosting a display of 1,000 Jack O’ Lanterns starting tonight. It’s a gorgeous presentation and it’s one of those few events that is actually fun for adults, as well as children. No trick or treatin’, no costumes – it’s more a visual celebration of autumn.
But, PDD’rs here’s a little inside baseball for you.
- Try to walk if you can; parking in the Glensheen lot is a bear. There’s construction going on that’s taking up part of an already smallish lot.
- SATURDAY ONLY: There’s a shuttle from UMD’s Lot W running about every 20 minutes.
- In fact, come on Friday or Sunday if you can – or opening night tonight (Thursday).
If you’re there toward the end of the event on Sunday (closes at 9), ask to take a pumpkin home. It’s before Halloween and you can pretend you carved that masterpiece on your front stoop. (There will be a donation jar out, if you want to put a couple of bucks in for one. That would be classy. And I know you’re classy.)
- Tickets are $8, but only $20 for a family – plus it includes fire dancers, a sneak through the mansion’s dining room for a Pumpkin Seance and free s’mores.