'Nights of the Jack' Coming to Calabasas

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A new Halloween Tradition in L.A.

A trio of production veterans, Ben Biscotti, Tony Schubert and Bobby Rossi are giving Angelenos a Halloween experience they won't want to miss— Nights of the Jack, a Halloween wonderland with thousands of hand-carved Jack O' Lanterns in a carefully selected historical location will be open from October 11 through November 4th.

Legend has it that in 1824, at the top of the Calabasas grade on the original El Camino Real, a rancher from Oxnard spilled a wagonload of pumpkins while en route to Los Angeles. Sometime later, hundreds of pumpkin seeds sprouted alongside the road. As a result of the surprising event, the area was dubbed Las Calabasas—"the place where the pumpkins fell." Nights of The Jack, a must-see Halloween experience will delight visitors of all ages by bringing thousands of one-of-a-kind hand-carved pumpkins to life at King Gillette Ranch.

Over 20 themed installations will be showcased thanks to thousands of hand-carving hours; including, a Land of Dinosaurs that will spotlight a massive Brontosaurus, an enormous T-Rex, a Triceratops that you won't want to miss, and more.

The Under the Sea installation will be complete with sharks, turtles, jellyfish and other sea creatures. Other theme installations will include fairy tale characters, sports legends, Halloween classics and of course, no Los Angeles celebration would be complete without a treasure trove of celebrity themed jack o' lanterns spanning the generations. The event will be open for over 20 select nights with various ticketed time slots, attendees are encouraged to visit the site immediately to purchase tickets for the season taking place October 11th through November 4th.

Master Carver Billy Bywater stated, "I'm very excited to unveil Nights Of The Jack for all of Los Angeles to enjoy. It has been an amazing show to create and probably our best work yet! I hope visitors enjoy the creations that we have brought to life exclusively for this Halloween season."

The grounds will also feature additional surprises from live carvers, a pumpkin patch, themed gift shop, seasonal food, beverages and more. 

Additional Info:

Dates: Nights of the Jack will be open to the public from October 11th through November 4th

Times: Daily, from 6:00pm – 11:00pm

Tickets: nightsofthejack.com

Location: King Gillette Ranch: 26800 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA 91302

Related Links: www.nightsofthejack.com

Price: Tickets are available for purchase at $25 for adults (13 years old and up) and $20 for children (4 years to 12 years old), children 0 to 3 years old are free. Each ticket will grant you access to the event at the day and time of selected slot.

Anabel Marquez