5 Things to do in Sleepy Hollow During Spooky Season

      With spooky season right around the corner, some people may be wondering what they can do to participate in the festivities. Fortunately, being so close to Sleepy Hollow gives us so many possibilities!

  1. 1. The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

          The most popular attraction around Halloween time is the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze located in Croton-on-Hudsun, NY. This ticketed event is one of the biggest in this area with people traveling hours just to come and see over 7,000 hand-carved pumkins decorated in various ways scattered around decorating the Van Cortlandt Manor. With various activities to partiicpate in and creatures made out of jack o'lanterns, you won't want to miss out! Tickets being sale on September 30th and run through mid November. 

  2. 2. Irving's 'Legend'

          This attraction is definitely recommended for people age 10 years or older due to its creepy, haunted atmosphere. Irving's 'Legend' is an incredible haunting performance of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. This takes place in the candle lit Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow, this is a small church with only a handful of seating at each viewing so make sure to get your tickets soon! 

  3. 3. Sleepy Hollow Cemetary Guided Tours

          Sleepy Hollow cemetary is home to many well known old time public figures such as Washington Irving, William Rockefeller, and Andrew Carnegic. You can enjoy a tour of this historic cemetary during day time hours or they even offer a night time candle lit tour to enhance the spooky theme. They offer a variety of different types of tours; however, their most famous during the Halloween season is the Murder & Mayhem tour. This tour visits some of the cemeatries more color residents such as perpetrators and victims over the span of a mile-long tour over uneven terrain. 

  4. 4. A Trip to the Old Dutch Church

          If you can't make it in time to catch one of the night time performances of Irving's 'Legend', you can still take a trip to the Old Dutch Church during daytime hours. Here, you can walk around the churchs' burrial grounds and see some headstones that date back as far as 1755. This is definitely a drive to make if you are someone who is more interested in the historical aspect of Sleepy Hollow. 

  5. 5. Jay Ghoul's House of Curiosities at Lyndhurst Mansion 

          Lyndhurst Mansion is known for previously being home to Jay Ghoul who was a old time railroad magnate. During the month of October, when the sun sets, Jay Ghoul's House of Curiosities emerges for the night time hours. The theme of this site is "There's a monster is every family," spooky. While on this tour, actors impersonating deceased Ghoul family members take tourists on a spooky tour throughout the mansion. 

Spooky season is the best season so let's make the most of it :)