Carving one pumpkin is a huge undertaking, let alone 1,500! Luckily, instead of doing it yourself, you can appreciate thousands of lit jack-o-lanterns at a display not too far from Boston!
The Trustees’ Halloween on the Hill is a special production showcasing 1,500 carved jack-o-lanterns in Long Hill, Beverly, a North Shore town just 30 minutes from Boston and near Salem! You can make it a double Halloween excursion with our list of things to do in Salem!
Halloween on the Hill isn’t just a light show though! The production is a celebration of Halloween and autumn on many levels. You can enjoy hundreds of mums and autumnal displays.
According to The Trustees’ website, this year will include “elaborate Halloween sets, light displays, music, and new this year will be a volcano, castle, and barnyard themed pumpkins making it the perfect Halloween event families won’t want to miss.”
The show is ongoing every Wednesday through Sunday from September 30 to October 31. Entry is from 5 PM to 7:30 PM every night with the property closing at 8:30 PM. Long Hill is a historic property dating back to the early 1900s.
From 1916 to 1979 the estate was home to Ellery Sedgwick, the author and editor of The Atlantic Monthly, one of the oldest and well-respected American journals of all time. If you’re into history, you’ll have a blast exploring the 114-acre property where Sedgwick spent his summers writing.
Ellery’s wife, Mabel Cabot, was also a well-respected author of The Garden Month by Month, a growing and planting magazine. Fittingly, Mable was an accomplished gardener and rare plants specialist, so you’re in for some breathtaking landscaping that has been maintained since the 1950s.
If you’re not a history buff you can just enjoy the spectacle of fun Halloween events! Tickets are $27 for adults and $10 for children. Members have a reduced rate, which you can learn about here.
Find Long Hill at 572 Essex St, Beverly, MA 01915