It’s that time of the year again! The nights are getting longer, the air is getting colder. And everyone is getting ready for one of the most exciting Halloween events in 2022: Nights of the Jack. From eerie ghosts to spooktacular illuminated light shows and everything in between, Nights of the Jack is one Halloween event you wouldn't want to miss! And if you keep reading, we will take you through everything you need to know about this year’s event including where it will take place, who can attend, and how you can get tickets, as well as some insider tips so you know what to expect.
What is Nights of the Jack?
Nights of the Jack is an immersive experience showcasing thousands of hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins, situated throughout the stunning property at King Gillette Ranch. You follow a 2/3 mile trail at your own paste glimmering at every turn with blazing gourds around every corner. Expect to see some larger-than-life pumpkin installations as well as detailed artist depictions of your favorite movie stars, sports heroes, and animated characters.
Kids will love the enchanted renditions of their favorite characters in pumpkin-form. Grown-ups can enhance the dazzling light display with an adult beverage from the Spookeasy bar. After you’ve wandered the grounds, enjoy a sumptuous picnic under the harvest moon. Indulge in our otherworldly offerings from an array of LA’s best food trucks. They’ve also got hot coffee and cider, and a bevy of spook-tacular Halloween snacks — sweet, savory, sour, spicy, and spectral, of course.
Where will Nights of the Jack take place?
Nights of the Jack is at 588-acre King Gillette Ranch, which is located at 26800 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA 91302. The entrance is located on Wickland Road and Mulholland Hwy.
When is Nights of the Jack?
Nights of the Jack starts on September 30th this year and will continue through October 31st. Nights of the Jack is open from 6:00 pm every night until 10 pm. The entrance to the parking lot closes at 9:15 pm, and the entrance to the trail closes at 9:30 pm. You can choose a time slot to enjoy the event at your own pace.
Most families spend 1 to 1.5 hours on the grounds engaging in activities and walking the trail. Make sure not to arrive late as you will be turned away with no refund.
Who can attend Nights of the Jack?
The event is open to all ages. There is truly something to enjoy whether you are old or young. The trail experience is not scary but can be a little spooky in a few places. You can take strollers with you on the trial, so even your little ones can attend Night of the Jack! You can also find bathrooms in the parking lot, the pre-show, and out on the trail so you don't need to hurry back if you go with little kids!
How to get tickets for Nights of the Jack?
Tickets for Nights of the Jack will go on sale on August 23rd, and they are available for purchase online. Tickets start at $29.99 per person, and kids 2 and under are FREE. If you purchase your tickets for the first week, September 30 through October 2nd, you can get $5 off your tickets with the code: FIRSTLOOK22.
Tickets are not available at the door. All tickets must be purchased online prior to attending Nights of the Jack.
Insider Tips for Nights of the Jack
As the event is expected to be exceptionally busy, you should definitely consider getting your tickets early so that you can get a good time slot. Bring warm clothing, as the nights will be getting colder as we get closer to the event. All bags will be searched at the entrance, so downsize any purses or bags you are bringing with you. Outside food and beverages are not allowed except for your baby's food, of course. You should also consider bringing a smartphone with you so that you can take pictures and videos of the event and capture memories with your kids.
Before you leave, don’t forget to stop at the souvenir shop for a glowing bauble, a handful of candy, or a little memento to haunt your scrapbook.
For more information about Nights of The Jack, please visit Nights of The Jack's official website.