Posted Sunday, October 6th, 2019

Bring Your Carved Pumpkin to Morristown 

Join Morris Arts for an evening of Halloween fun for all ages in Morristown beginning at 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27, for the 10th Annual Pumpkin Illumination.

Morris Arts Celebrates Halloween with 10th Annual Pumpkin Illumination

The event takes place on the lawn of the Vail Mansion at 110 South Street in Morristown.

Bring your carved pumpkin for a mass pumpkin lighting at dusk at the reflecting pond at the Vail Mansion. Plus, enjoy live jazz, an art workshop, a luminary parade and much more!

The event starts at 5 p.m. with a gathering of pumpkins around the reflecting pool and live jazz by The Lintet, a New Jersey/New York based jazz ensemble led by Taiwanese-American trombonist Peter Lin, whose playing was reviewed by Downbeat Magazine as “solid, fluid, and smooth.” The band’s repertoire includes popular jazz standards, soul classics, exciting originals, and even special renditions of Taiwanese folk songs.

Pumpkin Illumination. A large crowd gathers around the pool at Vail Mansion, where dozens of carved pumpkins are displayed.

From 5:30 – 6:15 p.m., take a workshop with renowned artist Dan Fenelon, who works with communities to create one-of-a-kind art projects. In keeping with the Halloween theme, participants can decorate creatures and masks, culminating with Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty leading a luminary parade.

At 6:15 p.m., the pumpkin illumination begins.

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Morris Arts Celebrates Halloween with 10th Annual Pumpkin IlluminationMorris Arts, located in Morristown, is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1973 dedicated to building community through the arts. Using the arts to inspire, connect and engage, Morris Arts serves as a resource for Morris County with a special focus on arts programming in the schools and in the community, arts advocacy, and support of the Morris Area community of artists and arts organizations. Visit