Canada’s oldest penitentiary and popular historical site is about to glow in the dark this Halloween season. How, you may ask? Pumpkinferno is taking over Kingston Pen for the first time ever and showcasing the most elaborate, creative, and spook-tacular glowing pumpkin creations. Here’s what to know.

Pumpkinferno at Kingston Pen after dark is new for the site and is sure to round up eager attendees for what’s to be an exciting fall event.

You’ll surely find yourself mesmerized “as the historic site is transformed into an enchanted wonderland of glowing pumpkins,” according to Kingston Pen Tours. Guests of all ages are welcome to explore the Jack-O-Lantern exhibit and take pictures of the sculptures.

According to organizers, these pumpkins are not necessarily real but they are realistic, artificial pumpkins, whose forms have been shaped from molds of real pumpkins. They are then designed and carved by a group of artists who have worked tirelessly to create jaw-dropping pieces.

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The entire Pumpkinferno experience will take you about 45 to 60 minutes to complete however guests can enjoy it at their own pace.

Tickets can only be purchased online and start at $21. You’ll need to book a date and time as they are expected to sell out.

Make sure to arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before check-in time.

The event kicks off on September 29th starting at 7:15 PM until October 19th when it will start at 6:45 PM. The last admission into the event would be the 9:15 PM to 9:45 PM time slot as it closes at 11 PM.

Make sure to get your tickets ASAP.

Pumpkinferno at Kingston Pen

Where: Kingston Penitentiary – 560 King Street W, Kingston, ON
When: September 29th to October 29th