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Tucson’s new Glowing Pumpkins event will add to Halloween season

Posted 8/18/22

Glowing Pumpkins, an immersive, family-friendly Halloween spectacle of art, light, costumed characters and themed stops along an outdoor third-mile trail, opens next month in Tucson.

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THINGS TO DO

Tucson’s new Glowing Pumpkins event will add to Halloween season

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Glowing Pumpkins, an immersive, family-friendly Halloween spectacle of art, light, costumed characters and themed stops along an outdoor third-mile trail, opens next month in Tucson.

The event is open from Friday, Sept. 23 through Monday, Oct. 31. It’s one of a half-dozen shows at such scale in the U.S., according to a news release.

The attraction is a thematic shift for Slaughterhouse, which has operated a scary haunted house in Tucson for 18 years, now in an actual slaughterhouse, that was rated No. 1 Haunted House in the United States last year by Scurryface Media.

“We’re a family-run business,” founder Bobby Sutton shared in a statement. “I’ve always wanted to do something for families to be able to enjoy Halloween. Usually, Halloween is scary stuff. This is a brand-new concept that we’re excited about.”

A partner group of artists in New York builds and helps Slaughterhouse staff install the attractions, with structures up to 20 feet.

The at-your-own-pace walk on the north side of the mall, which typically takes 35 to 50 minutes, includes Dinosaur Land, Under the Sea, Superheroes, a souvenir shop, snacks, and more.

Glowing Pumpkins is open dusk to 10 p.m. excluding Mondays and Tuesdays at Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Road.

Visit glowingpumpkins.com.

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