Photos: Carlton Park Pumpkin Lighting

On the evening of November 1st, the day after Halloween, was the fourth annual Carlton Park Pumpkin Lighting.

This was the first time I heard about this event, and consequently the first time I went, even though I've known about similar events at other parks. I was excited to learn that someone had organized this for our own neighbourhood!

My wife Jennifer and I gathered up some friends from around the neighbourhood and beyond (Australia!) and met up at the park. There were already many pumpkins blazing when we arrived, and we added ours to the lineup. We bumped into other neighbours and friends, enjoyed the snacks and drinks that people brought to share, watched the kids run around through the leaves while wearing their Halloween costumes "just one more time". And of course, had a great time checking out everyone else's pumpkin creations.

Apparently, this was the biggest ever Pumpkin Lighting event at Carlton Park, with probably around 60 pumpkins. It's great to hear that with some persistence, this neighbourhood event has continued to happen and grow over the years. Already looking forward to next year!

Michael Monastyrskyj also has a writeup of this event over on his Bloor-Lansdowne Blog.

Here are some more photos from the Pumpkin Lighting. Click to see larger versions:

All photos by Vic Gedris.