Pumpkin Illumination


Pumpkin Illumination 2016

Despite serious rain and wind, our 7th Annual Pumpkin Illumination was held on Sunday, October 30 at 5:00 p.m.
at the Vail Mansion located at 110 South Street, Morristown, NJ.



5:15 p.m. –  carved pumpkin along the reflecting pond in front of the Vail Mansion in Morristown. Live  jazz was provided by Dan Filipak and Caleb Rumley!

The Dan Filipak Dixieland-style Jazz Band will transform you from New Jersey to New Orleans, from South Street in 2015 to Basin Street in 1915. When the music hits you’ll feel a pep in your step, a stride in your glide and a dip in your hip. Spectators are dared not to dance. Co-led by the always swingin’ and singin’ Caleb Rumley on trombone.

5:30 to 6:15 p.m. – Art Workshop with artist Dan Fenelon followed by a luminary parade led by Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty.
Dan Fenelon works with communities to create one of a kind original art projects. In keeping with the “Halloween” theme, there will be creatures and masks to decorate culminating in a parade before the Pumpkins are illuminated.

6:15 p.m. – Pumpkin Illumination! Lighting of the pumpkins.

PHOTOS by Dr. Lynn Siebert and Bob Karp, from 2016 Pumpkin Illumination:


A special thank you to our Pumpkin Illumination event sponsors: MetLife Foundation, Mondelēz, and Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen.