Prepare to be captivated by the mesmerizing 2023 Newburgh Halloween Illuminations, a family-friendly and enchanting event that transforms the red bridge area of the Rivertown Trail into a magical wonderland. This self-guided Halloween experience offers an unforgettable journey through illuminated woods, adorned with carved pumpkins, dazzling lights, and friendly ghosts. Embrace the festive spirit as you set your own pace along the trail, stretching from the Gene Aurand Trailhead to the Ohio River and back.

Newburgh Halloween Illuminations Ticket Information

Tickets for this captivating event are available online in advance or at the entrance. Individual tickets are priced at $5, or you can opt for a family 5-pack for just $20. Children aged 3 and under, who are comfortably seated in strollers, enjoy free entry. The Halloween Illuminations extravaganza takes place from October 12-15 and 19-22, between 6 PM and 9 PM. Rain or shine, the event promises to deliver its magic. Remember, tickets are valid only for the 6 PM to 9 PM time slot on your chosen date, with no refunds or rescheduling.

Please note that if you've secured tickets for the Ghostly Hayrides, entry to the Halloween Illuminations is also included.

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Newburgh Halloween Illuminations Location and Weather

Embark on your adventure at the Gene Aurand Trailhead, conveniently situated across from Mother Theresa's Treasures at the intersection of SR 662 and Yorkshire Dr in Newburgh, Indiana. The event unfolds come rain or shine, with light to moderate rain not deterring the festivities. However, in the event of high winds or lightning, Historic Newburgh, Inc. (HNI) may decide to close the event. Keep an eye on weather updates via their website or their Facebook page.

Newburgh Halloween Illuminations Parking

Parking is conveniently available at St John the Baptist Catholic Church (725 Frame Rd, Newburgh, IN 47630) and various downtown Newburgh public parking lots. Limited handicap parking can be found on-site at the Gene Aurand Trailhead, and drop-offs are also permitted in the parking lot. Please follow the guidance of volunteers when using handicapped parking or dropping off passengers.

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Know Before You Go

This is a child-friendly event designed to enchant and amaze without being scary, but do consider your child's sensitivities. The trails are fully accessible for strollers, wheelchairs, and other mobility devices. Other things to know before you go:

  • Plan around 30 minutes for the approximately 1-mile trail.
  • Family pets are not allowed, but service animals are welcomed.
  • All proceeds support Historic Newburgh, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving downtown Newburgh's historic charm and vitality.

As you venture through the captivating Newburgh Halloween Illuminations, let the twinkling lights and carved pumpkins enchant your senses while knowing you're contributing to the preservation of a charming community. Don't miss this opportunity to create unforgettable memories with your loved ones, as you bask in the glow of an enchanting evening along the Rivertown Trail.

[Source: Historic Newburgh via Facebook]

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