NOTE: This is a 2022 listing. All information listed pertains to 2022 only and does not apply to 2023.

The Hollow at Phantom Lake

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Stroll through our outdoor, family friendly, jack-o'-lantern wonderland! 3000 hand carved illuminated pumpkins adorn our enchanted forest trails. From black cats and broomsticks to spiders and hooting owls, The Hollow promises to stir the imagination and rekindle the nostalgia of the season. Discover the mystery and wonder of our unique glowing jack-o'-lantern art installations against the night sky, the only one of its kind in Wisconsin!

The Hollow will be held the first 4 weekends in October at Phantom Lake YMCA Camp. With its rolling hills, scenic trails, and haunting waters, PLYC is the perfect location to host this fall spectacle. Dating back to 1896, it is Wisconsin's oldest youth camp. Proceeds raised from this event benefit the camp's scholarship program.

The Hollow at Phantom Lake is designed for all-ages and allows families with young children a non-scare option this Halloween season.

We do not recommend strollers or wheelchairs. We recommend a baby carrier as the trails can be rough.

The illumination is approximately 1 mile of wooded trail. Wear comfortable footwear. Expect uneven terrain and some inclines.

Refreshments, cotton candy, kettle corn, s'mores, and other treats available for purchase. Concession proceeds support the PLYC Scholarship Fund.

NOTE: This is a 2022 listing. All information listed pertains to 2022 only and does not apply to 2023.

2022 Dates & Times

September 30; October 1, 7-8, 14-16, 20-23


Free parking available, carpooling encouraged. Grounds will open for arrival at 6:30pm.

Due to the popularity of this event, please expect some wait times. The Hollow is a leisurely stroll with many photo opportunities along the way. We do not rush our guests through the walk.

Cost & Discounts

Prices range from $15-18
Ages 3 and under are free

Tickets will be available ONLINE ONLY at Ticketspice. Limited Capacity! Tickets WILL NOT be sold at the door. Advanced tickets are required to ensure admittance. Please arrive at your scheduled ticket time. Event is held rain or shine. Sorry, no refunds. For the safety and viewing pleasure of our guests, no umbrellas please. In case of rain, we ask that you kindly wear a poncho or rain coat to avoid obstruction of the illuminations.


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Phantom Lake YMCA Camp
S110W30240 YMCA Camp Road
Mukwonago, WI 53149

Waukesha County

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Aug. 1, 2022, 10:44 a.m.

February 5th, 2023 3:58 p.m. CST 15.29