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Ray Villafane Halloween Lobby Decoration & Pumpkin Carving Classes

To celebrate the spooky season, renowned pumpkin artist and sculptor Ray Villafane will be decorating our lobby with his unique creations in early October. Be sure to stop by for a unique photo op! Ray will also be running two pumpkin carving classes on October 8.

 Ray has gained international recognition for his incredible work and won numerous awards for his detailed pumpkin sculptures. His carvings often go beyond traditional jack-o’-lanterns, transforming pumpkins into stunning works of art with intricate designs and lifelike details. His workshops are known for being engaging, informative, and filled with creativity, offering a unique, memorable experience for all.

Ray Villafane displays his award-winning work.

When & Where

Date & time

The front lobby will display Ray’s decorations throughout October.
Ticketed classes will run Sunday, October 8:

  • 10am – 12pm
  • 3pm – 5pm.


The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
6902 East Greenway Parkway Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Pumpkin Carving Class Details

We’re bringing the magic of autumn to your fingertips with two family pumpkin carving workshops. These enchanted workshops will be led by a team of former Food Network pumpkin carving champions, including world-renowned artist, Ray Villafane! This is your golden opportunity to learn from the masters, carve up some creativity, and create some mouth-gaping 3D pumpkin art! 

We’ll set you up for success, providing all the pumpkins and tools you’ll need. Be sure to bring the little ones. This is a family friendly workshop that doesn’t involve any sharp tools. All you need to bring is a willingness to discover and dig deep into the playful art of 3D pumpkin carving. Be ready to pick, poke scrape and sculpt your way to some incredible 3-D Jack-O’-Lanterns! Just in time for Halloween.

Join us this fall season for the laughter, the memories, and that perfect family photo… Save a seat at the Pumpkin Carving Class, only at The Kierland Westin Resort & Spa!

Carving Class Tickets

Please note that capacity for the classes is limited.