Top Halloween Activities In Cities Around The World For 2011
Terror Behind the Walls Philadelphia, PA
Located inside the walls of Eastern State Penitentiary, a massive abandoned prison in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, Terror Behind the Walls attracts over 100,000 visitors from around the world annually and is consistently ranked among the top haunted attractions in the nation. The production features Hollywood-quality sets, custom-designed props, animatronics, and digital sound effects, all within the walls of this National Historic Landmark. For 2011, Terror Behind the Walls celebrates 20 years with two new attractions: The Gauntlet and Break Out!
Universal Studios Hollywood – Halloween Horror Nights Los Angeles, CA
The un-dead populate the studio backlot on October weekend nights. The event includes walk-through mazes, roaming scare actors, nightmare-inducing rides, shows and attractions. This is the goriest event in town. Not recommended for children under 13 or the squeamish.
Chicago’s own Halloween celebration is Chicagoween and takes place in the city’s Daley Plaza throughout October. Chicagoween includes pumpkin decorating and crafts, circus-type entertainment, and a farmers market selling pumpkins, squash, apples, and other fall specialties. Admission to Chicagoween is free.
Haunted Tours and Fun on the Streets New Orleans LA
You might want to start with one of the many haunted tours through the French Quarter or some other spooky part of the city. There are haunted houses Uptown, in the Garden District and elsewhere, if you know where to go or are with someone who does. And then, of course, there are the world-famous cemeteries where the dearly departed are buried in tombs aboveground. Hundreds of stories abound in which the ghosts of these "Cities of the Dead" come alive, some of which have actually been documented and visually captured.
Georgia A-Scary-Um – October 30-31, 2009 Atlanta GA
Join the Georgia A-SCARY-UM on Oct. 30 and 31, 2009 for Halloween and fa-BOO-lous
family fun, costumes and safe trick-or-treating for all ghouls and boys!
See the animals participate in fun Halloween activities on Friday and Saturday! Stop by the Asian small-clawed otter exhibit at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., the piranha exhibit at 2 p.m. and the American alligator exhibit at 3 p.m. to see how our animals celebrate Halloween. Also check out underwater pumpkin carving in the Ocean Voyager habitat at 1 p.m. Activities take place at the same time on Friday and Saturday.
FREE ADMISSION! Kids 12 and under in costumes will receive free admission when accompanied by an adult. Offer valid for up to two children in costume per one paid adult or Annual Pass member on Oct. 30-31.
Not only will the Aquarium be decked out with Halloween-themed decorations, but there will be music, Trick-or-Treat candy stations
throughout the Aquarium, Halloween craft tables and costume contests for guests throughout the day!
Orbs of Oahu Graveyard Shift Tour Honolulu HI
If you’re feeling particularly brave, join Oahu Ghost Tours for the Orbs of Oahu Graveyard Shift Tour in the eerie quiet of Halloween morning. Guests will visit several of the Island’s most haunted sites, including the infamous Morgan’s Corner. Tour begins 11:15 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30 and ends 4 a.m. Halloween morning. Tickets are $66.60, adults only. Pick up outside the Ala Moana Hotel, Mahukona St. For more information, call 524-4944 or visit oahughosttours.com .
Chills At The Chapel London England
Head to the Union Chapel in Islington for a double billed fright fest. Chills in the Chapel is a special Halloween event run by the Jameson Cult Film Club and designed with the simple aim of scaring you silly on Halloween. Saturday you can watch the groundbreaking with two complimentary cocktails to calm your nerves, all courtesy of Jameson. On Sunday it’s remember that one? It’s the one where the human race is replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion. Scary stuff. Come as your favourite horror hero – there’s a big party in the bar afterwards. Tickets are free but must be .The Haunted
Pumpkin sculptures of spooky scarecrows, frightening spiders, sneaky snakes, and more designed by artist Michael Natiello await discovery at every turning the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Youngsters play inside a “gourd-geous” Pumpkin House, put on a scary show at the Pumpkin Puppet theater, have a “hoot” finding out what owls eat by dissecting pellets, and look for wiggly worms under a rotting log. Tickets Here
Visit Peles – the most beautiful royal palace in Europe; Peles alone is worth your entire trip to Romania.
Drive to Targoviste, capital of Valahia under Prince Vlad Dracula. The ruins of the palace shelter dramatic stories of might, greed, justice and cruelty. Five hundred years ago, a row of boyars left Targoviste to rebuild the fortress of Poienari, as punishment for their disloyalty.
In the late afternoon, behold the ruins of Poienari. In 1462, Prince Vlad was besieged here by the Ottomans. Vlad sent for help and advice in the village of Aref, across the hill, but his wife waited no more: she threw herself into the river Arges, to avoid captivity.
The Arefeans came at night and managed to take the prince all the way to Transylvania, across the high Carpathians. Vlad rewarded them with 16 mountains as pastureland – no wonder Aref remembers Vlad Dracula 500 years apart.
Tonight, around a bonfire, in the village of Aref, 20 farmers will tell you the legends they remember about Vlad; they are the descendants of those who served the prince, and you will be their guests, in their houses – a dive in Time and Mythology.
Discovery Bay Halloween Carnival Hong Kong
Little witches and ghosts will be descending on the Discovery Bay Halloween Carnival for some fiendishly good times. Activities such as “Shooting Pumpkin King”, “Greedy Jack” and “Ghost Everywhere” will join the likes of festive favorites like face-painting, balloon twisting and trick-or-treating. Plus, those taking part will be given a HK$200 games coupon, valid at participating shops of DB North Plaza on October 31. October 31, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Free. Discovery Bay Plaza and DB North Plaza, Discovery Bay, +852 3651 2345 http://www.ddeck.com.hk and dbnplaza.hk
Sigmund Stern Grove San Francisco, California
Spooky Good Fun at Scaregrove 2011 - Bring the family out for Scaregrove at Sigmund Stern Grove featuring hay rides, a haunted house, carnival rides, giant inflatables, live entertainment and food for sale. $8 per person for an all-access pass. Advance tickets can be purchased beginning October 24, in-person at McLaren Lodge, 501 Stanyan Street in San Francisco. Friday, October 28th, 2011 4pm – 9pm. Sigmund Stern Grove, San Francisco, California.
Wild Waves & Enchanted Village Seatlle WA
One of the region’s biggest Halloween extravaganzas is a haunted house and party at the water park that runs weekends in October. By day, Fright Fest is all about kid-friendly crafts and games, but at night, the scene turns a little older, with a haunted house, dance party, rides and entertainment. Read up on the costume guidelines (mostly limited to kids 10 and younger) before decking yourself out. General admission is $25.
Day Of The Dead Houston TX
Day Of The Dead Houston TX
Celebrate the lives of the loved ones you’ve lost on Day of the Dead at these Houston area locations. As always, if you know of a place that should be added here you can email me.Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts — MECA presents its annual Dia de los Muertos: Honoring our Past, Celebrating our Future on October 30 and October 31. Festivities feature food from the Americas, arts and crafts, and a Calavera Fashion Show. Music, dance, theater, and arts present a playfully mock death and reaffirmation of life. Located at 1900 Kane Street in Houston’s Old Sixth Ward, 77007.
Looking to get your Halloween thrills? Every October, the Adventuredome at Circus Circus Las Vegas becomes Frightdome. Featuring 23 Rides and Attractions including Five (5) Haunted Houses; two (2) new Haunted Houses with New "SAW" theming. Scare Zones with roaming monsters & animated drop demons that frighten you from every direction. Freak shows featuring Lady Diabla, Ryan Stock and Amber Lynn Walker. Haunted 4D FX Theater.
Haunted Houses at Fright Dome
- Haddonfield Memorial Hospital
- The Home of Michael Myers
- Chainsaw Massacre
- Fright High
- Hillbilly Hell
The action under the dome is definitely bone-chilling. Oh yes, gore and blood blood blood. NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 12.
Grand Opening October 1, 2011, 7pm – Midnight.
Tickets are $36.95 per person. Additional $15 for VIP express pass. 702-794-3939