No matter where you live, there’s a Halloween Happening somewhere in your neighborhood. From complicated thematic corn mazes to scream-filled frights there’s a range of ways to enjoy this playful time of year.
Albuquerque, New Mexico ABQ Trolley Co. is excited to return in October 2014 with the Trolley of Terror. Bring your own flashlight; this year we are going inside! Please note that riders will be getting on and off the Trolley and venturing into several haunted ABQ locations over the course of the 2-hour tour. Walking shoes are highly recommended. Availability for this special attraction is limited to 34 passengers per tour.
Gettysburg, Virginia With its tragic history as one of the bloodiest battles during the Civil War, it’s no wonder many believe Gettysburg to be one of the most haunted places in the world. Every night, ghost tours walk the streets, as guides adorned in period clothing with lanterns tell stories about the people who once lived and fought here – and whose spirits are said to still linger. From the Belle of Baltimore on Culp’s Hill to the Blue Boy at Gettysburg College, there are hundreds of ghost stories to hear, and each guide has their own personal experiences to share. Every ghost tour company offers unique tours around the town -main streets, back alleys and inside some of these haunted buildings. Some companies even offer ghost hunts, where equipment is provided to visitors and they are lead to investigate some of Gettysburg’s haunted sites.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year…haunted house season. Test your nerves at one of Milwaukee’s many haunted attractions with Milwaukee Ghost Tours and pay a visit to the neighborhood that was once known as the “Bloody Third Ward.”
New Orleans, Louisiana House of Shock is going out with a bang after 22 years in business, promising a show with live entertainment, food, a bar and pyrotechnics at its indoor and outdoor Halloween Festival on Friday and Saturday nights. The House of Shock has become a local legend and internationally recognized as one of the Top Haunted Houses in the world based on its extremely detailed sets, the intensity of its more than 400 volunteer performers and the many local community projects that they support annually. Beginning October 3, general admission to the indoor haunted house is $25 with V.I.P. admission for $50. The House of Shock tickets go on sale at 7 p.m. and the haunted house opens at 8 p.m. Enjoy it this year, or miss it forever.
New York City, New York Perhaps the world’s most inclusive and quirky Halloween parade, this year marks the 41st New York’s Village Halloween Parade. Started by Greenwich Village mask maker and puppeteer Ralph Lee in 1974, the Parade began as a walk from house to house in his neighborhood for his children and their friends. The 2014 41st Annual Parade will be on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014 at 7 p.m. and if you want to participate you’ll have to come in costume! 2014 Theme: The Garden of Earthly Delights. Hmnmmm.
Shreveport, Louisiana Historic Haunts of Shreveport is a “historic and haunted” trolley tour of historic sites in Shreveport that are reputed to be haunted. Sites visited during the Historic Haunts of Shreveport tour vary due to availability, but frequently include Oakland Cemetery, the Mabry House, the Spring Street Museum, the Ogilvie-Weiner Mansion and more. Tours last approximately three hours and include trolley transportation, mini-lectures at each site and refreshments.
So many places — so little Halloween!