Halloween is a special occasion which is observed with fun-filled activities and groovy celebrations that include visiting haunted attractions, trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, ghost tours, and watching horror films. This festival is celebrated on October 31 every year.
Here's a list of events you may explore in U.S. during Halloween 2017.
You may go on ghost tours in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. These are guided tours where you'll get to hear ghost stories about Lafayette Square Park and other haunted locations. Lafayette Square Park is considered as one of the haunted sites in Washington D.C.
So, you can have a unique experience visiting the site during the festival. Similarly, the candlelight ghost tours of downtown Frederick will let you know about historic ghost encounters in that area.
Disneyland gets a complete makeover for this festival. Be it Disney parks or characters, you'll find them all decked up for the celebrations.
There are jack-o-lanterns placed at the front entrance of Disneyland. You'll find yellow and orange bunting adorning the Main Street. There's a Mickey Mouse jack-o-lantern at Town Square. It is around 12 feet tall. You'll also find pumpkin-head characters placed close to the statues of Walt Disney. Even the Mickey Mouse flower garden goes for a makeover with mini-pumpkins. You can explore a fireworks show that matches the theme of this festival. So, there are lots of events to look forward to at this time of the year.
The Disney's Resort organizes special events with trick-or-treating stations, craft activities, and live music for youngsters.
Spend a whole night walking along a pumpkin-lit wooden trail in Greenbelt, Maryland. You can even take your children and adult family members with you for the walk. Enjoy the festivities by carving jack-o-lanterns while listening to music at a special event held there.
Enjoy the train rides through a haunted forest at Shorefield Road, Wheaton, Maryland. There are separate rides for children and teenagers or adults. The dates for such haunted rides are October 8-9, 13-16, 20-23 and 27-30, 2016 and the time allotted is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Located in Doswell (in Virginia), this theme park has been organizing Halloween events from September 30, which will last until October 30. This park has five scare zones and nine mazes with creepers and monstrous creatures to thrill you with a ghoulish experience. You may bring your children to attend a kids' party known as Howl-O-Fest.
You can take part in the costume parade that'll start from Branch Road and end at Center Street along Maple Avenue in Vienna, Virginia. The parade will be held at 7 p.m. on October 26, 2016. The theme for this year's parade is "Vienna Celebrating Community Service".
Below, you'll find information on the events that will be organized on Halloween in U.K.:
There are spooky celebrations held at London Canal Museum during this occasion. These include going on a ghostly boat trip and scary story-telling sessions. Boat-riding through the Islington Tunnel can be a great experience for kids and adults. The events will be held during October 29 to October 30, 2016.
The scary rides and terrifying attractions at Thorpe Park will let you have a thrilling experience during this festival. The amusement park helps you explore spooky events at night so that you enjoy them to the fullest. The events at this park have started from October 7 and will go on until October 31, 2016.
Music lovers can have a joyous experience at Alexandra Palace as the famous singer Alice Cooper will be performing at a concert there. It'll be a dark night of musical fun and enjoyment where you'll find Cooper followed by New York Dolls, the famous American rock band. The concert will be held on October 29, 2016.
Enjoy an evening tour of this royal palace and learn about its ghostly history. These will be guided tours organized from October 28 to October 31, 2016. The tours are expected to start at 6.45 p.m. and end at 8.15 p.m.
Visit the Old Royal Naval College located at Cutty Sark Gardens in Greenwich, London to learn about ghostly encounters through a lantern-lit tour. Have a macabre feeling at supper in the Painted Hall, which is a part of this building.
If you're looking for a spooky and joyful experience on Halloween, explore any of the events listed above and have a great time on this special occasion.