There is more to Halloween than dressing up in ghoulish costumes and playing trick or treat. There are some cities that take the Halloween experience several notches up by designing festivals exclusively for the season. Here we give you a list of all these ghastly festivals. So brace yourselves and hold on to your seats.
The Village Halloween Parade
Where - New York City
What’s unique - 50,000 paraders indulge in 3 hours of festival fun
This fantastic parade is open to anyone who has slipped into a Halloween costume. The parade also sees 50 bands from across the world, dancers, giant puppets and artists put up a spectacular show that gives you the jitters. So don a creepy costume and celebrate!
The London Dungeon
Where - London
What’s unique – Scary and interactive experience
An eerie festival that brings you face-to-face with notorious villains like Jack the Ripper and Sweeney Todd, the London Dungeon also gives you a feel of the scary events such as the Black Plague. With 14 shows and 3 scary rides, this is one festival that will see you shriek in pure horror. Our favourite is the one where you spin in the dark at high speeds as you shoot it out with evil ghosts. Don’t tell us we didn’t warn you!
Where – Toronto
What’s unique – Pumpkin carving contests and creepy dining tours
Scary events, creepy attractions, tricks and treats - this is what Halloweek is all about. Put on your thinking hats and create interesting pumpkin carvings for the carving contest. After giving wings to your creativity, it’s time to be part of the ghoulish dining tours. Enter at your own risk!
Terror on Tillson Street
Where – Michigan
What’s unique – An entire street transforms into a haunted area
A charming, little street situated in the historic village of Romeo, Michigan, undergoes a major makeover to become a haunted habitat. The locals decorate their houses and give you an authentic Halloween experience.
By Neetu George