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Events for a Spooktacular Halloween 2015

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We lucked out! Halloween falls on a Saturday this year. There are many events taking place over this holiday weekend. If you’re searching for what to do and where to go, we have you covered! Below we’ve compiled a list of spooky fun for everyone – including bone-chilling attractions, costume parties, and activities the whole family will enjoy.

Attractions

Fright Factory – until Oct. 31st

If it’s been on TV then it must be scary, right? The Fright Factory has been featured on Philadelphia’s local news stations and on the Travel Channel as the one of the scariest haunts in America. Hop on down to South Philly to find out why! Prices range from $13 to $28, depending on the night you attend.

Bates Motel – Ongoing until Nov. 1st.

Get ready to face the fright at this local haunt, celebrating 25 years of fear with accolades including “Number 1 Haunted Attraction in America” by Hauntworld USA. Take on all three attractions – the Haunted Hayride, Bates Motel, and Corn Maze – for $30 when you use the code WAWA for a discount!

Dorney Park Halloween Haunt – Ongoing until Nov. 1st.

Riding a roller coaster at night is so much cooler than during the day; but at Dorney Park, the experience can also be scarier! Watch out for the “walking dead” as you roam through the theme park for your next thrill during their annual Halloween Haunt. Exercise caution when walking through the special spooky attractions, because you never know what might be hiding behind the corner! Admission starts at $37, but check out the deals on their website.

Pennhurst Asylum – Ongoing until Nov. 1st.

The hospital-themed attraction has been taking all new patients this fall. You still have chance to explore the old administration building where many items and artifacts are on display. The Dungeon of Lost Souls, Tunnel Terror, and the Ghost Hunt ($40) await you!

Spirits of 76 Ghost Tour – Year-round

The City of Brotherly is also the City of Spirits. Enjoy some rich Philadelphia history while exploring 20 of Philly’s most interesting and scary sights! Tickets are $19 for adults and $12.50 for children. Be sure to wear your walking shoes, as tour is a 75-minute adventure through the streets of Old City, featuring unmissable facts and folklore surrounding haunted Philadelphia.

Parties

Night of Crawling Dead in Philadelphia – October 29

Barcrawls.com is hosting one of their epic crawls this Thursday. Participants will be making pit stops in a selection of bars, pubs, taverns, and saloons around the city. Take full advantage of drink specials and cover free admission by registering online. Tickets start at $10.

Nightmare on Broad Street at XFINITY Live! October 31

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All seven venues inside XFINITY Live! will be open on Halloween, so you can party the night away! Come dressed in your Halloween garb, as there will be cash prizes for best overall, sexiest, and group costumes. Plus, don’t miss live music from Split Decision inside Victory Beer Hall! Just $10 to enter the nightmare.

Mischief Night Halloween Kickoff Party at Bleu Martini – October 30

Step into the #BleuMagic at Bleu Martini’s Halloween kickoff this Friday. For those of you lacking a costume this year, don’t worry – costumes are encouraged but not mandatory. RSVP if you’re planning to attend, and consider getting there before 10 p.m. to avoid the cover charge.

Yakitori Boy* – October 30 and 31

Not one, but two Halloween parties are happening at Yakitori Boy this year. Nightmare on 11th Street begins at 5 p.m. on Friday. Enjoy drink specials, savory food, and $2 karaoke songs. On Saturday, you are advised to pick a side for the Superhero vs. Villain party. Get creative with your costume for the chance to win prizes worth up to $200!

Devereux Hope Gala – October 31 

Go “Into the Woods” this Halloween at the Hope Gala. The black tie benefit event begins at 7 p.m. in support of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Only a few tickets remain!

Family Fun

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Trick or Treat Trail at Franklin Square – October 31

Besides the fun of getting to dress up, kids can enjoy the chocolates, candies, and fun offered by Franklin Square, where trick-or-treating is made a little simpler. Attendees not only get treats, but can also decorate a bag in which to stuff their findings. Admission is free for children under 10 years old!

Pumpkin Fall Fest at South Street Headhouse District – October 31

The Pumpkin Fall Fest is back for another year! South Street Headhouse District has put together a family-friendly afternoon filled with carriage rides and make-and-take crafts. There will also be a coat drive set up, for which any gentle wore coats are welcome for donation. The fest starts at 12 noon and runs until 5 p.m.

Halloween Tot Parade and Party in Spruce Hill – October 31

This year marks the 18th annual Tot Parade and Party in Spruce Hill, which continues to gain popularity with each passing season. The parade begins at 3 p.m. on 45th and Larchwood, ending on the 4200 block of Osage.  

The Count’s Halloween Spectacular at Sesame Place – until Nov. 1

Grab the kiddies and join the Count and all his friends on Sesame Street for a Halloween Spectacular. The park is open through November 1st and has a new fun Halloween-themed parade as well as three new shows. A single pass is $45, but their official website had a few discounts!

Where will you be celebrating Halloween this week? Let us know what your plans are in the comments!

* Yakitori Boy is a client of Philly PR Girl.

 

 

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