The only time less is more in Miami is during Halloween. And we’re strictly referring to clothing. In the city where anything goes, you leave with unforgettable memories, glowing skin, and maybe a little less of your dignity. Who cares though? You partied “in the city where the heat is on” and we’re all about a good story.
There is no shortage of parties:
- Pop bottles at LIV
- Get weird on Ocean Drive
- Cruise through parties in Brickell
- Catch the naughty at Club 11
- Dance your heart out/ass off at Wynwood Fear Factory music festival
- Bounce from Fear Factory to Club 11 (our personal favorite)
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It is believed that Halloween was born from the Gaelic harvest festival, Samhain. So, it’s no surprise that Ireland hosts the biggest Halloween event in Europe, and one of the best in the world. Tucked inside the walled city of Derry, Derry Halloween continues for 4 days with frighteningly fun events:
- Awakening the walls
- Haunted Harvest Market
- Carnival Parade
- Comic City
- Little Monsters
- Spark! Street theatre show
- Terror Trail
- House of Horrors
- Halloween Origins Tour
- The Tower of Terror
- Game of Thrones Tour
Curve ball, right? Hang with us. When it comes to Halloween, Orlando doesn’t mess around. It is home to two of the two biggest theme parks and studios in the world- Universal and Disney.
Your Halloween can go two different ways:
- Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party: This is your whimsical, PG event. It’s held at the Magic Kingdom for select nights through September and October. The park and characters are decorated for Halloween. We think it’s all kinds of magical.
- Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights: The holy sh*t I’m so scared that I’m border-line laughing and crying. Universal Studios turns its parks into some of the scariest haunted houses and scare zones you’ll ever experience. You’ll find a quick respite when you enter the walls of Harry Potter land, but don’t be fooled. The scares are everywhere.
London is no stranger to all things haunted and macabre. This ancient city will give you more scares than you could dream of for Halloween. You’ll need a week of cartoons and cuddles to recover.
- Mess with your mind at Derren Brown’s Ghost Train. It’s situated in a Victorian warehouse, where a train carriage is suspended in air. We’re scared just thinking about it.
- Relive some of the darkest moments in London’s history with The London Dungeon. Prepare for spooks and scares.
- Scare this sh*t out of yourself at the winner of the UK’s best scare attration, The London Bridge Experience and London Tombs.
- Party at one of the biggest events in London, Regression Sessions Halloween Special.
New Orleans, USA
Halloween feels like a thing 24/7, 365 days a year in New Orleans. It is considered one of the most haunted towns in the United States. Mix in that voodoo history and it’s a spooky place to visit on October 31st. New Orleans embraces Halloween as it embraces every holiday- with full force:
- Take a tour of the city’s haunted hotels
- Catch the Krewe of Boo Halloween parade
- Join a walking tour of the most haunted locations in the French Quarter
- Check out the Vodoo Music and Arts Experience
- Wander through the LGBT block party on Frenchman Street
- Go full vampire at Anne’s Rice Vampire Ball
Salem, Massachusetts is synonymous with sinister. It has a gruesome past and haunted presence, making it a Halloween hot spot. Known as the Witch Town, Salem thrives in the month of October. Salem Haunted Happenings is a month-long Halloween celebration:
- Get a reading at the Salem Psychic Fair and Witches Market
- Immerse yourself in the best horror movies, parties, and music at Salem Horror Fest
- Run the Witch City 5K
- Take a haunted tour of an iconic Salem house with Spirits of the Gables
- Compete in Salem’s biggest costume party at the Hawthorne Hotel’s 28th Annual Halloween Party
- Get creeped out on a walking tour of haunted Salem
- Join witches from around the world at the Salem Witches’ Halloween Ball
Toronto is a vegan mecca. Almost every store, coffee shop, and restaurant offers health conscious, vegan options. In addition, Toronto knows how to party. What better way to celebrate Halloween than with stellar parties and lots of vegan food?
Check out these Halloween events in Toronto:
- Legends of Horror at Casa Loma. Casa Loma is a must see in Toronto. Get two scares from one boo (or something like that) by heading to Toronto’s castle for an interactive haunted experience. Guests are guided on a one hour walking tour through the castle’s haunted tunnels and gardens.
- Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland. Toronto’s amusement park becomes a land of horror with 20 haunted houses and over 700 monsters that will have you screaming each step of the way.
- Toronto Island Stories: Murder at the Lighthouse. Take a night boat ride to Toronto Island with Spooky Lagoon. You’ll learn the history of the islands and the mystery behind the murder of the lighthouse’s keeper, John Paul Radelmuller.
- Haunted High Park. The park after dark will spook visitors with its ghost stories and ghastly tales. As if that wasn’t scary enough, the candlelit Colborne Lodge hosts a Victorian funeral and mourning traditions.
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Halloween is one of our favorite times of the year. We’re big fans of costume parties and all things dark and creepy. Lucky for us, some of the best vegan cities in the world have legendary Halloween events. We wish we could make it to every city this year, but teleportation isn’t an option yet. Share your Halloween experience with us for a chance to be featured. Hashtag #theelectricsoulspook and tag us. Happy haunting!