With Halloween swiftly approaching, towns all across America are preparing for the haunts and howls that will fill the streets and leave groups feeling festive ... And maybe even a little frightened.
Take a look at these truly spooktacular Halloween celebrations!
Sleepy Hollow Halloween | Sleepy Hollow, New York
You guessed it: That Sleepy Hollow! Groups can take in the legends and lore of Icabod Crane by visiting Horseman's Hollow, Sleepy Hollow's premier haunted attraction; see the Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze featuring over 7,000 hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins set against the mysterious backdrop of Van Cortlandt Manor's 18th-century buildings; wander the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and more.
Terror on Tillson Street | Romeo, Michigan
A public street in the quaint city of Romeo, Tillston Street attracts over 20,000 visitors every October to take in the truly terrifying decorations and scenes created by a fleet of creative and dedicated homeowners. There's no cost for this family-friendly event, which gives those who visit free reign to admire each house along the closed street at their own pace.
Haunted Happenings | Salem, Massachusetts
Salem is probably one of the first places to come to mind when Halloween approaches—and rightly so! From the family-friendly Grand Parade and Family Film Nights on Salem Common to ghost tours and haunted houses, Haunted Happenings is perfect for groups looking for a fully immersive Halloween Experience. Stumble upon a red line on the ground? Follow it! It's Salem's Heritage Trail, which connects all the city's main sites groups won't want to miss.
Screams Haunted Theme Park | Waxahachie, Texas
Screams has Haunted Houses and a whole lot more. Open Friday and Saturday nights during October, Screams provides an entire night of Halloween fun in one place that includes live entertainment, Scary-Oke, Psychic Readings, Palm Readings, games of skill, shops and more. Plus, there's food and drink at a food court, along with pubs and a full-service restaurant and bar.
West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval | West Hollywood, California
Akin to Times Square in New York City on New Year's Eve, the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval on Halloween is one of Southern California's largest events, attracting hundreds of thousands of people. Spanning a one-mile stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard, the Halloween Carnaval was launched in 1987 and is rooted in the foundation of the city of West Hollywood's diverse culture and community. It has since grown into a world-famous annual gathering of phenomenal costumes, entertainment, culture and self-expression.
Written by Sarah Suydam, Staff Writer for Groups Today.
Photo courtesy of Tom Rose.