Halloween is almost here! If you’re like me, you’ve been swamped with homework and midterms, so now Halloween is here and it’s the perfect time to relax, take a break from that work and hang out with friends in funny and ridiculous costumes.
And if you’re a true procrastinator, like myself, you waited until the very last minute to solidify your plans. Luckily, I have all of us covered– here’s a list of Halloween events and attractions coming up in the next week. Be warned, these events are not for the faint hearted or easily scared, visit at your own will!
From touring the grounds to the seasonal outdoor flea market, we’re always directing people to the Penitentiary. This time of year things get spooky, really spooky. You can take a fright-filled stroll through the *haunted* Penitentiary until November 5th.
Looking to dance and dress up in your costume? XFINITY Live is holding seven (Yes, seven) parties. The parties also consist of a costume contest, where the winners will win a total of 4,000 dollars in cash and prizes! Dj’s, live entertainment, refreshments and so much fun will have you dancing all night long if you’re looking to show off your costume and party in the big city.
If you’ve never been past Laurel Hill Cemetery, it looks something straight out of a painting. Eerily beautiful, the cemetery sits on a hill and has an outstanding view. But around Halloween, it takes a completely different turn. On the 28th, some of Laurel Hill’s permanent residents rise from their graves to tell some of the most riveting stories that have come to the cemetery.
Not a big fan of being scared? If you’re into music, the Philadelphia Orchestra is holding an event where you can celebrate the spooky holiday with some sweet tunes. The Halloween Organ Extravaganza is featuring a score set to Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror. The next day people are encouraged to come back for Halloween Treats, where they showcase music from Harry Potter and have other activities lined up.
Not really into dressing up or going out? Hit the Schmidt’s Commons on select dates to have a relaxing night and watch some classic Halloween or scary movies, including one of my personal favorites, Hocus Pocus. Food and drink are available there, but don’t forget to bring a blanket and something to sit on!
These are just a few of the many awesome spooky, fun and awesome Halloween activities going on this upcoming Hallo-weekend. If you find anything else you think is spooktacular and worthy of looking at, tweet us at @CampusPhilly!