October 25, 2019 | ,

Your Guide to a Happy (and Haunted) Halloween

Enter If You Dare…

1. Bates Motel

Photo Credit: @batesmotelandhayride

The What: Considered one of the best haunted houses in the area, the Bates Motel takes Halloween to a new level of horror, with incredible props and high-tech special effects to boot. 
The Where: 1835 Middletown Road
The When: Now through October 31
The Deal: $5 off combo tickets 

2. Terror Behind the Walls


The What: Terror Behind the Walls takes place inside the massive Eastern State Penitentiary, better known as America’s largest haunted house. 
The Where: 2027 Fairmount Ave
The When: Varies weekly, click here for the schedule  
The Deal: Half-priced tickets on Student Sundays after 7:30PM through November

3. Fright Factory

Photo Credit: @frightfactory

The What: Fright Factory is a high-scare, high-startle haunted house split into three themes within an old factory building in South Philly. 
The Where: 2200 S. Swanson St
The When: Thurs-Sun until Nov. 2 starting at 7:30PM 
The Deal: Save $5 when you purchase at the door!

‘Tis The Night: Sites to See

1. Ghost Ship

Photo Credit: The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

The What: This 90ft, three-dimensional light & water installation is making its North American debut on the Delaware River Waterfront.
The Where: Race Street Pier
The When: Oct. 4 to Nov. 3 from 7PM to 10PM
The Deal: Free

2. One Liberty Observation Deck

Photo Credit: @onelibertyphl

The What: One Liberty Observation Deck hosts Twilight Tours on the 57th floor, where you can view the skyline of America’s oldest city. 
The Where: 1650 Market St #5700 
The When: Fri-Sun from 10AM to 5PM through Halloween
The Deal: Purchase online for $15

3. Laurel Hill Cemetery


The What: Visit Laurel Hill Cemetery for a self-guided walking tour of the grounds.
The Where: 3822 Ridge Avenue
The When: Daily from 7AM to 5PM
The Deal: Free

Something Wicked This Way Comes: 21+ Halloween Plans

1. The Nightmare Before Tinsel Halloween Pop-Up Bar

Photo Credit: @tinselphilly

The What: Packed with clowns, zombies, and creepy treats, The Nightmare Before Tinsel is your go-to bar for themed drinks and haunting scares.
The Where: 116 S. 12th Street
The When: Daily until Nov. 2
The Deal: Free entry; pay as you go

2. Haunt Pop-Up Bar

Photo Credit: Sinead Cummings/Philly Voice

The What: Spooky, Halloween-themed cocktails paired with ghostly decor, Haunt is the pop-up bar to check out if you are looking for a delicious scare.
The Where: 1123 Walnut St
The When: Daily until Nov. 3
The Deal: Free entry; pay as you go

Trick-or-Treat: Check Out These Local Fests

1. Halloween in Manayunk

Photo Credit: @manayunkdotcom

The What: Take a stroll down Main Street Manayunk and enjoy deals at participating restaurants and shops.
The Where: Main Street Manayunk
The When: Oct. 26 from 11AM-4PM
The Deal: Free; pay as you go

2. Fall Fest and Spooky Saturday


The What: The fall fun begins in East Passyunk with costumes, arts and crafts, live music, fall fare, and more!
The Where: 1904 E Passyunk Ave
The When: October 26 from 12PM to 6PM
The Deal: Free to attend; pay as you go

3. South Street Fall Pumpkin Fest

Photo Credit: @officialsouthst

The What: Enjoy circus performances, live music, seasonal bites, and more during the Fest, and explore the annual Halloween festivities.
The Where: Headhouse Plaza
The When: Oct. 27 from 12PM to 5PM
The Deal: Free to attend; pay as you go

Check out more October events on our calendar and follow us on IG to keep up on all things happening in Philly!


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