The 6 Best Places to Celebrate this Halloween

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The days are darkening and the witching hour is upon us – it’s the most spine-chilling time of the year. Are you feeling brave enough?

From the terrifyingly lit pumpkins and scaring the unwanted intruders away, to ghostly decorations covering the city, discover the perfect way to celebrate this Halloween with some of the spookiest events around. Whether it’s jumping aboard the haunted canal cruise through the chilling corners of Camden, marching through the streets of Manhattan dressed up in your creepiest outfit, or curling up under the covers watching scary movies, face your fears this Halloween and indulge in the frightening events this October. Will you choose to play or trick? Or will you give a treat?

Palazzina - Venice, Italy

Are you ready to experience the dark side of Venice?

Celebrating the night of the witches, don’t miss out on the most exclusive party in town! Nestled on the enchanting Grand Canal, Palazzina is opening its doors on October 31st to all the spooky attendees around; starting with a dramatic dinner show held by the amazing Visionair Events, followed by a DJ set until the early hours. Please note this year the theme is ‘Fallen Angels’ – therefore, lace, feathers and a lot of black is mandatory! Why not immerse yourself in the full Halloween experience and book yourself the unique Fallen Angels package? Including accommodation in one of the design rooms or suites, attendance to the exclusive dinner show and after party, a continental breakfast and late check-out. If you’re looking to celebrate this Halloween in style, Palazzina is the place to go!

Jägermeister's Cursed Canal Cruise - Camden Town, London

All aboard the Cursed Canal Cruise....

Setting sail from the uncanny Camden Town, Jägermeister have partnered up with the famous Ladies & Gents bars and are inviting all Halloween lovers onto their frightening ‘dark spirit’ phantom boat – adorned with creepy decorations and mouth watering cocktails. Cruise through the ancient canals of London as night falls, make your way through the spine-chilling 1km-long Victorian-designed Islington Tunnel and party the night away with the intricate flavours of the dark spirits’ cocktails and ice-cold shots – showcasing over 56 different herbs and spices! Holding just twelve guests at a time, there will be wood-burning fire to save all passengers (living and undead) from the chills. The Jägermeister's Cursed Canal Cruise takes place every evening from the 23rd October - 3rd November – are you ready to immerse yourself in the dark?

Las Casas B+B Hotel - Cuernavaca, Mexico

As we all know, Mexico celebrate The Day of the Dead every year rather than Halloween. This three-day celebration, starting on October 31st, is more of a reunion party to pamper the souls who no longer walk the earth, guided by the belief that the spirits return every year for these three days to spend time with their loved ones. Why not celebrate this spookily magnificent tradition at the enchanting Las Casas B+B’s HOUSE Restaurant? Indulge in ‘The Offering’ – a spooky seven-course dinner tasting prepared by Chef Karina Rodríguez and mixologist Cristhian Bustos, celebrating the dead with dishes and cocktails inspired by Mexican cuisine. Nestled in the historic centre of Cuernavaca, walk amongst the spirits that return every year on these three special days and be fascinated by the magical atmosphere that surrounds you.

NYC Village Halloween Parade - New York, USA

On Thursday 31st October, Halloween takes New York City with a bang. Known as one of the world’s most madly creative public participatory events, prepare to get your hands dirty and create the most extraordinary costume to wear in this terrifying parade. Join the thousands of puppets, bands, dancers, artists and other dressed up New Yorkers at the 46th annual Village Halloween Parade and celebrate the creepiest time of year. Running up Sixth Avenue from Spring Street to 16th Street in Manhattan, this year’s theme is WILD THING! Although it’s free to march in this parade, costumes are mandatory! Think Scarecrow, antlers, GreenMan and more…

Hurley House Hotel - Hurley, United Kingdom

Nestled within the laid-back countryside of Berkshire, spend this Halloween at the former pub, now a boutique hotel, Hurley House. Known for its wide popularity with celebrities such as Kate Winslet and George Clooney, to name a few, this is the perfect place to spend this terrifying holiday if you’re looking for something a little more relaxed. On the 29th October, Hurley House are showcasing the new bone-chilling Stephen King movie, Pet Sematary – a film about a couple discovering a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home. Book your tickets and enjoy a glass of champagne or wine in their theatre before the terror begins… did we say relaxed?

Hotel ZaZa Austin Downtown - Austin, USA

Bringing all your extreme nightmares to life and join Hotel ZaZa in Downtown Austin for their first annual Halloween bash this October! Located in the Group Therapy Lounge and the Cabana Bar & Poolside areas, prepare yourself for a freakishly wild experience of facing your true fears and phobias at the ZaZa Phobias event. Complete with bone-chilling entertainment, drink specials and delicious bites, dance the night away with the live band and the DJ’s bewitched beats and satisfy all your dark cravings at Austin’s event of the year!

Be sure to check in to this haunted hotel and be welcomed by a Halloween surprise delivered to your room before the big event. This is something you’re not going to want to miss!

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