Top 5 Halloween destinations
Halloween, also known as All Hallows’ Eve is a yearly celebration which takes place on October 31. It initiates the triduum of Hallowmas, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers.
It is also one of the most anticipated holidays in the world and celebrations include costume parties and trick-or-treating. Many children dress up in fancy costumes and visit other homes in the neighborhood. At each house, they demand sweets, snacks or a small gift.
What makes Halloween so special though are definitely the parties that draw massive crowds with their original themes. These parties welcome anyone who is ready to have a great time. Also, if you have a great and original costume you’ll surely be the attraction of the party.
That being said, let’s have a look at some awesome Halloween party destinations.
The Vampire Ball in Houston, Texas is not your typical Halloween party, that’s for sure. Not only that the best costume wins a prize but your original tattoos and piercings get rewarded too.
This party has it all, masquerade, concerts, haunted house and abnormal food, especially made for Halloween. This is not for the ones with a weak heart, be careful.
Next we have the Freaks and Sideshows in New Orleans, Louisiana.
This is one of the biggest and craziest Halloween party in the world. A couple of the many events this party has to offer are: vampire gathers at the Anne Rice party, the Hotel Monteleone hosts the Ghoulish Gala and the Endless Night Festival.
The West Hollywood Halloween Carnival in Los Angeles is one of the largest Halloween street festivals and one of the biggest costume parties in the United States. People with outrageously costumes go to the Santa Monica Boulevard to show them off. After they get bored of partying on the streets, they divide themselves at the numerous private parties that are hosted in the city.
Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania, Romania is probably the most authentic Halloween party. Which better place to party in your vampire costume than the birthplace of the legend himself, Dracula. If you decide to go there for Halloween this is what you should expect: a recital of a medieval witch trial, a party at a Transylvanian hotel and lunch at Dracula’s house. Also, make sure not to miss the chance of visiting Dracula’s tomb late at night.
Last but not least we have the New York’s Village Halloween Parade.
I’m sure it’s not going to be a surprise for anyone when I tell you that New York throws the biggest and most visually dazzling public Halloween parade in the world. There are no less than 35,000 parade participants. This celebration is also featured in the book “100 Things to do before you die” and also voted “The greatest event on Earth for October 31”. I say these awards speak for themselves, don’t they? This is definitely the place to be for Halloween.