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2023 Halloween Things to Do

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Experience the Enchanting Halloween of New Orleans

In the heart of New Orleans, the word ‘Spooktacular’ still holds its true essence. Does any other city match our fervor when it comes to celebrating Halloween? To dispel any doubt, take a glimpse at this lineup of spine-tingling events – some suitable for families, others exclusively for adults. Welcome to the month of Halloween, y’all!

Eerie Encounters and More Most haunted attractions are open throughout the month, but specific dates may vary, so ensure to verify individual schedules and book tickets in advance whenever possible. Also, take note of any age restrictions and assess if the experience is suitable for your little ghouls, as the intensity can vary.

  1. New Orleans Nightmare Location: 319 Butterworth St, Jefferson Delve into a world of spooky wonders, featuring haunted houses and mini escape rooms nestled within a vast horror-themed complex. For more information, visit [link].
  2. The Mortuary Haunted House Location: 4800 Canal St Experience an ‘unhallowed eve of revelry’ in this former funeral home, open through November 4th. For more information, visit [link].
  3. The Hollowed Harvest: Wicked Labyrinth Location: 818 Royal St A family-friendly adventure awaits with a walk-through featuring a mesmerizing display of 7,000 jack-o’-lanterns and puppets. For more information, visit [link].
  4. Skeleton House Location: St. Charles Avenue and State Street Witness the annual spectacle of Louellen Berger’s front yard boneyard.
  5. Ghost Manor Location: Magazine and Second Street Immerse yourself in a multimedia display of Halloween sights, open from October 12th to 15th, and possibly beyond – so be sure to check for additional dates. For more information, visit [link].
  6. Swampus Returns Various locations The Krewe of Krampus presents a selection of spine-chilling events, including a Haunted Swamp Tour, Scavenger Hunt, and Halloween House Parade. For more information, visit [link].

Ghoulish Gatherings and Parades

  • Oct 5th-15th: Dracula: A Gothic Rom Com Enjoy a new show by the ever-innovative NOLA project. For more information, visit [link].
  • Oct 5th-22nd: Let The Right One In Indulge in a vampiric love story at Le Petit Theater. For more information, visit [link].
  • Oct 7th: Halloween Hidden Treasures and Courtyard Tour Location: 826 St. Ann Street Explore the history of the Vieux Carré through a self-guided tour of homes and courtyards in the French Quarter. For more information, visit [link].
  • Oct 19th-22nd: Ghosts in the Oaks Location: City Park Ghosts in the Oaks features trick-or-treating, arts & crafts, a pumpkin patch, and hot-dog roasting around the campfire. For more information, visit [link].
  • Oct 20th: Ghostly Gallivant Location: The Cabildo, Jackson Square, 701 Chartres St. Step back in time as actors in period costumes recount the hallowed and haunted past of the city. Showings at 5:30 pm and every 30 minutes. For more information, visit [link].
  • Oct 20th-22nd: Boo at the Zoo Location: Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine Street A kid-friendly three-day festival with a plethora of activities, food trucks, animals, and trick-or-treating. For more information, visit [link].
  • Oct 20th-22nd: Screamfest Horror Film Festival Experience independent horror movies from across the country and beyond. For more information, visit [link].
  • Oct 20th-22nd: Dark City Fest Join in on the inaugural year’s celebrations, honoring New Orleans’ reputation as the most haunted city in the US. For more information, visit [link].
  • Oct 21st: Krewe of Boo! In the Boo Carré 2023 Partake in the city’s official Halloween parade. For more information, visit [link].
  • Oct 27th: Brews and Boos Location: City Park Brews and Boos offers adults-only access to the amusement park, along with a spine-chilling amount of beer for guys and ghouls aged 21 and above. For more information, visit [link].
  • Oct 27th: The Ann Rice Vampire Ball Location: The Elms Mansion, 3029 St. Charles Ave Attend the Vampire Lestat Fan Club’s 35th annual gathering at a masquerade ball. For more information, visit [link].

Exclusive Adult Shows

  • Oct 26th: The Drive-In Theater: Horror Edition Witness burlesque ghouls and Drag monsters at 10:30 pm at the AllWays Lounge.
  • Oct 27th: All Hallow’s Tease (burlesque) Experience a spine-tingling burlesque show at 10:30 pm at the AllWays Lounge.
  • Oct 27th-29th: Halloween New Orleans Join one of the most celebrated gay party weekends of the year. For more information, visit [link].
  • Oct 29th: The Vivacious Burlesque Experience: Devil’s Night Unveil the devilish delights at 9 pm at The Joy Theater.
  • Oct 31st: Little Shop of Horrors Burlesque Experience a captivating burlesque show at 8 pm at the AllWays Lounge.

This Halloween, New Orleans invites you to embrace the spirit of the season with a myriad of chilling and enchanting events. Whether you’re seeking family-friendly fun or spine-tingling thrills for adults, the city has something bewitching in store for everyone.”