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10 Halloween Activities that are a MUST for the End of October

1. Eastern State Penitentiary: Terror Behind the Walls

A must see haunted attraction around Halloween in Philadelphia! An actual haunted prison which was a jail to some of the worst prisons; you will be in for a scare. Eastern state was even voted one of the top-ranked Halloween attractions with different themes! If you wear a glow stick, you may even be separated from your group! If being separated from your group of friends is not your style; bring a big group of friends and buy your tickets online to save!  
2. Linvilla Orchards

Pick your own apples and pumpkins right at Linvilla! I am originally from NJ and we don’t have anything like Linvilla in Jersey! Linvilla offers you everything from a beer garden, apple launching, petting zoo, a ton of different food options along with the best apple cider donuts! (If you get them cold be sure to throw em’ in the microwave to get a little warmed up!)

Photo by Alexis Yurgin

3. Fall at Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens is some little ways away from SJU’s campus but not a terribly long ride! Take a day trip with your friends to the beautiful Longwood Gardens to see the beautiful changing leaves, Asian inspired lanterns every night, and illuminated fountain performances and live music at the beer garden on site! On October 25th, the chrysanthemum festival starts, featuring the largest mum in North America.
4. Pennhurst Asylum

Enjoy a night of frights with friends at Pennhurst Asylum! It is open until November 4th so you still have plenty of time to enjoy this fright. Pennhurst is haunted for real; so, your scare is expected.
5. Halloween Movie Screenings around the city

Screenings of popular Halloween favorites take place throughout October at venues all around Philly! Some coming up are Hocus Pocus on October 25th, Ghostbusters on October 28th, Night of the Living Dead on October 29th. It on October 30th and Halloween on October 31st.

6. Adult Trick-or-Treating at Chaddsford Winery

Every Saturday and Sunday through October 28th, Chaddsford Winery invites adults to do their own trick-or-treating on the grounds. Five Halloween-themed stations are set up with seasonal pairings such as pumpkin spiced cheesecake with warm spiced apple wine.

7. The Glow: A Jack O’Lantern Experience

In West Fairmont Park until October 28th enjoy more than 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins that illuminate a trail throughout the public space. It’s a beautiful site to see and a romantic date spot!8. City of Ghosts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

On Friday, October 26th from 5pm to 8:45pm the Philadelphia Museum of Art has a Halloween themed event to send off October, complete with a zombie apocalypse preparation, an immersive ghost story tour and live DJ!

9. Monster March in Mannyunk

On Saturday October 27th, enjoy over five bars, a cash prize for the best costume, free cover for everyone with a ticket to the bar crawl and drink specials at each! A fun event for big groups of friends to get into the Halloween spirit!

10. Nightmare on Broad Street 2018

Xfinity is about to get spooky this Friday and Saturday, dress to impress because there is some serious competition and cash prizes. Tickets include cover charge and a free entry to the costume contest! It will be one of the largest Halloween parties throughout Philly!
I hope everyone enjoys one of the best holidays of the year! It’s gonna be a spooky one!




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