5 OF THE TOP CITIES FOR HALLOWEEN CELEBRATIONS

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Top 5 des villes où célébrer Halloween

As you know, Halloween is nearly here! Wherever you go, skeletons, witches and monsters of all kinds await you. Indeed, Halloween is a celebration known worldwide, synonym of horror and thrill, but also an excuse to travel for those who want to discover the Halloween traditions of other cultures. But, do you know the best cities to celebrate these festivities? If not, discover them by reading this article!

1- Transylvania, Romania

If you choose Transylvania to celebrate Halloween, you will be able to:

  • Visit Bran Castle, known for having hosted the famous Count Dracula more than once, and attend the Halloween Party.
  • Take part in the Dracula Tour and follow in the footsteps of the Count.
  • Attend the festivities of the Citadel of Sighisoara, Dracula’s birthplace.
  • Participate in the Ball of Vampires in the haunted towers of the Citadel of Tirgu-Mures.
  • Visit the monastery of Snagov, where the headless body of the Count is said to have been buried.

2- London, United Kingdom

On your way to London, various activities will await you such as:

  • A visit of Drury Lane, a haunted theatre.
  • A guided tour of the city in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper while listening to dreadful stories.
  • Exploration of the famous killer’s former home.
  • The London Halloween Ghost Walk which offers visits to graveyards and crime scenes.
  • A visit to Hogwarts, the school of the famous wizard with glasses, during which you can take part in duels against the death eaters.

3- Edinburgh, Scotland

If you visit Edinburgh on October 31st, you will be able to:

  • Take part in the city of the Dead Tour, during which you will have the opportunity to take a historical tour of the city while listening to horrific facts.
  • Visit Edinburgh Castle full of ghost stories.
  • Visit the infamous Mary King’s Close neighborhood, which was devastated by the plague in 1600, forcing the authorities to wall the inhabitants up alive.
  • Attend the Samhain Festival, where you can return to the roots of Halloween.
  • Cross the cemetery of Canongate and pass its gallows with a guide who will tell you the horrible legends that haunt the place.

4- Dublin, Ireland

Visit Dublin for an unforgettable experience. You will be able to:

  • Attend the Dublin Parade.
  • Participate in the parties organized in the ruins.
  • Participate in The Nightmare Realm, a haunted house unlike any other where monsters and scenery feed on your fears to scare you even more.
  • Head to St Michan’s Church and Christchurch Cathedral to see real mummies in open coffins.

5- Montreal, Canada

Finally, the last city in this top 5, Montreal. By spending Halloween there you will be able to:

  • Go on a ghost hunt in the streets and old buildings of Montreal.
  • Participate in the Halloween SOS attraction in the maze of the city.
  • Visit the Old Saint-Antoine Cemetery, Mount Royal or Griffintown in search of Mary Gallagher (the famous ghost of the city that was decapitated in 1879).
  • Visit the Pointe-à-Callière Museum in the company of various monsters and ghosts. The more adventurous will be able to visit the museum’s crypt to listen to the tales of Paul Bradley’s tomb.

Well, now you know what to do for Halloween if you go to one of these 5 cities. If you enjoyed this article, please feel free to check out our article on Halloween traditions around the world.

Coralee Chindeko