Old Town Halloween Events All Month Long

September 21, 2010

–Get Your Scare in Old Town This October–

Get a good fun fright and a bit of history with the lineup of spooky events this Halloween season at one of the most haunted areas on San Diego, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and Fiesta de Reyes.

SÉANCE AT THE SEELEY STABLE

Old Town San Diego State Historic Park will be hosting “Séance at the Seeley Stable. Is Anybody There?”. During this performance, audience members will hear scary, funny, and tragic stories of people who once lived in early San Diego during the 1800s. Patrons will be present at a “séance” led by Madam Stolichnaya as she attempts to summon “real live” ghosts who will tell their stories in a fun and spooky way. Performances take place October 15,16,22,23,29,30, and 31 at 6 and 7:30 p.m.   Adults are $10 per ticket and children 12 to 18: $5.00. For reservations visist:www.brownpapertickets/event/12812 or for more information:619-220-5422.

GHOST TOURS

Michael Brown leads San Diego’s only real ghost tours. During his walking tours, guests will get to visit various paranormally active places in Old Town State Park such as the Whaley House, a park that used to be cemetery, and a haunted brothel located on the Whaley House property. He shares tips, tricks and techniques to find ghosts and other paranormal happenings in Old Town State Park. His tours are every Thursday through Sunday in October. Walking tours begin at 9 p.m. in front of the Fiesta de Reyes fountain.  Adults are $19 and children 6-12 are $10. Kids 5 and under free. For more info visit: http://www.oldtownsmosthaunted.com/.

OLD TOWN THEATRE: QUOTH THE RAVEN

Write Out Loud will present “Quoth the Raven” in the Old Town Theatre on Saturday afternoon, October 16 at 12:30 p.m. and on Monday evening, October 18, at 7 p.m. Quoth the Raven will feature stories and poems of mystery, fantasy and delusion brought chillingly to life by professional actors. Authors include Edgar Allan Poe, Ray Bradbury, Lafcadio Hearn, H.P. Lovecraft and Jerome K. Jerome. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $13 for students, seniors and active military. For more info, please visit:    http://writeoutloudsd.com/.

OLD TOWN THEATRE: War of the Worlds

Presented by Cygnet Theater Company, War of the Worlds is a staged radio play that re-enacts the day of Oct. 30, 1938, when millions of radio listeners were shocked when news alerts announced the arrival of Martians forging a ferocious and seemingly unstoppable attack on Earth. The War of the Worlds performance is on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Old Town Theatre. Tickets are $10 for all ages. For more information visit, http://www.cygnettheatre.com or call (619) 337-1525.

Costume Ball at the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant

The newly opened Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant is hosting the Old Town’s scariest party of the year. Complete with costume contests, flowing food and live music, this will be the place to be for Halloween eve night. Happening Saturday, Oct. 30 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., tickets are $25 per person. For more information, please visit http://oldtowncosmopolitan.com/ or call (619) 297-1874.

MOVIE NIGHT AND CHILDREN’S COSTUME CONTEST

Everyone is invited to get in the ghoulish mood with a free spooky movie night under the stars.  Bring lawn chairs, blankets and your bravest face and enjoy a family-rated spooky movie under the stars. The movie night will be held Friday, Oct. 29, and Saturday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. in the Fiesta de Reyes courtyard. Before the movie on Saturday, there will be a children’s costume contest featuring prizes from merchants in the park for the various categories of costumes. Admission is free.

TRICK-OR-TREAT

Trick-or-treaters are invited to come out Saturday , Oct. 30, and Sunday Oct. 31. from 4 p.m. to 6:30 to collect goodies from participating shops and museums throughout the park. Admission for this is free.

LIVE STORYTELLING

The haunting will continue with a live storytelling of Old Town’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28 and at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31.

Fiesta de Reyes, Old Town San Diego State Park, Write Out Loud, Cygnet Theater and the Old Town Merchants Association sponsor the preceding events. There is free parking available in the Caltrans parking lot on Taylor Street in Old Town after 5 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends. For more information about any of these events, visit Fiestadereyes.com or call 619-297-3100.

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