Old Town Halloween Activities

September 27, 2011

Get a good fun scare and a bit of history with the lineup of spooky events this Halloween season at one of the most haunted areas in San Diego — Old Town.


DATES: Oct. 14, 15, 21, 22 at 7:30 p.m.

On Oct. 28, 29, 30, and 31 two performances will be held: the first at 6 p.m. and the second at 7:30 p.m. Old Town State Historic Park will hold an evening of scary, funny and tragic stories of people who once lived in early San Diego during the 1800s. Spirits will answer to the comical judge Oliver Weatherby with the audience as their jury to determine “Whooo’s the Wickedest Ghost.” An hour-long walking tour will be given with the performers. For reservations, visit http://www.brownpapertickets/event/195947 for more information, call 619-220-5422.

GHOST TOURS DATES: All October long Michael Brown leads San Diego’s only real ghost tours. During his 90-minute walking tours, guests will get to visit various paranormally active places in Old Town 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. Each tour includes photos, voices of the dead and a video vortex. His tours are every Thursday through Sunday in October. Walking tours begin at 9 p.m. in front of the Fiesta de Reyes fountain and no reservations are necessary. Adult tickets are $19 and children 6-12 are $10. Kids 5 and under are free. For more information, visit http://www.oldtownsmosthaunted.com/.


DATES: Saturday, Oct. 29

Fall crafts and children’s activities a la San Diego in the 1870s will be held from noon to 4 p.m. in the central plaza at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Many merchants surrounding the park will have activities as well. For more info, visit http://www.fiestadereyes.com.


DATES: Monday, Oct. 31

Write Out Loud will present “Danse Macabre” in the Old Town Theatre on Monday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. Danse Macabre will feature stories of magic and mystery brought chillingly to life by professional actors. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $13 for students, seniors and active military. For more info, visit http://writeoutloudsd.com/.


DATES: Monday, Oct. 31 Trick-or-treaters are invited to come out Monday, Oct. 31, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 to collect goodies from participating shops and museums throughout Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Admission for this is free.


DATES: Nov. 1 and 2

The premier Day of the Dead event in San Diego County, Old Town’s Dia de los Muertos is designed to celebrate the history, culture and heritage of the region. Old Town’s predominantly Mexican, Spanish and Native American and legacy makes it the best site in San Diego to hold this special and beloved celebration. There will be a tour of more than 30 altars, a candlelight procession and live music. At Fiesta de Reyes in the state park, five life-sized Catrina dolls in historic dress will delight visitors as well as altars in nearly every store. Face painting and an after party are also planned for Nov. 1. This two-day-long activity will also feature workshops, performances and lectures. For more information, visit facebook.com/DiaDeLosMuertosOTSD or call (619) 297-7511.