Old Town Hosts Halloween-Themed Activties

October 9, 2013

Ghosts and ghouls will be out in full force this fall in one of the most haunted areas of San Diego: Old Town. Several events have been planned to celebrate this most spooky season.

Old Town Halloween

Spooky goblins and ghosts will haunt Old Town San Diego State Historic Park during October.

The following events and activities are sponsored and supported by Fiesta de Reyes, Michael Brown’s Ghost Tours, Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, RUST General Store, Save Our Heritage Organisation and Write Out Loud.

MICHAEL BROWN’S GHOST TOURS

DATES:  Various dates in October

Michael Brown leads San Diego’s spookiest 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/.

oLD TOWN’s FALL FESTIVAL

Halloween decorations and altars will be up all around Fiesta de Reyes.

Halloween decorations and altars will be up all around Fiesta de Reyes.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 26

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. Shops, restaurants, and museums will be decorated with fall colors and decor. Pumpkins and corn shocks will sprout up all over Old Town.

There will be games and entertainment for the all ages. The ‘Harvest Home’ in the middle of the plaza will open its gates to all sorts of fun. Visitors will delight in face painting, games, miniature theatre, storytelling and crafts. Many merchants surrounding the park will have activities within their stores as well. This activity is free to the public. For more information, call (619) 220-5422.

OLD TOWN Theater: DANSE MACABRE BY Write Out Loud

Date: Monday, Oct. 28

Write Out Loud will present “Danse Macabre” in the Old Town Theatre on Monday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. Danse Macabre will feature stories of magic and mystery brought chillingly to life by professional actors. Tickets cost is $20 for adults and $17 for students, seniors and active military. Tickets for children 12 and under are $5. For more info, visit http://writeoutloudsd.com/.

TRICK-OR-TREAT

Decorated pumpkins will be displayed around Old Town and Fiesta de Reyes.

Decorated pumpkins will be displayed around Old Town and Fiesta de Reyes.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 31

Trick-or-treaters are invited to come out in their best costumes on Thurs., Oct. 31, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. to collect goodies from participating shops and museums throughout Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Guests are encouraged to look for the pumpkin ornament for the participating businesses. Free to the public. For more information, call (619) 220-5422.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

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Dates: Fri., Nov. 1 and Sat., Nov. 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. This two-day-long activity will also feature workshops, performances and lectures. For more information, visit http://sddayofthedead.org/ or call (619) 297-7511.

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