Cleveland October 16, 2017
10 Spooktacular Ways To Celebrate Halloween In Cleveland This Year
Boo! The season of thrills and chills is upon is, and right now, there’s no better place to be than right here in the CLE. Forest City is alive with the rich colors of the season, and ghost stories and local legends abound in this creepy time of year. Clevelanders seem to have a particular passion for Halloween, and with the help of local residents, Northeast Ohio is covered in pumpkins, gourds, ghosts, and goblins. With so much festivity, it’s hard to
not get into the holiday spirit. If you’re looking for the perfect way to kick off your holiday, rest assured. You’re in good hands in Cleveland.
1. Stop by the local Museum Of Witchcraft and stay for a spell.
Buckland Gallery of Witchcraft & Magick
is a true gem. It houses trinkets and artifacts with a magical heritage. You see, the collection was once very famous, for it belonged to Raymond Buckland, the man that brought Wicca to the shores of the United States. Bewitching displays beckon you in, and the wonderfully weird stories behind items - like a boxed-up demon - will leave you mesmerized.
2. Catch a Blank Canvas Theatre show.
Ready to experience a spine-chilling performance of this cult classic? Through October 28, Rocky Horror Picture Show will hit the stage at Blank Canvas Theatre's 78th Street Studios. Buy
today before your ideal showtime sells out!
3. Party with lions and tigers and bears... oh my!
Boo at the Zoo is a classic Cleveland tradition that's fun for both kids and kids-at-heart. With costumes, tricks, treats, and dinner options, this experience is anything but scary. Get your
today, as there are only two weekends left to experience this magical tradition!
4. Shop 'til you drop at the Amherst Media.
For the third year in a row, The Black Market and Now That's Class have partnered to bring you a selection of Halloween arts and crafts, home decor, gifts, jewelry, taxidermy, and more. Costumes are encouraged! The event takes place October 22 from 2 to 7 p.m. at 11213 Detroit Avenue. Admission is only $1, so what've you got to lose?
5. Hop on a haunted train at the local roundhouse.
If you're hoping for spooky skeletons, rubber bats, and cheap thrills, this isn't for you. You see, the Lackawanna "death car" at the B&O Roundhouse in the Flats is
haunted, and now is the time to get up close and personal with its ghosts. Tour the
haunted roundhouse and train
during the day or by night... if you dare.
6. Spend a creepy night at the Capitol.
For nearly a decade, the Capitol Theatre has been indulging locals in 12 hours of horror movie bliss to celebrate the Halloween season. Beginning at 8 p.m. on October 21 and concluding at 8 a.m. October 22, brave moviegoers will be treated to showings of Hellraiser, Pet Sematary, Freddy vs. Jason, and other holiday classics.
are $30 in advance or $35 at the door.
7. Bring out your inner mad scientist at the Great Lakes Science Center.
This is an activity the kids will absolutely adore. Science gets spooky with exploding pumpkins, eerie Lake Erie experiments, and an ooey, gooey, slippery, and slimey polymer experiment. This event will take place October 21 and 28, and these amazing activities are included in general admission to the Science Center.
8. The Howloween pawty you won't want to miss!
On October 21 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Halloween hounds and festive fidos will be flooding Lakewood. The Spooky Pooch Parade will take place in Kauffman Park. Day-of registration is $15 per dog, and an awards ceremony will follow the festivities.
9. Swing by the Boneyard Market.
The Gallery at Lakeland will host a very special costume party between 6 and 9 p.m. on October 26. Meet the artists from the The Skull and Skeleton in Art display, then shop around the spooky-sweet marketplace. The gallery, which emphasizes Dia de los Muertos via an enchanting ofrenda (altar), continues through November 3. Stop by weekdays between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., or weekends between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
10. Travel back in time to experience the creepy sounds of the silent era.
Attend one of the world's finest organ concerts to hear Todd Wilson tickle the keys of the spectacular Norton Memorial Organ. Throughout this concert you will be swept away by the soundtrack to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; this performance is simply a must for horror buffs everywhere. Purchase
in advance, and consider dining at the Severance Restaurant before the show.
Of course, the ultimate Halloween activity is heading out with the kids and trick-or-treating. What are you wearing for Halloween this year? Tell us about your costume in the comments, and let us know if there are any other must-see Halloween activities in the Cleveland area!