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Tickets Available for Solstice of Souls Halloween Party at Legendary Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, Oct 27; New 3-Night Package Offered

October 9, 2012

The Solstice of Souls Halloween Party at the Hawthorne Hotel taking place October 27, 8-midnight is the Party of the Year in Salem, Massachusetts.

Besides music from band Hush, and two DJs, there will be Halloween-themed food, drinks and giveaways.  The hotel is also offering $1,500 in cash and prizes during the costume contest held that evening.

Beginning the 20 days prior to the party, the hotel will be highlighting Halloween trivia, photos from past Balls, surprise Party ticket giveaways and more on Facebook.

Approximately 1,000 party-goers make their way through the hotel that night so tickets  are going fast.  Tickets are $90 (must be 21 and older to attend). To get one, go to or call 978-744-4080.

Rooms are available at the Hawthorne Hotel for a new THREE-NIGHT PACKAGE ON OCTOBER 29-31 as well.  This is a great opportunity to see the Haunted Happenings events that take place through the end of the month. Contact 978-744-4080.

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‘Boo at the Zoo’, ‘Spooky Snooze’ among Halloween Events at Palm Beach Zoo Oct 26-28

September 16, 2012

King Vulture is one of the creatures showcased at the Palm Beach Zoo’s Halloween events (photo by Keith Lovett).


The Palm Beach Zoo has announced plans for special Halloween events in October. Boo at the Zoo, a South Florida family favorite will be held on Friday through Sunday, October 19th to 21st and October 26th to 28th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Friday evenings, October 19th and 26th from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Zoo will also offer a special family overnight program called Spooky Snooze on October 6th, 20th, and 27th.

Boo at the Zoo was founded over 15 years ago to provide the community with a safe and educational venue for trick-or-treating. Since that time, Boo at the Zoo has become Palm Beach County’s #1 family event during the Halloween season. In 2011 nearly 10,000 guests attended during the six days of celebration. Festivities include trick-or-treating, provided by local vendors, and children’s entertainment including games, crafts, hay-stack hunt, decorate-your-own pumpkin patch, bounce house, face painting, photo opportunities throughout the Zoo, Monster Mash dance parties in the Fountain Plaza, Halloween-themed treats in the Tropics Café, special Halloween treats for the animals, roving animal encounters, and costume contests.

Spooky Snooze Overnights at the Zoo will be held on October 6th – 7th, 20th – 21st, and 27th – 28th. The program begins on Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. and runs through Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Evening activities include pumpkin painting, crafts, night time tours, an evening pizza snack, and Continental breakfast. Activities are designed for family members ages six through adult. Mummies and/or daddies must attend with their children.

For more information on these programs, visit For additional information on the Spooky Snooze program e-mail, or contact the Education Coordinator at (561) 533-0887 ext. 229.

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Zombie Apocalypse to Strike Blue Mountain Ski Area, Palmerton, PA, Sept 28-Oct 31

September 16, 2012

Something horrible has happened: an extended family of inbred zombies has invaded beautiful Blue Mountain Ski Area this Halloween. You can run, you can hide, but what would be the fun in that? Experience “Terror on the Mountain,” the region’s newest Halloween attraction, at Blue Mountain Ski Area on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from Sept. 28 to Oct. 31.

“The zombie apocalypse is underway and it’s pretty gruesome,” said Heidi Lutz, marketing director at Blue Mountain Ski Area. “We’ve set up a zombie butcher shop and turned our stunning lodge into a meat locker for human flesh. Our picturesque mountain has become the perfect playground for thrills and chills this Halloween.”

Zombies are terrorizing two areas at Blue Mountain – the 3,600 square-foot lodge and 1.4-mile haunted hayride. Ticket prices and times are as follows:

Haunted Lodge $10
Times: Fridays (7 p.m. to 10 p.m.) Saturdays and Sundays (noon to 10 p.m.)

Haunted Hayride $15
Times: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (7 p.m. to 10 p.m.)

Combination Ticket $20
Includes both Haunted Hayride and Haunted Lodge

Brave visitors can save $2 if they purchase their tickets online at For more information, visit the website or call 610-826-7700.

Terror on the Mountain isn’t for little kids, but if you want to take the entire family somewhere fun this Halloween, Blue Mountain Ski Area has you covered with its “Mountain Harvest Festival.” Featuring a four-acre corn maze and scavenger hunt, pumpkin painting, pumpkin patch hayride and great food, the Mountain Harvest Festival is open on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 7 p.m. beginning Sept. 15. For more information, visit

Blue Mountain Ski Area is a premiere winter and summer recreation destination that offers skiing, snowboarding, tubing and more. Not only does Blue Mountain offer Pennsylvania’s highest vertical, but it also has the most trails in the state. From beginners to experts, there are trails for all ability levels, including three runs near or over a mile long. No matter what the season, guests can enjoy the newly renovated Vista Ballroom. This spacious event facility offers breathtaking views and can easily host 250 guests for weddings, banquets, and conferences. For more information, visit or call 610-826-7700.

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West Hollywood Project Masquerade Contest for Best Costume Designs at Halloween Carnaval

October 12, 2011

Calling all devilish designers and phantoms of fashion! In order to summon the creative spirits, West Hollywood has announced PROJECT MASQUERADE, a contest for the best costume design for this year’s West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval. Three finalists will each receive a stay at the glamorous The London West Hollywood hotel on Halloween night, where one winner will be selected to receive a $250 grand prize.

The legendary Carnaval is one of the largest Halloween celebrations in the world, drawing thousands of revelers to Santa Monica Boulevard each year. Sponsored by the West Hollywood Marketing & Visitors Bureau, PROJECT MASQUERADE recognizes the unmatched creativity that goes into some of the outlandish designs seen each year, many of which require weeks or even months of planning and assembly. From outrageous drag queens to magnificent monsters to brilliant parodies of current events, the costumes at the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval harness the amazing creativity and innovation for which West Hollywood has long been known.

To participate in the PROJECT MASQUERADE contest, entrants must submit their costume design concepts to the West Hollywood Facebook page ( by Monday, October 24. Three finalists will be selected and notified by Wednesday, October 26 and invited to spend Halloween night at The London West Hollywood hotel, where they can arrive and get dressed for the night in high style. The hotel is just a short walk from the revelry on Santa Monica Boulevard. During a judging ceremony on Halloween night, the finalists will present their actual costumes and one winner will be selected to receive a $250 bonus prize.

Rules of the contest:

  1. Entrants must submit a detailed design concept for their costume. The entries must consist of a 100-word (maximum) written description plus visuals; either photos, sketches or drawings of the concept.
  2. Submissions must be uploaded by Monday, October 24 to the official West Hollywood Facebook page at in the “Project Masquerade” album. Please post your images and include a 100-word (maximum) description in the captions.
  3. From the Facebook entries, three finalists will be selected and notified by Wednesday, October 26 to receive a complimentary stay the night of Halloween (October 31, 2011) at The London West Hollywood. The finalists must provide their own transportation and be present the night of Halloween in order to participate in the final judging. The hotel stay includes breakfast. The finalists must be able to present a credit card upon check-in for incidentals, such as parking or anything else purchased in the hotel.
  4. Entries can be individuals or pairs. For pairs, the costume design must share a common theme.
  5. The costume design submissions will be judged on creativity, thoroughness, and clarity of concept. The designs can be outrageous and edgy but should not exceed a “PG-13” rating.
  6. The three finalists will be judged on their execution of the concepts they submitted.
  7. And finally: “Make it work, make it weird, make it fabulous!”

At just 1.9 square miles in size and located in the center of the greater Los Angeles region, the City of West Hollywood is the ideal destination for visitors seeking glamour, style and fun. Whether lounging next to a rooftop hotel pool, strolling The Avenues or living it up at one of West Hollywood’s famous nightlife haunts, West Hollywood offers the ultimate in style and excitement.

Recently named California’s “Most Walkable City,” West Hollywood’s three main districts offer unmatched variety and easy accessibility. The Sunset Strip is legendary (and notorious) for its hip hotels, legendary live music venues and sophisticated shopping and dining. Santa Monica Boulevard has long been known as West Hollywood’s “Main Street” and is the epicenter for LGBT life and culture in Southern California. The Avenues – Art, Design & Fashion District surrounds the landmark Pacific Design Center and offers more than 300 unique fashion designers, art galleries, interior design showrooms and upscale restaurants.

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