Top Ten Halloween Towns Worldwide

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If you’ve ever wondered where the best Halloween towns are, you’ve just found the list. These towns go out of their way to celebrate the day when the veil between worlds is the thinnest.

Halloween is celebrated with great enthusiasm in many towns and cities around the world. Here’s a list of 10 places known for their exceptional Halloween decorations and festivities:

Witch House in Salem, Mass.
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Top Ten Halloween Towns Around The World

Here’s the full list of the best Halloween towns.

1. Salem, Massachusetts

As the infamous site of the Salem witch trials, Salem goes all out for Halloween with haunted houses, witch-themed events, and a month-long Haunted Happenings festival.

An entrance to sleepy hollow cemetery.
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2. Sleepy Hollow, New York

The legend of the Headless Horseman comes to life in Sleepy Hollow with haunted hayrides, lantern tours, and a spooky atmosphere throughout October.

Decorated skeletons on a balcony in New Orleans.
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3. New Orleans, Louisiana

Known for its rich history of voodoo and the supernatural, New Orleans hosts elaborate costume parties, parades, and eerie cemetery tours during Halloween.

A dog in fairy wings at the Anoka halloween parade.
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4. Anoka, Minnesota

Anoka is often referred to as the “Halloween Capital of the World” and hosts a grand Halloween parade, house decorating contests, and numerous spooky events.

Dracula's castle in Transylvania, under a full moon.
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5. Transylvania, Romania

For a truly authentic Halloween experience, visit Transylvania, known as the home of Dracula. Explore Bran Castle and join special Halloween tours and parties.

A pumpkin display in Dublin, Ireland.
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6. Dublin, Ireland

Dublin embraces Halloween with a mix of ancient Celtic traditions and modern festivities, including the Macnas Halloween Parade and Bram Stoker Festival.

An image of spider webs around a window with dead bugs and a ghost Skelton looking through the window. Ghost intended to be soft focus to capture mood. A vintage barn near Salem Oregon.
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7. Salem, Oregon

Salem, Oregon, also known as the “Cherry City,” hosts the “Spirit of Halloweentown” celebration, where the entire town gets dressed up for the holiday.

Halloween decoration in a garden with a scary grave and a skeleton inside it. Preparation for Halloween.
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8. Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry’s Halloween festivities are renowned in the UK, featuring a parade, fireworks, haunted houses, and eerie tours of the city’s historic walls.

Halloween decor including a giant spider on a web and a half skull.
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9. Long Beach, California

The “Haunted Long Beach Ghost Tours” and the annual “Halloween Haunt” at the Queen Mary ship make Long Beach a spooktacular destination.

Edinburgh Castle in Red.
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10. Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh’s Samhuinn Fire Festival combines fire, drumming, and immersive theater to create a unique and mystical Halloween experience.

These towns and cities offer a wide range of Halloween-themed events and decorations, making them fantastic destinations for those who love the spooky and supernatural side of the holidays.

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