It’s almost Halloween! Although Europeans don’t celebrate Halloween like the United States, that doesn’t mean that it’s not a great place to be on October 31st.
If you’re looking to do something different for Halloween, we’ve put together a list of the best places to go for Halloween in Europe.
No trick-or-treating, we want the good stuff: parties and special events!
Are you ready to discover Halloween in Europe with us? Read on!
1. Nottingham Ghost Walk in Nottingham (England)
There’s a walking tour every Saturday at 7pm to discover the city’s terrifying past! The psychic medium, Jenny Cross, started offering these tours in 1993 when she started detecting ghosts and paranormal activity around Nottingham.
One of the spookiest places to spend Halloween, the Nottingham Ghost Walk Tour goes around different areas of the city. Including the Nottingham Castle, Belvoir castle and Newstead Abbey, all of which are places where Jenny has felt the presence of ghosts.
This spooky tour lasts 90 minutes and costs £15 for a family package – 2 adults and 2 children.
2. Spirits of Meath in Meath (Ireland)
They say that Halloween started in Meath. In fact, Samhain is a 2,000 year old Celtic festival and is very much like our modern Halloween.
If you’re traveling to Meath between October 6 and November 4, you’ll be in for a Halloween treat! For instance, you’ll be able to join the pumpkin carving contests, take a stroll around the “Happy hotel” or listen to all sorts of horror tales. The Spirits of Meath are waiting for you!
3. Halloween in Port Aventura, Salou (Spain)
Port Aventura is the Halloween destination for those who love dressing up and special horror events and rides. Taking place every year from September 22 to November 18, it’s every horror movie lovers dream!
4. Bloody Sexy Halloween in Prague (Czech Republic)
It’s the largest Halloween event in the Czech Republic with over 5,000 people! There’s dancing performances, Pyrotechnics, DJ’s and a best costume competition.
5. Amsterdam Halloween Festival in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
In 2018, the Amsterdam Halloween Festival will only last 1 day, unlike the previous 18 years which lasted a week. The festival will take place on the theare Paleis van de Weemoed and consists of a Halloween Dinner Show and afterwards a party.