8 of the World’s Best Halloween Celebrations

October 12, 2015

Now that everyone has enjoyed a pumpkin spice latte, sweater weather, and fall Fashion Week, it’s time to prepare for the second most celebrated holiday in the world. As we dig through our closets, various thrift stores, and local flea markets in an attempt to piece together the perfect costume, the hunt for an amazing way to celebrate Halloween begins as well. This year, Grabr has taken care of this step for you. We found 8 cities around the world that know how to throw the best Halloween party. You can be sure that all the effort put into your pinterest-worthy costume will result in a night you won’t soon forget.

1. Ghost Ship – San Francisco

Climb aboard this haunted party “ship” for a 2-day Halloween event. With several stages electrified by 70 of the bay area’s best DJs, this is an event of a lifetime. Enjoy eerie nighttime views from Pier 70 as you celebrate.

2. Webster Hell – NYC

After attending the world-famous 42nd Annual Halloween Parade, head over to NYC’s Webster Hall, where late night Halloween fun has taken place since 1890. Performers and decor create a spooky atmosphere and a $5000 prize is given to the best costume.

3. Twisted Circus Halloween Festival – London

This party is equal parts terrifying and fun. Nightmarish creatures roam around the party, earning a scream from many guests. Fortunately, world-class DJs are blasting tunes to drown out the fear.

4. Bloody Sexy Halloween – Prague

Czech locals will tell you that if you’re visiting this city to party, this is the best night to do it. Bloody Sexy Halloween combines the fun and spooky elements of Halloween night with perfection. Watch the teaser here.

5. Drop Dead Music Festival – Berlin

This is not your typical music festival. Instead of featuring big name artists, this festival hunts out the best underground DJs and bands around the world and allows them to have their debut. If you want to discover your new favorite artist while having a blast, this is the place to be. Hit up local Berlin bars to mingle with the bands post-party.

6. Voodoo Experience Music and Art Festival – New Orleans

See musicians Florence + the Machine, Deadmau5, Alesso, and more at this festival that lasts all weekend long. The spooky city of New Orleans will reveal the scariest Halloween traditions and tricks while you enjoy music from today’s biggest names. You’ll definitely want to add this event to your travel bucket list.

7. Night of the Crawling Dead – Chicago

Bar crawls are a beloved event for every modern 21+ adult. Add costumes and a spooky atmosphere, and you know that it’s going to be a night full of frightening fun. Make sure your costume includes comfortable walking shoes – this crawl goes to many bars throughout Chicago. See if Night of the Crawling Dead is coming to your city here.

8. The Monster Bash Party – Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a city that takes Halloween seriously. With festive events taking place all month long, they end October with a bang by putting on the annual Amsterdam Spook party at the Panama nightclub. This year, over 30 DJs, artists, and performers are lined up to ensure that you dance the night away.

Share your Halloween plans with us in the comments below and make sure you send a Grabr to get that authentic missing piece to your costume!

This article was written by Camille Cobbs.

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