It’s here! It’s the beginning of the holiday season. The next few months have so many wonderful opportunities for family and fun, here on Galveston Island but for the paranormal adventurers, October is THE MONTH. Whether you visit the island with kids or for some adult fun, you can find something to do that will give you thrills, chills and leave you with a lingering sense of the past.
During the month of October, Dash Beardsley’s Ghost Tours of Galveston is adding many new tour times to accommodate the Halloween enthusiasts, throughout the month. Visit the website and check out the four different tours available and book your tour now before they sell out!
Back by popular demand, the Ashton Villa Ghost Hunts and Investigations will be hosted by Dash Beardsley himself and teams from local paranormal groups. The dates are October 19, 20, 26 and 27. It’s only $50 per person to enjoy one of those nights from midnight to 3am. You’ll be locked in the mansion with the experts as they take you on an actual ghost investigation. Equipment is welcome and even encouraged, as all participates will have time to wander the mansion on their own and document the night’s haunted happenings. Read about the mansion, the Brown family and the already documented experiences in the Galveston History and Mystery Series: Ahston Villa.
Haunted Mayfield Manor is a live, haunted house style, attraction where actors take you through the sick and twisted adventure that was the life of Dr. Mayfield, who was an actual physician here on the island. They are offering extended hours through October so check out their website for more information.
Hotel Galvez, on the seawall, is extending their ghost adventure dinners to the public during the month of October. They offer a 3 course dinner and a ghost adventure with their in house concierge, through the hallways of the haunted hotel. There are many stories of the past guests that have never left the property, including a young woman who waited for her sailor to come back for their wedding, which never happened. Check out their website for more information.
The Witchery is a well known haunt of the locals in Galveston along with customers from all over the world that visit this beautiful store in search of unique and unusual jewelry, books, psychic readings, herbs and an array of other metaphysical, paranormal and Wiccan supplies. Visit their website for details on hours and location.
The Third Annual Witches’ ball, hosted by The Witchery, takes place on October 27, 2012. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Witchery website. The event is an extravagant gala with food, drinks and contests. Guests adorn themselves in everything from humorous Halloween costumes to gorgeous, elaborate and whimsical attire.
On October 6, 2012, the Movie on the Strand at Saengerfest Park will be the Hitchcock thriller, Rear Window. Visit the Galveston.com Calendar of Events for information on this event.
Saturday October 13, historic Rosenberg Library will host Tricks and Treats for the children. For more information on the activities being offered that day, visit their website.
Deck yourself out in a Hobo outfit for Hobo night at the Galveston Railroad museum on October 20th. Costumes are encouraged and a hayride/train ride is on the menu of activities for the night. Visit this galveston.com highlight page for more information.
Saengerfest Park Mini Monster Mash Halloween Carnival is a family event during the daytime hours of October 27th. Check out their galveston.com page for more information.
Moody Gardens is transformed into Ghostly Gardens, October 28th for children to trick or treat throughout the complex. Come and enjoy this very popular event and get their early with costumes on and bags ready. Visit the Moody Gardens website for more information.
October 27, will be the Voodoo Lounge Zombie Crawl. Check out their facebook page for this event that is sure to become an annual event!