For those who have out-grown trick-or-treating (as much as we all wish we haven’t) but haven’t outgrown the Halloween spirit, it’s sometimes difficult to find a fun activity to do during the Halloween season. Here’s a list of events for those who love participating in the spookiest holiday of the year.
Hersheypark in the Dark
For the next three weekends in October, Hersheypark offers special “Dark Ride” experiences for those who love roller coasters. Zoo America features flashlight tours for its “Creatures of the Night” event. Plus, Hershey has some of the best candy, so you can pick up a bag or five of your favorite chocolate treats on your way home.
Scary Series at Midtown Cinema
If you love Halloween movies, check out Midtown Cinema in Harrisburg. The theater has a “Scary Series” feature continuing throughout October, including movies like The Exorcist, The Lost Boys, Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Halloween.
Spooky Level: Satisfactory Scary
Ghost Tours in haunted Gettysburg
Gettysburg, PA is a historic city only an hour south of Mechanicsburg, notorious for its paranormal activity due to its history with the Civil War. If you’re bewitched by ghosts and old stories of haunted battlefields, head down to Gettysburg and sign up for one of many ghost tours, which will surely give you chills.
Spooky Level: Completely Creepy
Halloween Park in York Haven
Halloween Park is a special kind of amusement park dedicated solely to Halloween. For one admission price, guests have access to six creepy attractions, plus unlimited access to entertainment, side attractions, food, refreshments, and games. The six bone-chilling haunts include Creekside Manor, the 7 Gates, Tombstone Swamp Mines, Terror Behind the Doors, The Catacombs, Insanity Island, and The Electric Chair. The park is only a short, 30-minute drive from Messiah’s campus.
Spooky Level: Truly Terrifying
The Field of Screams
Located in Lancaster, PA, the Field of Screams attraction is consistently voted as one of the best haunted houses in America. Since its founding in 1993 with the original Haunted Hayride, Field of Screams has used terrifying tricks to horrify its riders. Field of Screams now has four terror-filled attractions: Haunted Hayride, Den of Darkness, Frightmare Asylum, and Nocturnal Wasteland. If you’re the ultimate thrill-seeker, the Field of Screams won’t disappoint.