The clocks have gone back, the days are getting shorter and the end of October is here, which means one thing: Halloween! You’ll be busy carving your pumpkins and getting ready to don your freakishly good costume, but what would you be doing if you were spending Halloween in your favourite holiday locations?
Hop on your broom and join us for a spooky travel tour of the ghouliest events you could try in Europe on Hallows’ Eve…
Hunt witches in France
Spend Halloween in France and you could enjoy a bewitching time at Fête des sorcières (Witch Festivals) that take place in towns and villages throughout the country. Expect dancing, spooky films and stalls in the street where you can grab some food.
If you find yourself near Limoges, don’t miss their take on Halloween. On 31st October the city comes alive with a plethora of events, including street shows, themed fairs, costume parades, storytelling festivals, and colourful parties. [responsive-image id=’4009′ align=’right’ caption=’Pumpkin fun at PortAventura!’ alt=’Pumpkin fun at PortAventura!’]
Disneyland Paris is also a must at Halloween with its spook-tacular parade and events for the whole family!
The ultimate scream in Spain
Hit the Halloween heights in Spain and spend the day at PortAventura Theme Park. From fancy dress parties to entertaining Halloween events on the beach and family-friendly shows, everyone is guaranteed to have a scream.
Festivities continue in Barcelona throughout the weekend; on November 1st the Catalan capital celebrates La Castanyada (Chestnut Festival) and the Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos with a stream of cultural events, street fairs, and traditional goods.
Chill your bones in Italy
Halloween is referred to as All Saints’ Day in Italy and is filled with an array of events and costume parties. The holiday begins on October 31 and goes through November 2 to include All Souls’ Day.
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Visiting the ancient catacombs (underground burial places) in Naples or Rome is bone chilling for anyone who wants to enjoy a scary Italian Halloween.