Best Halloween Parties Around The World
Halloween is by far my favorite holiday of the year! Due to the way I was raised, I didn’t get a chance to go out and trick-or-treat as a kid. However, I’ve dressed up and attended many Halloween parties as an adult and always had a good time. I’m a huge fan of haunted houses as well, but I’ve only ever celebrated Halloween in the U.S. So I was curious about how other countries and cultures celebrate this fun time of the year…
Washington, D.C. - Nightmare On M Street
The Annual Nightmare on M Street Bar Crawl is held on Saturday October 27th this year. Vinny from MTV’s Jersey Shore is the featured celeb host. There’s a huge costumed bar crawl that includes 33 bars. Attendance can be in the tens of thousands. This can get crowded! Buy your tickets in advance.
Bangkok, Thailand - Silom Soi 4 Halloween
Silom Soi 4 is a well known gayborhood in Bangkok and has a huge party every year, not just for the gay partygoers. Known to be one of the biggest Halloween parties in Southeast Asia. This is a street party and you’re likely to see a few half naked guys too.
Limoges, France - Halloween Festival
Limoges has a huge annual parade with tons viewers in the crowd. Participants carry candlelit pumpkins through the streets. Something like 30,000 people every year. Bars around the area have parties and can also be a bar crawl.
Derry, Ireland - Banks of the Foyle Halloween Carnival
Beginning October 26th to November 3rd. For the biggest Halloween bash in Europe, possibly the world, check out this spot in Ireland. Over 40,000 attendees. There’s an annual parade, fireworks, fairs, bar crawls, tours and so much more.
Salem, Massachusetts - Salem Witches’ Ball
Of course, Salem is a historically well known place for Halloween festivities. They have a psychic fair, seances, and the masquerade ball. Held on October 26th, this year. There’s a costume theme and prizes so dress to impress.
Mexico City, Mexico - Day Of The Dead
Although, not technically a Halloween celebration as Dia de los Muertos a separate holiday, I thought I’d stick this on the list since it is observed during the same time. There are wonderfully colorful and lively parties throughout Mexico, but you would find some of the most elaborate in Mexico City. There’s even tours available such as Mexico Underground’s Day of the Dead Tour.
Where will you be celebrating this year?