These U.S. Towns Take Halloween Celebrations to Another Level


Salem, Mass

When you think of Halloween towns, Salem is often the first to come to mind. Not only was it the location of the Salem Witch Trials, but it was also the destination featured in Disney’s incredibly popular Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus.


Anoka, Minnesota

Anoka, Minnesota, is known as the Halloween Capital of the World (no, seriously, look it up!). But the title wasn’t just self-proclaimed out of thin air; it was earned. For over 100 years, Anoka has embraced the spirit of Halloween like no other.


Sleepy Hollow, New York

This should be a recognizable town, considering its reputation… Sleepy Hollow in New York is one of the best places to celebrate Halloween this October.


New Orleans, Louisiana

NOLA’s Halloween celebrations are an entirely different ballgame. The city’s rich cultural tapestry weaves in voodoo legends, ghost tales, and Creole traditions.


St. Helen's, Oregon

Each October, St. Helens doesn’t just remember its claim to fame, it relives it. The town square bursts to life, mirroring the very scenes from “Halloweentown”.

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