Celebrate Halloween at these York events
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Here's a list of the best parties, festivals and events to show off your Halloween costume in York this year.
‘Postmortem: A Murder Mystery Thriller’
It’s April 1922, and the cast of William Gillette’s latest Broadway revival of “Sherlock Holmes” has arrived at his medieval castle for a séance. But things take a turn when Gillette, who’s known for his 30-year portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, suspects one of his guests is trying to murder him. See if you can solve the case Sherlock Holmes-style along with Gillette in this murder mystery thriller on stage at The Belmont.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays Oct. 27-30 at The Belmont Theatre, 27 S. Belmont St., York. Visit www.thebelmont.org or call 717-854-5715 for tickets.
Halloween Dance Party
BOO-gie on down with the family to Elks Lodge in downtown York Halloween weekend. From 6-7 p.m. Oct. 28, children dressed in costumes can trick-or-treat inside the Lodge. Then, at 7 p.m., it’s time to Monster Mash. The dance party goes until 11 p.m. Costumes are encouraged.
Details: 6-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 at Elks Lodge #213, 223 N. George St., York. Tickets are $10. Visit Elks Lodge #213 on Facebook for more info.
'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'
In celebration of the film’s 40th anniversary, Barry Bostwick – perhaps best known for his role as Susan Sarandon’s simple-minded fiancé – Brad Majors in “Rocky Horror,” will host a special screening of the film at the Pullo Center and share all of his special behind-the-scenes stories.
Details: 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at The Pullo Center, 1031 Edgecomb Ave., York. Cost is $45-$95. Visit thepullocenter.com for tickets and more info.
Boo Run Run 5K
Costumes are encouraged at this Halloween-themed race for both children and adults. The event includes a 5K, fun run and child care service during the race. Proceeds benefit Joyful Noise Preschool.
Details: The Fun Run starts at 8 a.m. and the 5K follows at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at Joyful Noise Preschool of Zion Lutheran Church, 2215 Brandywine Lane, York. Cost is $5-$10 for kids and $20-$25 for adults. Visit yorkboorunrun.com for more info.
York Halloween Parade
It's more than just a Halloween parade. It's a day of family fun. Bring the kids to the Family Fun Zone on the corner of Market Street and Pershing Avenue in York, where they can enjoy inflatables, games, activities and music from 1-3 p.m. Then, find a spot on the side of the street so you have a good view of the marching bands, dance groups and floats. This year's parade theme is "Dreams for a Future York" in honor of the city's 275th anniversary.
Details: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30. The parade route begins at the York Fairgrounds and travels east on Market Street from Richland Avenue to Broad Street in downtown York.
Hallo-WE Together Fall Festival
West York knows how to party. The borough’s annual Fall Family Fun Fest returns on Halloween night with even more fun. Before the night is over, you’ll enjoy a candy drop, trunk-or-treat, pumpkin carving or painting, a photo booth, face painting, live music, crafts, games, food trucks and more.
Details: 5-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31 at Shelly Park, 248 N. Highland Ave., West York.
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Want to get a little spooked this Halloween? Plan a visit to Halloween Park, where you'll get buried alive, sit in an electric chair, get lost in a pitch-black maze and experience your darkest fears. Panic at the Ballpark, a new haunted attraction at PeoplesBank Stadium, will also offer a few scares in its haunted houses that take you through behind-the-scenes areas of the ballpark.
Sound too scary? DreamFrights, a new haunted house at DreamWrights Center for Community Arts, will offer kid-friendly haunted houses for children under 7 and between 7-12.
Details: Check out our Scream-o-Meter ranking of area haunted houses for more info.