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Spooky Destinations to Spend this Halloween


LONDON, October 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Prepare the pumpkins and encourage the cobwebs, because Halloween is nearly upon us and this can only mean one thing - it's time to get spooked.

If you're looking for the ultimate horror show and a few corners of the world to scare yourself silly, here are a few fantastic package holidays which will give you a fright night to remember.


If you really want a creepy cultural eye-opener why not head to Mexico over the Halloween holiday period? The Day of the Dead is a nationwide Mexican holiday, which celebrates deceased friends and family members at the end of October and beginning of November.

The day of remembrance for loved and lost ones typically features street parades of skulls and marigolds. Every year there is a contest which is based on religious concepts and should not be missed. The Day of the Dead festival is some spooky fun featuring food offerings, flowers, sugar skulls as well as dancing skeletons.

Cheap holidays to Mexico don't always have to involve creepy celebrations; the country also has lots to offer with amazing beaches and a rich cultural history.


No country does Halloween better than the US and holidays in the USA this October can involve some seriously freaky fun.

Americans are typically known to take the spirit of Halloween quite seriously with lavish costumes, spooky pranks, parties and decorations.

If you want to enjoy the delights of Halloween and you're a big pumpkin fan why not head down to the Circleville Pumpkin Show in Ohio? It's said to be the biggest pumpkin festival in the States attracting over 400,000 visitors to the four-day event every year.

Anoka in Minnesota is thought to be the Halloween capital of the world and the first city to have celebrated the spooky day of ghost and ghouls. The tradition started in the 1920s and has continued to get bigger and better every year.


All Hallows' Eve is a whole lot of fun in Florida where holidaymakers can enjoy a night of horror at the Universal Orlando resort. For the last 22 years the theme park has dedicated a select number of special nights to Halloween, which involves scary shows, performances, entertainment and more.

Outside of the freaky family fun, Florida is a great holiday destination to catch some autumn sun and enjoy a range of golf courses. Florida holidays are hugely popular so it could be worth booking in advance.

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