October 17 -19, we will be visiting Sleepy Hollow, New York to see how they celebrate the Halloween Season. We’ve scouted out the creepiest events, tours and attractions that the Headless Horseman’s hometown has to offer. We’ll be sharing our experience when we return, but here’s our guide to all things Sleepy Hollow.
Celebrating Halloween In Sleepy Hollow
(and the surrounding areas.)
The Creepiest Halloween Events in Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, and Croton-on-Hudson.
After the sun sets,the Historic Philipsburg Manor becomes Horseman’s Hollow. The historically accurate 18th century Haunted House, inspired by Washington Irving’s “Legend of Sleepy Hollow, spans both indoors and outdoors as guests follow a half-mile long candlelit path.
A 2-hour walking tour of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in the dark.
OLD DUTCH CHURCH OF SLEEPY HOLLOW Sleepy Hollow, New York (Self-guided Tour)
The church and churchyard mentioned in Washington Irving’s short story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”
JAY GHOUL’S HOUSE OF CURIOSITIES Tarrytown, New York (Haunted House)
Historic Lyndhurst Manor was used in the “Dark Shadows” films from the 1970s, and now hosts a seasonal haunted house at night. The architecture alone is terrifying. I can only imagine what waits inside.
During the day, Historic Lyndhurst Manor offers guided tours to see the special autumnal decor and learn about the history of Halloween and how the Victorian times influenced many of the customs that we associate with Halloween.
Celebrate the season by dragging Halloween into December.The 13 Days of Creepmasare in full swing and there are two Christmas themed Haunts in the NY/NJ area to get you in the Creepmas spirit.
Nightmares Haunted Attraction in Passaic, New Jersey becomes Christmas Nightmares for 3 Saturdays on December 1st, 8th, and 15th from 8-10pm. Explore Santa’s workshop and hope you get out alive. Tickets are $20.
Nightmare (Before Christmas): The Experimentreturns for a second year! This new and expanded version of Nightmare: New York’s audience participation haunt runs December 7th – 23rd at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center on the Lower East Side. Tickets are $30.
The Raven & Black Cat is headed to Las Vegas tomorrow! We’ll discover what horrors Sin City has to offer. Our itinerary includes at least 5 haunted houses and one blood-drenched musical! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to Live Chat and receive Photo Updates about our Vegas Adventure.