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Celebrate all things Halloween in #DowntownSac!

Frankie Wenson

We are creeping it real downtown this Halloween season! October is almost over and if you haven’t picked out your pumpkins, watched any scary movies or had any cavities from eating too much candy… you still have a chance. Trick-or-treat yourself this season and head to #DowntownSac to get in all your last-minute celebrations and costumes before October 31st!

Souls of the City: Día de los Muertos Walk  (Now – November 6)

Sol Collective and the Sacramento History Museum and Alliance are proud to invite the community to once again celebrate Día de los Muertos at the Old Sacramento Waterfront. In order to keep our communities safe and healthy from COVID-19 this year they are offering an alternative experience to the annual Souls of the City: Día de los Muertos ​festival. You can visit the installations displayed throughout several buildings at the Old Sacramento Waterfront including Heywood, Fat City, Lady Adams, Fratt, Tower Garage, and many more. Most of the altars, installations, and artwork will be indoors and on display through the outside windows. The exhibit will be available for the public to view from now through November 6th.

Death’s Inquest (October 23, 24 and 30)

You will be DYING to be apart of this tour! The Sacramento History Museum’s annual Ghost Tours will be going virtual this year and their spirited storytellers are not going to let a pandemic keep them from telling their tales. Gather the family for an entertaining evening of ghost stories based on actual events in early Sacramento. This time the ghosts will be in hour house!

Buy tickets here. 

Spooktacular Photo Contest (October 15 – November 1)

Who is ready for a spooky good contest? Halloween might look a little different this year but we encourage all of you witches, wizards, princesses, and superheroes to safely explore the historic district this Halloween season. Dress up in your Halloween costume and discover all of the amazing photo ops at the Old Sacramento Waterfront! Masks shouldn’t be scary and are highly encouraged. Don’t forget to submit your spooktacular snapshot for a chance to win ghoulish prizes.

Evangeline’s Costume Mansion

If you are looking for the perfect Halloween outfit look no further! Located at the Old Sacramento Waterfront, Evangeline’s Costume Mansion is a person dream for dressing up, filling two whole floors of costumes, wigs, masks and so much more to make your wardrobe ideas a reality. The best part about it is that they are open year-round so your imagination doesn’t have to stop when the clock strikes midnight on October 31st. You have the opportunity to visit the historic building 1, 10 or 100 times throughout the year while taking a journey through each of their 8 separate rooms categorized by themed costumes to make your shopping experience even easier. Get lost in all of the costume possibilities that you can come up with next time you visit the epic costume mansion!

For more information on businesses that are open for shopping, take out, patio dining and more make sure to check out our full list here.

Now that you have the rundown of the most spooktacular and safe things happening this month in #DowntownSac. Let us know how you’re planning to experience the rest of spooky season safely by tagging us at @DowntownSac or @OldSac!

We hope you have a fang-tastic Halloween!