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Halloween in the Highlands

The origins of Halloween date back to the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain, which was celebrated on November 1 in modern calendars. People dressed up in costumes and lit bonfires to ward off spirits on that day, as it was believed that the souls of the dead returned to their homes.

Today, Halloween is a day where you dress up in whatever costume you wish. You can have a bit of a comedic flair, channel your favorite superheroes, or look the part of your favorite characters. When it comes to Halloween, the sky is truly the limit as long as your creative juices are flowing! When you are all set and ready to go, you come knocking on doors, say "Trick or treat!" and ask for candies and desserts. 

But we can all agree that Halloween only comes around once a year - why not make it as memorable as possible? You will never run out of Halloween ideas when you are in Atlanta. There is something for everyone, from haunted houses to festivals to face painting. Atlanta is home to Netherworld, one of the country's most renowned haunted houses. And when it comes to parties, Halloween in the Highlands is something you would never want to miss!

The annual fright fest has been a success so far - did you know the tickets sold out just 10 days in advance last year? It is truly what most Atlantans look forward to during the spooky season. This year, the freakiest block party commences on Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 6:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M. at Virginia Highland!

Grab your tickets ASAP to enjoy exclusive perks, such as free admission to 10 Virginia Highland establishments (more on that later!), complimentary shots, food and drink specials, food trucks, and, of course, live music! 

The 10 participating bars where you can party are as follows - make sure to check them all out as they offer great food, activities, and drinks!

  • Neighbor’s Pub
  • Dark Horse Tavern
  • Room 752
  • Warren City Club
  • 10 High
  • Truva
  • Moe’s & Joe’s
  • Taco Mac
  • Sea Salt
  • Farm Burger
  • Pielands Pizza

Since there will be a lot of booze and partying on this night, only adults aged 21 and up are allowed to join. 

Oh, and before we forget - there will also be a costume contest - the winner gets a whopping $500! Make sure to dress to impress on this night! 

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