With Halloween just around the corner, you won’t want to miss out on some hauntingly good ways to celebrate it this year. Here are a few ways to ensure your Halloween celebrations are simply spooktacular.
Dallas Party Hearse
Whether you want to make a grand entrance to a party or cruise around town creeping people out, you can enjoy the evening in style hanging out in this decked out funeral coach. Rides start at $125 for the first hour and $100 for each additional one after that.
Ghost Tours of Dallas
603 Munger Ave
Dallas, TX 75202
Take a 90-minute walk to some of Dallas’ ghostly spots, including haunted buildings in the West End and the Old Dallas Burial Ground dating back to 1841. Tours are $25 a person or $40 with dinner at Ellen's Southern Kitchen in the West End Historic District.
Fort Worth Ghost Tours
Paula Schermerhorn knows how to spot ghosts—after all— she's been doing it for over 15 years. Paula’s ghost tours are held in the Stockyards and at the Birdville Cemetery where visitors can try out Paula’s paranormal investigating equipment and enjoy some intense spiritual ambiance for $15.
Fort Worth Spirit & Paranormal Adventures
If you want to have a hauntingly good time hunting ghosts— then take some of the best ghostly tours in the country with Fort Worth Spirit & Paranormal Adventures. Tours take place in either Parker County or Arlington with stops at several notoriously haunted places and cemeteries. Highlights include the famous glowing tombstone at Springtown's Veal Station Cemetery and the possibility of sighting floating orbs at Weatherford's 150-year old Greenwood Cemetery. Tours for either location are priced at $20.
Saints and Sinners Tour–October 25 to 27
701 Grand Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76164
Take a daytime or twilight time journey through Fort Worth’s oldest cemetery dating back to 1879. While you can visit the cemetery on your own anytime, this special annual tour features reenactments of the famous people who now reside here. Elaborate headstones and an assortment of characters, both saints and sinners, add to the uniqueness of this cemetery. Daylight tours take place at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for $10 adults; $5 children/students. Twilight tours take place Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. for $20.
The Legends of McKinney Ghost Walk
Saturday, October 19 and Saturday, October 26 from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Chestnut Square Historic Village
315 South Chestnut St
McKinney, TX 75069
Spend an ghostly evening listening to ghost stories, paranormal presentations and taking ghost walks through some of McKinney's famous haunts in Chestnut Square Historic Village and the downtown McKinney Square. Then set off on a haunted trolley ride to Pecan Grove Cemetery to get your boo on with a few spooky spirits at one of the oldest cemeteries in Texas dating back to the mid 1800's.
Ghost Walk tickets for adults are $15 in advance or $20 the night of the tour, children 3-12 are $5. Trolley tour tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the night of the tour.
If you really want to get spooked, take the Ghostly Hauntings of Chestnut Square Tour, taking place the 3rd Saturday of every month at 8 p.m. for $20.
Catfish Plantation Restaurant
814 Water Street
Waxahachie, TX 75165
You'll get more than just a dining experience at the Catfish Plantation. This restaurant, located in an old home dating back to 1895— is famous not only for great food— but also for its ghostly residents who are not shy about letting their presence be known. Everything from apparitions to mysteriously moving place settings have been described by paranormal investigators and patrons alike. The restaurant's paranormal activity is so vibrant that it has been featured in books and TV programs, including the Travel Channel series Extreme Restaurants. The restaurant is open Wednesday through Sunday— check the website for hours.
Laurel Land Funeral Home and Cemetery
6000 South R. L. Thornton Fwy.
Dallas, TX 75232
If you want to find a creepy place for a picnic, this celebrity cold spot is known to be one of the most haunted cemeteries in the state. You may even be serenaded while you eat by some of the cemetery's famous musicians like Stevie Ray Vaughan, B. W. Stevenson and Artie Glenn. Other noted cemetery residents include Dallas police officer J.D. Tippit, who died at the hands of Lee Harvey Oswald, Davey Williams of the New York Giants and Ennis Haywood of the Dallas Cowboys.