From ghost tours to haunted mansions and more, here are four autumnal activities perfect for the cold, crisp and creepy Halloween season.
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This little town can still serve up some big scares.
In the lead-up to Halloween, Littleton residents can enjoy several ongoing and upcoming activities bound to get them into a frighteningly good fall mood.
From ghost tours to haunted mansions and more, here are four autumnal activities perfect for the cold, crisp and creepy Halloween season:
Littleton is a charming and quaint city by day. But come night, residents can discover what ghoulish activities may be waiting for them in the dark.
Haunts of Littleton, now in its 20th year, is a guided nighttime walking tour throughout the city's "dark streets and alleys." The group invites you to enjoy a "leisurely stroll while we uncover the scary and oftentimes haunted past of this quiet Colorado community," according to its website.
The hourlong tour hears stories from costumed "master storytellers" doned in period attire from Colorado's past.
"Everybody not only has a spooky fun time," said Tom Evert, the event's fundraiser chairman, "but they learn a little bit about the history and the strange goings-on of downtown Littleton."
From learning about the notorious cannibal Alferd Packer to a secret underground tunnel beneath the city's streets, Evert said there is no shortage of historical and frightening tales.
The tour meets and begins in the parking lot of the downtown Littleton RTD station, where Adult tickets are $17 and children under 12 are $10. Hot drinks will also be available at the station from Nook Coffee, Everts said.
Tickets are available for Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29 and range in times from 7 to 8:30 p.m. You can visit tinyurl.com/littletonhaunts for more information and to purchase tickets.
Hosted at Hudson Gardens and Event Center and presented and produced by The Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group, Magic of the Jack O’ Lanterns features more than 7,000 hand-carved pumpkins and pumpkin displays.
“Guests can expect an experience better than they could’ve ever imagined this year, filled with magic, pumpkins and more," said Dan McCullough, founding partner of Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group.
Pumpkin displays also include a nautical seascape, a pirate ship, dinosaurs, dragons and more.
Hudson Gardens is located at 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive. Tickets will only be sold online and will be available until Oct. 31.
Tickets for children ages 3 to 12 will range from $10.99 to $14.99 while tickets for those 13 and up will range from $14.99 to $19.99. Children under 2 are free. You can visit tinyurl.com/jackolanterndisplay for more information and to purchase tickets.
For decades, horror-loving brothers Greg and Chris Reinke have been serving up scares with their homemade haunted houses.
A passion project meant for children and adults alike, the haunted mansion inside Reinke Brothers — a year-round costume store in downtown Littleton — is a must-see Halloween attraction.
“We don't do any blood or guts, we don't have any chain saws, no scenes where it's really gory,” Greg Reinke said in a previous interview with Colorado Community Media. “My house is more like Disney, a lot of special effects, a lot of illusions.”
Sprawling roughly 10,000 square feet, the mansion is made up of more than 30 individual rooms and boasts more than 1,000 moving parts. Various worlds include a sinister swamp and a disorienting tunnel engulfed by floating specters.
Reinke Brothers is located at 5663 S. Prince St. Tickets will be available through Oct. 31.
Tickets are $20 on Sunday through Thursday, $25 Friday and Saturday and $35 for a VIP ticket to skip the line any day. The haunted mansion also offers a non-scary lights-on tour for $10. You can visit tinyurl.com/reinkehauntedhouse for more information and to purchase tickets.
The third-annual Autumn High Line Walk is a free hourlong walk along the High Line Canal Trail.
The event will feature trick-or-treat stations, toys, snacks, hot dogs and more. Costumes are also encouraged.
The walk will be held Sunday, October 23 from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Two time slots are available. You can visit tinyurl.com/autumnhighlinewalk for more information and for tickets.
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