It’s finally here.
And let’s face it. Some of us are a bit too old for trick or treating.
But we don’t let that stop us from enjoying Halloween.
For those not spending their evening slogging around a bag of candy and delivering glorified dad jokes, there are plenty of alternative ways to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve.
It wouldn’t be Halloween without a good scare.
Sure, you can stay in, hand out candy and catch the horror movie marathon on TV, but why not test your mettle at one of NEPA’s famous haunted houses. For many venues, Halloween is the last night in operation until next year. You don’t want to regret missing all of the blood, gore and heart stopping jump scares.
Scare Yourself Silly at These NEPA Haunted Houses:
Go to the Pumpkin Patch
Wear a costume, get lost in a corn maze and then cozy up next to a campfire. Late October is all about retraining our bodies to handle yet another winter. Pull on those thermal socks, layer them sweaters and flannels and dig out that special knitted beanie. Halloween weather is predictably cold and if you’re spending the evening out on a farm, you can count on it getting even colder. Just don’t forget to pick up a few pumpkins. We’ll get to them later.
Despite all the Halloween fun, some just want to stay home.
OK, fine. We tried to get you out of the house.
But if you insist on staying in this Halloween, let us at least help to make your night a little more festive. And there’s no better way to do that than with cold, local beer and fresh, hot pizza.
Many of the region’s brewers have concocted delicious, seasonal beers that make any crisp fall evening special. From SBC’s Pumpkin Ale and Oktoberfest to Wallenpaupack Brewing Company’s Foliage Harvest Lager, you can’t go wrong if you stay local and seasonal.
Pick Up a Pie From One of These NEPA Favorites:
Basilico's Gourmet Pizza
Vesuvio’s Pizzeria & Ristorante
CJ’s Pizza & Subs
Savo’s Pizza and Family Restaurant
Pittston Twp., PA
Peppe's Pizza & Subs
Norm's Pizza & Eatery
Dave Colarusso’s Pizza and Pasta
Hanover Twp., PA
Admit it. It gets a little boring, but…
If it’s final, and you’ve decided that you are absolutely staying in this year, the least you can do is play a small part in the festivities. Carve a pumpkin (or two). That’s right. The rest of us will be out there walking around your neighborhood, looking for porch lights and candy, and signs that Halloween still means something. Sure, it may just be scooping the guts out of a gourd, sticking a light inside and leaving it on your porch, but that hand-carved Jack-O-Lantern is more telling than you know. It says to the world that just a small part of you is with us – and that you know, as do we, that Halloween is a special time for children, for adults, and most especially for the little vampire, the cowboy or the zombie princess inside of you. Happy Halloween.