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As Halloween approaches, the unique city of New Orleans comes alive with eerie tales and festive celebrations. From the haunting legends of the French Quarter to the lively costume parades, the city offers a unique blend of spooky and festive activities. As the autumn breeze carries whispers of old legends, both locals and visitors eagerly join the celebrations. Dive into the heart of the festivities and discover the unique ways to celebrate Halloween in the Crescent City. 

Take your Kids Trick-Or-Treating 

Taking your children trick-or-treating in New Orleans offers a variety of delightful experiences. On October 29th, Lakeside Shopping Center not only hosts a trick-or-treating event but also gifts a family picture and a train ride voucher for Frankie’s Flying Monster Train.

For a more traditional setting, the Boo Carré Halloween Haunt on October 21st allows kids to collect treats in the historic French Market District. Similarly, the Riverwalk Outlets Halloween Fest provides free trick-or-treating and Halloween-themed entertainment starting at 3 p.m. It’s a season full of treats for the whole family! 

Go Halloween Costume Shopping 

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Embarking on a Halloween costume shopping spree in New Orleans is an adventure in itself. At Nikki’s French Quarter Halloween Store on 107 Chartres St. B, you’ll find a treasure trove of costumes, whether you’re crafting a unique look or seeking a ready-to-wear outfit for the evening.

A short distance away, Southern Costume Company on 951 Lafayette Street boasts an extensive range of costumes, with an added bonus of custom creation and tailoring services. For those final touches, Broadway Bound Costumes Inc. is the go-to spot, offering everything from gemstones and fabrics to rare buttons and vibrant feathers, ensuring your ensemble is nothing short of spectacular. 

Attend an Event

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Attending a Halloween event in New Orleans adds an extra layer of excitement to the season. For those intrigued by the macabre, the Museum of Death in the French Quarter is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a modest admission fee of $17.

If you’re in the mood for something bewitching, consider the Witches and Warlocks Lunch on October 27th, offering a three-course meal from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For family-friendly fun, don’t miss the Ghosts in the Oaks event running from October 19th to the 22nd, featuring trick-or-treating, arts and crafts, a pumpkin patch, and hot-dog roasting around a cozy campfire. 

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As the Halloween spirit engulfs the city, Cajun Encounters presents a limited-time offer that’s too good to miss. Dive deep into the city’s haunted history with our New Orleans ghost bus tour, and then venture into the wild with the New Orleans swamp tours. Both thrilling experiences are now available for a combined price of just $95. 

This exclusive deal lasts only until the end of November. Don’t let this opportunity slip away! Book your New Orleans ghost bus tour and swamp tour adventure now and experience the true essence of New Orleans this Halloween season. 

Cajun Encounters Promo Code 2023: How to Book

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