This Weekend: Monster Bash & Creep It Real Festive

Creep It Real
Here is the Haunted Attraction Industry News for November, 14th.
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Creep It Real FESTIVE will is this weekend on Friday, November 17th & Saturday, November 18th, at the Heritage Museum of Orange County (Santa Ana, CA). Awaken from your Halloween hangover for some jolly, creepy, festive fun. Get a jump on the year’s biggest shopping season at the CryptsMas Marketplace. Find the perfect Holiday/Halloween crossover items provided by 90+ vendors showing off their most creative, spooky-influenced seasonal artwork, crafts, treats, and licensed merchandise. Experience some ghoulishly fun LIVE entertainment, including the SCAREolers and Kitty Antix and her band playing spooky hits, and meet some truly chilling characters, including the one and only Creep Kringle, who’s checking his naughty list for your name. Special guests include Kirk Thatcher (Director and Co-Writer of Muppets Haunted Mansion) and Kat Cressida (Voice and face of the iconic Haunted Mansion Bride Constance Hathaway from Disney Parks Worldwide). Tickets are on sale now starting at $22 for single-day admission, $32 for a “Creenpin’ Weekend Pass”, and $45 for V.I.C. (Very Important Creep) tickets – which include a weekend pass, 45-minute Haunted Orange County guided tour inside the Kellogg House, and an exclusive Creep It Real FESTIVE pin.

Our partners at The Scare Factor are keeping the spooky season alive this weekend with their annual Monster Bash on November 18th at Nightmare on Edgewood (Indianapolis, IN). This after-season party is “for haunters, by haunters”; anyone who works in the haunted house industry – from owners, managers, and actors to makeup artists, set designers, parking flaggers, volunteers, and vendors are welcome to attend. Send off the 2023 haunt season in style with a live haunt tour, drinks, music, a costume contest, door prizes, cash-and-carry vendors, awards ceremony, and more. New for 2023 is the “Monster Dash” game – players will don a football flag belt with 3 flags and attempt to make it through Conley Farm with at least one flag remaining. Successful players will have a chance to win a gift card. Tickets for this year’s Monster Bash are on sale now for $25 each. 

Conventions & Mixers

Registration is now open for Transworld’s Halloween & Attractions Show 2024. The event will occur on March 7th – 10th, 2024, at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri. With over 500,000 sq. feet of event space, this annual one-of-a-kind show is also co-located with TransWorld’s Christmas Show and TransWorld’s Interactive Entertainment Show. For four decades, the industry has gathered at Transworld to network, get new ideas, and purchase products. General Admission passes start at $99, Premiere Access passes start at $199, VIP Premiere Access passes start at $430, and VIP Premiere & Unlimited Seminar Passes start at $700. Prices will increase after Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 11:59 pm CST. 

U.S. Haunts & Events

Krampus: A Haunted Christmas Experience returns to Fear Columbus (Columbus, OH) December 8th – 10th & 15th – 17th. Experience two Christmas-themed attractions (“The Tale of Krampus” & “Aftermath: Frozen”) featuring elaborate sets, live actors, and audio-visual technology. New for 2023 is a horror-themed Christmas Light Show with special effects and an all-new soundtrack. Other highlights include a Krampus retail store, all-new photo ops, hot chocolate & Christmas cookies, and countless more surprises. Sign-up on the official website to receive early access to tickets. Tickets will start at $29.99 for General Admission, $39.99 for Fast Pass, and $55.99 for Immediate Access.

Krampus is coming to the Old West! Midnight Souls Productions presents Sinister Saloon: Night of the Krampus, a uniquely twisted theatrical cocktail séance nestled within Sassafras Saloon (Los Angeles, CA), one of Hollywood’s most haunted locales. On Sunday, November 19th immerse yourself in interactive tales of wandering spirits and unsettling encounters as you navigate the enigmatic depths of this eerie saloon. Embark on a 2.5-hour journey through a world of themed elixirs, venture into the shadowed corners, bear witness to the Madam’s haunting cabaret show, and delve into the tortured secrets of the lost souls ensnared within the Sinister Saloon. This holiday season, brace yourself for the arrival of Krampus, the yuletide demon, as he descends upon this Western saloon, adding a chilling twist to your holiday festivities. Tickets are on sale now starting at $39.99 for General Admission and $79.99 for Premium Admission. 


Holiday Haunts

13th Floor Haunted House Chicago (Chicago, IL) – December 8 – 10
13th Floor Haunted House Denver (Denver, CO) – December 15 – 17
13th Floor Haunted House Houston (Houston, TX) – December 15 – 16
13th Floor Haunted House Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL) – December 8 – 9
13th Hour Haunted House (Wharton, NJ) – December 16
All Saints Lunatic Asylum (Apple Valley, CA) – December 8 – 10
Atrox Factory (Leeds, AL) – December 8 – 10
Awaken (Leslie, MI) – December 8 – 9
Bayville Haunted Scream Park (Bayville, NY) – December 15 – 17, 23
Bennetts Curse Haunted House (Baltimore, MD) – December 1 – 2
Brighton Asylum (Passaic, NJ) – December 16
Brimstone Haunt (Wilmington, OH) – December 9, 16
Carnage Haunted House (Columbus, OH) – December 8 – 9
Chambers of Hell (Hauppauge, NY) – December 15 – 16, 22 – 23
Demon House (Monongahela, PA) – December 1 – 2, 8 – 9
Doomsday Haunt (Athens, AL) – December 2
Dread Hollow (Chattanooga, TN) – December 30, January 6
Dungeon of Doom Haunted House (Zion, IL) – December 8 – 9
Edge of Darkness Haunted House (Berea, KY) – December 2, 9
Factory of Fear (Moline, IL) – December 8 – 9
Fear Columbus (Columbus, OH) – December 8 – 10, 15 – 17
Fear On The Farm WV (Winfield, WV) – December 8 – 9
Field of Screams (Mountville, PA) – December 9
Foukelore Slaughterhouse (Gravesville, AR) – December 8 – 9
Fright Kingdom (Nashua, NH) – December 1 – 3
Fright Nights WV (Daniels, WV) – December 9, 16
Frightmare (Chesapeake, VA) – December 2, 9
House of Torment (Austin, TX) – December 8 – 10
Kims Krypt Haunted Mill Scream Park (Spring Grove, PA) – December 15 – 17
Laurel’s House of Horror (Laurel, MD) December 8 – 9, 15 – 16
Maineiac Manor (Bangor, ME) – December 2 – 3, 8 – 9
Massacre Haunted House (Montgomery, IL) – December 15 – 16
Nashville Nightmare (Nashville, TN) – December 15 – 17
New Orleans Nightmare (New Orleans, LA) – December 8 – 9
Nightmare Manor (Middletown, OH) – December 1 – 2
Panic Point (Youngsville, NC) – December 9
Perdition Pines (Antigo, WI) – December 1 – 3
Pinhead’s Graveyard (Canton, NC) – December 8 – 9, 15 – 16
RED VEIN Haunted House (Ashland, VA) – December 8 – 9
Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail (Plant City, FL) –  TBA
The Slaughterhouse Haunted Attraction (Des Moines, IA) – December 2
Spooky Bottom Haunted Trail (Seagrove, NC) – December 8 – 9, 15 – 16
Terror Manor (Roanoke, VA) – December 8 – 9, 15 – 16
Terror on the Coast (Gulfport, MS) – December 1 – 2, 8 – 9, 15 – 16
Twelvepole Manor (Wayne, WV) – December 1 – 2, 8 – 9

Upcoming Events: November 2023 - January 2024

November 13 – 17IAAPA Expo (Orlando, Florida)
November 17 – 18Creep It Real OC Festive (Santa Ana, California)
November 18The Scare Factor’s Monster Bash (Indianapolis, Indiana)
January 23 – 25Halloween & Party Expo (Las Vegas, Nevada)

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