Things are about to get Spook-tacular in York this year. From haunted houses to a parade to traditional Halloween parties, York has plenty going on during Halloween, and 2019 is no exception. Check out the large array of holiday events this year:
- The York Halloween parade: This tradition has been going strong for 70 years as of this year. In 2019, the parade will take place on October 27, 2019 between 2 and 4 p.m. Be sure to show up on Market Street early to grab your best viewing spot so that you don’t miss any of the best York Halloween parade moments.
- York haunted houses: Visit a York-area haunted house or York dungeon such as ZombieLand. Or, go on a tour of actual homes in York that are said to be haunted. The York Iron Company Mine in Raab Park hosts a ghost walk between 7 and 9:30 p.m. in October. Advanced reservations are mandatory. There will be lantern-lit ghost tours of Crystal Cave in Kutztown on October 26 and 27.
- York corn mazes: The most famous York maze is probably found seasonally at Flinchbaugh’s Orchard, where you can also get some fresh produce and your Halloween pumpkin.
- Pumpkin picking: Visit Miller Plant Farm on Saturday, October 5 and Saturday, October 12 starting at 10:00 to find your own pumpkin. Wagon rides, straw bales, candy apples and bounce houses are also available to ensure a fun autumn day. Another option is the Pumpkin Fest at Central Market on October 26. There will be pumpkin decorating available.
- Paint Halloween: Halloween Scream on September 24 is a paint and sip event at Pinot’s Palette. Have a few drinks and paint your own creepy painting. On October 16, the sip and paint takes a creepy twist to Van Gogh’s Starry Night, and there’s another themed event on October 11 and October 24. Register ahead of time.
- Halloween parties: The Elks Lodge hosts their own Halloween party on October 25. Throw your own party if you like, and get everyone to dress up.
- Scary movies: Host your own scary movie screening or get tickets to the screening of Hocus Pocus at The Pullo Center on October 12. The event includes a Q and A with actress Kathy Najimy.
With so much to see and do, don’t forget to dress up and get out there in York to explore the spookier side of our beautiful city. Pick up a pumpkin, stock up on treats, bob for some apples and get your costume in order. Halloween does not return for another year. Happy hauntings!
Moving to York?
Do you need a home in York before Halloween so that you can decorate it in time for the season and hand out treats? If you’re moving to the area, CENTURY 21 Core Partners can help you find your dream home quickly, even if you’re looking in time for the holidays. Browse the houses available or contact our team to speak with us about buying in the region.