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Gaslamp Halloween

 

Halloween Time in the Gaslamp

The Gaslamp Quarter's history dates back to the late 1800's, so we should expect that a few ghost stories have been repeated over the years. Notorious wild characters like gunslingers, gamblers and prostitutes lived and died in the Gaslamp Quarter so it is very possible that their spirits live on in the dark recesses of our historic buildings. You'll be sure to find a ton of activities and costume contests at our many bars, nightclubs and taverns. We have more than 100 haunts nearby. You'll find wicked nightclubs, laid back lounges and just about everything you can imagine in between.

Keep an eye out for the new Halloween banners hung along Fifth Avenue and Market Street. This year, we have partnered with artist John Pelico of KillerPumpkins to bring you the spookiest banner program yet. John created the entire Gaslamp Halloween theme, which can be seen throughout our website and the district. 

John Pelico

KillerPumpkins creator/author and illustrator, John Pelico, graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art. He continued his formal training in illustration and design at the Art Center School of Design in Pasadena. Later he went on to work in the television industry for ABC and CBS studios before branching out on his own and starting his own company, PELICO and Associates.

But it’s John’s love for Halloween that truly inspires him. Being the Halloween enthusiast that he is has sparked his creativity and taken his talent to another level. He has created a signature look that is recognized throughout the industry and known by some as the “Disney of Halloween.”

As the spooky-brilliance of this artwork continues to thrive, it’s no doubt that his unique style will change the face of Halloween for future generations of Halloween fans, young and old alike.

 

Fun and Frightful Haunts in the Gaslamp Quarter

 

The Haunted Hotel

The Haunted Hotelnow through November 2, 2013, 424 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101: This creepy Gaslamp Quarter basement has been drawing crowds for over 20 years. Realistic Hollywood props, seasoned actors and stunning visual effects make for a chilling tour. This frightful scare is not advisable for children under ten or those with heart conditions, but not to worry - their actors can’t touch you. But that doesn’t mean they can’t scare you stiff.  They are open Wednesday through Sunday throughout the Halloween Season and on select Mondays and Tuesdays. They sell tickets at the local walk-up window, but you can save time in line by purchasing your tickets online in advance. Once you descend into The Haunted Hotel be prepared for nearly 20 minutes of terror!

More info: http://www.hauntedhotel.com

 Hilton Gaslamp

Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter Halloween Package, Weekend of October 26, 2013, 401 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101: The Hilton Gaslamp Quarter Hotel is offering a Halloween hotel package that includes free parking, so you and your friends will be free to roam the Gaslamp for your frights and delights.

Book here: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hi/reservation/book.htm?spec_plan=P9&spec_plan_desc=Gaslamp+Monster+Bash+Package&ctyhocn=SANGQHF

 Hitchcocktober at the Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15

Hitchcocktober at Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15, select screenings now through October 29, 2013, 702 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101: Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15 shows classic films the way they were meant to be seen – on the big screen and larger than life for their Forty Foot Film Series. On Tuesday and Saturday evenings at 7:00pm and Sundays at 1:00pm throughout October, they will be featuring creepy screenings by the late, great Alfred Hitchcock to get you in the Halloween spirit. October 5-8: Rear Window, October 12 – 15: The Man Who Knew Too Much, October 19 – 22: Shadow of a Doubt, and October 26 – 29: The Birds.

More info: http://www.readingcinemasus.com/special.htm

 Paranormal Investigations at the William Heath Davis House

Paranormal Investigations of the William Heath Davis House, October 26, 2013 and October 31, 2013, plus select dates throughout the year, 410 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101: The Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation calls the William Heath Davis House home throughout the year, but so do a handful of ghosts. This haunted house was recently featured on the Biography Channel’s “My Ghost Story” series. Explore the eerie depths with a professional paranormal research team and take a late night tour of this historic house in the Gaslamp Quarter. 

More info: http://www.gaslampquarter.org/ghost-tours-investigation-davis-house/

 Zombie Walk: San Diego Undead Heroes

Zombie Walk: San Diego – Undead HeroesSaturday, October 26, 2013 at 5:30pm (meet at Children’s Park 5:00pm – 5:20pm): This has become an annual zombie tradition that shambles through the Gaslamp Quarter. This year’s Zombie Walk is themed - pick your favorite character from movies, cartoons, comics, TV, sports, video games, anime  or manga and get zombified. If you’re watching, not walking, dine on a Gaslamp Quarter patio along Fifth Avenue and watch the zombie procession shuffle past! All ages, free and open to the public.

More info: http://www.sdzombiewalk.com

 Eat, drink and BE SCARY responsibly this Halloween in the Gaslamp Quarter! For more Halloween festivities at your favorite Gaslamp Quarter entertainment and restaurants, visit our Dining and Entertainment Directories. A number of our Gaslamp Quarter shops are selling Halloween decor, costumes and attire. Get a full listing of Gaslamp Quarter retailers on our Shopping Directory. More featured Halloween activities can be found on our sister site, GaslampLocal.com's Halloween Guide
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