We are coming up on one of the most social holidays of the year with Halloween. Thanksgiving and Christmas generally involve drawing close to your family. Valentine’s Day is about drawing close to your significant other (or to pretending the holiday doesn’t exist if you don’t have a significant other). New Year’s is a social holiday, but the parties all take place at the same time and all basically revolve around celebrating the arrival of midnight.
Halloween, on the other hand, is all about getting together and having fun. Given that October 31 falls on a Thursday this year, the parties and Halloween-related events will be spread out across a ten-day period. With that in mind, we have information on numerous fun activities to check out, many coming to us from Do317. In fact, there are enough that we decided to break the roundup into two parts so as not to lose our Cheapsters somewhere in the middle (time is money, after all, and we’re all about saving that). Both parts of this roundup will cover Halloween-related events that take place prior to the holiday itself. Look for Part Two in tomorrow’s newsletter, but here’s Part One of the roundup:
Boo ‘n Brew at Clay Terrace Mall – Clay Terrace is celebrating with Carmel shoppers at this mall-wide festival beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 26. Boo ‘n Brew will feature food from the beloved Clay Terrace restaurants. Those Cheapsters over 21 can also enjoy brews from Thr3eWisemen and Samuel Adams. Boomer (of the Pacers), Colts In Motion, and other local friends are expected to be in attendance. Also, kids will find plenty of fun activities to enjoy, including a costume contest, face painting, a balloon artist, and more.
Fright Night The Run – Formerly known as Run Like Hell, this Halloween event is the spookiest 5K run of the year. You are encouraged to wear your best Halloween costume to run in this frightfully fun race. This event isn’t free, but the proceeds benefit Riley Hospital for Children. Click the link and you can register ahead of time for a discount. While Race Day Registration is $30, registering ahead of time is only $23. The event starts at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 25 at Bourbon Street Distillery downtown.
Indy Scream Park – Indy Scream Park is probably the most famous haunted house every year in Indy. It is located at 5211 South New Columbus Road in Anderson, and offers six attractions for one price. You can save money by ordering tickets online rather than at the door. The online price for admission on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday is $22 (saving $3). For Friday and Saturday, the online price is $26 (saving $4).
Necropolis – Necropolis invades the Dark Armies facility in October every year, setting up shop at 2525 N. Shadeland Avenue in Indianapolis. The best way to save on ticket prices for this haunted attraction is to buy tickets in groups. Depending on the number of tickets you purchase, you could save up to $3 or $5 per ticket.
Remember to check back tomorrow for Part Two of the pre-Halloween fun roundup.