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October 19, 2015

HOWLING GOOD HALLOWEEN ROUNDUP

Don’t let this heat wave fool you, for the seasonal October haunts in the spirit of Halloween are truly still upon us. Our very own city of Newport Beach has got all of the spooky festivities and frightful fun for everybody this Hallows’ season. Whether you are looking for some good old fashioned family fun, an all-adult Halloween extravaganza, or possibly looking to mix a little bit of each into your cauldron this season, you’ve come to the right place. This is your ultimate 2015 Halloween season roundup full of tricks and treats (alright, alright…pretty much just the treats) in Newport Beach:

TEN NIGHT CLUB HALLOWEEN BASH XV – GRAND FINALE
OCTOBER 24TH: TEN NIGHT CLUB
After 15 years, Ten Night Club is sun setting their Annual Halloween Bash put on by Turtle Events / Perez Bros. This notoriously large Halloween celebration is sure to be full of brooding surprises and festive haunts, so get your costume ready early this year. This party is expected to run from 9 PM until the creaking morning hour of 2AM, but get there before 10:30 PM to ensure free entry and to indulge in potion-libation specials. The first 150 bewitched guests are said to receive a complimentary adult party grab bag.

frightnightFAMILY FRIGHT ZONE FRIDAY
OCTOBER 30TH: FUN ZONE AT EXPLOROCEAN, NEWPORT BEACH
Expect to see many ghostly creatures at the 4th Annual Family Fright Zone Friday Halloween event, from 5 PM until 8 PM. The Balboa Fun Zone is known to dress up in it’s bone-chilling best each Halloween season, which provides the perfect atmosphere for all of the witches, ghosts, and monsters to snag a bag full of trick-or-treat candy. Spooky storytelling, creepy crafts, festive face-painting, live entertainment, and thrilling lab activities will be wildly available for the whole family to enjoy.

This chilling event is $5 to enjoy, additional information can be found by calling 949.675.8915.

shipwreckedlowresSHIPWRECKED, HALLOWEEN BASH
OCTOBER 31ST, ALL HALLOWS EVE: AQUA LOUNGE AT THE ISLAND HOTEL
Get stranded this Halloween down at the Aqua Lounge at the Island Hotel, leaving everything behind besides your best sailing attire and the bevy of drinks behind the shipwrecked bar. Brace yourselves to enjoy an evening of live DJ mixes, quality handcrafted cocktails to compliment a to-die-for menu of gourmet bites, and of course costume contest. Be creative, channeling an original costume or island chic, to win some pirate-worthy buried treasure.

The ship officially wrecks at 9PM and is sure to sail quickly into the witching hour, until as early as 1 AM. The Island Hotel realizes that safety is of the utmost importance, and since being shipwrecked can leave you stranded, they have offered to make your night an unforgettable one with luxurious overnight accommodations starting at $239, including entry for two to SHIPWRECKED, as well as complimentary overnight parking for one vehicle.
If however you decide to abandon ship, the shipwrecked cover is $25 per person, which includes one complimentary drink, and reservations are in fact required.

This Aqua Party-of-the-Month is joined by Black Magic Rum, Absolut Elyx, and Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle. For more information, and to reserve your spot, click here. Ahoy!

6265_10152780612726427_8214350447133502405_nSPOOKY SEASIDE STROLL ON BALBOA ISLAND

Looking for some ghostly fun this Halloween?  Head to Balboa Island, where the whole family will have a hauntingly good time.  These spooking houses will keep you howling with joy and terror through the evening.

It’s should now be clear that there is no hocus pocus about festive haunts in the city of Newport Beach this Halloween season. There will surely be plenty of gripping ghouls, monsters in the moonlight, and lurking scares to be had throughout the month to keep you and your family engaged in all of the holiday tricks and treats.

*FRIGHT FACT: Support local businesses while finding the perfect authentic costume this Halloween by searching and shopping at stores such as Swellegant Vintage or even our very own South Coast Army surplus store…just to name a few!

Written by Rachel Sherman

Rachel Sherman is an upcoming photographer and writer from Newport Beach, California. Although she was born and raised here by the beach, Rachel’s passion for traveling has taken her around the world to places such as England, France, Italy, and China. She recently graduated with honors holding a bachelors degree in Communications, with a concentration in visual communications, and minors in both Radio/TV/Film and Psychology from California State University, Fullerton. During her time there, she hosted a weekly rock ’n’ roll based radio show on Titan Radio called Good Rockin’ Tonight. Rachel has always had a genuine enthusiasm for photography, travel, culture, and adventure. Drawing constant inspiration from her love for the cinema, simple beautiful landscapes, as well as vintage atmospheres, these details shine through her photographs and inspire her writing. For more information on Rachel Sherman, or to view her personal works, please visit: www.rachelssherman.com

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