Halloween House Decorating

Thursday, October 12, 2023 Add to Calendar

Halloween House Decorating: Does your house stand out as the spookiest one in the neighborhood or the most inviting for the ghost and goblins who will be trick-or-treating this month? Well, now you can share your spirit by letting others see your home’s exterior decorating efforts, by getting listed on the Halloween House Decorating Map!

Map: The homes entered will be added to the Halloween House Decorating Map. The public is then invited to take a driving tour to see the decorated homes.

House Entries: Fill out and submit the online form and an uploaded photo of your decorated house by October 12. The addresses and photos will be posted on October 13 at HRCAonline.org/HalloweenHouse with a map showing the location. Sign up now!

Entry Deadline: October 13, but keep submitting your entries and we will continue to add them to our map for the public to view.

Advance tickets must be purchased online. If not sold out, tickets will be available at the door. All online ticket sales are subject to service fees. All ticket sales are final, and no refunds will be issued.

Do You Know...

Why We Carve Pumpkins at Halloween?

Their origin comes from an Irish myth about Stingy Jack, who tricked the Devil for his own monetary gain. When Jack died, God didn’t allow him into heaven, and the Devil didn’t let him into hell, so Jack was sentenced to roam the earth for eternity. In Ireland, people started to carve demonic faces out of turnips to frighten away Jack’s wandering soul. When Irish immigrants moved to the U.S., they began carving jack-o’-lanterns from pumpkins, as these were native to the region. The folklore about Stingy Jack was incorporated into Halloween, and we’ve been carving pumpkins—or turnips—ever since.
From: Britannica

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