How to Go to Disney's ‘Halloweentown’ in Real Life

Every October, St. Helens, Oregon, transforms into a Halloween wonderland.

St. Helens Halloweentown
Photo: Courtesy of Spirit of Halloweentown

“Halloweentown” isn't just a 1998 Disney cult classic. It's also a real place—at least every October.

The town of St. Helens, Oregon, where many scenes in “Halloweentown” were shot, transforms itself each year for fans of the series.

The annual “Spirit of Halloweentown” festival is a month-long celebration of all things hallow, packed with Halloweentown-themed events.

Real Life Halloweentown
Courtesy of Spirit of Halloweentown

The fun begins each year on October 1, and visitors can enjoy everything from haunted house tours and pumpkin carving contests to spooky tractor rides and costume parties.

There are also a variety of activities with Marnie’s character from the films, including costume cocktail parties, photo opportunities, and a brunch with Bloody Marys and bagels.

Performances and activities are primarily scheduled for the weekends, so be sure to check the schedule.

Ticket prices vary.

Talia Avakian is a digital reporter at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter at @TaliaAvak.

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