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Soak Up That Sweet Solvang Spookiness

Venture to the quaint town for haunted fun on both Halloween Eve and the night of Halloween, too.



    Soak Up That Sweet Solvang Spookiness
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    Find frights, fun, and small-town charms in the windmill-laden hamlet on Oct. 30 and 31, 2018.

    WRITING A STORY... that, just perhaps, is set on Halloween night? Or even in late October? A tale that could include a few ghost sightings, or bewitching celebrations, or an atmosphere that conveys both quaintness and an aura of the mysterious? You'd probably create a picturesque town for your story that looks a lot like Solvang. After all, the Danish capital of America seems quite storybook-ish in its appearance, from its famous windmills and cozy shops to its walkable lanes, tasting rooms, and pastry-laden restaurants. Solvang, in short, is custom-built for a yarn that has a few thrills and twists in it, but you don't have to build it from scratch: You can visit it, any day of the year, to try the local vino or eat æbleskiver dusted in powdered sugar or purchase a pair of clogs or a bucket of butter cookies. And, should you visit on Halloween 2018, or the evening before Halloween, you'll find a vibrant veil of celebration settling over the town. For...

    SOLVANG + HALLOWEEN... remains a delightfully strong duo, year after year, and the windmilliest town around will once again honor the most phantom-fantastic of occasions. How? The 25th annual Solvang Halloween Haunted House & StreetFest is the place to be on both Oct. 30 and 31, with "The Curse of Skull Mountain" serving as a theatrical centerpiece. Feeling brave? Prepare to venture through "abandoned gold and silver mines, a miner's camp, an Old West town," and more on the grounds of the Solvang Festival Theater. Tickets to this haunted extravaganza? It's $11 for an adult and $9 for youths ages 13 and under. For all the info, more on the town's beloved StreetFest, and all of the Halloween-y haps that make Solvang a primo place to enjoy the eerie occasion, put down your miner's gear, and your gold pan, too, and find out more now.