Like almost everything this year, Ohio History Connection’s All Hallows’ Eve celebrations will look a little different.
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The socially distant activities will be running throughout October, including the Sleepy Hollow Drive-In, the BOOhio Village, and other programs that incorporate 19th-century family favs in a safe way.
“Like other museums, we’ve needed to change up our regular programs to offer fun and safe experiences for our visitors,” says Ohio History Connection spokesperson Emmy Beach. “This series of programs brings in 19th century traditions that we know are family favorites and mixes them with a drive-in and engaging at-home events.”
Sleepy Hollow Drive-In, Every Friday night in October
Bring the whole family down to enjoy popular Halloween films, drive-in style, in the Ohio History Center Parking lot (800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus).
Right after the movies, guests can enjoy some fun All Hallows’ Eve scenes as they drive away, including a radio retelling of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The night will end with a visit from the Headless Horseman.
The following movies will be showing at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Ghostbusters – Fri., Oct. 2Creature from the Black Lagoon – Fri., Oct. 9Beetlejuice – Fri., Oct. 16The Nightmare Before Christmas – Fri., Oct. 23Hocus Pocus – Fri., Oct. 30
Price per vehicle – Members – $25, Public – $40. You can grab your tickets right here.
Pleasures of the Cup: Spooky Spirits, Sat., Oct. 3, 7–8:30 p.m.
If you’re looking for more of an adult celebration, you can get in on the online fun of Pleasures of the Cup. Participants will receive Halloween-themed cocktail recipes in advance. While you hear all about Ohio’s spookiest stories, you can stir up a drink with the virtual help of a mixologist.
Price per guest: Members – FREE, General admission – $15. Your tickets can be purchased right here.
Boohio Village, Thurs., Oct. 29, 7 p.m.
Boohio Village will also be a virtual event. At the event, guests can join in to learn about Victorian mourning rituals led by Haunted Ohio author Chris Woodyard. After that, you’ll be able to watch a video showcasing Ohio History Connection’s traditional All Hallows’ Eve activities, including palm reading, Fate Lady, and listen to an audio recording of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Price per guest: Members – FREE, General admission – $15. Tickets can be purchased HERE.
While it may not be the All Hallows Eve celebrations we’re all used to at the Ohio History Center, it’s still going to be a pretty fantastic time.