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Spirited shindigs: Halloween parties for San Diego's 21+ crowd

Posted at 1:26 PM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 13:22:18-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego's Halloween scene will host a spirited lineup of hauntingly hopping parties.

Pub crawls, concerts, and cruises are all in the mix as the region's 21-and-older crowd head out in their own costumes and dance the holiday away.

Whether you're jumping into the massive WCKD Village party or limping through a zombie crawl, there's a party for you.

San Diego Halloween Pub Crawl (Oct. 25): Join in on the San Diego Halloween Pub Crawl and grab a wristband that grants you access to more than 10 different night clubs in Pacific Beach, exclusive drink specials (including free welcome shots), and access to the official Halloween Pub Crawl after party.

Nightmare Before Halloween (Oct. 25): North Park's Lafayette Hotel hosts a celebration inspired by Tim Burton films, featuring live music from several local bands throughout the night and a Halloween costume contest with several prizes up for grabs.

San Diego Zombie Crawl (Oct. 25 - 31): One ticket to the San Diego Zombie Crawl grants guests access to five days of fun at more than 20 parties throughout the Gaslamp District. Day 1-3 celebrate the Halloween season with some wicked parties downtown, while the second weekend will celebrate Dia de los Muertos. Guests get the welcome shots, access to the crawl's finale party, exclusive food and drink specials.

WCKD Village (Oct. 26): WCKD Village Halloween party and music festival hosts three stages of live performances with performers like Trey Songz and T-Pain, along with three zones of hauntingly immersive experiences like mazes and lounges and tarot card reading, a $3,000 costume contest, bar specials and a bar crawl, and more in downtown San Diego.

Hallo-Wine and Spirits Party (Oct. 26): The Hotel Del Coronado hosts a night of dining and wine tasting, dancing, a costume contest, and more during the Hallo-Wine and Spirits Party. A special kids Halloween party is also in the mix. And guests are warned to keep an eye out for the hotel's resident ghost.

Nightmare on Normal Street (Oct. 26): Hillcrest's Halloween dance party and costume contest returns to Normal Street with a massive block party, late-night entertainment and DJs, a pet costume contest, food trucks, outdoor bars, and more.

Mad Tea Party at Hard Rock Hotel (Oct. 26): Three floors of the Hard Rock Hotel will house seven rooms and more than 15 DJs throughout the night, headlined by Dada Life. The Mad Tea Party brings in more than 4,000 costumed partiers for costume contests, drink specials, skyline views, and a night of dancing.

Halloween Boo's Cruise (Oct. 27): Radio stations Z90 and 91X host multiple DJs on board Hornblower Cruises for a 2.5 hour trip around San Diego Bay, featuring costume contests, drink specials, and views of the San Diego skyline during a party on the bay.

Halloween Cruise on Mission Bay (Oct. 31): The Bahia Resort Hotel hosts a Halloween celebration aboard a special cruise featuring multiple floors of drink specials, live DJs, dancing, and, of course, spectacular views of the San Diego Bay during this Halloween haunt.