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Hundreds gather on Coronado for 2019 Witches Tea

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Posted at 11:58 AM, Oct 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-26 15:48:08-04

CORONADO, Calif. (KGTV) -- Hundreds gathered on Coronado Saturday morning for the 2019 Witches Tea.

The event, organized by Rebecca Geiss, started in 1999 with nine women.

Since its humble origin, the event has exploded in size.

This year, 254 people showed up for the 21 and older event.

The celebration centers around attendees dressing up as witches, dancing, and having a spooktacular time on beautiful Coronado.

Photos from this year’s event show a multitude of creativity with some dressed as Glinda the Good Witch from “The Wizzard of Oz.” Other photos show some of the women embracing group costumes.

Throughout the day, the women take buses to establishments throughout Coronado and San Diego. Attendees aren't told where they're going, adding an element of surprise to Witches Tea.

In 2018, all the proceeds from the event went to the C4 Foundation, which provides support and resources through science-based programs to active-duty Navy SEALs and their families.

Watch video of the event in the player below: