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Here Comes Howl-o-ween: Philly’s Top Dog Halloween Parties

We’ve covered pop-up bars and haunted houses. We’ve covered kid-friendly events and trick-or-treating. And now, the pups. Whether you’re a devoted dog parent or just […]

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Where to Celebrate Halloween With Kids in Philly

While Halloween isn’t just for kids, something about playing dress-up and eating candy seems to really appeal to them. Halloween for kids in Philly somehow […]

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Halloween for Grownups: Pop-Up Bars, Spooky Soirées and More Philly Haunts

You’re never too old for Halloween. Dressing up? Check. Eating candy? Absolutely. Watching Hocus Pocus for the 25th time? No problems there. But if you’re […]

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Where to Catch Classic Scary Movies in Philly This Month

Summer may be over, but that just means you need to bring some extra blankets — and maybe some warm beverages — to watch some […]

City Life

When Did Halloween Become an Endurance Test?

The best Halloween costume I ever made for either of my kids was the year Luke was three. We teased and sprayed his blond curls, […]

Philadelphia Wedding

This Nightmare Before Christmas-Themed Hallowedding Was “Simply Meant to Be”

Movies provide ample ideas for wedding themes. We’ve seen Big Days influenced by the flicks of Nancy Meyers and celebrations centered around the magic of […]

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City Life

Philly Today: This Fitler Square Family Wins Halloween Yet Again

Check phillymag.com each morning for the latest edition of Philly Today. And if you have a news tip for our hardworking Philadelphia magazine reporters, please […]

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Halloween Potion-Making at the Cauldron Blends Mixology and Magic

We’re deep into spooky season, and maybe you think you’ve already done all there is to do. Halloween-themed bars? Check. Haunted houses? Done. Pumpkin patches? […]

City Life

Philly Today: Delco Dad’s Awesome Halloween App Helps You Find the Best Displays

Check phillymag.com each morning for the latest edition of Philly Today. And if you have a news tip for our hardworking reporters, please send it […]

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A New Haunted House Is Opening in Manayunk With a Grisly, Hurricane Ida-Related Backstory

Last September’s Hurricane Ida brought a flood of biblical proportions. Homes were destroyed, I-676 became a canal, a guy did a backflip in his underwear […]

dark history of penn's woods
City Life

Witchcraft, Boiled Bones, and All the Other Creepy Things We Learned About PA History in This New Book

Just in time for Halloween, Haverford’s Brookline Books has published Dark History of Penn’s Woods, a new book with the catchy subtitle Murder, Madness, and […]

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11 Philly-Area Haunted Houses, Ghost Tours and Halloween Bars

Halloween is right around the corner, and that means “spooky season” is here. Those who love a good scare and enjoy jump-worthy surprises will  find […]

terror behind the walls
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Say Goodbye to Eastern State Penitentiary’s Terror Behind the Walls

Most people who live in the Greater Philadelphia area probably know of Eastern State Penitentiary’s existence thanks to the 19th-century prison’s highly publicized and highly […]

a shot from the halloween movies setup at the wells fargo center
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The Wells Fargo Center Is Transforming Into a Giant Socially Distanced Movie Theater

The Flyers and Sixers, who normally play in the Wells Fargo Center, aren’t playing these days. And Wells Fargo Center concerts that were supposed to […]

City Life

Don’t Get Spooked by This South Philly Halloween Decor

You know how they say less is more? Well, enough with all of those over-the-top, baroque Halloween displays bursting with stage lighting, fake spider webs, ornately […]