Night of the Raving Dead: Best Halloween Parties Around the World

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Oct 24, 2012 —  With sultry costumes, masquerades, and all night raves, Halloween gives the world a free pass to let loose and go wild. Massive club crawls bring out the biggest DJs and sexiest crowds for sprawling dance parties through the streets and into the next morning. And Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) festivals honor the memory of loved ones with skeleton face paint, memorials, food, and music inspired by ancient Mexican traditions.

The Halloween season features events for all ages, from classic harvest festivals to the biggest dances of the year. Disturbing haunted houses dare you to make your way through fright-infested halls where monsters and madmen watch and wait behind every corner while masquerade balls offer a night of elegant mystique. And to top it off, the wildest costume contests feature everything from a hundred variations of Psy rocking the freshest Gangnam styles to grown men pretending to be Batman.

Whether you’re looking for a night that’s spine-chilling, sexy, or just plain fun, Halloween has something for everyone. But with thousands of options to choose from, find the best events with our list of the craziest, most spooktacular Halloween parties around the world.

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    The 24th Annual West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval

    Party / Festival / Holiday Event Oct 31, 2012 6:00 pm

    West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnaval - Festival | Holiday Event | Party in Los Angeles.
    Los Angeles Santa Monica Boulevard

    Santa Monica Boulevard stretching roughly from Crescent Heights Boulevard on the east to North La Peer Drive on the west West Hollywood, CA 90069

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    Halloween London 2012

    Party / Holiday Event / Costume Party Oct 27, 2012 8:00 pm

    Halloween London 2012 - Party | Holiday Event | Costume Party in London.
    London Blueberry Bar

    4 Paul Street
    London EC2A 4JH

    020 7392 2064

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    39th Annual Village Halloween Parade - CANCELED

    Festival / Party / Costume Party / Holiday Event / Parade Oct 31, 2012 6:30 pm

    Village Halloween Parade - Costume Party | Festival | Holiday Event | Parade | Party in New York.
    New York Sixth Avenue and Spring Street

    New York, NY 10012

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    Festival Of The Dead 2012

    Holiday Event / Festival Oct 1–31, 2012

    Festival Of The Dead - Festival | Holiday Event in Boston.
    Boston Throughout the city
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    The 17th Annual Nightmare On M Street

    Holiday Event / Costume Party Oct 27, 2012 5:00 pm

    Nightmare On M Street - Costume Party | Holiday Event | Pub Crawl in Washington, DC.
    Washington, DC Mackey's Pub

    1823 L Street NW
    Washington, DC 20036

    The Front Page

    1333 New Hampshire Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20036

    202‑296‑6500

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    Amsterdam Spook 2012

    Holiday Event / Party / Costume Party Oct 27, 2012 10:00 pm

    Amsterdam Spook - Costume Party | Holiday Event | Party in Amsterdam.
    Amsterdam Odeon

    Singel 460
    1017 Amsterdam

    020 5218555

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    Chicagoween 2012

    Holiday Event / Farmer's Market / Circus Oct 26–30, 2012

    Chicagoween - Circus | Farmer's Market | Holiday Event in Chicago.
    Chicago Throughout the city
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    Drop Dead Festival 2012

    Concert / Arts Festival / DJ Event / Music Festival Oct 31–Nov 4, 2012

    Drop Dead Festival - Arts Festival | Concert | DJ Event | Music Festival in Berlin.
    Berlin CUBE Club Berlin-Neukölln

    Rollbergstraße 26
    12053 Neukölln, Berlin, Germany

User Comments

Sam A. Oct 25, 2012
Can't wait for this year's West Hollywood party. It's always a special event.
Victor H. Oct 24, 2012
I'm ashamed...I've never been to the West Hollywood Halloween Carnival but this year that will change.
Katie M. Oct 24, 2012
My Honey Boo Boo pageant costume is going to be amazing. I just need to buy a stuffed pig before my WeHo crawl next week.
Daniel K. Oct 24, 2012
Lots of hot girls on SM Blvd every year. I'm hoping for a bevy of Gangnam style costumed dancers.
Chris M. Oct 24, 2012
West Hollywood Halloween is awesome. Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, NC also has a fantastic Halloween party on the streets.
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