Zombie Prom 2012 (Columbus, OH)

 

A zombie invasion is crawling into Columbus this fall. Join PetPromise, Inc. on Friday October 26th for Zombie Prom 2012 at Flannagan’s in Dublin (6835 Caine Road, Columbus, OH 43235).

This event features music by Ohio Pro DJ, a 50/50 raffle contest, special event souvenirs, cupcakes from the Tremont Goodie Shop, and more! From 8-10 pm, Valerie Haulk will be on-site to capture pictures of the undead. At 11 pm, the Zombie King and Queen will be announced, so dig out your best zombie costume and join this inaugural party!

Individual tickets can be purchased online for $20 each, or 2 for $35. Sponsors can reserve a private 6-person table for $220, which includes 6 prom tickets, 6 event souvenirs, and a bottle of bubbly. All proceeds go to PetPromise and the building of the first cage-less animal sanctuary and adoption center in central Ohio.

Purchase tickets: ZombieProm.BrownPaperTickets.com

More information may be found on their Facebook event page.

 

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Dublin, OH haunted house features unusual holiday display

Howdy folks.  I hope that your holiday plans are coming along nicely.  Typically, the holiday season is about as far away from Halloween and other spooky festivities as you can get.  However, if you happen to be in the Columbus, OH area and need a little fix of the macabre, I believe I may have scared something up for you.

The ScareATorium haunted attraction, in Dublin, Ohio features an unusual holiday themed window display lighted from 6-10 pm nightly through December 31, 2011.

Growing up in Worthington, Ohio; it was a holiday tradition for ScareAtorium Producer Kelly Collins to travel to downtown Columbus with his family to see the Christmas window displays at Lazarus.  They would spend hours looking at the windows and then drive around town to see the festive lights on local buildings.  It’s those memories that inspired Kelly to decorate the windows at the Scare-A-Torium; their Halloween haunted attraction in Dublin at the Dublin Village Center.

ScareATorium Actors spent two weekends decorating the Castle façade with garland and lights and creating several window displays.  Of course; since it is a haunted attraction, they needed to keep some of the attraction slightly on the macabre side.  “I guess the zombie and clown toy workshop teeters towards the Nightmare before Christmas theme” said Kelly Collins;  “and the Christmas trees are adorned with pumpkins, spiders and a few skulls” he added.  Additional window displays include a giant Sock Monkey in one window and holiday pigs in another.  Collins noticed dozens of people driving by were stopping to observe the decorators in action; with some walking up for a closer look and picture-taking.

The Scare-A-Torium is closed until next Halloween season, but the window displays will be up providing holiday cheer on a dark side of the shopping center through the end of the year.  So if you are driving around the Dublin/Sawmill road area at night, be sure to swing by the Dublin Village Center and spend a few moments enjoying the Halloween themed Christmas displays!

About the Scare-A-Torium:  Located southwest of I-270 and Sawmill Road (exit 20) in the Dublin Village Shopping Center at 6765 Dublin Center Drive, Dublin Ohio 43017.  The Scare-A-Torium is a 30,000 square foot haunted house open in October (Thursday through Sunday evenings) which hosts the Scare Store gift shop featuring Halloween makeup artistry provided by Funhouse Faces.  For more information, email Info@ScareATorium.com or please call 614-433-9343 or visitwww.ColumbusHauntedHouse.com.

The Scare-A-Torium

     Colonel Frightmore has traveled around the world collecting fears for your dark entertainment.  He invites you to come in and experience a maze of the macabre as he’s captured your every fear and proudly presents them to you here in his haunted house of horrors called THE SCARE-A-TORIUM!

     Through these haunted passages you’ll witness the most wretched collection of Halloween ghouls and ghosts, spiders and skeletons, killer clowns and creeps, vampires and victims, supernatural and super spectral, the undead and the unstable, the decaying and the decapitated, ever assembled.

     So many fears, so many rooms, so many spines to tingle!  It’s been a devious task assembling them just for you. Come now and don’t be late!  He has so many many unspeakable horrors for you to see!  Can you make it through? Or will your deepest darkest fears get the best of you?

  

Admission includes RIP’s Funhouse; home for a collection of evil clowns, optical illusions and toxic experiments. You get two haunts for one price; over 50+ scenes of FRIGHT!

Address

Dublin Village Center (Southwest corner of I-270 & Sawmill Road)
6765 E Dublin Center Dr
Dublin, Oh 43017
614-761-3327

Hours

Thursday through Sunday – September 29 to October 30th

Thursday’s and Sunday’s 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday’s and Saturday’s 7:30 pm to Midnight

Admission

$20.00

Offering timed and fast pass admissions on website.

Website

http://www.scareatorium.com/

2011 Columbus, OH Trick-or-Treat times

     This is the first time I’ve lived in a community where trick-or-treating was sometimes held on a day other than the 31st.  This year however, it appears that activities will be held on Monday the 31st (as they should be).

Local Trick-or-Treat Times:

Bexley: October 31st  5:30-7:30pm

Canal Winchester: October 31st  5:30-7:30pm

Dublin: October 31st  6-8pm

Gahanna: October 31st  6-8pm

Grove City: October 31st  6-8pm

Hilliard: October 31st  6-8pm

New Albany: October 31st  6-8pm

Powell: October 31st  6-8pm

Upper Arlington: October 31st  6-8pm