This year marks the 25th anniversary of Disney‘s “Halloweentown,” and St. Helens, Oregon, the real-life Halloweentown, is ready to embrace the spooky festivities. Known for hosting the cast and crew during the film’s production in 1998, the town transforms into a bewitching destination each year, inviting fans to celebrate the magic of the movie.
From September 16 to October 31, St. Helens will be abuzz with the Spirit of Halloweentown events. Highlights include the Big Halloween Parade on October 7, the Pumpkin Lighting Ceremony at Courthouse Plaza, and the Haunted House open on weekends and select weekdays until 8 p.m. Additionally, a special event on October 21, “25 Years of Halloweentown With D23,” hosted by the official Disney fan club, will feature screenings and more for its members.
Practical information for visitors includes the official event schedule on the Spirit of Halloweentown website, the transformation of St. Helens into Halloweentown from September 16 to October 31, and the town’s proximity to Portland (a 40-minute drive) and Seattle (a 2.5-hour drive). With fall weather and foliage adding to the enchantment, guests can explore various lodges, home rentals, and chain hotels in the area. Tickets for events and attractions can be purchased on the Spirit of Halloweentown website, promising a spooktacular experience for all.