Season’s Screamings, the sinister holiday-themed counterpart to Midsummer Scream, the world’s largest Halloween and horror convention, announces the return of its Hall of Yuletide Spirits, featuring an exciting lineup of twisted attractions from some of the most creative and talented haunters in Southern California! Passes are now on sale at www.MidsummerScream.org.
Guests will enter the completely darkened Hall of Yuletide Spirits through an elaborate display created by Fear Farm Haunt (from Phelan) called “The North-ish Pole”, where it’s always Christmas Eve-il as sinister elves hide behind smashed presents, candy rots and drips off sickly-sweet buildings, and twisted toys wait to be delivered to unsuspecting boys and girls around the world where they will spread holiday fear! Beware the Gingerbread Man!
Once inside the Hall of Yuletide Spirits, guests will have their pick of haunts and displays to explore including:
Holiday Nightmare from the Dreich Society (Ontario), a mashup of their summer and Halloween Japanese-themed maze with a Christmas twist; The Haunt With No Name… Yet (Tarzana) will present a beautiful cemetery vignette featuring Christmas spiders that have gifted a poor family with beautiful webs for their tree; Casa Calaveras: Holiday Fiesta (Orange County) is a delightful walk-through experience for the whole family that celebrates the most joyous season with José and Gloria the happy DEAD couple in eye-popping festive color under blacklight; Santa Ana Haunt (Santa Ana) returns with its “Santa’s Naughty List” experience, where guests can walk through the North Pole’s jailhouse, to see who’s been very bad this year; Ghostwood Manor (Pasadena) home haunt makes its debut at a Season’s Screamings with “Pharaoh’s Hall”, a beautiful-yet-creepy walk-through of an ancient Egyptian tomb; the Pizza Planet Truck returns, and the poor delivery driver is under attack as “Gremlins Take Over!” offering a fun-filled photo op created in partnership with Art’s Sideshow; Prism Haunted House (Westminster) has created a creepy display called “Milk & Cookies”, revealing how Dr. Sanguine leaves Santa treats in his twisted laboratory; Valley Fright Nights (Woodland Hills) will leave guests screaming as they present “Freak Show”, a wild walk-through experience that isn’t clowning around… in thrilling 3D!
Those who want to socialize with friends while visiting the Hall are welcome to hang out at Barlow’s Tavern, where they can interact with Mr. Floats, enjoy signature cocktails and mocktails from the bar, and even take their picture with Santa Barlow, fresh from his coffin in ‘Salem’s Lot!
“This is the second year we’ve held Season’s Screamings at the Pasadena Convention Center, and we’re really excited to bring back the Hall of Yuletide Spirits as a cornerstone of the event,” says Rick West, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Midsummer Scream. “The show is at the beginning of December this time around, which was extra challenging for all the haunters participating; not only did they have their own events and attractions to tend to during the Halloween season, but they’ve also been planning for Season’s Screamings as well. Absolutely no rest for the wicked! We are incredibly grateful for their tireless work and amazing efforts. Fans of all ages are going to love what’s in store for this season’s Hall!”
Single day and weekend passes are available; premium weekend “Naughty List” passes include one hour show entry on Saturday and Sunday, priority entry to panels, presentations, and attractions, an exclusive lanyard, and a limited-edition commemorative collectible (TBA).
Hall of Yuletide Spirits will be open December 2-4 during Season’s Screaming’s posted hours of operation, including early access Saturday and Sunday for all Naughty List passholders.
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About Midsummer Scream Branded Events
Midsummer Scream and Season’s Screamings are presented by David Markland (Co-Founder/Executive Director), Gary Baker (Co-Founder/Executive Producer), Claire Dunlap (Co-Founder/Producer), and Rick West (Co-Founder/Creative Director). Their goal is to showcase the diversity of Southern California’s haunt and horror community as a welcoming beacon for fans around the world to converge on Los Angeles for a weekend of excitement, networking, and non-stop spooky fun!