Ghost Manor on Magazine Street, which would have soon begun its ninth season, will not run this year. We’ve been deeply touched by the amount of support from the community in past years and know it has become a special part of October for so many people, both locally and for fans around the world. We agonized over the decision for months. The show draws hundreds of people, and there’s no practical way to limit attendance or enforce social distancing or other measures on a public sidewalk. Accordingly, we feel the most responsible thing to do is to not run it this year.
All is not lost, however. We WILL still decorate for Halloween and are planning something ambitious and completely different in the form of a more “static” display. We strongly encourage everyone out there to also decorate their homes and businesses if they’re able. Events may get canceled, but Halloween itself will always remain – it’s both a date and a spirit. It’s also a much-deserved diversion from one’s worries and troubles (of which there are no shortage this year). Decorate, and help keep the magic of the holiday alive!
As for the fate of the Ghost Manor show going forward, the future is bright. We’ve already been working on many new things over the past year, and now we have an additional year to devote to it. There will be new animated characters and special effects, new scenes, and we’ll be pushing the limits even further. Ghost Manor will return in 2021, better than ever, for our tenth season. We can’t wait! Thanks for your kind support over the years, and we hope to see you again.