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Trick or Treat Traditions and Halloween History

16 Oct 2018
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Unlike traditional Halloween festivities where children and adults walk around entire neighborhoods on Halloween night, here on Tybee Island, we have created a unique approach to Trick-or-Treating. A new tradition has been created at the Tybee Island YMCA. Trunk-Or-Treat - Tybee Style! The Halloween festivities will take place outside the YMCA at Memorial Park, on Halloween Night from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This is a community-wide event with music, entertainment and Tons of Candy! Locals can bring their vehicles to decorate their trunks or their Golf Carts filled with lights, decorations, and candy! This fun event is fully supported by the local community and the locals help to purchase candy for all the children who stop by.  So pick out your costume and get your candy bag or pail ready because Halloween is just around the corner.

The Halloween fun is all around Tybee Island and Savannah! For the whole month of October, there are weird and wonderful, spooky and spectacular events to tingle your senses and get you in the Halloween Spirit. Besides, whats more spooky than learning of some of the 'real-life' spooky sightings that go on all the time in our area?! After all, Savannah is considered to be one of the most haunted cities in America. There are spine-tingling tours and Macabre stories all over this area. Check out some of the featured tours we have selected below. 

Ft. Pulaski National Monument: From Drowning to Dysentery - October 19 & 20, 2018

Fort Pulaski might not have its own ghost story, but the island has certainly witnessed its fair share of the macabre. On October 19th and 20th, join park staff for a special ranger-led lantern tour into the darker history of Cockspur Island. 

Ghosts and Gravestones Tour

Board the Trolley of the Doomed to experience "the darker side" of "America's Most Haunted City!" Your voyage will take you throughout Savannah’s Historic District, focusing on some of Savannah’s most haunted sites, eerie legends, and frightening residents.  Your Ghost Host will entertain you with their expert storytelling and knowledge of all things “shadowy and sinister.”

Bonaventure Cemetry

Quintessentially Southern Gothic, it has captured the imaginations of writers, poets, naturalists, photographers and filmmakers for more than 150 years. Part natural cathedral, part sculptural garden, Bonaventure transcends time.