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Adult Halloween Celebrations Around Columbus You Won’t Want To Miss

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.

It seems absurd to think that me, the world’s biggest scaredy-cat, would love Halloween. But what can I say? I’m full of contradictions. Yes, it can be spooky, but it doesn’t have to be. The former theatre kid in me sees it as an opportunity to bust out my old costumes, gather with friends, and generally just have a good time.

If you’re looking for a place to show off your costume and grab a few cocktails, you’re in luck. Columbus has quite a few adult Halloween parties going on through the end of the month.

Ectoplasm 4th Annual Halloween Party at Otherworld

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What: Otherworld is hosting a night of thrills and chills for Halloween weekend. Ectoplasm is the official Halloween party of Otherworld. Costumes are encouraged and guests that are 21+ can enjoy shake it out on the dancefloor.
When: October 28 from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Where: Otherworld, 5819 Chantry Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43232
Website: Ectoplasm 4th Annual Halloween Party at Otherworld

Adult Halloween Bash at Jeffrey Mansion

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What: Ready to get a little spooky? The festivities will take place at Jeffrey Mansion. The party starts at 7:30 p.m. and the horrors will continue throughout the evening. This event is for 21+ and a ticket to this event includes light hors d’oeuvres, open bar* (beer, wine, and soda), dancing, costume prizes, and fun Halloween entertainment.
When: October 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: 165 N Parkview Ave, Bexley, OH 43209
Website: Adult Halloween Bash at Jeffrey Mansion

The Rocky Horror Show

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What: ​Short North Stage should be on everyone’s Halloween to-do list. The Rocky Horror Show tells the story of an innocent young couple stranded at the haunted castle of Frank N. Furter, a mad scientist from Transylvania. Grab a drink from the bar and get ready to have a strange and wonderful night.
When: October 5-29
Where: 1187 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43201
Website: The Rocky Horror Show

Tales From The Crypt at Green Lawn Abbey

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What: Fully embrace the spooky season by spending a hauntingly historical evening in Green Lawn Abbey as some of the residents come to “life”. Grim-faced Jack lanterns will be greeting you on the steps, and candles will set the mood inside.
When: October 27-28
Where: 700 Greenlawn Ave, Columbus, OH 43223
Website: Tales From The Crypt at Green Lawn Abbey

Boo and Brew at Bridge Park

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strong>What: Beware! Boo & Brew at Bridge Park is back on Wednesday, October 25 from 5-8pm for another year of tricks and even more treats with their version of trick or treat. With witch’s brew for the adults and candy for the kids, it’s the perfect way to kick off Halloween.
When: October 25 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 4599 Bridge Park Ave, Dublin, OH 43017
Website: Boo and Brew at Bridge Park

Highball Halloween

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What: Highball Halloween is the country’s most elaborate costume party. The event perfectly combines high fashion and Halloween. This year’s party will be hosted by the legendary Virginia West and NBC4’s Matt Barnes and Monica Day. There will be performances by Anna and the Annadroids, Virginia West & The West Family, MoJoFlow, and Nina West.
When: October 28 at 4 p.m.
Where: Goodale and Park Street
Website: Highball Halloween


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What: Instead of hitting the wave pool at Zoombezi Bay, you can get hit by a wave of terror at this zombie themed haunted house. Explore the two scare zones, four haunted houses, and more at ZOMBIEzi Bay.
When: Weekends throughout October
Where: Zoombezi Bay, 4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065