Tuesday 27 October 2020
Airbnb is ensuring you still get a good scare this Halloween with virtual experiences. Photo: Airbnb

What’s Halloween without a little trick-or-treating? With travel being limited and dressing up for Halloween parties not quite on the list this year, maybe it’s time to get a little creative and experience frights and sounds in the comfort of your home. That’s where Airbnb has come in with their curated list of experiences that one can sign up for, and it’s all virtual. You can even tour a haunted house and get kids spooked with a scary story-telling session by Alice Cooper – yes, the man himself.


Virtual haunted opera house

The Bangor Opera House awaits your visit. Photo: Airbnb


If you haven’t heard of the Bangor Opera House in Maine, now is a good time to. Bangor, Maine, cooincidentally is home to acclaimed author Stephen King and inspiration for the town of Derry in It. You can now go on a virtual tour of the abandoned Bangor Opera House, which is rich in history and historic. “Haunt enthusiast” Ben Layman will be your tour guide as you start with a séance and get to know the history of the building before venturing into the four-storey building. You may even catch a glimpse of the presence of an apparition or two in the shadows.

Find out more about the tour here.


Self-love spell creation course

Discover what your heart truly desires. Photo: Airbnb


If you were planning on having the girls over for a horror movie marathon with snacks, try adding something different to your night. Why not have a little harmless fun and truly embrace your witchy sides by learning to create a self-love spell? This experience will take you through a 6-step course on spell building and allow you to explore the elements of wizardry and witchcraft from the safety of your home. The self-love spell can be used to build confidence, self-esteem, and attract an abundance of opportunities.  Nothing wrong with wanting to love yourself a little more, is there?

Find out more about how you can book the experience here.


Pumpkin carving with the pros

Pumpkin carving is lterally a work of art. Photo: Airbnb


Pumpkin carving is essential during Halloween and in movies, it always looks so fun. Now is your chance to learn it through expert pumpkin cravers Marc Evan and Chris Soria, co-founders of Maniac Pumpkin Carvers. Their work has been featured in many publications, on TV and even on the Food Network in Halloween Wars and Outrageous Pumpkins. Beginners are most welcome to join the virtual class and you’ll be taken through the history of pumpkin carving and all the tricks of making your pumpkin look the best out there.

Find out more about the class here.


Spooky story-telling time with…Alice Cooper

Is Alice Cooper a terrifying enough storyteller for you (and your kids)? Photo: Airbnb


Fans of rock n’roll out there, you’ll enjoy a story-telling session by rock legend Alice Cooper himself. Even if you’re not a kid and you can stay up way past your bedtime, this is an event not to miss. Cooper will share two of his favourite scary children’s books and though he says that Halloween feels cancelled, he wants to celebrate Halloween on the scariest place he knows – the internet. This experience will be streamed live and recorded for fans to watch on Airbnb.com and Youtube.

Find out more here.