As the crisp autumn breeze swept through the charming streets of Green Valley, the town was alive with the spirit of Halloween. Pumpkins adorned every porch, and ghoulish decorations danced in the wind. Children giggled in their costumes, eagerly anticipating the night of trick-or-treating.
As the sun dipped below the horizon, the town square transformed into a spooky spectacle. The annual Halloween carnival was in full swing, with colorful booths offering games and sweet treats. Families gathered around a massive bonfire, sharing ghost stories that sent shivers down their spines.
Nightfall Resurrected, 2023
Tickets go on sale for Nightfall, Pima County’s long-standing Halloween tradition, on Tuesday, Aug. 8. With the anticipation building, residents eagerly secure their spots for a night of chills and thrills.
This year, the park is announcing a new format for its 30th Anniversary Nightfall, with the theme ‘Nightfall Resurrected,’ a narrative-driven, un-dead mystery in which guests will be asked to “join the Resistance and help us uncover the secrets of resurrection at Nightfall 2023.”
Opening night is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 29 at Old Tucson, 201 Kinney Rd. The transformation of the Old Tucson park into a Halloween wonderland has become a beloved tradition for the town for 30 years, drawing locals and visitors alike to immerse themselves in the spooky festivities.
Organizers promise that the event will be family-friendly, making it an ideal outing for everyone in the community to enjoy together. However, for thrill-seekers who yearn for an adrenaline rush, Nightfall offers “designated scare zones” that promise a more intense and spine-chilling experience. These zones will surely put even the bravest souls to the test as they navigate through scenes of terror and suspense.
Attractions abound, catering to all levels of thrill-seeking. Guests can venture into the spine-chilling church, an attraction known for its “premiere scare experience,” where eerie surprises await at every corner. Additionally, Nightfall boasts four all-new scare mazes, intricately designed to challenge the senses and lead attendees through a maze of frightful encounters.
For those seeking a hair-raising adventure, the “terror walk” beckons, a path winding through the darkness of the park, where creatures of the night lurk in the shadows. Stunt shows add an exciting element, with skilled performers captivating the audience with daring and suspenseful acts.
Amidst the thrills, guests can enjoy a variety of delectable food and drink options, ensuring that the evening remains a full sensory experience.
But it’s not all about screams and shivers; Nightfall is an event that brings the community together. As families and friends gather to experience the eerie enchantment, laughter and shrieks intertwine, creating memories that will be cherished for years to come.