Ghost Manor, Kracken House returning as must-see Halloween displays this season

‘Ghost Manor’ will haunt Magazine Street again this Halloween season

NEW ORLEANS (NOLA WEEKEND) - With Halloween season approaching in New Orleans, some homeowners known for popular displays say they’re ready to add to the spooky spirit with decorations.

Ghost Manor announces it will return for the 10th season of haunting Magazine Street during the last three weekends of October, according to a post on Instagram.

The popular Magazine Street mansion will light up its Halloween display on Oct. 14 to Oct. 16, Oct. 21 to Oct. 23 and Oct. 27 to Oct. 31, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., weather permitting.

Located at 2502 Magazine Street, the high-tech display draws crowds each year for its family-friendly, Halloween-inspired show. Ghost Manor utilizes sound, lighting, projections and animatronics to create a spectacle for neighbors each October.

Since Ghost Manor began its shows in 2012, the whimsical displays evolve in complexity each year. Homeowner David Gentry is known as the mastermind behind the Magazine Street mad house bringing skeletons, ghosts and goblins to life to celebrate the holiday.

Visit the Ghost Manor Facebook page and Instagram page for updates.

Another home, known as the Kracken House in Lakeview, also brings back its Halloween display.

Passersby can’t miss the massive tentacles “crawling” out of the second-floor balcony, along with two larger-than-life skeletons flanking the stairs. The homeowners also lit up their home’s exterior with purple and orange colors adding to the spooky spirit.

The display first gained popularity during Yardi Gras, when homeowners Michelle Soliman and P. David Soliman developed the idea for the Krewe of House Floats during the pandemic in 2020.

The Kracken House NOLA is located at 6574 Memphis Street in New Orleans. Visit the Kracken House NOLA Facebook page for updates.

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