Halloween festivities return to Hotel Congress


TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) – It’s that time of year when all the ghosts return to Hotel Congress for another haunting. It’s an old myth that the hotel has been haunted since 1934, when a major fire burned down all but one of the rooms. Every weekend in October, this room is used for sessions.

“He’s got a whole table and it moves, it’s a whole,” said David Slutes, director of entertainment at Hotel Congress.

Sessions were canceled last year due to the pandemic. In addition, the hotel’s legendary Halloween party has been reduced from 3,000 to 50 people.

“The costume contests, the live music, the dancing, a lot of things that we just didn’t feel comfortable with last year,” Slutes said.

It was a major change for the thousands of people who flock to the Congress hotel for the spookiest night of the year.

“We have pretty much the biggest Halloween party in town,” Slutes said. “Halloween is our second busiest night of the year, traditionally there’s New Years Eve and there’s Halloween.”

This year, the hotel brought back most of its festivities.

“The whole weekend should be a lot of fun and this particular night should be a blast so we can’t wait to be there,” Slutes said.

There will be live music, fun drinks, and a big costume party, but it’s still slightly restricted. The Halloween party will bring together around 700 people and will take place mostly outdoors.

“Tickets are going great, I think people are really excited to come back and celebrate Halloween,” Slutes said.

Click here to buy tickets for the Sunday party.



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