Ghosts in the Oaks: A Haunting at Home
October 24 @ 1:00 pm - October 25 @ 1:00 pm
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Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust presents Ghosts in the Oaks: A Haunting at Home. The Ghosts in the Oaks 2020 fundraiser will be a spooktacular experience complete with a party package including activities, games, sweet treats, virtual fun runs, a ghostly guide, and a video series featuring party planning tips by your favorite New Orleans’ personalities. Our packages will provide everything you need to host a Haunting at Home.
City Park’s operating budget has been impacted by the closing of attractions and cancellations of large events due to the unprecedented pandemic. Friends of City Park has supported City Park through fundraisers such as Ghosts in the Oaks for over 40 years. Help us continue!
How it Works:
Purchase your party package(s) of activities. Each package will accommodate up to 4 people. Only 500 packages will be sold, don’t miss out! Pick up your package on Saturday, October 24, 2020, anytime between 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, or Sunday, October 25, 2020, anytime between 9:00 am to 1:00 pm from Reunion Shelter in New Orleans City Park.
Take your Party Pack home, fire up our Paranormal Spotify Playlist, and at your leisure participate in the activities and games, along with our video series of party planning tips.
- Halloween Baking Kit by Acorn Cafe, a Dickie Brennan & Co. Restaurant.
- Halloween Candy
- Balloon Decorating Kit by Badass Balloon Co.
- Pumpkin and Mask Decorating Kits by NOLA Craft Culture
- Paranormal Spotify Playlist
- St. Charles Avenue Skeleton Craft Kit
- A Ghostly Guide for each activity
- Costumed Package Pickup Experience at Reunion Shelter
- Creepy Costume Crawl at Big Lake
- Party planning tips, tutorials, and ghost stories by your favorite New Orleans’ personalities
- Sugar Cookie Baking and Decorating Class with Chef Matt Pettus of Acorn Cafe, a Dickie Brennan & Co. Restaurant
- Step by Step Balloon Garland Tutorial with Desiree Ontiveros, owner and creative genius behind Badass Balloon Co.
- Pumpkin and Mask Decorating Guide
- Special Feature on Louellen Berger and her famous “Skeleton House” on St. Charles Avenue
- Ghost Story Reading by actor and author Bryan Batt
- Halloween Cocktail Class by Sazerac House
Party Package Pickup Experience:
COSTUMES ARE ENCOURAGED! Pick up your package on Saturday, October 24, 2020, anytime between 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, or Sunday, October 25, 2020, anytime between 9:00 am to 1:00 pm from Reunion Shelter in New Orleans City Park. Friends of City Park staff and volunteers will greet guests in costume to fulfill orders. A printed or mobile order confirmation is required at check-in.
Please plan to dress in costume to make the most of this spirited experience! We also invite you to join in the Creepy Costume Crawl around Big Lake for a Halloween themed fun run or walk with the family. Show off your costumes and stop by our Spooktacular Family Photo Experience by Riverview Photography. You don’t want to miss this epic Halloween photo setting!
- $99/package – General Admission
- $10 discount for Friends Members
- $20 Add-On Halloween Photo Session
Let’s Get Social:
Tag @friendsofcitypark and use #GhostsintheOaks for a chance to win our costume contest!
Share your package experience with us! We can’t wait to see your creativity come to life!
Register Here for the Ghosts in the Oaks Virtual 5K sponsored by Hahn Enterprises Inc.
What is the Ghosts in the Oaks Virtual 5K? It’s a way to safely experience the beauty of City Park and stay active with the camaraderie of Friends of City Park members and supporters. Come run or walk with your social bubble, dress in costume, and get in the spirit of Halloween!
Run in New Orleans City Park or use a 5K route of your choice during the week of October 24th – November 1st.
Although not mandatory for you to earn your official Ghosts in the Oaks 5k finisher medal, we encourage you to run in costume and take a photo to share with us and our social media following using #ghostsintheoaks
The registration fee is $30 and includes a race bib and a finishers medal.
Interested in Volunteering for Ghosts in the Oaks:
Register HERE for future volunteer opportunities
Friends of City Park would like you to join us for Ghosts in the Oaks: A Haunting at Home and help in our efforts to raise funds to benefit City Park by generously becoming a sponsor! Click HERE to read about our sponsorship levels and email us with inquiries.
CDC approved face masks and coverings are required for all attendees ages 2 and older. Social distancing will be strictly enforced. Please keep 6 feet of distance from others outside of your group. Group sizes may not exceed 8 people.
Please monitor symptoms and take temperatures prior to arriving for the pickup experience. If you have any symptoms, please stay home.
Friends of City Park and New Orleans City Park are not liable for any exposure to the COVID-19 virus caused by the pickup experience, the Creepy Costume Crawl, or the Ghosts in the Oaks Virtual 5K Run.
All package sales are final, there will be no exchanges or refunds.To stay up to date on this sizzling event, be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, and Instagram. Share this event!