The Ghostess City of the South

Oct 25, 2022View the Web Version
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The IntroWhat’s Up This Week
Ghastly greetings! Halloween is days away. So, to help you make the most of the haunting holiday, I thought I’d put together a brief Halloween guide for you in this week’s newsletter. Keep reading to find out everything that Halloween in the Hostess City has to offer. First, let me mention the free AirPods giveaway. The winner will be chosen soon. And follow us on FB and IG  to keep up with our content through the week. Now, here’s everything you need to know about Halloween in Savannah. 
1. Here’s a round-up of several Halloween happenings in the Hostess City
2. Still in need of a Halloween costume? Go for one of these Savannah-themed looks.
3. No tricks. Enjoy some sweet treats from Lilu Farms.
4. Treat yourself to a spooky staycation this Halloween. 
5. Curb the candy craze with these healthy Halloween tips
All the details are down below, and Happy Halloween from The Low!
In the KnowHostess City Halloween Happenings
Halloween is almost here, and Savannah, one of the South’s spookiest cities, is gearing up for all sorts of frightening festivities. There will be costume contests, ghost tours, and other spine-chilling celebrations that’ll make this Halloween one to remember. If you want to know about the most haunting happenings taking place around town, you’re in for a treat. Here’s a brief round-up of some local Halloween events that you won’t want to miss. 
4 Nights of Halloween
For four nights, from Oct. 28 through the Halloween holiday, famed storyteller Shannon Scott is offering exclusive tours through the hauntingly beautiful Bonaventure Cemetery. Attendees can look forward to scary storytelling and taboo tales while strolling through the necropolis. These 4 Nights of Halloween are going to be an unforgettable experience fitting for lovers of local lore. 
Trick or Trees
The Savannah Tree Foundation is celebrating the spooky season by giving away free trees. On Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Tricentennial Park at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, STF invites the public to the Trick or Trees event. Come out and learn about our region’s native trees and even take one home. There will be family-friendly activities and treats available as well. Come dressed up in your favorite costume and prepare to enjoy this exciting educational opportunity.   
Nightmare on Congress Street
If you like ‘boo-zy’ Halloween fun, then Nightmare on Congress Street is a good fit for you. Taking place Oct. 29 from 4 to 10 p.m., it’s a Halloween-themed bar crawl along Savannah’s scariest strip. The bar crawl includes local favorites like Boomys, The Crypt, Pour Larry’s and several others. Tickets are $20 and include free cover and drink specials at each participating location. The admission price also includes entry into a costume contest, which will dole out $2000 in prize money. It’s going to be a great time to mix and mingle with Savannah’s party crowd.  
Forsyth Park Costume Crawl
Savannah’s most iconic park will soon host a ghastly gathering that is the first of its kind. The inaugural Forsyth Park Costume Crawl will take place on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 2 to 6 p.m. It’s a city-wide costume contest with prizes totaling more than $3000. The contest is open to anyone of any age, including pets. Registration is required to participate in the contest, but if you just want to come out and have a good time, the event is free and open to the public. There will be food trucks, music, games and more. Proceeds will benefit Coastal Empire Montessori, so you can do some good while having fun. 
Bar Julian After Dark
The Thompson Hotel’s luxe rooftop bar is hosting a special celebration Halloween night. Bar Julian After Dark Halloween Edition will take place from 8 p.m. through midnight. There will be themed craft cocktail specials, music and a costume contest, so come dressed in your spookiest threads. It’s sure to be a frightfully fun way to spend Halloween night.
Head to ToeFive Savannah-Themed Halloween Costume Ideas
For kids and adults alike, dressing up is one of the most fun parts of the Halloween holiday, second only to the copious amounts of candy. From ghouls and goblins to superheroes and stars, there are all kinds of costumes well-suited for Halloween. You can buy your costume from a store, make one from scratch, or compile your Halloween costume from items found while thrifting. However you put together your costume is entirely up to you. Just make it something that you like. 
While some of us plan our Halloween costumes well in advance, others tend to procrastinate. If you’re in that second category, you may need some suggestions, since Halloween is fast approaching. Savannah, well known as one of the most haunted places in the country, is full of inspiration when it comes to the Halloween holiday. We have lots of iconic figures that are perfect to portray in costume.
If you’re in need of a last-minute Halloween costume, try one of these Savannah-inspired looks. 
Zombie Girl Scout
A Savannah native, Juliette Gordon Low is the founder of the Girl Scouts. For this reason, the cookie-selling scouts will always hold a special place in Savannah’s history. You can choose to don a girl scout costume, but to up the fear factor, consider zombifying the look. It’s sure to be a haunting hit for Halloween. 
Bird Girl Statue
The Bird Girl statue is famous for gracing the cover of “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” Today, the statue is on display at the Telfair Museum. Known for her monochrome features and sullen disposition, the Bird Girl statue is immediately recognizable, making it a great option for a Savannah-themed Halloween costume. Cast yourself in dark bronze paint, put on a simple frock and carry two-wide lipped bowls in each hand to complete the look. 
The Lady Chablis
Also known for her role in “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” The Lady Chablis was a beloved star of Savannah’s nightlife. A transgender woman, Chablis was a sassy, compelling performer who graced the stage at Club One from the late 80s through 2016, before she died that year. Pay homage to her vibrancy this Halloween with a fabulous costume. Wear a sparkling gown and bejeweled earrings with coiffed dark hair to emulate the icon. 
Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump is always a crowd-pleaser when it comes to costumes. It’s pretty simple to recreate the look from his opening scene in Chippewa Square. All you need is a luggage bag, a cream-colored suit, a blue and white button-up and some scuffed white sneakers. 
Ghost Pirate
The Pirates’ House is one of Savannah’s most haunted places, with patrons frequently reporting ghost sightings through the years. More than 250 years old, the building was once a hub for seafarers and all sorts of unsavory characters, some of whom are said to linger around the premises to this day. You can capture the history of this spooky site by dressing up as a ghastly ghost pirate. Pale make-up, a long coat, a worn pirate hat and maybe an eyepatch will do. 
If you choose to go with any of these Savannah-themed Halloween costumes this year, we would love to see it! Tag  us on Facebook and Instagram at @getthelow.
Together with Lilu Farms DispensaryHappy Halloweed! Enjoy Sweet Treats from Lilu Farms
The fine folks at Lilu Farms want to wish you a spectacular spooky season, and they invite you to up your Halloween candy game with their tasty THC treats. To be clear, the products sold at Lilu Farms are NOT for children. Responsible adults above the age of 21 only. If you want to make the most of your Halloween celebration, consider starting the party with some cannabis candy. Lilu Farms has a wide variety of products available in gummies, chocolates and candies that are perfect to enjoy this Halloween.
Stop by their store on Whitaker St. to see their sizable selection, and let their knowledgeable staff help match you to the right product. Whether you’re looking for a chill vibe, a light buzz, or a strong high, Lilu Farms has something for you. Now, allow me me leave you with a few helpful tips to ensure your Halloween high goes off without a hitch:
1. Start small.
If you’re new to THC, start small. Don’t eat a bunch of edibles all at once. Start with a bite and give it some time to see how you feel. When it comes to Lilu Farms, a little truly does go a long way. 
2. Have a buddy.
If you plan to get uber high on Halloween, have a buddy around to make sure that the night’s frights don’t scare you too much. We don’t want you freaking out and causing a scene. 
3. Don’t drive.
Once you consume your cannabis candy, be sure you’re at your final destination for the night, or plan on using Uber, Lyft, or a DD to get home. There will be a lot of people out including families and children, so it’s best to stay off the road to keep everyone safe. 
If you take the necessary precautions, you’re sure to enjoy your frightful festivities with goodies from Lilu Farms. So, have a Happy Halloween with some sweet stoner staples!
The GoCelebrate Halloween with a Spooky Staycation
It’s no secret that Savannah is known for being one of the most haunted cities in the country. Because of this reputation, the Hostess City attracts lots of people from all over in pursuit of paranormal activity. This is especially true during the spooky season, with sizable crowds found all around town on Halloween. You don’t have to be a tourist to take advantage of the chills and thrills Savannah has to offer. Locals are free to enjoy the haunting holiday happenings too. If you want to make this Halloween one to remember, consider treating yourself to a spooky staycation right here in Savannah. If that sounds like something you’d like to do, here’s a brief guide to help you plan.
From luxury riverfront hotels to charming B&Bs, there are plenty of great options when it comes to accommodations in Savannah. For your spooky staycation, you may opt to stay in a haunted hotel. The Marshall House is a good choice. 
Built in the mid 1800s, the building was used as a hospital during the yellow fever epidemics and the Civil War. After closing in 1957, the hotel was renovated and restored, reopening in 1999 as Savannah’s oldest hotel. Through the years, guests have reported seeing ghosts and unexplained activity at the Marshall House. Perhaps, you should stay there to see for yourself. 
Other accommodations worth mentioning include the Kehoe House, which was built in the late 1800s and rumored to house a few ghost children, and the 17hundred90 Inn, which is reportedly haunted by a heartbroken ghost named Anne. Guests claim to hear her crying to this day. 
There’s much to do in terms of haunting Halloween fun in town. For instance, it’s the perfect time of year to take a hearse ghost tour. You might also want to go on a guided paranormal investigation at the historic Savannah Theatre, or take a stroll through one of Savannah’s famous cemeteries. As you can see, there are plenty of touchpoints with the other side waiting to be explored this Halloween.  
Quite a few restaurants are among the many haunted sites found in Savannah. Moon River Brewing is one of them. A pub known for paranormal activity, you’re likely to find spirits of both varieties here. The Olde Pink House is also one of Savannah’s popular restaurants that is frequented by the living and the dead. Built in 1771, the house is reportedly haunted by the original owner, James Habersham, Jr. Lastly, The Pirates’ House is another eerie eatery that’s excellent for Halloween. Many rowdy pirates once frequented the establishment, and their souls are said to linger. 
You can’t go wrong this Halloween with a spooky staycation. Hopefully this little guide helps. Enjoy the holiday and stay safe. You never know what, or who, might be waiting for a chance encounter. 👻
The FlowHow to Have a Healthy Halloween
While Halloween is a lot of fun, it’s also notorious for candy overload and sugar rush. It marks the start of what can be several months of indulgence during the holiday season. There are ways to enjoy Halloween without excessive sugar intake. If you want to have a healthy Halloween, here are a few tricks to help you cut back on all the sweet treats. 
1. Eat a healthy, filling meal before trick-or-treating.
Of course, the kiddos will want to start eating their Halloween candy right away. But you can cut down on the amount they eat by filling the family up with a healthy meal beforehand. It’s less tempting to overindulge on candy when you’ve got a full belly. 
2. Use a smaller bag.
Avoid the pillowcase and other large bags for candy collection. Stick with a smaller size to limit the amount of candy the kids can receive. 
3. Walk while trick-or-treating.
It can be tempting to just drive the kids from house to house, but it’s better to get the family active by walking. Bring bottles of water and ensure everyone’s got on comfortable shoes. You can burn off some of the calories that the candy will pack on. 
4. Serve healthy alternatives.
It’s completely okay to be ‘that house’ during Halloween. There are going to be plenty of homes offering candy. You can stand out by offering fun healthy alternatives. Jack-o-Lantern tangerines and ghost bananas are easy to make for the holiday.
With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to enjoy a healthy Halloween this year. The holiday can be just as fun with a little less sugar. Do you have any healthy Halloween tricks to share? Let us know on social media at @getthelow. 
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Written by Chantel Britton
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