Hotel @ the Lafayette: The Witches Ball

With Halloween falling on a Wednesday this year, the majority of activities and celebrations are scheduled for the weekend before or after. This leaves Halloween night open for possibilities – unless you plan on staying home to greet the trick-or-treaters, of course.

If you’re looking for something to do, the Hotel @ the Lafayette is hosting its first Witches Ball, a highly-anticipated, public event for the newly reopened and remodeled historic site. The event kicks off at 5pm with a zombie walk from City Hall to the Hotel. For all those not participating in the walk, doors will open at 6pm and run until 1am.

The theme of this year’s event is “Haute Macabre: from Glam to Ghoul,” and guests are encouraged to dress up in their best masquerade costume. The Witches Ball has partnered with Terror Technologies and Frightworld: America’s Screampark to bring fun sights and additional activities, such as the Frightworld hearse, a Death Truck full of zombies, and a Frightworld fashion show.

All rooms on the first floor will serve a purpose for the event, giving guests a sneak peak of the newly renovated Hotel @ the Lafayette. Here is a list of just some of the activities taking part on Halloween Night at The Witches Ball:

Pan Am bar room – Pan Am will be launching five new brews that night, all of which will be crafted on-site. These will also be available to try at the Lobby Bar.
Grande Ballroom – Music will be presented by DJ Cutler, The Ifs, and Irving Klaws, all starting at 6pm. Stop by The Cauldron to taste test some of Acqua’s finest Halloween dishes along with desserts by Butterwood’s Sweets.
Crystal Ballroom – Highligts include Scaryoke, a production dance of “Thriller,” zombie belly dancers, and a mask auction by the Buffalo Arts Society
Main Hall – A series of macabre artists will be featuring their work, including Mark Madden, Paul Massaro, Michael Mararian and Max Collins
The Courtyard & Greenhouse Rooms – A mini-psychic fair along with additional bar offerings

Tickets are $20 presale, $25 at the door. Partial proceeds to Buffalo Arts Society.


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