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Spirit Halloween Grand Opening Celebration

Spirit Halloween Grand Opening Celebration

Spirit Halloween is unearthing its biggest season yet! We can't wait for all our living and nonliving fans to join us in Egg Harbor Township to kick off our landmark 40th season – but even us skeletons have a few rules to follow. Please read all the details below about attending this year's celebration.

Arrival Times and Overnight Camping

  • Attendees should arrive no earlier than 7:00 a.m. EST on Friday, July 28th. For everyone’s safety, overnight parking or camping at Harbour Square (formerly Shore Mall) is not permitted this year prior to this time.
  • The Egg Harbor Township Police and community officers will monitor the area to ensure safety is a top priority.
  • Please park in the designated parking areas only and be respectful of our neighbors and your fellow haunters. Overflow parking is located in the opposite end of the shopping center.
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  • Overnight parking waiver

Lanyards and Store Access

  • The flagship store opens at 11 a.m. EST on Saturday, July 29.
  • Starting at 8:00 a.m. EST on Saturday, July 29, numbered lanyards will be issued to fans lined up in the designated area on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Attendees will enter the store in order according to their lanyard number. If a guest does not have a lanyard they will enter the store on a first come first serve basis after all guests with a numbered lanyard.
  • Beginning approximately 10:30 a.m. (before the store opens), the event emcee will call the first group of numbers to line up for store entry. Through-out the day, numbered groups will continue to be called as capacity allows.

40th Anniversary Swag Bags

  • The first 200 fans with numbers 1 to 200, will receive an exclusive Spirit Halloween 40th Anniversary swag bag.

Food, Fun and Games

Fans and Haunters are in for a treat – and maybe a few tricks with the following tasty options:

  • Hayday Coffee
  • Beach Buns Bakery
  • Kung Fu Tea
  • Butterfinger
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Pirate Pete's Soda

Entertainment and Games Include:

  • Graveyard Bowling
  • 360 Photo Booth
  • Tarot Readers
  • Caricature Artists
  • And more!


  • On-site restrooms are available starting at 8 a.m. EST on Saturday, July 29, 2023, when the event begins.

Area Hotels

We recommend the following area hotels.