Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours

Event Date:

Friday, October 20 — Saturday, October 28 at 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM

We had a record-breaking July, Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours now completely sold out. Thank you to everyone who supports our mission to “enlighten, not frighten,” during Oakland’s largest seasonal event, we look forward to seeing you in October! Get a head start on 2018 by becoming an HOF Member to get two weeks advance access to Halloween tickets and much more. Click here to join:

Click here for a Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tour Ticketing F.A.Q.

Enjoy historic Oakland Cemetery after dark at Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours, a seasonal tradition! A costumed docent guides you through the cemetery’s beautifully-lit Victorian gardens as you experience the stories of Atlanta’s sons and daughters come to life.

This event is family-friendly, but is recommended for children 8 and up. The evening also includes musical performances, a fortune teller, and guests are encouraged to arrive in costume to set the mood.

Tours will be held nightly from Oct. 20 – Oct. 22 and on Oct. 26 – Oct. 28. Tickets go on sale to Historic Oakland Foundation Members July 1 and to the general public July 15. 

This is a sell-out event, with tickets selling faster and faster every year. Take advantage of Historic Oakland Foundation membership to get first pick of Halloween tour dates and times.

How to purchase tickets on

  • Use the arrow functions in the upper left corner (indicated in the green box below) to scroll the calendar to October.

  • Click on the “List View” button in the upper right corner (indicated in the green box below) to see a list of each tour time available for your selected date.

  • Select your desired tour time from the list. Please ensure you’ve carefully selected your preferred tour date and time before completing your transaction, as no refunds or exchanges will be issued.
  • Select the quantity of tickets from the drop-down menu. If the quantity of tickets exceeds available capacity, you will receive an error message:

  • If desired, select the quantity of t-shirts from the drop-down menu.
  • Proceed to checkout.

Details on the Capturing the Spirit t-shirt
Limited-edition Capturing the Spirit of Oakland t-shirts are $28 (plus taxes and fees) for sizes S-XL and $30 (plus taxes and fees) for sizes XXL and XXXL.

T-shirts feature the 2017 Capturing the Spirit of Oakland design on the front, and this year’s featured tour residents on the reverse. Tees are long-sleeve and 100% cotton.

Your t-shirt will be available for pickup on the night of your tour. Please visit the Capturing the Spirit Pop-Up Shop and present your Freshtix receipt at pickup.