It’s Spooky Season and one of my favorite traditions with my kids is to drive around the neighborhoods of Charleston looking at the homes spookily decorated for Halloween.
In this third annual edition of the spookiest homes and neighborhoods to see at Halloween, we have some veterans of the Halloween decorating scene and some newcomers that we welcome in all their ghostly glory.
Looking for some more Halloween fun? Don’t forget to check out these great resources!
- A Guide to Pumpkin Patches in Charleston
- A Guide to Spooky Events in Charleston
- A Guide to Trick or Treating in Charleston
A Halloween Driving Tour
Ivy Hall: 3241 Morningdale Drive (MOUNT PLEASANT)
3241 Morningdale Drive is THE home to see in North Mt. Pleasant. Owner, Kelly Frazier Miller, and mastermind behind the Halloween decorations said that she makes many of her props by hand. Miller starts building the props in April and usually spends eight hours a day for several weeks to set everything up. In total, it takes her hundreds of hours to complete her masterpiece.
“Seeing the joy that I bring to all of the people who come to see it makes all the work worth it! That’s really what it is all about for me,” said Miller.
This is definitely one to see! You can even watch a preview clip ahead of time.
Dunes West: 2184 Tall Grass Circle (MOUNT PLEASANT)
2184 Tall Grass Circle has long been the crown Halloween jewel of homes in Dunes West. This home is complete with multiple giant animatronics, a carefully crafted light display, and new this year: a laser fog show and a creepy hologram. The Whispering Marsh neighborhood in Dunes West is known for going all out at Halloween complete with a costume parade, chili and cornbread cook-off, and people “BOO-ing” homes with secret bags of treats. *Please note that this is a gated community.
Park West: West Canning Drive (MOUNT PLEASANT)
They have a skeleton apocalypse! ‘nough said!
Carolina Park: 1557 Bourne Xing (MOUNT PLEASANT)
Owner Kat Goldberg is a professional artist with experience in set design. She begins working on her Halloween decorations in May/June after the school play has wrapped.
Goldberg’s husband was in the film industry and handles the lighting and the cannons that fire.
Last year, they held a cannon battle between their pirates and their neighbor’s pirates. This year, they built a voodoo lady with a bubbling cauldron and glowing potions.
Old Village: 605 Pitt Street (MOUNT PLEASANT)
Owned by Jennifer Hankey, she has a full display every night through November 7th. Go from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for a creepy “Skelly Show” every night.
(DANIEL ISLAND) 557 Park Crossing
Mention Halloween and someone will mention 557 Park Crossing with its dozens of skeletons of all sizes. The owner allows visitors to walk through it on Halloween and Christmas.
(WEST ASHLEY) Carolina Bay
Families — and their fur babies — enjoy walking or biking around this neighborhood where everyone participates in creating displays of creative, spooky magic.
(NORTH CHARLESTON) Wando Woods
Owner Olivia Isgett-Rubin set the tone for the Halloween season when she asked for donations of dolls for her elaborate display of possessed baby dolls.
“When my kids were younger, I went all out on their costumes,” said Isgett-Rubin. “Now they are 18 and 15, so I focus on the yard. I have Halloween decorations like most people have Christmas decorations.”