- A “Nightmare Before Christmas” festival is happening in Austin, Texas, on December 20.
- The event is only for adults aged 18 and older and it will feature plenty of photo opportunities, live performers, sing-alongs, and specialty cocktails to help attendees get into the spirit of the film.
- Tickets, which range from $10 to $13, will go on sale on Eventbrite on Monday, November 11.
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This December, a nightclub in Austin, Texas, is hosting a “Nightmare Before Christmas” festival, giving you the perfect reason to dust off your Jack and Sally Halloween costumes just days before Christmas.
On December 20, fans of the beloved film can head to the Elysium night club in Texas’ capital city to sing along to “What’s This?” and sip on cocktails all night at this year’s “Nightmare Before Christmas” Gothic Ball and Bazaar.
The event is only for adults and it will feature special photo opportunities and sing-alongs
The 18-and-over fest will run from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., giving revelers five hours to sing and dance the night away while shopping from local vendors and tasting some of the on-theme drinks on offer.
Meanwhile, characters like Sandy Claws, Sal the Rag Doll, Zero, Lock, Shock, Barrel, Oogie Boogie, and of course, the Pumpkin King himself, Jack Skellington, will be on hand to meet attendees and pose with them.
Guests are encouraged to dress up as characters from the film, giving Halloween fans the perfect reason to bring their Oogie Boogie and Sally costumes out of hibernation and snap a photo (or 10) with props at the photo booth.
While attendees mingle, take photos, and imbibe, “The Nightmare Before Christmas” movie will be playing in the background as hosts run sing-alongs and actors perform scenes for each song.
The event is also serving up special themed cocktails, like The Sally and the Deadly Nightshade
Speaking of imbibing, the venue will also be serving themed drinks, like a Jack cocktail, which features notes of coffee liquor and chocolate vodka, and a Sally cocktail, which contains ingredients like coconut rum, raspberry vodka, and fruit juice.
You can also choose to sample spookily named cocktails and specialty shots like the Worm’s Wort, Deadly Nightshade, Frog’s Breath, and Sandy Claws. Luckily, they promise to be a lot more drinkable than they sound, with elements like melon liquor, blackberry and sage champagne, peach, and even cinnamon-flavored whiskey in the mix.
At the time of publication, performers and vendors for the event have yet to be announced on the Eventbrite page, but you can expect DJ Crescendoll and DJ Neph to host and play Pumpkin Queen and King during the evening’s Christmas takeover.
Tickets for the event, which will range from $10 to $13 per pop, go on sale starting on Monday, November 11 at 10:00 a.m.
This isn’t the first big ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ event of the year
Back in early October, Vans collaborated with Disney to pay homage to “The Nightmare Before Christmas” with a merchandise collection that includes crop tops, socks, hats, slides, and Vans that showcase your favorite characters.
This Vans collection features over 60 items to choose from and it’s perfect for anyone who wants some Jack- and Oogie Boogie-approved merch to ring in the holidays.