TRUCKEE, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Guests will take to the streets of historic downtown Truckee for an adults-only Historical Haunted Tour on Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17, 2014. With seven featured haunts and more than two-dozen outstanding performers, this year's tour, the fifth ever, uncovers stories long untold for a night that will not soon be forgotten.
Small groups of visitors from as far away as the east coast, mid west and LA and as nearby as Reno, Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area will be immersed in engaging tales performed by talented characters at seven interesting historic sites. This year's highly anticipated performances will take place in new featured haunts including Bluestone Jewelry, LaGalleria and Tahoe Oil & Spice while returning to a handful of previous favorites including BeSpoke, the Railroad Depot, Masonic Lodge 200 and The Truckee Hotel.
"Truckee's Historical Haunted Tour is an incredibly fun night out and not-to-miss creative fundraising event that celebrates local legends and history with highly entertaining and spooky twists," shares Christina Stoever-Young, the Tour producer. Beginning this week, groups can purchase one of five remaining $1,000 VIP packages to secure a specific time and hauntingly enchanting good time. Individual tickets will be available on July 1 at truckeehistorytour.org.
Tour sponsors include Atypical Design, The Cedar House Sport Hotel, CoffeeBar, Johnstone Studios, Moody's Bistro Bar & Beats, North Tahoe Catering & Ice Sculptures, Squeeze In, Tahoe TV, Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce and the event's producer, Sunshine Tahoe. The incredible dedication of regional businesses and passionate volunteers contribute to the tour's success.
Event proceeds benefit Trails and Vistas, producer of Lake Tahoe's annual art hikes.
New for 2014
Event partners are offering lodging deals. Rooms for Oct. 16 and 17, 2014 at The Truckee Hotel range from $59 to $129 (plus tax) andinclude a complimentary bottle of "haunted" wine for Tour attendees. The Hampton Inn & Suites is offering attendees discount room rates ranging from $129 to $199 (plus tax) with a complimentary bottle of wine. Visit truckeehistorytour.org for details.
Private tours are also new for 2014. The exclusive VIP Tour, including glasses of wine for everyone in the VIP group, complimentary raffle tickets and a special tour guide for up to 16 people, costs $1,000. Individual tickets will be available early this year. Sign up for the Tour newsletter at the Contact Us tab on truckeehistorytour.com to be among the first to know when tickets go on sale on July 1.
"Truckee's Historic Haunted Tour offers a creative peek into history. We are thrilled that proceeds support our mission to create the region's only annual art-hike and offer creative field trips for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee third grade students," shares Nancy Tieken Lopez, the founder and director of Trails and Vistas.
Visit truckeehistorytour.org for more information.
Truckee's Historical Haunted Tour began as a three-year experiment to celebrate historic gems while raising funds for worthy causes. The event quickly became a sensation, selling out and attracting a waitlist list every year since inception. The Tour has raised more than $31,000 since 2009. This year's event will feature a treasure-packed raffle that celebrates unique work by Truckee-based artisans and travel packages featuring lodging and dining. The Tour takes creative license to haunt, embellish and entertain. Visit www.truckeehistorytour.org.
Contact: Nicole Cheslock, NC Communications, [email protected], (415) 902-8494
Images (credit Rob Retting) https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yk6huu16o8yjhtx/EyxWrvd2Fz
SOURCE Truckee’s Historical Haunted Tour