Fresh off their 10th Anniversary Halloween event, Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail is back with Sir Henry’s Haunted Christmas, a holiday event that’s not all “merry and bright.” With two haunted trails, laser tag, pictures with Santa, an escape room, food and drinks, shopping, ax throwing, and an incredibly festive midway, there is bound to be something terrifying enough to freeze the warmest of hearts this holiday season.
As we entered this year’s event, we were greeted by an array of holiday characters like a snowman, Christmas carolers, a gingerbread man, a toy soldier, and even Sir Henry himself! But these weren’t your regular holiday mainstays. Each character was given a terrifying twist and was very interactive with all of the guests in the midway. We want to give a special shoutout to the cat who walked around and both meowed and hissed in our faces.
The midway itself was fully decked out in Christmas lights and it snowed frequently, which gave a special holiday touch to the event. As for Santa Claus, well, he won’t be climbing down your chimney this year thanks to some rogue elves who impaled him with some candy canes. Make sure you take the time to find him in the midway after walking through the main attractions. Speaking of attractions, Sir Henry’s has completely transformed two of their trails in less than 2 months and decked their
halls, err haunts, with boughs of Christmas terror.
The Haunted Trails
Do you believe in Krampus? What about Jack Frost? A team of explorers sought to disprove the existence of these holiday fables but were proven wrong and were never seen again. Learn the fate of these explorers and try to survive after meeting legendary creatures like the Abominable Snowman in the first of two haunted trails, Creatures of Christmas. With holiday sound effects and fabled creatures that greeted us as soon as we entered the queue, we quickly got a sense of festive foreboding that followed us throughout the entire trail.
The second trail, Slay Bells Chapter 2, kicked off with “snow” periodically falling as we waited in the queue and picked up where the original Slay Bells left off last year. Upon entering, it was clear that the elves were still enjoying their takeover of the North Pole. They were sure to remind us that there would be no coal for Christmas (we’re getting demented toys instead) and that it would be “the worst Christmas of our lives.” The cheerful balance of Christmas beauty and scares from all of the scareactors kept us walking on thin ice. The intentional pacing ensured that there were plenty of opportunities for interactions as well. This trail was our favorite of the night and we think it’s safe to say we made it onto the elves’ “naughty list.”
Sir Henry’s Haunted Christmas runs for a limited time on December 8, 9, 15, and 16th (2023) from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. On the final night, December 17th, the event will run from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Sir Henry’s ticket structure has changed and tickets must be purchased in advance online at sirhenryshauntedtrail.com. General admission tickets cost $27 (pre-fees) and include one-time access to each haunted trail. VIP tickets cost $37 (pre-fees) and include front-of-line entry to each haunted trail once and unlimited general admission to each of the two haunted trails. Don’t wait! Grab your tickets now HERE
Team Floridead’s recommendation: Start a new holiday tradition and visit Sir Henry’s Haunted Christmas this year! It’s a great way to get your spooky fix while you wait for the event to return next September and October. And if you do run into Santa Claus and he’s still breathing, tell him we wish for even more Sir Henry’s events in 2024!