Halloween is not a traditional holiday in Denmark, but Danes know it from American movies and television. They have embraced the spooky festival so enthusiastically that it has become the busiest season for Copenhagen’s famed historic amusement park, Tivoli Gardens.

As an extra treat this year, Tivoli will extend the season an extra week, to Nov. 2, to coincide with northern Europe’s school holidays.

Halloween decorations at the park include 20,000 real pumpkins, autumn flowers and harvest paraphernalia in tableaux throughout the gardens. Tivoli’s restaurants and shops offer hot soups, pancakes, warm beverages and an abundance of trinkets and gift items. Rides either dare visitors to test their courage or invite them to settle down to some old-time fun. Witches and other characters will happily pose for photos, chat with guests and perform shows throughout the day. At night Tivoli turns scarier, as the Haunted House opens and the Zombie Dance Show begins.

Oct. 25 is Monsters’ Night Out (visitors dress up) and on the holiday itself there will be a Halloween celebration.

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