Organizers of the annual “Ghost Walk Riverside” announced Wednesday that the spine-tingling in-person tours will return on the weekend prior to Halloween.

New this season will be a change of venue, moving the walks from the center of downtown Riverside over to White Park, at Market and Ninth streets, a few blocks north.

“The park will rise with the magic of Halloween and expose what goes bump in the night,” according to a statement released by the California Riverside Ballet, which manages the production. “Featuring multiple theatrical encounters with the ghostly, mystical and preternatural dark side of Riverside, this event is sure to daunt young and old alike.”

Last October’s Ghost Walk was converted into “virtual tours,” viewed exclusively online, because of coronavirus public health lockdowns.

White Park, encompassing five acres, is Riverside’s oldest park

“The spooky grounds feature massive trees, diverse foliage and the unexpected,” according to CRB. “Along the trail, patrons will be treated not only to the sounds and sites of Halloween, but to the annual crowd-favorite `Thriller Dance Production.”’

High school students perform re-enactments and take on the roles of the goblins, apparitions, victims, malefactors and other Halloween-themed figures who populate the tours.

Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the ballet and its programs.

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