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Utah restaurants and resorts are conjuring up spooky dining events for Halloween and Day of the Dead:
Witches Tea at the Grand • A traditional afternoon tea with bewitching confections. Costumes welcome.
When • Oct. 25-31; seatings from 1 to 3 p.m.
Where • Grand American Hotel, Lobby Lounge, 555 S. Main, Salt Lake City
Cost • $20 per person; $38 for afternoon tea with champagne; reservations required 801-258-6707, ext. 6707
Witches Tea in Ogden • Enjoy tea, a light buffet, witches brew and photo booths during this fundraiser for the Union Station Foundation
When • Saturday, Oct. 26, 3 p.m.
Where • Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden
Cost • Adults, $25; children 6-12, $15; 801-393-9890 or theunionstation.org
Details • The tea is part of the Witchstock Week, sponsored by Ogden's Historic 25th Street Association. Other activities include a Zombie Crawl, Freakers Ball, Night of the Museum Ghost Tours, Wicked West Ghost Walks, Kid's Carnival, Creepy Cowboy Dance and a pumpkin walk. Details at historic25.com
Halloween Ball • Adults 21 and older are invited to Zermatt Resort's first Haunted Halloween Ball featuring a holiday-themed dinner, live music by Rick Gerber and the Mix Tapes, readings by psychics and card readers, photo booth, costume contest and adult beverages.
When • Saturday, Oct. 26, 7-11 p.m.
Where • Zermatt Resort, 784 W. Resort Drive, Midway; 435-657-0180
Tickets • $59 per person; or a hotel and two tickets for $199; facebook.com/zermattresort or zermattresort.com
Halloween Masquerade • Celebrate Halloween with Italian food, dancing and a costume contest. Prizes for most original, best mask, most Italian and most artistic. Sponsored by the Utah Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
Where • Cucina Vanina, 1844 E. Fort Union Blvd., Cottonwood Heights
When • Sunday, Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m.
Cost • $20 in advance or $25 at the door; utahgaychamber.org/events
Haunted Haven • Log Haven offers three days of delights from the dark side. In addition the regular menu, guests can try holiday-themed specials and creepy cocktails. There will be complimentary Tarot card readings and a nightly screening of the classic silent film "Nosferatu the Vampire." Diners can enter a dinner-for-two drawing.
When • Tuesday-Thursday, Oct. 29-31, 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Where • Log Haven, 6451 E. Millcreek Canyon Road, Salt Lake City; 801-272-8255
Tickets • Prices vary. Reservations recommended.
Blackout dinner • Tin Angel restaurant will once again offer its annual four-course Halloween "Black Out" dinner. During one course, customers are blindfolded and served a highly flavorful bite of finger food.
When • Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, beginning at 5 p.m.
Where • Tin Angel Cafe, 365 W. 400 South, Salt Lake City; 801-328-4155
Cost • $40 for food; $66.60 with wine. Reservations required
Day of the Dead • The 12th annual Día de los Muertos benefit for the Utah Food Bank features Mexican cuisine, children's activities, art and crafts, live music, cash bar and valet parking.
When • Friday, Nov. 1, 6 to 11 p.m.
Where • Frida Bistro Warehouse, 545 W. 700 South, Salt Lake City
Cost • Adults, $15 or 15 cans of food; children, $10 or 10 cans of food
Details • 801-433-9923 or email@example.com