Nightfall sneak peek as Old Tucson reopens Oct. 6

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A favorite Tucson Halloween tradition is returning next week for the first time since 2019. Pat Parris KGUN got an exclusive sneak peek, as nearly 100 actors and stunt performers rehearse for the four week run of Nightfall. Get the full story only

KGUN 9 was given an exclusive sneak peek of the Halloween-themed event, as nearly 100 actors and stunt performers rehearse for the four week run of Nightfall.

"The actors, the design team, everybody here is really aware that what we're trying to do is sort of, bring Old Tucson back into the fold," said Creative Director Erik Blair."But also to really sort of enjoy and celebrate and sort of have a chance for all of us to sort of see Old Tucson back again in sort of the first stage of its new glory."

Old Tucson has been closed for more than two years. This year's Nightfall will be not only first time the event has been held since 2019, but also the first time the public has visited Old Tucson since 2020. New lease holder, American Heritage Railways, is bringing back Nightfall on the 30th anniversary of the event. It has been reimagined and promises to be a much more immersive event.Last time Nightfall took place, Pima County said more than 34,000 people attended. This year the park is also expecting big numbers. Old Tucson officials have said that tickets have been selling fast since they went on sale Sept. 1.Pat Parris is an anchor and reporter for KGUN 9.


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