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Family-Friendly Halloween Events 2023

Spooky season is here! 🎃👻 Are you looking for a safe and exciting way to celebrate Halloween with your little goblins and ghouls? 👀 Our list of spooktacular family-friendly Halloween fun has something for everyone to enjoy! 🍬🍂

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Now through November 1
Magic Kingdom
Candies, costumes, characters and more awaits at the biggest Halloween party for kids in Orlando. Join some of your favorite Disney Characters for an evening of spirited fun.

SeaWorld Spooktacular
Now through October 31
SeaWorld Orlando
SeaWorld’s Spooktacular is back with fun surprises, candy, costumes and more! Kids love trick-or-treating (with purchase of reusable bag) during this daytime event as they explore our decorated trail and meet colorful characters. This year be sure to check out all our immersive family Spooktacular Festivities and plan your visit this fall.

Vampirates: When the Blood Moon Rises
Now through October 31
Pirates Dinner Adventure
On select nights Sept. 19 through Oct. 31, Pirates Dinner Adventure will host “Vampirates: When the Blood Moon Rises”, a Halloween-themed dinner show suitable for ghouls and goblins of all ages.  In addition to the themed show, Pirates Dinner Adventure is introducing other ways to get in the haunting spirit this year. Guests can satisfy their sweet tooth on the Trick R Treat Trail and the whole family is encouraged to dress up in their favorite costumes on select nights of the Vampirates show.

Screamin’ Green Hauntoween
September 23 – October 31
Crayola Experience Orlando
Screamin’ Green Hauntoween returns for spooky family fun!  Join the crayon crew on their quest to discover rare, Halloween colors and meet monster-ific characters as you go! To find them all, you’ll journey into an ancient Pharaoh’s tomb, creep through a spooktacular forest and more all while creating creepy crawly crafts!

Happy Frights
Leu Gardens
September 29 – October 31
Here’s a new trick-or-treating experience for the entire family. Visit immersive worlds throughout the gardens. Meet a dancing bridge-troll, explore a neon-light maze, walk through a garden of sunflowers, climb up a giant hay-pyramid, journey through a ghost-pirate zone, live magic shows all night long, experience Dia de Muertos and so much more all while visiting 8 trick-or-treat stations along the way!

Click, Clack, BOO! A Tricky Treat
October 2 – October 31
Orlando Family Stage
Just in time for Halloween is Click, Clack, BOO! A Tricky Treat (October 2 – 31, 2023), adapted from Doreen Cronin’s book by James E. Grote, with music and lyrics by George Howe. It’s Halloween! Duck, Pig, Cow, and Hen cannot wait to throw a Halloween party, complete with apple-bobbing, bottomless candy bowls, and a spook-tacular costume contest, against Farmer Brown’s wishes, as he is afraid of Halloween. Join the barnyard crew as they use some clever trickery to show Farmer Brown that sometimes a little scare can be big fun! A Halloween costume parade of children in costumes is a part of each weekend show.

Spooky Craft Day
October 7, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Avalon Park Art & Culture Center
Enjoy 3 art stations & a photo op! For ages 3+

The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show
WonderWorks Orlando
October 7-31
WonderWorks Orlando is taking “spooky season” up a notch by bringing back their popular seasonal show, The Outta Control Spooktacular Magic Dinner Show. This family-friendly show will feature brand new Halloween-themed magic, stories, interactive illusions, spooky Hollywood characters, and more. Magician Tony Brent is sure to give audiences a memorable Halloween season by opening a portal to the spirit realm each night. Brent will pull off this spooky sorcery with the help of a mysterious, magical key he discovered in a steamer trunk once owned by the great Harry Houdini.

Bark-O-Ween Bash: Spooktacular Puppy Pawty
Museum of Illusions Orlando
October 13, 6-8 p.m.
One of Museum of Illusions’ most popular events is back! And keeping with the season, this time it has a spooky twist. That’s right — even your dogs can get in on the Halloween fun with “Bark-O-Ween Bash: Spooktacular Puppy Pawty.” On Friday, October 13 from 6 to 8 p.m., the museum will be hosting a puppy party with dog-friendly treats, tons of adorable photo ops and a costume contest with a prize of $150 for the winning pup and their owner. Tickets will be $29.99 and include admission for the owner and their pet.

Zoo Boo Bash
Central Florida Zoo
October 14-15, 21-22, and 28-29
This October, the wildest Halloween event in town is returning once again for Zoo fans, this time with an extra weekend of fun. The beloved Zoo Boo Bash, presented by Orlando Health, is offering more Halloween festivities than ever this year with three weekends of costumes, an exciting trick-or-treat path and all your Zoo favorites. The family-friendly event will feature treat stations and other fun activities. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to dress their best and show off their costumes.

Gators, Ghosts, and Goblins
October 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Gatorland’s Gators, Ghosts, and Goblins returns for a 5th year of family friendly fun and fright! Enjoy interactive characters, animal meet-and-greets, a Children’s Halloween Costume Parade with treat bags for all kids who participate! There’s also fun shows, a variety of specialty vendors, games, candy giveaways, and more!


Howl-O-Ween Dog Walkathon
October 21, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cranes Roost Park
Franklin’s Friends is excited to present the ninth annual Dog Walkathon and Canine Costume Contest at Cranes Roost Park. Please join us for the leisurely dog walk, doggie costume contest, raffles, vendors, adoptable pets and more!

O2B Kids Spooktakular
Saturday, October 21, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
O2B Kids Oviedo & Altamonte Springs
Enjoy trick or treating for all ages, costume contests with prizes, performances, kiddie carnivals, spooky science, eerie art, a haunted house (6+ please), and more!

Kidiverse’s Fall Festivalbulous Celebration
October 27 & 28
Get ready for Kidiverse’s Fall Festivalbulous Celebration on Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28!  Dress up in your favorite costumes for a chance to win cool prizes every two hours! Every kid gets a treat – it’s a spooktacular time you won’t want to miss!

Longwood Monster Dash 5K Run/Walk & Kids’ Dash
October 28, 7 – 9:15 a.m.
Longwood Historic Civic Center
Be a part of the sixth annual race through the historic district of Longwood. All of the proceeds will go to benefit historic preservation in Longwood via the Longwood Historic Society. It will be fun, family-friendly, and Halloween-themed.  Runners are invited to wear costumes and will award prizes for the best costumes. There will be a free kids’ dash immediately before the 5K. We will play plenty of family-appropriate music, including Halloween favorites to get you into the spirit.

Trick or Treat Safe Zone
October 28, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Orlando Public Library and Orange County Regional History Center
Dress up and trick or treat at Orlando Public Library and Orange County Regional History Center. Create creepy crafts and complete a scavenger hunt! Recommended for families with children 0-12. Costumes must be family-friendly, adults may not wear masks that cover the face.

Trunk or Treat at Aloma Bowl
October 28, 1– 3 p.m.
Aloma Bowl, Winter Park
Aloma Bowl is putting the spooks and scares in strikes and spares with a Halloween event the entire family can enjoy. Stop by for a free community Trunk or Treat event. Guests can enjoy games, activities, prizes, candy, costumes and the chance to decorate a bowling pin.

Trunk or Treat at Airport Lanes
October 28, 4– 6 p.m.
Airport Lanes, Sanford
Airport Lanes is putting the spooks and scares in strikes and spares with a Halloween event the entire family can enjoy. Stop by for a free community Trunk or Treat event. Guests can enjoy games, activities, prizes, candy, costumes and the chance to decorate a bowling pin.

Lake Nona Graveyard Smash
October 28, 5 – 10 p.m.
Lake Nona Town Center
One night a year, ghosts and ghouls descend upon Lake Nona Town Center. Enjoy trick-or-treating, inflatables, a DJ, and much more. This event is free and open to the public, no ticket needed.

Winter Park Village Halloween Bash
October 28, 6 – 8 p.m.
Winter Park Village
Head on down to Winter Park Village (in the park across from Regal Cinemas) for Halloween Bash. Participating merchants will be handing out candy to all trick-or-treaters. Plus, enjoy a live DJ with kid-friendly music, games, photo booth, stilt walkers and more!

Halloween Fall Festival, Luau & Car Show
October 29, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Horsepower Ranch & Events
DJ entertainment, car show, food trucks, pumpkin for sale, Hawaiian show with fire dancers, costume contest, yard games and beautiful photo op areas for family pics!

Fang-tastic Fest
October 29, 2 – 5 pm
Jeff Triplett Community Center
Load up your little ghosts and goblins and come celebrate spooky season with costume contests, carnival games, inflatables, sweet treats and more!

Cosplay and Cars’ Halloween Trunk or Treat 
October 29, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dezerland Action Park
The free, family-friendly event will bring together car lovers and cosplayers for a car show and other fun activities including a go-kart competition on Florida’s longest indoor karting track, a costume and cosplay contest, lots of candy and more.

Halloween at Cranes Roost Park
October 31, 5 – 9 p.m.
Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte Springs
Halloween at Cranes Roost is a community-oriented, door-to-door trick-or-treat alternative for kids brought to you by the City of Altamonte Springs. The event features local businesses sponsoring booths to hand out candy and trinkets to an estimated 15,000 kids. The event kicks off with trick-or-treating around Cranes Roost Lake and live entertainment, followed by costume contests, games and surprises throughout the event.

October 31, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Oviedo Mall
It’s Halloween time at Oviedo Mall! Join us for our annual Kid Crew Mall-O-Ween Trick or Treat Event Kids 12 and Under are welcome to dress up and hop store to store, trick or treating from 5:30pm-7:30pm (or while supplies last)!

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