Halloween in Houston

Halloween in Houston is hauntingly eventful this year. Whether you’re planning a spooky night on the town with your friends or taking your little ghouls and goblins out for some family fun, we’ve got you covered. Check out our list of some of the best events going on this weekend!

Fun for the whole family:

  • Boo on the Boardwalk- For the entire month of October, Kemah is hosting Boo on the Boardwalk where families can enjoy an array of Halloween themed activities. For the braver souls, face the dungeon of doom while the kids enjoy the Little Boo Haunted Fun house. Other attractions include pumpkin decorating, live entertainment, and costume contests.
  • Monster’s Museum of Houston- For the last two weeks of October, the Children’s Museum of Houston transforms into the Monsters’ Museum of Houston. Wander through the lair’s twists and turns in search of goodies and trinkets or check out the museum’s Halloween inspired exhibits and activities. Finally, make sure to wear your costume.
  • Scream on the Green- Discovery Green hosts Scream on the Green, Oct. 31st from 6-10 p.m. Enjoy live music, face painting, fortune tellers and dancing, and of course this year’s feature film, Frankenweenie.
  • Spooky Spectacular- Join the Woodlands Recreation Center for pre-trick or treating. The most exciting part? This event features a Snake Show and a Magic Show, along with a giant inflatable slide, games, candy and much more. This Spooky Spectacular is on Oct. 31st from 5-8 p.m.

Haunted houses and ghost tours:

Are haunted houses more up your alley? Are you looking for a good scare and a scary good time?

  • Screamworld- Named the best haunted house in Houston by the Houston Chronicle and the Houston Press, Screamworld contains 5 attractions: The Maze of Maniacs, the Haunted Hotel, the Edge of Darkness, Jake’s Slaughterhouse, and the Zombie Graveyard. Screamworld is open Thursday- Sundays in October.
  • Nightmare on the Bayou- Located directly beside Houston’s oldest graveyard, Nightmare on the Bayou is the only attraction that is actually haunted by real ghosts! Aside from possible ghost sightings, the merciless actors torment visitors from beginning to end while the rooms, monsters, and mayhem will have you running for the exit. Open weekends, Sept. 27-Nov. 2.
  • Haunted Trails- Walk the trails of Houston’s most thrilling outdoor attraction. The Haunted Trails’ features include detailed sets, zombies, clowns and other creeps—body parts, creepy crawlers and more. Find out what lurks beyond the trees every weekend in October.
  • Heights Ghost Tours- Haunted Heights Ghost Tour takes you on a 90 minute fascinating walking tour through the historic and haunted Heights district featuring the spirits “living” within the fine Victorian homes. Take a journey through time to experience eerie and tantalizing ghost mysteries.

Other festive fun:

Looking for the perfect pumpkin? In the mood for a hay ride and more festive fun? Houston is packed with pumpkin patches all over the city. Try TGR Exotics, Old Time Christmas Tree Farm, or Dewberry Farm for prime pumpkin picking, hay rides and other activities.

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What’s your favorite way to celebrate Halloween in Houston? Regardless of what activity strikes your fancy, we hope you have an Amazing and safe Halloween.

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