During the fall season, Orlando transforms into the ultimate Halloween destination with theme park events and community festivities, ranging from extreme scares for adults and teens to fun activities for the entire family.
Whether you are looking for a theme park experience or an inexpensive neighborhood event, follow this guide for fun things to do during Halloween in Orlando. You may also want to check out our picks for free and cheap things to do this weekend in Orlando.
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In this mega Halloween list of free and cheap events, you’ll find:
- Family-friendly Halloween events
- Drive-thru Halloween experiences
- Spooky events for adults and teens
- Orlando ghost tours
- Best pumpkin patches & mazes
- Halloween movies
- Halloween at Orlando theme parks
Family-friendly Halloween events in Orlando
The Crayola Experience Screamin’ Green Hauntoween
Select days Sept. 25 – Oct. 31
The Crayola Experience, Orlando
- Spooky activities include themed crafts, scavenger hunt, character photo ops and more.
- During this year’s theme, you’ll go on a journey into an ancient Pharaoh’s tomb, creek through a spooktacular forest and mine for galactic colors.
- Included with general admission. One-day tickets cost $24.99.
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Central Florida Zoo Boo Bash
October 23, 24, 30 & 31
Central Florida Zoo, Sanford
- Dress up to trick-or-treat throughout the zoo! Celebrate a not-so-scary Halloween with plenty of activities for the entire family at the Zoo Boo Bash, presented by Orlando Health.
Gatorland’s Gators, Ghosts and Goblins
Weekends Oct. 9 – Oct. 31
- Family-friendly Halloween event featuring multiple themed haunt zones, interactive characters, animal meet-and-greets, and a Children’s Halloween Costume Parade with treat bags for all the kids.
- Grab your Lederhosen for live music by “Polkageist,” Gatorland’s own undead polka band, as well as German beer and food for purchase.
- Included with park admission.
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Halloween Lights at Jeater Bend
October 16 – 31, 7pm – 9:30pm
Jeater Bend Drive, Kissimmee
- FREE to experience 11 homes decorated for Halloween and lights synchronized to music.
Winter Garden Halloween Experience
October 22 – 31
Downtown Winter Garden, 300 W. Plant Street
- FREE Halloween light shows, pop-up street performers, Moonlight Movie, hay maze, holiday themed photo stations, and more!
Halloween Festival of Fright
Oct. 29 at 5pm & Oct. 30 at 10pm
Center Lake Lane, Oviedo
- FREE entry but you must purchase wristbands for attractions and rides.
- Two-day Halloween Festival with The Haunted Fun House Maze, Spooky Mansion Slide, haunted train rides around Center Lake, swan boat rides, carnival games, food trucks, DJ’s and music, and more.
City of Apopka Halloween in the Park
Saturday, Oct. 23, 9am – 12pm
Kit Nelson Park, Apopka
- FREE community trick or treating in the park.
Month of October
ICON Park, Kissimmee
- Each night, the 400-foot-observation wheel will come to life with a ghoulishly glowing light show set to a Halloween-themed soundtrack.
- Children 12 and under who dress up in costumes can ride The Wheel for FREE while their accompanying family members can get 50% off tickets.
The City of Lake Mary’s Halloween Spooktacular
Saturday, Oct. 30, 4pm – 8pm
Central Park, Lake Mary
- FREE family event. Trick-or-treating followed by an outdoor movie under the stars at 6:30pm. Carnival games, balloon artist, Haunted Mansion and DJ music.
Saturday, Oct. 30, 5:30pm – 9pm
Independence Square, downtown Maitland
- FREE event. Candy, costume content, carnival-style games, train rides, food for purchase, music and a pet parade.
Downtown Clermont’s Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 30, 10am-4pm
City Hall Green Park, Clermont
- FREE admission. Kids Zone, parades, pony rides, costume contest and more!
Truck or Treat Car & Truck Show
Saturday, Oct. 30, 4pm – 8pm
The Promenade at Sunset Walk
- FREE truck or treat event with live music, street performers, two dozen candy locations. Check out the decorated vehicles while also enjoying The Promenade’s restaurants, shops, bars, and entertainment.
Halloween at Old Town
Sunday, October 31, 4pm – 10pm
Old Town, Kissimmee
- FREE trick-or-treating, costume content and outdoor movie featuring Hocus Pocus at 7pm.
Halloween in Cranes Roost Park
Sunday, October 31, 5pm – 9pm
- FREE community door-to-door trick-or-treat alternative for kids hosted by the Altamonte Springs Police Department.
- Features include trick-or-treating around the lake, costume contests, festive games, activities and much more.
Trick or Treat Safe Zone: The World of Mythic Creatures
Saturday, Oct. 31, 10am – 3pm
Orange County Regional History Center, Orlando
- FREE event hosted by the History Center and Orlando Public Library with games, crafts and activities throughout the museum.
- Space is limited. RSVP for timed entry required.
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Drive-thru Halloween experiences
The Haunted Road
Select nights September 30 – November 7
15329 Lake Pickett Road, Orlando
- Take a 40-minute drive in your car down The Haunted Road to experience eerie occurrences, paranormal phenomena, and ghost sightings.
- $15.99 per person. Timed-entry and tickets must be purchased online in advance.
Scream n’ Stream Haunted Haunted Halloween Road
Select nights September 17 – October 31
- 25 minute drive-thru Halloween experience.
- Drive in to freak out at a secret research facility where a team of scientists is working to weaponize everyone’s worst nightmares, clowns and zombies. You will be armed with laser guns to save the day.
- Prices are per car and a portion of all proceeds will be donated to Second Harvest Food Banks. Tickets start at $64 per car if you purchase in advance…so pack that car with your friends!
Halloween events for teens and adults in Orlando
A Petrified Forest
Select nights Oct. 1 – Oct. 31
1360 E. Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs
- The outdoor Petrified Forest has been haunting Altamonte Springs for 14 years.
- Stay tuned for 2021 ticket information.
Cocktails & Screams
Orlando’s Halloween-themed bar open all year.
39 W Pine Street, Orlando
- This bar’s wicked décor, creepy music and an all-around spooky atmosphere will chill even the most sinister spirits.
Mortem Manor Haunted Attraction
Old Town, Kissimmee
Features two spooky stories, state-of-the-art animatronics and live actors. Ranked one of the “Scariest Haunted Houses in America” by the Travel Channel, guests can explore the haunted house, be buried alive in a coffin or both.
3rd Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival
October 22 – 30
À La Cart, Orlando
- Check out a variety of pumpkin inspired beers, ciders and dishes from the food trucks.
- À La Cart will also host a Halloween event on Oct. 31. Stay tuned for details.
12th Annual Dia de los Muertos & Monster Party
Thursday, October 21, 5:30pm – 11pm
CityArts, downtown Orlando
- $5 entry to CityArts featuring Day of the Dead and Halloween-inspired art created by regional, national, and international artists.
- Pair with an outdoor experience featuring food, drinks, entertainment and spooky art vendors. $40 per person.
Halloween at Wekiva Island
Saturday, Oct. 30, 7pm – 10pm
Wekiva Island, Longwood
- FREE event. Live music and a Halloween costume contest with $4,000 in prizes. Must be 21+ to enter the costume contest.
Orlando Ghost Tours
- This group offers a wide variety of year-round paranormal experiences throughout the Orlando area.
Sanford Ghost Tours
Saturdays at 7pm
- Tickets start at $20. Go on a daring ghostly tour of historic downtown Sanford.
- $25 for adults and $12 for kids under 12.
- They also offer live-stream ghost tours from 20+ cities on GhostFlix.
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Outdoor Movie Date Night at Leu Gardens
$6 for adults, $3 for kids (ages 4-17). Purchase tickets online and in advance.
Gardens open at 6 p.m.; movie starts at 7:30pm or 8:30pm depending on season
Harry P. Leu Gardens in downtown Orlando
- October 1: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
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Altamonte Springs Cranes Roost Sunset Cinema
Select Saturdays starting in the fall season
Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte Springs
FREE. Register in advance.
- October 9: How to Train Your Dragon 2
Brew & View
Fridays at 7pm
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co, Orlando
- FREE admission. Food trucks, vendors, and a movie under the stars.
Interactive Movies and Classics
Garden Theatre in Winter Garden
- $15 tickets for this interactive movie experience featuring trivia, costume contests and games.
- Oct. 10: Hocus Pocus
- Oct. 17: Die! Die! My Darling! (classic movie screening $5 per ticket)
- Oct. 30 & 31: Rocky Horror Picture Show
13 Films of Halloween at Enzian
Select days and nights in October
- The Enzian Theater in Maitland is showing 13 classic horror and family-friendly films. The lineup includes cult classics, midnight flicks, a kids’ Halloween party and more.
Halloween Movies at Old Town
Sundays in October at 7pm
Old Town, Kissimmee
FREE outdoor family-friendly movies.
- October 17: Beetlejuice
- October 24: Casper
- October 31: Hocus Pocus
Winter Park, Popcorn Flicks
Second Thursday of the month at 8pm
Central Park in downtown Winter Park
FREE outdoor movies in the park.
- October 14: The Abominable Dr. Phibes
Outdoor movie Monday at À La Cart
Mondays at sunset
À La Cart, downtown Orlando
FREE outdoor movies at this social dining experience.
- October 18: Addam’s Family
- October 25: Beetlejuice
- October 27: Friday the 13th
- October 31: Saw
Movie Under the Stars
4th Friday of every month after sunset
FREE family-friendly film.
- October 22: The Adams Family
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Pumpkin Patches & Fall Festivals
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Halloween at Orlando theme parks
Disney After Hours Boo Bash
Select nights August 10 – Oct. 31
- Halloween-themed cavalcades, character sightings throughout the park, special performances by the Cadaver Dans, spooky décor and more. Guests young, old and immortal can dress in costume for the occasion and get their fill of Halloween candy at trick-or-treat stations around the park.
SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular
Weekends, Sept. 18 – Oct. 31
- Little ones can dress up in their favorite costumes to trick-or-treat and meet silly Halloween characters at the SeaWorld Spooktacular family-friendly daytime event on weekends from Sept. 18 to Oct. 31.
Sept. 10 – Oct. 31
- For the first time in Orlando, fear will fill the night at SeaWorld Orlando during Howl-O-Scream with fright inducing haunted houses and scare zones; thrilling rides and experiences; an interactive bar and an electrifying live show.
LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s Brick or Treat
Weekends in October
- Enjoy safe, neighborhood-style trick-or-treating with plenty of candy, seasonal shows and exclusive LEGO characters.
- The fun event is included with general admission every weekend in October.
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort
Daily Sept. 3 – Oct. 31
- Celebrating 30 years of terrifying haunted houses, sinister scare zones and outrageous live entertainment.
- Halloween Horror Nights legend, “Beetlejuice,” will make his return as a supernatural star of a bone-chilling haunted house.
- Another fan favorite, Jack the Clown, will be returning in 2021, as well as all-new mazes inspired by Netflix’s critically-acclaimed series “The Haunting of Hill House.”