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 Oct. 25 – 31.
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Family-friendly Halloween events in Orlando
The City of Ocoee Haunted House
Select Fridays & Saturdays: Oct. 26 & 27, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Take a stroll on the scary side by visiting the Haunted House and the Haunted Walk ($5 for each). Younger children will enjoy tricks and treats including bounce houses and hayrides at no cost. Free candy, while supplies last.
The Crayola Experience Screamin’ Green Hauntoween
Select days through Oct. 31
Trick-or-treat throughout this colorful attraction while creating crafts, making slime and snapping character photos. Save $4 by purchasing in advance.
Winter Park Village Halloween Bash
Friday, Oct. 26, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Gather all your little ghouls and goblins for safe trick-or-treating and family-friendly entertainment including magicians, fortune tellers and a costume contest at 8 p.m.
Teenie Weenie Halloweenie
Friday, October 26, 9:30am-11:30am
Riverside Park, Oviedo
Free event for kids 5 and under with fun games, Mr. Harley concert, free candy and a costume contest.
Halloween Carnival of Screams
Riverside Park, Oviedo
Haunted house and food trucks on Thursday. Carnival games, haunted house and inflatables on Friday and Saturday. Purchase tickets online and in advance for haunted house and inflatables to save. Tickets are $10 or $15 day of the event.
Spooky Star Party
Saturday, Oct. 27, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College
Discover tales from the night sky, enjoy creepy crafts, candy and a costume contest for the kids.
Trick or Treat Safe Zone & Block Party
Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free trick-or-treating and fun activities for the kids hosted by the History Center and Orlando Public Library. Free for families with children 12 and under. The library is also hosting a fun line up of Halloween themed events throughout October.
Saturday, October 27, 7pm-10pm
Lake Nona Town Center, Orlando
Free event with music, games, treats and fun! Wear your costumes.
Horsepower Ranch 7th Annual Pumpkin Festival
October 27 & 28
Horsepower Ranch Barn, Geneva
$5 admission, kids 10 and under free. Meet Clydesdales and unicorns, enjoy local crafts and food vendors, pony rides, hayrides, music and more.
Maitland’s Fright Night
Saturday, October 27, 4pm-10pm
Maitland Community Park
Free games, snacks, inflatables, children’s haunted house during the afternoon and scare zones in the evening.
City of Lake Mary Halloween Spooktacular
Saturday, Oct. 27, starts at 4 p.m. Movie at 8 p.m.
Safe trick-or-treating in Central Park at Lake Mary City Hall. The event features DJ entertainment, bounce houses, a gaming trailer, face painting, a balloon artist and a movie in the park.
Avalon Park’s Halloween Spooktacular
Saturday, Oct. 27, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Pick up a map to explore downtown for treats and prizes.
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
RDV Ice Den
$12 for a fun Halloween-themed afternoon on the ice. Get a $1 off if you wear a costume.
Halloween Howl at Rollins College
Saturday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Free event for the community to dress up and celebrate in a safe space featuring activities and games on Mills Lawn and haunted houses created by Rollins student organizations.
Sanford Avenue Halloween Block Party
October 27 & 28, 5pm-11pm
Orange City’s Halloween Block Party
Saturday, October 27, 5pm-9pm
East Graves Ave, Orange City
Free event with DJ, movie in the park featuring: Beetlejuice, costume contest and more.
Saturday, October 27, 4pm-7pm
Secret Lake Park, Casselberry
Free trunk or treat, hay rides, carnival games and more.
Animal Trick or Treat Barn Bash Costume Party
Saturday, October 27, 3pm-5pm
Crossroads Corral, Sanford
$15 family ticket online, $20 day of event. Trick or treat with horses in costume. Snacks and refreshments included.
Halloween at Cranes Roost Park
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Safe and free trick-or-treating alternative hosted by the Altamonte Police Department. Gather up treats around the lake, enjoy live music, costume contests, games and food for purchase.
Pumpkins & Munchkins at Shady Park
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Free family-friendly event in Winter Park with games, bounces houses, a costume contest and Trick-or-Treat Trail.
Spooky Hollow in Sanford
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Free trick-or-treating event at local merchants in downtown Sanford for children 12 and under with carnival games, prizes and a costume contest.
Halloweenfest Winter Garden
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Downtown Winter Garden
Hunt for treats along Plant Street at local merchants.
Boo N’ Brew at Waterford Lakes Town Center
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Participating stores at Waterford Lakes Town Center will have free candy for kids. The adults can collect their own goodies with samples of beer and wine for a $20 admission ($25 day of event).
Mall-O-Ween at the Florida Mall
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
This free event features an evening of fun for kids of all ages including giveaways, music, a pumpkin patch, games and candy.
Franken-Tastic Time Trick or Treating
Wednesday, October 31, 6pm-8pm
Seminole Town Center Mall, Sanford
Free to bring the kids to trick or treat and create Goblin Gook.
Halloween at Jeremiah’s
Wednesday, October 31, 6pm-10pm
All Jeremiah’s Italian Ice locations
Celebrate Halloween with a frozen treat. Free small item for anyone in costume.
Bass Pro Orlando
Select days in October
Go on an adventure through the store for free photos, a pumpkin toss game, treats, and a costume contest.
Halloween events for teens and adults in Orlando
Terror at the Inn
Select nights through Oct. 31, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Holiday Inn Orlando Suites & Waterpark
A long-lost Egyptian Crypt has been unearthed. See if you can survive the mummy’s curse expedition at Terror at the Inn: the Mummy’s Curse, a spooky and affordable addition to Orlando’s Halloween scene. Tickets are normally $19.95 (plus tax), but you can receive $5 off ticket prices with CODE: MUMMY.
Sanford Screams Haunted House
Wednesday – Saturday through Oct. 31, 7pm-11pm
$18 per person for the indoor, air conditioned, haunted house.
Oct. 26 – 28
The largest horror convention in the nation features a lineup of celebrity guests, tattoo festival, costume contest, zombie walk and film festival. A one-day pass is $30 in advance (plus service fees).
Wekiva Island Halloween Costume Party
Saturday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Free entry with up to $1,000 in prizes to win. Food for purchase, live music, pumpkin beers on tap.
Halloween Block Party 2018
Saturday, October 27, 8pm-2am
Liam Fitzpatrick’s Restaurant, Lake Mary
Free Halloween Block Party with DJ, costumes and more.
A Petrified Forest
Select nights Oct. 5 – Nov. 3
Features two outdoor scare trails for small groups to venture through a haunted forest at night. On a few special Total Eclipse Nights – which require a signed waiver for anyone under 18 – monsters can even touch the guests, and each small group is given only one glowstick to light their path, regardless if it is dropped or stolen by a creature.
Orlando Halloween Pub Crawl
Friday, Oct. 26, 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Book before Oct. 17 for $10 tickets. Dress up to drink and crawl to downtown’s best watering holes.
Eden Bar’s Halloween Party
Saturday, Oct. 27 at 9 p.m.
Free (21 and up)
Thornton Park District Halloween Block Party
Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 pm. – 2 a.m.
$10 in advance, $20 day of event
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Experience
Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 9:30 p.m.
Garden Theatre in Winter Garden
Maitland’s Historical Haunted Tours
Art & History Museums – Maitland
Go on a paranormal tour to learn the truth about two of Central Florida’s most haunted places. $15 per person.
See how long you could survive a zombie apocalypse at this year-round attraction that puts guests in the middle of a military base overrun with the undead. It’s $24.95 for your first round.
Mortem Manor Haunted Attraction at Old Town
This attraction is open year-round featuring state-of-the-art animatronics and live actors, the two-story attraction is complemented by The Last Ride Burial Simulator, in which you get to experience what it’s like to travel by hearse to your final resting place … in total darkness. Entry is $15.
Halloween outdoor movies & screenings
Old Town Family Movie Night
Sundays during dusk at Old Town in Kissimmee
October 28: Hocus Pocus
13 Films of Halloween at Enzian
Select days and nights in October
The Enzian Theater in Maitland is showing 13 classic horror films, most of which are intended for mature audiences. Standouts include Creepshow, The Hills Have Eyes, Re-Animator and others, all of which are complemented with cocktails named after the movies and available from the theater’s onsite Eden Bar.
Lake Mary Movie in the Park
Downtown Lake Mary, near City Hall
Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. featuring Hotel Translyvania 3
Free movie and popcorn. Bring your chair and blankets.
Shriekfest Horror Film Festival
Nov. 3, 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in Sanford
Four blocks of short films: $8.00 a block or $25.00 for the day.
Pumpkin Patches & Fall Festivals
Santa’s Farm: A Lot of Pumpkins
Through Oct. 28 (select days and times, see schedule)
Pumpkin patch, hayrides and animal petting zoo. General admission tickets range from $3 per person during the week to $5 on peak days. For an extra charge, you can add on additional activities like horse rides, a zip line, mazes, duck races and a pillow bounce area.
Southern Hill Farms: Fall Festival + Pumpkin Patch
Weekends in October
For a genuine Florida farm experience, drive off the beaten path, down a long clay road through rolling hills to Southern Hill in Clermont. Enjoy live music, food trucks, beer & wine for purchase, activities for the kids and adults, pumpkins for sale, and more. $10 per vehicle. Additional charge for a stay and play zone with a rock climbing wall, bounce house, petting zoo and more.
Stanley Pond Adventure Farm: Fall Festival
Fall Festival weekends in October
Pumpkin activities, hayrides and plenty of farm-style fun for the kids.
Club Lake Plantation: Fall Festival
Through Oct. 28 (closed on Mondays)
Pumpkin patch, hay rides, playground zone, and tons of fun activities for the kids. Weekdays $7.95, weekends $13.95. Free for entry into the country store and pumpkin patch.
Scott’s Maze Adventures
Saturdays & Sundays through Dec. 9
Every fall, this destination dreams up a new corn maze adventure for guests to conquer. Get lost in the labyrinth for a $12 fee (3 and under are free). There are plenty of other attractions at the farm including a playground, jumping pillow and mist maze. Additional charge for fishing and hayrides. Pick out a pumpkin at Scott’s Country Market.
Lake Catherine Blueberries: Fall Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Weekends in October
Visit the pumpkin patch for free. You can also explore a variety of corn mazes: Fall Maze ($5) that’s appropriate for families with young kids, and the Lake Catherine Labyrinth for the more adventurous crowd ($10). During the evening, the maze transforms into a haunted trail called “Catherine’s Revenge” ($10, not appropriate for children under 8).
Halloween at Orlando theme parks
Halloween Horror Nights 28
Select Nights Sept. 14 – Nov. 3
Brave horrors inspired by the ‘80s with a haunted house in the theme of Netflix’s mega-hit “Stranger Things,” as well as nine other haunted houses, for a total of 10 – the most ever in the event’s 28-year history.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Select Nights Aug. 17 – Oct. 31
The park comes alive with jack-o-lanterns, special characters and entertainment for the whole family. Dress for the occasion to trick-or-treat throughout the park, masquerade with costumed characters at the Boo-to-You Halloween Parade, sing along at the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular and end the night with a “Boo-tacular” fireworks show.
SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular
Weekends Sept. 22 – Oct. 28
Dive into an underwater “fantasea” including trick-or-treating, not-so-spooky live shows, whimsical sea creatures, and the chance to mingle with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends including Elmo, The Count, Cookie Monster and more.
Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Florida Resort
Select Nights Oct. 6 – 31
All fun and no frights, this event features trick-or-treating, the world’s largest LEGO jack-o-lantern, LEGO Halloween characters and a bewitching Halloween-themed fireworks show at Pirates’ Cove.