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 2022 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 2022
The Crayola Experience Screamin’ Green Hauntoween
Select days through Oct. 31, 2022
The Crayola Experience, Orlando
- Spooky activities include themed crafts, scavenger hunt, character photo ops, and more.
- Included with general admission.
- Save $3 each by purchasing online. One-day tickets cost $24.99 when you buy ahead.
Central Florida Zoo Boo Bash
October 29 & 30, 2022
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 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.
- Zoo Bash Tickets are $21.95 per adult and $15.95 per kid (ages 3 – 12).
Gatorland’s Gators, Ghosts and Goblins Halloween Event
Weekends Oct. 15 – Oct. 30, 2022
- 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.
- Included with park admission.
- Half-off park admission for Florida Residents through October 31, 2022.
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Fun Spot Huge Halloween
Daily now through October 31, 2022
Fun Spot Orlando & Kissimmee
FREE family-friendly event with Halloween decor, trick and treating 4pm – 6pm, and more.
Longwood Truck or Treat
Saturday, Oct. 22, 3pm – 6pm
Reiter Park, Longwood
- FREE community event with trick or treating, food trucks, bounce houses, costume contests, and more.
Halloween Lights at Jeater Bend
October 15 – 31, 7pm – 9:30pm
Jeater Bend Drive, Kissimmee
- FREE to experience 11 homes decorated for Halloween and lights synchronized to music.
The City of Winter Garden Halloween Experience
October 21 – 31, 2022
Historic Downtown Winter Garden
- Celebrate Halloween for 11 days with a lineup of family-friendly festivities.
- FREE Halloween light shows, pop-up street performers, a hay maze, holiday-themed photo stations, Halloween-themed activities at the farmers’ market, and more!
- Plus, you can catch a classic Halloween movie screening at the Garden Theatre. $7 per person.
City of Apopka Halloween in the Park
Saturday, Oct. 29, 9am – 12pm
Kit Nelson Park, Apopka
- FREE family-friendly community trick-or-treating event in the park.
The City of Lake Mary’s Halloween Spooktacular
Saturday, Oct. 29, 4pm – 8pm
Central Park, Lake Mary
- FREE family event in downtown Lake Mary. Trick-or-treating (4pm – 8pm) followed by an outdoor movie under the stars at 6:45pm.
Maitland’s Fall-O-Ween Festival
Saturday, Oct. 29, 5pm – 9pm
Independence Square, downtown Maitland
- FREE street festival. Candy, costume contest, carnival-style games, train rides, food for purchase, and more.
Downtown Clermont’s Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 29, 10am-4pm
- FREE admission. 150+ vendors, costume contests, Kids’ Zone, food trucks, face painting, and more!
Truck or Treat Car Show
Saturday, Oct. 29, 4pm – 8pm
The Promenade at Sunset Walk
- FREE truck-or-treat event with live music, street performers, and two dozen candy locations.
- Check out the decorated vehicles while also enjoying The Promenade’s restaurants, shops, bars, and entertainment.
Boardwalk Bowl Kid’s Costume Party
Saturday, October 29, 1pm – 4pm
Boardwalk Bowl Orlando
Show off your costumes and enjoy haunted bowling with Brunswick Sync’s Creature Feature.
Aloma Bowl Halloween Trunk-or-Treat
Saturday, October 29, 1pm – 3pm
Aloma Bowl Winter Park
FREE party with games, music, treats, and a paint-your-own bowling pin activity.
Airport Lanes Halloween Truck-or-Treat
Saturday, October 29, 1pm – 3pm
Airport Lanes Sanford
FREE party with plenty of treats and a paint-your-own bowling pin activity.
Halloween at Old Town
Monday, October 31 at 5pm
Old Town, Kissimmee
- FREE trick-or-treating candy stations, costume contests, Thriller dancers, and more.
Halloween in Cranes Roost Park
Monday, October 31, 5pm – 9pm
Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte Springs
- 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, live music, and kids’ activities.
Trick or Treat Safe Zone
Saturday, Oct. 29, 10am – 3pm
Orange County Regional History Center, Orlando
- FREE event hosted by the History Center and Orlando Public Library with candy, crafts, and a scavenger hunt.
- The event is for kids ages 12 and under and the child must be accompanied by an adult.
Dr. Phillps Performing Arts Halloween
Check out one of the following shows:
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Drive-thru Halloween experiences
The Haunted Road: A Drive-Thru Halloween Experience
Select nights through November 6, 2022
15329 Lake Pickett Road, Orlando
- Take a 25-minute drive in your car down The Haunted Road for a chilling experience.
- $19.99 per person. Timed entry and tickets must be purchased online in advance.
Scream n’ Stream Haunted Haunted Halloween Road
Select nights through October 31
The Florida Mall
- Scream n‘ Stream haunted drive-thru event is a contactless experience.
- Drive through seven unique horror movies, while scaractors, fog, lighting, and more surround your car.
- General admission starts at $74.24 per car (up to 8 passengers get admitted on one ticket, everyone needs
their own seatbelt).
- VIP admission is also available, which allows guests to skip the wait for expedited
entry into the drive-thru.
Halloween events for teens and adults in Orlando 2022
A Petrified Forest
Select nights Oct. 6 – 29
1360 E. Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs
- The outdoor Petrified Forest has been haunting Altamonte Springs for 15 years!
- Venture through three outdoor scare trails for $31.98 per person.
- Purchase your tickets for A Petrified Forest online and in advance.
Science Night Dead
Saturday, October 22, 8pm – 11:30pm
Orlando Science Center
An adults-only evening of Halloween fun for $19 per person.
Cocktails & Screams
Orlando’s Halloween-themed bar. Open all year.
39 W Pine Street, Orlando
- This bar’s wicked décor, creepy music, and all-around spooky atmosphere will chill even the most sinister spirits.
Mortem Manor Haunted Attraction
Year-round terrors, Wednesday – Sunday
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.
- Tickets are $18 per person.
4th Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival
October 21 – 31
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.
- They are also hosting outdoor Halloween movie nights on Mondays.
13th Annual Dia de los Muertos & Monster Party
Thursday, October 20, 6pm – 11pm
CityArts, downtown Orlando
- $5 entry to CityArts featuring Day of the Dead and Halloween-inspired art created by regional, national, and international artists.
Halloween at Wekiva Island
Saturday, Oct. 29, 7pm – 11pm
Wekiva Island, Longwood
- FREE parking and admission to this Halloween Party at the Island.
- Live music and a Halloween costume contest with cash 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 $25 per person.
- Go on a daring ghostly tour of historic downtown Sanford.
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Halloween Movies in Orlando 2022
Outdoor Movie Night at Leu Gardens
Harry P. Leu Gardens
$7 for adults, and $5 for kids (ages 4-17). Purchase tickets online and in advance.
The gardens open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 7:30pm.
- October 7: Ghostbusters (1984)
Halloween Movie at Lake Eola
Lake Eola Park, Orlando
FREE Halloween movie under the stars.
- October 29: Hotel Transylvania
Brew & View
Fridays at 7pm
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co., Orlando
FREE admission. Food trucks, vendors, and a movie under the stars.
- October 7: Coco
- October 14: Halloweentown
- October 21: Back to the Future
- October 28: Halloween
Interactive Movies and Classics
Garden Theatre in Winter Garden
$7 per person to watch Halloween classic flicks.
- Oct. 29 at 3pm: Hotel Transylvania
- Oct. 29 at 7:30pm: Psycho
- Oct. 30 at 2pm: Hocus Pocus
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.
Winter Park, Popcorn Flicks
Second Thursday of the month at 8pm
Central Park in downtown Winter Park
FREE outdoor movies in the park.
- October 13: The Addams Family
Outdoor movie Monday at À La Cart
Mondays at sunset
À La Cart, downtown Orlando
FREE outdoor movies at this social dining experience.
- Oct. 10: Ghostbusters Afterlife
- Oct. 17: Child’s Play
- Oct. 24: Scream
Pumpkin Patches & Fall Festivals
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Halloween at Orlando theme parks 2022
SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular
Weekends through Oct. 31
- Little ones can dress up in their favorite costumes to trick-or-treat and meet colorful Halloween characters at the SeaWorld Spooktacular.
Select nights through Oct. 31
- Fear will fill the night at SeaWorld Orlando during Howl-O-Scream with fright-inducing haunted houses, scare zones and live shows.
LEGOLAND’S Brick or Treat Monster Party
Saturday & Sunday through October 30
- Live entertainment, shows, Costume Parade, and character meet and greets.
- Wear your costume to Brick or Treat for candy throughout the theme park.
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort
Select nights through Oct. 31
- Celebrating 31 years of terrifying haunted houses, sinister scare zones, and outrageous live entertainment.