2021 Guide to Halloween Events + Trick or Treating

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Halloween + Trick or Treating

Get ready for Halloween sweets and treats with our list of special Halloween events and trick or treating in and around Orlando! There are kid-friendly events that include trick or treating around town AND extra scary events for the older kids too.

What are you going to be for Halloween?

Please be sure to check with each venue, as times and dates may change.


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Listed in no particular order.
Please be sure to check with each venue, as times and dates may change.

FAMILY FRIENDLY Halloween Events + Trick or Treating

For the littles

Gatorland

Gatorland’s Gators, Ghosts and Goblins, Spooky Fun For Everyone Is Back Weekends in October 9

 

Come out in costume to Gators, Ghosts & Goblins, featuring Gatorland’s famous Social Distancing Skunk Ape, costumed characters,  multiple photo opportunities, a trick-or-treat trail from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and a spooky train ride!  Enjoy “undead” music and fun at Frank & Stein’s Octoberfest, as well as German beer and food for purchase!

And there’s even more, including a kids costume parade, a variety of specialty vendors, games, and giveaways.  And a chance each weekend to meet  personalities from School of Croc and Gatorland’s Vlog team!

All this fun and excitement is included with your regular park admission! 

Gatorland’s “Gators, Ghosts and Goblins takes place starting Saturday, weekends through October

COSTUMES

Children and adults can wear family-friendly costumes if they like.  Nothing scary or gory, please – Bubba and Cooter are easily spooked.

Face masks are required per Orange County Executive Order #2020-23 regarding COVID 19, and must be visible at all times and not covered by costume masks.

Screamin' Green Hauntoween

Screamin’ Green Hauntoween

Get Ready for Spooky Family Fun!  Screamin’ Green Hauntoween returns September 25 – October 31.

NEW: Join our 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, mine for galactic colors and more!

Plus enjoy themed crafts, a Crayola slime class*, trick-or-treating on weekends and our 28 hands-on attractions! Dance parties and trick-or-treating are offered on weekends, while weekdays include scavenger hunts, live slime shows and SLIME TIME, a spooky, sticky art class. There is so much to “BOO”, you may never want to leave. ALL Included with general admission, except *additional fee for slime class

Guests are welcome to dress-up, however no costume masks are allowed.

Legoland's Brick or Treat

Brick or Treat at Legoland!

This October experience the spooky, kooky fun of one of the only kid-friendly Halloween Events in Central Florida! Enjoy neighborhood-style Trick or Treating with plenty of spooktacular sweets plus seasonal shows and exclusive creepy-cool LEGO characters in the ultimate kids Halloween celebration– all included with regular day admission.

  • October 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31

Trick or Treat

Our neighborhood- style Trick or treat will open from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. and will be available for contactless candy distribution throughout the park in the following areas:

  • Rockin Roadie Treats- Near Pepper N Roni’s
  • Ghoulish Graveyard Sweets- Fun Town near Pizza and Pasta
  • Happy Harvest Candy Patch- DUPLO Valley
  • Critter Candy -LEGO Kingdoms
  • Cauldron of Candy- Near LEGO City Burger Kitchen
  • Shipwreck Treats- Pirates’ Cove

Walt Disney World

Disney After Hours Boo Bash

Disney’s After Hour Boo Bash

Although Disney has announced it will not be hosting the 2021 Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party it does plan to host a special After Hours event. The 2021 Disney After Hours Boo Bash event will take place on select nights between August 10th through October 31st.

The 2021 Halloween party event nights are as follows: 

  • August 10th, 17th, 20th, 24th, 27th 31st
  • September 3rd, 7th, 10th, 14th, 17th, 21st, 24th
  • October 5th, 8th, 12th, 15th, 19th, 22nd, 24th, 26th, 29th, 31st

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular

Seaworld Spooktacular

Family Halloween Fun in Orlando

Halloween is back with candy, costumes, your favorite Sesame Street® friends, and plenty of spooky surprises. Treat your family to all the festive fun of SeaWorld Spooktacular® this fall!

Kids love trick-or-treating during this daytime event as they explore our decorated trail and meet all sorts of colorful characters. And that’s just the beginning! From spooky stories and a Halloween dance party to moments with furry friends like Count von Count, Elmo, Cookie Monster, and more, this is immersive family fun you’ll only find here. SeaWorld Spooktacular runs weekends Sept. 18 – Oct. 31 and is included with park admission.

Enjoy the following activities:

Trick-or-Treat Trail
Halloween Dance Party
Meet a Mermaid
Seaworld will be handing out Reusable Bags

Avalon Park Spooktacular

Avalon Park Spooktacular

Downtown Avalon Park Halloween Event with Trick or Treating!
October 30, 2021 5-9pm
There will be a pumpkin patch, inflatable corn maze, caricature artist, games with prizes, music, food trucks, and MORE!

Wonderworks “The Outta Control Spooktacular Magic Dinner Show”

Wonderworks “The Outta Control Spooktacular Magic Dinner Show”

The long-running magic comedy dinner show will launch its first-ever Halloween-themed “spooktacular” beginning October 1, 2021, with shows running all month long.

Shows will be offered nightly at 6 pm, with additional 8 pm show times on select nights. The show offers guests of all ages a fun way to celebrate the fun fall season.

The show’s new characters, Jack the Trickster and Kevin, will present their frighteningly funny, family-friendly, monster-mashup of magic and comedy with a Halloween flair. During the show, guests will learn the story of the “Haunted Bell and Key.” Objects will move on their own, the lights will flicker, and tables will even levitate inches away from their faces. Despite the spooky nature of the show, it’s very family-friendly and appropriate for all ages.

Zoo Boo Bash

Zoo Boo Bash

Trick or Treat at the Wildest Place in town

Zoo Boo Bash is the perfect way for children and families to safely show off those Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat while enjoying the fun of the Zoo.

The Zoo will have plenty of not-so-scary decorations and activities, including trick-or-treat stations in a designated area to ensure social distancing.

Costumes are encouraged for all guests. All activities are included with Zoo admission;

Annual Pass Holders should note this is a blackout date but special discounted event admission for annual pass holders can be purchased here for $5 per individual named on their valid annual pass card.

Dates: October 23, 24, 30 and 31st

Event time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, last entry to Trick or Treat is at 2:30 pm and the Zoo closes at 4:00 pm.

You will select your visit date and entry time into the event below.

Trunk or Treat Valencia College

Trunk or Treat Valencia College

October 15, 202, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

This year the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce is bringing back our “Trunk or Treat” event! Cars will be lined up in the chamber parking lot with festively decorated trunks to provide a safe place for children to come trick or treat. There will be food, fun, and activities for the children. With candy and treats passed out to the kids and items distributed to parents as well, you don’t want to miss the celebration.

Parking will be free at Valencia College Osceola Campus.

Trunk or Treat Promenade at Sunset Walk

Trunk or Treat Promenade at Sunset Walk

October 30, 2021 4 – 8 PM

2nd Annual Promenade at Sunset Walk Halloween Kids’ Trick-or-Treating / Car & Truck show.

Live music, street performers, over 2 dozen candy locations, 24 unique restaurants and shops.

FREE ADMISSION. Outdoor event. Free parking. All ages. Pet friendly.

Participating show cars & trucks competing for the Top 3 best Halloween-themed decorations.

EXTRA SCARY Halloween Events

For the older kids

Spooky Empire

Spooky Empire

Spooky Empire has quickly become one of the most respected horror event promotions companies in the United States, bringing to life two of the most popular horror conventions in the nation, with fans attending from all over the world.

October’s event, Ultimate Horror Weekend, has grown significantly since its modest start in Fort Lauderdale in 2003. After finding a permanent home in Orlando, FL it has become one of the largest horror conventions in the nation, with more and more fans attending each year. Just when you think the show can’t be topped, Spooky Empire brings it bigger and better the next year! Each show is more monstrous than the last. The name describes it perfectly; it is THE ULTIMATE weekend for horror fans of all ages! Where else can you meet and mingle with your favorite horror movie and TV stars, buy any collectible you can imagine from your choice of over 200 vendors and artists, see new and up and coming films as well as your old favorites, take part in one of the largest Zombie Walks, get tattooed by some of the best artists from around the world, and of course party ‘til your heart’s content…or until you puke…and that doesn’t even list half of the events that go on during this non-stop weekend of horrors.

Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure

This Fall Is Gonna Be Scary Good at Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure

Sept. 3 to Oct. 31

It’s time to start screaming. With fiendish delight. Because you can still get your Universal fright fix this fall. And it’s included with your daytime admission to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. There are two heart-pounding haunted houses in Universal Studios—Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives and Revenge of the Tooth Fairy—so you can get your scream on. You can take your kids trick-or-treating in Islands of Adventure. Plus, you can all dress in costumes to get in the sinister spirit of the season.

A Petrified Forest

A Petrified Forest

select nights, Oct. 1-30

Features three new outdoor scare trails for groups of six or less to venture through the dark, haunted forest filled with terrifying beasts.

On special Total Eclipse Nights – which require a signed waiver for anyone under 18 – monsters can even touch the guests.

Separately, Kid’s Day and Special Needs Nights will also take place for a milder experience.

American Ghost Adventures

American Ghost Adventures in Downtown Orlando

Walking ghost tour investigations in the heart of Downtown Orlando offers a wide variety of year-round paranormal experiences in downtown Orlando, like a haunted pub tour “Spirits with Spirits.”

Tunnel of the Damned

Tunnel of the Damned

The main attraction at the “Orlando Forum of Fear” is the haunted maze, designed and executed by creative horror masterminds Patrick Braillard and Kim Gromoll, both formerly behind many of the most infamous mazes at Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida. The attraction will feature 20 masked actors and will wind 480 linear feet of horrifying madness through the venue.
Tuesday – Sunday 7p-2a
The maze has morphed and you can now experience “Tunnel of the Damned: Apocalypse”.
Dawn arrived on that fateful morning and with it, an explosion. Positioned strategically around the interior of the “mass” the military did indeed follow through with their promise to exterminate everyone left inside. However, instead of leveling the buildings, all the explosions did were tear fresh holes into nightmarish hell of the underworld linked to the once proud city. Everywhere is awash in flames, burnt embers, and a new wave of the undead.
These scorched denizens are now hunting as a collective parasite and will stop at nothing to feed on every living thing they can find. You are being sent back one last time to try and discover if anything or anyone can be salvaged or if the portal should be sealed and New York finally condemned to the hell within its borders.

Nightmare on the Clermont Trails 5K

Nightmare on the Clermont Trails 5K

A Spooktacular 5K Night Run in the spirit of Halloween!  The race starts & finishes at Victory Point.  All new Spook Zones this year will line the out and back course on the South Lake Trail or Lake Hiawatha Preserve

Costumed runners will compete for lots of great prizes!

Journey through Mortem Manor

Journey through Mortem Manor

The Area’s ONLY YEAR-ROUND Haunted House

Journey through Mortem Manor, two floors of an old victorian themed haunted attraction filled with scares, thrills and fun. Featuring live actors, animatronics and state-of-the-art special effects. Mortem Manor is open year-round just outside Orlando!

NAMED ONE OF THE ”Scariest Haunted Houses in America”
Located minutes from Orlando in Old Town, Kissimmee

5770 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, FL, 34746

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