2012 Dates and Times
Guests are invited to dress in costume and join Mickey and friends for a boo-free bash at The Magic Kingdom, featuring parades, storytelling and trick-or-treating throughout the park.. The evening ends with a bewitching fireworks spectacular.
Also see: 13 Ways to get into the Halloween spirit at WDW.
Shamu's Halloween Spooktacular
2012 Dates and Times
A festive fall feeling sweeps through SeaWorld Orlando during a ghoulishly good weekends of trick-or-treating, children's costume parades and kid-friendly spookiness.
It's a fun-filled family spooktacular, included in Sea World's General Admission Price.
A month long celebration where kids can come in costume and trick or treak and participate in a variety of Halloween activities including a costume contest, Pumpkin build and haurnted scavenger hunt.
Fantasy of Flight's 'Haunted Hangar' Walking Tour
October 1 - 31, 2012
One show daily at 1:00 pm. Throughout the month of October, visitors to Central Florida's premier aviation-themed attraction, can view the spooky side of Fantasy of Flight. This creepy tour unravels eerie stories of aviation lore—mysteries from the famous Lost Squadron to Lindbergh’s spectral companions… all guaranteed to add a supernatural gleam to the World’s Greatest Aircraft Collection. Free with Fantasy of Flight General Admission.
It’s a safe, fun, and a not-too-scary event for young and old alike. Kids are invited to bring goodie bags and wear costumes for trick or treat stations, and face painting. Take a haunted hayride, visit the Pumpkin Patch for a fun photo, and learn about the myths and realities of some misunderstood animals.
Take a ride on the train or a tractor drawn hayride at Green Meadows Farm. Everyone picks their own pumpkin from the Patch during the month of October. Call for dates and information 407-846-0770. Visit the Ooky Spooky House which is included with a paid admission - the kid friendly house is open Saturdays and Sundays.
Halloween Horror Nights
Tales of Terror at Universal Orlando is one definitely Orlando's, and quite possibly the world's largest, most terrifying Halloween celebrations. Check their site for ticket packages and specials.
Preview photos of Halloween Horror Nights Past.
A haunted night at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Howl-O-Scream has themed haunted houses, scare zones, shows every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening starting at 7:30 from now till Halloween.
Key West's annual, outrageous, ten day party! The 2012 Fantasy Fest theme is A-Conch-Alypse. This year's Fantasy Fest dates are October 19 - 28, 2012.
13 Films for Halloween
Throughout the month of October, the Enzian Theater will present 13 classic films leading up to Halloween. Check on-line for titles, dates and times for movies. This month's Popcorn Flick in the Park will be Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein on October 11, 2012.
October 11-14, 26, 27, 31, November 1-3, 2012
Live theater performance by the Greater Orlando Actors Theatre. A dramatic on Jack the Ripper by Roger Floyd.
Screamline Haunted Zipline Adventure
October 19, 20, 26 and 27, 2012
Part of it's annual Howling Halloween event at Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida. It's the first haunted zipline around and will take guests flying through the darkness 55' off the ground at speeds up to 25mph, all amid a spooky tale of wild Florida's mysterious past.
Other events include a Haunted Coach Safari and hayrides.
Fantasy of Flight's Night Flight Paranormal Investigation
October 20 and November 3, 2012
Back by popular demand, Fantasy of Flight invites guests to embark on this active, professional paranormal investigation led by Apollo Paranormal Investigations.
Visitors will learn of the world's largest private aircraft collection’s haunted history, explore the unexplained occurrences throughout the halls and hangars of Fantasy of Flight, visit locations where encounters have been recorded and engage in the hands-on use of the tools of the ghost hunting trade. Reservations required.
October 20, 2012
An evening event from 6pm till midnight at the Central Florida Zoo. Are you brave enough? A fright-filled night with adult potions and concoctions, bizarre foods, zombie dancing, dead music by live bands, wicked costume contest, haunted laboratory and ghost train.
October 25, 2012
Enjoy an after work cocktail party on the last Thursday of each month at the Hard Rock Hotel Orlando while listening to some of your favorite rock n' roll performers. The October session includes a Halloween theme and costume contest.
Freakshow Horror Film Festival
October 26 - 28, 2012
Celebrate the art of independent horror at the annual Film Festival will be held at the Hilton Orlando this year.
Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend
October 26 - 28, 2012
A rocking weekend at the Hilton Orlando Resort. The weekend will be packed full of events, kicked off by their annual Zombie Walk, Film Festival, Tattooing, Costume Contest and Live Bands.
Hoooowl for the Arts
October 27, 2012
The Seminole Cultural Arts Council is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Hoooowl for the Arts. Guest ticket includes: gourmet dinner catered by the Willow Tree restaurant, complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, live entertainment, table seating and more.
SAK Comedy Lab
October 31, 2012
Halloween Torture show. Performers put a new spin on the traditional show - watch as they make their way through a sadistic maze of improv games.
Halloween Street Party at Church Street
October 31, 2012
Join the Halloween revelers on Church Street for the biggest costume contest in Orlando. There will be a $3000 cash prize costume contest. Winner take all.
Orlando Brewing's Costume Party
October 31, 2012
Enjoy live music and costume contest. Beer from Orlando Brewing.
Plazaween at Wall Street Plaza
October TBA, 2012
A Saturday evening party weekend Halloween Festival in Downtown Orlando.
Live music and costume contest.
Old Town HalloweenOctober 2012
Family friendly Halloween extravaganza on select nights in October. Featuring haunt-zones, live shows, character meet and greets, trick-or-treat stations, music and more. Admission is free with free parking. 2012 dates are October 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 31.
October 12, 2012
The Lake Mary Museum. Storyteller Country Joe Rosier tells tales by candlelight of things that really go bump in the night.
Not appropriate for children under 5. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for kids up to 18. No admittance after event starts. Reservations are required. Call 407-585-1481.
October 13 & 20, 2012
The Lake Mary Museum. Guides lead visitors on a walk from the museum to the cemetery and back, meeting ghosts and learning about how they became that way. Walks leave museum every 10 minutes starting at 6:30 p.m. Comfortable, closed toe shoes are recommended. Reservations Required. $5 for Adults, $3 for kids to age 18. Call 407-585-1481.
October 13, 2012
A fall themed event that captures Winter Springs small town essence. Free pumpkin painting for the kids and hayrides for the family. Vendors will sell food and drinks, fall themed crafts and gifts will be available for sale. Live country music.
Haunted History Camp-In
October 19, 2012
The Orange County Regional History Center will be a hosting a truly spooky evening of entertainment including a costume contest, storytelling, and fright shop filled with activities.
Haunted Eve at the Pioneer Village
October 20, 2012
A spooky night at the Osceola County Historical Society. Horse wagon ride thru Babb Landing trails in search of the Florida skunk Ape. Free marshmallow roasting around a fire, Bluegrass music and 'ole Florida storytelling. From 6:30pm - 9:00pm. $3 donation per person accepted.
Call to verify details.
October 26, 2012
Stories begin at 6 pm at Leu Gardens. Enjoy being frightened by the Central Florida Storytellers in a dark haunted garden. You never know who is lurking in the woods. Bring a blanket and chairs for this family fun, outdoor event. Not recommended for children under 4 years old. Adults $10, children $5.
Scott's Corn Maze - Mount Dora
Each year a different themed adventure is crafted from the cornstalks - open from the beginning of October through the end of November. Admission charge.
Area Malls are also offering safe, fun Trick-or-Treating this year - call for dates and times.Halloween at Cranes Roost Park
October 31, 2012 from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Halloween at Cranes Roost is a community oriented door to door trick-or-treat alternative for kids, sponsored by the City of Altamonte Springs. The Annual Halloween event features local business sponsoring booths to hand out candy and trinkets to an estimated 15,000 kids. There are costume contests for all ages, inflatable games and live entertainment. No coolers or pets please. Free admission.
October 31, 2012 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First Street & Magnolia Square in Historic Downtown Sanford for children ages 12 and under can Trick or Treat with the Downtown Merchants. There will also be Carnival Games, Prizes & Surprises. Proudly Sponsored by The City of Sanford Recreation Department and sanctioned by the Sanford Police Department. Free admission.
Trick or Treat Safe Zone
October 27, 2012 from 11am - 4 pm
A safe, fun Halloween adventure at the Orange County History Center - with three floors of trick or treating, creepy crafts, and a not-so-scary haunted maze. Children 12 and under welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Free admission.
Kids Trick or Tread on Park Avenue
October 27, 2012 from 10am - 1pm
Children are invited to dress in their costumes and Trick or Treat at the participating merchants on Park Avenue.
Waterford Lakes Town Center
October 31, 2012 from 6 - 8pm
Annual Haunted Halloween themed event for the whole family will include free activities, trick-or-treating, costume contests, prizes and more.
Event will be held at the Waterford Lakes Town Center. Costume contest at 7:15pm. Free admission.
Eolaween Downtown Orlando
October TBA, 2012 from 10:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Family friendly event at Lake Eola Park. Arts & crafts, food, carnival games, entertainment trick or treating and children/pet costume contests.
Lake Nona YMCA
October TBA, 2012 from 5-7pm
2nd Annual Trick-or-Treat Spooktacular free Halloween themed event for the whole family includes kid's activities, trick-or-treating, costume contests and prizes. Costume contest at 6:15pm. Lake Nona YMCA is located at 9055 North Lake Pkwy, Orlando. Free admission.