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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks For Celebrating Halloween

With Halloween falling on a Sunday this year, there are a lot of places hosting events to celebrate Halloween 2021 in the Orlando area.

From family-orientated scares to adults-only thrills, here are our picks for 2021 Halloween events happening in Central Florida this weekend:

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THEME PARKS AND ATTRACTIONS

Busch Gardens Tampa – Howl-O-Scream

October 29-31
Separately ticketed event, from $41.99.
Fear returns to its most immersive form with the return of iconic horror-filled haunted houses to terrify guests, including three new houses.

Busch Gardens Tampa – Sesame Street Trick-or-Treat Candy Trail

October 30-31
Included with regular admission. Kid-friendly.
Kids of all ages can enjoy this Halloween season with an expanded trick-or-treat Candy Trail and festive furry friends at Sesame Street Kids’ Weekends. Trick-or-treat from noon to 3pm.

Gatorland – Gators Ghosts & Goblins 2020

October 30-31
Included with regular admission. 50% ticket discount for Florida Residents. Kid-friendly.
Featuring Gatorland’s famous Social Distancing Skunk Ape, costumed characters, multiple photo opportunities, a Children’s Halloween Costume Parade with treat bags for all kids who participate at 1:30pm, and more.

ICON Park, Orlando – Ghoulishly Glowing Light Show

October 29-30
Free admission and parking. Kid-friendly.
Watch 64,000 LED lights on The Wheel light up the sky as they dance to a sinister soundtrack throughout the nightly 10-minute show at 8pm. There’s a second 10pm show on Fridays and Saturdays. There is also an Oktoberfest celebration happening these days on the front lawn from noon to 10pm with food and beverage for purchase.

LEGOLAND Florida – Brick or Treat

October 30-31
Included with regular admission. Kid-friendly.
Enjoy a trick-or-treat trail, LEGO Halloween characters, shows, and more during regular park hours.

SeaWorld Orlando – Howl-O-Scream

Oct 29-31
Separately ticketed event, from $41.99.
For the first time, SeaWorld Orlando hosts the adults-only Howl-O-Scream event with haunted houses, and more.

SeaWorld Orlando – SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular

October 30-31
Included with regular admission. Kid-friendly.
Enjoy a trick-or-treat trail, a Halloween maze, and more during regular park hours.

Universal Orlando – Halloween Horror Nights 30

October 29-31
Separately ticketed event, from $121.99.
HHN is back and better than ever with haunted houses, scare zones, horror shows, and more. Separately ticketed event.

Walt Disney World – Boo Bash at Magic Kingdom

Separately ticketed event, from $129.
A stripped-down version of past Halloween events, this “After-Hours”
separately ticketed event features character cavalcades, trick-or-treating, and more.

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HAUNTED HOUSES AND MAZES

The Haunted Road in Orlando

October 29-November 1, and November 3-6
This drive-thru attraction takes you through a field of hauntings that takes place outside your car. Everyone is required to sign waivers and the website has a list of warnings for those attending (pregnancy, medical conditions, etc). Also make sure your vehicle is in good condition and the gas tank is full. Tickets start at $30.99 per person; Add on The Barnyard at the end for $79 per vehicle, which includes a haunted barn experience, a market, and food and drink for purchase, or get it free with November bookings.

A Petrified Forest in Altamonte Springs

October 29-30
This haunted attraction features three trails this year. $29.50 for admission to all three trails.

Scream-a-Geddon in Dade City

Open October 29-31
It’s a bit of a drive, but this horror attraction features six scare zones for the price of one. It’s highly rated among horror fans. Tickets start at $43.95 online, add $5 if buying at gate.

Scream n’ Stream in Oviedo

October 29-31
During the 25-minute experience, guests will drive into “Station 5,” a secret research compound that is home to some of the most fearsome creatures on the planet: clowns and zombies. Guests are tasked with delivering a kill switch device to stop the escaped creatures before it is too late. Passengers in the car are armed with laser guns to keep their driver safe as they navigate through the experience. Admission starts at $64 per vehicle (up to 8 people), and a portion of all proceeds will be donated to Second Harvest Food Banks.

Trail of Terror in St. Cloud

October 29-30
From 8pm to 11pm at Peghorn Nature Park, enjoy this haunted trail for $10 per person.

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ADULT HALLOWEEN EVENTS (21+)

Ivanhoe Village: Brew & View: Halloween (1978) at Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company

October 29
Free. Watch a free movie in the parking lot, with food trucks and vendors open starting at 7pm. Bring your own chairs/blankets.

Longwood: All Hallows Eve at Hourglass Brewing

October 30
Free. From 6pm to midnight, enjoy a costume contest with prizes, limited beer tappings, and more.

Orlando: All Hallows Eve Party at Will’s Pub

October 30
Tickets are $15. From 8pm, enjoy music from The Sh-Booms, Mock Orange, and Lapeche, plus drink specials. Costumes welcome.

Orlando: Dia De Los Muertos Halloween Block Party at ICEBAR Orlando

October 31
Tickets are $10 advance/$15 at door. From 8pm-2am, enjoy a DJ, dancers, ice sculptures, sugar skull face painting, giveaways, costume contest, and cocktail specials throughout the night.

Orlando: Halloween in Havana at Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar at Pointe Orlando

October 29-30
Free before 10:30pm; Cover charge and dress code after 10:30pm. For adults 21 and older, there will be a costume contest after midnight with cash and other prizes, plus live DJ, dancing, and more. Opens at 6:30pm for event.

Orlando: FREAK SHOW Horror Film Festival at Epic Theaters at Lee Vista

October 29-31
Tickets start at $10 for individual films; start at $20 for a day pass; or get a weekend pass for $60. Enjoy a weekend of watching independent horror films and shorts, meet the filmmakers, and more.

Orlando: Halloween Costume Party with Doll Porcelana in VAULT 5421

October 30
Free. From 8pm, celebrate Halloween with spooky movies and music, cosplay cage-dancing performances by Doll Porcelana, drink specials, and more. Those in costume receive a special Halloween shot free with your first bar purchase.

Orlando: Killer Carnival at LGBT+ Center Orlando

October 31
From 8-11pm, take a guided tour through an exhibit of side show illusions and vignettes of horror. Tickets are $7 per person and proceeds benefit The Center Orlando.

Oviedo: Halloween Party at Arcade Monsters

October 29-31
Free. Nightly events include costume contest, “dead” DJ, Halloween themed dry-ice drinks and shots, and more.

Thornton Park: TPD 8th Annual Halloween Block Party

October 30
Ticket are $10-$20. From 9pm-2am, enjoy a costume contest with cash prizes, stilt walkers, fire dancers, burlesque dancers, spooky art night market, outside bars, drink specials, and more.

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FAMILY HALLOWEEN EVENTS (All Ages)

Celebration: Halloween Lights on Jeter Bend

October 29-31
Free. From 7-9:30pm, drive through this residential area with all the homes decorated in their Halloween finest

Kissimmee: Boo! On Broadway

October 29
Free. From 6-9pm, enjoy trick-or-treating, a photo booth, food and drink specials at local merchants, and more in downtown Kissimee.

Kissimmee: Trunk or Treat Car Show at Promenade at Sunset Walk

October 30
Free. From 4-8pm, enjoy live music, street performers, over 2 dozen candy locations, 24 unique restaurants and shops, and a car/truck show.

Longwood: All Hallows in Ole Longwood

October 30
Free. The Longwood Historic Society hosts this family-friendly event with trick-or-treating, food trucks, face painting, and more.

Longwood: Trunk or Treat! at Hourglass Brewing

October 30
Free. From 1-4pm, enjoy a kids costume contest, a “Count the Candy Jar” competition, and free pumpkin painting for the little ones.

Orange City: Halloween Block Party

October 30
Free. From 5-8:30pm, enjoy trick-or-treating, kid’s activity zone, live DJ, movie in the park, costume contests, and more.

Orlando: Boardwalk Bowl Kids Halloween Costume Party

October 31
Free. From 1-4pm, the whole family can dress up and the kids can participate in the Brunswick Sync Tournament featuring fun, interactive games such as Angry Birds Bowling and Creature Feature. There will also be a costume contest for the kids, and Halloween drink specials for adults.

Orlando: Halloween Movie at Lake Eola – Beetlejuice

October 30
Free. Starting at 7pm, enjoy this free movie with food and beverages for purchase. Bring your own chairs/blankets.

Winter Garden: The Winter Garden Halloween Experience

October 29-31
Free “frightening” family-friendly festivities will include animated light shows, pop-up street performers, live music, an outdoor movie, a hay maze, fall-themed photo stations, decorations, light displays, a sidewalk sale, and so much more in downtown Winter Garden.

Winter Park: Aloma Bowl Trunk or Treat

October 30
Free. From 1-3pm, the parking lot will be full of cars decked out with decorations, full of tasty treats and lined up for your trick-or-treating pleasure. During the event, guests can participate in the bowling pin painting contest. Supplies are included and the pin is free to take home.

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HALLOWEEN FOOD

Jeremiah’s Italian Ice (All Locations):

BOGO treats to anyone in costume from 5pm to close.

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You should be able to find something in that list that will entertain you and your family! So go and have a safe and fun Halloween.

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About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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