Updated:  10/25/19

Every year there are lots of great Halloween events and fall festivals in Orlando.  Everything thing from Halloween Horror Nights to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party to haunted houses to zombie parties to best places to trick or treat and everything in between.  We have created an Orlando Halloween Events Guide that lists all the amazing Halloween events in town broken down by Haunted Houses, Best places to Trick or TreatLocal Orlando Events, Family Friendly Events and Theme Park Events.

If you know of an event that is not listed, please send an email to info@OrlandoFLConnections.com

Best Places to Trick or Treat

  • Avalon Park’s Halloween Spooktacular: This free event invites children and their parents to enjoy an evening of trick-or-treating and Halloween activities. It takes place on Oct. 26 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Avalon Park
  • Baldwin Park:  Orlando – Baldwin Park is by far one of the best places to go trick or treating, if you want the good old fashion door to door activity.  Hundreds of kids and their parents will be in the area and you can always go to downtown Baldwin Park and grab a bite to eat after the kids get tired.  Best times to go are 6p – 8p.  Some houses will still hand out candy until around 9p, but after 9p most people shut off their lights.
  • Central Florida Zoo Boo Bash: On Oct. 28-29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., your family can have a wild Halloween at Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. Besides plenty of trick-or-treat opportunities, the entire family can enjoy activities such as pumpkin-patch photos, a haunted (but not too scary) hayride and animal education shows. Admission to the zoo, which is located about 30 minutes from downtown Orlando, is required. Kids can bring their costumes too!
  • Spooky Hallow:  Sanford – Join the City of Sanford for a frightfully good time at Spooky Hallow.  Trick or Treat with downtown merchants in Historic Downtown Sanford at 1st Street & Magnolia Square.  Monday, 10/31, from 6p – 8p for 12 and under.  Carnival games, prizes and costume contests will add to the fun.  For more information, visit www.SanfordFL.gov.
  • Cranes Roost:  Altamonte – 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 20th annual Halloween event features local businesses sponsoring booths to hand out candy and trinkets to an estimated 15,000 kids.  The event kicks off at 5 p.m. with trick-or-treating around Cranes Roost Lake and live entertainment. The costume contests begin at 6 p.m. with the youngest ages first. Food and beverages are available for purchase throughout the venue.  No coolers, glass or pets are permitted in the park during this event.
  • Waterford Lakes Boo and Brew:  Orlando –Calling superheroesroes and boo’tiful princesses to enjoy complimentary property-wide trick or treating at all retail stores. Also, tickets to the KidX Fall Festival are available for purchase for only $5 and include unlimited access to the hayride, corn maze, bounce houses, kids crafts, and more fall fun! Parents come for free. Children’s tickets are available for purchase at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-boo-n-brew-beer-fest-and-family-fall-festival-tickets-38626941221
  • Indoor Malls- Many of the area indoor malls participate in trick or treating activities for the kids.  Malls this year include, Fashion Square Mall from 4pm – 6pm.  Halloween is quickly approaching and The Florida Mallis inviting all little ghouls, goblins and boo’tiful princesses to come have a spooktacular time at the Kidgits Boo Bash on Monday, October 31st from 5-8pm in Center Court located near the Dining Pavilion. You won’t want to miss all the fun! Boo Bash activities will include giveaways, music, a fun pumpkin patch, crafts, games and more. MadScience will also be here doing fun experiments, Kidgits members can enjoy all the activities and giveaways at no cost (non-members can join for FREE) and also a free gift! If you aren’t a member, you can sign up beforehand at Guest Services, or at the event.  Majority of the stores will be passing out candy or non-food items for a safe and fun trick or treating experience! Please note participating stores will have a sign indicating their participation on the day of the event.  Oviedo Mall, will have trick or treating beginning from 4p – 6p.Head or facial coverings or masks are not allowed on mall property for anyone ages 12 and up. Real, fake or costume weapons of any kind are not allowed by any ages. Risqué or revealing costumes are also not allowed as we are a family friendly mall. Mall Management has the right to determine appropriateness of any and all costumes.  Seminole Towne Center – CALLING ALL PRINCESSES, GHOSTS, AND GOBLINS. JOIN US OCTOBER 31ST AS WE SEARCH HIGH AND LOW FOR THE MOST TASTY TREATS. CHILDREN AGES 2-12 ARE INVITED TO COME TRICK-OR-TREATING AT ALL PARTICIPATING STORES.
    Please note, masks and weapons are not permitted.

Spooky Empire:  October 27 – 29

Rock n Roll, Horror, Halloween, Tattoo and Film Festival all rolled into one monstrous event!! The ultimate convention weekend for fans that enjoy the dark side of comic con!  Go to http://www.spookyempire.com/ for tickets and more information.

Liam Fitzpatrick Halloween Block Party: October 28

For More Information: https://orlandoflconnections.com/liam-fitzpatricks-restaurant-irish-pub-hosts-9th-annual-colonial-town-park-halloween-block-party-saturday-october-28/

Wekiva Island:

This weekend Wekiva Island gets wicked. On Saturday, Wekiva Island will host its annual Halloween Party & Costume Contest. The family-friendly Halloween party & costume contest for kiddos is from 2 – 5 p.m. with trick-or-treating around the island. The contest for adults is from 7 – 10 p.m. with food, live music & pumpkin beers. Best costume will win $1000.  For more information, go to their website.

Haunted Houses

October 6 – November 4 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday Only): Petrified Forest

Prepare yourself! This Halloween, experience the night-time terror of Central Florida’s premier haunted scare trail. Within this Altamonte Springs haunted house, you will find over 85,000 square feet of sheer horror. Best of all, this mega-haunt is located right in the middle of our forest. Opens Oct. 6 with select nights through Nov. 4th


October 17 – October 29 on Select Nights: R Dark and Twisted Past Haunted House

Orlando Halloween

The Orange City Sorosis Club is busy scaring up new victims for our 39th Annual Haunted House! 5 Roads to the End.

Each of our rooms is designed around our theme and our set designers are working on ways to Scare you to Death!! There are so many ways to die and each of our rooms will bring your worst fears to life….. Ever wonder what your last moment will be? Take a tour…five rooms…five roads…all leading to The End….Stay tuned by visiting our Facebook Page for updates.

October  20–21 & 27-29:  Face the Fear



In 1967 a forgotten piece of history in Central Florida took place. A train derailed in the city of Longwood, Florida. Losing its brakes before arriving in the station the train skipped the track, crashing through the station and coming to rest in an open field (which today is the Sun Rail parking area.) Fortunately on that night, no one was hurt, but the passengers on that train were the clown core of the recently closed down Seven Brothers Circus. With no place to go, with no money, they silently moved into an abandoned building near the crash site and began to rebuild their life.  Click here for more information.

October 1 – 31:  Mortem Manor, Kissimmee


Florida’s only year-round haunt features two stories of scares, animatronics and special effects around every corner.

Every Friday & Saturday in October, October 30, October 31: Orlando Haunted Maze

Orlando Halloween

The Orlando Haunted Maze returns again this year for the 2017 haunt season. Chainsaw wielding psychopaths, Demented clowns, Zombies and many more horrors await you both inside and out. No place will be safe to hide. See you all in October…if you dare! Make plans to visit the Orlando Haunted Maze and help out RMHCF at the same time. OHM is open each Friday and Saturday from 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm and Halloween weekend is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 7:00 pm to midnight.  Check out Orlando Haunted House Facebook page for more info and pictures.

October 27 & 28: Halloween Carnival of Screams in Oviedo

The City of Oviedo presents the Carnival of Screams, a three night, Halloween-themed event.

On Thursday, October 26th, tour the scary haunted house from 6pm to 10pm – if you dare.

On Friday, October 27th and Saturday, October 28th, the Carnival of Screams takes place from 5pm to 10pm. For the little ones, the family-friendly haunted house (lights on) occurs from 5pm to 6:15pm. From 6:15pm to 10pm, the traditional haunted house (lights off) will be in full Halloween effect.

The kiddos will enjoy costume contests, carnival games (pay to play), and inflatable games. Food and beverage will be available for purchase on Friday, October 27th and Saturday, October 28th.

Tickets are on sale now! Purchase before October 26th for the best deal ($5 each). Day of event, the ticket price increases to $10 each.

Inflatable games advance tickets are $3 before October 26th. Day of event, the price increases to $5.

Call (407) 971-5575 for additional information.

Join us for a howling good time!


October 21, 22, 27, 28:  City of Ocoee Haunted House

October 31: Apopka Halloween House


One night only: Halloween Night. From dark to dead. Visit your favorite neighborhood haunt and your old favorite ghosts and ghouls. Plus, meet a few new ones. Tell your friends, if you survive. It’s always free.

Be a part of scenes from your favorite nightmares, horror stories and movies, and experience something new each year. Tricks and treats for those brave enough to make it through the cemetery.

***Note: this is a neighborhood haunt. We only welcome respectful (and daring) souls.

Halloween night 6 pm – 10 pm. Previews (drive bys only) the evening of October 30th.

Family Friendly Events

October 4 – Mid December 2017: Scott’s Maze Adventure

Long and Scott Farms

September 30 – October 31, 2017:  Partin Ranch Corn Maze


October 26, 2017:  Sanford Pumpkin Fest

Join the Sanford Art Walk for ‘Pumpkin Fest’ on October 21, 6-9pm at The Historic Sanford Welcome Center

Pumpkin carving contest with cash prizes, a fantastic art exhibit from the Artist League of Orange County, pumpkin painting, and live entertainment!
Submissions for the Art Exhibit open to ALOC members only but the exhibit is open to the public!
Deadline for submission: October 17

Sponsored by  The Historic Sanford Welcome Center and the Ladies 327 Supper Club

Sanford Art Walk Background Information ~
The Sanford Art Walk is a monthly downtown Historic Sanford event, held on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 6-9 PM. Anchored by the Historic Sanford Welcome Center at 230 East First Street, up to a dozen various venues participate in the Art Walk in any given month (venue maps are available at each venue and at the Welcome Center). Come early for the West End/Celery City Craft sponsored Food Truck Bazaar at the corner of 2nd and Palmetto Avenues (5-8 PM). And after the Art Walk, stay late and enjoy dinner or a drink at one of the many fine downtown, historic Sanford businesses.

Sanford brings you the premier “local, downtown, historic, cultural” experience in Central Florida. Incorporated in 1877, Sanford is home to Lake Monroe and the waterfront along the St. John’s River, a bustling downtown historic commercial area with a multitude of local restaurants and bars, and nighttime entertainment throughout downtown and along newly remodeled Sanford Avenue. Sanford is a bustling, vibrant, and safe city where residents live, work, play, raise families, and retire.



October 26, 2017:  Lake Nona Trick or Treat Spooktacular



The Lake Nona YMCA and Nonahood News present the annual Halloween Spooktacular Event! This free, community event features various community vendors, food trucks, live music, games and activities and of course, a costume contest! You do not want to miss out on the Halloween event of the season!

All proceeds from this event benefit the Lake Nona YMCA and Lake Nona Kiwanis Club.

Interested in being a vendor? Click here: http://nonahood.to/spooky17

Interested in being a sponsor? Email: Lward@cfymca.org

October 28, 2017: Town of Windermere Costume Parade and Hayride:

Windermere Parks and Recreation will host their annual Costume Parade and Hayride on Saturday, October 28, from 9:45 am to noon.  The event takes place at Town Hall, and is open to all residents.  The children’s costume parade will begin at 10 am. Children are asked to assemble at 9:45 am.  The festivities include cookies and punch, story time or movie and a hayride.  Children can trick-or-treat with the downtown merchants following the event.

October 28:  Trick or Treat Safe Zone Block Party Hosted by the Orange County Regional History Center


Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Orange County Regional History Center
65 E Central Blvd., Orlando

Young ghouls and goblins enjoy trick or treating throughout the History Center and Orlando Public Library along with creepy crafts, candy, and a scavenger hunt!

• Face painters
• Kids crafts
• Shaved ice treats
• Scavenger hunt
• Trick or treat candy
• Back-to-school pencil cases

Free for families with children ages 12 and under; children must be accompanied by an adult.

October 28, 2017:  Halloween Howl at Rollins College



You and your family are invited to an afternoon filled with ghoulish games, freaky fun, and haunted houses! For the 18th year, Rollins welcomes the local community to this free, safe Halloween extravaganza. Across campus, kids will enjoy haunted houses, trick or treating, arts and crafts activities, carnival games, and a costume contest.

October 28, 2016:  Trunk or Treat in Longwood

Orlando Halloween

This event has a large community turnout and is one of our most popular events for children and their families

Activities Include: 3:00pm-5:30pm- Historic Downtown

*Children’s costume contest
*Trunk-or Treating
*Bounce Houses
*Free candy for the children

Moive: 5:45pm-7:30pm- Longwood Community Building

***Update: directly after the trunk or treat event we will be showing “Halloweentown” starring the late Debbie Reynolds at the Longwood Community Building at 5:45. (FREE of charge)

October 28, 2017:  Trick or Treat on Park Ave in Winter Park

Join us on Park Avenue for some pre-Halloween trick-or-treating from 10a – 12p.

Children in costume are invited to trick-or-treat at participating merchants along Park Avenue in downtown Winter Park.

Orlando halloween
October 31, 2016:  Winter Garden Hallowfest:Trick or Treat along Plant Street with the Downtown Merchants. Features live entertainment, local vendors and family activities! Enjoy a safe night of haunted happenings along downtown Plant Street! If you are interested in becoming a vendor please click here.

Theme Parks / Attractions

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights


Where:  Universal Studios Orlando

When:  Select nights starting in 09/16 – 11/04

Audience:  This event is best for adults and way too scary for children under 16.

Cost:  Separate ticket is needed

How to get Tickets: Universal Halloween Horror Nights website


Mickey’ Not So Scary Halloween Party


Where:  Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom

When:  Select nights starting September 2 – October 31

Audience:  Great event for families and kids of all ages.

Cost:  Special admission ticket costing starting at $72

For More Information:  Visit our Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party page

SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular


Orlando Halloween

Where:  SeaWorld Orlando

When:  Weekends throughout October

Audience:  Families of all ages

Cost:  Cost of entry into SeaWorld (not additional ticket needed)

How to get Tickets:  Purchase normal SeaWorld tickets

For More Information:  Visit our SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular page

Busch Gardens Howl O Scream


Where:  Busch Gardens Tampa

When:  Select dates starting late September through October

Audience:  his event is best for adults and way too scary for children under 16.

Cost:  Separate ticket is needed

For More Information or to purchase tickets:  Visit our Busch Gardens Howl O Scream page

LEGOLAND Brick or Treat


The Halloween party #BuiltForKids returns to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort on select dates in October, featuring a LEGO® lineup of spooky, kooky, brick-tacular activities and extended park hours. Brick or Treat Presented by Shutterfly is included with park admission – no extra ticket required!

Event includes:

  • Trick-or-Treating
  • Themed Fireworks (except Oct. 31)
  • LEGO® Build Activities
  • Exclusive Meet and Greets with LEGO® Vampyre, LEGO® Mummy and other spooky characters
  • New entertainment and more!

For more information or to purchase tickets: Visit the Brick or Treat Website