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Things to Do to Celebrate Halloween 2023 in Texas

If you’re in the Halloween spirit, and are itching to go on a spooky adventure with your friends and family, there are countless spooktacular things to do to celebrate Halloween 2023 in Texas: sip on a scary cocktail, watch an eerie film, go to a spooky festival, or all of the above (and more)!

Don’t let the fact that Halloween is on a Tuesday this year get you down either. Carve out time during the week or the weekend before and explore all the things to do to celebrate Halloween 2023 across Texas before spooky season has bowed out for the year.

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Where to Celebrate Halloween 2023 in North Texas 

Dallas

Dallas Zombie Crawl

The Dallas Zombie Crawl (21+) is creeping its way back into town on October 28th, 2023 just in time to kick off the Halloween season with a ghoulish bang, complete with 10+ Texas-size Halloween parties, FREE welcome shots, drink discounts, and FREE nightclub entry.

Join fellow undead enthusiasts as the streets of Austin transform into a hauntingly fun spectacle of costumes and creativity. So, dust off your best zombie attire, practice your undead shuffle, and prepare for an unforgettable evening.

Tickets are $35 and must be purchased online. Check-in is between 6pm and 9pm at Harlowe MXM.

Angelika Film Center

Calling all film enthusiasts for this next one! Hitchcock_tober at Angelika Film Center will be hosting its Hitchcock movie nights on October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th and October 31st, 2023.

Check out the schedule for what showtimes are available and add it to your list of ways to celebrate Halloween in Texas this year! Tickets are $14 and must be purchased online.

Candlelight Concert: Friday the 13th – Favorite Halloween Movie Themes

Immerse yourself in a symphony of iconic Halloween movie soundtracks at Edison’s in Dallas on October 13th and October 14th, 2023! The event will feature iconic tunes like Tubular Bells from The Exorcist, the Prelude from Psycho, and the haunting theme from A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Doors open one hour before the performance begins. Individuals under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. For an even more exclusive experience, consider booking a private concert for your group of 15 or more. Secure your tickets starting at $32 online for an unforgettable evening!

House of Spirits

House of Spirits will be hosting a 21+ Haunted Cocktail Soirée through October 31st, 2023. Tickets start at $60, and you can find the remaining days/timeslots online, so get your tickets while you still can!

You can expect spooky-themed cocktails, interactive and mysterious performances, live magic, tarot readings, live music, as well as a Giant Ouija Board! The pre-show lounge will be open all night and have yummy bites to eat, along with alcoholic beverages, water, and soda for purchase.

Sons of Hermann Hall

Take part in more festivities to celebrate Halloween in Texas this year at the Cucuy Fest, presented by Twenty X Ent. powered by Pizza Patron. This is the first-ever Latin Alternative Fest to hit Dallas and will take place on October 14th, 2023 from 7:30pm to midnight at Sons of Hermann Hall.

Experience a decorated, haunted entrance and photo ops on the first floor, followed by a dance floor and Latin Alternative beats on the second floor. There will also be food, drink, and flash tattoos. Costumes are encouraged. Tickets start at $25 online.

Electric Shuffle Dallas

Spooky Specials will be available all month long beginning October 1, 2023! They get busy, so be sure to make a reservation online. Their Halloween menu will include a Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini, a Blood Orange Margarita, and Spooky Shots (2 for $10).

Dallas Halloween Bar Crawl

The (21+) Dallas Halloween Bar Crawl will feature drink specials on October 27th, 2023 (6 PM to 2 AM), as well as live entertainment, welcome shots, and more! The evening will kick off at Harlowe MXM, with check-in from 6 PM to 9 PM. General admission starts at $30 per person online.

Trick-or-Drink Halloween Bar Crawl

Indulge in a little adult-style trick-or-treating at this Halloween themed bar crawl in Dallas. Your tickets will include free entry into eight different bars and drink specials all-night.

Tickets are available for October 27th, 28th, and 31st, 2023. Check-in will be at HG Sply Co. Costumes are encouraged. Online tickets are $20.

Haunted Dallas Pub Crawl & Ghost Tour

This tour offers multiple dates for you to choose from, with start times either at 7:30pm or 8:15pm, depending on your preference. Led by a guide, the 2.5-hour walking tour winds through the historic district of downtown Dallas and makes stops at four haunted bars. Each one is not only inside a historic building, but they also harbor their own unique ghostly tales. Online tickets are $37.

Haunted Mansion Pop-Up at Stirr Dallas

Discover sinister delights at Stirr Dallas’ Halloween themed pop-up in their Pearl Room!

From October 5th to October 31st, 2023, indulge in spine-chilling cocktails like the O Positive, the Grave Digger, or Witches Brew, plus spooky photo ops, and snacks like the Scream Cheese Fondue. Movie buffs can also catch their favorite seasonal films like Scream and Hocus Pocus, on Tuesdays at 7pm.

Stirr Dallas will also host a Halloween party with a live DJ!

Spooky Cocktails at the Sweet Tooth Hotel

Get ready for a spooktacular time at the Sweet Tooth Hotel, where immersive art meets craft cocktails in the heart of downtown Dallas!

Their new flagship location on Elm Street includes a vibrant neon bar and lounge that’s open year-round, but their latest eerie addition is two new, Halloween-themed cocktails with tricks like smoke bubbles and gummy eyeball garnishes!

Down the Rabbit Hole by the Sweet Tooth Hotel

Take a plunge down the rabbit hole into a fantastical world of art, music, craft cocktails, and countless hidden surprises at the Sweet Tooth Hotel’s extraordinary Halloween Bash!

Costumes are required. General Admission tickets will grant you access to the entire Dreamland exhibit, the Calirosa Cocktail Lounge, and other Halloween surprises.

For those seeking an even more magical experience, VIP tickets offer early access at 8pm, where you can have your portrait captured by TA Visuals within the spellbinding DEIFIED installation. The event will be on October 28, 2023, from 10pm to 1pm.

Dallas Halloween Vendor Market (Free)

Get ready to explore a variety of treats, including products from over 30 local vendors, specialty cocktails, and mouthwatering restaurant offerings right on-site. You’ll discover an array of handcrafted items, unique finds, and even lawn games for some extra entertainment. Plus, it’s family and dog-friendly, making it a fantastic outing for everyone. Parking is also available.

This event is set to cast its spell on October 28th, from 12pm to 5pm at Artpark Trinity Groves.

American Horror Story by Federales

Get ready to immerse yourself in the eerie world of the TV show, American Horror Story, at local restaurant Federales’ Halloween Party. On October 28th, 2023, from 7pm to 9pm, you can indulge in one of their drink packages, draft beers, and a limited buffet.

Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased online.

Candlelight Concert: Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics at the Filter Building

Immerse yourself in a musical experience at the Filter Building on October 20th, 2023 at 6:30 PM or 8:45 PM. The event will feature iconic tunes like Tubular Bells from The Exorcist, Funeral March of a Marionette by Charles Gounod, and Thriller by Michael Jackson.

Doors open 45 minutes before the performance begins. Individuals under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Secure your tickets starting at $43 online for an unforgettable evening.

Witch’s Brew Pop-Up at Devil’s Back Porch

Located on the second floor of Saint Rocco’s Hotel, this Hocus Pocus-themed Halloween spectacle in Texas will feature chilling decor, an ominous ambiance, and themed beverages like the “Witch’s Brew” and “Billy’s Revival.”

The establishment will be open Thursdays through Sundays from October 7th to October 31st, 2023, with special events including a Burlesque Show and a Halloween Costume Contest.

The Rocky Horror Show

Get ready to time warp and embrace the peculiarity of “The Rocky Horror Show.” Directed by Blake Hackler and choreographed by Kelsey Milbourn, this classic will be presented at the Kalita Humphreys Theater September 23rd through October 29th, 2023.

Howl-O-Ween

Join the furry fun at Hall Arts Hotel’s Howl-O-Ween Yappy Hour & Canine Costume Contest on October 26, 2023, from 5pm to 7pm. You and your canine companions are encouraged to come in your spookiest, silliest, or cutest costumes for a costume contest at Ellie’s Terrace. There will also be specialty drinks and bites.

Reservations at Ellie’s Terrace are recommended. Admission is complimentary. There will be $5 valet parking available.

Candlelight Concert: Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics at the Frontier Museum

Immerse yourself in a musical experience at the Frontier of Flight Museum on October 25th and October 26th, 2023. The event will feature iconic tunes like Tubular Bells from The Exorcist, the Prelude from Psycho, and Thriller from Michael Jackson.

Doors open 45 minutes before the performance begins. Individuals under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets start at just $35 and are available for purchase online.

Fort Worth

Halloween Bar Crawl

The 6th Annual Halloween Bar Crawl in Fort Worth will be on both October 27th and October 28th, 2023, from 4pm to midnight. Celebrate Halloween in Texas this year at the Whiskey Garden with custom drink specials, a fun afterparty, and a $1000 costume contest.

This event is hosted by Crawl With Us. Online tickets start at $10.

Halloween Block Party

This event will take place on October 28th, 2023 at 2700 Block of Race Street, hosted by Ostara Coffee Roasters and Wandering Roots Markets. Starting at 4PM, Wandering Roots’ participating vendors will hand out candy to kids in costumes at their booths. There will also be treats like tacos and ice cream! Live music starts at 7 PM and drinks will be available until 10 PM.

Abilene

Boo at the Zoo

Taking place on October 14th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th, 2023, this family-friendly event promises two weeks of excitement and fun-filled activities at the local zoo. Tickets will be $13 at the gate (and $12 online).

The Abilene Zoo will transform into a wonderland, complete with a hay-bale maze, live entertainment, and a cast of not-so-scary creatures. Kids and adults alike can look forward to trick-or-treating, costume contests, and thrilling encounters with some of the zoo’s enchanting animal residents.

Haunted Abilene

Held on October 27th and October 28th, 2023, from 7pm to 10pm, Haunted Abilene will feature a maze of darkness and ghoulish creatures inside the city’s historic Swenson House. Tickets start at $15.

Whether you’re a fearless thrill-seeker or just looking for some spooky fun, this haunted house is the place to be this Halloween season in Texas!

Swenson Boo Bash

On October 21st, 2023, from 7pm to 11pm, the Swensen House will host their annual Boo Bash. This 21+ only event will feature a live DJ, heavy hor d’ourves, alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages, and a costume contest.

Profits will help to continue to maintain the historic Swensen House. Tickets can be purchased online.

Wylie

Boo on Ballard

Boo on Ballard will be a night full of scary-themed entertainment and adventures! This event will take place on October 26th, 2023, in downtown Wylie (6pm to 8pm). Admission is FREE and the festivities will include live music, trick-or-treating, and carnival games.

Halloween Origami

Get ready for an evening of creativity at Wylie’s upcoming Halloween Origami event at the East Dallas Vintage Annex, October 18th, 2023, from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm.

This family-friendly event promises a good time for all ages, where you’ll learn the art of origami and create hauntingly beautiful decorations for the upcoming Halloween season in Texas. Online tickets start at $36.

Plano

Dark Hour Haunted House

See some spine-chilling sights at the Dark Hour Haunted House in Plano from September 22nd through October 31st, 2023. The dates vary, so be sure to visit their website for more information!

Parking is FREE and tickets are available for purchase online. In true Texas fashion, this Halloween haunted house will be an immersive, expanded experience with frightening scares that feature a coven of 13 witches!

Kids Halloween Canvas Paint Event

Held on October 21st, 2023, from 2pm to 4pm, young artists can unleash their creativity on canvases and bring their favorite Halloween characters to life at the Urgent Care of Texas (3909 W. Parker Rd, #104). With paint, brushes, and a dash of imagination, kids will craft their own boo-tiful masterpieces while enjoying the company of fellow budding artists.

Pre-sale tickets are $20 and regular tickets will be $25. Tickets must be purchased online.

A woman with an elaborate witch costume on and a painted face

Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center

To continue the Texas Halloween adventures, Boo Bash will take place at the Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center on October 26th, 2023, from 4:30pm to 8:30pm. This event is FREE, but a canned good donation in support of your local food bank is encouraged.

The age limit is children 12 years and under, along with their parents. Put on your favorite Halloween costume and celebrate Halloween this year with ‘lots of candy & carnival games!

Legacy Hall

For all of the movie geeks out there, the Hall-o-ween movie series at Legacy Hall will feature Halloween films like Ghostbusters every Wednesday beginning at 7:30pm. Early arrival is recommended. You can visit their website to see the complete schedule.

Admission is FREE and be sure to grab a bite to eat and some booze from their limited-time spooky cocktail menu. The Box Garden (which is an outdoor venue with a 24-foot movie screen) is also pet-friendly, so bring your furry friends along to celebrate Halloween in Texas!

Spread of food on a wood table

Rest in Plano

This a FREE, family-friendly Halloween event will take place on October 28th, 2023, from 5pm to 10:30pm in downtown Plano.

You’ll explore eerie experiences along 15th Street, including spectacularly spooky photo ops, creepy characters, thrilling performances, and live music on the McCall Plaza Stage. Your favorite fall festival foods will also be available for purchase!

Forney

Zombie Safari Dallas

If you’re into outdoor activities, Zombie Safari could be just what you’re looking for! On Fridays and Saturdays in October (plus, Sunday, October 8th), enjoy a spin on paintball where you can wreak havoc on zombies atop everything from a bus to military-grade vehicles!

Online tickets are $24.95 (plus fees) per ride, including 250 rounds, along with an option to buy a simple ride-along ticket for $9.95. Tickets are also available at the door, but you are only guaranteed a spot if you purchase online! Hurry before their sold out!

Frisco

IKEA Spooky Scavenger Hunt

On October 14th & 15th, 2023, the city is hosting a FREE, family-friendly scavenger hunt at the IKEA Frisco Store from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. You will follow clues, solve puzzles, and embark on a mysterious journey while dressed in your favorite Halloween costume.

Halloween Par-Tee

Unleash your inner monster and celebrate Halloween in style at PGA Frisco on October 28th, 2023, from 6pm to 9pm.

8th Annual Haunted Halloween Party at City Works

Frisco’s premier sports bar, City Works, will be hosting their 8th annual Haunted Halloween Part on October 28th, 2023, from 10pm to 2am.

You can expect a costume contest and a playlist that will keep you dancing all night long! Come in your best costume or simply wear all black!

The restaurant will be offering discounted bottles, specialty drinks, and a nighttime menu. Tickets can be purchased online.

The Colony

Grandscape

  • Release your inner child at the 3rd Halloween Spirits Walk on October 19th, 2023, from 6pm to 9pm. Online tickets are $25 and will include adult trick-or-treating with 10+ cocktail samples. There will also be live music, a vendor market, and photo ops! Plus, parking is FREE. Spooky season is in full effect!
  • Munch on all the tasty Halloween candy and goodies (while supplies last) at the Spooktacular Trick-Or-Treat event on October 31st, 2023, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Admission is FREE and the festivities will include trick-or-treating, palm reading, and face painting.

Halloween at the Truck Yard

Get ready for a spooktacular time at the Truck Yard’s upcoming Halloween event on October 28th, 2023. The event will feature a Family Costume Contest at 4pm, a Dog Costume Contest at 6pm, and a regular costume contest at 9pm. Themed drinks and candy for the kiddos will be available all day!

Competitors are asked to register one hour prior to the contest and check-in 30 minutes before making your debut. Limited spots are available.

Lava Cantina’s Halloween Bash

Get ready to rock this Halloween at Lava Cantina’s 18+ Halloween Bash on October 28th, 2023, from 11pm to 2am! This electrifying event promises a thrilling night of music, costumes, and cult classic cinema. Whether you’re a fan of Tim Curry’s iconic performance as Dr. Frank-N-Furter or simply looking for a night of frightful fun, this is the place to be.

Online tickets are $5.

DJ Spinderella’s Boo Bash ft. Twista & Paul Wall

This event on October 29th, 2023 will feature a star-studded lineup, with the lightning-fast lyrical skills of Twista and the Southern charm of Paul Wall taking the stage.

DJ Spinderella will also be performing, a Grammy Award winning DJ, producer, writer, and rapper and former member of the rap group Salt-N-Peppa. This event promises to be a night of hip-hop, horror, and unforgettable entertainment.

Online tickets are $20. Seats are first-come, first-served and doors will open at 4pm with performances beginning at 6pm.

Little Elm

Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience

The Harry Potter Forbidden Forest Experience is a magical journey that offers fans of the globally-acclaimed series the unforgettable opportunity to explore the mystical Forbidden Forest.

This jaw-dropping experience includes a path through a forest filled with enchanting installations of famous creatures from the Harry Potter series. As you make your way through, you’ll encounter realistic props and characters, like the majestic Hippogriff, the terrifying Aragog, and the mysterious Thestrals. Tickets can be purchased online here.

Waxahachie

Screams Halloween Theme Park

The adrenaline junkies will enjoy this next one. The Screams Halloween Theme Park in Waxahachie, Texas will be running from September 29th through October 28th, 2023 on Friday and Saturday nights from 7pm to 1am!

Your tickets must be purchased online (Friday tickets are $42 and Saturdays are $52). Activities will include five haunted houses, aerial performances, plus plenty of themed cocktails and food!

Masks are not allowed. This amusement park is recommended for kids 13 and over due to the intensity of some scares. 

Global High School Fall Festival

This Halloween event will take place on October 28th, 2023, from 4pm to 7pm, at Waxahachie Global High. It will not only feature a local car show, but also a delightful Trunk or Treat extravaganza. Plus, fall activities will be available.

Car enthusiasts can showcase their prized vehicles in all their glory for a $25 donation to the high school prom fund, while families can enjoy a fun, safe, and FREE Trunk or Treat experience.

It’s an event that combines the love of cars with the spirit of Halloween, making it a must-attend celebration for all ages!

Man in a Halloween mask

Arlington

Bull-O-Ween

This event will occur on October 14th, 2023 at the Esports Stadium Arlington & Expo Center in support of the Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue.

Visitors are welcome to bring their vaccinated, well behaved, leashed dogs and enjoy costume contests, a silent auction, and more!

Tickets must be purchased online and be sure to bring your receipt with you!

Dead Will Live! Halloween Party

This upcoming 21+ Halloween event at Texas Live! will take place on October 28th, 2023, and it promises to be a wickedly good time!

There will be a costume contest with $5,000 in cash prizes, plus themed cocktails and live music that are sure to bring out the most creative and terrifying characters.

Online tickets begin at $30. Doors open at 8pm.

Halloween Spooktacular Flower Class

This event will be held on October 13th, 2023, from 7pm to 9pm at Odd Leaf Apothecary. You’ll learn to create hauntingly beautiful floral arrangements inspired by the season.

Whether you’re a seasoned florist or a budding enthusiast, their skilled instructors will guide you through crafting eerie, yet elegant centerpieces that will elevate your Halloween decor. Tickets can be purchased online.

Pumpkin Nights

Step into a world of enchantment at Pumpkin Nights in Arlington! From September 21st to October 30th, 2023, Howell Farms transforms into a magical pumpkin wonderland crafted by a team of dedicated pumpkin artists.

Witness a magnificent 40-foot long dragon, a ghostly pirate ship, and an undersea wonderland which were meticulously crafted using over 7,500 hand-carved real and synthetic pumpkins. It is advised that you stay until the sun sets for the best experience.

Entry tickets are available for purchase online. However, parking costs $10 per car and is payable in cash or card.

Go Ape Arlington – Frights at Height

If you’re looking for a thrilling way to celebrate Halloween 2023 in Texas, Go Ape Arlington will be hosting their Frights at Height seasonal experience after dark through the end of October. Tackle their zipline and ropes course accompanied by creepy scare actors and animatronics. Be sure to book online in advance. This experience is recommended for those 10 years of age and older.

You can also opt to tackle the course without the scares or come out for the twilight experience.

CarnEvil Haunted Car Wash

Get ready for a hair-raising adventure this October at the CarnEvil Volume II Haunted Car Wash! Experience ghastly carnival characters, sinister clowns, and spooky circus acts at this nightmarish car wash for just $20 per vehicle.

Tickets can be purchased in advance or on-site. The event will be held every Friday and Saturday in October, from 7pm to 10pm at Cooper Street in Arlington.

Mineral Wells

Texas ScareGrounds Fort Wolters Edition

Get ready for a spine-tingling adventure this Halloween at Texas ScareGrounds, with four spine-chilling attractions all in one place! They’re open every weekend this October from 7pm to midnight, and on Halloween from 7pm to 10pm.

During this unique, interactive haunted house experience, you’ll have to fight your way out! And here’s the kicker – they’ve built this haunted attraction in a genuinely haunted building!

Admission is just $25 per person when you bring in one canned good. Donations will go to the Center of Life Food Bank, so your scare will count for a good cause. Otherwise, admission is $30 and tickets can be purchased online. Simply show your proof of purchase.

McKinney

Craig Ranch Halloween Carnival

This year, the Craig Ranch Halloween Carnival will take place on October 14th, 2023, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Millie Cooper Park. Come dressed up in your Halloween costume and don’t forget a bag or pillowcase to collect your candy!

There will also be fun activities for the whole family to enjoy! Each registered resident will receive a ticket for one cotton candy, one popcorn, and one snow cone, courtesy of the Craig Ranch Community Association. You must have an Eventbrite ticket for each person in your group.

Halloween at the Heard – SOLD OUT

On October 14th, 2023, from 6 PM to 10 PM, this event at the Heard Natural Science Museum will feature a safe place to experience the joy of trick-or-treating alongside the eerie Dinosaurs Live and Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaur Trail.

The evening will be full of fun activities, including a movie at the Heard Museum’s outdoor amphitheater. Tickets can be purchased online. Adult tickets are $15 and children’s (ages 3-12) are $10.

Grapevine

Nightmare on Main Street at Harvest Hall

Harvest Hall will host a Halloween pop-up, Nightmare on Main Street, from September 29th to October 31st, 2023 at Third Rail. Expect daunting decor, live music, and exciting activities like Scary-oke and Terrifying Trivia, plus themed drinks like the Poison Apple and Zombie’s Dream Margarita.

The Cosmic Howl at Meow Wolf

Prepare for a plethora of eerie surprises and delightful horrors at Grapevine’s newest attraction, Meow Wolf. The event will feature Trick-or-Treat exhibits, pumpkin paintings, cosplay nights, and a myriad of otherworldly experiences, including special ticketed events.

These exhibits and events will last from October 13th to October 31st, 2023. Tickets can be purchased online.

Celina

Beware! of the Square

On October 28th, 2023 (4 PM to 9 PM), downtown Celina, AKA the Halloween Capital of North Texas, will transform into the most spooktacular event of the year! With trick-or-treating, a haunted house, escape rooms, a free kids zone, pumpkin painting, and over 60 market vendors, there is something for Halloween enthusiasts of all ages!

Drawing thousands of zombies, jedis, and princesses to Celina’s downtown square each year, this event offers the perfect mix of spooky and sweet treats!

Pilot Point

Scare on the Square

Taking place on October 28th, 2023 (5pm to 8pm), bring your ghouls, goblins, princesses and superheroes to Pilot Point Main Street! The downtown merchants will be handing out candy and there will be fun for all!

There will be a screening of a family-friendly film and costume contests! You can also join the Garage Door Theater for a Haunted Tour of the Opera House from 5 PM to 7 PM! The tour cost will be $5 and will benefit the Community Opera House.

Denton

Cirque du Horror

With showtimes on October 27th through October 29th, 2023, this event promises a collection of bone-chilling poems, spine-tingling short stories, and spooky songs guaranteed to have you jumping from your chair with fright and splitting your sides with laughter. Tickets have officially dropped and can be purchased online.

Cleveland

Haunted Drive – The Deadliest Drive You’ll Ever Take

The Haunted Drive is a frightful, 1.5-mile-long drive thru, haunted house experience with a terrific blend of horror and suspense under the cover of darkness.

Haunted Drive opens September 30th, 2023, and will occur on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until October 29th, 2023. Price is $35 per car and $45 per truck. Tickets can be purchased online.

Forest of Fear Drive

The Forest of Fear Drive is another spooky, drive thru experience in Cleveland with real scare actors and animatronics on 10 acres. You’ll drive along a path of towering trees, measuring a third-of-a-mile under a dark night sky.

Admission is $25 per vehicle. Forest of Fear Drive will take place on Fridays and Saturdays from October 6th through October 28th, 2023. Sundays during October will be kid-friendly, meaning no scare actors.

Price is $25 per vehicle on Fridays and Saturdays. Then, $15 on kid-friendly Sundays. See their website for payment options and opening/closing times.

Mansfield

Haunt the Block Meets Christmas

The City of Mansfield will host a captivating costume contest on October 19th, 2023, from 5pm to 8pm. Local downtown businesses will also host additional costume contests. And let’s not forget about the abundance of candy that will be available! Bring your children to this extraordinary, secure, and thrilling event!

Irving

“Spooky Mickey” Cake Workshop

Led by the renowned Master Baker, Henderson Gonzalez, you’ll learn step-by-step how to create the most eye-catching “Spooky Mickey” cake for your next Halloween party. At the same time, you’ll learn other techniques such as using an airbrush, applying fondant, creating patterns, and more that you can apply to your sweet creations!

Tickets can be purchased online for $80. The class will take place at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas on October 28th, 2023, from 9am to 12:30pm.

Where to Celebrate Halloween 2023 in Central Texas

Austin 

Nightmare on Gibson Street

Celebrate Halloween 2023 in Texas with a little bit of booze to start the evening at Gibson Street Bar!

Nightmare on Gibson Street will be running through the month of October and will feature live music from DJs on Fridays and Saturdays. A few of the spooky cocktails you can look forward to include creations like the Toxic Avenger and Totally Killer.

Don’t forget to snap a photo with the iconic skull out front!

DuMont’s Down Low

Tucked away in the Warehouse District is the Haunted Basement Whiskey Bar, perfect for the spooky vibes of October! More information about the DuMont’s Dollhouse will be coming soon! Check their Instagram for updates.

Electric Shuffle Austin

Spooky Specials will be available all month long beginning October 1st, 2023! They get busy, so be sure to make a reservation online. Their Halloween menu will include a Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini, a Blood Orange Margarita, and Spooky Shots (2 for $10).

Austin Zombie Crawl

The Austin Zombie Crawl (21+) is creeping its way back into town on October 28th, 2023 just in time to kick off the Halloween season in Texas with a ghoulish bang, complete with 10+ Halloween parties, FREE welcome shots, drink discounts, and FREE nightclub entry.

Join fellow undead enthusiasts as the streets of Austin transform into a hauntingly fun spectacle of costumes and creativity. So, dust off your best zombie attire, practice your undead shuffle, and prepare for an unforgettable evening.

Online tickets are $35. Check-in is between 6pm and 9pm at the Blind Pig Pub.

Spooky Silent Disco Party at the Belmont

Get ready to boogie down at the Belmont’s (21+) Spooky Silent Disco Party from 10pm to 2am on October 27th, 2023. This unique experience will have you donning your spookiest costumes while dancing the night away to spine-tingling beats through wireless headphones. There will be three different DJs you can tune into, each one playing a different genre of music. Change it up or stick to one the entire night.

Online tickets are $20 while tickets at the door will be $25.

Freaky Deaky Halloween Festival

This upcoming, two-day (18+) Halloween event will take place October 28th & 29th, 2023 at the Travis County Exposition Center. You can expect dozens of world-renowned electronic artists from a variety of genres, plus lots of dancing and amazing costumes.

For your convenience, there will also be food vendors, an on-site general store, bars, and water refill stations.

Tickets must be purchased online. Be sure to read and follow all of the event and venue guidelines to ensure you’re granted entry.

Pumpkin Nights

Step into a world of enchantment at Pumpkin Nights in Austin! From September 21st to October 30th, 2023, Pioneer Farms transforms into a magical pumpkin wonderland crafted by a team of dedicated pumpkin artists.

Witness a magnificent 40-foot long dragon, a ghostly pirate ship, and an undersea wonderland which were meticulously crafted using over 7,500 hand-carved real and synthetic pumpkins. It is advised that you stay until the sun sets for the best experience.

Entry tickets are available for purchase online. However, parking costs $10 per car and is payable in cash or card.

The Haunted Tavern: A Dark Pop-Up Cocktail Experience

At the Charles Johnson House (404 Atlanta Street), guests are in for an unforgettable 1.5-hour journey at the Dark Pop-Up Cocktail Experience. Online tickets are $55 and include 4 signature cocktails and live entertainment. Select your dates and times in the ticket selector to secure your spot.

Candlelight Concert: Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics at St. David’s Episcopal Church

Immerse yourself in a symphony of sounds in the Historic Sanctuary at St. David’s Episcopal Church on October 20th, 2023! The event will feature iconic tunes like Tubular Bells from The Exorcist, the Prelude from Psycho, and the haunting theme from A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Doors open one hour before the performance begins. Individuals under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Online tickets start at $40.

Austin Halloween Bar Crawl

On October 27th, 2023, from 6 PM to 2 AM, the Austin Halloween Bar Crawl will kick off with check-in between 6 PM and 9 PM at the Blind Pig Pub. You can expect live entertainment, welcome shots, and encounters with over 300 fellow ghouls and ghosts. Secure your spot by purchasing your tickets online for just $30.

Austin’s Largest Halloween Extravaganza on West 6th Street

This unique Halloween costume party will feature music from three different live DJs in the open-air courtyard at the Belmont on October 27th, 2023 (10 PM to 2 AM). Secure your spot on the dance floor by purchasing tickets online for just $20.

Trick-or-Drink Halloween Bar Crawl

From October 27th to October 31st, 2023, guests can enjoy drinks from eight of Austin’s best bars for FREE. Registration will take place at the Kung Fu Saloon. Costumes are encouraged. Secure your ticket online for just $20.

Lefty’s Shop Of Horrors

Get ready for an unforgettable Halloween experience at Lefty’s Brick Bar. Through Halloween night, there will be five, distinctly spooky, Instagram-worthy spaces with eerie decor and themed cocktails.

The drink menu will include creations like the “Morgue-Arita” and the “Graveyard Guzzler.” There will also be different weekly events like tarot card readings, Scene Kid Thursdays, a Scream Queen Drag Show hosted by Louisiana Purchase, Halloween Drag Bingo, and even a “Howl-O-Ween” dog costume party benefiting Austin Bulldog Rescue.