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Halloween Events for Kids in Dallas and Collin County

Trunk or Treats? October is filled with so many Halloween events for kids!

Have you been able to attend any of the Fall Festivals around North Dallas?

Now it’s time to think about Halloween events just for the kids.

Halloween can be such a fun and exciting time. It’s hard when the actual day falls on a school day. So many churches and places now offer family-friendly and safe events.

Many of these are even free. We love attending some of these because not only is it fun and safe but we get some more wear out of our costumes to check out some of these decorated houses with scary outdoor robotics too!

These options are all places you can take your Kids for Safe Trick-or-Treating or Trunk-or-Treat events!

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Here’s a look at some great Halloween events for kids happening in Dallas Fort Worth, Plano and Collin County

* Disclaimer: Event information is correct at the time of publishing but might be open to change. Please check with the Event Organizer before heading out in the event of any changes.


Trunk or Treats around Plano

Crayola Experience PlanoScreamin’ Green Hauntoween

Dates: September 25 – October 31

Screamin’ Green Hauntoween is back and more colorful than ever!

This event is CHALK-full of spooky happenings:

  • a themed scavenger hunt
  • spook-tastic crafts
  • pumpkin decorating
  • slime classes and more!
  • Plus every week they’ll host trick-or-treating.
  • All this colorful fun is in addition to our 26 hands-on attractions! There is so much to “BOO” you’ll never want to leave.

ALL included with general admission. Kids are welcome to wear costumes. 

Exclusive discounted tickets (Full price $26.99, with this link you pay $20.50)


Trunk or Treats at Local Churches, Schools and other places

October 9, 5pm, 1980 Nantucket Dr, Richardson

October 23, 5pm and 7pm at Chase Oaks Church, 2709 3rd Street, Sachse

October 23, 6pm, Windrose Academy, 1801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano 75075 – ideal for Special Needs Kids!

October 24, 5.30pm – 7pm, First Methodist Sherman, 401 N Elm Street, Sherman

October 24, 4pm – 6pm, Custer Road UMC, 6601 Custer Road, Plano

October 24, 4pm – 6pm, Legacy Church, Plano

October 27, 5pm – 7pm, Eaves Realty Group, 2434 Lillian Miller Parkway, Denton

October 28, 6 pm – 9 pm, Oak Point Department of Public Safety, 100 Naylor Road, Oak Point

October 29, 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm, Bradfield Recreation Center, Garland

October 29, 6 pm – 8 pm, Addison Athletic Club, 3901 Beltway Dr, Addison

October 30, 4 pm – 7 pm, The River Plano Church, 501 Accent Dr, Plano

October 30, 5 pm – 8 pm, 7010 American Way, Dallas

October 30 and 31, One Community Church Plano

October 31, 12pm – 2pm, Christ United Methodist Church, Plano

October 31, 5pm – 6pm, Grace Presbyterian Church, Plano

October 31, 4pm – 6pm, Valley View Fall Block Party, 17601 Marsh Ln, Dallas

Fall Fest with Trunk or Treat & Pumpkin Patch

Date: Sunday, September 26, 12pm – 2pm

Address: Christ United Methodist Church, 3101 Coit Road, Plano.

They will have a whole gambit of fair games, fair themed food trucks, pumpkins, chalk art and more!

FREE event.


Pumpkin Hollow – Little Elm 

Dates: Oct 14 – 16

Address: Little Elm Park, 701 W Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm

They will have a carnival, a light-up pumpkin trail, as well as a haunted trail!

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Children In Fancy Costume Dress Going Trick Or Treating

Fall Festival with Trick or Treating at Frisco Fire Safety Town

Date: Friday, October 22, 6pm – 9pm. 

Address: 8601 Gary Burns Dr, Frisco, TX 75034

Mark your calendars to plan to join in for a fun night of trick-or-treating in their mini-town. The buildings will be decorated and their sponsors will be handing out plenty of sweet treats.  

This is a FREE event, open to the public. Visitors should plan to use the free remote parking and shuttle.

This event will go on rain or shine–they will modify the event should it rain so that all trick-or-treating is done indoors.


Boo on Ballard in Downtown Wylie

Date: October 28th, 6pm – 8pm

Address: 100 N Ballard Ave, Wylie, TX 75098

Cost: FREE

Boo on Ballard In downtown Wylie Texas Trick or Treat for the kids! Go booth to booth picking up tons of candy and goodies for your children. It’s a blast every year.

There will be fun events in the park next to downtown. Good, safe, convenient, community fun!


Animals at Petting Farm Plano TX

Trick or Treat at the Heritage Farmstead

Dates: October 29, 10 am – 12 pm

Address: Heritage Farmstead, 1900 W 15th St, Plano, TX 75075

Cost: $10 per child, $5 per adult


Mall-o-Ween Trick or Treat

When: October 31, 2pm – 5pm

Where: Shops at Willow Bend

Enjoy the following during MALL-O’WEEN:
– 20+ participating retailers handing out FREE candy🍬 (some retailers may even have spooky special offers on this day😉!)
– Social Media Costume Contest
– Face Painters 🎨
– Balloon Artists 🎈
– Halloween / Fall themed selfie stations 🤩
– Spooky music 🎶
…and much more!


Come dressed in your most spooktacular Halloween costume 😈☠️👻 and enjoy MALL-O’WEEN at The Shops at Willow Bend!

No registration required.
Please follow all CDC guidelines. Totally free.


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Trick or Treat the Square – Frisco

When: October 30, 1 pm – 4 pm in Frisco Square

Enjoy carnival games, inflatables, horse wagon rides, spooky treats, and more for the whole family to enjoy!

Free

Trunk or Treat – Express Cheer Frisco

When: October 30, 5pm – 7pm

Where: 9550 John W. Elliott Dr #104, Frisco, TX 75034

Costumes Encouraged. Vendors, Inflatable, Balloon Animals, Food and Candy!

Free


Frights’n Lights Frisco

When: Select Dates until November 6.

Where: Riders Field 7300 Rough Riders Trl, Frisco, TX 75034-9088

Pricing:

General Admission (online) Adult: $19.99, Child: $14.99 (3-11), Children 2 and under are free

Box Office Purchase: Adult: $24.99 , Child: $19.99 (3-11), Children 2 and under are free

What you get:

  • Admission to park to view exhibit of thousands of intricately carved, glowing jack’o lanterns, photo ops and a creepy cast of over-sized lanterns, for all ages.
  • Headless Horseman’s Haunted Hay Maze, Freaky Foam Pit, Jumping’ Jacks Ride, Pumpkin Patch.
  • Carnival Games.
  • Pumpkin Crafts (*purchase of pumpkin required)

Add-ons and upgrades to a VIP experience are also available.

Frights’n Lights Frisco is the USA’s #1 Halloween event, featuring Texas’ largest trick-or-treat trail, thousands of intricately carved jack-o’-lanterns, and a cast of Hollywood’s most iconic spooky stars brought to life by giant lanterns and lights! 

While little ones have fun Trick-Or-Treating, older kids and adults will marvel at our ghoulish gallery of larger-than-life lanterns, featuring spooktacular stars of movies like The Shining, Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Beetlejuice, The Lost Boys, Scream, and more!

Each one of them is DYING to meet you, and pose for that perfect Halloween social media moment


Trick or Treating in the Rail District Frisco

When: October 30, 3 pm – 5 pm

Bring your ghosts and goblins to The Rail District in downtown Frisco for our 3rd Annual Trick or Treating with The Rail District Merchants!

Free


Main Event Entertainment Halloween Bash (indoors)

When: October 31st, 2021, during the brightest daylight hours, 11am to 3pm

Where: Main Event Plano and Frisco

Enjoy games, contests, prizes and candy for the whole family. Don’t forget your costume to get a Free Laser Tag session in our werewolf-free environment.


MALLOWEEN (indoors)

When: October 31, 2021: 3 PM – 6 PM

Where: Music City Mall, Lewisville. 2401 S Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville 75067

Trick or Treat the Mall! Come and Trick or Treat around the Mall (while supplies last) from 3PM-6PM! See costumed characters, candy, arts and crafts, FREE Popcorn and Cotton Candy and FREE Balloons!


Boo-ardwalk at Granite Park

When: Sunday, October 31st from 4pm – 6pm

Head to the Boardwalk at Granite Park in Plano, for a Halloween family-friendly celebration

  • Family friendly costumes encouraged 
  • Trick, Treat and Eat at one of their Waterfront Restaurants 
  • Take a selfie at their fall photo installation 
  • Dance and play games with their DJ Dracula

Howl o Ween
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Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge

Dates: October 1- October 31, 2021

Address: 100 Great Wolf Dr, Grapevine, TX 76051

Cost: included with a room reservation

If just one night of Halloween isn’t enough for you and your little goblins, grab your costumes and join them for Howl-o-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge .

During the month of October, they feature a variety of fa-BOO-lous events and treats to celebrate the spooky season.

Costumes are welcomed and encouraged all month long.

Boo Bingo, Howl o ween Trivia, Grad n go crafts, Howl o ween Yoga Tails, Trick or Treat Trail, UnBookLievable Story Time, Monster Bash Dance Party, Critter Cartoons


Halloween at the Gaylord Texan

Dates: September 10 – October 31

Address: Gaylord Texan, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051

Goblins and Giggles art studio & cookie decorating. Thursdays through Sundays.

Ghost Stories Live – Thursdays through Saturdays $15

Hide & Seek Scavenger Hunt featuring Spookley the Square Pumpkin Daily $11.99

Spookley Meet & Greet – Thursdays – Saturdays FREE

Trick or Treat Expedition – Saturdays 6 pm – 7 pm, complimentary for hotel guests

Spooky Animal Encounters – Saturdays 4 pm – 6 pm FREE

Monster Mash Bash Dance Party – Saturdays 8.15 pm FREE


Pumpkin Patches Dallas

Family Fun at the Arboretum

Dates: September 18 – October 31.

Address: 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

This year, the space is transformed into Bugtopia.

Their signature display will come alive with larger-than-life insect topiaries, fascinatingly bugged-out pumpkin houses, and, of course, a maze for younger visitors.



Boo at the Zoo

Fort Worth Zoo: Boo at the Zoo Drive Thru

Dates: October 29 – 31, 10 am – 5 pm

Address: Fort Worth Zoo, 1989 Colonial Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76110

No tricks here, Boo at the Zoo is back!

Enjoy treat stations, themed entertainment, animal shows and more. This festive daytime event is free with Zoo admission or membership and packed with fun for the whole family. 

Combine your visit with other fun activities for a Day Trip in Fort Worth.


Grapevine Vintage Railroads

Address: 705 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051

October 29, Witches Brew Train 7.20 pm – 9.20 pm, $39 – Adults 21 plus only

October 30, Trick r Treat Trains – $16 per ticket

Come celebrate Halloween and practice your trick ‘r treating skills with a trip back in time on board the Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s Trick ‘R Treat Trains!

These do not travel to the Fort Worth Stockyards.


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Kristen Gonzalez

Monday 23rd of September 2019

Moms out marketing is hosting Trunk or treat at Frisco rail yard, October 20th 1-4pm. This event is benefiting Frisco fastpacs so please donate a can good! Treats, games, food trucks, costume Contests, local vendors.