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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!

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

Some trick or treat nearby is nearly every weekend and pumpkin patches in Dallas and Collin County are awesome!!

Now it’s time to think about Halloween events just 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 and so are haunted house for kids! We love attending some of these because not only is it fun and safe but we get some more wear out of our costumes!!

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.

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NTPA Trunk-or-Treat

Dates: October 31, 11am – 4pm

Address: Willow Bend Parking Deck D, Roof Level, Plano TX 75093

A Drive-Through Event hosted by the NTPA – Academy. The trick-or-treating meets carnival extravaganza. Expect Carnival Games, Hot Spot Photo Stops, Vote for the Best Car and Socially Distanced Trick-or-Treating. Tickets are required

Trunk or Treats at Local Churches

October 25, 1pm at Revolution Church, 2705 Virginia Pkwy, McKinney TX. Rockin thru the Decades. Karaoke, candy and prizes for those who sing!

October 24, 5.30pm – 7.30pm, Grace Church, 2005 FM-2170, Allen, TX 75002-8009

October 24, 5pm – 7pm, Chase Oaks Legacy Campus West Parking Lot, 281 Legacy Drive, Plano TX 75023

October 31, 5pm till dark, Grace Presbyterian Church, 4300 W Park Blvd, Plano 75093

Other Local Trunk or Treats

October 31, 10.30 -11.20am, Momleta Trunk or Treat, Willow Bend Neiman Marcus Parking Garage, 2201 Dallas Parkway, Plano 75093

Halloween Preschool Open Gym

Date: October 30, 10 am – 12.15 pm

Where: Metroplex Gymnastics, Allen

Cost: Ages 3 – 5 $12, 2 and under $8 per child

OPEN PLAY FOR AGES 0-5 YEARS. Jump on the trampolines, Explore our tree houses, slide down the slide, jump in the pit, swing on the bars, balance on the beam! We will have trick or treating available at the end of preschool open gym (11:45am-12:15pm). Please provide a bag/bucket for your child to trick or treat with. Costumes are encouraged!

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Photo Credit: American Airlines Center

Drive Boo

Dates: October 2 and October 3, 7pm

Address: American Airlines Center Silver Parking Garage.

Cost: $30 a vehicle for kid friendly version and $40 for all of it which includes the top level with a bit scarier stuff.

Totally non-contact but family friendly Halloween Event in Downtown Dallas the American Airlines Center Silver Parking Garage.

Drive Through Spooky Exhibits with Circus Skills and Halloween Icons and Characters. You can also VIP upgrade to the “top floor” where the scares are more intense and less child-friendly! More info

Spooktober Celebration Weekend at Cathy’s Critters

Date(s): October 23 – 25

Address: Cathy’s Critters

Cost: $8 – $22


Date(s): Starting October 17 – October 31, 2020

Address: Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX 75209

Cost: to be confirmed.

“HALLOWEEKS” – Two weeks of socially distanced, safe and spooky fun for all the family!

Some Weird and Wonderful visitors are hiding in the Frontiers of “FRIGHT” Museum, and they need help to find them! Come join their Safe & Spooky Scavenger “HAUNT” between October 17 -31.

Kids in Costume are FREE. Individually packaged treats as you leave.

Main Event Halloween in Plano

Dates: Saturday, October 31, 12pm – 4pm

Address: 3941 Central Expressway, Plano, TX

They’ll be having Safe Candy Pick-up, a Costume Contest and Giveaways and Fun.

*Ideal for Kiddos with Special Needs*

Dates: October 30, 4pm

Address: Stacy’s Sensory Solutions, 1220 Coit Road, Suite 102
Plano, TX. 75075

Enjoy kid-friendly games, prizes and a chance to wear your Halloween costume if you choose to.

We will have tables set up outside the store. You will move with your child from table to table for games and prizes. There will be one-way walking and social distance to ensure safety.

This is a free event! Parents, they want you to come enjoy it with your child. Anyone who would enjoy carnival-type games for young children is welcome. Note – it is not a drop off event.

Stacy’s has a great range of products for Kids with Special Needs, especially Sensory. The store will be open during this event!
** Special savings for in-store purchases! **

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Photo Credit: Six Flags website

Six Flags over Texas – Halloween Fest “A Spooktacular Celebration of Freaky Frights”

Dates: September 26th until Nov 1.

Address: 2201 E Road to Six Flags St, Arlington, TX 76011

If you visit during the day, you’ll notice HallowFest enhancements throughout the park with spooky photo opportunities, a Trick-or-Treat Trail, and plenty of frighteningly delicious treats!

By Night, all Halloween attractions will be transported outdoors to the wide-open midways with Creepy fog, eerie lighting, larger than life Halloween props and sinister music. This creates the perfect backdrop for nighttime scares and chills; including four hair-raising Halloween zones for guests to experience throughout the park. You can fly through the air at high speeds in total darkness on rides like Titan, New Texas Giant, MR. FREEZE: Reverse Blast, JOKER, SUPERMAN Tower of Power, and Shock Wave; and
Halloween-themed merchandise and scary apparel will be on sale along with everybody’s favorite glow-in-the-dark items.

Please make note of the Costume Policy: Guests 10 Years & Younger

  • May wear a full costume to include masks and full face painting if accompanied by an adult.  Morph suits and bodysuits are not permitted.  

If they are alone or with other same age children, then they must comply with the policy for Guests 13 Years & Older.

  • Costume masks must be immediately removed if instructed to do so by park personnel.

Guests  11 Years & Older may wear costumes with the following provisions, NO EXCEPTIONS:

  • Masks may only cover the mouth and nose.
  • Partial face paint is allowed as long as it does not disguise the facial features (no more than 50% of the face may be painted).

 ALL GUESTS: All costumes must accommodate or include a mask that covers your mouth and nose

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Dates: October 1- October 31, 2020

Address: 100 Great Wolf Dr, Grapevine, TX 76051

Cost: included with a room reservation

The resort provides a treat bag and ghostly goodies along their spooky Trick-or-Treat trail during a Costume parade. They also offer a Spooktacular Story time and a Monster Bash Dance Party at the resort.

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Photo Credit: Gaylord Texan Hotel

Goblins and Giggles at the Gaylord Texan

Dates: September 11 – October 31, 2020

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

Spend a Staycation Weekend at the Gaylord Texan to celebrate their Goblins & Giggles activities, pricing starts at $259.

The package includes a one-night stay, a Hide and Seek Scavenger Hunt booklet and two tickets to Canvas and Pumpkin Decorating. The package excludes resort fee and parking.

Goblins and Giggles offers spooky animal encounters and a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt, pumpkin decorating, ghost stories (live!), an escape room and a trick-or-treat expedition. Most of the activations take place Friday through Sunday.

Guests can also enjoy other themed activities including family-favorite Halloween movie showings on the big screen, interactive trivia, bingo and Bedtime Stories with Morgana the Witch on their in-room television

Don’t forget the Parking fees:

Self-Parking 0-2 hours: $17, 2-4 hours: $19, 4+ hours: $22 and Overnight Parking: $22

Pumpkin Patches Dallas

Family Fun at the Arboretum

Dates: September 19 – November 1.

Address: 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

This year the theme is “The Art of the Pumpkin” – The Pumpkin Village has more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash. Perfect for pics! They also do a week of family fun sticker treating, crafts, and a scavenger hunt maze in the Pecan Grove. Wear your costume and don’t forget your trick-or-treat bag!

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Photo Credit: Legoland Discovery Center, Grapevine, Texas


Dates: October 3 – November 1, 2020

Address: Legoland Discovery Center, Grapevine Mills, 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy, Grapevine, TX 76051

Cost : included with admission (starts at $22 – save $6 to buy online with this link)

Bring your little monsters to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center and get into the Halloween spirit with Brick-Or-Treat.

Don your favorite costume and get ready for some spooky fun with family-friendly activities and costume contests.

Fort Worth Zoo: Boo at the Zoo Drive Thru

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

Address: October 22 – 25, 4.30pm – 7.30pm

For the first time ever, Fort Worth Zoo is inviting guests to drive their own vehicle through the Zoo’s main path (and even several behind-the-scenes areas of some of their most popular animal exhibits) while enjoying music, costumed characters, entertainment, treats, and encounters with wildlife along the way! 

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

Trick R’ Treat Trains in Grapevine

Date: Saturday, October 31, either 1pm or 3pm

Address: 705 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051

Join the Grapevine Vintage Railroad for the Trick ‘r Treat Train! 

Practice your trick-or-treat skills while in costume and enjoy treats. These trains do not travel to the Fort Worth Stockyards.

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Photo Credit: Great Wolf Lodge

Howl-o-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge

This October, experience Great Wolf Lodge like never before!

They’ve transformed the lodge into a weather-proof festive Halloween experience. A magical trick-or-treat trail you ever experienced, games and activities for the whole family, our spooky Howl-o-ween house, and the witch’s lair as we venture deeper into our haunted north woods.

With story- time myths and tales, pumpkin carving and unboolievable characters, Howl-o-ween at Great Wolf Lodge has everything you need to create a magical Halloween for your family.

While you’re not enjoying our festive howl-o-ween event, explore the adventure park or enjoy the perfect 84c temperatures in their indoor water park.

Virtual Haunted Campout – Plano Parks & Rec

Date: October 16 at 6pm

What better way to celebrate Halloween then with a virtual Haunted Campout?

Right from the comfort of your own home join Outdoor Recreation Coordinator, Rachael as she walks you through the craft, painting a pumpkin and building a fort all using Zoom.

A pre-packaged kit of supplies will be provided prior to the event and can be picked up at Oak Point Recreation Center Friday, Oct. 16 from 3-5 p.m., price is per family and includes supply kit and list. A Zoom link will be provided prior to the event. Cost of event is $15.

Lowe’s Drive-through Curbside Trick-or-Treating event!

Register your child today so they don’t miss out on free sweet treats and a kid-sized pumpkin.

They are also offering DIY Take Home kits

Virtual Pumpkin Painting Palooza & Costume Contest

Date: October 31, 2pm

Looking for a fun, safe way to celebrate Halloween? Register for Oak Point Recreation Center’s FREE Pumpkin Painting Palooza & Costume Contest.

Join Sherry on Zoom, as she goes live for fun and games while social distancing practices are still in place.

Grab your pumpkins, paints and come dressed to impress! Prizes will be awarded to three winners for the costume contest.  A Zoom link will be provided prior to the event. Participants will vote on best costume.

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