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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.


Halloween Events around Plano

Fall Fest with Pumpkin Patch

Date: Sunday, September 25, 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.


Frights’n Lights 2022

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Don’t miss Frights’n Lights 2022 at Riders Field in Frisco!

OCTOBER 1 – OCTOBER 31

THE NATION’S #1 FAMILY-FUN FALL FEST!

Frights’n Lights is the Halloween event for all ages that fills the gap between basic pumpkin patches and bloodvand gore haunted houses.

Early-bird tickets go on sale Sept 1st!
Learn more at frightsnlights.com


Trunk or Treats at Local Churches, Schools and other places

October 15, 4 pm – 6 pm, Denia Recreation Center, Denton

October 22, 6pm, Windrose Academy, 1801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano 75075 – ideal for Special Needs Kids!

October 29, 4 pm – 6 pm, Addison Athletic Club

October 29, 5 pm – 8 pm, Pecan Grove Park, Rowlett

October 30, 1 pm – 4 pm, Revolution Church, McKinney

October 30, 5 pm – 6 pm, St Andrews United Methodist Church, Plano


Hall-O-Ween Movie Series

Date: October 5 & 12 & 26, 7.30 pm – 10 pm

Address: Legacy Hall

This event is free to attend, but we highly recommend purchasing a Pumpkin Package [$55] which includes:
👻$20 Hall Pass for dinner or drinks
👻{1} Halloween Candy Bag
👻{2} Spooky Drink Tickets

Don’t forget your pup! The Box Garden at Legacy Hall is now dog-friendly, and you can grab a Puppucino from Whisk & Eggs to keep your fur-friend happy!

HALL-O-WEEN MOVIE SERIES LINEUP:
🎥Oct. 5 – Hocus Pocus
🎥Oct. 12 – Monster House
🎥Oct. 26 – The Addams Family


Pumpkin Hollow – Little Elm 

Dates: Oct 13 – 15

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

Are you ready for a weekend full of spooks and Halloween fun?

Each night will feature an old-school trunk or treat carnival with games and activities for the whole family. Food trucks and other vendors will be on-site. In addition, different attractions, bounce houses, and a train ride will be available for all kids and families with the purchase of a wristband each night.

The Haunted Trail will open at 7 p.m. each night of the event. This trail might be frightening to some as it is scary!

Are you looking for a less spooky trail? The Jack o’Lantern Trail is family-friendly and will be lined with lit pumpkins carved by the community. Want to participate? Pick up a free pumpkin at The Rec at The Lakefront™ the week before Pumpkin Hollow.

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Children In Fancy Costume Dress Going Trick Or Treating

Pumpkin Splash Patch

Date: October 15, 10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Address: Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium, Allen

Come to the Natatorium and pick your pumpkin from the floating pumpkin patch! Swim and choose your pumpkin (small or large) and stay to carve or decorate the pumpkin for Halloween.
Carving and decorating supplies provided. Children age 6 and younger must be accompanied by an adult in the water.
🎃 $8 for small pumpkins
🎃 $15 for medium/large pumpkins


Halloween Harvest

Date: October 15, 4 pm – 8 pm

Address: Denia Recreation Center, Denton

Come out and enjoy an amazing halloween event at Denia Recreation Center! Decorate your vehicle and pass out your favorite candy at the Trunk or treat area. They will have a costume contest, a pumpkin carving contest, and best decorated vehicle contest. Games will be spread out the parking lot for you to enjoy with the spooky halloween playlist.

Must register for a Trunk or Treat parking spot. Spots are limited.

Trunk or Treat will be from 4 – 6 PM

Pumpkin carving contest. Contestants are encouraged to bring your own pumpkins, but some will be for sale at the event.


Halloween Zip After Dark

Date: October 15 & 29, 6 pm – 8.45 pm

Address: Heard Museum, McKinney

The Heard forest can get a little spooky at night, making this new offering perfect for a fun Halloween experience. You’ll climb a 23-ft. tree to the zip platform then soar down the 487 foot zip line. Purchase one ticket ($16 each) for each time you would like to travel down the zip line. Pre-registration is required. Learn more and register here: https://www.heardmuseum.org/


Halloween on the Farm

Date: October 21, 10 am – 12 pm

Address: Heritage Farmstead Musuem, Plano

Fun on the Farm is an interactive program designed for preschoolers and their grown-ups.  Most appropriate for children ages 2 to 5 years old, their programs offer families the opportunity to read a story, make a craft, meet our livestock, enjoy a wagon ride, and have fun on the 4.5 acre farm.

$15 per child, $5 per adult.


FAC Pumpkin Dunk 2022

Date: October 22, 9 am – 12 pm

Address: Frisco Athletic Center

Swim in the FAC Indoor Aquatic Center and “pick” a pumpkin from the floating pumpkin patch! Paint and decorate your pumpkin and take it home to display for the season. Admission for this special event includes one pumpkin per person, pumpkin decorating, swimming, and candy. Tickets are $12.


Howl-O-Ween Carnival

Date: October 22, 10 am – 12 pm

Address: 1300 Wilson St, Denton

FREE FAMILY FUN at the annual Halloween Carnival!

Enjoy free carnival games, goodie bags, face painting, bounce houses, a costume contest and trick-or-treating fun!


Beware! Of the Square

Date: October 22, 4 pm – 9 pm

Address: Downtown Celina & The Square

Calling all ghosts and goblins! Hope to see you all at Beware of the Square. Come dressed in your Halloween best! They will have Halloween-themed fun for the whole family.


Boo on Ballard in Downtown Wylie

Date: October 27, 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.

Don’t miss Wylie Parks and Rec Glow in the Park from 5:30-8:30 pm with a zipline, mechanical bulls, inflatables, and more in Olde City Park.


Fall Festival with Trick or Treating at Frisco Fire Safety Town

– details TBA

Date: Friday, October 28

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.


Family FuntoberFest

Date: October 29 – 30

Address: Frisco Fresh Market

FFM will have KID FESTIVITIES all day long, such as giant games, FUN Foods, Kids Craft area, costume contest and, MORE, MORE, MORE!


Trick or Treat at the Farm

Date: October 29, 10 am – 12.30 pm

Address: Broken Road Farm, Ovilla TX

Come to the farm and get some shopping done from a few glorious makers and small businesses while the kids trick or treat from them and the animals! Find about makers in your community and the small businesses that you should be spending that moolah with. $10 per person, under 3 Free.


2022 Spooktacular Drive-Thru Halloween Event

Date: October 29, 12 pm – 2 pm

Address: Medical City North Hills

This event is free to the community. They will celebrate with socially distanced drive-thru trick-or-treating, costume contest, employee pumpkin decorating contest judging, music, and more. Guests will remain in their vehicles throughout the entire event. Mark your calendar and be sure to don your best outfit!


Trick or Treat the Square

Date: October 29, 1 pm – 4 pm

Address: Frisco Square

Frisco’s favorite free Halloween event, Trick or Treat the Square, is back on Saturday, October 29th! The community is welcome to meet at Frisco Square’s Simpson Plaza from 1–4 PM to enjoy carnival games, inflatables, horse wagon rides, spooky treats, and more for the whole family to enjoy! Costumes are encouraged.


Scare on the Square

Date: October 29, 2 pm – 5 pm

Address: Downtown Rockwall

Join for tons of Trick or Treating during Scare on the Square – Saturday, October 29th! The downtown businesses will open their doors to welcome all your little ghosts and goblins for treats. You and your family won’t want to miss this! 


Halloween Bash in the Pumpkin Patch 2022

Date: October 29, 4 pm – 7 pm

Address: Bedford Public Library

Bedford Parks and Recreation will be taking over the Bedford Library Friends Pumpkin Patch for one night only, in celebration of Halloween.

Featuring:
🎃 Treat Stations
🎃 Games with prizes
🎃 Bounce Houses
🎃 Spooky Market Vendors
🎃 Crafts Tables
🎃 Food Trucks
🎃 Selfie Stations
and more!

Costumes are encouraged! The Bash is free to attend, but don’t forget to bring money for food, shopping, and maybe even a pumpkin from the patch!


Scare on the Square 2022

Date: October 29, 6 pm

Address: Pilot Point Historic Square

Bring your ghouls, goblins, princesses and superheroes to the Square for a safe trick-or-treating event! There will be fun carnival games, activities for all and, of course, CANDY!


Halloween Boo Bash

Date: October 30, 11 am – 2 pm

Address: Cheeky Monkeys Plano

Join for our ooky spooky boo bash this Halloween! Wear your best costumes to take part in the costume contest.

Book in Advance, $21.99 per child, 11-2 PM

11:00 – 12:00 PM: open play,
spooky face painting, creepy slime , crafts, Halloween trail mix, and
goosebumps punch

12 – 12:30 PM Lunch: cheese pizza + juice

12:30 – 1 PM: open play,
spooky face painting, creepy slime , and crafts

1:00 – 1:30 PM: Runway costume strut and costume contest

1:30 – 2:00 PM: Open Play


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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

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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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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.

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