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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 near me!

Updated. This post contains affiliate links.

Halloween events near me

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.

Do not forget to check out these great local Pumpkin Patches too and places to go Trick or Treating or see decorated neighborhoods for Halloween!

There are some great options for fall fun and Halloween spirit. Even if the weather turns, these are ideal for Indoor places to celebrate Halloween

  • We are lucky to have so many great trunk or treats near me and Halloween events today, so kids can collect candy in their Halloween costumes and enjoy Halloween decorations.

Halloween Events around Plano

Six Flags Fright Fest

Date: September 24 – October 31

Address: Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington

Haunted Houses, Scare Zones, Rides in the Dark.

Recommended for Guests 13 and Over, No Costumes for Guests Over 12.

Cost: Tickets from $59.99


Haunted Shadows Lake Trail

Date: Fridays and Saturdays, September 30 – October 30

Address: Blue Sky Sports Complex, The Colony

Come explore Haunted Shadows Lake Trail! Open every weekend from September 30th – October 31st, this self-guided journey is perfect for those looking for a thrill. With over one mile of trail through the woods and along the shore of Lake Lewisville, you’re sure to get your heart racing.

Tickets are $25.


Frights’n Lights 2022

Halloween Frights n Lights

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, 3 pm, Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, Allen

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

October 21, 9.30 am, McKinney Senior Recreation Center

October 21, 5 pm, Imagine Early Education & Childcare Frisco

October 21, 6.30 pm – 8 pm, Kiddie Academy of Stonebridge, McKinney

October 22, 11 am, Primrose School of Chase Oaks

October 22, 12 pm – 2 pm, Faith Lutheran Church, Flower Mound

October 22, 4 pm – 6 pm, NorthPark Presbyterian Church, Dallas

October 22, 4.30 pm, Canyon Creek Project, 2800 Custer Pkwy, Richardson

October 22, 5.30 pm, It’s a Sensory World, Farmers Branch

October 22, 5 pm – 7 pm, Atonement Lutheran Church, Plano

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

October 22, 6 pm, Cooper Street YMCA, Arlington

October 22, 6.30 pm, Bethany Lakes Park, Allen

October 22, 6.30 pm – 8 pm, Independence High School, Bank Parking Lot

October 23, 4.30 pm, Shawnee Trail Church of Christ, Frisco

October 28, 3.15 pm, Primrose School of Frisco West

October 29, 10 am – 12 pm, Goddard School (Allen-West)

October 29, 11 am – 3 pm, NTPA The Shops at Willow Bend (Parking Lot near Chapel Hill entrance)

October 29, 2 pm – 4 pm, Animal Hospital of Collin County, Allen

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

October 29, 4.30 pm, Concordia Lutheran Church, Garland

October 29, 5 pm, First Denton

October 29, 5 pm, First Lewisville UMC

October 29, 5 pm – 6.30 pm, FBC Allen, C Parking Lot

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

October 29, 5.30 pm, First Christian Church, Denton

October 29, 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm, Plano Family YMCA, 3300 McDermott Rd

October 29, 6 pm – 8 pm, 2500 Community Ave, McKinney

October 29, 6 pm – 9 pm, Cold Springs Animal Hospital, Anna

October 30, 12 pm, Collin County Animal Services, McKinney

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

October 30, 2 pm – 4 pm, Plano Athletic Club

October 30, 3 pm, Pin Oaks Christian Fellowship Anna

October 30, 4 pm – 6 pm, Legacy Church, Plano

October 30, 5 pm, Faithbridge Presbyterian, Frisco

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

October 30, 5 pm – 7 pm, Express Cheer Frisco

October 30, 5 pm – 7 pm, New Liberty Baptist Church, Garland

October 30, 5 pm – 8 pm, FUMC Garland

October 30, 5 pm – 8 pm, Mt Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, Denison

October 30, 5.30 pm, Spring Valley United Methodist Church, Dallas

October 31, 3 pm, Auto Class Direct, Plano

October 31, 5 pm, Wells Fargo Bank, Denton

October 31, 5 pm – 7 pm, Tom Thumb Parking Lot, 8698 Skillman St, Dallas

October 31, 5.30 pm, Grandscape Texas

October 31, 6 pm – 8 pm, Prairie Creek Baptist 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


Spook Alley at the Texas Pool

Dates: October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29

Address: The Texas Pool, Plano

Make this spooky, walk-through attraction party of your family’s Halloween tradition. Visitors of all ages are invited.

Gates open from 8-10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night in October starting on Oct. 7. Admission is $3 per person or $10 per family. All proceeds and donations will support the historic Texas Pool.

Parking is along the street near 901 Springbrook Drive. The entrance will be at the pool’s side gate.


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


Pumpkin Palooza

Date; October 15, 11 am

Address: Corinth Community Park

They will have a full lineup of musical entertainers, multiple amusement park rides, vendors on site, and tasty food options.

All rides and activities are FREE at this event! They will have over 50 food and goods vendors onsite with items available for purchase!


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/


Boo Bash 2022

Date: October 20, 2 pm – 9 pm

Address: Monster Mini Golf Frisco

Bring your little monsters in costume to trick-or-treat on the mini golf course!

For kids under 12, $13 per person


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.


Pumpkin Dunk

Date: October 22, 9 am- 1 pm

Address: Apex Center, McKinney

Meet at the Apex Centre for the annual floating pumpkin patch! Jump in the indoor pool, fetch your pumpkin, then meet at the decorating stations for fun and goodies!

Tickets are $10


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.


Trick or Treat Trail

Date: October 22, 5 pm – 9 pm

Address: 900 Villa Paloma Blvd, Little Elm

It’ll be a scary-good time with a candy trail, boo choo-choo, games, Bubble Bus, movie under the stars and MORE! $3 ticket donation to the Children’s Advocacy Center for North Texas recommended.


Halloween at The Heard **update – sold out**

Date: October 22, 6 pm – 10 pm

Address: The Heard Museum, McKinney

Halloween at the Heard features a safe environment to experience the joy of trick-or-treating along the eerie Dinosaurs Live! Live-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs trail. Families will enjoy an evening full of fun activities including a presentation of the movie Luca on the Heard’s outdoor amphitheater stage.

Cost: Adults $15, ages 3 – 12 $10, 2 and under free.


Trick or Treat Trail

Date: October 23, 3 pm – 6 pm

Address: Towne Lake Park, McKinney

Cost: Free

This free 1.2-mile trail is full of haunting fun for the whole family. The trail is open from 3 – 6 p.m.


Boo Bash

Date: October 27, 4.30 pm – 8 pm

Address: Tom Muehlenbeck Rec Center, Plano

Children ages 12 & younger and their parents are welcome to come and go anytime between 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. The theme this year is Candyland!

Come dressed in costume with your trick or treat bag for a fun night of carnival games and candy!

Free admission. Please bring a canned food item to be donated to a local food bank.


Halloween at the Cove

Date: October 27, 7 pm

Address: The Cove at the Lakefront, Little Elm

There will be a scavenger hunt, costume parade, and more spooky fun.


HalGLOWeen!

Date: October 28, 6 pm – 9 pm

Address: Warren Sports Complex, Frisco

Trick or Treat trail – drive thru event.

Registration required, one per vehicle.

FREE


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.


Halloween Spooktacular

Date: October 29, 10 am – 3 pm

Address: Nebraska Furniture Mart

Spooky activities will include:
Fall Market outside the store
Photos with costume characters!
10-1pm – Marvel’s Spider-man and Captain Marvel
1-3pm – Fan Favorite Princesses
Candy stations and activities throughout the store
Face painting
A kid’s Craft kit sponsored by KitchenAid
And so much more!

Be sure to stop in for a frighteningly fun time!


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!


2022 Harvest Fest & Boo Bash

Date: October 29, 12 pm – 6 pm

Address: Slayter Creek Park, Anna

They’ll have close to 100 vendors including food trucks, craft and goods vendors as well as many community partners who will be passing out candy and treats to all the kiddos. They’ll also have a big Kidz Zone with 10 inflatables, a costume contest for kids 10 and under and live music all day.


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.


Heritage Halloween

Date: October 29, 1 pm – 4 pm

Address: Frisco Heritage Museum

This family-friendly event will feature activities and treats such as:
Goodie bags
Scavenger hunt
Tin type photographer
Ghost stories and fortune teller
Crafts and games
Cost: Free
Age: All ages welcome! There won’t be any jump scares or things that might be frightening for younger kids.
Costumes 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 Spooktacular

Date: October 29, 3 pm – 7 pm

Address: The Star, Frisco

The event kicks off with Trunk or Treat in the Gridiron Parking Lot, followed by music, candy, spooky photo moments, games, and more in The Star District! 


2022 Ghost Town

Date: October 29, 4 pm – 7 pm

Address: Downtown Carrollton

Join in for this FREE spooktacular event filled with scavenger hunting 🔍, trick-or-treating 🍬, carnival games 🎪, and crafts 🎨.
Don’t forget to wear your best costume for a chance to win the costume contest. Contest will take place at 6:30pm. Stick around and enjoy a throwback showing of the classic Casper (1995) 👻 at sunset. 


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!


Halloween in the Park 2022

Date: October 29, 5 pm – 10 pm

Address: Farmers Branch Historical Park

The annual Halloween in the Park returns to the Farmers Branch Historical Park on Saturday, October 29 from 5 until 10 p.m. with the infamous Haunted Hedge opening at sundown.

Admission is free for residents with a “Boo Pass” (available at most city facilities) or $5 for non-residents.

Many activities are available including the Haunted Hedge ($5/person or $8/unlimited). There will be kids activities, stage entertainment, boo-ville, sensory-ville, stage entertainment, concessions, and more. Midway carnival games will range from 25-cents to $1 with money raised benefitting non-profit and community organizations.

Canned good donations benefitting Metrocrest Services will also be accepted at the event.


Fright Night – Parents Night Out

Date: October 29, 6 pm – 10 pm

Address: Texas Dynamix Gymnastics, Plano

Come enjoy 4 hours of fun at the Fright Night PNO. Featuring all the usual fun including themed activities, bounce houses, open gym time, contests, and more! Pizza is included. BUT ALSO- A COSTUME CONTEST WITH PRIZES. COME DRESSED IN YOUR SPOOKY SEASON COSTUME
Ages 4-12, $35 cash or Venmo, $40 card.


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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Trunk or Treat Plano Athletic Club

Date: October 30, 2 pm – 4 pm

Plano Athletic Club


The Boo-ardwalk at Granite Park

Date: October 31, 5 pm – 7 pm

Where: The Boardwalk at Granite Park, Plano

  • Family-friendly costumes are highly encouraged 
  • Take some family Halloween photos at the pumpkin display, then come Trick, Treat, and Eat around the water 
  • Face paint and balloon artist booths will be in attendance for a spooktacular time
  • DJ Dracula will be at The Boo-vilian across the water for a dance and games for the kids

Spooky Science Night

Date: October 30, 5.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Where: Sci Tech Discovery Center, Frisco

Halloween & Día de los Muertos Themed 
STEM Experiments, Activities & Crafts– Fun Prizes, Snacks & Candy Treats —- Individual & Family Costume Contest —- DIY Face Painting & Temporary Tattoos —- Spooky Science Storytelling Inside the Portable Planetarium —
Ticket Information:
$12 Nonmembers |  $5 Members
FREE for Children ages 2 & under
Buy Online at 

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Boo-ardwalk at Granite Park

When: Sunday, October 31st from 5 pm – 7 pm

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: September 30 – October 31, 2022

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


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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 28 – 30, 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 28, Witches Brew Train 7.20 pm – 9.20 pm, $40 – Adults 21 plus only

October 29, 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.

You don't want anyone missing this!

Be sure to tell your friends and family about this.