Now that you have all the fun Fall Festivals to attend, the Best Pumpkin Patches to Visit, some Haunted Houses, and some Fun Halloween Event for Kids, how about the top Plano, Texas neighborhoods to go trick or treating near me?
What time does Trick or Treating (near me) start?
If you’ve moved here from another state or another country, they might have localized agreed times for you to head out and Trick or Treat.
Here in Plano, and in the DFW area we don’t have a set time but can offer you some guidelines for when you’re most likely to get the most doors to open for you and your kids in their Halloween costumes!
Frequently Asked Questions
When does Halloween fall in Plano?
Halloween always falls on October 31 every year, despite the day of the week that it falls.
When is Trick or Treating Near Me 2023?
Start as soon as it’s dark – 6 pm is the normal time at this time of year. Most trick or treaters are back home before 8.30 or 9 pm.
Older kids tend to stay out later but many homeowners will stop opening the door around that time.
What is the Teal Pumpkin Project?
Many local families will also be participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project. Lots of kids have very serious, life-threatening food allergies.
Those kids often either have to give away all of their candy or they don’t go trick-or-treating at all. (Even if the candy doesn’t contain the allergen, the risk of cross-contamination with most candies is very serious.)
To take part, put a teal pumpkin out on your porch to indicate to trick-or-treaters that you have non-food treats available. We have some ideas here.
You can also register your home address (only if you want to do that; many people do not) so people can find the houses in their neighborhoods where it is safe for those children to collect goodies.
And if your kids do need a Teel Pumpkin, check Nextdoor.com for a map of those who register that they are open to Trick or Treaters.
There are some areas around town that go all out and make it so much fun for kids.
Here’s a look at some great places to take kids on Halloween night
Not for Trick or Treating near me, but a fun stop to take in if you want to do a Halloween-themed tour around Plano.
You’ll find various Phantoms positioned around Downtown Plano, which are designed to haunt people shopping or enjoying Downtown.
Stop at Interurban Railway Museum, Fillmore Pub, Haggard Park and Vickery Park
These are also the best Halloween houses to see!
West Plano Halloween House – The “Clark Griswold” of Halloween
6513 Sleepy Spring Dr, Plano, TX 75024
This one was a favorite last year and is back and bigger than before. With a full character program (Michael Myers and Freddie from Nightmare on Elm Street).
More lights, more scenes, plus hanging mummies suspended across the street this year!
Teakwood Ln, Plano
Address: 3204 Teakwood Ln, Plano. Head to the alley around the back.
This Spooky Alley is great fun to drive through and full of Halloween decorations! They have an air cannon that shoots fog rings at you as you enter and kids in their Halloween costumes get candy at the end.
Thank you to local Mom, Amanda Christensen for the heads up!
Compton Drive, Plano
Address: 2300 Compton Drive, Plano, TX 75025.
It is a walk-through display with quite a few animatronics, a custom-built set, and on weekends it will be open for a walk-through experience. The residents will be handing out candy on Halloween as well!
3337 Marsalis Lane, Plano TX
Bryan and Jeanene love to get more theatrical every year with their annual Halloween yard show. Expect more theatre and music with this year’s display.
8633 Kendall Dr, Plano TX
Join Scott and his family as they set up their Annual Halloween yard display for you to enjoy and interact with their fun Skeletons, all set up in fun sequences.
R Avenue near 15th Place – Dark Hour Haunted House
Address: 701 Taylor Dr, Plano, TX 75074.
The Dark Hour Haunted House is easily located off of Interstate 75 in Plano, Texas.
Hours: September 21 – October 31, select dates
Tickets: Price $35 – $60 per visit and experience.
We are short on Haunted Houses in the area, and the Dark Hour Haunted House is a great place to visit. We recommend this for children over 10 years of age.
With live witches, incredible monsters and butchered corpses, this is renowned across North Texas and a huge favorite every year.
Dark Hour Haunted House offers a great haunted walk-through experience and is one of our closest, local haunted houses as well as being one of DFW’s scariest haunted houses.
Newest attraction – Dark Hour Escape.
This event may be too intense for children under 10.
Address: 6661 Federal Hall St, Plano 75023
This year, owner Tony has created a robotic display that, at night looks like CGI or holographic. He invested hours and hours of time in outdoing himself as he does every single year!
The theme this year is “Evil Seeds” – the “baddest” pumpkins in town. He takes his Halloween decorations to the next level every year.
More Haunted Homes around Plano
Burkman Holiday Home, Frisco
Address: 3809 Hazelhurst Drive, Frisco TX
This family also decorates for the Winter holidays, but also provides a great display to enjoy for Halloween. If you head to the street, you’ll see the other neighbors joining in too and they’re so hospitable to Trick or Treaters!
Preston Glen, Frisco
Address: Head to the neighborhood off of Hillcrest and Main. Turn right into Amber Valley Drive.
This neighborhood goes all out with their Halloween decorations. They usually have two small haunted walkways, Halloween music blasting, and adult trick-or-treating with a beer as the treat.
The Top Plano Neighborhoods to Go Trick or Treating
Though this neighborhood is mostly known for the best Christmas lights, some Moms tell us they are prepared for all the trick or treaters as well.
No big street parties that we know of, but a fun and safe place to go trick or treating here.
Other great neighborhoods suggested by Moms!
“Country Place HOA is a safe and nicely decorated neighborhood for trick or treating.”
“Whiffletree by Davis library is the BEST trick or treating area!!! They go all out!!!”
“Castle Hills neighborhood.”
“The Legends in The Colony small subdivision go off Memorial Drive by the community pool.”
Trunk or Treat in Plano
For little ones with shorter attention, a trunk or treat may be the most suitable Halloween celebration.
Trunk or Treat events typically take place in a single parking lot or building and children are invited to dress in costumes and collect candy in an easy-to-navigate and low-stress atmosphere. Sometimes these are hosted at Church parking lots, and they often include a costume contest and wagon ride in addition to sharing candy among the kids.
It’s fun for the whole family as many trunks have fun family-friendly carnival games to play and make for a great Halloween experience.
These types of Trick or Treat events are perfect for children in their Halloween costume under the age of 5 or those who might need additional help navigating the streets during traditional trick-or-treating.
You can find a list of local Trunk or Treat events in our Halloween Events Post.
These are the most mentioned places to trick or treat near me on Halloween night for Plano Moms. Do you have a good neighborhood or area that does it right and fun for kids and really gets into the Halloween spirit?
Tell us all about it and we’ll add it to our list!
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Kids under age 12 should:
- always go trick-or-treating with an adult
- know how to call 911 in case they get lost
- know their home phone number or your cell phone number if you don’t have a landline
Older kids who go out on their own should:
- know their planned route and when they’ll be coming home
- carry a cell phone
- go in a group and stay together
- only go to houses with porch lights on
- stay away from candles and other flames
- know to never go into strangers’ homes or cars
For all kids:
- According to Safe Kids Worldwide, the risk of kids being hit by a car is higher on Halloween than on any other day of the year. So make sure all kids:
- walk on sidewalks on lit streets (never through alleys or across lawns)
- walk from house to house (never run) and always walk facing traffic when walking on roads
- cross the street at crosswalks and never assume that vehicles will stop
- Give kids flashlights with fresh batteries. Kids may also enjoy wearing glow sticks as bracelets or necklaces.
- Limit trick-or-treating to your neighborhood and the homes of people you know.
When kids get home:
- Help them check all treats to make sure they’re sealed. Throw out candy with torn packages or holes in the packages, spoiled items, and any homemade treats that weren’t made by someone you know.
Halloween and trick or treating in Plano Texas are one of the most fun, happiest times of the year for kids. We hope you enjoy the festivities!