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Not-so-scary Halloween in Orlando

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This is my favorite time of year. I love taking the kids to the different Halloween activities taking place all over Orlando. Since I now have a teen and an elementary-aged kid, I get to go to both the scary and not-so-scary activities.

If you are looking for the best Halloween events for the younger set then this post is for you.

Not-so-scary Halloween Activities in Orlando

If you have little kids, that doesn’t mean you need to miss out on fun Halloween activities. There are lots of Orlando Halloween events that are perfect for younger kids.

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Halloween Activities in Orlando

Here are some fun Halloween activities taking place in the Orlando area.

Screamin’ Green Hauntoween at Crayola Experience

Screamin Green Hauntoween is back for another year and it is the perfect place to take your colorful characters. Kids will be able to travel through lightly spooky scenes including a vampire laboratory, a pharaoh’s tomb, and visit with the bride of Frankenstein. Kids will also be able to do creepy crawly crafts.

Don’t fret, all of Crayola’s regular attractions will be open as well. You will also be able to add on special Halloween activities such as pumpkin painting and slime making.

Kids are allowed to wear costumes.

Screamin’ Green Hauntoween runs from September 23 – October 31. Note, you don’t need a separate ticket for the event, as it is part of your regular admission to Crayola Experience.

Gatorland’s Ghosts and Goblins

Gatorland’s Ghosts and Goblins is back for a 5th year! Please note that while this activity is family-friendly, some portions could be scary for younger kids.

Walk through Gatorland and see different costumed characters and haunted zones including The Creepy Creature Carnival and Frightful Frontier. Visit Swamp Ghost’s Monster Museum and see different ghosts, goblins, and monsters.

Go for a ride on Gatorlan’s Cryptid Express, participate in animal meet and greets, take in a fun show, and participate in the Children’s Halloween Costume parade. Of course, since Gatorland is the Alligator Capital of the World, you will still be able to see the alligators, attend alligator shows and feed the alligators as well.

Gatorland’s Ghosts and Goblins takes place on weekends from October 14 to October 28 and is included with general admission to the park.

Good to note: Adults are allowed to wear family-friendly costumes as well.

Shop the largest collection of Halloween Costumes at Halloweencostumes.com. Costumes for babies, adults, kids and even pets!

Happy Frights

Creative City Project is putting on another fun walk-through event at Leu Gardens. Happy Frights is for younger kids and features immersive worlds with live characters and trick-or-treating at 8 zones spread throughout the botanical gardens. Some areas along the journey include a neon light maze, a garden of sunflowers, a ghost pirate zone, and more.

Happy Frights takes place Thursday through Sunday from September 29 to October 29 and on October 30 and 31.

Attendees can wear costumes, but they must be family-friendly and masks are not permitted.

Zoo Boo Bash at Central Florida Zoo

Grab the kiddos and head over to the Zoo Boo Bash at the Central Florida Zoo for some not-so-scary fun. The zoo will be decorated for Halloween, and kids can go trick-or-treating throughout the zoo while enjoying all the fun exhibits and interacting with the animals. Guests of all ages are allowed to wear costumes. This is an event that the entire family will enjoy.

The event is held from 9 am to 4 pm on weekends from October 14 to October 29.

Spooktacular at Busch Gardens

Spooktacular is back at Busch Gardens Tampa and is included with park admission. Take the kids to enjoy this not-so-scary Halloween party.

Kids will love entering the world of Kandy a witch-in-training. You can visit with some of Kandy’s friends, go trick or treating (make sure to grab the treat bags when you enter), attend a Halloween storytime with a reading of Room on the Broom, watch a fun and interactive Halloween science show with Professor Pufflemintz, and participate in a Children’s Costume parade.

Spooktacular will take place on weekends in September and October, as well as on October 30 and 31.

Spooktacular is included as part of a regular Busch Garden ticket.

If you have older kids, then you might want to go back at night for Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream.

Brick or Treat at Legoland Florida

Brick or Treat is the perfect not-so-scary event for the littles.

Kids can go brick-or-treating throughout the park with different candy stations spread throughout. Kids will enjoy the 4D Movie: The Great Monster Chase, as well as the different live shows taking place during the event, including the UnbeLEAFable Halloween Night and The Jammin Jacks. There is also a fun dance party held by Lord Vampyre, where kids can show off their ghoulishly groovy moves.

There are meet and greets with Lego characters and an all-new fireworks show as well. There is also lots of fun-themed food that you will definitely want to try.

Brick or Treat takes place on Saturdays in September and weekends in October and is included with regular admission to the park.

Please note: Kids are allowed to wear costumes to the park.

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Orlando Halloween Shows

Take the kids to one of these fun Halloween shows taking place in Orlando.

Ghoulish Grooves

Introduce the kids to big band music with the Central Florida Community Arts Band at Ghoulish Grooves. This is their inaugural Halloween concert and they will be playing frightfully wonderful tunes including songs from Ghostbusters, Thriller, the Addams Family, and more.

This will definitely fall into the treat category!

The performance takes place on October 20 and 21. Tickets are $20.

Symphony Storytime: Spooky Serenades

Join the Orlando Philharmonic for a spooktacular performance as they present Spooky Serenades. The show features the haunting sounds of the brass quintet along with a storyteller. This is a great way to introduce kids to orchestra.

Symphony Storytime is great for kids ages 2-7.

Spooky Serenades take place the weekend of October 21.

Click, Clack, Boo! A Tricky Treat

Bring the kids to the fun family musical, Click, Clack, Boo! A Tricky Treat presented by Orlando Family Stage. It’s Halloween and Buck, Pig, Cow, and Hen want to throw a Halloween party but Farmer Brown is not on board. Join this fun farm crew as they show Farmer Brown that Halloween is lots of fun.

The show takes place on weekends from October 7 through October 29.

Single-Day Halloween Events in Orlando

These fun events are one day only during the Halloween season. So make sure not to miss them or they will be gone until next year!

Boo on Broadway – Kissimmee

You won’t want to miss the biggest block party in Kissimmee. Take the kids to this Kissimmee for a fun evening of safe trick or treating, live music, entertainment, and food and drink specials. Boo on Broadway will be held on October 27 from 6 to 9 pm.

Avalon Park Spooktacular

The Avalon Park Spooktacular is back for another year. There will be trick-or-treating, bounce houses, entertainment, a costume contest, local vendors, and food trucks.

The Spooktacular takes place on October 28 from 5 to 9 pm in downtown Avalon Park.

Shop the largest collection of Halloween Costumes at Halloweencostumes.com. Costumes for babies, adults, kids and even pets!

Trick or Treat Safe Zone at Orange County Regional History Museum

Take the kids to the Orange County Regional History Center for some fun Halloween fun. Kids will be able to make puppets, design spooky face masks, do a scavenger hunt, make mummies, and more. Of course, there will be trick or treating and there will also be fair games such as plinko, mini golf, and (witch) hat toss.

Kids are allowed to come in costume.

The event will take place on October 28 from 10 am to 3 pm.

Graveyard Smash

Spooknona’s Graveyard Smash is taking place the weekend before Halloween at the Lake Nona Town Center. There will be tricks, treats, and even festive beats. Bring the kiddos and join in the fun.

The event will take place on October 29 from 5 to 10 pm.

Sunset Walk Trunk or Treat

Go to Sunset Walk for their 4th annual trunk or treat. There will be plenty of trick-or-treating for the kids with over 2 dozen candy locations. After trick or treating, walk around and see the different show cars and trucks. There will be over 100 of them, and they will also be distributing treats for the kiddos. There will be live music and performances and grab some eats at the various Sunset Walk restaurants and shops.

The event will be held on October 28 from 4 to 8 pm.

The Pub Orlando’s 3rd Annual Family PubKin Fest

Join Butterfly Dreams and Metamorphoses at the Pub Orlando for the 3rd Annual PubKin Fest. There will be games, face painting, a magic show, trick or treating, a kids’ costume contest, a family contest, and much more.

There will be food and drinks available for purchase.

The event costs $15 per family and will be held on October 29 from 12 to 5 pm. Purchase tickets in advance.

Halloween at Old Town

Old Town is calling all ghosts, ghouls, and goblins to join them for some not-so-scary fun on Halloween. There will be trick or treating, entertainment, and the Thriller Dancers. There will also be a costume contest. Please note that masks are not allowed even for kids.

The event will be held from 5 pm to 7 pm on October 31.

Halloween at Crane’s Roost Park

Bring the kids to Crane’s Roost Park for some alternative Halloween fun. Instead of trick or treating door-to-door, kids can trick or treat at local businesses that will be set up in the park. There will be a costume contest, live entertainment, and fun kids’ activities. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The event will be held from 5 to 9 pm on October 31.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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