Halloween is almost a two month celebration in Orlando and is a week-long celebration as Halloween Night approaches on October 31st.
Halloween in Orlando
With Halloween events and parties for children taking place at parks and shopping malls in Orlando and at nightclubs and bars for adults, this is our Halloween Guide for the Best Halloween Events and Parties in Orlando in 2015.
Halloween at Orlando Theme Parks
The Magic Kingdom kicks off the Halloween Season in September with it’s Halloween Party of trick-or-treating, parade, and fireworks. A few weeks later, Universal Studios begins hosting the premier Halloween Event for thrill-seekers of Haunted Houses with it’s Halloween Horror Nights Event. Beginning in October, SeaWorld celebrates Halloween every weekend with it’s Halloween Spooktacular event that is highlighted by a Sesame Street show with Count Von Count and Elmo.
Halloween Pumpkin Patches
After the first week in October, Pumpkin Patches start showing up around Orlando. Our favorite picks are the St John Lutheran Church in Winter Park and the Green Meadows Petting Farm that you can find out more about here.
Orlando Haunted Houses
What would Halloween be without a neighborhood Haunted House? There are a couple of Haunted Houses to choose from, one being in Ocoee here and another over in the tourist areas in Kissimmee at Old Town that you can read about here.
There are several Halloween events for kids on the Saturday before Halloween including events in Winter Park during the day that you can read about here and the Halloween Spooktoberfest and Costume Contest in Casselberry at night that is sponsored by the Orlando Sentinel. The History Center in Downtown Orlando has a great event called the Trick or Treat Safe Zone where kids can dress up in their Halloween costumes and trick or treat around the History Center at the free event where you can also tour the museum. The event runs from 1pm until 4 pm.
Downtown Orlando on Saturday
The Saturday night before Halloween is the big night of the week to dress up in your Halloween costume and head out to Orlando’s nightclubs and bars. Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando will be closed off for Halloween Party revelers.
International Drive and Millenia on Saturday
Downtown Orlando on Halloween Night
On Halloween Night, October 31st, Wall Street in Downtown Orlando will keep the party going and the Church Street Bars will be giving away $3,000 in cash in their annual Halloween Costume contest.
Click here to read our guide for Halloween events for adults in Orlando for more information.
Halloween Night for Children
With the theme parks typically selling out their nights for Halloween night, children will go door-to-door for trick or treating around Orlando neighborhoods for candy.
For a safer Halloween event, Altamonte Springs has a huge trick-or-treating event that you can find out about here. In addition, several shopping malls will be holding trick-or-treat events along with games and some Publix supermarkets will also be handing out candy. There will also be a Halloween event at Shady Park in Hannibal Square that you can read about here.
Other Halloween Events
Other events held throughout the month includes Scott’s Corn Maze Adventure and the Central Florida Zoo’s Zoo Boo Bash. Disney’s Animal Kingdom is also known to have their characters dressed up in Halloween gear on the day of Halloween with trick-or-treating and Downtown Disney has had light Halloween entertainment but no longer hands out candy as it once did.
Happy Halloween Orlando!
Scott’s Maze Adventure