Celebrate Halloween in Orlando with these top picks for the area's most haunted happenings!
Halloween starts early in Orlando. You can partake in frightful festivities starting as soon as September. Start planning your couples costume, stock up on your favorite Halloween goodies at the store, and do date night at one of these fantastic Halloween events in Orlando.
We'll be updating this list frequently as 2022 dates are confirmed so check back often for spooky new updates.
Also check out these fall date night ideas:
- Our Favorite Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Patches and Foodie Events
- Corn Mazes in Orlando
- Best Haunted Houses in Central Florida
- Halloween Events in Tampa Bay
- Family Friendly Pumpkin Patches and Halloween fun in Tampa Bay
ORLANDO HAUNTED HOUSES AND EXPERIENCES 2022
Select nights September 2 – October 31, 2022
**Universal Orlando Resort has added two new event dates – Tuesday, October 11 and Monday, October 24**
10 houses have been announced for Halloween Horror Nights 2022, including four based on movies and pop culture:
- Halloween – Come face to face with Michael Myers and go back to where it all began. Step into terrifying moments from the 1978 horror classic, Halloween.
- Universal Monsters: Legends Collide – you’re about to get caught in the middle of an epic battle between The Wolf Man, Dracula and The Mummy, together for the first time ever.
- The Horrors of Blumhouse – Enter the worlds of two horror masterpieces from Blumhouse as you face the most terrifying moments of Freaky and The Black Phone.
- The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare – travel into the mind of singer-songwriter The Weeknd to visit the twisted fantasies that inspired his hit album.
Admission to Halloween Horror Nights is NOT included in theme park admission and must be purchased separately.
Related: For the full lineup and time-saving info, check out our tips for a Halloween Horror Nights Date Night!
Select nights October 1 – October 31, 2022
NEW LOCATION – Florida Mall
$16-22 per person (NOT per car any longer)
SCREAM N' STREAM 2022 Zones:
- Unholy Nights
- Play Date
- Birthday Clown
- Mall Bats
- Station 5
READ MORE: Best Haunted Houses in Central Florida
Select nights from October 6, 2022 through October 29, 2022
Delayed opening due to Hurricane Ian
1360 E. Altamonte Dr., Altamonte Springs
$31.98 for all three trails, $47.98 for VIP including three trails and a backstage tour
What separates this haunted house from its counterparts? For starters, this haunted house features outdoor trails in the woods where you never know what will be lurking around the next corner.
A Petrified Forest offers backstage tours every night they’re open (the only Central Florida haunted attraction to do so) so you can see what it takes to be part of the attraction. In addition, they offer special days for various guests.
Saturday, October 15 is Kids Day, filled with trick-or-treating, a costume contest, and other fun games. Wednesday, October 12 is a private event welcoming everyone with special needs to attend and experience the trails. Patrons are allowed to go at their own pace with help from staff.
Finally, if you’re into absolute terror, October 19 and 26 are Total Eclipse Nights, nights where you’re only given one glow stick as you journey through the trails with no other source of light. Eek!
TIP: Since this attraction is outdoors, be sure to wear clothing and shoes that aren’t expensive and can get dirty.
Select nights September 21 – November 6, 2022
15239 Lake Pickett Rd, Orlando, FL 32822
Tickets begin at $16.99
Warning, this year is different! The Haunted Road – Human Slaughterhouse Edition includes a 25-minute drive down an all-new route of The Haunted Road to witness spine-chilling phantom sightings. At the end of the road (if the ghosts allow you to get that far), guests can park their vehicle to walk through a human slaughterhouse and then enjoy a chilling Afterlife Party.
READ MORE: Best Haunted Houses in Central Florida
Select nights September 9 – October 31, 2022
Dade City, FL
Not your average haunted house, Scream-A-Geddon is a full blown horror park in Dade City complete with six separate attractions plus a Monster Midway and designated beer garden. Enter the Ravenhill Asylum to explore at your own risk, visit a demonic village, immerse yourself in the mind-bending and disorienting Rage 3D (spoiler alert: there are clowns), get lost in an inmate-controlled prison and more. Several of the attractions have an interactive option in which brave souls may be sent off to hidden rooms or isolated from their group.
Friday nights September 3 – October 29; FREE
The Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. parking lot will transform into an open-air movie theater every Friday this fall! Park lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy Halloween favorites every Friday night. Food trucks and vendors will be on site to complete the movie experience. The first Friday of each month is family-friendly, while all other weeks are more suitable for adults. Catch classics like Hocus Pocus, Halloween (the original from 1978!), Gremlins, and more.
Select dates October 1 – 29, 2022
Catch a classic Halloween movie at Enzian Theater and sip on one of the theater’s themed cocktails of Halloween available throughout the month. Also check out Eden Bar's annual Halloween party in October, which is happening on October 29, 2022.
HALLOWEEN EVENTS IN ORLANDO
GAYLORD PALMS GOBLINS & GIGGLES WEEKENDS
September 9 – October 30, 2022
This year's Goblins and Giggles Weekends at Gaylord Palms features an escape room, a Monster Mash bash, Jack-o'-Lantern walk and much more.
Couples won't want to miss the Spookeasy bar experience, a haunted hideaway straight out of the prohibition era featuring spine-chilling craft cocktails and a spooky atmosphere. Other themed offerings include a nightly 9pm Halloween light show in the atrium.
10th Annual ALOWEEN Slashback to the 80's & Beyond
Thursday, September 9 – October 30, 2022
Colorado Fondue Company – Casselberry
Head to Casselberry for a Halloween dining experience you won't find anywhere else in the Orlando area. Colorado Fondue Company has been in business for 30 years. And over the past 10 years, they've created a tradition of a totally decked-out Halloween-themed dining experience.
Reservations are booking fast so plan ahead and book as soon as possible, 407-767-8232
Nosferatu – Orlando’s Own Adult Vampire Experience
September 23 – October 31
Renaissance Theatre Company – 415 E. Princeton Street, Orlando
The audience moves from room to room, not unlike moving through a haunted house, but this is much more than a haunted house. Every patron has a unique experience; the cast of 22 vampires leads the audience into hidden corners of the building, where they play out engaging (and scary, and sexy) scenarios.
Nosferatu is truly for adults 18+ as the show contains nudity, adult scenarios
Visit Prometheus Esoterica any time for a super fun and spooky date idea. They have hot coffee and cold specialty non-alcoholic drinks and a few seats where you can sip and take in the spooky views. This shop is so unique and full of interesting, and creepy, treasures. Open year round, usually closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Pirates Dinner Adventure and Teatro Martini – Halloween Edition
September 20 – October 29, select evenings
Pirates Dinner Adventure
Danger lurks just outside the safety of Treasure Bay. A ruthless crew of Vampirates, led by the dark soul of Captain Sebastian the Black, have set sail with one thing on their mind – the Solzana's Eye. The attraction’s adult-only, burlesque-inspired show Teatro Martini is also getting spooky this fall.
Sanford’s Haunted Brewery Tour
Select dates September 24 – October 30, 8:30pm – 10pm
Sanford Homebrew Shop
Enjoy the haunted tales of ghostly experiences in Historic Downtown Sanford while sipping some delicious craft beer from three popular craft beer locations
The craft beer tour costs $29 per person and beer samples are included. Everyone on the tour must be 21 and up to participate in this tour. A valid government-issued ID is required as proof of age.
Milk Mart Spooky Soirée
Sunday, October 2, 12pm – 6pm
The Nook on Robinson
Come out and shop for new Halloween decor, costume pieces, and all kinds of unique local goodies from over 125 vendors, artists, and small businesses!
Costumes are welcome and encouraged.
Halloween Trivia Night
Tuesday, October 4, 7:30pm
Crooked Can Brewing Company
Halloween related questions from anything and everything Halloween.
Halloween Trivia Night
Thursday, October 6, 7:30pm
Persimmon Hollow Brewing Company (Flamingo Crossings Town Center, FL)
Halloween related questions from anything and everything Halloween.
Owl Prowl – Adults Only
Friday, October 7, 6:30pm – 8pm
Audubon Center for Birds of Prey
Adults-only evening of owl education and viewing!
$15 per person
Hallowed Eve at Renninger's Antique Center
Saturday & Sunday, October 15 & 16
Kids Crafts, costume contests, live entertainment, food, steampunkin carving contest!
Gatorland’s Gators, Ghosts And Goblins
Three weekends from October, 15 – 30, 2022
Swamp Ghost’s Monster Museum returns bigger and badder than ever! Discover the origins of the world’s most infamous monsters and learn what it takes to hunt the creatures of the night! Learn about legendary creatures like Nessie, Jersey Devil, Chupacabra, Moth Man and more, at Skunk Ape’s Cryptid Kingdom. Cooky spooky fun awaits in the newest haunt zone: Invasion of the Bubba Snatchers.
Then grab your Lederhosen for Frank & Stein’s Ooky Kooky Octoberfest featuring live music from Polkageist, Gatorland’s own undead polka band. All this, plus multiple themed areas, interactive characters, animal meet-and-greets, and a Children’s Halloween Costume Parade with treat bags for all kids who participate. Guests can wear costumes, just nothing scary or gory. The Halloween activities are included with regular park admission.
Fear Frenzy Fest 2022
October 15, 22, 28 – Doors 3:30pm, show 4:00pm
Haven Lounge, Winter Park
Live music and Halloween entertainment
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
13th Annual Dia de los Muertos & Monster Party
Thursday, October 20, 5:30-11pm (opening reception)
This unique art exhibition at CityArts will be paired with an outdoor experience on opening night that will feature food, drinks, entertainment and spooky art vendors. Tickets are $5/person for the event, and $50 for the outdoor dining experience.
Michael Pink’s Dracula
Thursday – Sunday, October 20–23, 2022
Steinmetz Hall – Dr. Phillips Center
Pulse-quickening theatrics take center stage in this heart-pounding story of seduction and sacrifice.
Winter Garden Halloween Experience
October 21 – October 31, 2022
Historic Downtown Winter Garden
Halloween is celebrated for 11 days – not just one — in Winter Garden! The City’s Halloween Experience provides family-friendly festivities in Downtown Winter Garden, including seven nights of an outdoor animated Halloween Light Show on City Hall; a hay maze; fall- and spooky-themed photo locations, decorations and light displays throughout downtown; a Spooky Caboose; a Halloween Celebration at the fall-themed Farmers Market; a Downtown Harvest Sidewalk Sale & Stroll; and more! Costumes are welcome any day.
FREE – price varies for select activities
Halloween- Craft Beer & Brownie Pairing
Friday, October 21, 4pm – 9pm
Deviant Wolfe Brewing, Sanford
Flights include five Deviant Wolfe beers paired with five Halloween Candy themed brownies from Stackd Brownies of Lake Mary. The pairing is based on flavor profiles of both the beer and its matching dessert, and each complement each other.
Pumpkin Paddle Parade
Saturday, October 22, 2022, 4-6pm
Dinky Dock, Winter Park
Grab your pumpkins, grab your paddles, for a night of ghoulish adventure through the historical Winter Park Chain of Lakes. Bring your carved pumpkin ready to light the way for this spooky pumpkin paddle parade. Flameless candles only and paddle boarding friendly Halloween attire encouraged.
Approximately 2 hours long and is a total of 2 miles.
$49 for paddle rental, no cost to bring your own
The Night Market and Zombietoberfest
Saturday, October 22, 2022, 5-10pm
The Audubon Park Garden District's Night Market at Audubon features locally and regionally made crafts, food trucks, vintage, art, photography, DJ, live music, cash bar and fortune tellers. Part of Zombietoberfest, it is Orlando's most original Halloween festival.
Orlando's Famous Halloween Costume Party – A Nightmare on Church Street to Benefit Base Camp Children's Cancer Foundation
Saturday, October 22, 8pm – 1am
Cheyenne Saloon/ Church Street
After 20 Years, Orlando's Famous Halloween Costume Party Returns – “A Nightmare on Church Street” to Downtown's Historic Cheyenne Saloon. Join them for a wicked fun evening with All-inclusive food and drinks with tastings from some of Orlando's best restaurants and bars. Dance to live music from DJ Chino and the Rock Band NFusion!
Show off your best costumes for their Halloween costume contest with BIG cash prizes from several categories. An amazing Halloween experience while raising awareness and funds benefiting Base Camp Children's Cancer Foundation (501c3) -Local Charity!
All Tickets are All-Inclusive including “Unlimited Tastings” from vendors at the event, lite bites, craft beers, wine, specialty cocktails, soda, water, live music and entertainment, admission into the costume contest, access to silent auction, and fun photo booths.
*MUST BE 21 AND OLDER TO PURCHASE TICKET & ATTEND EVENT!
October 21 – 23, 2022
Check out Florida's premier horror convention just in time for Halloween in Orlando! This annual convention takes place Orlando Orange County Convention Center and includes vendors, a film and tattoo festival, music, celebrity speakers, and more for lovers of the spooky season. Single day passes are $40 – $60, and weekend passes are $80 (when purchased in advance).
Winter Garden Halloween Experience
October 21 – October 31, all day with special programming on Friday/Saturday/Sunday evenings
Why celebrate Halloween on one day when the fun can last 10 days! Activities include outdoor animated Halloween Light Shows on City Hall as well as live music, shows, and pop-up street performers on Friday/Saturday/Sunday evenings; a hay maze; holiday-themed photo locations; decorations and light displays; merchant themed decorations and food items; fall themed Farmers Market, and more!
All events are FREE admission.
Zoo Boo Bash at Central Florida Zoo
Saturday and Sunday, October 22-23 and 29-30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Central Florida Zoo
Zoo Boo Bash is the perfect way for children and families to safely show off those Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat while enjoying the fun of the Zoo. The Zoo will have plenty of not-so-scary decorations and activities, including trick-or-treat stations.
Calling the Corners – A Craft Themed Food & Drink Pairing
Sunday, October 23, 6pm – 9pm
Spellbound Cafe, DeLand
Join everyone's favorite 90's high school goth witches for a deliciously dark food & drink pairing. Five deliciously dark tasting courses perfectly paired with a drink, as well as serving up some nostalgic The Craft trivia. Cosplay encouraged.
Into the Upside Down
Tuesday, October 25, 7pm
Cocktails & Screams + 1Up Orlando
80’s themed Prom over at 1-Up Orlando (Cocktails & Screams new Sister bar) While Cocktails & Screams will send you deep in the upside down for a double feature night.
$19.83 general admission
Sip & Shop (Halloween edition)
Thursday, October 27, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Halloween Sip & Shop event with a spooky twist. Take a food and wine stroll around the mall while enjoying live entertainment, spooky photo ops and much more. Come dressed in your spooky best and receive a special prize (while supplies last)
Saturday, October 28, 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Goose-bump stories begin at 7:30 p.m. with the wickedest of storytellers coming forth, one by one, to spin frightening tales. There will be a 15-minute intermission around 8:30 p.m. Pack a dinner picnic basket. Alcohol is permitted. Seating is recommended, either chairs or blanket, this is an outdoor event, weather permitting.
Caution: stories may not be suitable for younger audiences.
2nd Annual Halloween Parade
Saturday, October 28, 7:30pm
Downtown Longwood – 126 Western Frk, Longwood, FL 32750-2720
Family fun parade with decorated golf carts and goodies tossed to spectators
The Good Ghoul Gala
Saturday, October 29, 11am – 3pm
Rosen JCC – Rosen Event Center
A spooky family fashion show, Grammy-nominated DJ ‘Fatum’, Halloween costume contest, trick-or-treating, live entertainment and roaming characters, photo booth, games, shopping, raffle, silent auction, food trucks, and more! Family friendly
$10 – $15
Wekiva Island Halloween Costume Contest
Saturday, October 29, 7-10pm
Head to Wekiva Island for a Halloween party and costume contest for a chance to win prizes. There will be food, live music and drink specials. Costumes are strongly encouraged, but not required to attend. FYI, you must be 21+ to enter the costume contest.
Avalon Park Spooktacular
Saturday, October 29, 2022, 5-9pm
Downtown Avalon Park’s Halloween Event will feature trick or treating, performances, bounce houses, and a number of food trucks. Best of all, admission to this Halloween event in Orlando is totally free.
9th Annual Thornton Park District Halloween Block Party
Saturday, October 29, 9pm-2am
$10 – $20
Head to the Thornton Park District aka “Downtown for Grown-Ups” for this festive annual street party celebrating Halloween. Festivities include a costume contest with cash prizes ($500 – $1,000). Pre-Sale tickets only $10 & includes one free Tito's Spooky specialty Cocktail. Tickets $20 the day of the event.
Hocus Pocus Halloween Bash
Monday, October 31, 8pm
It's been 30 years and the Sanderson sisters are back! Join Ginger Minj, Gidget Galore and MR MS Adrien as Winnifred, Mary and Sarah for this incredible musical event! Wear your best costume for a chance to win $500!
$30 – $40
Other Halloween Events 2021 – Dates for 2022 TBD
2022 information will be updated as dates are confirmed
October 22, 23 and 29, 2021, 6:30-10:30pm – (2022 not yet confirmed)
For years, people have shared stories of moving furniture, flickering lights, and disembodied voices at the Victorian Waterhouse Residence on Lake Lily. To explore these mysteries, Art & History Museums of Maitland has partnered with American Ghost Adventures. During your visit, you will have a chance to try out some ghost investigation equipment, learn about the different types of haunts, and discover more about the people who lived and sometimes died at the Waterhouse Residence. Three tours per night at 6:30, 8:00, and 9:30. Tickets are $45.
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