Halloween Weekend is here! Whether you’re celebrating at local events or staying home, we hope you find ways to have a safe and fun weekend with your family. Here are just a few of the ways you can get out in Montgomery County (and nearby) this weekend. And check out our 2020 Fall Guide for all the best things to do in the new season! Plus, find our 2020 Halloween Guide HERE.
Bates Motel & Haunted Attractions
When: Now through November 1; 7pm-10pm (reserve tickets online HERE)
Where: 1835 Middletown Road, Glen Mills
Celebrate the 30th year of spooky fun safely while sporting a mask and social-distancing at this event. Enjoy admission to the all-new “Psycho Path”, “Revenge of the Scarecrows Haunted Trail” and the Bates Motel Haunted Mansion!
Pumpkinland & Haunted Gardens at Colonial Gardens
When: Daily, now through October 31 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; plus Family Night Hayrides Fridays-Sundays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. until October 30.
Where: 745 Schuylkill Road, Phoenixville
Pumpkinland and Haunted Gardens are back for another year! (With some changes.) Pumpkinland is a free play area with popular character cutouts and is open daily through Halloween. There will also be 15-minute daytime socially distanced hayrides ($6 per person) daily, and spookier 25-minute hayrides on weekend nights priced at $11 for ages 12 and over and $9 for 11 and under. For $3, you can go through the fun house, corn maze, Casper’s Castle and princess-themed privet maze unlimited times. And maze/hayride combo ticket is $8. Masks are required on Colonial grounds for guests over the age of 2. There are also additional options to rent private wagons and party rooms/tents for larger groups.
13th Annual Scarecrow Walk at Morris Arboretum
When: Now through November 1
Where: 100 E. Northwestern Avenue, Chestnut Hill
Morris Arboretum’s Scarecrow Design Contest is back for the 13th year (spooky right?) with the 2020 theme, “Fairy Tale ‘Crows.” Think back to your favorite fairy tales. Scarecrows will be on display throughout the Arboretum from October 3 through November 1. Vote for your favorite to determine the winners of the Scarecrow Design Contest.
Brick or Treat at Legoland Discovery Center
When: Now through November 1
Where: Plymouth Meeting Mall, 500 West Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting
Boo at the Zoo (Elmwood Park Zoo)
When: Saturday and Sunday, October 31 – November 1 from noon to 3 p.m. (Zoo opens at 10 a.m.)
Where: Elmwood Park Zoo; 1661 Harding Boulevard, Norristown
Bring the little ones for a fun-filled afternoon for princesses, ghosts and superheroes of all ages. Make sure to bring your trick-or-treat bag, as treat and activity stations will be located throughout the zoo. Come dressed in your creative costume and enter our costume contest and parade. Adults are encouraged to dress up too!
Scarecrow Season at Peddler’s Village
When: Now through October 31
Where: 2400 Street Road, New Hope
It’s the final weekend to see the scarecrows at Peddler’s Village!
Halloween Themed Event (for adults) and Trick or Treat Trains (all ages) on the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
When: Select dates and times through October 31, see site for details
Where: New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, 32 W. Bridge St, New Hope
The New Hope Railroad is offering two Halloween-themed excursions – one for adults, and one for all ages. The adults event is meant to spook and delight passengers. The Trick or Treat event will include a live reading of Spookley the Square Pumpkin and trick or treating around the station platform. Masks are required while on the train.
The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular
When: Friday, October 30 through Sunday, November 1
Where: Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne
Come in costume and celebrate silly, not-too-spooky fun at The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place! The park will be transformed into a family-friendly Halloween haven and guests will enjoy trick-or-treating around the park, Halloween-themed shows, an interactive Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt, pumpkin decorating, swinging, flying, and cruising on Count von Count-themed mechanical rides, and unique photo opportunities with everyone’s favorite furry friends dressed up in costume on their Halloween-themed floats! Note that reservations must be made online. Masks are required.
Parking Lot Horrors: A Haunted Drive-Thru Cinema
When: Select dates through November 1 (schedule below)
Where: King of Prussia Mall, 160 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia
Join Parking Lot Theaters and King of Prussia Mall this Halloween for our 1st Annual Parking Lot Horrors, a Haunted Drive-Thru Cinema Experience, featuring all the Top Movies you love and a Parking Lot full of Ghouls, Zombies and Things that go Bump in the Night. Tickets are $40 per car (4 people per car) for General Admission. VIP Admission guarantees you a spot in the first 3 rows for $55. Find out more and purchase tickets HERE.
Halloween Movie Lineup
- Oct 30th- The Ring
- Oct 31st- The Grudge
- Nov 1st- Goonies
A Night of Jack ‘O Lanterns at The Highlands Mansion & Gardens
When: Friday, October 30 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: 7001 Sheaff Lane, Fort Washington
This popular annual event is back this year … but with a few changes. A Night of Jack ‘O Lanterns will be a Drive Thru this year. Cost will be reduced to just $10 per car at the gate upon arrival and all proceeds go to the continued restorations of the mansion and gardens. Enjoy a moonlit drive through the historic estate along the jack ‘o lantern and ghost luminaire lit driveway. Be a part of the event by carving your own pumpkin and entering it in the contest. All entries will need to be dropped off on the day of the event by 5 pm. Email [email protected] to register your pumpkin in advance. Voting will take place online and top winners will be rewarded with gift cards from favorite local businesses. Please enter Sheaff Lane by way of Morris Road for this event. Skip the congestion of Skippack!
Annual Boo at the Zoo at Philadelphia Zoo
When: October 30-November 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Where: 3400 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia
Come dressed in your favorite costume, enjoy a COVID-friendly, socially distanced parade, seasonal decor, the Great Pumpkin Wall, photo opportunities, and a spooktacular good time. Instead of trick or treating around the Zoo, there will be treat bags given away courtesy of Mars. The annual not-so-scary extinction graveyard will showcasing extinct animals and animals the Zoo is trying to save from extinction. Fall food and drink special offerings will include hot apple cider, sweets and treats, and more to be announced soon.
All health and safety precautions are in place for Boo at the Zoo – including the wearing of COVID 19-safe face masks and practicing social distancing.
Timed reservations must be purchased in advance. Boo at the Zoo is included with the price of admission. Zoo admission is $24.00 for adults (ages 12 and up), $19.00 for children (2 to 11), and free for children under two.