Visit the animals, listen to live music, watch scary movies, and do some trick or treating! You’ll find all of this and more in this edition of Weekend Picks. Check out our 2020 Fall Guide for all the best things to do in the new season! Plus, find our 2020 Halloween Guide HERE.
Brick or Treat at Legoland Discovery Center
When: October 2 – November 1
Where: Plymouth Meeting Mall, 500 West Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting
Annual Boo at the Zoo at Philadelphia Zoo
When: October 23-25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Where: 3400 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia
Enjoy three wild weekends of Halloween fun with the family as Boo at the Zoo takes over Philadelphia Zoo. 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 will go on sale on October 1. 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.
Boo at the Zoo (Elmwood Park Zoo)
When: October 10-November 1; 12pm-3pm (weekends only)
Where: Elmwood Park Zoo; 1661 Harding Boulevard, Norristown
Children of all ages can attend this annual, fun-filled Halloween-themed event in costume and enjoy socially-distanced trick or treating alongside their favorite animals! Check the website for the latest updates and information as it becomes available: https://www.elmwoodparkzoo.org/boo-at-the-zoo/
Trick or Treat Nights at Elmwood Park Zoo
When: Friday, October 23; Thursday, October 29 and Saturday, October 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: 1661 Harding Boulevard, Norristown
Bring the kiddos to the zoo for a night of trick-or-treating fun! This socially distanced event will provide families with a safe space to trick-or-treat around the zoo. Adults and children are encouraged to dress up in their best costume. Don’t forget your trick-or-treat bag and your flashlight! Guests can also enjoy one free carousel ride included with their ticket and animal meet and greets. Adults 21+ can visit Zoo Brew during the event for drink specials. Tickets are $20 per child ($15 for Yearly Member) and include 2 free adult tickets. Face masks are required for all guests 3 and up.
Parking Lot Horrors: A Haunted Drive-Thru Cinema
When: Select dates October 16 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 23rd- Beetlejuice
- Oct 24th- Goosebumps
- Oct 25th- Insidious
Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Glow Festival
When: Friday, October 23 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Slatington Airport, 1000 Airport Lane, Slatington
This one might be worth the drive! Lehigh Valley Hot Air is hosting this Halloween themed event for families to have some safe fun at a distance. The Hot Air balloons will begin inflating at 6:00 PM. Tethered rides will begin at 5:00. All drive through vehicles must enter and exit from the airport main entrance. All guests with VIP lawn tickets must remain in their designated area for the duration of the event. Each child under 10 will receive a pre packaged trick or treat bag, while supplies last. There will also be a DJ playing Halloween themed music and fireworks at 10 p.m. Find out more HERE.
Drive Thru Trick or Treat at Hancock Fire Company
When: Saturday, October 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 820 W. Airy Street, Norristown
Get into the Halloween spirit and come dressed in your costumes to receive goodie bags from the Fire Company volunteers. Use the Haws Avenue entrance.
Abington Art Center Harvest Fest
When: Sunday, October 25 from noon to 5 p.m.
Where: 515 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown
Enjoy an afternoon of socially distanced rock and roll fun! Pack a lunch, bring a blanket, and enjoy the show! Live music on the open air stage from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m from Paul Green’s Rock Academy. Admission is $10 per person with all proceeds going to the Abington Art Center.