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.
The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular
When: Weekends, now through 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.
ALL NEW Halloween Drive-Thru at Sesame Place
When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in October
Where: Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne
For the first time ever, families can enjoy a Halloween-themed experience at Sesame Place from the comfort of their cars! Enjoy a special soundtrack, festive decor, millions of lights and Sesame Place characters dressed up in costume on Halloween themed floats. Tickets are $35 per car, and Season Pass Members save 20% on admission.
Night Tours at Eastern State Penitentiary
When: Select dates now through November 15
Where: 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia
The annual haunted house event, Terror Behind the Walls, is cancelled this year due to the pandemic. But you can STILL visit one of the most famous prisons in the world this fall! The penitentiary is offering Night Tours, allowing visitors to explore the dark, abandoned cellblocks like never before. These self-guided tours include access to historic locations in the complex such as Al Capone’s Cell and Death Row. You can also enjoy “The Voices of Eastern State” audio Tour, narrated by Steve Buscemi. Tickets start at $19 and vary by night. Find out more about the event and purchase tickets HERE.
Scarecrow Season at Peddler’s Village
When: Now through October 31
Where: 2400 Street Road, New Hope
Peddler’s Village is kicking off its 41st Annual Scarecrow Season with a property-wide display of scarecrows created by individuals and local businesses and organizations. While the traditional Festival is cancelled due to the pandemic, they will sill be hosting scarecrow-making workshops designed with safety in mind on Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13 as well as Saturday, September 19 and 26. Get more details (and register) for the workshops at THIS link.
13th Annual Scarecrow Walk at Morris Arboretum
When: October 3 – 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.
Homicide and Hauntings – Murder Mystery Walking Tour at Peddler’s Village
When: Fridays through Sundays, October 3 – November 8, select times
Where: Routes 202 & 263, Lahaska (Meet at the Cock ‘n Bull lobby)
Peddler’s Village is known for their Murder Mystery Dinners, but in the times of corona, they’re getting creative with these new Murder Mystery Walking Tours.
Being a ghost doesn’t mean you can’t be driven to murder.
The ghosts of Peddler’s Village are in a quandary. Some of them have been disappearing…for good…and no one wants to be next. When a specter finds itself permanently dispatched to the Great Beyond, what can it do but investigate? Hear spine-tingling ghost lore of Bucks County while you help discover which apparition is bumping off the others…with bumps in the night.
When afterlives collide, who will be left with a ghost of a chance? Can you solve a murder at Homicide and Hauntings?
Tickets are $25 per person. Dinner is not included, but you receive a 10% discount at several Village restaurants when you show your receipt.
Brick or Treat at Legoland Discovery Center
When: October 2 – November 1
Where: Plymouth Meeting Mall, 500 West Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting
Pumpkin Patch: Collect pieces and build a bricktastic pumpkin in the pumpkin patch!
Hide and Shriek: Spot spooktacular scenes in the MINILAND takeover!
Photo Spots: Take pictures with boo-tifullygiant Halloween LEGO builds and hayride!
Crazy Cool Costumes: Wear your Halloween costume for a fun family costume party with your LEGO friends!
Masks are required for guests over the age of 2. Facilities are thoroughly cleaned every hour, on the hour.
Also, they now give families their very own individual cleaned bricks at their brand new Brick Distribution Center!
Halloween Themed Event (for adults) and Trick or Treat Trains (all ages) on the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
When: Select dates and times October 8 – 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.
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/
Third Annual Haunted Hayride in the Park (Drive-thru)
When: October 10, 2020; 5:30pm-9:30pm (rain date: October 11)
Where: Green Lane Park; 2144 Snyder Road, Green Lane
As a free event, this year, the hayride will be conducted via drive-thru! Enjoy the same spooky spectacular sites and creepy campgrounds from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle!
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 16th- Ghostbusters
- Oct 17th- Adams Family
- Oct 18th- Tyler Perry Boo 2
- Oct 23rd- Beetlejuice
- Oct 24th- Goosebumps
- Oct 25th- Insidious
- Oct 30th- The Ring
- Oct 31st- The Grudge
- Nov 1st- Goonies
Skippack Children’s Halloween Parade
When: Saturday, October 17 at at 9:45 a.m.
Where: Begins at Trinity Christian UCC, 2009 Church Road, Skippack
The annual Skippack Village Children’s Halloween Parade is still on! Participants will line up in socially distanced groups, starting at 9:45 a.m. in the church parking lot. Dr. Mak from Skippack Pharmacy will lead the parade along the sidewalk on Skippack Pike (north side of street only) to Floral & Hardy where they’ll have candy and fun activities for the kids. Register for the event HERE.
Trick-or-Treat with the Animals
When: Saturday, October 17, 2020; 1pm-5pm
Where: The Shops at Valley Square, 1501 Main Street, Warrington
Enjoy a walk-thru zoo event serving as a fundraiser for animal care and a fun event to celebrate Halloween all in one! Don your best costume, bring along a $5 participant fee and your own bag to collect tasty treats! A special raffle will also take place for $25 a ticket with the prize being a Percy the Camel home visit! Catch a glimpse of the infamous camel at this event, as well! Check out the event’s Facebook page for more information and updates.
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.
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.
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!
Franklin Fright Weekend at the Franklin Institute
When: Saturday and Sunday, October 31 and November 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 271 North 21st Street, Philadelphia
Trick or treat indoors at The Franklin Institute this Halloween weekend when spooky science, liquid scare shows, and other frightfully-fun festivities take over the entire museum. Put on your best, most creative costume and experience ghostly science as you tour the museum, trick or treat through exhibit galleries and knock on the Halloween-inspired doors—behind them, a witch, a pirate, or even Ben Franklin might appear to hand out goodies! Included with the price of admission. Purchase tickets HERE.