Young kids trick or treating during Halloween

Where to Celebrate Halloween in Houston

The spooky season is upon us! The leaves are changing colors, the air is starting to get crisp and cool, and all the little goblins and ghouls are ready to come out and play. Whether you’re looking for family friendly fun or super scary haunts, Houston, Texas is the place to be. Read on to learn about some of the top events in this awesome city.

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Kids on Halloween trick or treat.

Boo on the Boardwalk

This event has it all. Throughout the whole month of October on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (and Halloween itself of course) venture out to the Kemah Boardwalk for endless activities, music, movies, and fun. You’ll find activities such as kids costumes contests, mini pumpkin decorating, the Little Boo Haunted Fun House, and trick-or-treating on October 31. There will also be live music, magic shows and screenings of all your favorite Halloween movies.

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Halloween Monster Mayhem

The Children’s Museum of Houston transforms into a mysterious monster manor for the month of October. Your kids will party with friendly monsters while they trick-or-treat, unleash their inner mad scientist while participating in crazy experiments, get silly with slime at the Slime-Off and dance to their hearts c

ontent at the Halloween Monster Mash bash on Halloween night. You won’t want to miss this ultimate Halloween party for kids, find more information at:

Zoo Boo

Family at pumpkin patch farm

Run wild at the Houston Zoo this Halloween at their annual Zoo Boo. The kiddos can show off their costumes in the costume parade, learn about howler monkeys at Zoe the Zookeeper’s Howlerween Adventure and roam the Whataburger Pumpkin Patch to pick out a pumpkin to paint. There will be candy stations and a festival of fun with carnival games. Kids can guess what’s inside the mystery boxes while learning animal fun facts and add to the monster mural with their art skills. See more information at:

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Houston Scream Fest

This month-long festival is considered to be the #1 Halloween attraction in Houston. Scream Fest isn’t your average haunted house. In addition to all the classic frights, you’ll also find unique attractions such as a midway, zombie paintball and live concerts and movies. So, if you’re brave, get ready for the fright of your life. Learn more at:

Halloween decorations

Houston Terror Dome

This classic haunted house delivers what it promises, a truly terrifying experience. It’s been billed as the scariest haunted house in Houston and spares no expense in the highest quality, Hollywood props, so lifelike, you’ll think they’re real. They make updates to the attraction from year to year so you’ll get the same rush of adrenaline as the first time you went, every year. More info at:


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