Only 2 more days until Halloween, and it’s time to make plans for what to do on the spookiest and fun night of the year. Oklahoma City and many surrounding areas have a great deal of activities for children, families, and adults. The list below is only a few of the activities available now through October 31, 2012.
Trick or Treating
Haunt the Zoo: This is a fun and safe way for our children to walk through the zoo and trick or treat in a secure environment. It is begins each night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Admission costs are $7 per child or $6 if paid in advance. Adults over the age of 18 are admitted free. This event begins on October 26, 2012 and ends on October 31, 2012.
Haunt the Harn on Halloween night: At the historical Harn homestead museum, families of all ages can have a great time from October 27, 2012 through October 31, 2012, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be hay rides, games, bobbing for apples, marshmellow roasting by the fire, crafts, trick or treating, and more.
Shawnee’s Boo on Bell Street: A fun, safe environment for the whole family. Held in historic downtown, will have carnival games, live music, a costume contest, car show, story telling, trick or treating, and much more.
Traditional trick or treating in Oklahoma City is being held on Halloween night this year, so bundle up the kids and have a great time. If you live outside the Oklahoma City area, it is best to call the Chamber of Commerce in your area to find out what date trick or treating will be held in your town. Just a reminder, it is always best to put small reflectors on your child’s costume, so motorists can see them as they cross the road. Safety is always the most important thing when it comes to our children.
Frightfest at Frontier City: Runs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through October 30, 2012. There is a trick or treat trail for the kids, and a haunted house for the adults. The admission is the same as regular park admission with the exception of the haunted house which will cost extra.
Trail of Fears Haunted Trail at Little River Park in Moore: This one-third mile scare trail is intended for those twelve and older. Kids under twelve must have an adult with them. It runs from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on October 30, 2012, and costs $5 per person. There are also free activities for kids, story time, train rides, and a movie screening of “Monster House”. For more information, you can call, 405-793-5090.
Bricktown’s Haunted Warehouse: Held at the Bricktown Coca Cola Event Center, it’s 20,000 square feet of terror. It runs through October 31, 2012. For more information, call 405-236-4143.
Ultimate Terrors: A multi-faceted haunted house. Features 3 themed haunted houses, Skull Manor, Code Blue, and 3-D Chaos. There are also vendors, paintball games, spinning tunnels, and more. Ultimate terrors is located on Northwest Expressway between Meridian and MacArthur. Individual house tickets start at $10 with packages available for multiple attractions.
Trail of Terror: In El Reno, Oklahoma. Located at 2701 W. 10th. It is one of the more intense haunted house experiences in Oklahoma City, where the actors go above and beyond to scare you. It is open from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on October 29 &30, 2012. The cost is $7 a person.
Terror on 10th Street: Open 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m on Fridays, and 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Saturdays in October, at 2005 N.W. 10th Street, this is a guided tour through an actual house, an interactive performance with an emphasis on the house’s haunted history. Cost is $5 per person. For more information, call 405-232-1816.
Haunt the River Cruises: On every Saturday in October, kids can get dressed up and enjoy a costumed Oklahoma River cruise with contests and more. Then at night, adults get in on the action. Adult Haunt the River cruises include contests, entertainment and cash bar.
Arcadia Lake Storybook Forest: Held at Arcadia Lake’s Spring Creek Park and hosted by the city of Edmond, Storybook Park runs from October 23, 2012, and runs nightly from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. until Halloween. The family event, geared toward the younger kids, lets them meet characters from their favorite fables. It features story telling, campfire for hot dog and mashmellow roasting, a hayride, games and more.
Happy Halloween to all of my readers, and I hope you and your children have a wonderful, safe and fun holiday. Don’t forget to watch a scary movie when you get home. It just wouldn’t be Halloween without a good scary movie to complete the evening before bedtime. Thank you for your continued support, and have a great holiday.