It’s time to get the kids into their Halloween costumes and head out as this month is full of Halloween events for kids all over Dallas. We found trick-or-treat opportunities, pumpkin carving festivals and even movies with a Halloween theme. Get ready for the sugar rush and read on for the best Halloween events for kids in and near Dallas.

photo: Belmont Park

Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge
Adults and children alike will howl, hop and hustle around Great Wolf Lodge as the Grand Lobby transforms into a spooktacular extravaganza complete with pumpkins and festive decorations. During Howl-O-Ween, guests can partake in complimentary programs including Twisted & Tangled, where children follow the spinner and try to stay on their feet to get a treat and be declared the winner. Great Wolf Lodge. Daily through Oct. 31. Event details

Screamin Green Hauntoween
Monster-ific crafts and special spooky happenings all month long include a themed scavenger hunt that’s fun for the whole family! Plus you’ll enjoy trick-or-treating every weekend, all while exploring 24 exciting hands-on attractions. Crayola Experience. Daily through Oct. 31. Event details

Tricks & Treats Thursdays Scavenger Hunt
Enjoy the holiday season and pick up a map from the information booth, complete the hunt and return the card to the information booth to get a ticket to be redeemed by 4 p.m. for a “Charlie Brownie” from Terrace Café. The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Thursdays through Oct. 31. Event details

photo: Pumpkin Nights

Pumpkin Nights
Guests are transported to an enchanted world with dazzling, multi-sensory Halloween displays and seven Pumpkin Lands created with more than 3,000 artistically hand-carved real and synthetic pumpkins. Howell Farms. Daily through Nov. 3. Event details

Movies at the Park—Halloween Edition
Join us for a free showing of some of our favorite Halloween movies at The Park, located between Starbucks and Zoës Kitchen. The Shops at Park Lane. Oct. 11, 18 and 25. Event details

Haunted Halloween Party
Come dressed as your favorite character and play fun games. Event is intended for families with children ages 3 and up. Guests who RSVP get priority entrance. Disney Store NorthPark Center. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 27. Event details

Come for this annual event at its new location. Enjoy live jousting, falconry, an archery show, storytelling and more. Valley Creek Park. Oct. 19. Event details

Boo on Ballard
This evening provides a safe, family celebration in which kids can walk through downtown and trick-or-treat with local merchants in a controlled environment. Wylie Parks and Recreation hosts Glow in the Park in Olde City Park, also on Ballard Avenue. Activities include a bungee trampoline, zip line, foam cannon pit, and live DJ. Oct. 24. Event details

Join Residential Life as we host an opportunity for the UT Dallas and surrounding communities to bring their families for a safe, fun alternative to trick-or-treating. Residence Hall North West. Oct. 25. Event details

Halloween Trick-or-Treat March
Preschoolers and their parents can trick or treat through the halls of the Senior Recreation Center. Come ready to have fun—costumes are welcome! Senior Recreation Center. Oct. 25. Event details

photo: lindsay engler

Trick-or-Treating at The Dallas Arboretum
Don’t miss out on a special spooky late night at the Rory Meyer’s Children’s Adventure Garden. Tricks and treats at every turn! Costumes encouraged for a new festive and frightful costume contest. Oct. 25-26. Event details

Dia De Los Muertos Festival
This Día de los Muertos Festival is a yearly tradition where we celebrate our deceased loved ones. There will be music, sugar skulls, face painting and many more art activities throughout the building. Latino Cultural Center. Oct. 26. Event details

Put on your favorite costume and grab your goodie basket/bucket! The CORE parking lot is the place to be for this year’s trick-or-treat fun! Stop by decorated cars for a fun, safe & interactive trick or treat experience. The CORE at Coppell Rec. Oct. 26. Event details

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Trick-or-Treat on the Trails
It’s that time of year to think about creepy crawlies, spectacular spooks and things that go bump in the night. The BEC is excited to offer a special Halloween treat; Trick-or-Treat on the Trails! Walk the trail and meet the critters found in Coppell Nature Park. Biodiversity Education Center at Coppell Nature Park. Oct. 26. Event details

Halloween Extravaganza
Creep down to The Harbor for a costume contest on our ghoulish runway. Play on inflatables, games/activities and devour scrumptious treats from food trucks. Photo opportunities will be available. The Harbor. Oct. 26. Event details

Halloweekend at the Dallas Zoo
Get ready for some wild Halloween fun at the Zoo! Throw on your favorite costume and join us for two days of activities for the whole family. Oct. 26-27. Event details

—Kate Loweth


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