Halloween is a great holiday to celebrate with the family! If you take advantage of some festivities, you can really get into the Halloween spirit! In this blog I include some celebrations held across the United States and also some festivities you can do right at home!
1. Terror on Tillson Street
Located: Romeo, Michigan
Dates: Month of October
About: Homeowners will take Halloween to the next level by decorating their houses as much as they can. For the whole month of October families will spend the weekends walking the streets gazing upon the scary decorations. During Halloween this particular destination has become a hot spot. Thousands of people will travel to Michigan just to see the decorations.
During the trick-or-treating hours, the streets are closed so the children are comfortable going door-to-door without the worry of cars. This is designed for families. The community is dedicated to providing a safe environment for everyone during Halloween.
2. The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze
Located: Croton-on-Hudson, New York.
Dates: 2018: September 28th-30th, October 4th-31st
Price: Adults-22$ Children-16$ Children under 3- FREE
About: Over 7,000 jack o’ lanterns are designed and hand-carved to be displayed on site. Families come to walk through the sceneries and gaze upon the different lanterns. There is a color-changing star show, swimming aquatic creatures, a giant Sea Serpent, and a jack o’ lantern Statue of Liberty!
3. All Seasons Apple Orchard-Pumpkin Patch
Located: Woodstock, Illinois
Dates: 2018: September 1st – November 4th
Price: Prices vary, check out their pricing page for more detail.
About: All Seasons Orchard has a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, delicious food, a corn maze, and pumpkin and apple picking. This orchard is designed for families to be in a space where you can enjoy the festive activities!
4. Halloween Glen
Located: Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Recreation’s 23-acre nature center
Dates: 2018: October 12th – October 13th
Price: 5:30-8pm-6$ Tyke Hike-3$
About: This is an outdoor adventure designed for children between ages 3-12. There is a little hike (Tyke Hike) where it’s a shorter distance where families will hike four of the eight stations at the center. After the hike families are welcomed to join Halloween cartoons in making arts and craft projects. The 8 dollar hike is a little bit longer, where families will hike all eight stations and they as well are welcomed to join the arts and craft projects afterwards.
5. Jay Ghoul’s House of Curiosities
Located: Tarrytown, New York
Dates: 2018: October 19th-21st, 25th-28th, 31st
Price: Adults-14$, Children 3-17-10$,Children under 3-FREE
About: Primarily for adults, teens and school-aged children. Although it’s not scary, you go into a mansion where you have to help determine the cause of death of archaeologists who died right after discovering an Ancient Egyptian tomb. It’s a mystery puzzle where you crack secrets and superstitions. This is held at night when the mansion is lit up and the decorations come alive!
6. Boo at the Zoo
Located: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Dates: 2018: October 12th-13th
Price: Adults-10.25$, Children 3-12-8.25$, Children under 2-FREE
About: Boo at the Zoo is typically held all around the United States. This one in particular has Haystack Mazes, a spooky ride through the zoo, temporary tattoos, treats, a dancing light show and an exhibit that teaches children about bats.
7. “Trek ‘n Treat” at Grant Park
Located: South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Dates: October 14th
Price: 2$ per person
About: Families are encouraged to walk the “haunted” woods of Grant Park. Within the park there are about 20 stations that children can trick-or-treat and get information about nature. Afterwards families are welcomed to pumpkin painting, refreshments and other activities related to the park.
One of the best parts of Halloween is being able to bake some amazing treats! Together, families get to spend quality time with their children by being creative and decorating their favorite Halloween snacks. From cupcakes to Chex mix, Halloween has thousands of ideas families can make right at home. Some fast and easy Halloween Deserts can be customized and recreated for your preferences.
Decorating your house can be another fun adventure for you and your family. Checking out stores like Marshalls, Walmart, or Target can be extremely beneficial for decorating your house! Not only do they have sales, they are cute! If you like to shop online you could check out Etsy or Amazon as well!
Of course trick-or-treating is an amazing Halloween festivity! This is what the children look forward to all month long! They get to put on their Halloween Costumes and get a bunch of candy by the end of the night! What’s better than that?
Don’t forget to buy your candy for the other children in the neighborhood and dress up for the children!
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