Dust off your witch hats, pack up those goblins, and get out there for a month full of spooktacular Halloween fun!
If you are like me, you plan ahead for holiday events. With the uncertainty of trick-or-treating looming over our heads (normally, it’s just the unpredictable Fall weather, but now we’ve added COVID-19 to the mix again!), here are some fun Halloween events ideas! Because, we will take ANY excuse to wear a costume right?!
Dent Schoolhouse “Lights On” Event
5963 Harrison Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45248
Tickets $10/adult, $7/child 10 years and under
Come for a one night only “lights on” event with no tricks, just treats, prizes, and friendly ghosts.
October 8-9, 15-16, and 22-23
Heritage Village Museum at Sharon Woods
11500 Lebanon Rd.
Sharonville, OH 435214
$10/ticket 2 years and up
This “slight-fright” evening is sure to entertain with haunted characters, balloon art, and games. Concession stands will be open for refreshments. Costumes encouraged!
Mt. Healthy Haunted Hall “Lights Up”
7700 Seward Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45231
$5/child, adults free
For one night only, the lights will be up to make way for the littlest of Halloween enthusiasts. Come for a night of trick-or-treating and even experience the giant vortex tunnel.
October 16-17, 23-24, and 30-31
Free with admission
Dress up, grab a bag, and come to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden for trick or treating, special animal enrichment, Hogwarts Express train ride (additional fee), the scare-ousel (additional fee) and Phil Dalton’s Theater of Illusion shows at 1:00 and 3:00 pm. You can even play hide and seek with Fiona and see if you can find statues of her dressed up in three different costumes around the zoo.
Tricks and Treats Fall Fest at Kings Island
Saturdays and Sundays September 25-October 31
The park will be full of Halloween fun with food, entertainment, family friendly activities, trick-or-treating and costume contests. Come dressed up and ready to scream!
Jack O’ Lantern Junction at EnterTRAINment Junction
September 18-October 31
7379 Squire Ct.
West Chester, OH 45069
Need some Halloween fun on a rainy day? Pop in to EnterTRAINment Junction for a kid’s maze full of friendly ghosts and skeletons. Enjoy new Halloween mini scenes and a themed train display. Each child will leave with a treat bag!
Neusole Glassworks Make A Pumpkin Class
11925 Kemper Springs
Forest Park, OH 45240
Children must be 5 years or older and accompanied by an adult
With the help of a professional artist, blow your own pumpkin decoration out of molten glass! Sessions are booked in 30 minute time slots and pumpkins are available for pick up in 7 days. Masks required. E-mail [email protected] to schedule.
Thursday Art Play: Halloween Party
10:30-11:30 am at Washington Park
Ages 3-8 accompanied by an adult
Join the Contemporary Art Center at the Washington Park Porch for Halloween themed art play, followed by a costume parade, treats, and spine-tingling yoga.
Halloween Cartooning Workshop at Clifton Cultural Arts Center
2728 Short Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45219
At the one time workshop, kids will learn to utilize traditional cartooning techniques to create their own animated pumpkin patch. They will practice drawing spooky cats, bats, witches and other creature to haunt their patch. Registration required.
Legend of Sleepy Hollow Presented by Madcap Puppets
Fairfield Community Arts Center
411 Wessel Dr.
Fairfield, OH 45014
$17/adult and $12/child 12 years and under
Purchase tickets at 867-5348
In this hilarious production by Madcap Puppets, Icabod Crane endures a series of pranks and ghost stories only to find himself on the ride of his life.
Halloween Treat Street at Deerfield Towne Center
5503 Deerfield Blvd.
Mason, OH 45040
Children under 12
Put on your best costume and come out to trick-or-treat store to store while supplies last. Rain or shine!
Love this! We love HallZOOween, Jack O’ Lantern Junction, and hope to make it back to the Haunted Village this year! I’d love to bring my boys to more of these this Halloween season! One note, beware the Lights On Tour at Dent Schoolhouse! We went last year, because it was advertised as an event for “little ones!” My three year old was terrified! This event may be better for older kids. There are no monsters jumping out and all the lights are on, but everything else from the haunted schoolhouse during regular hours is still there! But moms, if you like haunted houses, leave the kids at home, and check it out at night! Dent Schoolhouse is the BEST!!