Best Places to Trick-or-Treat in Orlando

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If your family will be in Orlando for Halloween this year, celebrate like a local at these trick-or-treating hotspots.

By Nate Shelton

If you'll be in Orlando this October, get ready for your family's most "scare-riffic" Halloween yet. Not only do we have 10 full weeks of seasonal events and festivities, but we offer some of the best trick-or-treating in the world. From collecting goodies at theme parks, to free, family-friendly events at some of Orlando's most popular destinations, these locations have you covered.

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Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Treats for the Whole Family at Orlando's Theme-Parks

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party: On select nights through Nov. 1 at Magic Kingdom transforms into a truly magical place to celebrate the holiday. You and your family can don your best costumes and hit numerous trick-or-treat trails. Other features include exclusive desserts, character meet-and-greets, special shows, a parade and fireworks. Pricing varies by night.

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SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular: This family-friendly, daytime event at SeaWorld Orlando invites kids to wear costumes as they explore a "fantasea" that includes multiple candy stations with special treats. You'll also be amazed by pumpkin fish, sea-themed arts and crafts, and up-close animal encounters.

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Legoland Florida's Brick or Treat: Halloween festivities at Legoland Florida take place every weekend in October and on Halloween. Children can wear costumes, collect fistfuls of candy, participate in a scavenger hunt, get their photos taken with life-sized Legos and enjoy other special features. Regular park admission is required.

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Central Florida Zoo Boo Bash

Trick-or-Treating in Orlando Beyond the Theme Parks

Avalon Park's Halloween Spooktacular: This free event invites children and their parents to enjoy an evening of trick-or-treating and Halloween activities. It takes place on Oct. 28 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Avalon Park, which is about 20 minutes east of downtown Orlando.

Central Florida Zoo Boo Bash: On Oct. 28-29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., your family can have a wild Halloween at Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. Besides plenty of trick-or-treat opportunities, the entire family can enjoy activities such as pumpkin-patch photos, a haunted (but not too scary) hayride and animal education shows. Admission to the zoo, which is located about 30 minutes from downtown Orlando, is required. Kids can bring their costumes too!

Halloween at Cranes Roost Park: This free, community-oriented event at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs (just 15 minutes north of Orlando) features local businesses sponsoring booths to hand out candy and other goodies to approximately 15,000 kids. It runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a costume contest at 6 p.m.

Kidgits Boo Bash and Mall-Wide Trick-or-Treating: Located approximately 25 minutes from Walt Disney World, The Florida Mall's Boo Bash is a free event featuring an evening of fun for kids of all ages. Held in the Center Court, the event takes place on Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and includes giveaways, music, a pumpkin patch, games and more. A majority of retailers will also be giving away free candy or nonfood items.

Spooktacular Science Extravaganza: On Oct. 26, the Orlando Science Center (OSC) will host an evening of fun, interactive Halloween activities for all ages - plus candy for trick-or-treaters. Your whole gang is welcome to dress in family-friendly costumes too. The OSC is located near College Park about 15 minutes from downtown Orlando. Admission is required for non-OSC members.

Spooky Hollow: Every Halloween, the City of Sanford and its downtown merchants invite kids 12 and under (as well as their parents) to trick-or-treat from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Costume contests by age groups will take place at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Plus, look for carnival games, prizes and other surprises. Sanford is about 30 minutes from downtown Orlando.

Trick-or-Treat at Waterford Lakes Town Center: On Oct. 31, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., participating stores at Waterford Lakes Town Center will have free candy for kids. You'll also encounter Halloween-themed music, face-painting and bounce houses. One of the area's top shopping and dining destinations, Waterford Lakes is located about 20 minutes east of downtown Orlando.

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Every year, you'll find plenty of prime trick-or-treating opportunities and other special Halloween events throughout Orlando, making the holiday truly magical. What's your Orlando Halloween tradition? Tweet it to us @VisitOrlando.

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Written by Nate Shelton, Consumer Content Writer at Visit Orlando. He’s a native Floridian who appreciates the entertainment, historical and culinary aspects of the City Beautiful and Orange County.


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