10 Halloween Family Frights Beyond the Theme Parks in Orlando

Family-friendly Halloween celebrations abound in Orlando.

Halloween is a monstrous affair in Orlando — Halloween Vacation Capital® — for children and adults alike. What's more, many of our Halloween events scream with great value for the entire family.

See our list of ghostly good fun and affordable things to do in Orlando for Halloween 2016!

Zoo Boo Bash at Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Trick-or-treat at the Central Florida Zoo, the wildest neighborhood in town, during the ZOO Boo Bash. It's a safe, fun, and not-too-scary event for young and old alike. Kids are invited to bring goody bags for trick-or-treating and to wear costumes. There is also face painting and animal encounters, along with a daily costume contest.

Kids Halloween Party at Enzian Theater

Just minutes from downtown Orlando, the famous Enzian Theater is hosting a Kids Halloween Party. Bring the entire family for a costume party featuring an animated film, lunch, games and a costume contest.

Trick-or-Treat Safe Zone Block Party at Orange County Regional History Center

Young ghouls and goblins can enjoy trick or treating throughout the Orange County Regional History Center and Orlando Public Library in downtown Orlando. Included with this free event will be trick or treat candy, kids crafts and a scavenger hunt. Face painters and shaved ice treats make this a fun block party for the whole family.

Screamin’ Green Hauntoween at Crayola Experience

Werewolves, witches and monsters — oh my! Spooky and colorful family fun awaits! During this limited event at Crayola Experience, located at the Florida Mall, you can create monster-rific crafts, snap spooktacular character photos, go on a themed scavenger hunt and trick or treat throughout the attraction, all included with the price of admission.

Spooktacular Laser Light Shows at Orlando Science Center

Enjoy light and sound merge for a terrifically spooky experience in the Dr. Phillips CineDome. Don't miss these mesmerizing laser light shows at 2 p.m. on select days.

Lil' Frankenstein's Monster Bash (Pre-K Halloween Workshop) at Orlando Science Center

You and your preschooler can celebrate Halloween with science and fun! Join Lil' Frankenstein and his pals to put some science in your holiday!

6th Annual Pumpkins & Munchkins in Winter Park

Children of all ages are invited to join Pumpkins and Munchkins in Shady Park! This free event will have activities that include games, bounce houses, costume contest, Trick-or-Treat Trail, and lots of fun for the entire family!

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Florida Resort

Just beyond Orlando is a unique theme park build brick-by-brick for true LEGO fans. Brick or Treat will be back with more spooky, kooky Halloween fun for kids. Expanded in 2015, the friendly-not-frightening event features trick-or-treating along the Brick or Treat Trail, larger-than-life LEGO models, LEGO build activities, the world's largest LEGO jack-o-lantern, a scavenger hunt with prizes, and an exclusive, Halloween-themed fireworks show in Pirates' Cove.

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