Halloween in Orlando for Families and Adults
Why celebrate Halloween for just one night when Orlando — Halloween Vacation Capital — offers a lineup of the nation’s top Halloween events spanning multiple spook-tacular months? Starting as early as August, Halloween festivities in Orlando have something for everyone, ranging from extreme thrills for adults and teens to friendly chills the whole family can enjoy.
Bookmark this page for details about even more Halloween 2021 events as they become available. Then, prepare to paint the town orange while having a scare-riffic good time at the most happening Halloween haunts in Orlando!
Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified. Learn more about healthy travel in Orlando, and check with your favorite events and venues for their current status.
Halloween for Adults & Teens in Orlando
Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld® Orlando
Select Nights, Sept. 10 – Oct. 31, 2021
A new terror has surfaced, and there’s nowhere to hide. Howl-O-Scream has washed ashore at SeaWorld Orlando, and this time, the fear is everywhere!
During this specially ticketed event, evade angry haunts as they rampage through scare zones. Seek shelter indoors, only to find you’ve entered a house of horrors. Deepen the thrill with a nighttime coaster ride. Quench your thirst for fear at a fiendishly interactive bar. And feel the monstrous electricity of a live show. Above all, try to resist the haunting song of the one who has emerged from the lake. Evil is calling at Orlando’s newest Halloween event — with a howl and a scream.
Experience 27 nights of fully immersive fear this fall, only at SeaWorld Orlando!
Please note: Howl-O-Scream is intended for a mature audience. This event contains intense adult content such as violence, gore and blood. No costumes are allowed.
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort
Select Nights, Sept. 3 – Oct. 31, 2021
Now in its 30th terrifying year, Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) at Universal Orlando Resort is Orlando’s most famous Halloween event for adults and teens, bringing together the stories and visions of the world’s most notorious creators of horror. From cinematic greats and crazed current cult favorites to the park’s original abominations — every year, the legend grows and the experience reaches beyond your wildest nightmares.
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As the sun sets on days filled with thrills in all of Universal’s theme parks, the night awakens with a frightening chill at Universal Studios Florida. Just as in horror films where the first to wander off meets a terrible fate, you’ll want to bring a friend with you to share the screams and watch your back as you make your way through the horror. You definitely need someone to cling to, someone to hide behind, somebody to panic with as you enter mind-ripping haunted houses inspired by the biggest names in horror! Confirmed haunted houses for 2021 include The Haunting of Hill House, Beetlejuice, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Universal Monsters: The Bride of Frankenstein Lives, and HHN Icons: Captured, Welcome to Scarey: Horror in the Heartlands, Case Files Unearthed: Legendary Truth, The Wicked Growth: Realm of the Pumpkin, Puppet Theatre: Captive Audience, and Revenge of the Tooth Fairy.
You can also face nightmarish creatures on streets twisted into sinister scare zones, lose yourself in outrageous live entertainment filled with diabolical surprises, and escape to some of Universal Studios Florida’s most exhilarating attractions. This year’s event marks the return of Jack the Clown as well, spreading chaos and lunging from the shadows where you least expect. Nobody living or dead is responsible for more laughter, screams and maniacal madness over the past 30 years than Jack. So heed this warning if you plan to dare the terrors of Halloween Horror Nights: Never go alone!
WARNING: EVENT MAY BE TOO INTENSE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AND IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13. NO COSTUMES OR COSTUME MASKS ALLOWED.
The Haunted Road
Select Dates, Sept. 30 – Nov. 7, 2021
One of Florida’s last remaining haunted roads is now a seasonal drive-thru experience, disrupting spirits and conjuring up on-demand ghost sightings for you to witness. But proceed at your own risk: It is unclear if the spirits remain to ward off future victims or lure unsuspecting travelers to join them as part of The Haunted Road! (Please note: You may experience sudden and scary action and sounds at The Haunted Road that may not be suitable for young children.)
Scream n' Stream
Select Nights, Sept. 17 – Oct. 31, 2021
Scream n' Stream, a premier drive-thru haunted attraction, is returning this fall for its second year with an all-new horrifying story on select nights. Drive into a whole new world of terror crafted by Halloween Horror Nights Veteran, Patrick Braillard! During the 25-minute experience, you will drive into “Station 5,” a secret research compound that is home to some of the most fearsome creatures on the planet: clowns and zombies. Your vehicle will be tasked with delivering a kill-switch device to stop the escaped creatures before it is too late. Don’t worry: Your passengers will all be armed with laser guns to keep you safe as you navigate through the experience!
Oct. 23–24, 2021
Experience the sights, sounds and screams of Halloween at Spooky Empire! Held at Hyatt Regency Orlando, this two-day event features an enormous room of vendors, a film and tattoo festival, music, celebrity speakers, and other thrills and chills for diehard aficionados of the spookiest of holidays.
Dia De Los Muertos Halloween Block Party
Oct. 31, 2021
Located on International Drive, ICEBAR Orlando is celebrating Halloween with bone-chilling cocktails and decor to match, along with costume contests and plenty of other thrills and chills during their Dia De Los Muertos Halloween Block Party. Guests must be 21 or older with valid ID.
12th Annual Día de los Muertos & Monster Party
Oct. 21, 2021
Presenting an early salute to the Mexican holiday, Orlando’s 12th Annual Día de los Muertos & Monster Party will feature a themed exhibition at downtown’s CityWorks art gallery and an outdoor experience with live performances, spooky art vendors and other reasons to attend. The exhibition will showcase Day of the Dead and Halloween-inspired art created by regional, national and international artists.
Select Dates, Oct. 1-31, 2021
The Renaissance Theatre Company will christen their new home in downtown Orlando’s Ivanhoe Village district with a special stage adaptation of the classic vampire film, Nosferatu. As part of the venue’s COVID-19 safety precautions, all guests and patrons will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to attending.
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Halloween for All Ages in Orlando
Disney After Hours Boo Bash at Walt Disney World® Resort
Select Dates, Aug. 10 – Oct. 31, 2021
The moon looms large overhead, lighting the castle below. The gates close, the clock strikes and the ghouls come out to play for Disney After Hours Boo Bash at Walt Disney World Resort! After the close of Magic Kingdom® Park, you’ll find a special three-hour event that’s brewing this Halloween season with party music, decorations and Character Cavalcades galore! With the parks closed and low wait times for favorite attractions, it’s the perfect event for you to swoop in.
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Guests young, old and immortal can dress in costume for the occasion and get their fill as they collect candy about the land. Some of your favorite and fiendish friends will be lurking about — from Madame Carlotta, Dr. Facilier and Captain Barbossa to Mickey and Goofy in their Halloween best. Or stop and listen to the Cadaver Dans during their special comeback (from the dead) performance. Plus, delight in exclusive offerings including sweet and savory treats, and simply enjoy the not-too-spooky atmosphere as Cinderella Castle is cast in a spectral glow.
Float on over to Disney After Hours Boo Bash … it’s a ghostly good time! No day park ticket or reservation required after purchase. But hurry: There are only a few select dates left on sale and once they’re gone, they’re gone!
Saturdays & Sundays, Sept. 18 – Oct. 31, 2021
Halloween is back with candy, costumes, your favorite Sesame Street® friends and plenty of spooky surprises. Treat your family to all the festive fun of SeaWorld Spooktacular at SeaWorld Orlando this fall!
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Kids love trick-or-treating during this daytime event as they explore the decorated Trick-or-Treat Trail and meet all sorts of colorful characters. And that’s just the beginning!
From spooky stories and a Halloween dance party to moments with furry friends like Count von Count, Elmo, Cookie Monster and more, this is immersive family fun you’ll only find at SeaWorld!
Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort
Saturdays & Sundays, Oct. 2-31, 2021
Build the perfect Halloween for kids during Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Florida Resort! Your family can experience the spooky, kooky fun with trick-or-treating, exclusive Halloween characters and more — all included in general admission.
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Gators, Ghosts and Goblins™
Saturdays & Sundays, Oct. 9-31, 2021
Gatorland is bringing back its popular Gators, Ghosts and Goblins™ Halloween celebration for a third straight year of family fun and fright done right. The all-ages, daytime, family-friendly event features multiple themed haunt zones, interactive characters, animal meet-and-greets, Swamp Ghost’s Monster Museum, The Crocs and Cryptids Zone (where you can search for hidden cryptozoological beasts, including the park’s Skunk Ape!), and the Children’s Halloween Costume Parade with treat bags for participating kids.
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You can also look forward to Frank & Stein’s Ooky Kooky Octoberfest, featuring live music from the park’s undead polka band, Polkageist, with German beer and food available for purchase. All of the other festivities are included with park admission, and guests are welcome to wear costumes — just nothing scary or gory, please.
Select Dates, Oct. 7 – 31, 2021
Held in Orlando’s Lake Nona neighborhood, about 15 minutes east of our main tourism districts, SpookNona offers three different events: Monster Movie Nights on Wednesdays (Oct. 13 – 27, 2021), Pumpkin Patch on Thursdays through Sundays (Oct. 7 – 31, 2021), and Graveyard Smash (Oct. 23, 2021). Admission to the Pumpkin Patch and Graveyard Smash is free, with Movie Nights costing $10 per person.
Trick or Treat at Museum of Illusions
Wednesdays, Oct. 6-27, 2021
Every Wednesday in October from 5-8 p.m., enjoy a mind-bending evening with reimagined, Halloween-themed exhibits and complimentary candy during Museum of Illusions’ Trick or Treat event. You’re also encouraged to dress in your best costume! Museum of Illusions is one of many must-try attractions at ICON Park® on International Drive.
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Crayola Experience’s Screamin’ Green Hauntoween
Sept. 25 – Oct. 31, 2021
This is no hocus pocus! Screamin’ Green Hauntoween is back at Crayola Experience with totally new, spook-tacular attractions and activities that are sure to wrap your family in a web of frightfully creative fun. Crayola Experience is located at The Florida Mall®, close to International Drive.
Trick or Treat Safe Zone at the Orange County Regional History Center
Oct. 30, 2021
Bring your young dragons, high-flying fairies and mystical magicians to the Trick or Treat Safe Zone at the Orange County Regional History Center in downtown Orlando. Admission is free and includes games, crafts and activities for the whole family. Plus, costumes are encouraged!
Promenade at Sunset Walk’s 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat
Oct. 30, 2021
Trunk or Treat is a free, open-air, pet-friendly event with live music, street performers and more than two dozen candy locations — not to mention the chance to see a lot of cool cars! And yes, kids are welcome to wear their favorite costumes. It takes place at Promenade at Sunset Walk, adjacent to Margaritaville Resort Orlando.
A Petrified Forest
Select Nights, Oct 1-30, 2021
Located in Altamonte Springs, about 30 minutes north of our tourism districts, A Petrified Forest features two outdoor scare trails, where groups of six or less can venture through a haunted forest filled with terrifying beasts. On special “Total Eclipse” nights — which require a signed waiver for anyone under 18 — you will only be provided with a single glowstick to light your path ... and the monsters have permission to reach out and touch you! The event is rated PG-13 on most nights and not recommended for guests under 12, but a Kids’ Day is available on Oct. 9 and a Special Needs Night on Oct. 13.
Halloween Movie at Lake Eola Park: ‘Beetlejuice’
Oct. 30, 2021
Bring the whole family to this free, all-ages, open-air screening of Tim Burton’s whimsical horror classic at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando. You’re also encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and snacks.
13 Films of Halloween
Select Dates, Oct. 2-30, 2021
Held every October, the Enzian Theater’s 13 Films of Halloween features a lineup of spooky movies with something for every age group. It’s complemented by Eden Bar’s Halloween Party, an adults-only soiree hosted by the theater’s on-site, open-air bar on the main event’s final evening. The Enzian Theater is just north of Winter Park in Maitland, about 25 minutes from Orlando’s tourism districts.
Orlando Creepy Crawl
Oct. 30, 2021
Register your team for the Orlando Creepy Crawl, a fun, Halloween-themed walking event that starts at Harbor Park at Baldwin Park, just east of downtown Orlando.
There’s Always More to Do in Orlando
Halloween haunts aren’t the only can’t-miss events waiting for you in Orlando this fall. See what else is happening during your next visit, and make plans to join the fun.
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If you need help plotting your getaway, take advantage of our free planning resources, or reach out to our Official Visitor Services team via Live Chat or by phone at +1 (800) 958-6092 . You can also stock up on authorized discount tickets for theme parks, attractions and experiences at Visit Orlando powered by BestofOrlando.com and take advantage of other special offers. It’s the best way to scare up a good time when you visit Orlando: Halloween Vacation Capital!
Map of Halloween Events in Orlando
Use this interactive map to scare up a good time at all of Orlando’s Halloween haunts in 2021. (Click here if you found us via Google and don’t see a map or images!)