Halloween Fun in Orlando for All Ages
Who says Halloween only lasts one night? Starting as early as August, Orlando — Halloween Vacation Capital — offers a lineup of the nation’s top Halloween events spanning multiple spook-tacular months. And just like the destination itself, our Halloween festivities 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 more Halloween 2022 events as they become available. Then, get ready to paint the town orange at the most happening Halloween haunts in Orlando.
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort (Select Nights, Sept. 2 – Oct. 31, 2022)
The separately ticketed 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 Orlando’s theme parks, the night awakens with a frightening chill at the Universal Studios Florida park. 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.
Haunted houses for 2022 include:
- The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare: Enter the macabre mind of The Weeknd in this haunted house as he stalks you through the surreal nightmare of his After Hours music.
- Halloween: Come face to face with Michael Myers and go back to where it all began. Step into terrifying moments from the 1978 horror classic Halloween.
- The Horrors of Blumhouse: Enter the worlds of two horror masterpieces from Blumhouse as you face the most terrifying moments of Freaky and The Black Phone.
- Universal Monsters: Legends Collide: You’re about to get caught in the middle of an epic battle between The Wolf Man, Dracula and The Mummy, together for the first time ever. They’ll destroy anyone who gets in their way.
- Plus, six more terrifying haunted houses!
You can also face nightmarish creatures on streets twisted into five sinister scare zones, lose yourself in two outrageous live shows filled with diabolical surprises, feast on fearsomely themed food and drinks, and escape to some of Universal Studios Florida’s most exhilarating attractions.
Just 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.
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Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld® Orlando (Select Nights, Sept. 9 – Oct. 31, 2022)
After a successful “inaugural fear,” Howl-O-Scream resurfaces at SeaWorld® Orlando — and you will have nowhere to hide. This year also promises to be bigger than ever with more pulse-pounding, sweat-inducing haunts, thrills and chills.
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 nighttime coaster rides. Quench your thirst for fear at a fiendishly interactive bar. And feel the monstrous electricity of three live shows.
Evil returns — with a howl and a scream. Experience 28 nights of fully immersive fear during this specially ticketed event, 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.
13th Annual Día de los Muertos & Monster Party (Oct. 20, 2022)
Orlando’s 13th Annual Día de los Muertos & Monster Party showcases art inspired by Mexico’s Day of the Dead, as well as Halloween, and created by regional, national and international artists. The unique exhibition is paired with an outdoor experience featuring food, drinks, entertainment and spooky art vendors. Offering a rotating collection of galleries under one roof, CityArts is part of downtown Orlando’s City District.
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Spooky Empire (Oct. 21 – 23, 2022)
Experience the sights, sounds and screams of Halloween at Spooky Empire. Held at the Orange County Convention Center’s West Concourse, this three-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.
A Nightmare on Church Street (Oct. 22, 2022)
After 20 years, downtown Orlando’s famous Halloween costume party — A Nightmare on Church Street — returns to the historic Cheyenne Saloon. This wicked fun evening will feature all-inclusive food and drink tastings from some of Orlando’s best restaurants and bars, live music, a Halloween costume contest, and more.
A Petrified Forest (Select Nights, Sept. 30 – Oct. 29, 2022)
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. 15 and a Special Needs Night on Oct. 12.
The Haunted Road, A Drive-Thru Halloween Experience (Select Dates, Sept. 21 – Nov. 6, 2022)
Warning: This year’s edition of The Haunted Road is different. Taking place in east Orlando, the all-new Human Slaughterhouse Edition includes a 25-minute drive down The Haunted Road to witness spine-chilling phantom sightings. At the end of the road, you can park your vehicle and walk through a human slaughterhouse, then enjoy a chilling afterlife party … if the ghosts let you get that far.
Phantasmagoria XIII: Poe, Through the Tales Darkly (Oct. 6 – 8, 2022)
Held in the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando, Phantasmagoria XIII: Poe, Through the Tales Darkly brings to life the tales and poetry of Edgar Allan Poe through the critically acclaimed Phantasmagoria troupe’s evocative storytelling, fantastical dance, explosive stage combat, puppetry, projections, original music and more.
Halloween Events at The Abbey (Oct. 15 & Oct. 31, 2022)
In downtown Orlando, The Abbey is giving adults two ways to celebrate the spooky season. First, on Oct. 15, OngakuVania: A Halloween-Themed Video Game Party will feature a costume contest with prizes, live video game music, Castlevania-themed cocktails and more. Then, on Oct. 31, the Hocus Pocus Halloween Bash brings the Sanderson Sisters back for an incredible musical event. Wear your best costume for the chance to win $500.
Michael Pink’s Dracula (Oct. 20 – 23, 2022)
Orlando Ballet resurrects Michael Pink’s Dracula with expressive movement, thrilling music, dramatic setting and lighting, and romantic costuming. It’s being hosted by the all-new, acoustically remarkable Steinmetz Hall at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
Learn more: Steinmetz Hall
Nosferatu (Select Dates, Sept. 23 – Oct. 31, 2022)
Featuring new music, new characters, new experiences, new stories and new settings, Nosferatu is an immersive, “re-vamped” adult horror experience. Enter a redesigned warehouse where monsters lurk around every dark corner as art meets haunted house meets vampires’ den. It’s taking place at the Renaissance Theatre adjacent to Loch Haven Cultural Park north of downtown Orlando.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World® Resort (SOLD OUT)
Join some of your favorite Disney Characters for an evening of spirited fun at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, an all-ages, specially ticketed celebration at Magic Kingdom® Park, part of Walt Disney World® Resort. (Please note that all tickets for this event have been sold.)
This year’s eerie entertainment will include:
- Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular!: At Cinderella Castle, watch three sinister sisters bewitch and bedazzle the residents of Magic Kingdom Park.
- Disney’s Not-So-Spooky Spectacular: A wickedly wild fireworks display featuring some of your favorite Disney Characters and hosted by Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
- Disney Junior Jam: Perfect for young partygoers, this dance party invites you to boogie down at Storybook Circus with some of your favorite friends from Disney Junior shows.
- Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade: See beloved Disney Characters on the move.
- Favorite Attractions: Enjoy spellbinding surprises as you rediscover more than 20 favorite attractions with a Halloween twist, including Mad Tea Party, Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor®, Space Mountain® and many more.
- Disney Characters in Costume: See some of your favorite Disney Characters decked out in their best Halloween outfits.
- Trick-or-Treat Trail: Search for your favorite sweets and collect a bag full of candy, including allergy-free options.
Revel in the extraordinarily enchanting atmosphere of this limited-capacity event, exclusively at Walt Disney World Resort.
SeaWorld® Spooktacular (Saturdays, Sundays & Halloween, Sept. 17 – Oct. 31, 2022)
Celebrate Halloween with candy, costumes, your favorite sea friends and plenty of spooky surprises. Treat your family to all the festive fun of SeaWorld® Spooktacular, included with park admission at SeaWorld Orlando this fall.
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Brick or Treat Presents Monster Party at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort (Saturdays & Sundays, Sept. 24 – Oct. 30, 2022)
At LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, get bewitched by the biggest Brick or Treat ever with tons of candy, an all-new show lineup, never-before-seen exclusive LEGO® characters, and an all-new cinematic experience to create the ultimate family Halloween celebration. All the fun of Brick or Treat Presents Monster Party is included with park admission to LEGOLAND® Florida Theme Park.
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Gators, Ghosts and Goblins™ (Saturdays & Sundays, Oct. 15 – 30, 2022)
Gatorland®, the Alligator Capital of the World, will hold its fourth annual Gators, Ghosts and Goblins™ Halloween event. The fun is included with park admission, including multiple themed haunt zones, interactive characters, animal meet-and-greets, and the popular Children’s Halloween Costume Parade, featuring treat bags for all the kids who participate. You can also look forward to amusing shows, games, candy giveaways and much more. You are also welcome to wear costumes — just nothing scary or gory please, since Bubba and Skunk Ape are easily scared.
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Screamin’ Green Hauntoween at Crayola Experience (Sept. 24 – Oct. 31, 2022)
Included with general admission, Screamin’ Green Hauntoween is back at Crayola Experience, inviting you to join their crayon crew on a quest to discover rare Halloween colors and meet monster-ific characters. You’re welcome to dress up, but please note that costume masks are not allowed. Crayola Experience is located at The Florida Mall®, close to International Drive.
Halloween at Old Town Entertainment District (Oct. 31, 2022)
Spend Halloween at Old Town and enjoy trick-or-treating from 5 – 7 p.m. with candy stations on every block and at select merchants, followed by a costume content on the main stage at 7 p.m. The popular Mortem Manor Haunted House will also open early. Old Town is in Kissimmee minutes from Walt Disney World.
Trick-or-Treat Safe Zone at Orange County Regional History Center (Oct. 29, 2022)
In downtown Orlando, enjoy trick-or-treating throughout the Trick-or-Treat Safe Zone at Orange County History Center and the Orlando Public Library, including creepy crafts, candy and a scavenger hunt. Admission is free for families with children ages 12 and under, and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Learn more: Orlando Museums & Galleries
The FunkiJam Show: Rock or Treat Halloween Fair (Saturdays & Sundays, Oct. 22 – 30, 2022)
Put on your favorite costumes for The FunkiJam Show: Rock or Treat Halloween Fair, a dance-along, sing-along, play-along Halloween musical for children. It’s hosted by the Orlando Repertory Theatre (aka Orlando Rep) in Loch Haven Cultural Park north of downtown Orlando.
Milk Mart Spooky Soiree (Oct. 2, 2022)
Costumes are welcome at the Milk Mart Spooky Soiree, taking place in Orlando’s Milk District east of downtown from 12 – 6 p.m. Enjoy a lazy Sunday full of shopping and eating, including the chance to pick up new Halloween decor and costume pieces.
Learn more: Orlando Neighborhoods