Get in the Halloween spirit with these thrilling Halloween events in Plano. For kids and families, there are several family-friendly options from trick or treat events and Halloween movie nights to a Haunted Family Campout. Adults and teens can even get spooked at a terrifying professional haunted house. Take a look at all the spooktacular events coming up this Halloween.
Dark Hour Haunted House
September 24 – October 30
After a year of darkness (no pun intended), Dark Hour Haunted House returns this fall as the Coven Awakens in a brand new way. Experience Dark Hour in its scariest form…the 13 coven witches together in one terrifying nightmare. Take a journey into the unknown as you explore the grounds of Coven Manor. A coven of witches has held control over this landscape since the late 1800’s. Various witches rise to power within the Coven and each one brings with her a slew of new nightmares. Can you survive an encounter with the Coven?
Dark Hour’s second attraction is an intense actor driven show with a modern twist. Rich characters, detailed costumes, and strong visuals make this show a must for every trip to Dark Hour. The inmates are terrible, but the staff are far worse! You are stuck in the Asylum with every cell open and every evil notion indulged. Test your sanity when you trek through Annabelle’s Asylum.
Screamin’ Green Hauntoween at Crayola Experience
Kids will be spellbound by the bewitching crafts, colorful scavenger hunt (complete with a prize at the end), frightfully fun face-in-the-hole photo ops, ooey-gooey Crayola slime live show*, pumpkin decorating*, and trick-or-treating. They’ll also have a skele-ton of fun starring in their own monster-ific coloring page and finding their spooky color name! Guests are encouraged to dress-up in their most colorfully scary costumes.
Neighborhood Goods & Fabletics – Halloween Costume Goat Yoga
Want to add goat yoga to your bucket list? Here’s your chance to knock it out! Come and join us for Goat Yoga in Legacy West brought to you by Fabletics and Neighborhood Goods. Come and get your yoga on while the tribe of pet goats graze and jump around (or on) you. Don’t forget to dress to impress in your Halloween costume!
Apparition Expedition: The Screening
Have a creeped-out, haunted historical movie night with Plano Arts & Events “Apparition Expedition: The Screening.” Follow us into Plano’s private homes and historic buildings as we venture into the past with a few spooky apparitions via this Plano-made film reenactment. Enjoy a seat at the film screening in Plano’s Cox Playhouse with concession-stand favorite snacks and an encounter with an on-site psychic.
Haunted Family Campout
Get in the spooky spirit and enjoy the nice weather at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve for an evening of outdoor games, nature walks, story-telling near the fire, s’mores, and family fun! There will be a tent decorating contest, pumpkin painting, and be sure to bring some candy for ‘tent or treating’. Bring your own picnic style dinner. A small pre-packaged breakfast will be provided in the morning.
October is Hitchcock-tober at The Angelika: Vertigo
An intricate web of obsession and deceit follows a retired San Francisco detective in one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most powerful, deep, and stunningly beautiful films. VERTIGO stars James Stewart and Kim Novak as two souls caught in a doomed romance. After Scottie Ferguson retires from his position as a private investigator, he is lured into case by a friend whose wife is allegedly possessed by a spirit. After saving the enigmatic Madeleine from suicide, Scottie begins to fall in love with her – and each twist in VERTIGO’s unpredictably terrifying second half completely alters all prior notions about the characters and events.
Hall-o-ween Movie Series at Legacy Hall: E.T.
We’ve been waiting for Spooky Season all year and it’s finally here! Celebrate with our FREE Hall-O-Ween Movie Series sponsored by Pepsi… if you dare. Catch all your favorite Halloween flicks on our huge 24ft screen. On Oct. 20, we’re phoning home with E.T.! Get here early to grab some food and a spooky specialty cocktail from the bar before the movie starts. Grab some delicious lobster rolls from Dock Local but be sure to save room for dessert! A fresh Belgian Waffle piled with cereal and whipped cream from Press Waffle Co. will surely hit the spot. This event is free to attend, but we highly recommend reserving a table by clicking on Tickets.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Legacy Hall (21+)
Join us for a maddeningly fun night in the Box Garden with a screening of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This year, we’re taking it up a notch with a live shadow cast performance by Los Bastardos! Los Bastardos’ professional cast will mirror the movie on the big screen with performances both on stage and throughout the audience. Their interactive, adult-friendly performance will spice up the night like you’ve never experienced before! The movie will begin at 8:00pm on our huge 24ft LED screen, so be sure to grab a spooky cocktail from the Garden Bar and some dinner from nearly 20 eateries inside before the show. Prop bags will be available for purchase for $7 at the event. Please do not bring any props that will make a mess (i.e. rice). We see you shiver with antici…pation, so purchase your tickets now before they sell out!
The Addams Family Musical presented by The ArtCentre Theatre
October 22-24 & 29-31
In its typical creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky fashion, the ghoulish Addams family is visiting the graveyard for an annual gathering of all family members, living dead, and undecided, to celebrate what it is to be an Addams. However, as Wednesday admits that she is falling in love, Morticia, Gomez, and Pugsley worry about her changing ways, chaos ensues. They find themselves admitting deep secrets and coming together in ways they never would have imagined.
Movie Night at Red Tail Pavilion Featuring Coco & Hocus Pocus
Enjoy a FREE movie under the stars at Red Tail Pavilion (formerly the Amphitheater at Oak Point Park). To fit the Halloween spirit, the double feature will be Disney Pixar’s Coco at 7 p.m. and Walt Disney’s Hocus Pocus at 9 p.m. Bring coolers, blankets and lawn chairs. Please leave pets at home.
FrankensteinFest in Downtown Plano Arts District
Join us for FrankensteinFest on Saturday, October 23rd from 10 am-11 pm in McCall Plaza in Downtown Plano! This is a FREE community event with tons of live music, costume contests for kids and dogs, a video game tournament, a stein holding contest and a brat eating contest. Find the event schedule here.
80’s Murder Mystery Party at Bulla Gastrobar
You are cordially invited to attend the Murder Mystery Prix Fix Dinner Party at Bulla Gastrobar for an interactive experience. Enjoy fresh tapas. Interview the suspects. Solve the crime. Trust no one.
Horror Movie Trivia Night at Legacy Hall
It’s spooky season at Legacy Hall, so grab your bravest friends for this epic evening of trivia, food, and spooky cocktails! If your team comes out alive (and with the most points), you’ll win these grand prizes:
- 1st place: $100 Hall Pass gift card
- 2nd place: $75 Hall Pass gift card
- 3rd place: $50 Hall Pass gift card
Come dressed up and enter our costume contest for a chance to win a $100 Hall Pass. Bring a smart device (i.e. phone, tablet, or laptop) to safely send in answers from your table. PRO TIP: If you have a larger team, a device with a larger screen like a tablet is easier to play on. Seating is first come first served at this event, so we recommend arriving early to grab some tacos from Chilangos Tacos or sushi rolls from Hōru Sushi Kitchen inside! There are 20+ eateries and bars to choose from at Legacy Hall. Trivia buy-in is $30 per team of up to six players. Only one ticket needs to be purchased for the whole team.
Hall-o-ween Movie Series at Legacy Hall: The Addams Family
We’ve been waiting for Spooky Season all year and it’s finally here! Celebrate with our FREE Hall-O-Ween Movie Series sponsored by Pepsi… if you dare. Catch all your favorite Halloween flicks on our huge 24ft screen. On Oct. 27, we’re getting the whole family together for The Addams Family! Get here early to grab some food and a spooky specialty cocktail from the bar before the movie starts. Grab a fresh and flavorful falafel bowl from Shawarma Bar but be sure to save room for dessert! A sweet crepe from Whisk & Eggs will surely satisfy that sweet tooth. This event is free to attend, but we highly recommend reserving a table by clicking on Tickets.
October is Hitchcock-tober at The Angelika: Strangers on a Train
Bruno Anthony thinks he has the perfect plot to rid himself of his hated father when he meets tennis player Guy Haines in STRANGERS ON A TRAIN. Guy is trapped in an unhappy marriage, and Bruno reveals that he feels trapped by his father, and proposes the theory of “exchange murders.” Suppose that Bruno were to murder Guy’s wife, and Guy in exchange were to kill Bruno’s father? Guy takes this as a joke, but Bruno takes things into his own hands when Guy arrives home to find his wife murdered.
Fun on the Farm Preschool Program: Trick or Treat
Fun on the Farm is an interactive program designed for preschoolers and their grown-ups. Most appropriate for children ages 2 to 5 years old, their programs offer families the opportunity to read a story, make a craft, meet the livestock, enjoy a wagon ride, and have fun on the 4.5 acre historical farm. Bring your little one and enjoy trick or treating on the farm!
Monster Mash Dance Party
Teens and adults with special needs are invited to a festive night of dancing, socializing, refreshments and fun on Friday, Oct. 29 at Plano Parks & Recreation’s Monster Mash Dance Party! The party takes place at the Sam Johnson Recreation Center from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and costs just $20 to sign up. Pull out those dancing shoes and register today at www.planoparks.org using Course #39590.
Holistic Festival of Life & Wellness + Plano Family Expo Halloween Masquerade
The 12th Holistic Festival of Life and Wellness this year combines with the Plano Family Expo’s Halloween Masquerade at Plano Event Center. Come dressed as your inner angel, or your avatar or your favorite character or come as you are. Enjoy holistic vendors, graveyard yoga, music and dance performances, haunted house maze, spooky drum jam, and so much more.
Bark Bash at The Shops at Legacy
Bark Bash at Legacy presented by T-Mobile is an outdoor, Halloween-themed FREE event, inviting the shopping community to bring a furry friend in costume to enjoy music, costume contests, dog adoptions through Habitat 4 Paws, treat stations, and plenty of fun for Fido! Activities include: vendor booths, in store treat stations, DJ, costume contest, adoptable dogs, photo booth, a sketch artist, and more!
Hall-o-ween Party at Legacy Hall
Legacy Hall’s official Hall-O-Ween party is back with a live show by Graceland Ninjaz party band, creepy cocktails, and a Killer Afterparty! You have NEVER seen a high-energy show like Graceland Ninjaz blending mashups, covers & originals spanning 6 decades of rock, pop, hip hop, soul and funk. Their Vegas-style production will keep you rocking and dancing the entire evening. Think: dancers, horns, an Elvis impersonator… the list goes on! Snag a Balcony VIP Lounge [21+] for the ultimate Halloween party experience complete with dedicated cocktail service, soft seating, and the best view of the stage.
North Texas Performing Arts Trunk or Treat at The Shops at Willow Bend
Join the fun for the inaugural NTPA Trunk or Treat event! Enjoy Halloween festivities in a socially-distanced, safe way by joining the hour-long drive-through trunk or treat! The trick or treating meets carnival extravaganza will provide fun for the whole family with entertainment, performances, candy, carnival games, and more.
Halloween at the Boo-ardwalk
Go to the Boo-ardwalk on Halloween for some family friendly fun! Costumes are going to be all the rage at this event, so don’t forget to wear them. When you first enter the Boo-ardwalk, take those Halloween family photos at the photo op, then come Trick, Treat, and Eat around the water for a spooktacular time. DJ Dracula will be at The Boo-vilian across the water for a dance and games for the kids. When you visit, be sure to tag @BoardwalkGranitePark. You might just end up on their social media page.
October is Hitchcock-tober at The Angelika: Psycho
Alfred Hitchcock’s landmark masterpiece of the macabre stars Anthony Perkins as the troubled Norman Bates, whose old dark house and adjoining motel are not the place to spend a quiet evening. When Marion Crane, spectacularly played by Janet Leigh, ends up at the Bates Motel after making off with $40,000 cash, there’s hardly a film fan alive who doesn’t know what happens next. First a private detective, then Marion’s sister, search for her as the horror and suspense mount to a terrifying climax where the mysterious killer is finally revealed.
Neighborhood Goods – Halloween Costume Goat Yoga
Come and join us for Goat Yoga in Legacy West brought to you by Fabletics and Neighborhood Goods! YOU are invited to GOAT YOGA in Plano at Legacy West! Come and get your yoga on while our tribe of pet goats graze and jump around (or on) you! Proudly hosted by Fabletics and Neighborhood Goods. Join the goats in Halloween costumes! The goats and our event will be outside – please dress accordingly.
Hallowqueen Drag Brunch at Legacy Hall
Get ready for a terrifyingly fun brunch with a live drag show, crazy cocktails, and delicious food! Grab your friends and sip on a mimosa or bloody Mary and indulge in specialty brunch items from our featured eateries while you enjoy the performances. An all-star cast of witches will move throughout the floor to put on an unforgettable show. Tickets are $45 per person and are sold by table.
Dia de los Muertos at Legacy Hall
We’re celebrating all day long with family-friendly activities in the afternoon followed by a live performance by Los Skarnales. Los Skarnales’ high energy performance brings sounds from ska, reggae, and cumbia. Mariachi Rosas Divinas, DFW’s First and Only All Female Mariachi, will have you on your feet for the entire performance! This FREE event kicks off in the afternoon with sugar skull face painting from 1 PM -5 PM and a screening of Coco for the kiddos. Then, sit back and enjoy an authentic dance performance by Anita M. Martinez Ballet Folklorico. You’re going to need your energy to celebrate all day, so grab some authentic Mexican street tacos and mango margaritas from Chilangos.
Mall-o’ween at The Shops at Willow Bend
The Shops at Willow Bend will be hosting our first annual MALL-O’WEEN event on Sunday October 31st from 2pm-5pm. This event is FREE to attend! Come dressed in your most spooktacular costume and enjoy Trick or Treating around Willow Bend!
For more events happening this fall, check out our Fall Bucket List blog post.