Get in the Halloween spirit with these thrilling Halloween events in Plano. For kids and families, there are family-friendly options from trick or treat events to Halloween movie nights. Adults and teens can get spooked at a terrifying professional haunted house. And not to be missed, RIP Fest and a fan favorite, Apparition Expedition will take place in the historic Downtown Plano Arts District. Take a look at all the spooktacular events coming up this Halloween.
Dark Hour Haunted House
Dark Hour Haunted House returns this fall from September 22-October 31. This year the 13 witches of the Dark Hour Coven have gathered to cast the most terrifying spell…your worst nightmares come to life. Not for children under 10.
Monster club misadventures
Through October 28 at Dark Hour’s new escape experience, partake in Monster Club Misadventures. After rummaging through his grandparents’ attic, your friend excitedly told you on the phone about some “…wicked awesome stuff I found! I think it was used to cast spells in the olden days!” There’s just one problem; he started dabbling in the dark arts before you could get there and now, he’s vanished! It’s up to YOU to bring him back. Save your friend from the catastrophic rift he caused in time & space before it’s too late! What could possibly go wrong?
Screamin’ Green Hauntoween
Screamin’ Green Hauntoween is back! From Sept. 23-Oct. 31, experience SPOOKtacular family fun and WITCHtacular crafts. Creep through the MONSTERific attractions while collecting ghoulish clues for the scavenger hunt. Discounted tickets available here.
At Willow Bend Center for the Arts October 6-October 15, enjoy the electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks’ monstrously funny film that will leave you in stitches. From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein! Tickets are $20-$35.
Make this spooky family-friendly walk-through attraction at The Texas Pool part of your family’s Halloween tradition. No scary ghouls… just some fun jumps, a few screams and laughter. Visitors of all ages are invited. Gates are open from 7pm-10pm every Saturday night in October. Admission is $5 per person or $20 per family. All proceeds and donations will support the historic Texas Pool.
Hall-o-ween Bar Crawl
Grab your friends, #squadghouls, and join Legacy Hall on Friday, October 13 for a wicked good time, during a self-guided bar crawl through the three floors and four bars at Legacy Hall.
For $65 per person, you will receive all of the following:
- 4 Specialty Drinks: these drinks will ONLY be available for this event
- 1 Souvenir Hall-O-Ween Glassware
- 1 General Admission ticket to Rhymin’ N Stealin’: The Original Beastie Boys Tribute in the Lexus Box Garden (showtime is 8pm)
- Access to an afterparty in Tonic Bar & Lounge
On October 13-14 the iconic villain’s you know and love are ready to get down and dirty. There’s nothing they wont do to get what they want. Give into your dark side. This fun & empowering two-night event consisting of men and women, of all sizes and personalities, cant be missed. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Tickets are $18.
Bride of FrankenstEin Showing
On October 16 at The Angelika Film Center, there will be two showings of the original Bride of Frankenstein at 4pm and 7pm.
Halloween CoCktail Dinner
Join Urban Rio for a spooky good time with four courses and four cocktails sure to scare you off your feet on October 17. Tickets are $70 per person and include tax & gratuity.
Hall-O-Ween Movie Night: Hocus Pocus
Celebrate spooky season with Legacy Hall’s FREE Hall-O-Ween Movie Series sponsored by Pepsi… if you dare. On October 18, we’ll cast a spell with Hocus Pocus. Get here early to grab some food and a spooky specialty cocktail from the bar before the movie starts.
Hitchcocktober Screening: Vertigo
Angelika Film Center presents their annual Hitchcocktober series featuring Vertigo on October 18. 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.
Goosebumbps the Musical
Select nights October 20-29, check out Goosebumps the Musicual at the Willow Bend Center for the Arts. Tickets are $12-$25.
Nightmare at Legacy North
Get ready for a free spook-tacular day of family-friendly fun at Nightmare at Legacy North on Saturday, October 21 from 5pm-8pm for an unforgettable celebration of all things Halloween. Dress up in your favorite costumes and bring the whole family for an evening filled with music, games, delicious food, creative kids’ crafts, and freaky face painting. This event promises something for everyone, from the tiniest trick-or-treaters to the young at heart.
Horror Movie Trivia Night
Be afraid, be very afraid… Get ready to put your scary movie knowledge to the test at Horror Movie Trivia Night on October 24. 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
2nd place: $75 Hall Pass
3rd place: $50 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 arrive early to grab dinner and drinks from any of Legacy Hall’s 20+ eateries and bars.
Trivia buy-in is $30 per team of up to six players. Only one ticket needs to be purchased for the whole team.
HITCHCOCKTober Screening: Shadow of a Doubt
Angelika Film Center presents their annual Hitchcocktober series featuring Shadow of a Doubt on October 25. One of Alfred Hitchcock’s first masterpieces, SHADOW OF A DOUBT is back on the big screen! This critically acclaimed psychological thriller stars Joseph Cotton as Uncle Charlie, a calculating and charming killer who hides out in his relatives’ small hometown, and befriends her favorite niece and namesake, Young Charlie (Teresa Wright). But when she begins to suspect Uncle Charlie is the famed Merry Widow murderer, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues.
Join the Halloween fun at Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center on October 26 for their annual Boo Bash event. Families enter for free with a canned food donation and don their Halloween costumes for a night of trick-or-treating at the recreation center. Admission is free, no registration required.
Murder Mystery at Southfork Ranch
On October 26, come to the quintessential whodunnit thriller at the estate of Sir Warren Peace and get thrown into a night of mystery, intrigue, and murder you will never forget. With a killer crowd of people just waiting for murder to arrive on the scene, this night will keep everyone looking over their shoulders and guessing who the next victim will be. Bribe suspects for clues and gather information to uncover the unhinged guest who is whacking all the invitees. Just be careful, because you could be next! Dress your best in evening wear and suits—this is a refined party, after all.
Take a peek into our city’s paranormal past with the Apparition Expedition, a walking tour through Downtown Plano’s haunted history. Our ghostly guides will lead you into historic homes and businesses where you will learn true tales of their haunted happenings.
Tours are one night only, Friday, October 27, and depart at 5pm and 8pm. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. The tour involves about 2.5 hours of walking, some parts will be outdoors and up stairs. Not recommended for children under 10 years of age.
REST IN PLANO FEST
Step through the gargoyle gates and be transported to a Downtown Plano you’ve never seen before…if you dare. Rest in Plano (R.I.P.) Fest, a free Halloween-themed festival, returns Saturday, October 28 from 5-10:30pm.
Explore eerie experiences along 15th Street including spectacularly spooky photo ops, creepy characters, thrilling performances, and live music on the McCall Plaza stage. Your favorite fall-festival foods will be available for purchase. And new this year – a giant blackout maze in Haggard Park parking Lot!
R.I.P. Fest offers frightful fun that guests of all ages can enjoy. We will have spooky sights all along 15th Street, but no gore or terrifying characters.
Hall-O-Ween Party with Queen Tribute
Back from the grave, it’s Legacy Hall’s annual Hall-O-Ween Party! Come dressed up and celebrate with spooky cocktails and a terrifyingly fun performance from Queen Legacy on October 28!
Dress in your most outrageous and creative costumes for our annual cut-throat Costume Contest:
- Best Individual Costume
- Best Couples Costume
- Best Group Costume
Get to the Hall early with friends and enjoy dinner from nearly 20 eateries and craft cocktails from 5+ bars. For an even more elevated experience, reserve a Balcony VIP Lounge [21+] and enjoy dedicated cocktail service, soft seating, and the best view of the stage.
Bolloween Costume Party
On October 29, get ready for the ultimate Bolloween extravaganza [21+], a mind-blowing Halloween costume party featuring the #1 DJ in the USA, DJ Dharak. Join Sambuca 360 for an unforgettable night of music, dance, and Bollywood extravaganza at Bolloween, the ultimate Halloween costume party!
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- Upscale music
- Good sound
- Free Parking
- Quality food and service
- Celebrate with friends, food, fun and drinks
- Come dressed in costume
- This event will sell out; purchase tickets early ($15-$300)
Put on your best Halloween costume and bring your friends along for a night filled with non-stop entertainment. Dance to the latest Bollywood hits, enjoy delicious drinks, and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Legacy Hall Trick or Treat
We are brewing up something spooky this Halloween at Legacy Hall. On October 30, bring your family and friends along for a night of trick-or-treating, where you can collect delicious candies and treats from the Food Stalls at Legacy Hall and other local businesses. This will be a spooktacular evening of Halloween fun filled with treats, tricks, and lots of laughter. Don’t forget to show off your costumes and strike a pose at the costume contest. But that’s not all! They also have a lineup of exciting activities planned for the evening, including arts & crafts for kids, games and more.
Hitchcocktober Screening: Psyco
Angelika Film Center presents their annual Hitchcocktober series featuring Psycho on October 25. 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.