The 2017 Dallas Guide To Trick-or-Treating


Get ready for some serious Halloween sweets and treats with our round up of trick-or-treating events in Dallas! These are all kid-friendly affairs where everyone is encouraged to show up in costume. What are you going to be for Halloween?


Halloween at the Heard

Location :: Heard Natural Science Museum, McKinney, TX

Date :: October 21, 2017; 6-10pm

Cost :: $15/adults, $10/children 3-12, 2 & under are free. Pre-sale for members, general public tickets available while supplies last starting 10/2

Halloween at the Heard lets you experience the joys of trick-or-treating along the eerie Dinosaurs Live! life-size animatronic dinosaurs trail. You’ll get an evening full of fun activities including a “Ghost Town,” costume contests, and a family-friendly movie in the outdoor amphitheater stage. Check the link for a full schedule of events and tips on what to bring (strollers, bug spray, etc.).



Location :: Great Wolf Lodge, Grapevine, TX

Date :: October 1-31, 2017

Cost :: included with room reservation, promo code: HOWL

Grab your treat bag and collect ghostly goodies along the spooky Trick-or-Treat Trail during the Costume Parade. Sit in on a Spooktacular Story Time and the Monster Bash Dance Party.


Boo on Ballard

Location :: Historic Downtown Wylie

Date :: October 26, 2017;  6-8pm

Cost :: FREE

Go booth to booth picking up lots of candy and goodies from local vendors. Olde City Park (also on Ballard) will have a bungee trampoline, foam cannon, zip line, and DJ as part of Glow in the Park, put on by Wylie Parks & Rec.


Trick or Treat at the Farm

Location :: Heritage Farmstead Museum, 1900 W. 15th Street, Plano, TX 75075

Date :: October 27, 2017; 10am-12pm

Cost :: $7 for children 1+ if you pre-register online, $3 for adults , $8 per child if you purchase tickets at the door

This is a great one for when you’ve got kids that are just too little to understand the whole door-to-door aspect of Halloween. Activities include trick or treating, chicken feeding, tractor rides, a craft, and so much more!  Wear your costumes! Open to ages 1-9.


Spooktacular Halloween Sleepover

Location :: Perot Museum

Date :: October 27, 2017; 6:30pm-8am

Cost :: $50/child, $40/adult chaperone, one 21+ chaperone is required for every four guests FYI

This isn’t trick-or-treating, per say, but there’s definitely candy involved. Designed for ages 6-14, this is a spooktacular night of exciting science (exploding pumpkins, anyone?), hair-raising crafts and interactive demos, topped off with a family-friendly Halloween film. Bring a sleeping bag and wear your costume! These Perot sleepovers always sell out, so get on it early if you’re interested.



Location :: Legoland Discovery Center, Grapevine Mills

Date :: TBD

Cost :: included with admission (starts at $15.95)

Bring your little monsters to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center and get into the Halloween spirit with Brick-Or-Treat. Don your favorite costume and get ready for some spooky fun with family-friendly activities and costume contests.


3rd Annual Halloween Star Wars Day

Location :: Frontiers of Flight Museum

Date :: October 28, 2017; 10am-2pm

Cost :: FREE for kids 12 & under in costume. $10/ general admission

Come for candy, crafts, and galactic activities, and have your photo taken with tons of Star Wars characters. While this isn’t technically a trick-or-treat situation, it’s still a great Halloween costume party, so we’re adding it to the list. Members can also attend the Jabba the Pizza Hut lunch complete with all sorts of Star Wars-themed foods. Reserve your seats for that. Costume contest at 1:30 – it doesn’t have to be a Star Wars costume, don’t worry!


Family Fun at the Arboretum

Location :: Dallas Arboretum

Date :: October 29, 2017; 10am-4pm

Cost :: included with general admission, $15/adults, $10/children (3-12), 2 & under are free (Parking: $8 advanced, $15 at the door)

October at the Arboretum isn’t just about Pumpkin Village. They also do a family Halloween party with trick-or-treating, face painting, a petting zoo, and a magician in the Pecan Grove. Wear your costume and don’t forget your trick-or-treat bag!


Scare on the Square

Location :: Historic Downtown McKinney

Date :: October 31, 2017; 4-7pm

Cost :: FREE

McKinney’s annual Scare on the Square has grown to hundreds of trick-or-treaters enjoying hayrides, treats, and a safe, secure, family-fun Halloween event. Historic Downtown is closed off for trick-or-treaters to cross the street safely and go shop-to-shop for goodies. Check the link for the costume contest categories – get creative, y’all, there’s cash prizes!

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