A Dallas Guide To Halloween and Trick-or-Treating

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Get ready for thrills and chills with this roundup of Halloween carnivals and community trick-or-treating events in Dallas. Don’t be too scared—these are all family-friendly affairs. What are you going to be for Halloween?

Be sure to check ahead for current safety requirements and any last-minute cancellations.

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Ennis Autumn Daze

Location :: 201 NW Main, Ennis 75119

Open :: October 30-31; Saturday: 10am-10pm, Sunday: 12-8pm

Cost :: $5 per day, children 12 and under free

No, Ennis Daze isn’t chronologically first, but they do get top billing for being kind enough to sponsor our fall guide! Historic Downtown Ennis will be decked out for Dia de los Muertos this weekend, and they’ll have all sorts of festival fun: pumpkin-carving demos, a cornhole tournament, carnival rides, kids zone, live music, unique vendors, and much more.


Fright Fest

Location :: Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington

Date :: September 11-October 31, 2021; select dates

Cost :: $39.99

You’ll find family-friendly shows and attractions during the day and thrilling rides and scary haunted houses at night. More details at the link!


Pumpkin Nights

Location :: Howell Family Farms, Arlington

Date :: Starting September 24, 2021, select dates; 5:30-10:30pm

Cost :: $18 (weekdays) and $23 (weekends) for 13+; $14-16 ages 4-12; 3 and under free

Set out on a Halloween walking path unlike anything you have ever experienced. Discover 10-foot tall Jack-o-Lanterns, the world’s largest pumpkin guitar, a flying 40-foot handmade dragon, a life-size pumpkin pirate ship, and more fantastic surprises built by our artists using over 5,000 hand-carved real and synthetic pumpkins.


Haunts & Houses: Trick-or-Treating in the Historical Park

Location :: Farmers Branch Historical Park

Date :: October 19, 2021; 4-6pm

Cost :: Free

Bring your young and school-aged children to the Manske Library’s “Boo-Ville” area during this come-and-go event. Wear a costume and trick-or-treat at the Log Cabins, School House, Caboose, Queen Anne Victorian Cottage, and more! Characters will be on hand to distribute candy on a first-come, first-served basis and to pose for pictures with your little ones.


Dallas Moms Spooktacular

Location :: CityLine Plaza, Richardson

Date :: October 23, 2021; 10am-12pm

Cost :: $10 per child (ages 2-12), $5 per adult, kids under 2 free. Tickets include all activities, food, and candy plus one free mini pumpkin to decorate on site.

Come in costume and join us (along with Collin County Moms, our sister site) for a combination Halloween-slash-BIRTHDAY party—Dallas Moms turns 10 this year! We’ll have music and dancing, trick-or-treating, balloon artist, goodie bags, and more. See link for more details!


Dia de los Muertos Parade & Festival

Location :: Dallas City Hall

Date :: October 30, 2021; 2-10pm (parade from 6-7pm)

Cost :: Free

The annual parade and festival returns, inviting all to come celebrate the living and honor our beloved. Enjoy a family-friendly evening filled with live music, a beautiful parade, concessions, arts & crafts, and much more. See more details at the link.


Ghost Town

Location :: Historic Downtown Carrollton

Date :: October 30, 2021; 4-7pm

Cost :: Free

Wear your best costume for a chance to win the costume contest at 6:30pm. Kids can grab candy, make a craft, and participate in a mini-pumpkin giveaway. They’ll have a free showing of a Hocus Pocus (PG) at sunset.


Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Location :: Mesquite Arts Center

Date :: October 30, 2021; 4-7pm

Cost :: Free

Celebrate the season and memories of loved ones with art activities (sugar skull painting, mask making, silk-screening t-shirts), dance presentations, ofrendas, face painting, haunted house tours, and more. This is an outdoor event.


Halloween in the Park

Location :: Farmers Branch Historical Park

Date :: October 30, 2021; 5-10pm

Cost :: Free for residents with a Boo Pass/$5 non-residents

The park will transform into a Halloween spectacle with family-friendly activities and lots of candy. Contests, music, petting zoo, photo buttons, carnival games, and more. Kids 9+ can explore the Haunted Hedge, and Booville has activities for ages 5 and under. See link for details on Boo Pass and additional event info.


Eerie Irving

Location :: Trinity View Park, Irving

Date :: October 30, 2021; 5-10pm

Cost :: Free

Come in costume for a walk-thru event featuring a series of enclosed and open-air haunted scenes, including a meat factory, graveyard, and ancient Egypt-themed room. There will be free activities like carnival games, rides, an escape room, pumpkin photos ops, and more. See link for more info.


Halloweekend

Location :: Dallas Arboretum

Date :: October 30-31, 2021; 9am-5pm

Cost :: Included with general admission, $17/adults, $12/children (2-12), under 2 are free (Parking: $10)

October at the Arboretum isn’t just about Pumpkin Village. They also do a Halloween weekend with trick-or-treating throughout the garden, pumpkin decorating, body art painting, a petting zoo, and live music. Enter the “Dress Like a Bug” costume contest on Saturday and Sunday for your chance to win tickets to Holiday at the Arboretum.

Thank you to Ennis Autumn Daze for sponsoring this guide!

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