So many awesome things are happening in the Plano area for Halloween! Movies, science, trunk or treats, costumes, crafts, hayrides, music, pumpkins, games, dancing and more! Check out the complete list of Plano-area Halloween events for families below. And check the Plano Area Pumpkin Patches post for awesome spots to get your pumpkins while enjoying hayrides, corn mazes and more!

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Family Flashback Films: The Addams Family
Angelika Film Center
Saturday, October 3rd 11am
The eccentric lifestyle of the Addams family is threatened by a greedy con-man in this big-screen adaptation of the classic 60s TV show and Charles Addams’ enduringly funny New Yorker cartoons.

October 11th – 18th

Prosper Pumpkinfest
Frontier Park, Prosper
Saturday, October 10th 3-7pm
Pumpkin patch, chili cook off, hay rides, trunk or treat, hay maze, inflatables and much more!

Spooky Science
Sci-Tech Discovery Center
Monday, October 12th 10:30am & 1pm (Columbus Day)
Celebrate the chills and thrills of Halloween at Sci-Tech’s Spooky Science workshop, where creepy chemistry and mysterious science combine to provide a hauntingly good time. There will be hair-raising activities, creepy crafts, and fangtastic demonstrations. Guests can look forward to making gooey, glowing monster slime, watch oozing pumpkins, create bubbling brews, and more eyeball fizzing FUN! Ages 1st -3rd grade, $15/member, $20/ non-member

Lucky Duck Kids Club
Watters Creek, Allen
Thursday, October 15th 11am
Enjoying the Kids Club is easy and it’s FREE! Just join us at the event and sign-up on the spot! Activities are geared to children ages two to six years old, but all children and their families are welcome.  October: Pumpkin Jack

The Ghosts of Sleepy Hollow
Dallas Children’s Theater
October 16th – 30th
Recommended for ages 11 and up. You may have heard of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman, but Sleepy Hollow has so many more frightening secrets to show you and your teens. Travel deep into the haunting woods of Sleepy Hollow and nestle up to see why the terrifying tales of Washington Irving have been favorites for fireside spookfests for over a hundred years. The DCT Teen Scene Players bring this world premiere play about Irving’s ghosts to life (err…death) as the Studio Theater is transformed into a wild, fun romp through a hair-raising nightmare that might just scare your head off!

Haunt Jaunt
Saturday, October 17th at 6pm
Oak Point Recreation Center
A night-time Halloween-themed race hosted by the City of Plano. 5K plus a 1 mile fun run. The 1-Mile Fun Run will keep you off the street and in the park for a family-friendly experience. For each child registered for the 1-Mile Fun Run, one free adult entry in the 1-Mile Fun Run will be granted as well.

Halloween at the Heard
Saturday, October 17th 6-10pm
Heard Natural Science Museum, McKinney
Families will enjoy an evening full of fun activities including a presentation of a family-friendly movie on the Heard’s outdoor amphitheater stage. Costume contest, Haunted Forest and Ghost Town. Tickets available October 1st, $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 3-12, and free for children ages 2 and under.

October 19th – 25th

Safety Town Trick-or-Treat
Safety Town, Frisco
Friday, October23rd, 6-9pm
Our village will be decorated, and the Safety Town residents will be on hand to pass out treats. Parking is very limited on site, so we strongly encourage visitors to use our free remote parking/shuttle service from the Frisco Athletic Center (5828 Nancy Jane Lane). Through 5th grade.

Bach & Broomsticks
Saturday, October 24th from noon-10pm
Watters Creek, Allen
Activities and entertainment for the whole family! Enjoy a day filled with a Halloween pumpkin craft, face painting, balloon art, free hayrides, a pet adoption and more.  Visit their website for a full schedule of events. Free.

Fancy Girls Halloweentastic Party
Saturday, October 24th, 2-5pm
Olive Mae Party Venue, Plano
Food, crafts, dancing, Princess Elsa and more. Free!

Family Fun Weekend
Dallas Arboretum
October 24 & 25
Trick-or-treat throughout the gardens with costumed characters and other family fun activities. Children are encouraged to wear festive costumes. Adults dressed in costumes pay children’s admission prices. Monster Molecule Mist Lab (inc. with admission) – Join us in making a putrid potion of magical matter that shifts from a solid into a gas. You may know it as dry ice, but we call it a monster molecule mist.

Brick-or-Treat
Lego Discovery Center, Grapevine Mills
October 24th – November 1st
Don your favorite costume and get ready for some spooky fun with several family-friendly activities: help build a LEGO® haunted house town (daily 11am-2pm), count all the pumpkins in the attraction and enter for a chance to win an annual pass, Skeleton Invasion in MINILAND, costume contests for kids (Saturday, October 3st from noon-5pm)

Maze Madness in the Meadow
Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve, Allen
Saturday, October 24th 1-5pm
Face painting, a Springfree Trampoline, slack lines, nature hikes, 2 mazes (one for young children and another for older children and adults) and other games and activities for kids of all ages. Bring a picnic and enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the Meadow Nature Preserve, which is located on the border of Allen and Plano, near the intersection of Alma and Bethany Drives. Donations are requested to support the Conservancy as well as programming of additional events in the Meadow Nature Preserve.

The Ghosts of Sleepy Hollow
Dallas Children’s Theater
October 16th – 30th
Recommended for ages 11 and up. You may have heard of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman, but Sleepy Hollow has so many more frightening secrets to show you and your teens. Travel deep into the haunting woods of Sleepy Hollow and nestle up to see why the terrifying tales of Washington Irving have been favorites for fireside spookfests for over a hundred years. The DCT Teen Scene Players bring this world premiere play about Irving’s ghosts to life (err…death) as the Studio Theater is transformed into a wild, fun romp through a hair-raising nightmare that might just scare your head off!

Fall Festival w/Trunk or Treat
Sunday, October 25th 5-7pm
St Andrew United Methodist Church, Plano
Enjoy carnival games, bounce houses, and a dunking booth. Activities include bobbing for donuts, face painting, and sack races. Snack on popcorn, and come by Smith Hall for the chili supper. For the festival, St. Andrew UMC will organize Trunk or Treat, decorating their trunks for this trick-or- treating fun. All children are invited to wear costumes and participate. Free admission; donations accepted for concessions, supper and the dunking booth

Spooky Symphony
Sunday, October 25th
Eisemann Center, Richardson
Plano Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy popular melodies from Halloween and children’s movies and be mesmerized by magician David Hira’s illusions! Wear your costume! Pre-concert activities for the kids start at 2:15pm. Tickets are $9-$16.

Trunk or Treat
Parkway Hills Baptist Church, 2700 Dallas Parkway, Plano
Sunday, October 25th 5-7pm
Wear your costume for “trunk or treating” and enjoy a family friendly event – candy, popcorn, sno cones, games, bounce houses, face painting, and more! Food trucks are on campus for those that want to purchase dinner for their family. Free.

October 26th – 31st

Trunk or Treat
First United Methodist Church, 3160 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano
Wednesday, October 28th 6-7:30pm
This fun event enables children to dress up in Halloween costumes and trick or treat for candy from car trunks. Adult volunteers are needed to provide decorated trunks! (A Best Trunk trophy will be awarded!)

Brick-or-Treat
Lego Discovery Center, Grapevine Mills
October 24th – November 1st
Don your favorite costume and get ready for some spooky fun with several family-friendly activities: help build a LEGO® haunted house town (daily 11am-2pm), count all the pumpkins in the attraction and enter for a chance to win an annual pass, Skeleton Invasion in MINILAND, costume contests for kids (Saturday, October 3st from noon-5pm)

Spooky Storytime
Olive Mae Party Venue, Plano
Thursday, October 29th 1pm
Join us for spooky storytime! We will read a couple of spooky boo-ks, and have Halloween themed arts and crafts. Everyone is invited to wear a costume. There will be a prize given for best costume! At the end we will have a firefighter come talk to the kids about trick-or-treating safety!

The Ghosts of Sleepy Hollow
Dallas Children’s Theater
October 16th – 30th
Recommended for ages 11 and up. You may have heard of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman, but Sleepy Hollow has so many more frightening secrets to show you and your teens. Travel deep into the haunting woods of Sleepy Hollow and nestle up to see why the terrifying tales of Washington Irving have been favorites for fireside spookfests for over a hundred years. The DCT Teen Scene Players bring this world premiere play about Irving’s ghosts to life (err…death) as the Studio Theater is transformed into a wild, fun romp through a hair-raising nightmare that might just scare your head off!

Boo on Ballard
Thursday, October 29th from 6-8pm
Ballard Ave, Wylie
Free event! Trick or Treat for the kids! Go booth to booth picking up tons of candy and goodies for your children. It’s a blast every year. There will be fun events in the park next to downtown. Good, safe, convenient, community fun!

Boo Bash
Tom Muehlenbeck Center
Thursday, October 29th 5-8pm
Free admission for children ages 12 & under. Come dressed in costume with your trick or treat bag for a fun night of carnival games and candy! Please bring a canned food item to be donated to a local food bank.

A Big Pumpkin Halloween!
Parr Library, Plano
11am
Get in the Halloween spirit! Watch The Big Pumpkin puppet show, hear Halloween stories and trick-or-treat throughout the library. Costumes welcome! All Ages

Costume Party
Play Street Museum, Plano
Friday, October 30th
Playtime, costume parade, pumpkin decorating. Reservations required, $25/child. PAM Review

Fall Festival
Stonebriar Community Church
4801 Legendary Drive, Frisco
Friday, October 30th 6-9pm
Free admission. Everyone is welcome! No scary costumes, please.
On church grounds, both inside and out, will be filled with activities such as carnival games, bounce houses, bake walks, balloon animals, climbing walls, face paintings, live entertainment, and more!

Scare on the Square
Downtown McKinney
Friday, October 30th 4-6pm
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. Bring your little goblins and join us for Scare on the Square! Free.

Saturday, October 31st

Dallas FARE Walk
Oak Point Park, Plano
Saturday, October 31st 9am
A fundraiser for the DFW chapter of FARE: Food Allergy Research and Education. In addition to the walk there is a teal pumpkin decorating contest, face painting, inflatable hamster ball, Game2U truck and more. Free.

Fall Fest at the Farm
Grisham Farms, McKinney
Saturday, October 31st 10am-noon
Feed the farm animals, make crafts and enjoy a fall photo opportunity. $6/person.

Halloween at the Museum: Star Wars Day
Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas
Saturday, October 31st 11am-3pm
Start your Halloween celebration by donning your costume and joining us for the first Star Wars Day at the Museum! Dress as your favorite Halloween or Star Wars character and receive FREE admission to the Museum. Come Trick or Treat and have your photo taken with members of the 501st Legion’s Star Garrison North Texas Squad! Lots of kid activities.

Fall Festival
Dr. Pepper Ballpark, Frisco
11am-1pm
Kid costume contest, pumpkin painting, face painting, play catch on the field (BYOball/gloves), face painting, bounce house and more.

Halloween Skate
Allen Event Center
Saturday, October 31sth 11:45am-1:45pm
Get in the spirit of Halloween at the Allen Community Ice Rink’s Halloween Skate. There will be candy, raffles and much more. All on-ice participants must wear skates. Those who dress up in their costumes will receive free skate rental. All ages are welcome. $5 entry | $3 skate rental

A Big Pumpkin Halloween!
Haggard Library
3pm
Get in the Halloween spirit! Watch The Big Pumpkin puppet show, hear Halloween stories and trick-or-treat throughout the library. Costumes welcome! All Ages

Alaween Halloween Carnival
Alamo Draft House, Richardson
4-6pm
Bounce house, face painting for your costume, costume contest with prizes, DJ Playdate spinning spooky tunes in the lobby for a Monster Mash Dance Party, trick ‘r treating in the theaters, Classic Halloween TV specials on loop, Halloween-themed cocktails for the parents in Glass Half Full (for purchase) and creepy crawly punch for the kiddos. Free!

Fall Festival
Prestonwood Baptist Church
4-8pm
Food trucks, adventure train, face painting, inflatables, game booths, free candy. Purchase inflatable and ride ticket books. NO adult facial masks or full facial makeup, please. No pets.

Trunk or Treat
St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Plano
Fall Festival with 5K from 8am-10pm, Trunk or Treat is 5:30-7pm

Trunk or Treat
First United Methodist Church, The Colony
Saturday, October 31sth 6:30-8pm