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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Dracula, The Vampire Play
October 14 – 29
Dallas Children’s Theater
Satisfy your cravings for thrill and terror with the original vampire story! Fans of shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Vampire Diaries will want to see how the mania began back when Count Dracula moved to England in his mad quest for fresh blood and a bride. Chilling adventure lurks in the fog…just in time for Halloween! Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Saturday, October 15

Haunt Jaunt
Saturday, October 15, 6-11pm
Oak Point Park
Haunt Jaunt is a night-time Halloween-themed race hosted by the City of Plano. It is our goal to provide a safe, fun, and innovative way for citizens to enjoy their Halloween holiday. The 5K will take you through the nature preserve along the paved park trails and streets, combining the convenience of a smooth running surface and the beauty of the Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve. 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. See registration page for pricing information.

Pumpkin Patch Party
Saturday, October 15, 10am-2pm
Coyote Creek Park
Costume contest, face painting, bounce house, trick or treating, pumpkin decorating, playground. Sponsored by Van Poole Properties. Rain date 10/22. RSVP to home@vanpooleproperties.com by 10/14

Halloween at the Heard
Saturday, October 15, 6-10pm
Heard Museum, McKinney
Experience Collin County’s premier family-friendly Halloween event at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. Halloween at the Heard features a safe environment to experience the joy of trick-or-treating along the eerie Dinosaurs Live! Live-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs trail. Families will enjoy an evening full of fun activities including a presentation of a family-friendly movie on the Heard’s outdoor amphitheater stage. Halloween at the Heard event tickets required for all attendees. Tickets available to the public, while supplies last: September 30.  $15 for adults, children ages 3-12: $10, children ages 2 and under: free. This event is sold out.

Family Fright Night
Saturday, October 15, 4-9pm
Stewart Creek Park, The Colony
Don’t miss the annual Family Fright Night family Halloween camp-out at Stewart Creek Park. Join us for a haunted trail, tent trick or treating, costume and scream contests, scary movie, hayride, campfire, s’mores and great food. This event has limited enrollment and fills quickly, so don’t delay. Registration begins October 1. For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 972-625-1106.

Creekwood Fall Festival
Saturday, October 15, 3-6pm
Creekwood United Methodist Church, Allen
Attendees will be treated to a petting zoo, hay rides, face painting, carnival games, cake walks, a bounce house, balloon animals, hotdogs, popcorn and much more!  Friends and families will have the opportunity to pose for portraits at the big red Creekwood barn, believed to be one of the oldest standing barns in Collin County.

October 20 – 23

Lucky Duck Kids Club
Thursday, October 20, 11am
Watters Creek, Allen
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

Haunt-cert
Friday, October 21, 7:30pm
Lowery Freshman Center Auditorium
Music from Wicked, Harry Potter, Star Wars and The Nightmare Before Christmas and special guest performances from the Allen Civic Ballet. Pre-concern activities begin at 6:30pm. $8 for children/students and $10 for Adults

Funky Fright Night
The Track Studio, 961 N Ave, Plano
Saturday, October 22, 6-11pm
Concert and Costume Contest. ” It is TOTALLY Family Friendly. Most artists are acoustic pop/indie/rock. The only band is acoustic rock. All artists are 18 or under. We expect teens and families”

Bach & Broomsticks
Saturday, October 22, noon-9pm
Watters Creek, Allen
Halloween crafts; face painting, Balloon Art and Pumpkin decorating (until 2pm). Children’s musical entertainer, Joe McDermott performs at 3pm and League of Animal Protectors Pet Adoption will be on property from noon-4pm. At 7pm, we present our final concert of the Fall Series of Concerts by the Creek: Bach Suites and Two Feet Beats.

Pumpkin Derby
October 22, 10:30am-2:45pm
The Edge Visitors Center , Allen
Join us for the first Annual Pumpkin Derby. A fun-spirited event with side-by-side races featuring handcrafted, decorated Pumpkin Racers in a suspenseful display of American ingenuity. Excitement builds as Derby Racers battle head-to-head. Prize given for Best Design and awards for first and second place finishers in each division. Check-in is from 10:30-11:30am, and the Best Design Winner will be announced at 11:45am. Noon to 12:45pm, ages 13-17; 12:45pm-1:45pm, ages 9-12; 1:45pm-2:45pm ages 6-8. $10 registration

Sundown Cinema: Hocus Pocus
Oak Point Ampitheater
Saturday, October 22, 8-10pm
Join us for this family fun outdoor movie experience at the Amphitheater at Oak Point Park. The featured movie is Disney’s Hocus Pocus. Open to all ages. Children must have adult supervision. Coolers are welcome, service animals only.

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Friscovania
Saturday, October 22, 4-10pm
Toyota Stadium
The biggest Halloween extravaganza in North Texas! This event is in memory of Kelly Whaley, a single mom who died of breast cancer, and benefits City House of Collin County. 4-7pm: Trick-or-treating, face painting, and kid friendly haunted carnival. 7-10pm: Live rock music and haunted fashion during the headlining performance. $10 admission/raffle tickets (children under 12 months old get in free)

Brick-or-Treat
October 22 & 23, 29 & 30
Lego Discovery Center, Grapevine Mills
Don your favorite costume and get ready for some spooky fun with several family-friendly activities.

Fall Festival w/Trunk or Treat
Sunday, October 23, 5-7pm
St Andrew United Methodist Church, Plano
Free fun for the whole family! Enjoy carnival games and bounce houses! 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 and chili supper.

October 26 – 27

First United Methodist Church
3160 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano
Wednesday, October 26, 6-7:30pm

Boo on Ballard
Thursday, October 27 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!

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Collin Creek Church, Plano
Thursday, October 27

Boo Bash
Thursday, October 27 5-8pm
Tom Muehlenbeck Center
Come dressed in costume for a fun night of carnival games and candy. Free with a canned food donation.

October 28 – 30

Safety Town Fall Festival
Friday, October 28, 6-9pm
Safety Town, Frisco
Every October we invite all ghosts and goblins from toddlers to 5th grade to join us for our annual Fall Festival with Trick-or-Treating. 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).

Costumed Kids Eat Free
Cici’s Pizza, October 28 – 31
Kids ages 10 and under dressed in a Halloween costume get a free Kids Buffet.
McAlister’s Deli, October 29 – 31
Kids ages 12 and under dressed in a Halloween costume get a free meal from the kids menu (up to 2 free meals per adult meal purchased).

Treat-N-Feast Fall Festival
Friday, October 28, 5-9pm
Faith Lutheran School, Plano
A family-friendly, carnival-style event featuring a bounce house, fair-type foods, cake walk, games and more. Tickets can be purchased at the door to be used in exchange for food and games.

Arboretum Trick or Treating
Dallas Arboretum Children’s Garden
Friday – Sunday, October 29 – 30, 6-9pm
Dress up in your Halloween costume for special evening access to the Children’s Adventure Garden (select galleries open).  Join staff in a not-so-spooky flashlight tour, a glowing program and a special Halloween Lab.starwarsday

Star Wars Day
Saturday, October 29, 10am-3pm
Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas
Spend the day on the “dark side” with the 501st Legion and with the Rebel Legion “good guys.” The Mandalorian Mercs “bounty hunters” and your favorite R2-D2 and BB-8 Astromech Droids will also be here! Red Carpet Costume Contest at 2pm. Construct your very own Starship, Blast a Stormtrooper, create and color your favorite Astromech Droids, explore the world of robotics. Free admission for kids in costume

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Spooktacular Halloween
October 29 (4:30-8pm), 30 (3:30-8pm) & 31 (10am-3pm)
Safari Run
Admission is only $10 per child (show them the above flyer for $1 off admission) and includes games, raffle prizes, trick-or-treating and Open Play time, which includes big mazes, zip lines, climbing tunnels, giant slides, a running track, an arcade, a separate toddler area and a parent’s lounge with free WiFi. Parents/guardians are always free at Safari Run!

Halloween Bash
Super Chix, Richardson & Dallas
Saturday, October 29 11am-10pm
Free small custard when you wear a costume. Face painters.

Brick-or-Treat
October 22 & 23, 29 & 30
Lego Discovery Center, Grapevine Mills
Don your favorite costume and get ready for some spooky fun with several family-friendly activities.

Sundown Cinema: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Saturday, October 29, 8-10pm
Oak Point Ampitheater
Join us for this family fun outdoor movie experience at the Amphitheater at Oak Point Park. The featured movie is Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. The movie is open to all ages. Children must have adult supervision. Coolers are welcome, service animals only.

Halloween Skate
Saturday, October 29, 5:45-7:45pm
Allen Event Center
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. Open to all ages. $5 entry, $3 skate rental.

SPARK! Halloween Spooktacular
Saturday, October 29, 10am-4pm
SPARK! Dallas
Make a spider pop, treat bag and mystery box before you play a game of Monster Bean Bag Toss and Witch Golf at the second annual SPARK! Halloween Spooktacular. Enjoy more creative fun and explore our 6,000-ft. Climb, Crawl, Slide Sculpture. Ideal for families with children in 2nd grade through high school. Additional pop-up activities include: Giant Light Bright, Recycled Art, Chalk Art, Poetry Magnets and Percussion. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $8 per person in advance; $10 per person at the door. Advance ticket sales end at 5pm the Friday before the event.

Family Fun Weekend
October 29 & 30
Dallas Arboretum
Fun for the whole family, adults dressed in costumes pay children’s admission prices. Come enjoy trick or treating in the Pumpkin Village. Additionally, families can enjoy face-painting, pumpkin painting, Kindermusik and a petting zoo in the Pecan Grove from 10am-2pm. Spooky Maza Scavenger Hunt at 4pm.

Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 29
St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Plano
Run registration: 7:30am with the All Souls 5K Run starting at 8am. Basketball tournament at 9am. Craft fair, games, food service, live entertainment, kids events starting at 11am. Trunk or Treat: 3 – 4:30pm. Festival closes at 8pm.

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Videogame Museum Halloween Party
Saturday, October 29, 10am-8pm
Every game console and computer will feature a spooky game, trick-or-treating all day. Cosplay costume contests will take place at 5 p.m. (ages 13 and under) and 6 p.m. (ages 14 and up). (Bonus points will be given to participants in videogame-themed costumes!). Prizes include: 2 family memberships to NVM (one membership per contest) and swag bags filled with cool museum merchandise! Admission: $12, $10 for children 10 and under, military, educators, seniors (Valid ID required upon purchase of military, educators and seniors tickets). Costume contest entrants get 50 percent off admission!

Trick or Treat in the Square
Sunday, October 30, 1-3pm
Frisco Square
Frisco Square is pleased to announce the 6th Annual Trick or Treat the Square presented by Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Come dressed in your best costume & trick or treat at some of your favorite restaurants, shops & businesses at Frisco Square! Also, enjoy a petting zoo, face painters, balloon artists, horse drawn wagon rides, a pooch parade/costume contest & dog adoption. Ages 12 and under

Spooky Symphony
Sunday, October 30, 3pm
Eisemann Center, Richardson
Come join The Plano Symphony for a fun filled afternoon of family fun entertainment. This interactive concert features notable melodies from a selection of Halloween and children’s movies. The concert is designed especially for children ages 3 – 12.  Come out at 2:15pm and enjoy the Instrument Petting Zoo, the Conductor’s station, and coloring books. Wear your Costume! Everyone is sure to enjoy this high energy and creative symphony!

Trunk or Treat
Sunday, October 30
Legacy Church
Details coming soon

Halloween: Monday, October 31st

Fall Festival
Prestonwood Baptist Church
Monday, October 31, 4-8pm
This annual community outreach offers an alternative to secular activities every October 31, rain or shine. Approximately 28,000 attend this “mini State Fair” each year to enjoy games, inflatables, food trucks, lots of candy, live music on stage, and lots of fun. Anyone may dress up in costume, but adults are asked not to wear scary costumes or face masks.

Cici’s Pizza, October 28 – 31
Kids ages 10 and under dressed in a Halloween costume get a free Kids Buffet.
McAlister’s Deli, October 29 – 31
Kids ages 12 and under dressed in a Halloween costume get a free meal from the kids menu (up to 2 free meals per adult meal purchased).

Spooktacular Halloween
Monday, October 31 (10am-3pm)
Safari Run
Admission is only $10 per child (show them the above flyer for $1 off admission) and includes games, raffle prizes, trick-or-treating and Open Play time, which includes big mazes, zip lines, climbing tunnels, giant slides, a running track, an arcade, a separate toddler area and a parent’s lounge with free WiFi. Parents/guardians are always free at Safari Run!

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

Scare on the Square
Downtown McKinney
Monday, October 31, 4-7pm
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.

Fall Festival
Salvation Army Plano Corps
Monday, October 31, 6-7:30pm
Please join us for a night of fun, fellowship, and fall festivities for the entire family!

Kids Night Out
Monday, October 31, 6-8pm
Plano Market Square Mall
Community retailers and the Plano Police Department, will come together on Halloween night to provide children with a safe alternative to outdoor Trick-Or-Treating. Within this secure environment, children will be able to play games, win prizes and Trick-Or-Treat at the numerous booths setup within the mall. Please call the Crime Prevention Unit at (972) 941-2431 should you need additional information.