The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular
When: Weekends, September 26 through November 1
Where: Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne
Come in costume and celebrate silly, not-too-spooky fun at The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place! The park will be transformed into a family-friendly Halloween haven and guests will enjoy trick-or-treating around the park, Halloween-themed shows, an interactive Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt, pumpkin decorating, swinging, flying, and cruising on Count von Count-themed mechanical rides, and unique photo opportunities with everyone’s favorite furry friends dressed up in costume on their Halloween-themed floats! Note that reservations must be made online. Masks are required.
ALL NEW Halloween Drive-Thru at Sesame Place
When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in October
Where: Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Road, Langhorne
For the first time ever, families can enjoy a Halloween-themed experience at Sesame Place from the comfort of their cars! Enjoy a special soundtrack, festive decor, millions of lights and Sesame Place characters dressed up in costume on Halloween themed floats. Tickets are $35 per car, and Season Pass Members save 20% on admission.
Night Tours at Eastern State Penitentiary
When: Select dates now through November 15
Where: 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia
The annual haunted house event, Terror Behind the Walls, is cancelled this year due to the pandemic. But you can STILL visit one of the most famous prisons in the world this fall! The penitentiary is offering Night Tours, allowing visitors to explore the dark, abandoned cellblocks like never before. These self-guided tours include access to historic locations in the complex such as Al Capone’s Cell and Death Row. You can also enjoy “The Voices of Eastern State” audio Tour, narrated by Steve Buscemi. Tickets start at $19 and vary by night. Find out more about the event and purchase tickets HERE.
Scarecrow Season at Peddler's Village
When: September 9 – October 31
Where: 2400 Street Road, New Hope
Peddler's Village is kicking off its 41st Annual Scarecrow Season with a property-wide display of scarecrows created by individuals and local businesses and organizations. While the traditional Festival is cancelled due to the pandemic, they will sill be hosting scarecrow-making workshops designed with safety in mind on Saturday and Sunday, September 12 and 13 as well as Saturday, September 19 and 26. Get more details (and register) for the workshops at THIS link.
Doylestown (Virtual) Spooktacular Parade & Costume Contest
When: Photo submissions open September 27 – October 10; Voting opens October 15
Discover Doylestown is proud to present a Virtual Spooktacular Parade this year including a Best Costume competition for Kids, Groups, Pets, and the brand new Decorated House! While 2020 is keeping us from gathering for the ever popular in-person contest, they wanted to still celebrate all the creativity that goes into your costumes each year!
Please submit your best photo starting on September 27th into one or more categories by October 10th. Discover Doylestown will post the announcement to open voting on October 15th and close the voting on October 29th. There will be one winner in each category and prizes will be awarded according to the most votes in each of the four categories.
Sleepy Hollow Hayride/House in the Hollow
When: Opens September 26 and runs throughout the Halloween Season
Where: Sleepy Hollow, 881 Highland Rd., Newtown
Venture down into THE HOLLOW through the abandoned gardens and deep into the winding crypts and catacombs deep beneath the manor. An expansive cemetery and dark woods provide bone-chilling frights at every turn.
Dare to enter the gates of THE FIELD and wander through the ruins of a bewitched village haunted by ghosts of the outlaws and outcasts that lived there in the 1800’s. Continue through the deserted section of the farm no longer in use after the tragic events of the past. Plenty of new frights for 2020.
This year, they are selling a limited number of tickets for each half hour to maintain safe capacity and eliminate long wait times.
Homicide and Hauntings – Murder Mystery Walking Tour at Peddler's Village
When: Fridays through Sundays, October 3 – November 8, select times
Where: Routes 202 & 263, Lahaska (Meet at the Cock ‘n Bull lobby)
Peddler's Village is known for their Murder Mystery Dinners, but in the times of corona, they're getting creative with these new Murder Mystery Walking Tours.
Being a ghost doesn’t mean you can’t be driven to murder.
The ghosts of Peddler’s Village are in a quandary. Some of them have been disappearing…for good…and no one wants to be next. When a specter finds itself permanently dispatched to the Great Beyond, what can it do but investigate? Hear spine-tingling ghost lore of Bucks County while you help discover which apparition is bumping off the others…with bumps in the night.
When afterlives collide, who will be left with a ghost of a chance? Can you solve a murder at Homicide and Hauntings?
Tickets are $25 per person. Dinner is not included, but you receive a 10% discount at several Village restaurants when you show your receipt.
The Not so Spooky Halloween Party at The BlinkingHouse
When: October 7 through October 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 9 Franklin Street, Levittown
(Photo from The BlinkingHouse Facebook Page. Used with permission.)
The BlinkingHouse is popular for its incredible Christmas display set to music, but did you know they also do a Halloween show?! Kermit, Animal, and their Muppet friends sing 6 Halloween songs played over your car radio at 92.9 FM. Many ghosts and other haunts dance to the music. Check out their Facebook page to see a video.
Looking for even more houses to visit? Scroll down for the info on the Lower Bucks Drive-Thru Halloween House Tour.
Halloween Themed Event (for adults) and Trick or Treat Trains (all ages) on the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
When: Select dates and times October 8 – October 31, see site for details
Where: New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, 32 W. Bridge St, New Hope
The New Hope Railroad is offering two Halloween-themed excursions – one for adults, and one for all ages. The adults event is meant to spook and delight passengers. The Trick or Treat event will include a live reading of Spookley the Square Pumpkin and trick or treating around the station platform. Masks are required while on the train.
Boo at Bolton: Food Truck Fest and Trick or Treating
When: Saturday, October 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 85 Holly Drive, Levittown
Enjoy food trucks, vendors, children's activities, a DJ and trick-or-treating! Please wear a mask when not eating/drinking, practice social distancing and enter/exit from the driveway so they can monitor attendance.
Annual Boo at the Zoo at Philadelphia Zoo
When: October 16-18, October 23-25 and October 30-November 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Where: 3400 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia
Enjoy three wild weekends of Halloween fun with the family as Boo at the Zoo takes over Philadelphia Zoo. Come dressed in your favorite costume, enjoy a COVID-friendly, socially distanced parade, seasonal decor, the Great Pumpkin Wall, photo opportunities, and a spooktacular good time. Instead of trick or treating around the Zoo, there will be treat bags given away courtesy of Mars. The annual not-so-scary extinction graveyard will showcasing extinct animals and animals the Zoo is trying to save from extinction. Fall food and drink special offerings will include hot apple cider, sweets and treats, and more to be announced soon.
All health and safety precautions are in place for Boo at the Zoo – including the wearing of COVID 19-safe face masks and practicing social distancing.
Timed reservations will go on sale on October 1. Boo at the Zoo is included with the price of admission. Zoo admission is $24.00 for adults (ages 12 and up), $19.00 for children (2 to 11), and free for children under two.
Trick or Treat with the Animals
When: Saturday, October 17 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Valley Square, 1501 Main Street, Warrington
Check out the animals and come show off your costumes while you trick or treat for candy! Your $5/pp admission goes toward the Peaceful Kingdom Petting Zoo for animal care. There will also be a raffle for a chance to win a Percy the Camel home visit. (Percy will also be at the event.)
Family Movie Night Hocus Pocus at Lenape Park
When: Saturday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: 520 Constitution Avenue, Perkasie
Bring your blankets and chairs to watch this Halloween favorite outside with your family. Spots are limited, and you must register in advance HERE. The first 100 children ages 3-12 will receive a free goody bag.
The Lower Bucks Drive-Thru Halloween House Tour
When: Saturday, October 17 through October 31
Where: Throughout the community – get the tour list HERE
Do you live in Lower Bucks and love to decorate for Halloween? Sign up to be part of the House Tour by October 1! THIS Facebook event page will be publishing a list of houses that are decked out for the holiday. Visit the houses from your car between October 17 and 31 for a fun, socially-distanced way to get into the Halloween spirit.
Hocus Pocus Drive-In Movie Events Presented by Mid Atlantic Event Group
When & Where: Saturday, October 17 at 6 p.m. at Falls Township Park, 900 Mill Creek Road, Levittown
Saturday, October 24 at 6 p.m. at Memorial Park, 1950 Woodside Road, Yardley
Enjoy this Halloween favorite from the comfort of your vehicle. Tickets are priced at $30 per vehicle. You can also add on Best Darn Kettlecorn when you order your tickets online HERE.
Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Glow Festival
When: Friday, October 23 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Slatington Airport, 1000 Airport Lane, Slatington
This one might be worth the drive! Lehigh Valley Hot Air is hosting this Halloween themed event for families to have some safe fun at a distance. The Hot Air balloons will begin inflating at 6:00 PM. Tethered rides will begin at 5:00. All drive through vehicles must enter and exit from the airport main entrance. All guests with VIP lawn tickets must remain in their designated area for the duration of the event. Each child under 10 will receive a pre packaged trick or treat bag, while supplies last. There will also be a DJ playing Halloween themed music and fireworks at 10 p.m. Find out more HERE.
Howl-O-Ween at Crossing Vineyards
When: Saturday and Sunday, October 24 and October 25 from noon to 6 p.m.
Where: 1853 Wrightstown, Newtown
Dress up your favorite doggies and bring them to Crossing Vineyards outdoor spaces for a Howl-O-Ween Pawty! Pose with your pooch for a complimentary pic (Noon to 2 pm). Wear your own bootiful costume and get a coupon for a free wine tasting. Enjoy specials from the bar, spooky music and, of corpse, treats for your pup. (Please note: Due to Covid 19 restrictions, pets must be kept outside and on leashes.) No cover charge.
Trick or Treat at Quakertown Farmers Market
When: Saturday, October 24 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 201 Station Road, Quakertown
Trick or Treat thru the Market will be a go for this year. Children ages 1-12 years will be able to stroll thru the Market to collect candy. Families will be able to come and go as they please during the 2 hour period. They will NOT be lining up prior to the start of trick or treating, as they want everyone to be spaced out as much as possible. This will allow the kids to still come out and have fun, but won't have everyone gathered for the event at one time. Everyone must wear a mask. The Market will be setup in Dept. #353A with candy (& a few tricks) for the event!
Quakertown Farmers Market's Free Movie Night Night: Goosebumps 2
When: Saturday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: 201 Station Road, Quakertown
The show will take place behind the main Market between the flea market barns. Space is limited, so please come early. Everyone will need to bring their own chair for the event.
Hocus Pocus Halloween Movie Night at Tamanend Park
When: Saturday, October 24 from 6:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Where: 1255 2nd Street Pike, Southampton
Bring a blanket, chairs and the family to watch a Halloween classic under the stars! This event is free.
Spring Mill County Club Halloween Drive By Trick or Treat
When: Wednesday, October 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: 80 Jacksonville Road, Ivyland
Spring Mill is hosting a FREE Halloween Drive-By Trick or Treat. Drive through their haunted display with goblins, ghosts and other Halloween friends and receive some tasty treats.
Middletown Township Drive-Thru Trick or Treat Extravaganza
When: Thursday, October 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Middletown Township Municipal Building, 3 Municipal Way, Langhorne
Middletown Township is hosting a family-friendly Halloween event for the community! Get into the Spirit of Halloween! Wear a costume and decorate your car! It's all for FUN…and it's FREE for everyone! Drive around the Middletown Municipal Center in your vehicle and collect a bag full of goodies. Bags will be provided to you during the route.
Franklin Fright Weekend at the Franklin Institute
When: Saturday and Sunday, October 31 and November 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 271 North 21st Street, Philadelphia
Trick or treat indoors at The Franklin Institute this Halloween weekend when spooky science, liquid scare shows, and other frightfully-fun festivities take over the entire museum. Put on your best, most creative costume and experience ghostly science as you tour the museum, trick or treat through exhibit galleries and knock on the Halloween-inspired doors—behind them, a witch, a pirate, or even Ben Franklin might appear to hand out goodies! Included with the price of admission. Purchase tickets HERE.
Langhorne Borough Trick or Treat Trail
When: Saturday, October 31 from noon to 3 p.m.
Where: 118 South Bellevue Avenue, Langhorne
Bring the kids out the heart of Langhorne Borough for some trick or treating fun! Local businesses and organizations will be providing treats. There will also be a photo costume contest for prizes. Masks are required for attendees over 2 years old. This is a free event.
Drive-Thru Trick or Treat at America Hose Hook & Ladder Co 2
When: Saturday, October 31 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: 2401 E. Farragut Avenue, Bristol
This Bristol fire house is stepping up to provide a safe trick or treat experience for the kids. Decorate your car and come in costume! You can pick up a bag of goodies from the comfort of your vehicle.