Halloween in Houston

It's Halloween on the Bayou!

General  | Family-Friendly | Haunted Houses | Pumpkin Patches | Food & Restaurants Events



Not only does Houston have haunted houses, there are also drive-in movies, pop-up markets and more!

Children's Museum Houston - Halloween

Pumpkin Planters
October 29, 2022 | 1-2:30 p.m.
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Create a beautiful fall planter for your patio or yard! They'll provide all the supplies you need to prepare a festive container garden, including an artificial pumpkin container, three plants, soil, and decorations.


Kids Spooky Halloween Party! - Houston
October 29, 2022 | 12 - 4 p.m.
Stop by for spooky fun, art, prizes and yummy treats! Tickets are limited.
11002 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX


Fright Night Halloween Market
October 15, 2022 | 1 - 9 p.m.

Calling all fans of Halloween, horror, oddities, the strange and the unusual! This event is at Spindletap Brewery.


Haunted Hues
September 22 - November 1, 2022
The Color Factory

From September 22nd through Día de los Muertos, Color Factory is welcoming ghosts and goblins of all ages to experience HAUNTED HUES! HAUNTED HUES is a limited-time BOO-tacular event. Experience the happily haunted transformation of Color Factory’s interactive installations and immersive rooms with ghoulishly delightful new sweets to nibble, Instagram-worthy photo opportunities, pumpkin decorating and a yummy partnership with Juiceland. HAUNTED HUES will be all treats—no tricks—this Halloween season!


Feges BBQ Spring Branch Halloween Festival
October 29 | 3-6 p.m.

Celebrate a family-friend Halloween at Feges BBQ Spring Branch! Kids of all ages can enjoy Cupcake’s Haunted House, an oversized bounce house, a pumpkin decorating station, Dragon’s Nest play area, and Hocus Pocus (PG) will be playing on all the screens.

Halloween costumes are encouraged. Contest Categories: Best costume under 12yo, Best family costume, Best costume 12 and up, and Best Feges BBQ staff costume. More details here.


Family Friendly Thrills and Chills

Not a fan of the ghosts and the ghouls? Check out Houston's family-friendly attractions and events.

Zoo Boo - Houston Zoo

Zoo Boo
October 1 - 31, 2022
Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo invites all little ghouls and goblins to celebrate fall festivities during its month-long Zoo Boo presented LyondellBasell. From Oct. 1 – 31 guests can wear their best costumes for Houston’s favorite merry-not-scary Halloween event.  

This year’s Zoo Boo features a few new experiences updated for the current times. Guests will visit the Giant Pumpkin presented by LyondellBasell, Spooky Train sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital, and the Carved Pumpkins sponsored by Frost Bank.


  • Glowing lights in the Bug House during the day and during Zoo Boo After Hours.
  • Spooky-themed lights in African Forest.
  • An interactive dance floor inside the John P. McGovern Children’s Zoo during Zoo Boo After Hours.


Boo on the Boardwalk
Weekends in October, 2022
Kemah Boardwalk

Freaky Fridays, Scary Saturdays, and Spooky Sundays can only mean one thing... Boo on the Boardwalk is back and as hauntingly fun as ever. Every weekend is packed with activities, live music, and trick-or-treating at Boardwalk stores. 


Pumpkin Patches & Costumes

Explore all the excellent places around Houston to find a pumpkin to carve.

Halloween pumpkin

Picking the perfect pumpkin can be quite a task. Luckily, Houston is packed with patches all over the city. Try Old Time Christmas Tree Farm, Dewberry Farm, Blessington Farms, or Oil Ranch for prime pumpkin picking, hayrides, and other activities. Searching for the perfect costume? Be sure and stop by Frankel's Costume Co.-- a Houston staple for Halloween fashion.


Haunted Houses

Looking for an adrenaline rush or just want to get into the “spirit” of the season, check out these haunted houses.

Crowd at the Houston Scream Fest

Houston Scream Fest
Weekends in October, and Nov. 2022
The Houston Scream Fest is more than a haunted house; it’s a month-long festival. Shoot at walking dead zombies with paintball markers, try to escape the asylum, scream your way through the castle of doom, and more. Also, enjoy live music and freak show performances.


Haunted Trails
Oct. 2- Oct. 31, 2022
Walk the trails of Houston’s most thrilling outdoor attraction. Haunted Trails features detailed sets, zombies, clowns, and other creeps, body parts, creepy crawlers, and more. Find out what lurks beyond the trees on select weekdays, every weekend in October, plus Halloween night.


Houston Terror Dome
Weekends in October, 2022
In its opening year, The Houston Chronicle billed the Terror Dome as the “Scariest Haunted House In Houston.” Get ready to scream your way out – if you make it that far. With new effects, rooms, and actors this year, Terror Dome is intense enough to satisfy the most demanding scaremonger.


Weekends in October
With eight haunts, Phobia can scare just about anyone. Features include the Mind Control haunt, Simon Fowler Woods, ClaustroPhobia, Darke Institute, and Dawn of the Machine. The remodeled park boasts 30 acres of scare space.


Food & Restaurant Events

Discover the Halloween-themed events hosted by local eateries.

Monkey's Tail

Doris Metropolitan
Events are kicking off early at the Israeli steakhouse, Doris Metropolitan, they are hosting their annual Vampire Ball on October 27th. Costumes are encouraged, as there will be a contest for the best costume. Patrons can also enjoy a DJ, drink specials, and festive decorations. 


A brand new cafe and dog boutique is celebrating the pooches this October. Customers can shop for Halloween-themed bandanas for their dogs, as well as festive treats. More details to come!


Monkey’s Tail 
Celebrate Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos at Monkey’s Tail with a weekend of fun. Festivities kick off October 27th with Day of the Dead Ofrenda and themed drink specials. This will take place until November 2nd. On Saturday, October 29th, Drag Brunch will take place from 12 pm to 2 pm on their back patio. The fun doesn’t end there. On Sunday, October 30th, compete for prices with a dog costume contest from 3 pm to 4 pm. Stick around DJ Beat Sicarios entertains from 4 pm to 7 pm. On Halloween night, customers can sip on themed cocktails and indulge in some post-trick-or-treat steak night for $20. 

On Tuesday, November 1st, Monkey’s Tail’s famous tamales launch for the season. Enjoy 6 for $9 or 12 for $16.


El Venado 
El Venado is serving up Halloween-themed cocktails and drink specials the weekend before the big day. On Saturday, October 29th, the restaurant will be decorated for the occasion and will host a costume contest. Enjoy the celebration with live music and more. 


Spanish Village 
Spanish Village will be celebrating Dia de Los Muertos all week long. From November 1-5th, the iconic Houston restaurant will be offering a separate specialty menu in addition to the permanent menu. The menu includes: 

  • Chimichanga [$13.95]: The fried chimichanga is made with ground beef or shredded chicken and is served with chipotle sauce, rice, and beans 

  • Burrito [$13.95]: This packed burrito is made with flour tortillas, ground meat, sour cream, guacamole, lettuce, and jack cheese and is served with rice and beans 

  • Stuffed Chicken Breast [$15.99]: This delicious stuffed chicken breast is made with spinach and jack cheese, topped with a wine mushroom sauce and served with poblano rice and vegetables.


Pier 6 Celebrates Two Years with a Halloweeniversary Bash
Since opening in San Leon in a chicly renovated space with spacious waterfront patios overlooking Galveston Bay, Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House has served up some of the freshest oysters and seafood in town and seriously fun vibes. Owner Raz Halili knows how to celebrate and ensure the restaurant goes big for every occasion. Thanks to an initial launch of the brand on Halloween weekend, Pier 6 gets to celebrate its anniversary every year with an epic Halloween bash. This year, they'll be celebrating Friday through Sunday, with different daily themes, spooky decor, drink specials, plenty of music and prizes for best costumes. More details to come. Images here. And a Reel here.


A Spell-tacularly Witchy Brunch at Brennan’s of Houston
Don your most magical attire (pointy hats encouraged) for a festive meal with fellow revelers of all ages. Indulge with a three-course brunch menu featuring Brennan’s favorites like turtle soup and Egg’s Brennan. Attendees who dress up receive complimentary Trouble Tree bedecked-in cocktail shots. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $45pp +tt. Reservations are required by calling 713.522.9711. Event page here.

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