Halloween is such a fun holiday to celebrate. It’s especially fun when you live in a town that offers great Halloween activities. Here is a look at some of the many Halloween events happening throughout October in Houston and Katy, Texas. This is a list of family friendly Halloween events and festivals.
Houston Zoo Boo
While visiting the Zoo, the kids can dress up and participate in the event. There are arts and crafts stations as well as trick-or-treating stations. The decorations are fun and not too scary and my kids loved looking at all the amazing carved pumpkins. The kids also have an opportunity to pick a pumpkin (until they run out).
McDonald’s Halloween Mansion at the Children’s Museum of Houston
The week of Oct. 16th through the 22nd is the Creepy Creatures Wonderweek and from the 23rd to the 31st is Halloween Tricks and Spells Wonderweek. My children will be going both weeks. Week 1 they’ll learn about creepy animals like spiders and worms and other creepy creatures and they’ll make Black Cat Halloween cards. In week 2 they’ll mix up special potions and create their own masterpieces with the Spooky Shadows and Ghost activity. Every day of the two week special event offers a trick-or-treating time as well as a Ronald McDonald magic show.
Katy Mills Mall
The mall offers two Halloween activities. First, starting at 2:00 there is pumpkin coloring, treats and games for the kids. Starting at 6:00 is Mall-O-Ween where the kids can go through the mall collecting candy from different stores. This is a fun and safe alternative to door to door trick-or-treating.
Halloween Boo Bash at Trader’s Village
This huge, open-air market offers a free event October 31st from 1-4. The event will have live entertainment and a huge trick-or-treating event from 2:30 to 3:30 where kids can trick-or-treat through the entire market. There is also a Haunted Hallway with seven rooms and goodies for brave kids. All children who attend will receive a trick-or-treat bag and Halloween bag and the first 250 kids in costume will also receive a special gift.
Many area churches and communities offer fall festivals which include games, food and lots of fun. Some of these churches include Crosspoint Community Church’s Fall Fest which is taking place October 31st from 5-9. Another one is at Williams Trace Baptist Church in Sugar Land. Their Kids Karnival is on October 31st from 4-6. There is a $3.00 fee for this event.
There are plenty of Halloween activities to participate in throughout the greater Houston area. Enjoy this Halloween season.