Halloween in Dallas
- SWATHI RAMASWAMY
- UPDATED May 08, 2018
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Dallas, located in the city of Texas, is the fourth most populous city in the United States and is quintessentially the cowboy city. But that is not all to Dallas. It now boasts of a diverse population which reflects in its arts, culture and most importantly food. One will find some of the friendliest people here, who love their sports. Halloween in Dallas can be a unique experience with the city offering a variety of events to entertain people of all ages.
Halloween Events for Children
1. Boo at the Zoo
The Fort Worth Zoo organizes the annual Boo at the Zoo Halloween festival. It is n enjoyable way for young children to celebrate Halloween. Children get to spend an entire day in the company of various animals of the Fort Worth Zoo. They can go dressed in their scariest Halloween costumes. The zoo staff organizes an enjoyable Boo-themed entertainment with live animal shows, craft activities, carnival, games, musical entertainment. Children get to join the keepers at their interactive chats and feeds with the various animals. There are treat stations spread all around the grounds, which children and visit to explore the zoo.
2. Howl-o-ween at Great Wolf Lodge
Fun at the water park! The Great Wolf Lodge has a massive indoor water park, which has been judged as the best indoor water park in the US in 2017. The park is always maintained at a comfortable 84 degrees Fahrenheit. It is perfect for children to participate in Halloween-themed water games. In addition to this, there are daily dance parties, scary bedtime stories, pumpkin painting, and festive crafts. Kids can don their cutest and scariest costumes and participate in an indoor costume parade, with Wiley and Violet the Wolf in attendance. Children also get a chance to collect goodies as they walk through the Howl-o-ween House.
Halloween Events for Children and Adults
1. Trick or Tours
For a family-friendly event that would interest both the younger Globe Life Park, home ground of the Texas Rangers, hosts annual family-friendly ‘Trick or Tours’ Halloween tours for both kids and adults. The tours include enjoying at the Kid’s Zone, story-telling, treats in the Kid's Zone with more games for the younger children. Children get to enjoy more than two hours of fun at the ballpark. For the older kids aged 14 years and over, there is the Field of Screams where the arrangement is made to provide all kinds of Halloween scares.
2. Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra: Halloween With Harry Potter
One normally does not associate Halloween with a classic concert but this exactly what the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra offers. Children and Adults can attend the musical concert Hogwarts-inspired Halloween costumes and enjoy a magical evening inspired by Harry Potter movies. It is a great way to enjoy Halloween. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will play some of our pre-loved themes from Warner Brothers’ Harry Potter movies. Sit back and enjoy the enchantment with classics like “Nimbus 2000,” “Hedwig’s Theme,” and many more. If you arrive early, then in addition to the mesmerizing performance, kids can join in a special event to see and feel various instruments.
3. Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival
For a bit out of town fun, try Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival. It is a free, family-friendly event held outside on crossing of E. Hickory and Industrial Street. With fun-filled activities like wheeled coffin races, walk around the pumpkin patch, join the cook-off, and enjoy street performers including magicians, acrobats, and jugglers. You will also get to enjoy the beautiful twilight parade that is lit with lanterns. You will also get the opportunity to visit Cirque du Horror, the Halloween musical. It is all about frights and laughter, full of spine-tingling poetry, macabre short stories, and ghostly songs.
4. Mayor’s Monster Mash and Dash
This annual event is held at the plaza at Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla Street and is sponsored by the City of Dallas Mayor’s Office. Children and Adults of all ages can participate. Put on your best Halloween costume and be ready to be entertained. There will be music, food and beverages. There’s even a Halloween 5k run, where everyone gets a medal. The run is in support of after-school tutoring, tennis instruction, life skills development to over 25,000 under-privileged youths in the community.
Halloween Events for Adults Only
1. Oak Lawn Halloween Block Party
Now something for adults only. Get ready in your most sexy and sinister Halloween outfit and join thousands of others in Cedar Springs, Oak Lawn. Parade your stuff in the costume promenade down the Cedar Springs - where things can get a bit fleshy-dance the night away to the music. There’s food, beer, refreshments, live DJ, drag performers, featured Rose Room performances in the back lot. Go wild in the city’s biggest and liveliest Halloween street blast. Please visit their website for more details.
2. Dallas Zombie Pub Crawl
Drink with a cause. If you enjoy a pub crawl with your friends, then join Deep Ellum’s finest pub establishments and crawl through them all in your creepiest zombie get-up. This epic, annual event allows all undead to join in to haunt Deep Ellum and go on a drinking binge, in support of Dallas Pets Alive! An organization fighting to prevent euthanization of pets. Drink specials are available to all stops for those with special zombie wristbands.
3. Fall-o-ween Foodie Fest
For the foodies out there, this is a fang-tastic experience. Get there in your most sinister Halloween outfit and enjoy the food, beverages, live music, silent auction with charity partner North Texas Food Bank. You can get to sample wines, craft beers, a variety of spirits, exquisite mixed-cocktails throughout the night. Lounge out in the Montecristo Cigar area. All this and more in the form of live entertainment and interactive activities.