Halloween is just around the corner, and Plano is a great place to celebrate. Whether you are new to Plano or have lived in the area for years, now is a great time to explore everything the spooky season offers in Texas. Our team at Huffines Chevrolet Plano has put together a list of the best local Halloween events. However, these are just a few frightening and fun destinations and events available this year. Keep reading to see what Halloween fun Plano has to offer.
Rest in Plano Fest & Apparition Expedition
The Rest in Plano Fest is one of Plano’s most popular Halloween events. This year, the Rest in Plano Fest & Apparition Expedition will take place on Oct. 22 from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The Halloween festival in Downtown Plano features live music, performances, food, drinks, and more. Plus, you’ll have the chance to experience a historic haunted tour in the city. The festival is free; however, you’ll need to purchase tickets for the haunted tours ahead of time. The tour will take you to various homes and businesses downtown that are rumored to have a haunted past.
The Coven Awakens
The Coven Awakens is an intense haunted house experience. This event, which begins later this September, tells the story of 13 coven witches coming together to create a waking nightmare. This Dark Hour haunted house experience offers a walkthrough of a terrifying set of scenes. You’ll come face-to-face with all types of creepy creatures and haunting horrors. Tickets are already available for pre-order, so reserve your spooky night in advance.
Open House Spook-Tacular Trunk-Or-Treat
Instead of trick-or-treating in the streets this year, you can participate in a trunk-or-treat experience on Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will be held at the Primrose School of Chase Oaks and will include a tasty lunch. The annual event will also have prizes for decor and costumes and consist of a haunted house and a DJ.
Hall-O-Ween Movie Series
If you’re in the mood for spooky movies this year, the Box Garden at Legacy Hall will offer family-friendly Halloween films throughout October. The Hall-O-Ween movie series kicks off on Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. The movies will be played on a 24-foot screen, and the event is free. You can purchase candy, drinks, cocktails, and more before the movie begins. The Box Garden also welcomes dogs, so long as they’re on leashes, so this is truly a Halloween event for the whole family.
Three movies are part of the series lineup, which begins with the movie Hocus Pocus. On Oct. 12, the garden will show Monster House, and on Oct. 26, it will show The Addams Family. While tickets are not required, it’s a good idea to show up early before seats fill up.
Halloween on the Farm
The Heritage Farmstead Museum hosts Fun on the Farm events, which educate the community about farming. Children can enjoy story times, crafts, wagon rides, meeting livestock, and other farm fun. And for Halloween, the farm will offer a special Halloween event. The fun takes place on Oct. 21 and does require tickets. There’s no word yet on what events will take place, but visitors can count on an interactive experience.
Halloween Costume Goat Yoga
Lockwood Distilling Co. in Richardson will host a goat yoga extravaganza on Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. Goats will arrive at your yoga class decked out in their Halloween costumes, ready to climb around (and over) you. The event occurs outside, and the proceeds benefit the animals and non-profit organizations. You can buy tickets online, and children over five can participate with an adult.
If you’re interested in traditional trick-or-treating on Halloween this year, you may want to know which neighborhoods will be ideal for walking. Plano is full of great destinations. In fact, many families start in Downtown Plano to see the decorations before heading out to their favorite neighborhoods. Deerfield is one subdivision known for its incredible decorations. It’s a fun neighborhood for gathering candy and has a reputation for being a safe place to walk at night. Pine Lakes is another destination known for great decor (and candy). Some people also like to explore Vickery Park and Haggard Park on Halloween.
Frights’n Lights in Frisco promises the “ultimate Halloween adventure.” You can stop in between Oct. 1 and 31 for a family-friendly fall festival. This all-ages event includes intricately carved jack-o’-lanterns and plenty of fun photo ops. You’ll get up close and personal with some of your favorite creepy characters turned into light sculptures and play fun Halloween games. Visitors will enjoy Halloween rides, a hay maze, and great food and drink options.
Ghost-Walk at Chestnut Square
If you feel like getting a dose of spooky history, drive to McKinney to explore Heritage Village at Chestnut Square. A series of Halloween events will take place the weekend before Halloween, from Oct. 28 to 30. In addition to a historical trolley tour, you can enjoy the Ghostly Haunting Tour, which begins at the old schoolhouse. You’ll visit a variety of spooky sites with real history. You can also purchase tickets for a murder mystery dinner, which features a meal and a show.
Haunted Shadows Lake Trail
The Haunted Shadows Lake Trail in The Colony is a mile-long outdoor trail with lots of frights. The trail is a self-guided exploration through the woods along Lake Lewisville. This is a unique Halloween experience that can be child-friendly upon request. The experience takes about 40 minutes to walk, and you can expect to encounter creepy scenes as you explore the trail.
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