Top 10 Halloween Family Activities in Dallas

Best Halloween Activities for Dallas Families

It’s Halloween season, and it’s the time of year to get spooky. Halloween is really a fun time for families, especially for young children. There are literally a lot of activities to choose from just about every weekend, starting in late September until late October. Halloween parades, ghost tours, haunted houses, costume parties are a big draw for guests seeking out chilling activities, haunted happenings in addition to family festivities. Although the current pandemic means that many Halloween activities were canceled in 2020, many attractions and destinations are generally making plans to ensure that Halloween festivities can continue in 2021. Check out the list below of the top 10 Halloween family activities in Dallas.

Halloween Dog Pawty at The Shops at Park Lane

October 16, 2021, 10 am – 2 pm
The Shops at Park Lane
8080 Park Lane
Dallas, TX 75231

Get ready for this fun Halloween event for you and your four-legged fur baby! Local pop-up vendors will be selling treats for you and your doggo. A professional photographer will take portraits of you and your fur-baby, so come dressed in your favorite matching Halloween costume. The event will be located at Park Lane’s dog park across from Bowl & Barrel next to Dental Loft, also near the playground.

The 7th Plano Family Expo Trick or Treat

October 30, 2021, 10 am – 6 pm
2000 East Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, TX 75074

Enjoy Halloween and Fall at the 7th Trick or Treat, Plano Family Expo. Be a part of the spooky dress-up party! There will be a Dj dance party, bounce houses, graveyard yoga, haunted maze, games, costume dress-up contest, trick or treating! Come ready to have a spooky good time!

Meadows Museum Trick or Treat

October 17, 2021, 3 pm to 5 pm
Meadows Museum
5900 Bishop Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75205

Be a part of the annual Meadows Museum Trick or Treat! Bring the children in costume to discover the museum with a map that leads to works of art that have come to life. As soon as completed, the map can be traded for a spooky treat. This celebration is free for members, SMU faculty, and staff, and is free to the public with the price of admission. Kids have to be escorted by at least one adult over the age of 18.

Family Friendly REAL Pumpkin Painting

October 23, 2021, 2:30 pm – 4 pm
Painting with a Twist
208 W Oak St
Denton, TX 76201

Join Painting with a Twist to paint your own REAL Pumpkin! Instructors will provide examples, tips, and tricks to make a unique pumpkin that can be placed on your porch just in time for Halloween! Make it FABULOUS with puffy paint, glitter, and glue on accessories!

Parent & Child: Decorate a Haunted Gingerbread House

October 30, 2021, 11 am – 1 pm
Central Market Plano
320 Coit Road
Plano, TX 75075

This event will provide ample purple, black, and orange royal icing and mountains of scary candy. Instructors will give a few suggestions, and then you and your child will create the spookiest, edible haunted house on the block. And oh, don’t forget your costumes. For children ages 7 – 17 (an adult must accompany all children).

Singapore Slingers 8th Annual Halloween Concert

October 24, 2021,  2 pm – 4 pm
Pocket Sandwich Theatre
5400 E Mockingbird Ln #119
Dallas, TX 75206

Be a part of the Spooky Spook & Halloween Spirit with The Singapore Slingers! This event offers tons of treats of musical variety. It’s going to be an afternoon chock filled with festive Halloween-inspired rags, pop tunes, together with hot jazz. Matt only visits a couple of times annually so he’s in high demand, and for a good reason. Get your passes ahead of time! There’s an exclusive discount for parties of 4 or more.

Halloween Boo Bash

October 30 2021, 11 am – 2 pm
Cheeky Monkeys Plano
8300 Preston Road 150
Plano, TX 75024

Take your little monsters and ghosts to this spooktacular event hosted by Cheeky Monkeys. Kids will enjoy spooky face painting, creepy slime making, trick or treating, a spooky clubhouse, and more. There will also be a few costume contests, so come dressed to impress! Tickets are available for purchase.

River Legacy Foundation Fall Festival

October 9, 2021, 11 am – 9 pm
River Legacy Park & River Legacy Living Science Center
701 NW Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington, TX 76006


Come out and enjoy this annual fundraiser to support environmental education at River Legacy Living Science Center and River Legacy Park. This family-friendly fall festival combines the best of After Dark in the Park and the City’s Eco-Fest through various games, crafts, and activities.

Witch Hat Painting – Dcg Halloween Festival

October 30, 2021, 6 pm – 8:30 pm
1250 Northwest Hwy.
Garland, TX 75041

Discover Camp Garland invites you out to their Free Kids Halloween Festival in their spooky kid-friendly play zone! There will be games, music, candy, a costume contest, and more! Make sure to get a free family photo in front of the mummy backdrop. Tickets are needed to participate in their Witch Hat Painting event.

2021 Halloween Ball

October 30, 2021, 8:30 pm – 12:30 am
2099 Valley View Ln.
Farmers Branch, TX 75234

Calling all ghosts, goblins, and vampires! Come play games, participate in contests, enjoy snacks, and an open bar for those 21 & older, be part of our fundraiser Halloween Ball and help sponsor ten families in need during our December Holiday Wish. Bring your most creative costume and have some fun! The event is for ages 12+.

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