Halloween in San Antonio comes with plenty of spooky opportunities for you to take advantage of. If you have kids, you may want something that is a tad more child-friendly. Luckily, various places around San Antonio offer family-friendly Halloween events.
The Haunted House: October 11th, 12th, 13th, 17th, 18th, 19th
“The Haunted House” is a local production held at the Overtime Theater in spirit of Halloween in San Antonio, Texas beginning most days at 8PM. It may not be the best for tiny members of the family, but is a good date night show that you don’t see everyday. Tickets are inexpensive. Check out the website for details.
Sixth Sense Paranormal: October 17th
The Sixth Sense Paranormal is the name of a local San Antonio organization dedicated to investigating paranormal activity in San Antonio. They are hosting a FREE presentation October 17th from 6:30 – 7:30PM at the Memorial Branch Library. Since San Antonio is known as one of the most haunted towns in Texas, this should be interesting! Call 210-207-9140 with more info. (3222 Culebra Rd, San Antonio, TX 78228)
Not So Scary Jump: October 18th
This is so much fun for the little ones (ages 2-5) starting at 4:30PM on Friday! There is a costume contest, and after a full hour of jumping, have some cupcakes and drinks.
(14036 Nacogdoches Rd., San Antonio, TX 78247)
Running, Walking, Rolling Dead Zombie 5K: October 19th
We may need to jump start our metabolisms the closer we get to Halloween! What a better way to get started than to join the Downtown Helotes 5K. This Halloween Zombie 5K supports people living with neurological disabilities and injuries. There’s a raffle, costume prizes, and prizes for the winners of the race! Register here. Get 20% off your zombie attire here.
Halloween Dinner and Ghost Tour: October 25th, 26th, & 31st
The Menger Hotel is hosting a ghost tour and dinner for guests this Halloween in San Antonio. The Menger Hotel is known as one of the most Haunted Places in Texas! This is a chance to have fun with the family, have a classy dinner by candlelight, and experience that thrilling chill in one of Texas’s real haunted houses. Halloween costumes are welcomed. (Click here to book online. Click here to get 20% off costumes up until the 25th)
Harvest Moon Celebration: October 26th
The Harvest Moon Celebration is kind of like the Renaissance Festival for kids held at the Boerne Visitors Center. This Halloween event is like no other including Celtic music, a pie eating contest, among lots of other fun games and crafts they’ll have Apple Doonkin’ which can only be summed up in their photo, and of course, don’t forget the costume contest! The festivities begin at noon and last until 8PM. One of the best things about all this awesomeness is that it’s all FREE ! (1407 S Main St, Boerne, TX 78006)
BOOtanica Fall Festival: October 26th
Another San Antonio Halloween event is at the Botanical Gardens, called BOOtanica Fall Festival on the Saturday before Halloween day at 10AM (October 26th, 2013). This event will help bring families together while learning about fall gardening. Come in a costume and participate in the parade, do some scarecrow decorating and pumpkin painting, go on a nature walk, and have fun doing spooky science. Check out the Halloween Bootanica Press Release for more info.
(555 Funston Place, San Antonio, TX 78209)
Harvest Festival: October 26th
The Northminister Presbyterian Church is hosting it’s annual Harvest Festival and Trunk-or-Treat. There will be all kinds of fun and games for the kids, food and more! Grab a can food good on your way out the door to donate to the food bank. (6800 Tezel Road, San Antonio, TX 78250)
Spooktacular Halloween in King William: October 26th
Villa Finale in San Antonio, Texas is hosting a FREE Halloween party for kids 3-12 if you register early. There will be all kinds of fun activities from trick or treating to playing games, and marching in the costume parade! PLUS a crazy costume contest with prizes in several different categories: scariest, most creative, funniest, parents and overall costumes. There is only limited space so register now to ensure your entry! (401 King William Street, San Antonio, TX 78204)
Circle Fest: October 26th
October 26th from 4PM to 8PM the Circle School in San Antonio is hosting its fall festival! Bring your friends, kids, parents, everyone! There’s a ton of activities for the kids and adults, food, live bands, and more. The event is FREE for kids 15 and under. Adults are 5 bucks. (217 Pershing Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209: Phone: 210-822-0461)
AllStars of Magic: October 26th
Josephine Theater in San Antonio is hosting a magic show this Halloween season October 26th, 2013 at 3PM. Doug Gorman, Paul Mims, Dwayne Stanton, and Tim St. John‘s jokes, stunts, and magic will blow your mind! Tickets are on sale now for just $15 through the theater. Call 210-734-4646 to book yours.
(339 E Josephine Street, San Antonio, TX 78212)
Mall-o-Ween Trick-or-Treat: October 26th
Come out to Ingram Park Mall at 7PM to trick-or-treat the fun AND safe way for FREE. If you get there early you’ll get a trick or treat bag but just in case, you should come prepared with one in hand. (6301 W Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78238) You can also get there at 12PM to register $5 for Simon Kidgits Club which gives you a one year Kidgits Club membership and participate in games and activities.
Bud Light Coffins on Parade: October 26th
Bud light sponsors a parade on the San Antonio Riverwalk for Halloween. It’s completely free to the public. A spooky spectacle for adults and kids, it’s hard to pass up seeing floating coffins on barges when you have the chance. It starts at 6PM and they’ll do two laps around the San Antonio River.
Howl-O-Scream: Every Fri & Sat Sep 27th – Oct 27th
Sea World hosts Howl-O-Scream for the San Antonio Halloween season. Your day will be filled with fun and spooks during the day with shows that follow a Halloween theme. Even Shamu does his part to make it a memorable experience. Children of all ages will find a show they enjoy that is age-appropriate, including a Monster Mash on the Sesame Street Bay of Play.
Because trying to decide what shows and activities to attend can be overwhelming when you get to Sea World, plan your day in advance by visiting Sea World’s website first. This way, you and the family can spend the majority of your time enjoying the shows instead of deciding where to go or what to see. Tickets are inexpensive! They cost about the same as going to a haunted house – $25. (10500 Sea World Drive, San Antonio, TX 78251)
Fright Fest: October 5-27 (Sat & Sundays) & Fridays October 18 & 25th
Six Flag’s Fright Fest is an awesome place to have some haunting fun with the entire family!!! Make sure when you get tickets you include the passes with access to ALL of the four haunted houses. Be careful for zombies that come out of the woodwork there! I suggest getting zombie costumes to blend in to see how they react. Rides, zombies, haunted houses, what else do you need on Halloween in San Antonio? Click here for family fun tips and click around to get more details and your tickets.
(17000 IH-10 West, San Antonio, TX 78257)
Monster Bash: October 27th
The San Antonio Children’s Museum invites all the little monsters, princesses, zombies, super heroes, and more in San Antonio, Austin, and surrounding areas to join in on the Halloween fun Sunday, October, 27th from noon to 5PM. The museum has three floors of hands-on educational exhibits. Get your tickets in advance to secure your spot.
(305 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205)
Boo Bash at Traders Village: October 27th
This is the third annual boo bash and is said to be the largest free Halloween event in San Antonio for kids (parking is $2). There will be trick-or-treating, a haunted house, AND a parade which you get to participate in as long as you came dressed in your super costume! The event starts at 12:30 but be sure to be there by 1:30 to participate in the parade. (9333 SW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78252: Phone: 210-623-8383)
Zoo Boo: October 30th & 31st
The San Antonio Zoo is fun to go to any time of the year but especially for Halloween. You want to make sure to stop by on October 30th or 31st this year for the 27th annual Zoo Boo from 6PM – 9PM. It is an exciting, yet non-scary Halloween event in San Antonio for families with children that are 12 years old and younger. Guests are encouraged to wear non-scary costumes so the little ones aren’t frightened. Tickets go on sale 10/1/13 and if you get them before the 30th, they’re $6 for non-members and $5 for members. If you wait until the 30th or the 31st, they’re a $1 more.
Activities kids will enjoy at San Antonio Halloween Zoo Boo include face painting, trick or treating, a children’s costume contest (get your costumes here for 20% off), as well as other entertainment and games. Guests will need to bring their own trick or treating bags and to prepay tickets. Also, since it is a popular event, try carpooling to make parking easier on everyone. (3903 N St. Mary’s Street, San Antonio, TX 78212 – 3199: Phone: 210-734-7184)
Inflatable Wonderland: October 31st
Inflatable Wonderland presents a fun way to celebrate Halloween featuring safe trick or treating, a bounce house, costume contest (of course!), and more! Halloween evening 6PM- 9PM. (6909 N Loop 1604, Suite 2063, San Antonio, TX 78247: Phone: 210-212-4386)
More Delightful than Frightful: October 31st
Morgan’s Wonderland is celebrating Halloween 2013 with the San Antonio Food Bank! Bring three can foods per person in person October 1st through the 30th and you’ll get a coupon for free entry the next day. If you wait to get in on Halloween day, admission is $5 per person. This event is good for ages 12 and under. 5PM – 8PM.
(5223 David Edwards Drive, San Antonio, TX 78233)