Find trick-or-treat fun at these spirited Halloween happenings in North Texas

Enjoy family festivals and Halloween scares at these events.

Aurora Deringer checks out the candy possibilities at a trick-or-treat station at Frights’n Lights at Riders Field in Frisco.(Shelby Tauber / Special Contributor)

Get in the Halloween spirit (and give your costume an early tryout) at one of these spooky and fun events. There’s a lot to choose from, including not-too-scary options for families, pet costume contests, a pumpkin dive-in and lighted attractions. Visit for Halloween tips on haunted houses and pumpkin patches. We’ll continue to update this story with more costume-crazy events including the Oct. 29 Halloween Block Party in the Oak Lawn-Cedar Springs neighborhood.


Pumpkin Nights (SOLD OUT)

Oct 24, 2022 until Oct 30, 2022 ·  – 

$14 – $26

This walk-through Halloween attraction returns to Arlington for another spooky season. All dates are sold out, but those who’ve already purchased tickets will see 5,000 hand-carved artificial pumpkins and lights arranged into fantasy vignettes such as a 40-foot-long dragon and a ghostly pirate ship. This event is more family-friendly than frightful. Food trucks will be on-site selling drinks, dinner and dessert.

Through Oct. 30 at Howell Farms, 4016 W. Division St., Arlington. This year’s dates are sold out, but the website has a link to get on an email list for “first dibs” on 2023 tickets.


Frights’n Lights Frisco

Oct 26, 2022 until Oct 31, 2022 ·  – 

$16.99 – $24.99

This family-friendly Halloween-centric event at Riders Field in Frisco features thousands of hand-carved jack-o’-lanterns, the Headless Horseman’s Haunted Hay Maze, Frank N. Shine’s Freaky Foam Pit, a movie area showing Halloween classics, a corn kernel pit, carnival games and Halloween-themed eats and drinks. There are add-on activities such as Crystal Lake Black Light Axe Throwing. VIP tickets include free parking, a trick-or-treat trail, pumpkin painting, a scavenger hunt and more.

Through Oct. 31 at Riders Field, 7300 RoughRiders Trail, Frisco. See website for hours. $21.99, $18.99 for ages 3-11, free for ages 2 and younger.


Ghostbusters: Official Richardson Halloween Party

Starting at $16

The retro Free Play Arcade in Richardson throws a Ghostbusters-themed bash with costume contests, six-plus Ghostbuster games, a Spot the Slimer social challenge, an appearance by the DFW Ghostbusters team, and food and beverages for sale. The party is for ages 21 and older.

Oct. 21 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Free Play Arcade, 1730 E. Belt Line Road, Richardson. Starting at $20.


Fun on the Farm: Halloween on the Farm

Starting at $15

Kids can wear their not-too-scary costumes and take their treat bags for some Halloween farm fun at Plano’s Heritage Farmstead Museum. In addition to treat stations, there will be crafts, story readings, farm animals and a wagon ride. The drop-in program is most appropriate for ages 2 to 5.

Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon at Heritage Farmstead Museum, 1900 W. 15th St., Plano. $15 for children, $5 for adults.



Silo Park Halloween Party

FREE Visit Prosper’s historic district for a Halloween-themed night out with live music, food trucks, brews and drink specials. Wear a costume and enter the costume contest.

Oct. 21 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Silo Park, 380 W. Broadway, Prosper. Free.


Pumpkin Dunk

Starting at $10

Jump in the pool to experience a floating pumpkin patch at Apex Centre in McKinney. Register for timed entry by age group. Ages 2-12 will be divided into three categories, with a special needs hour from noon to 1 p.m. for ages 3-18.

Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Apex Centre, 3003 Alma, McKinney. Starting at $14, free for those with special needs.



Trick or Treat Trail

FREE Take a treat-filled walk on a 1.2-mile trail around Towne Lake in McKinney. Dogs are welcome and can enter a costume contest. There’ll be carnival rides and food trucks, and live music from 7 to 9 p.m. Free parking at McKinney High School.

Oct. 22 from 3 to 9 p.m. at Towne Lake Park, 1405 Wilson Creek Parkway, McKinney. Free.



Beware of the Square

FREE Halloween fun in downtown Celina includes trick-or-treating, a haunted house, escape rooms, a kids zone, pumpkin painting, a vendors market and the inaugural pumpkin derby. Costumes are encouraged.

Oct. 22 from 4 to 9 p.m. at 302 W. Walnut St., Celina. Free.



Rest In Plano: RIP Fest

FREE Stroll along 15th Street, if you dare, for an evening of spooky photo ops, mildly creepy roaming characters, tarot card readings and pumpkin-sculpting demos. Aerialists, pyro dancers and magicians will entertain. Kiss tribute band Rock and Roll Over and party band Lara Latin will play on outdoor stages. Festival eats, beer and wine will be available, vendors will sell Halloween-themed goods, and downtown shops and restaurants will stay open late.

Oct. 22 from 5 to 10:30 p.m. along 15th Street in downtown Plano. Free.



Eerie Irving

FREE Wear your Halloween costume and experience interactive walk-throughs with spooky themes including a haunted wedding chapel, zombies, pirates, a graveyard and more. There will be activities for younger children such as carnival games, rides and fall photos ops. Concessions will be available, and pumpkin giveaways will take place at the top of the hour through 9 p.m. Entry to the park closes at 9:15 p.m.

Oct. 22 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Trinity View Park, 2221 E. State Highway 356, Irving. Free.




Oct 27, 2022 ·  – 

FREE Costumed pups can strut down the red carpet for a chance to win a Woof-O-Ween award at this event in Flower Mound. Categories include most creative, scariest, best homemade, funniest and best pet/owner look-a-like costumes. No registration required.

Oct. 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Hound Mound Dog Park, 1200 Garden Ridge, Flower Mound. Free.

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