HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES FOR THE LITTLE ONES
COLORADO’S COOLEST CORN MAZE
WHEN: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 16-October 30, 2016
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
Get lost at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield's 8-acre Corn Maze, one of the most popular corn mazes in the country. Search for Farmer Green's lost animals and get an aerial view from two 15-foot tall illuminated bridges that overlook the Corn Maze. There is also a special free mini-maze designed just for the younger ones. Hayrides, a giant jump pillow and pony rides will be available for an additional cost. Food vendors will offer some of your favorite fall foods, including freshly squeezed lemonade, funnel cakes, hot dogs and kettle corn. Don’t forget to come back for the 10-acre pumpkin patch open during Pumpkin Fest.
BOO AT THE ZOO
WHEN: October 22-23 and October 29-30, 2016
WHERE: Denver Zoo
The annual Boo at the Zoo offers more than 20 trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly animal demonstrations and exciting family-friendly entertainment. Activities are free with zoo admission. Boo After Dark on Oct. 28 and 29 offers visitors a nighttime trick-or-treating experience. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for children; 2 and under are free.
TRICK OR TREAT STREET
When: October 28-30 (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Where: Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
Families can march from one Treat House to the next and collect goodies, create Halloween crafts, play carnival games and much more. Event day pricing applies, see the museum's website for details.
TRICK OR TREAT TRAIN
WHEN: October 29th
WHERE: Colorado Railroad Museum
Catch a ride in vintage passenger cars hosted by conductors and engineers in full costume. The Trick or Treat Train departs every 30 minutes between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Visit all the Town's special stops to fill your treat bag and tickle your funny bones. Visit the "not so scary" haunted railcar or the Olde Railroaders silly graveyard.
HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES FOR THE ADULTS
THE 13TH FLOOR HAUNTED HOUSE
WHEN: September 17-November 12, 2016
WHERE: 4120 Brighton Blvd.
Hailed by Fangoria Magazine as "the #1 scariest haunted attraction in the U.S.,” Brave souls will learn just why the 13th floor is so often omitted from building plans — if they make it through to tell the tale.
HAUNTED FIELD OF SCREAMS
WHEN: September 23-October 30, 2016
WHERE: 10270 Riverdale Road
The Haunted Field of Screams is Denver's largest haunted attraction, with over 35 acres cornfield and three unique attractions. Check out all three haunts: Haunted Field of Screams, Dead Man's Night Maze and Zombie Paintball Massacre.
WHEN: September 23-October 31, 2016
WHERE: 6100 E. 39th Ave.
The Asylum haunted house is Denver's top-rated haunted attraction. This 1800s-era themed "hospital for the mentally insane" has been taken over by the patients and prisoners.
ELITCH GARDENS: FRIGHT FEST
WHEN: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, September 30-October 30, 2016
WHERE: Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park
Once the sun goes down, Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park is transformed from a theme park to a scream park. During the day, little ones receive free candy on the Trick or Treat Trail. At night, haunted creatures lurk around every corner. Free with regular admission cost.
WHEN: October 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 2016
WHERE: Molly Brown House Museum
Take a literary journey of fright with such authors as Poe, Wells and Lovecraft. You'll hear tales of unspeakable horror and madness — all inside the quite possibly haunted Molly Brown House.
GLOW AT THE GARDENS
WHEN: October 19-20 and 26-27 | 6-9:30 p.m. (last entrance 9 p.m.)
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens lights up the night with luminaria-lined pathways that wind through the gardens and reveal elaborate pumpkin displays. Indoor activities make this a great option for inclement weather and include live music, ghost talks and hands-on crafts.
DENVER ZOMBIE CRAWL
WHEN: October 22, 2016
WHERE: 16th Street Mall
Each fall, thousands of the undead gather at Skyline Park and drag themselves along 16th Street Mall for the Denver Zombie Crawl. It all starts at 11 a.m. with the Organ Trail, a 5K run/walk/crawl in which zombie teams work to solve clues to find locations and move to checkpoints in an exercise in creativity. That's followed by a parade of undead at 2 p.m.
A HALLOWEEN BOO-LESQUE SHOW
WHEN: October 28-29, 2016
WHERE: Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret
Join the Clocktower Clockettes at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret as they pay a spooky burlesque tribute to all the thrills and chills of America's spookiest holiday! You'll see zombies, vampires, witches, black cats and even The Blob! The event typically sells out and features aerial feats, jugglers, magicians, comedy and camp by Lannie's very own host Naughty Pierre.
WHEN: October 29, 2016
WHERE: The Curtis Hotel
Coloween is one of Denver's top Halloween costume parties at the one-of-a-kind Curtis Hotel. Features include an open bar, haunted hallways, live music and theatrical performers.
8TH PARANORMAL PALACE
WHEN: October 29 & 30, 2016
WHERE: McNichols Civic Center Building
25-foot skulls, 20-foot spiders, a mausoleum, haunted house, performers, bands and DJ's all under one roof. The 8th Paranormal Palace is a Halloween party like no other at the McNichols Civic Center Building. There will also be a costume contest with $2,000 in prizes. Ticket prices vary.
DENVER HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALL
WHEN: October 31, 2016
WHERE: Sherman St. Event Center, 1770 Sherman St.
An unlimited open bar all night, costume contest with $1,000 prize, live entertainment and great DJs.