Don’t let the pandemic ruin your Halloween fun this year! Grab your costumes and get ready for some spooky delights at these safe, family-friendly events around Metro Detroit
By Chelsie Dzbanski
Oct 1 – 31
Partake in a combination of virtual and traditional events all October long at the 11th annual Boo Festival by the shops at Brighton’s Green Oak Village Place. Enjoy virtual recipes, costume contests, giveaways and online readings of spooky stories by celebrities. Or download the Boo Fest scavenger hunt map and search for friendly Halloween characters to access Halloween treats! Visit shopsatgreenoaks.com for more information.
Oct 3 – 31
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
TreeRunner Adventure Park
6600 W Maple Rd, West Bloomfield Township
Climb your way through TreeRunner Adventure Park’s Halloween-themed glow night packed with lights, music and action! Experience a 3-hour obstacle course decked out in Halloween flair with themed exhibits set up between each trail. Tickets are $49 per climber and include a pre-bagged candy bag. Costumes are encouraged! Purchase tickets here.
Oct 15 – 31
Various days and time slots available
60 W. Wattles Rd, Troy
Enjoy socially distant trick-or-treating at the Troy Historic Village. Treats and craft packs will be pre-packed and all activities will be touchless! Check out the outdoor “Scarecrowtopia” exhibit and and the annual Scarecrow Row during your visit. Various time slots are available for pre-registration to allow proper social distancing and face masks are required. Admission is $5 for Troy Historical Society Members and $7 for non-members. Kids under 4 are free! Sign up for this event here.
6 – 8 p.m.
Plymouth Historical Museum
155 S. Main St, Plymouth
Explore the Plymouth Historical Museum after hours and you just might encounter some spooky mischief! Tours run every half hour between 6 and 8 p.m. Costumes are encouraged and face masks are required. Tickets are $5 per person and include a bag of candy and craft to make at home. Purchase tickets here.
Every Thursday and Saturday
760 Penniman Ave, Plymouth
Catch a classic Halloween movie on the big screen this month on Thursday and Saturday nights at the Penn Theatre. Visit penntheatre.com for upcoming showtimes.
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
42700 Utica Rd, Sterling Heights
Search for bony fingers, skeletons and more during this spooky scavenger hunt.Pick up the materials for the hunt at the Nature Center between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and head out to see what you can uncover — then turn in your findings by 4:30 p.m for a treat! This event is $4 for residents and $6.50 for non residents. Visit sterling-heights.net for more information.
Oakwoods Metropark, Nature Center Entrance
32911 Willow Rd, New Boston
Learn about Michigan legends and local history as you travel down a pumpkin-lit trail through the woods, led by a lantern-bearing guide. Be prepared to encounter characters and mystery along the way! This event is not a haunted attraction and safe for a variety of ages. Socially distancing is required and masks are recommend. Register for this event by October 15! For more information visit, metroparks.com.
Berkley Halloween Parade
2400 Robina Ave, Berkley
The Berkley Halloween Parade will travel through Community Park and the Community Baseball Fields. Enjoy a socially distant, fun and spooky parade where candy will be handed out in pre-packaged bags. The Parks and Recreation Department will be marking the grounds to properly space out families during the show.
Oct 23 & 24
6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
12111 Pardee Rd, Taylor
Take a drive through Heritage Park on the haunted Scooby Doo-themed trail! Tickets are available for purchase for $20 for Taylor residents and $25 for non-residents and includes a digital family photo and a bag full of candy for each child. Grab your tickets here.
10 – 11 a.m.
52588 Van Dyke Avenue, #Suite A, Shelby Charter Township
The Bakehouse is hosting a fun and sweet Halloween Cupcake decorating class, complete with four cupcakes and professional decorating tools. Reccomended for ages 7 and up, this class leaves you with pretty — and tasty — works of “art” to take home! Masks are required to be worn throughout the event and socially distancing will be in effect. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased here.
8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
18801 Beverly Rd, Beverly Hills
Start the day’s festivities off by gutting, topping and carving pumpkins until 2 p.m. and then enjoy trick or treating along the friendly Halloween hoot trail, storytelling under the pavilion and more in the evening! Visit villagebevelryhills.com for more information.
2 – 5 p.m.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
1100 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Shores
Trick or treat from the safety of your car at the Little Goblins Drive-Thru. Dress up and drive through the estate to collect candy from various stations. Complete with family-friendly Halloween decorations and characters, admission is $20 per car. Space is limited so secure your time slot today!
8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Wayne Historical Museum
1 Towne Square St, Wayne
Hunt for spirits alongside Great Lakes Ghost Hunters in a 140-year-old museum. Learn how to use paranormal equipment (or bring your own!), participate in group sessions or set off on a solo hunt. Various time slots are available from 8 – 11 p.m. and masks are required at all times. This event is for guests 18 and up and tickets are available for purchase for $20 per person here.
1 – 4 p.m.
Novi Town Center
3259 Crescent Blvd, Novi
Decorate your car and join the Novi Town Center for a free, family-friendly Halloween Drive-Thru event. Enjoyed from the comfort of your own vehicle, the event includes eight stops with visits by local policemen, firemen, Dracula, a snow queen and more! Pre-registration is required to reserve designated one-hour time slots. Visit novitowncenter.com to sign up today.
1 – 5 p.m.
West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission
4640 Walnut Lake Rd, West Bloomfield
Have the treats come to you this year at West Bloomfield’s park-to-treat-to-go. Park your car, stand outside to show off your costume and enjoy a parade of characters, local businesses and more who will be handing out candy. Choose from four time slots to ensure proper social distancing. Visit wbparks.org for more information.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
50165 Eight Mile Rd, Northville
Farm animals dressed in Halloween costumes? Yes, please! Join Maybury Farm in your best spooky gear for a day full of Halloween activities! From crafts, a candy trail, bonfire, games and more, there’s tons of tricks and treats for the entire family to enjoy. Space is limited so purchase your tickets in advance for $9 per person here. Masks are required and social distancing will be enforced.
9:30 – 10:30 p.m.
11 p.m. – 12 a.m.
South Lyon Cemetery
479 Stryker St, South Lyon
Take a guided tour through South Lyon Cemetery where you will visit haunted areas, learn about creepy legends and possibly encounter ghostly guests! This event is recommended for ages 12 and up at the parents’ discretion. Proper walking shoes and cold weather attire is encouraged. Sound systems with a receiver will be given to everyone in attendance, which allows for proper social distancing. All items will be sanitized and handed out in individual bags upon arrival. Masks are not required. Grab tickets for $25 here.
12 – 1:30 p.m.
Downtown Auburn Hills
Trick-or-treat safely in downtown Auburn Hills on Halloween night! Various 30-minute blocks are open for pre-registration to comply with proper safety guidelines. Children must be in costume and 12 years of age or younger to participate. All registrants will be provided with a bag for collecting candy. Secure your time slot today!
Various time slots available
Downtown Auburn Hills
The perfect Halloween activity for teens is taking place during Auburn Hills’ Downtown Spooktacular event. Teens ages 13 through 18 are encouraged to dress in costume and participate in zombie laser tag! This event is free but pre-registration is required. Sign up here.