Halloween Happenings 2016

11 Halloween events happening in the month of October.




At GUTS Orlando, pumpkins are under the spell of carvers turning them into all sorts of strangeness – for a good cause.

SPIRITS IN SANFORD
Oct. 1: Halloween art show and sale featuring one-of-a-kind pieces. Jeanine Taylor Folk Art.
211 E. First Street, Sanford. 407-373-2774. spiritsinsanford.com 

SEAWORLD’S HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR
Through Oct. 30: A “fantasea” filled with trick-or-treating and dancing sea creatures. Costumes are encouraged, and children can create sea-themed arts and crafts. Included in regular park admission on select weekends. SeaWorld Orlando, 7007 Sea World Drive, Orlando. seaworldparks.com

HOWL-O-SCREAM AT BUSCH GARDENS
Through Oct. 30: Scary creatures roam the theme park, and chilling live shows are combined with some of Florida’s most challenging thrill rides. Starts at 7:30 p.m. on select nights; a separate admission fee is charged. Busch Gardens, 10165 N. McKinley Drive, Tampa. seaworldparks.com

MICKEY’S NOT-SO-SCARY HALLOWEEN PARTY
Through Oct. 31: Dress up for this not-so-scary Halloween celebration, with all kinds of candies and sweets waiting to be found throughout the Magic Kingdom. The boo-tiful spirits of the season transform the theme park into a happy but haunted hallows, with many favorite Disney characters dressed in Halloween costumes. Select days from 7 p.m.-midnight. Walt Disney World. Separate park ticket required for this event. disneyworld.disney.go.com

HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT
Through Oct. 31: The theme park comes alive on select nights with hordes of mutants, monsters and maniacs. Explore haunted houses and  “scare zones,” see outrageous live shows and experience the park’s rides and attractions. Starts at 6:30 p.m. A separate park ticket is required. Universal Orlando, 6000 Universal Blvd., Orlando. halloweenhorrornights.com

BRICK OR TREAT AT LEGOLAND
Oct. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 & 31: Trick-or-treat throughout the park; view the largest Lego Jack-o-Lantern in the world; compete in costume contests; dance at the Monster Mash; and end the day with fireworks. Select weekends plus Halloween. Legoland, 1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven. florida.legoland.com

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS/MONSTER FACTORY
Oct. 20-Nov 11: An annual juried and Halloween-themed art exhibition of works in various media. CityArts Factory, 29 S. Orange Ave, Orlando. orlandoslice.com

TOTALLY ’80S HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY
Oct. 21: A totally rad, shoulder-padded costume party in downtown Orlando, with dancing to the best music of the 1980s. 8 p.m. The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive, Orlando. abbeyorlando.com

ZOO BOO BASH
Oct. 22, 23, 29 & 30: The Central Florida Zoo invites children to wear costumes, get their faces painted and collect treats while learning about animals in the wild. Most activities included in zoo admission. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 3755 U.S. Highway 17, Sanford. centralfloridazoo.org

GUTS ORLANDO
Oct. 29: Pumpkin carvers compete head-to-head to craft amazing creations that will be put up for auction. The event also features food, drink, music, a silent auction, raffle and activities for all ages. All proceeds benefit the Make A Wish Foundation. Free. 2-5 p.m. 2424 E. Robinson St., Orlando. gutsorlando.com

MR. RICHARD & THE POUND HOUNDS—A HALLOWEEN CONCERT
Oct. 29: With sing-a-long tunes about fish, skunks, snakes and Halloween fun, kids can also try out and model their costumes before the big night on the 31st. 1 p.m. Orlando Repertory Theatre, 1001 E. Princeton Street, Orlando. orlandorep.com

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