Weekend Happenings October 30 to November 1

Find the best events in and around the city for the weekend with a special Halloween events guide.

It's Halloween and we're in for a very spooktacular weekend. Here's what's happening, including many trick-or-treating and Halloween themed events.


Candlelight Tours – Debary Hall – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Guests can expect some mild frights as they're escorted through the narrow hallways and darkened rooms once occupied by a 19th century wine merchant. For more info: volusia.org

Haunted House Walk – Ocoee – 7:00 PM

Get spooked on this haunted walk. For the younger children, there will be fun activities including a bounce house, hay rides, prizes, candy and refreshments. For more info: floridahauntedhouses.com

Friday and Saturday:

Lantern Ghost Tours – Heritage Preservation Trust – 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Volunteers in period costumes will escort visitors through the house, sharing historical and ghostly tales of the area. For more info: heritagepreservationtrust.org

Terror on the Lake – Clermont – 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Have your friends jailed, fried in the electric chair, and buried alive – while you watch. For more info: terroronthelake.com

Swan and Dolphin Wine and Food Classic – Walt Disney World – Times Vary

Stroll the causeway and sample dishes prepared by award-winning chefs; sample fine wine, beer and spirits; and learn how to pair wine and food. Attend seminars on topics ranging from wine, sushi and sake to making pasta and pairing cheeses. For more info: swandolphinfoodandwineclassic.com


America's Got Talent Live: The All-Stars Tour – Melbourne – 4:00 PM

Some of the most popular performers from the NBC variety-competition series—including comedian Taylor Williamson, singer/songwriter Emily West and Recycled Percussion—perform live. For more info: kingcenter.com

Halloween in the Village – Cocoa Village – 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Kids will be able to visit merchants for treats from 4-6, decorate pumpkins at Myrt Tharpe Square from 4-7, stroll the park for fun family activities and trick or treating from 4-8p, and take a ghost tour or enjoy the bounce houses. For more info: cocoafl.org

Celebrate Halloween with Old Town – Kissimmee – 5:00 PM

Don’t be afraid! Come experience the Old Town “Hallowed Secrets” with adult and children's costume contests and safe trick-or-treating. For more info: myoldtownusa.com

Halloween at Crane's Roost Park – Uptown Altamonte – 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Take the kids trick-or-treating at booths sponsored by local vendors and enjoy the costume contests and live entertainment. For more info: altamonte.org

Boo and Brew – Waterford Lakes Town Center – 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Ghouls and Goblins 12 and under are invited to attend the annual Trick-or-Treat event and enjoy Halloween themed music, face painting, and bounce houses. For more info: simon.com/mall/waterford-lakes-town-center

Trunk-or-Treat Night – All Saints Lutheran Church – 5:30 PM

Enjoy dinner from the food trucks along with trick-or-treating and safe family fun. For more info: allsaintsorlando.org

Halloweenfest – Winter Garden – 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Enjoy a safe night of haunted happenings along downtown Plant Street. For more info: cwgdn.com

Mayhem in Mount Dora – Downtown Mount Dora – 7:00 PM

There will be live entertainment throughout the evening by “Category Three” Band while you stroll on the street and dive into food or drinks, participate in the costume contest, or get your fortune told by the palm reader. For more info: piscesrisingdining.com


Geneva Cemetery Tour – Geneva – 6:30 PM

The Geneva Historical Society will lead its fifth lantern-guided tour through the Geneva Cemetery. Meet past residents of Geneva and hear their stories told by costumed speakers. . Bring a flashlight. For more info: 407-349-5697.

All Weekend:

Hurricane Who Convention – Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at Seaworld – Times Vary

While the focus is on Doctor Who and British science fiction, fans from all areas of sci-fi participate. This year’s special guests and speakers include actors from Torchwood and Doctor, a tech manager from Ghost Hunters International, and author and Disney historian Jim Korkis. Also offered: Q&A panels, costume contests, pool parties, and photo and autograph opportunities. For more info: hurricanewho.com

Carved: A Pumpkin's Musical Adventure – Garden Theatre – Times Vary

It has been 25 years since the king of Pumpkinville mysteriously disappeared. Each year, young pumpkins leave their village hoping to find him, but return empty-handed. Will things be different this year? For more info: gardentheatre.org

Giselle – Dr. Phillips Center – Times Vary

This heart-rending tale of unrequited love, remorse and forgiveness perfectly fuses music, movement and drama. The performance features live music by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. For more info: drphillipscenter.org

For a full lineup of the happenings around town this month, check out our On The Town and the list of Halloween Events, pick up the magazine on newsstands, subscribe, or pick up your digital copy today. Prefer to get your news in smaller bites? Sign up to receive our e-newsletter, CityScene, delivered straight to your inbox.

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