If your kids want to do more than just trick-or-treat one night in October, check out these kid-friendly Halloween events in Denver and celebrate this spooky season with your family all month long!
With the beautiful October weather, all anyone wants to do is go outside, so grab the gang and head outside to the corn mazes at Denver Botanic Gardens. Adventure through seven acres of corn, then view it from one of the two 15-foot-tall illuminated bridges.
The maze is open from September 21 through October 28 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. On Fridays and Saturdays, the maze is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets range from $9 to $14, but first responders are free in September, and their party receives member pricing.
From September 28 to October 28, Elitch Gardens Theme Park turns into a Halloween town. During the day, they have plenty of themed events for kids. Take your kids on the Trick or Treat Trail in Kiddeland, enter them in the Costume contest, or let them explore Halloween-themed challenges and activities.
When the sun goes down, however, the park turns to Fright by Night. which is recommended for ages 13 and up. Enjoy your favorite rides after dark, wander through Fright Fest with creatures lurking at corners, and enter three haunted houses. The haunted houses are extra-charge attractions. Fright by Night is Fridays, Saturday, and Sundays from six until close. Daily tickets are $40, and Park After Dark admission is $30.
If you like pumpkins, this is your place. Eight themed lands are created out of pumpkins at Adams County Fairgrounds for you to explore from October 17 through November 4. Walk through Pumpkin Pirate Cove, Spider Alley, Monster Mash, and Pumpkin Passage sipping a seasonal beverage or take the kids to a screening of Pixar’s Coco.
Visit the pumpkin patch to find a pumpkin to take home and paint a pumpkin. General admission tickets range from $16 to $20 with nighttime specials from $12 to $14. For parking, enter the fairgrounds off Henderson Road. Follow Park Blvd to Golf Course Way. There is a $5 parking fee.
If your kids want to trick-or-treat, but you don’t want them out on a school night, take them to Trick or Train, October 27 and 28. Ride in vintage passenger cars pulled by a Historic Denver and Rio Grande Steam Locomotive. You’ll be hosted by conductors and engineers in full costumes who will stop the train for you to fill up your goodie bags.
Visit the “not so spooky” haunted railcar and the old railroaders’ silly grave yard, enjoy local food, get your face painted, and pose for pictures. Colorado Railroad Museum members and children under two are free, children are $5, adults $15, and seniors $10. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and events are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On October 24 and 25, the Pumpkin King will rule on high at Boettcher Concert Hall during screenings of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas with the score played live by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Get in the Halloween spirit with this classic and enjoy beautiful live music.
Bring the kids along and dress up like one of your favorite characters. Screenings are at 7:00 p.m. both nights, and you’ll want to get your tickets fast. Tickets are in five prices levels: $20, $34, $56, $72, and $94.
Get out and have fun with the family this fall by checking out these kid-friendly Halloween events in Denver.
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