Halloween festivities will certainly be different this year. Many of last year’s events may not be happening in 2020, so we are including what we know of at the moment.
However, expect a lot of drive-thru type events and, when in-person, there will be social distancing and mask wearing required (although that shouldn’t be a problem for Halloween!).
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Ghosts, goblins, witches and ghouls … read on to find our most current list of kid and some adult events. Note: We are constantly updating this list, so scroll down and check back often.
Through Oct. 23
Virtual Halloween Costume Contest
Dolphin Mall is hosting a Halloween House Decorating Contest. Submit a photo of your spooky, creepy decked out house to email@example.com by 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 25. Winners receive Visa gift cards. First prize is $1,500, second prize $1,000 and third place $750. The public will vote via the Dolphin Mall website between Oct. 27 and 29 and winners will be announced on Oct. 30. Free.
Through Oct. 25
Halloween House Decorating Contest
The City of Hialeah is hosting a Virtual Halloween Costume Contest. Categories are for kids ages 0-12, teenagers ages 12-17, adults ages 18-54 and seniors 55 and up. You can enter your pet too! Submit a photo of your costume to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3 p.m. on Oct. 23. First prize is $150, second prize $100 and third place $50. Winners will be announced on Oct. 31. Free.
Through Oct. 30
Halloween goodie bags at Dolphin Mall
Visit the mall’s information booth to pick up a goodie bag filled with candy, chocolate, Bath & Body works pocket hand sanitizer, a bakery treat, kids club gift and passport to shopping certificate.
Daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 11401 NW 12th St., Miami. Free.
Zombie Infested Halloween Drive-Thru
The City of Aventura Police Department is hosting this spook-fest in their parking garage where attendees are warned to keep an eye out for zombies popping up!
Oct. 30 and 31 from 6-11 p.m., Aventura Government Center, 19200 W. Country Club Dr., Aventura. Free but RSVP required.
Halloween Horsepower at Dezerland Park
Enter a ghoul-kart racing competition and enjoy unlimited arcade games, trick or treat stations, a costume contest and live DJ.
8-11 p.m., Dezerland Park, 14401 NE 19 Ave., North Miami. Tickets $20 for non-racers, $45 for racers. Click here to purchase tickets.
Through Oct. 31
Not So Spooky Adventure and Harvest Market
This monthlong event features a variety of Halloween-themed drive thru experiences including:
- Not So Spooky drive-thru experience with haunted stories streamed through your radio
- Pumpkin Patch where you can buy pumpkins and carving kits
- Trick or Treating Alley where kids get treats from their favorite costumed characters
- Harvest Market where you can take photos, shop for fall items, take photos in a fall setting and grab a bite from local vendors in a socially-distant environment
Saturdays and Sundays noon to 7 p.m., Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24th St. $29.
Nightmare at the Curtiss Mansion
Take a terror-filled journey through this historic spot in Miami Springs where you’ll encounter demons, cannibals, clowns and witches from real-life horror stories to the supernatural. Temperature check required prior to entering, masks required and limited capacity.
Daily, 7-10 p.m., 500 Deer Run Rd., Miami Springs. $18.
Kiddo-Ween Safe Trick or Treat
Stroll through the open-air Falls Shopping center for a family-friendly Halloween trick or treat event. Masks required. 3-7 p.m., 8888 SW 136 St., Miami. RSVP on Eventbrite required. Free.
Oct. 22 & 29
Lowe’s Curbside Trick or Treat
Visit your nearby Lowe’s store either of these days for a bag of candy and a small pumpkin to take home. Register soon to participate in this two-time event as spaces will fill up. All day. Free.
Halloween drive-in movie event
City of Miami Beach is hosting a Halloween-themed drive-in movie event with a judged Halloween Car Decorating Contest where prizes will be awarded. Gates open at 7:15 p.m., movie screens at 8 p.m., Convention Center Rooftop parking on Washington Ave. and 20 St., Miami Beach. $10 per car.
The Spooky Drive-in Movie Theater
Screening of the Halloween movie “The Addams Family” and although the drive-in portion is sold out, tickets for circle lawn seating for a maximum group of six will be sold the day of the event.
7 p.m., Pinecrest Community Center, 5855 SW 111th St., Pinecrest. $20 per group of six.
After Dark at Stafford Park
This Halloween event with candy and Halloween-themed fun activities is open to Miami Spring and Virginia Gardens only.
6-8 p.m., 501 East Dr., Miami Springs. Free.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Watch the Halloween classic by Tim Burton about Jack Skellington, a living skeleton from Halloweentown who after finding a door to Christmastown, wreaks havoc on the holiday. Trick or treat candy bags will be available at a kiosk. Social distancing and mask wearing guidelines will be in place.
7 p.m., Fantasy Theatre Factory, 6103 NW 7 Ave., Miami. $5.
Spooky Symphony Concert: A Halloween Extravaganza
The annual Halloween concert by the Alhambra Orchestra of favorite symphonic pieces includes movie themes and other eerie classics. Starts at 3 p.m. Click here for more details. Virtual.
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Watch the annual showing of this cult classic, a social phenomenon with audience participation. Don’t forget to come in costume for the contest and bring your props! Maximum capacity of 150.
Gates open at 6:30 p.m., movie screens at 8 p.m., Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest. $7.
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Zombie Park Trunk or Treat Drive-Thru
Drive through Zombie Park with trunks open for plenty of Halloween treats!
Decorate your car, come in costume.
5 p.m. at Pinecrest Community Center, 5855 Killian Drive, Pinecrest. Free.
Halloween Golf Cart Parade
Decorate your golf cart in its Halloween best!
6-10 p.m. Whispering Pines Elementary, 18929 SW 89th Road, Cutler Bay. Free.
Garden Cinema: Halloween Classic Film Edition
Spread out a blanket and watch spooky classic cinema on the lawn under the stars.
6:30-9:30 p.m., Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. Members $10; nonmembers $25.
Monster Mash Bash
This Halloween bash includes costume contests, prizes, treats, ghost tours and plenty of candy
6-10 p.m. at North Miami Beach City Hall, 17011 NE 19th Ave. Free.
Halloween on Lincoln Road Mall
Family friendly in the early evening and then a more adult crowd after 9 p.m. Usually have in-store trick or treating at select stores. 5-11 p.m., Lincoln Road between Alton and Washington streets. Free.
Halloween Trunk or Treat Drive-Thru
Grab candy and treats from the comfort of your car!
5-7 p.m., Palmetto Bay Park, 17535 SW 95 Ave., Palmetto Bay. Free.
Halloween Spooky Jam at Doral Yard
Halloween party at the newly-opened Doral Yard with a live musical performance by Sol + The Tribu along with a fall-themed drink special the Pumpkin Old-Fashioned for $10, $30 buckets with five Estrella Damm beers and specials on Paletas Morelia paletas for customers in costume.
8-10:30 p.m., Doral Yard, 8455 NW 53 St., Doral. Free.
Halloween Family Movie Night
Trick or treat through the rainforest at Fairchild then stick around for a fun Halloween-themed family movie.
6-10 p.m., Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables.
Members $15; nonmembers $25; $10 for kids ages 6-17; free for children younger than 5.
Magic City Opera Halloween Celebration
Virtual Livestream of “Hansel & Gretel: A Halloween Opera” featuring famous melodies “Evening Prayer” and “When at Night I Go to Sleep.” 6:30 p.m., livestreamed from the North Beach Bandshell. Click here to reserve a virtual ticket. Free.
Target’s Boo Avenue
Participating Targets are converting their parking lots into drive-thru Halloween experiences with costumed cars decked out like a robot, skeleton, unicorn and pumpkin and costumed characters handing out candy.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Click here to find the participating Target in your neighborhood.
It’s a Space(d) Jam! Halloween Family Jam
The family-friendly Halloween event includes a costume parade, so come in your best! and a Jam with Jamie. Masks are required and space is limited. RSVP to email@example.com
4 p.m., Paradise Plaza, 151 NE 41 St., Miami. Free.
Halloween Trick or Treat Caravan (for Coral Gables residents only)
Come in costume, decorate your car and grab treats from costumed characters The Mummy and Dracula during this drive-thru event.
5-9 p.m., corner of Riviera Drive and Segovia Street. $10 per car.
Halloween Comic Fest
Pick up a free comic book at one of several Miami comic book stores. Participating stores are Games of Gauntlet in North Miami, Knowhere Toys, Comics & Gaming in Hialeah, A&M Comics in Miami on Bird Road or Korka Comics in West Dade. Click here for addresses and hours of operation for each store. All day. Free.
Halloween Drive-Thru at IKEA
Dress in costume and head to the Miami Ikea store for a fun trick-or-treat, drive-thru event with Halloween wrapped candy and a goodie bag.
1-4 p.m., 1801 NW 117th Ave., Miami. Free.
Line up for a contactless drive-thru event with pre-packaged trick-or-treat bags filled with wrapped candies and other treats and free chocolate milk provided by Florida Dairy Farmers. The event is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers and Caleb and Calder Sloan’s Awesome Foundation.
11 a.m.-1 p.m., Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway., Miami. Free.
Coco and Hocus Pocus screenings
Watch an afternoon screening of the Disney animated film “Coco” at 2 p.m. and the fun Halloween classic “Hocus Pocus” starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Park and Kathy Najimy at
7 p.m., Sandrell Rivers Theater, 6103 NW 7 Ave., Miami. $5 suggested donation for each.
Drive-thru Trick-or-Treat Street and Haunted Avenue
Costumed Halloween characters greet kids on Haunted Avenue and hand out bags of candy.
3:30-5 p.m. for kids ages 3-5, and 6:30-8 p.m. for kids ages 6-17, Scott Rakow Youth Center, 2700 Sheridan Ave., Miami Beach. $5 per car.
Halloween Drive-Thru Celebration
Miami Kids Magazine and The City of Miami host a Halloween-themed drive thru event with a car decoration contest for the three best cars. Prizes include tickets to Horrorland Miami, the Frost Science Museum and Busch Gardens; airpods; and a Bakerly gift basket. Families are encouraged to come in costume and arrive on time because the first 500 cars goody bags and other treats.
4-6 p.m., City of Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami. Free.
Gold Coast Railroad Museum
Kids up to 12 years old in costume get free admission to the museum and Halloween candy. Visitors are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 12450 SW 152 St., Miami. Free for kids, adults pay regular admission.
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