Your Ultimate Guide to Halloween in St. Louis 2019

Tuesday October 1, 2019

From The Legendary Halloween Party in Central West End to The Darkness and Creepyworld as well as many family-friendly Halloween celebrations, St. Louis becomes Halloween Town this time of year. There’s something for everyone. Join in on the fun and explore what St. Louis has to offer in October.

Fright Fest returns to Six Flags St. Louis every weekend during the Halloween season (Sept. 27- Nov. 3). During this most frightening time of year, the theme park is wholesome family fun during the day, but beware at night when there is nowhere to hide as haunted houses and scare zones are all throughout the park.

Halloween comes a little early to the Gateway Arch this year. On the evening of Saturday, October 26, the tallest monument in America will transform into the spookiest monument with Frights & Heights, a brand-new, family-friendly Halloween celebration full of tricks and treats.

Celebrate Halloween nights at Grant’s Farm with themed shows, Deer Park rides with Halloween lights and more. The special events are offered weekends in October (Oct. 3-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27) from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.

The Saint Louis Zoo starts the party early with Zootoberfest on Saturdays and Sundays on Oct. 5 –6 and Oct. 12 –13. Zootoberfest offers family-friendly flavors of Oktoberfest with live entertainment, animals and the “biergarten” for those 21 and up. The fun doesn’t stop there. Boo at the Zoo nights provides another opportunity for kids to celebrate Halloween in a non-scary way every evening beginning Oct. 15-30. Children are encouraged to wear costumes. There’s so much to enjoy including:  the herpetarium, children’s zoo, shows, rides, storytelling, 4D Theater, game area, painting pumpkins, photos and more. While this is not a trick-or treating experience, kids under 12 will receive a bag of treats when leaving. The Halloween celebration concludes with Halloweekends on (Oct. 19-20 and 26- 27) for days of entertainment, non-scary decorations, pumpkin enrichment treats for animals, character meet and greet and more throughout the zoo.

The Magic House is hosting Not-So-Haunted House Oct. 18-20 and Oct. 25-27. Children are welcome to dress up in costumes while enjoying trick or treating (candy-free) and story time. 

Join in the festivities of the Purina Farms Trunk or Treat for Kids and Dogs which will include trick-or-treating on Oct. 19 & 26. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time.

Enjoy hands-on activities at the Saint Louis Science Center’s Science Spooktacular Oct. 24-27. This annual free Halloween event features live science demonstrations, a haunted lab, prop making , complimentary parking and more family-friendly fun. The whole family is encouraged to come in costume. (Visitors over the age of 12 are asked not to wear masks.)

The Butterfly House becomes the BOOterfly House: Bewitching Bugs & Botanicals, full of things that creep and crawl all month long (Oct. 1-31) complete with story time featuring Little Miss Muffet and live carnivorous plant feedings from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Bug Ball on Oct. 26 and 27 gives your child a chance to dance, enjoy refreshments, play games, create spook-tacular crafts and view the hand-painted treat houses from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Reservations are required for the Bug Ball.

Trick or treat while running at The Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race (Oct. 20), a half marathon, 10K, 5K and 1-mile fun run – with a special Halloween twist. This event attracts people of all of all ages and abilities to enjoy the event in downtown St. Louis.

Enjoy the Eckert’s Pumpkin Jamboree – at Belleville, Millstadt & Grafton Farms on Saturdays and Sundays throughout weekends in October (Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27) from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with wagon rides to the pumpkin patch to search for the perfect pumpkin. Your child will be thoroughly entertained with music, activities, pony rides, funnel cakes and festival foods and a petting farm. Also take part in a haunted hayride through the haunted Eckert’s orchard.

Step inside the Lemp Mansion for haunted history tours, ghost hunting and comedy-mystery dinner theater. Visit the mansion and learn more about why it is known for being so haunted. Tours are offered on Monday nights year round, but Halloween is the perfect opportunity to visit and the “Zombie Love” comedy-mystery dinner is ongoing from now until Nov. 2. The annual Lemp Mansion Halloween Bash will take place on Oct. 26, from 8 -12:30 p.m.

“They can’t stop all of us…” The Storm Area 314 Halloween Party is about to be out of this world as Johnnie Brock’s Dungeon and Ballpark Village team up to bring you the biggest Halloween party in the galaxy. Over two thousand people plan to storm area 314 on Saturday, Oct. 26th as UFO-BPV lands in the heart of downtown. There will be five venues to choose from, live entertainment by Breakdown Shakedown band and DJ Nune, as well as a costume contest with prizes. The night will be hosted by Todd Thomas! Doors at 7 p.m. and the party starts from 8 p.m.-11 p.m. “Let’s see them aliens!”

The Legendary Halloween in the Central West End includes daytime activities for the whole family. Get the costumes ready. The celebration kicks off at 11 a.m. with a parade and party for kids, followed by a parade for dogs, live entertainment, trick or treating and concludes with an adults- only party from 6p.m. – midnight Oct. 26, 11 a.m.- midnight at the intersection of Maryland and Euclid

The seasonal entertainment and events are endless see our events calendar to add more excitement to your agenda this fall.



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