Anticipation builds for Halloween as the leaves begin to change color and fall from the trees. For many, it is a time to dress up in costumes and go door-to-door collecting candy. Some people even decorate their homes with spooky decorations to get into the holiday spirit. Many people enjoy celebrating Halloween by attending parties or visiting haunted houses. Some of the events are quite elaborate, including hayrides, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and more. Others prefer to keep things more low-key, such as going trick-or-treating with friends and family. No matter how you choose to celebrate Halloween, it’s sure to be a fun and festive occasion enjoyed by people of all ages!
We’ve put together a list of the best Halloween events in St. Louis! So if you’re looking for something fun to do with the family or something more spooky, we have you covered. Be sure to take a look at our list below and start planning your Halloween festivities today!
Trick or Treat at Pirate Quest | Union Station
If you’re looking for some candy this Halloween, why not try your hand at trick-or-treating at Union Station’s Pirate Quest? Who knows, you might even get lucky and find some extra treasures along the way! Guests who purchase a child ticket or annual pass holder ticket during the event hours will receive a complimentary trick-or-treat bag at the main entrance. The event also includes pirate story time and “talk like a pirate” lessons in addition to trick-or-treating. This is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to dress up like pirates and learn about their fascinating culture.
Science Spooktacular at the Saint Louis Science Center
The Saint Louis Science Center is hosting a free Halloween Science Spooktacular event that is full of Halloween-themed fun for the whole family. This spooky event will feature tons of Halloween activities, games, and science experiments for everyone to enjoy. So come out and celebrate Halloween with us at the Saint Louis Science Center! This event is a great way to get into the spooky spirit while also learning about science. There will also be plenty of candy-free treats for everyone to enjoy.
The Healthy History-Loving Halloween Party
The Missouri History Museum is getting ready to host a fun and festive Halloween party that the whole family can enjoy! There will be plenty of music, tasty treats, and fun activities for everyone to enjoy, plus lots of moving and grooving to great music. Come and celebrate Halloween at the Missouri History Museum. Children can participate in candy-free trick-or-treating through the museum exhibits, and everyone is encouraged to wear costumes. You can make strange crafts if you feel creative. A haunted history clubhouse is a place where you can explore if you’re feeling brave. This clubhouse is said to be haunted by ghosts, so enter at your own risk!
Eureka Fear Farm
Everyone always gets a little uneasy when they drive by and see all the Halloween decorations. It’s like it’s trying to lure them in with its candy-coated facade, but you know what’s really going on behind the scenes. Over 100 acres of terror-inducing trails are available at the largest haunted attraction in the area. Visitors can explore the grounds at their own peril, encountering all sorts of spine-chilling sights and sounds. With so much to see and do, Eureka Fear Farm is the perfect place to get your fill of fright this Halloween season.
Monsters on the Meadows Halloween Festival
Dress your little ones up in their cutest costumes and head on down to the Meadows of Lake Saint Louis for their Monsters on the Meadows Halloween Festival! This event is wonderful for children of all ages and will make you get into the Halloween spirit. This is a great place to spend a day, with fun games and cute decorations. Come one, come all to our Halloween extravaganza! There are lots of free things to do at the event. Come dressed as a scary character and enjoy a night of fun.
Come to the Bug Ball and step into the wonderful and beautiful world of butterflies, insects, spiders, and their many-legged friends. This is an event where you can learn all about these amazing creatures while having a great time. There will be music, food, games, and much more. So don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity and join the Bug Ball!
Here Come The Mummies
Delmar Hall will be getting a lot of mess and humor with Here Come The Mummies, with their trademark brand of “terrifying funk from beyond the grave.” These mavens of fun are sure to get everyone up and dancing, so be prepared for a night you won’t soon forget. Some say the mummies have reincarnated studio musicians, while others say their internal organs are still preserved in clay pots in Egypt. Here Come The Mummies will bend your brain and melt your face with their live shows.
Boo at the Zoo
Boo at the Zoo is a celebration that the whole family can enjoy. The decorations are spectacular and you can stay for the fall-inspired food. This event is perfect for those who want to get into the Halloween spirit without being scared. If you’re looking for a fun day out, why not head to the Saint Louis Zoo? As well as getting to see all the amazing animals, you can also enjoy live entertainment from strolling entertainers. Plus, there are three great places to visit: Stingrays at Caribbean Cove, the Herpetarium, and the Insectarium.
Halloween Hullabaloo | Ballwin Pointe
Halloween Hullabaloo at Ballwin Point is a great place to go with your family to have fun and get in on the Halloween spirit. A petting zoo, crafts, games, and a family-friendly Halloween movie are included in the event. You can come and enjoy a fun evening with your loved ones. Pre-registration doesn’t really need to be done.
If you are looking for a fun way to see ghosts, booking a ghost-hunting expedition with St. Charles Ghost Tours is a great way to go. These tours are led by experienced guides who will take you to some of the most haunted locations in the area and teach you how to hunt ghosts.
Adult Play Date: Haunted Happy Hour
Mark your calendar for a spooktacular good time at the Magic House! They’ll be hosting a haunted happy hour complete with fall-inspired drinks and appetizers. Brave a tour of the mansion if you dare, then finish off the night with a screening of a scary movie. It’s sure to be a frightfully fun time for all! You have to be at least 21 years old to attend. Halloween activities at the Magic House include a trick-or-treat town, a Not-So-Haunted House, and many other attractions with a Halloween twist.