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Spooky Events Where Kids Can Trick or Treat in Orlando

It just isn’t the Halloween season without those yummy treats! Family life in Orlando is pretty sweet especially this time of year. Make use of that Halloween costume as much as possible by heading to these events with trick or treating in Orlando.

You can find even more spooky fun at these Fall Events in Orlando. Plus there are trunk or treating events if you want to take the kids to see decorated cars while also collecting candy.

Where Kids Can Trick or Treat in Orlando

Happy Frights

Saturdays and Sundays September 30 – November 26, 2023
Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803
$25 per person

Gather the entire family for a fun, family-friendly Halloween adventure throughout Orlando’s Leu Gardens featuring exciting immersive worlds, live characters, food, and trick-or-treating. 

Guests will meet a dancing bridge-troll, walk through a garden of sunflowers, explore a neon-light maze, climb up a giant hay-pyramid, celebrate Dia de Muertos and so much more – all while visiting nine trick-or-treat stations along the way.

Jack O Lantern Walkway lit up at night at Happy Frights Leu Gardens - image by Dani Meyering
Jack O Lantern Walkway at Happy Frights image by Dani Meyering

Happy Frights is great for younger kids, and if you’re looking for Haunted Houses That Are Okay for Kids then consider the Haunting Nights version of the event.

Gators, Ghosts & Goblins

October 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th and 28th, 2023
10am to 5pm
Gatorland Florida
Included in admission (Florida residents receive half off!)

One of our favorite trick or treating experiences and Halloween events in Orlando! Gators, Ghosts & Goblins at Gatorland Florida provides plenty of family friendly fun, including portions that appeal to older kids like the “Swamp Ghost’s Monster Museum” is back with an all-new exhibit that delves into the origins of our beloved haunted holiday.

Performers at Gators, Goblins, and Ghosts greet guests on walkway
Performers at Gators Goblins and Ghosts image by Terri Peters

This year, the museum introduces new haunt-zones to amp up the excitement. “Monster Midway” is where famous monsters take center stage as midway attractions, adding a unique twist to their personas. For a wilder adventure, explore the “Gator Gulch,” an old west town inhabited by cursed cowboys.

two performers inside Monster Midway at Gators Ghosts and Goblins Gatorland Halloween
Monster Midway at Gators Ghosts and Goblins image by Terri Peters

For younger kids, don’t miss the Children’s Halloween Costume Parade, where kids receive treat bags in return. The event also features fun shows, engaging games, and candy giveaways.

READ: What to Expect at Gatorland’s Halloween Event

Zoo Boo Bash at Central Florida Zoo

Oct. 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 2023
Central Florida Zoo

Zoo Boo Bash is the perfect way for children and families to safely show off those Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat while enjoying the fun of the Zoo. The Zoo will have plenty of not-so-scary decorations and activities, including trick-or-treat stations.

Partin Ranch Corn Maze

Saturday and Sunday, October 28 and 29, 2023
Kids in costumes (3-12yrs) get in free

Enjoy fun on the ranch plus trick-or-treating. Please note candy is available while it lasts so get there early.

Spooknona Graveyard Smash 

Saturday, October 28, 5pm – 10pm
Lake Nona Town Center

Tricks, treats and festive beats! Grab your creepiest costume and join us for a night of ghoulish good times at Lake Nona’s annual Spooknona Graveyard Smash. Monsters and mummies of all ages are welcome to trick-or-treat around Lake Nona Town Center.

If candy is not your sweet of choice, take your pick from a menu of hauntingly good Halloween treats, like candy corn cupcakes, chocolate mummy cookies and Halloween ice-cream sundaes, sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Lake Nona Grave Yard Smash 2023

After you’ve visited each of our interactive trick-or-treat stops, dance the night away with DJ KD Queen or take your costume to the next level with the help of our face painters and airbrush tattoo artist.

BOO! On Broadway! SunRail

Hop aboard the SunRail for an out-of-this-world ride to “Station 51” at the Kissimmee Station for BOO on Broadway. Trick or treating, live music, entertainment, and games. Catch the additional northbound train departing at 9:00 p.m. from the Kissimmee Station, making your journey home a breeze.

  • When: Friday, October 27, 6pm – 9pm
  • Where: Ride SunRail to Kissimmee station (320 Pleasant St. Kissimmee, FL 34741)
  • Cost: Regular fares apply, and children six and under ride free with a paying adult (limit 3).

Maitland Fall-O-Ween

The City of Maitland hosts a fantastic Falloween festival, combining seasonal fun with Halloween festivities. Activities include a kid’s costume contest, carnival games, candy, train rides, and more.

  • When: Saturday, October 28, 5:30pm – 9:00 pm
  • Where: Maitland City Hall 1776 Independence Lane, Maitland)
  • Cost: Free

Trick or Treat Safe Zone

Calling all ghosts and ghouls: it’s time Orlando’s annual Trick or Treat Safe Zone! Enjoy trick or treating throughout the History Center and the Orlando Public Library along with creepy crafts, candy, games, and more! Costumes encouraged but not required.

Free admission; children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • When: Saturday, October 28, 2023, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Where: Orange County Regional History City, 65 E. Central Blvd. Orlando, Florida 32801
  • Cost: Free

Trick or Read

Come in costume for treats and receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win special prizes. Halloween Sale of 10% OFF storewide all day, when you mention the sale. 

  • When: Saturday, October 28, 11am – midnight
  • Where: Gods and Monsters Comic Store, 5421 International Dr, Orlando, FL
  • Cost: Free


Tuesday, October 31, 5pm – 9pm
Cranes Roost Park

Halloween at Cranes Roost is a community-oriented, door-to-door trick-or-treat alternative for kids brought to you by the City of Altamonte Springs.

Cranes Roost Park Altamonte Springs Boardwalk
Cranes Roost Park Altamonte Springs Boardwalk image by Dani Meyering

The event features local businesses sponsoring booths to hand out candy and trinkets to an estimated 15,000 kids.
Special Features:

  • Costume contests
  • Live music & dance performances
  • Promotional booths for trick or treating
  • Kids’ activities  

OId Town Trick or Treating

Old Town will also get its scare on for Halloween on Oct. 31 with free trick or treating from 5 to 7 p.m. Candy stations will be located throughout the streets of Old Town, with live entertainment from the Thriller Dancers on the Old Town Stage and Costume Contest at 7 p.m.

  • When: Tuesday, October 31, 5pm – 7pm
  • Where: Old Town, 5770 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746
  • Cost: Free

AAA Equestrian Center Treats N’ Tails

Enjoy evening trick or treating with ponies! Costume contest, pony rides, photo opportunities, and horse farm fun. Food and drinks available for purchase

  • When: Saturday, October 28, 6pm – 8pm
  • Where: AAA Equestrian Center, 1800 Gregory Rd Orlando, FL 32826
  • Cost: Free Entry


September 9 – October 28, 2023
This year’s Goblins and Giggles Weekends at Gaylord Palms features an escape room, a Monster Mash bash, Jack-o’-Lantern walk, trick or treating, and much more.

Trick or Treating at Theme Parks

Naturally, you can trick or treat at some of Orlando’s theme parks and attractions.

Put on your calendar for next year…

Trick or Treat Trail in the Biergarten

Home State Brewing offers great events throughout each month and this trick-or-treating event is sure to be a fun affair. The one downside is that it is on a weeknight. So this may be best for those who live in the Horizon West area.

  • When: Thursday, October 26, 7pm – 9pm
  • Where: 16016 New Independence Pkwy #100, Winter Garden, FL 34787
  • Cost: Free

A Petrified Forest Kids Day

Kids Day, Saturday October 14, 9 am – 12 noon for all ages
A Petrified Forest, Altamonte Springs

One day a year A Petrified Forest hosted a kids event. This kids day takes place in the morning and there are no spooks or scares. Everything is kid friendly!

Trick or treating is offered out on the open lawn as well as along one of the spooky trails. There are no scary actors, but you will be passing by some of the props and sets if you go along the trail – and some of them are not necessarily appropriate for little tykes.

There are plenty of activities and games, including free trinkets and prizes, without having to go along the trail.

kids trick or treating at petrified forest altamonte springs, florida
Petrified Forest Kid Day image by Alayna Curry

Local food trucks are available to purchase snacks and drinks. Get there early! It gets crowded pretty quickly.

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Dani Meyering
Born and raised in the land of sunshine and dreams come true, Dani is a proud Orlando native. She loves sharing her hometown with others from the theme parks to Florida's natural beauty. With over 15 years of experience, Dani is thrilled to serve as our Managing Editor at Orlando Date Night Guide, Orlando Parenting, as well as Tampa Bay Date Night Guide.