Trick or treat at kid-friendly Houston Halloween events in 2019

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Zoo Boo | Photo courtesy of Houston Zoo

Show off your costumes at the many sweet and a few scary family-friendly Halloween events around Houston in 2019.

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Help your kids with their face paint, makeup, costumes, masks, and wigs and then take them out to trick-or-treat, a concert, or a fall festival in celebration of the scariest holiday of the year. Whether you’re looking for tricks or treats, these spooky events in Houston are fun for the whole family.

If you’re looking for a 21 and over experience, check out our collection of Halloween events, parties, pub crawls, festivals, and pop-ups for adults.

Kid-Friendly Halloween 2019 Events in Houston

  • Zoo Boo at Houston Zoo | Friday to Sunday from Starting Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 27 – Zoo Boo is back. Bring your little pumpkins to the Zoo for photos in the pumpkin patch, trick-or-treating, costume parades and more. Entrance to Zoo Boo is included with general Zoo admission. Times vary.
  • Hocus Pocus Pops in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Friday, October 18 – Bring your costumed kiddos to The Woodlands for the Houston Symphony’s annual Halloween performance of Hocus Pocus Pops. The first 100 dressed-up trick-or-treaters can join the Goblin Parade, and all are invited to hop aboard the Great Pumpkin Express with various activities throughout the Pavilion. Tickets start at $20, but you may find cheaper or better seats on TicketNetwork’s resale site. 7:30pm.
  • Symphonic Spooktacular at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Sunday, October 20 | FREE – Dress in your ghoulish best and experience Halloween chills with an evening of creepy classics from the Houston Symphony at Miller Outdoor Theatre. 7pm.
  • Scream on the Green at Discovery Green | Friday, October 25 | FREE – Have a spooky good time at this costume contest and Halloween celebration for the whole family at Discovery Green. There will be prizes, a movie, music, games and more. 6pm to 10pm.
  • Halloween Classic Car Show at National Museum of Funeral History | Saturday, October 26 – Now in its twelth year, the Halloween Car Show gathers more than 150 cars, ranging from classic to contemporary, many decked out in spooky décor for a day of Halloween fun. A variety of cars will be featured, including a few hearses, making for a very lively event featuring a live DJ, silent auction, great food from local vendors, kids activities and more. This year’s theme will be “Heroes & Villains.” Tickets are $10 for individuals; $15 for couples and families. 10am to 3pm.
  • Halloween in the Hangar at Lone Star Flight Museum | Saturday, October 26  – Bring the kiddos out to celebrate the spookiest holiday at Lone Star Flight Museum’s Halloween in the Hangar event. Activities will include making an airplane out of candy, trick or treating in the hangar, and complimentary popcorn. Kids under 12 in costume get in free all day. This event is included with general admission to the museum. 10am.
  • Halloween Town at Constellation Field | Saturday, October 26 – Returning for another ghoulishly good time, the annual Halloween Town moves to Constellation Field, the home of the Sugar Land Skeeters. This year’s festivities include scavenger hunts, balloon artists, a petting zoo, games, local vendors and more. A costume contest lets different age groups show off their frightful fashion with great prizes on the line. Tickets are $5 for kids, $7 for adults. To be entered in the costume contest, pre-registered participants are $3; on-site registration is available for $5. 4pm to 8pm.
  • BooFest at Town Center Park | Saturday, October 26 | FREE – Put on your Halloween costume for Kingwood’s 2nd Annual BooFest and enjoy a pumpkin patch, candy, pumpkin carving, music and more. This year’s theme is Disney. 4pm to 9pm.
  • Who R U? Menil Children’s Costume Party at Menil Park | Sunday, October 27 – The Menil Collection hosts its annual Children’s Costume Party at Menil Park, in front of the museum. Costumed kiddos can dart between a petting zoo, bounce houses, bungee jumping station, camel rides, and more. Tickets start at $75. 3pm to 5pm.
  • Spooktacular at The Woodlands Children’s Museum | Halloween, Thursday, October 31 – Bring out the little ones in costume for a day filled with spooky games, face painting, science experiments, and live entertainment at The Woodlands Children’s Museum. Tickets are $10 for non-members; $5 for members. 10am to 6pm.
  • Halloween Trick-Or-Treat at CityCentre | Halloween, Thursday, October 31 | FREE – CityCentre offers children and parents the opportunity to prowl the district for tasty treasures during a district-wide trick-or-treat followed by a monster mash under the stars. 5pm to 8pm.
  • Monster Mash Halloween Spooktacular at Memorial City | Halloween, Thursday, October 31 | FREE – Get dressed up and collect candy while trick-or-treating throughout Memorial City Mall and then head to the Xfinity Fireplace for a dance party lead by DJ Beetlejuice at this family-friendly Halloween event. 5pm to 7pm.
  • 2nd Annual Kids Party Bus Trick or Treat Ride | Halloween, Thursday, October 31 – Meet at Grand Lux Cafe in Uptown Houston for the 2nd Annual Kids Party Bus Trick or Treat event. Kids and their parents are invited to ride to neighborhoods including River Oaks and the Memorial Area, to do some trick or treating. Early bird tickets start at $20. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Night of the Living Dead Movie Screening at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Halloween, Thursday, October 31 | FREE – Watch the retro horror flick, Night of the Living Dead on Halloween at Miller Outdoor Theatre. After a man is killed by a zombie, his sister runs to a house where a group of people are holed up trying to figure out their escape from the flesh-eaters. 7:30pm.

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