If you’re looking for thrills and chills and sights of spooky ghosts, then Philadelphia is the place to be this Halloween season. It’s the perfect place where there’s something for everyone. You can find attractions for kids or scary sights more appropriate for teens and adults. There’s something for all ages.
Eastern State Penitentiary
There’s nothing creepier than an abandoned prison. The Eastern State Penitentiary’s Terror Behind The Walls, one of the country’s top-ranked Halloween attractions, is a testament to just how terrorizing this place can be. There are six different haunted attractions with different themes that guests can visit on a walk-through. There’s an Infirmary and nightmarish hospital within the prison walls. This attraction is probably not suitable for small children since you’ll be experiencing:
- Terrifying Zombies
- Deranged Nurses
- Spooky Ghouls
Halloween Family Fun Day
If you’re looking for a light-hearted Halloween celebration that’s not only perfect for kids of all ages but free, then you need to take your family to Halloween Family Fun Day hosted by the Woodlands. The event will be held October 21, 2018, from 12 noon to 3 pm. The entire family can enjoy the following during this event:
- Halloween Scavenger Hunt
- All Hallow’s Read: Spooky Book Swap
- Mini Mutter Museum Pop-Up
- Bird Walks With ToriBird
- Pet Costume Contest
Prepare to be terrified when you make your way to the Fright Factory. There are three main attractions this year that consist of an Industrial Nightmare, Silent Screams Asylum and Fright Factory Unearthed. General admission tickets range in price from $20 to $35. Since the attractions are meant to evoke fear and terror in the most poised person, this attraction is not appropriate for children.
Cocktails And Clue Party
Celebrate Halloween in classic fashion when you attend the Cocktails and Clue Party held at the Stotesbury Mansion on October 20. Spend the evening trying to figure out this intriguing murder mystery while you dress up as your favorite Clue character. Tickets are $50 per person and include:
- Complimentary Coat Check
- Light Snacks
- Drinks for the Evening
Fall Family Day: Halloween Picnic And Parade
There’s no shortage of family-friendly attractions for Halloween. The Fall Family Day Halloween picnic and parade is a fun event that can be enjoyed by the young and old alike. It will be held on October 29 from 1 PM to 3 PM at the Laurel Hill Cemetary. You’ll be able to see some of the most stunning fall foliage that Philadelphia has to offer while enjoying the Halloween events of the afternoon with your family.
The Glow: A Jack O’Lantern Experience
Travel to Fairmount Park at night and enjoy The Glow: A Jack O’Lantern Experience. Here you will find over 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins that illuminate a trail through the public space. The pumpkins feature carvings that include everything from iconic Halloween themes to Disney Princesses. You’ll also run across huge displays consisting entirely of illuminated pumpkins. These lit-up pumpkins are truly an amazing sight to see.
Halloween is a fun and exciting time for the young and old alike. Philadelphia hosts some of the best Halloween venues for people of all ages. If you have small kids and need to keep the fright to a minimum, you can find activities and events all throughout Philadelphia. If terror is what you’re looking for when Halloween arrives, there’s no shortage of haunted houses, creepy ghost tours and many other scary scenes for you to attend. No matter what your preference is, you’ll create memories that will last a lifetime when you visit the many Philadelphia-area Halloween attractions.