Is that time of the year! Halloween festivities are around the corner, and Miami truly knows how to celebrate it! We know it is all about candy, costumes, fun, and spooky events. The only thing that shouldn’t be scary is the prices! So we came up with this brief list of events and places to celebrate the most terrifying season –with your partner or your entire family – that won’t hurt your wallet. Just call or visit the websites before heading there!
Trick-or-Treat Train (Oct 19, 20, 26, and 27). Although this one is not free, for a $15 ticket, you and your kiddo will have an exciting time aboard Brightline’s Halloween Trick-or-Train, traveling from the Fort Lauderdale Station to Miami. There is an interactive show aboard, games, crafts, and lego challenges; all Halloween-themed. For more information and train schedules, visit gobrightline.com.
Ghosts in the Garden: This family-intended event will happen at the Miami Beach Botanical garden. The celebration will start at 11 am on October 30, and it will include many craft stations –led by witches Denise and Winsome –many performances and a costume parade! The best? It is completely FREE. For more info click here: https://www.mbgarden.org/
The famous Halloween Trunk or Treat (October 25, 6-10 pm). Mingle with goblins and friendly ghosts for an event filled with family-friendly activities. Live concerts, food trucks, performances, and costume contests –which is divided into categories- are just some of the fun waiting for you. Do not miss the showcase of insanely creative decorated trunks and cars! This event is FREE. For further info, visit oaklandparkfl.gov.
Not so Spooky Halloween (Oct 31, 5- 8 pm). Bring your kids dressed up in their favorite costumes for a night that is all about candy. The costume contest has a $100 prize! The event will have many games, a DJ, and other amenities. It is FREE. For more info, call this number 954-454-7000.
Halloween Laser Light Show. (Oct 19, 7 pm).If you don’t mind spending a little cash in exchange for an impressive Laser Light display, head out to the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science. The entire family will be dancing to the symbolic themes of Beetlejuice, Ghostbusters, the Time Wrap, and more! Admission is $8 for children and $10 for adults. Check their website: frostscience.org
Halloween Happenings. No Halloween can be genuine without a haunted house, Check them out –along with carnival games and endless treats –at the Scott Rakow Youth Center –on Sheridan Avenue. The event, which includes an entire street for trick or treating, is FREE. Call here for more info: 305.673.7767.
Halloween on Lincoln Road. Thousands of people take Lincoln Road to display their best costumes and enjoy a family-friendly night filled with mingling, bar-hopping, and trick or treating. The event begins at 5 pm.
Miami is known for being a city that knows how to celebrate; the options are many! From dog costume-contests events to haunted houses. Bring out your costume, makeup, and haunt the town. Demand your candy, and have a blast!