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Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate with the kids.  In addition to trick-or-treating, there are many fun family activities where kids can try out their costumes, participate in parades, listen to storytimes, carve pumpkins, and celebrate Halloween all month long! Check back as more events will be added throughout the season.

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Ongoing Events

Omaha Area Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Orchards, and Fall Festivals

  • Find many options for Fall fun at 15+ area pumpkins patches, corn mazes, orchards, and more ongoing Fall events.

Manghoulsen’s Halloween How-To Series - Saturdays, 9/20 – 10/25, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., FREE

  • Free Demonstrations, Tips and Make n’ Takes! [October 11th - Witches Tea]

Flick or Treat Halloween Kid Series at Participating Marcus Theaters - Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m., 10/3-10/26, $2

  • Come for your favorite Halloween family flicks for just $2 at participating Marcus Theatres location! Magical Movie Rewards members receive one FREE ticket for each Flick or Treat movie. Participating local Marcus Theaters are Twin Creek Cinema – Bellevue and Village Pointe Cinema – Omaha.

Cobweb Castle at the Omaha Children’s Museum – 10/1 - 10/31

  • The Not-So-Scary haunted house gives young visitors a chance to experience a taste of the Halloween creepies without fear. FREE with regular museum admission

Omaha Public Library Halloween Events - 10/4-10/29

  • Many events including storytimes, crafts and more at Omaha Public Libraries.

Halloween Events at Omaha Community Centers - 10/11 – 10/29

  • The Omaha Parks and Recreation Community Centers have a variety of Halloween events for all ages.

Halloween Events in Nebraska State Parks – 10/11-10/26

  • Celebrate Halloween at many Nebraska State Parks.

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October 6 – 12

Haunted Safari at Wildlife Safari Park – 10/10 – 10/11, 6 – 9 p.m.

  • Go on a haunted hike, enjoy a hot dog supper, roast marshmallows and play ghostly games for candies in the great outdoors. Reservations are required. Tickets are $15 for Wildlife Safari Park and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members and $20 for non-members. Event cost does not include general Park admission during the operating hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinics – 10/11, 10 a.m., FREE

  • Register and your child can build a Haunted House!

Mangelsen’s Witches Tea – 10/11, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., FREE

  • A great Halloween Party in the parking lot that is fun for the whole family! Enjoy Halloween crafts, a magic show at 11:30 a.m., Halloween themed games, face painting and other surprises. The costume contest starts at 1:00 p.m.

PumpkinFEST at Ditmars Orchard – 10/11-10/12

  • Enjoy their cornmaze, Tractor rides, pumpkin decorating for the kids, and PUMPKIN treats for all ages!
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. $5 for children, $2 for adults.

Pumpkin Festival at Kimmel Orchard – 10/11-10/12, FREE

  • Enjoy a hayrack ride out to the pumpkin patch where you can pick your own pumpkins, or take a turn at trying to wind your way through the corn maze!
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Free Admission, only pay for the goodies you buy.

Halloween Monster Mash Run and Walk – 10/12

  • Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and Suburban Rotary present the second annual Halloween Monster Mash to scare away childhood obesity on Sunday, Oct. 12 at Rockbrook Village. Families are invited to join in the fun—and dress in costume—for a one-mile walk, 5K run and kids dash.

October 13 – 19

Trick or Treat with the Animals of Gifford Farm – 10/18, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., $5/child, adults are free

  • Come down on the farm for an afternoon of safe and fun trick or treating and some fun farm games. Find a special treat waiting for you at every station. Please come in costume!

Halloween “Brewing with Fun” at Mahoney State Park – 10/18

  • Pumpkin Carving, Kids Costume Contest, Bonfire, Free Tram Rides, Campsite Decorating, and more.

Spooktacular at Omaha Zoo and Aquarium - 10/18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31 and 11/1, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., $7-$8

  • Visit the Lied Jungle to see free-flying bats or stop by Kingdoms of the Night to see nocturnal animals during their daylight cycle. The evening includes admission to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium after-hours, trick-or-treating and fun activities. Purchase tickets in advance.

Halloween Carnival at Mega Market – 10/19, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Games and prizes, Cupcake walk, Picture Bingo, Fishing pond and more.

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October 20 – 26

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Frogwarts with Magician Jeff Quinn at La Vista Community Center – 10/20, 2 p.m., FREE

  • Professional magician Jeff Quinn will have you under a spell of laughter as he amazes with his own spells and magic. This show is free and open to kids of all ages and the young at heart.

Trunk or Treat at The Amazing Pizza Machine – 10/23, 5 – 8 p.m., FREE

  • Features more than 20 Millard area businesses handing out treats.

Healthy Trick or Treat Nights at the Omaha Children’s Museum – 10/23 and 10/30, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

  • These nights offer healthy treats for kids to collect at various stations around the museum. Included with regular museum admission.

Family Clay Night at Smiling Turtle Art Spot – 10/23, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

  • Halloween Edition of Polymer Clay Club, just for families, using Makin’s Clay to make some spooky fun!
  • $5 per person, children 5 & under Free! Please register in advance.

Spooktacular at Omaha Zoo and Aquarium - 10/18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31 and 11/1, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., $7-$8

  • Visit the Lied Jungle to see free-flying bats or stop by Kingdoms of the Night to see nocturnal animals during their daylight cycle. The evening includes admission to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium after-hours, trick-or-treating and fun activities. Purchase tickets in advance.

Trunk-O-Treat at Sarpy YMCA – 10/24, 6 – 7:30 p.m., FREE

  • The Sarpy Community YMCA is offering an extra night of ghouling fun with cars full of goods and activities for our treaters. FREE Community event!

Fall Festival at Twin Rivers YMCA – 10/24, 6 – 8 p.m., FREE

  • Hay rack rides, games, treats, coloring contest, costume contest, and truck or treating to end the night. There will also by chili and a cinnamon roll for $2/person and photography packages available.

Trunk or Treat at Standing Bear Plaza – 10/24, 6 – 8 p.m.

  • Trunk or Treat at Standing Bear Plaza, 144th & Fort Street.

Trick-or-Treat at Westroads Mall – 10/24, 6 – 8 p.m., FREE

  • Westroads Mall will give away Free Trick-or-Treat bags (while supplies last) filled with candy and retailer offers. Children can also trick-or-treat inside the mall at the various participating retailers.

Monster Mash Bash at Oak View Mall – 10/24, 6-9 p.m., FREE

  • Wear Your Costume and Trick or Treat at participating retailers throughout the Mall from 6-9 p.m.  Treats, Dance Contest, Costume Contest, Craft Table, Mini-Movie Theater.

Harvest Party at Downtown YMCA – 10/24, 6-8 p.m., FREE

  • Enjoy a night of fun for the whole family – including face painting, spooky games, a bounce house and more! Member/Non member: FREE!

Halloween Party at the Southwest YMCA – 10/24, 6 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Halloween fun, games and more! Member: Free, Non-member: $5/person

Halloween Event at Bass Pro Shop – 10/24-10/31, FREE

  • Free photo, crafts, and other activities. Plus, decorate a pumpkin, trick-or-treating, and costume parade on Halloween Night only. See website for exact dates and times of all activities.

Growl-o-ween at Midtown Crossing – 10/25, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Creative canines of all kinds are invited to show off their costumes, go trick-or-treating, meet new friends and raise money for The Nebraska Humane Society.

Omaha’s Great Pumpkin – FREE Family Festival at Village Pointe – 10/25, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., FREE

  • Join Lutheran Family Services for a free family festival including pumpkin carving, fun kids activities, trick-or-treating, and lighting up of the tree of Jack-o-Lanterns. The tree will remain lit through Halloween, Friday, Oct. 31st.

Mon-Stir Bash at The V - 10/25, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Enjoy costume contests, treat stations, discounted laser tag, free photo booth and a free game of bowling for each household up to six people. Free shoes for children. Adult shoe rental is $3.75. All participants must be dressed in a costume to receive discounts.

Benson Boo Bash – 10/25, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Benson Boo Bash, October 25th in beautiful downtown Benson!

Halloween Storytime at Barnes & Noble Stores – 10/25, 11 a.m. at Oakview, 1 p.m. at Crossroads, FREE

  • Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat. Come for this Halloween Storytime with fun giveaways/activities.

Trick or Treat at Ewesfull Cowllectables & Harellooms Pumpkin Patch and Open Air Market – 10/25, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Come trick or trick with the vendors and enjoy pumpkin patch fun.

Kids Fall Festival at Hy-Vee 156th & Maple – 10/25, 1 – 4 p.m.

  • Events throughout the store including Hy-Vee dietitian, Laura’s special, healthy treat for the kids to make with her!

Halloween Party at 180th and Pacific Hy-Vee – 10/25, 1 – 4 p.m.

  • Fun and spooktacular event! Trick-or-treating, cookie decorating and much more!

Mav Kids Halloween Bash at UNO – 10/25, 3 – 6 p.m., FREE

  • The annual Mav Kids Halloween Bash will be held in the HPER Building on the campus of the UNO. This FREE event is open to children and families of all ages so wear your favorite costume and enjoy free candy, games, activities, and much more.

Trick or Treat at Mega Market – 10/26, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Come trick or trick their vendors.

Ghoulish Garden Adventure at Lauritzen Gardens – 10/26, 12 – 4 p.m. $5-$10

  • Enjoy trick or treating at twelve different activity stations throughout the garden. Learn about pumpkins, spiders and other creepy crawlies, and make a few ghoulish crafts to take home. Costumes are optional. Children must be accompanied by an adult. FREE with paid garden admission or membership. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and free for members and children under six.

Bellevue Boo Bash - 10/26, 1 – 3 p.m.

  • Games, face painting, bounce houses, trick-or-treating, and more! Cost: One Canned Food Item per child. All proceeds support the Bellevue Food Pantry. For Newborn – Grade 6.

Halloween Hoopla at Shadow Lake Towne Center – 10/26, 1 – 3 p.m., FREE

  • Kids, wear your Halloween costumes and enjoy safe trick-or-treating at participating Shadow Lake Towne Center merchants displaying an owl in the front window, plus Hayrack rides, provided by the Papillion-LaVista Optimists.

Enchanted Forest at Hitchcock Nature Center – 10/26, 1 – 3 p.m., $10/family

  • Wear your costumes and bring little ones for special themed trail at Hitchcock Nature Center. Meet special literary characters on your hike. After the hike, visitors will also have the opportunity to enjoy pumpkin painting and carving (while supplies last), modern day apple bobbing, and refreshments.

Trick or Treat in the Old Market – 10/26, 1 – 4 p.m.

  • Participating merchants in the Old Market will be handing out goodies for the kids in this safe and fun daylight Trick or Treat event for the whole family!

Symphony Spooktacular – 10/26, 2 p.m., Holland Performing Arts Center, $12

  • Music, magic, and mountains of fun await you at the annual Halloween concert. Celebrate in character with colorful costumes, trick-or-treating, and bewitching surprises!

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October 27 – November 2

See more area Trunk or Treat events shared by our readers on Facebook here!

Halloween Event at Bass Pro Shop – 10/24-10/31, FREE

  • Free photo, crafts, and other activities. Plus, decorate a pumpkin, trick-or-treating, and costume parade on Halloween Night only. See website for exact dates and times of all activities.

Halloween Storybook Walk at Southwind Park – 10/27, 5:30 – 7 p.m., FREE

  • Adults will read “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat!” as children collect small prizes (while supplies last) at each stop along the way. Put on your costumes, pack a flashlight, and come for this exciting outdoor activity. Prize bags will be provided.

Great Hall-oween Haunt at The Durham Museum – 10/28, 5 – 7 p.m.

  • Come in costume and for a frightfully fun-filled, trick-or-treat experience! Enjoy a theater make-up demonstration, a zombie invasion, and a Durham Dance Party!

Halloween Party at La Vista Public Library – 10/29, 10 a.m.

  • All children (5 and younger who are not yet in Kindergarten) are invited to wear their costumes and bring a bag for treats. Enjoy Halloween books and songs, costume parade, craft and make caramel apples. Registration starts October 1. Consider donating a bag of candy for the parade.

Kids Trunk or Treat at Quaker Steak & Lube – 10/30, 5 – 8 p.m.

  • Trick or Treat, Pumpkin carving, arts & crafts (6 – 8 p.m.). Free cookie to kids in costume.

Stormy’s Baseballoween Bash at Werner Park - 10/30, 5 – 8 p.m., FREE

  • Join the Omaha Storm Chasers for a FREE Halloween event at Werner Park.

Healthy Trick or Treat Nights at the Omaha Children’s Museum - 10/23 and 10/30, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

  • These nights offer healthy treats for kids to collect at various stations around the museum. Included with regular museum admission.

Halloween Safe Night and Fall Festival at Papillion-LaVista South High School - 10/30, 6 – 8 p.m.

  • Events will include a costume contest, games, prizes, bounce houses and activities for all ages. Canned food donations will be accepted at the door to benefit the Sarpy County Food Pantries.

Halloween at the Omaha Children’s Museum – 10/31

  • Enjoy the museum on this spooky day with lots of not-too-scary fun! Halloween themed activities in each area. Included with regular museum admission.

Toddler Trick-or-Treat at Sump Memorial Library – 10/31, 9:45 a.m., FREE

  • Enjoy a story or two and then Trick or Treat at the library and downtown! Costumes Welcome!

Healthiest Trick or Treat at Natural Grocers West – 10/31, 4 – 7 p.m., FREE

  • Free Event – Fun for the Whole Family!

Pumpkin Patch Party at the Salvation Army Kroc Center – 10/31, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

  • Safe and Fun alternative to traditional Trick or Treating, non scary costumes encouraged. Games, prizes, kid-friendly meal & drink, and a keepsake Halloween photo for each family.

City of La Vista Halloween Safe Night – 10/31, 5:30 – 7 p.m., FREE

  • Hayrack Rides, Trick-or-Treating, Spook Tent (merry, not scary), Free hot dogs!

Spooktacular at Omaha Zoo and Aquarium - 10/18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31 and 11/1, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., $7-$8

  • Visit the Lied Jungle to see free-flying bats or stop by Kingdoms of the Night to see nocturnal animals during their daylight cycle. The evening includes admission to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium after-hours, trick-or-treating and fun activities. Purchase tickets in advance.

CANCELLED- Halloween Festival at Echo Coffee Shop – 10/31, 6 – 10 p.m., FREE

  • Echo Coffee Shop has a Halloween event on the 31st from 6 – 10 p.m. in their garden. There will be live music, games, costume contest, petting zoo, and a chili cookoff.

Spot’s Halloween Party at Barnes & Noble Oakview – 10/31, 7 p.m., FREE

  • Have a Halloween trick-or-treat Storytime with Spot the Dog! Our friend Spot will be with us for a fun time, so put on your costume, or pj’s and stop on by for a Storytime and some treats!

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