The Official Halloween Guide for Orlando

by Denna Beena
The Official Halloween Guide for Orlando

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You've found the home for The Halloween Guide for Central Florida and all things Fall fun!

I love Halloween and am always looking for new and fun things to do during the Halloween season. I have collected a variety of events to share with you. Many are here in Orlando but others are easily driveable from Orlando and totally worth checking out!

Currently the events are listed by starting date. Eventually I hope to have a searching tool to look at events by name as well as date. Stay tuned!

Here are some tips for attending events:
• Always check the main website for ticketing information, cost, dates and times as well as costume information and their official dos and don’ts for the event.
• Be early, have your tickets purchased if available.
• Let the event know you found them on Halloween Guide Orlando!

If you host a public Halloween/Fall event that we don't have listed or know of a great event that we don’t have it listed, or additional information is needed or needs to be updated about an event we do have listed, feel free to email info@halloweenguideorlando.com and we’ll add it to our page!

And fear not! I'll continue to list events that I think the Halloween lover will enjoy to keep you happy year round!

Let’s connect! Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Happy Halloween Season Everyone!

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Shop: Darwin & Wallace

Shop: Darwin & Wallace

We are the premier store for the adventurer, explorer, and naturalist at heart. Marvel at our extensive collection of authentic Fossils from Dinosaurs, Trilobites, Ammonites and so many others, in addition to Taxidermy, Bones, and Skulls of creatures of today. Whether you are looking for the latest specimen for your collection, unique jewelry, or something aesthetically pleasing for your décor that Ernest Hemingway would be proud of, you can look no further than Darwin & Wallace for all of your naturalist needs. Live your own authentic expedition daily in the comfort of home with fossils, biofacts, and artifacts brought to you by Darwin and Wallace: A Nature and Fossil Store!

Darwin and Wallace now has 2 LOCATIONS for you to shop for all of your fossil, skull, skeleton, taxidermy, mineral, and oddity needs!!  

Check their website for store hours. And tell them Halloween Guide sent you! :)

website: https://www.darwinandwallace.com/

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DarwinAndWallaceStore/

Shop: Embellish FX Orlando

Shop: Embellish FX Orlando


Embellish FX Orlando’s Cosplay Emporium!
Costumes, Special Effects, Theatrical Makeup, Wigs, Shoes, Worbla, Iwata Airbrushes. Proudly carrying all the top brands like Kryolan, Ben Nye, Mehron, Graftobian, Cameleon, LaFemme, Woochie, Cinema Secrets, and ProAiir!

We take pride in talking to each of our customers about their costuming concept, and then advising them on what products can be used to fulfill the vision!

Embellish FX is also the ONLY boutique in Central Florida that offers Embellish Rewards! Through our loyalty program, you earn a $10 reward for every $100 you spend with us!

Come in and see us today to find out how we can Embellish you!
Embellish FX
2628 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL 32804

Check their website for store hours. 

Be sure to tell them you found them on HalloweenGuideOrlando!!! 


Website: 24/7 online at www.embellishfx.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/embellishorlando/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/embellishfx/

Shop: Orlando Vintage Clothing & Costumes

Shop: Orlando Vintage Clothing & Costumes

Since 1995, Orlando Vintage Clothing & Costume has been offering quality vintage clothing and accessories from the 1890s to 1980s to both the public and professional markets.

We pride ourselves in the quality, condition, style and elegance of every item we sell. The vast collection of vintage items are available for purchase both online and in our brick and mortar store located in sunny Winter Park, Florida at 1500 Formosa Ave. (see directions below).

Orlando Vintage Clothing & Costumes has achieved renown as a provider of quality vintage clothing to many feature films, television series and stage productions. We have provided vintage clothing and accessories for the following productions:  Mad Men seasons 2 to 7, Boardwalk Empire seasons 2, 3 and 5, Men In Black IIIAmerican GangsterAcross The UniverseMagic CityRevolutionary RoadThe ButlerGrudge MatchMasters of Sex, and the soon to be released Black Mass, just to name a few.

We also specialize in rental of period costumes, mascots, super heroes and classic costumes such as vampires, pirates, flappers, etc. Orlando Vintage Clothing & Costumes carries a large selection of wigs and costume accessories such as go-go boots, platform shoes, hats, gloves, handbags and jewelry for both purchase and rental.

Hours of operation at our store are Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. We are closed on Sundays and available by appointment only Mondays. 

Check out the photos from our visit!
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=HalloweenGuideOrlando&set=a.1343102716020700

Website: www.orlandovintage.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Orlandovintage

Visit & Shop: Coffee Shop of Horrors

Visit & Shop: Coffee Shop of Horrors

From their website: 

"Quiver in fear at our variety of beans from around the world (our Latin American beans are Fair Trade)! Tremble in terror when you witness our plethora of flavored coffees! Scream in horror when confronted with our certified organic tea!

Based out of Orlando, Florida (and if Orlando doesn’t scare you, nothing will), we ship only the freshest coffee and tea across the US and Canada. We roast our beans to order and grind to your specifications if you desire, so you’ll always get the best tasting cup of java from our beans. We will sell nothing that’s over 30 days old. Anything older than that, we face the horror, and drink it ourselves, so that we can order in fresh for you! That’s the kind of sacrifice we’re willing to make for you.

So come on in and get your coffee and tea from us, before the thing sneaking up behind your back gets you! Eeek!"

Check their Facebook and or website for hours, specials, and responses to CoVid.

Website: https://www.coffeeshopofhorrors.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/CoffeeShopofHorrors 


Shop: Prometheus Esoterica

Shop: Prometheus Esoterica


Check out our photos from their Halloween Open House! 
www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=HalloweenGuideOrlando&set=a.1319536921710613
Super cool shop! 
From Narcity.com
"Why You Need To Go: This place is the perfect combination of cute and creepy. Lean into your Halloween aesthetic and visit this gothic shop near Orlando, where you can wander and wonder."

Check their Facebook/ Website for hours and CoVid response.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Prometheus-Esoterica-191925104173298/

Website: https://www.prometheusesoterica.com/

Shop: PENGUIN POINT COSTUME SHOP at Oviedo Mall

Shop: PENGUIN POINT COSTUME SHOP at Oviedo Mall

PENGUIN POINT PRODUCTIONS is the proud home of Penguin Point Costumes, a full-service costume shop managed by lifelong professional costumer Kay Gonzales. Our shop is located in the Oviedo Mall, convenient to the 417 Expressway and about 20 minutes from downtown Orlando if you drive really fast. We proudly service all of Central Florida and beyond—from Winter Springs, Oviedo, Casselberry, Lake Mary, Longwood, and Orlando to Tampa, Jacksonville, Miami, and Gainesville, and across the country.

​OUR COSTUME COLLECTION includes costumes of all kinds, covering all historical periods, entertainment genres, national origins, and a huge variety of characters. We routinely provide wardrobe for plays and musicals for school, church, community theater, and professional theater productions, drawing from our ever-growing list of full-show costume sets. Walking through the shop, you’ll see sections for Circus, Famous Characters, Animal Costumes, Holidays, Bible, Greek and Roman, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Colonial, Victorian, Edwardian, every decade from the 1920’s to today, Athletics, Military, Country-Western, Dance, and International costumes. We also carry accessories such as gloves, hats, vests, purses, jewelry, shoes, scarves, shawls, capes, boas, glasses, wigs, and more!

​WE ALSO PARTNER WITH CUSTOMERS to create memorable themed costume events, from office parties to unique weddings, birthdays, masquerades, and more. We can help students dress up as famous characters for book reports and school presentations; provide a perfect Easter Bunny or Santa Claus for your holiday events; or help you create the perfect cosplay for a convention, photo shoot, or just because you feel like being a Power Puff Girl on a Tuesday night.

​OUR PROP COLLECTION includes vintage technology from gramophones to rotary phones; all kinds of thrones from King Triton to Sleeping Beauty to The Iron Throne; a life-sized Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite; Broadway-quality puppets for Avenue Q and James & the Giant Peach; Victorian sofas and statues; and so much more!

Theatrical Show Packages
Weddings & Events
Parties & Holidays
Cosplay & Photo Shoots
History & Corporate Events
School Projects
Prom & Homecoming

​Contact our Costume Shop Manager Kay Gonzales 407-731-1639
KayAtPenguinCostumes@gmail.com
Monday - Saturday 10am - 5 PM
Closed Sunday (or by special appointment)

Website: www.penguinpointproductions.com/costume-shop-rental-oviedo


Facebook: www.facebook.com/penguinpointproductions

Visit & Shop: Jonesy's Escape by Coffee Shop of Horrors in Tavares

Visit & Shop: Jonesy's Escape by Coffee Shop of Horrors in Tavares

Coffee shop and Bar and Free Retro Arcade in Tavares. Serving the freshest coffees from around the world. Hot, Cold Brew, Nitro Cold Brew, and Soft Serve coffee ice cream! Giant gaming table and a stage for karaoke, open mic, and trivia nights! 

Check their Facebook and website for hours, special events and responses to CoVid.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CSoHTavares/

Website: 

Visit: Cocktails & Screams Halloween Themed Bar

Visit: Cocktails & Screams Halloween Themed Bar


***Events and gatherings may be postponed or canceled due to Covid-19, please check the websites. Stay safe!  

Now open in downtown Orlando, Cocktails & Screams is the best night out for the Halloween lover in all of us!! 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cocktailsandscreamsfl

Website: https://cocktailsandscreams.com/

Open daily from noon- 2pm & 7pm- midnight

We'll posting their special events as they're announced! 

Shop: Post Mortem Bootique

Shop: Post Mortem Bootique

Officially licensed masks from your favorite horror movies to apparel that fits your inner dark spooky side the Post Mortem Boo-Tique has it all.

Located beside Mortem Manor in Old Towne Kissimmee!


Facebook page: www.facebook.com/shopmortem/

Website: shopmortem.com/?

Mortem Manor

Mortem Manor


***Events may be postponed or canceled due to Covid-19, please check the websites. Stay safe! 

Open year round! 
  
***Open select nights. Check website for days, times ad ticket info***

Open all year!

Mortem Manor Haunted Attraction located in Old Town, Kissimmee just minutes from downtown Orlando is the perfect fall Florida destination this Halloween season. Designed and produced by the famous Extreme Fear Design & Production from Pittsburgh, PA who design and manage Hundred Acres Manor Haunted Attraction and created the first ever haunted house in the Dubai Mall. With two stories, state-of-the-art animatronics/props and live actors this new haunted house in Old Town is sure to scare the living yell out of you!

Mortem Manor also offers lights on tours!

website: http://www.mortemmanor.com/

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MortemManor/

Mount Dora Ghost Tours

Mount Dora Ghost Tours


***Events may be postponed or canceled due to Covid-19, please check the websites. Stay safe!  

Open year round!

The haunted and historic history of Mount Dora comes to life on this 90 minute tour of the old hilltop city. Follow our dead funny and morbidly eccentric tour guides on a journey through the spirit realm, Meet the lost souls at the Lakeside Inn, a 136 year old Victorian Era hotel. Learn the paranormal past and present as you seek specters in the streets of the mysterious city of Mount Dora. Experience the chills and thrills, you are sure to get a fright on this night.

The tour will take place rain or shine. You might want to bring an umbrella if the forecast calls for rain.

Website & ticketing: https://www.mountdoraghosttours.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mountdoraghosttours/

American Ghost Adventures

American Ghost Adventures


***Events may be postponed or canceled due to Covid-19, please check the websites. Stay safe! 

Events offered year round! 
 
*This experience runs year-round, Check their website for booking information and tour availability.* This event will list monthly on our guide.

American Ghost Adventures offers interactive ghost tours and investigations.
In the shadows of the theme park castles lie American Ghost Adventures. The founder of the company has been doing tours for over a decade in Central Florida. AGA prides themselves in giving their customers an accurate, but entertaining tour. No two tours are ever alike and the tours leave you walking away wanting more! AGA is currently ranked in the top 10 of things to do in Orlando and has also won the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. They also hold the ranking for one of the top 10 ghost tours in the world and one of the top 5 ghost tours in the United States. U.S Today voted them as one of the top things to do in Orlando, FL So don’t wait, come join us on an adventure! This isn’t just another walk in the dark!

Website: http://americanghostadventures.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bestghosttours/

Ghost Party Ghost Tours, Ybor City FL

Ghost Party Ghost Tours, Ybor City FL


***Events may be postponed or canceled due to Covid-19, please check the websites. Stay safe!  

Open year round!

Ghost Hunting style ghost tours with ghost hunting equipment every night in the Historic District Ybor City Ghost Tour Tampa. 

Haunted Tours with add-on dinner in the Haunted Restaurant.  

Haunted Mansion overnight investigations or Paranormal Birthday Parties at our location or yours.....if you dare!


Website: https://ghost-party.com/ghost-tours

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tampaghost/





The Lubee Bat Conservancy

The Lubee Bat Conservancy



***Events may be postponed or canceled due to Covid-19, please check the websites. Stay safe!  

*This experience runs year round, Check their website for booking information and tour availability.* This event will list monthly on our guide and what Halloween lover doesn't love bats!

Bats are for all seasons and holidays! ;) The Lubee Bat Conservatory offers tours throughout the week, Sunday through Saturday, some Tuesdays not available. Tours are offered in the afternoon at 1pm, but can accommodate as early as 11:30am. Tours will typically last 1-2 hours. The conservatory houses over 200 bats representing 10 species, including the Malayan Flying Fox which can attain a wingspan of 6'. All of the bats are frugivores, and guests have an opportunity to observe them interacting with numerous fruits and enrichment devices. We do request a donation for our tours and the pricing can be found on the request form. For questions email info@lubee.org
 
website: http://lubee.org/

tour request form: http://lubee.org/contact-us-2/

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LubeeBatConservancy/

Sanford Ghost Tour

Sanford Ghost Tour


Happening Saturdays 7:00pm to 8:30pm


About the event:Dare to experience a Historical Ghost Walking Tour in Historic Downtown Sanford, Florida! During this ghost walk, prepare to be regaled with tales of old and new concerning ghostly experiences in the downtown area, culminating with a walk to an actual haunted building! You will be presented with an overview of ghostly activities by an expert guide as you walk the streets learning historical stories gathered from the people who live in Sanford themselves. Incorporated in 1877, the stories of Sanford's past residents and those still lurking around are plentiful.  

Website & Booking information: experiencesanfordfl.com/tours-experiences/

Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/1657588077775643
 

Halloween Guide Orlando's Halloween Card Exchange 2021

Halloween Guide Orlando's Halloween Card Exchange 2021

Want to join our first-ever Halloween Guide Orlando Halloween Card Exchange?
It's easy! Fill out this form, link below. You'll be given someone to send a card to and someone will send a card to you! 

We all need some happy mail and Halloween cheer!

Sign up ends October 16th!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2773940206182080/
(Facebook only allows events to last for 2 weeks but the link will say active until mid- October!)

Join the fun!  https://tinyurl.com/HGOCardExchange2020 

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights

SELECT NIGHTS ◆ SEPT 3–OCT 31, 2021
THE WORLD’S PREMIER HALLOWEEN EVENT

Last year, we made the difficult decision not to hold Halloween Horror Nights. Now we’re back for our 30th year and can’t wait to make you scream. Experience terrifying haunted houses, sinister scare zones, outrageous live entertainment and some of the park’s most exhilarating attractions. You definitely need someone to cling to, someone to hide behind, somebody to panic with. Because just as in horror films where the first to wander off meets a terrible fate, there’s one thing to remember at Halloween Horror Nights: Never go alone.


Website & Information: https://orlando.halloweenhorrornights.com/site/
 

SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream Orlando

SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream Orlando


HOWL-O-SCREAM TERRIFIES SEAWORLD ORLANDO FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER
A new terror has surfaced, and there’s nowhere to hide. Howl-O-Scream has washed ashore at SeaWorld Orlando, and this time, the fear is everywhere.

Evade angry haunts as they rampage through scare zones. Seek shelter indoors, only to find you’ve entered a house of horrors. Deepen the thrill with a nighttime coaster ride. Quench your thirst for fear at a fiendishly interactive bar. Feel the monstrous electricity of a live show.

Above all, try to resist the haunting song of the one who has emerged from the lake. Evil is calling—with a howl and a scream.

Experience 27 nights of fully immersive fear this fall, only at SeaWorld Orlando.

Website & Tickets: https://seaworld.com/orlando/events/howl-o-scream/

Busch Garden's Howl-o-Scream

Busch Garden's Howl-o-Scream

TERRIFYING HAUNTED HOUSES ARE BACK WITH A VENGEANCE FOR MORE FRIGHT-FILLED NIGHTS

Tampa’s premier Halloween event returns earlier than ever for 28 killer nights with scare zones and haunted houses, including two ALL-NEW haunted house experiences.

Fear returns to its most immersive form with the return of iconic horror-filled haunted houses to terrify guests at Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream, Tampa Bay’s BIGGEST haunt event. Park guests will find nowhere to hide as zombies, deranged clowns, werewolves and new surprises stalk their prey throughout eight scare zones, and unpredictable roaming hordes lurk in the darkness. Beyond the haunts, killer entertainment can be found on stage with “Fiends!” returning to the Festival Field and last year’s best-kept-secret “The Rolling Bones” performing electrifying rock covers at Dragon Fire Grill.
 
website & tickets: https://seaworldparks.com/en/buschgardens-tampa/events/howl-o-scream/

Facebook event: Coming soon!

Keep up with the latest videos and news on our facebook and instagram!

SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular®

SeaWorld Orlando’s Halloween Spooktacular®

Family Halloween Fun in Orlando

Halloween is back with candy, costumes, your favorite Sesame Street® friends, and plenty of spooky surprises. Treat your family to all the festive fun of SeaWorld Spooktacular® this fall!


Kids love trick-or-treating during this daytime event as they explore our decorated trail and meet all sorts of colorful characters. And that’s just the beginning! From spooky stories and a Halloween dance party to moments with furry friends like Count von Count, Elmo, Cookie Monster, and more, this is immersive family fun you’ll only find here. SeaWorld Spooktacular runs weekends Sept. 18 – Oct. 31 and is included with park admission.


All guests with existing tickets, Fun Cards, or Annual Passes must make a reservation to visit.
Costumes encouraged! Show off your costumes

All guests are welcome to dress up in costumes, although only those 12 and younger are allowed to wear masks. Guests who are ages 13 and older may not wear masks or hoods in the park, and all costumes are subject to the normal dress code for the park. In addition, face painting is not permitted on any guests unless it is done by park artists.


website and tickets: https://seaworld.com/orlando/events/halloween-spooktacular/ 

Facebook event: Coming SOON!

Sir Henry's Haunted Attraction

Sir Henry's Haunted Attraction

Sir Henry's Haunted Trail is an outdoor haunted trail located in Plant City in the heart of central Florida between Tampa and Orlando. Sir Henry's offers several different experiences for guests to satisfy their Halloween and haunted house cravings. We feature 3 HAUNTED TRAILS, an ESCAPE GAME, and LASER TAG along with live entertainment, food vendors, and merchandise. Experience this 'Fear Park' that's unlike any other around and come see the legendary Sir Henry for yourself.

2021 dates coming soon! 

website: https://www.sirhenryshauntedtrail.com/

Facebook: coming soon

Spooky Empire at the Hyatt Regency, Orlando

Spooky Empire at the Hyatt Regency, Orlando

Where else can you meet and mingle with your favorite horror movie and TV stars, buy any collectible you can imagine from your choice of over 200 vendors and artists, see new and up and coming films as well as your old favorites, get tattooed by some of the best artists from around the world, and of course party ‘til your heart’s content…or until you puke…and that doesn’t even list half of the events that go on during this non-stop weekend of horrors.

website and tickets: www.spookyempire.com/

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SpookyEmpire/

Facebook event: TBA

Happy National Pumpkin Day!

Happy National Pumpkin Day!

Hope you have a great day and enjoy something pumpkin!

Tampa Oddities & Curiosities Expo in Tampa

Tampa Oddities & Curiosities Expo in Tampa

Happening Saturday, November 13th from 10am- 6pm

For Lovers of the Strange & Unusual. . .
The Oddities & Curiosities Expo.

ABOUT: The Oddities & Curiosities Expo showcases hand-selected vendors, dealers, artists, and small businesses from all over the country with all things weird. You'll find items such as taxidermy, preserved specimens, original artwork, horror/Halloween inspired pieces, antiques, handcrafted oddities, quack medical devices, clothing, jewelry, skulls/bones, funeral collectibles & much more. We truly have something weird for everyone. All items you see at our shows are legal to own and sustainably sourced.

The O&C Expo provides a safe place for anyone to come and discover new artists, meet new friends, and be surrounded by an amazing community of like-minded people.

Check their Facebook event for updates and responses to CoVid. 

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/715972285853454/