Houston’s Guide to Last-Minute Halloween Plans

Halloween is Wednesday, and WE. ARE. PUMPED. Costumes are ready, jack-o-lanterns are carved and we’ve purchased waaaaay too much candy to hand out to all the little neighborhood ghouls and goblins. If you’re one of our Halloween-loving brethren but cant decide how to spend the night, check out these local Halloween attractions. We have ideas for the kids, adults, scary-movie lovers and history buffs.

Houston Ghost Tour

Paranormal buffs will get a thrill on the Houston Ghost Tour of Hermann Park. Did you know the park used to be a Civil War cemetery? Explore the creepy side of Houston’s history and learn more about the most haunted sites in the city. The company offers family-friendly and R-rated tours, and also does ghost tours of Old Town Spring, Humble and Tomball. There are also haunted pub tours or downtown, which we heartily recommend. Wear comfy walking shoes! To book a tour, visit here.

Halloween Monster Mayhem at the Children’s Museum. Image c/o CMH

Children’s Museum’s Halloween Monster Mayhem

Magic, mystery and monsters have taken over the Houston’s Children’s Museum through the last weeks of October. “Spine-tingling experiments, spirit-lifting activities and slime-filled fun” are promised. The Halloween Monster Mayhem ends Halloween night. Visit here for a schedule of upcoming activities and information about the Halloween Monster Mash Bash on Wednesday.

Miller Outdoor Theatre. Image c/o 365 Houston

Poltergeist at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Wednesday night, Miller Outdoor Theatre will screen the movie Poltergeist at 7PM.  This event is free and non-ticketed, so get there early to ensure a spot! The theatre has covered and non-covered seating, along with open seating on the hill. Rain or shine, the show will go on. Visit Miller Outdoor Theatre’s website for more details.

Harry Potter Halloween Trivia and Party

If your go-to costume is from Harry Potter, don’t miss Liberty Station‘s Harry Potter trivia. The event starts at 7PM and space is limited. Get your team together (maximum is 6 people) and sign up here. Not a Potter fan? Liberty Station has a costume contest planned (free to enter) and their Halloween Yule Ball Dance begins at 10PM.

An ofrenda at the NMFH. Image c/o of NMFH.

Museum of Funeral History’s Dia de los Muertos
While Dia de los Muertos is not Halloween-related, it is celebrated around the same time and serves to honor the spirits of the deceased. This event aims to educate attendees about Latin American folk art, traditions and culture pertaining to the holiday. Explore an exhibit of authentic ofrendas, altars adorned with objects to welcome the spirits of loved ones have passed on, made by local artists. The Dia de los Muertos Celebration takes place on November 1st through November 4th, from 10:00AM-5:00PM. Friday and Saturday admissions include a viewing of Coco, the 2017 Disney animated film. Learn more here.

ScreamWorld, image c/o ScreamWorld


We’ll be honest- haunted houses aren’t exactly our favorite part of Halloween. But if you’re a fan, the Houston Chronicle and Houston Press both named ScreamWorld the best one in Houston. ScreamWorld is divided into five parts certain to terrorize even the bravest visitor. Choose from the Maze of Maniacs, Haunted Hotel, Edge of Darkness, Jake’s Slaughterhouse, and the Zombie Graveyard, or visit all five, if your blood pressure can handle it. A staff of 120 actors transforms the 4.5 acre site into a veritable Halloween nightmare. Purchase tickets here.

However you decide to spend All Hallows Eve, we hope its full of fun, candy, ‘boos’ and ‘AHHHs’! Halloween kicks off the start of the Holiday season and Circa Real Estate is ready for the fun! We have a ton of great events planned for November and December, stay in the know by following us on Facebook and Instagram.