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Halloween in San Antonio

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It's that time of year again when you start looking for tutorials on how to carve the spookiest jack-o'-lantern or how to make a bone-chilling costume! Halloween is just around the corner and we’re here for it! If you're in San Antonio for Halloween, check out our top haunted events and attractions to get the most out of this spooky season! If you want to see San Antonio beyond its haunted attractions, then this guided tour is perfect for you!

 

Boo Fest & Fright Fest at Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Visiting Boo Fest and Fright Fest at Six Flags Fiesta Texas is the perfect way to celebrate Halloween in San Antonio! This haunted attraction tops the scary bucket list of everyone in Texas because it promises fun for people of all ages! Those not interested in seeing horror shows can navigate their way through this haunted attraction for family-friendly thrills in the Boo Fest! And those looking for ghoulish fun can visit the Fright Fest by night.

Boo Fest & Fright Fest at Six Flags Fiesta Texas

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Boo Fest

By day, you can enjoy wholesome activities in the spirit of Halloween, such as the good old trick-or-treat custom in which kids can get the sweetest treats from Halloween mates like Sylvester and Porky Pig while making their way through Hurricane Harbor. Kids can also take part in a fun costume contest. So make sure to dress up in your best Halloween costume before visiting the Six Flags Fiesta Texas!

Boo Fest

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Another highlight of Boo Fest is the brand-new kid-friendly haunted house which you can explore with your kids without worrying about the terror factor! Other daytime activities include fun coasters and family-friendly park rides.

Fright Fest

If you're feeling a little brave, this haunted attraction is just for you! For a bone-chilling San Antonio Halloween, Six Flags Fright Fest features nighttime activities and Halloween events for adults who don't scare easily! Experience the best of Fright Fest by walking through its Halloween-themed haunted houses that will chill you to the bone! If you're brave enough, walk the halls of RockKill High and Slaughter House 6 Xtreme – The Butchering — the spookiest haunted houses at Fright Fest.

Fright Fest

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Watch out for the creepy zombies who will pounce on you from their hideaways in the Scare Zones when it gets too dark! Special events and light shows like Curse of the Zombie Prom and Frightful Finale will surely give you the creeps. Follow through on your tour with Rides in the Dark!

 

SeaWorld's Howl-O-Scream & Spooktacular

This October, take your whole family to SeaWorld to celebrate Halloween in San Antonio! There's something for everyone in this frightfully fun place — Howl-O-Scream for people with sinister tastes and Spooktacular for wholesome family-friendly activities.

SeaWorld

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Howl-O-Scream

Visit SeaWorld this Halloween and be spooked by its shift from a peaceful park to a bone-chilling place! Howl-O-Scream offers ultimate thrills in its 5 different haunted houses that are absolutely FREE with your park admission. Fuel your nightmares by venturing into the halls of Terror-tories filled with ghostly creatures of the night!

Howl-O-Scream

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If you're craving more horror, find your way to the park's horror-filled haunts. Other spooky activities and attractions of this park include Howl-O-Scream bars, and night-time coasters and rides. After 7 p.m., the terror factor of this park shoots up so don't bring any children with you.

 

Spooktacular

SeaWorld offers fun for the faint of heart and children in their wholesome event — Spooktacular. This affair promises more treats than tricks that will have you craving more! This event features classic Halloween customs like trick-or-treating, Halloween-themed shows, clever costumes, and a maze with the spotlight on Spookley the Square Pumpkin. Join in on the fun with a special Sesame Street Halloween Parade and several photo opportunities. Spooktacular is best spent with family and friends!

Spooktacular

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Zoo Boo at the San Antonio Zoo

Another family-friendly Halloween attraction is Zoo Boo at the famous San Antonio Zoo. Stop by this zoo for free spooky activities, including trick-or-treating along an exciting trail where you can also see the diverse wildlife! Celebrate Halloween to the fullest by relishing live music, participating in the costume contest, and getting the most out of the free trick-or-treating hour at Zoo Boo. 

Zoo Boo at the San Antonio Zoo

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Other fun activities include Cowboy's Scavenger Hunt, Cowboy's Dance Parties, and the Scarecrow Sing-a-Long Express. Make your Halloween spirits come alive by exploring themed territories like the Bubbling Seas with pirates and mermaids, and Día De Los Muertos with a deep sense of culture and colours! This event runs from September 17 to October 31 daily.

 

SpiritLandia (Day of the Dead) River Parade

If you're looking for a touch of culture this Halloween season, celebrate Día De Los Muertos with a parade around River Walk. As the lights go down, the spirits come alive on the Day of the Dead. Commemorate this day by joining the dead at the San Antonio River Walk for the SpiritLandia River Parade on October 27 at 7:00 p.m. Delight in the cultural celebration by seeing intricate decorations of the floats with catrinas, riders in costumes, altars, and more!

SpiritLandia (Day of the Dead) River Parade

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You can also relive this amazing cultural phenomenon from the comfort of your home by watching the recorded streaming special on Peacock! Pay homage to the dead this Día De Los Muertos on the San Antonio River Walk!

 

Owl Creek Farm

Visiting a festive pumpkin patch is a must for those looking to celebrate Halloween in San Antonio — and Owl Creek Farm is one of the best pumpkin patches you'll ever visit! Delight in a day full of family fun with lively activities and Halloween attractions such as hayrides, pony rides, a play area, a hay bale maze, face painting, and a petting zoo with cute animals like ducks, goats, and donkeys. This pumpkin patch also offers lots of photo opportunities so you can bring home mementoes of a day well spent.

Owl Creek Farm

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Those looking for some spooky thrills are in for a treat! This year, Owl Creek Farm will let you explore the haunted woods after dark. Be sure to bring along a flashlight if you want to embark on the spooky hike. An amulet also wouldn't hurt!

Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours

Voted the second-best ghost tour in the country by USA Today, Sisters Grimm San Antonio Haunted Tour is equally interesting for history buffs as it is for horror geeks. Taking a ghost tour during Halloween is like taking a crash course in the haunted attractions of a city. You'll explore a world of terror while uncovering the history of Old San Antonio. Sisters Grimm's most popular ghost tours include "Ghost Bus Tour In San Antonio" which starts from $45 and "Haunted History Ghost Walk" which starts from $25.

Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours

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Haunted History Ghost Walk

Join this 90-minute-long ghost walk to explore the haunted history of San Antonio! The main attractions of this tour include The Alamo, The Spanish Governor's Mansion, The Menger Hotel, and The Old Bexar County Jail. Recommended for people of all ages, this ghost walk costs $20 for a child (ages 6-12) and $25 for an adult. Wander through the haunted streets of San Antonio and hear its real stories full of murder, suicides, battles, and ghosts!

 

Ghost Bus Tour in San Antonio

Hop on this 2.5-hour-long ghost bus tour to explore Texas's most haunted hotel — The Menger, San Antonio's most historic cemetery, and other ghostly attractions! Recommended for ages 13 and above, this tour's highlight is its haunted storytelling woven from bits of history, ghost lore, and dark humour. Costing $49.99 per person, this tour is a great opportunity to see the spooky side of San Antonio!

Ghost Bus Tour in San Antonio

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13th Annual Art Under the Oaks

This October 29th, The Garden Center will host an event perfect to spend Halloween in San Antonio — the 13th Annual Art Under the Oaks. Featuring arts and crafts vendors, children-friendly activities, live music, and food trucks, this event has it all! Another highlight of this event is the Bonsai exhibition and demos with the San Antonio Bonsai Society's Bob Odegaard. Be sure to bring along your camera to capture perfect fall photos in The Garden Center's pumpkin patch!

The Bottom Line

Escape to the River City this October to explore Halloween attractions filled with horror, ghost lore, history, and mystery! From children-friendly activities to Halloween events for adults, San Antonio has everything! Even after seeing all its haunted attractions, you'll want more from this historically rich city. This San Antonio Tour is your guide beyond the city's ghostly attractions and places!

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