Looking for something to do for Halloween in Phoenix? Here’s our big spooky list of haunted houses, trick-or-treat events, ghost tours, zombie walks and more. Happy Halloween!
Chambers of Fear Haunted House is returning for its third season. It has been featured on national and local TV, newspapers, and is regarded as one of the top haunted houses in the United States. This year’s haunted house features more than 25,000 square feet of screams, with two new additional haunted house attractions, Hillbilly Nightmare, and the Den of Darkness.
Experience an 18-hole miniature golf course that has undergone a terrifying transformation, through the month of October.
The Gauntlet is one of Arizona’s award-winning haunted houses. The Gauntlet is a terrifying maze full of heart-pounding terror. The multi-level haunted house contains ground-breaking special effects, animatronics and skilled actors. The Gauntlet is not recommended for young children under 13 years old and those with heart conditions.
Come view an exhibition of artworks that evoke childhood memories of the monsters and mayhem of a child’s imagination. Things that Go Bump in the Night are conjured up in visions of mystery created by several regional artists. From the creature that hid beneath your bed, to nightmares of stuffed animals come to life, the exhibit holds a wide array of images that evoke childhood memories of a cold, autumn night. The artworks relay stories and cultural folklore passed down through generations.
Learn about animals that “wear” masks, hide with camouflage, or even apply make-up. Bring a gently-worn costume and swap it with other guests as part of the EEK-O-Friendly Costume Swap. It is a great way to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Watch animals throughout the Zoo enjoy the Pumpkin Stomp and Chomp. Children in costumes can participate in the costume parade each day at 11 a.m. There will also be crafts, games and prizes at Harmony Farm. Intended for ages 7 and under.
Little ghosts and goblins (with their parents) are invited to trick-or-treat, door-to-door at Anthem’s commercial properties for free from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 26. A map with participating Anthem businesses and locations will be posted online at www.OnlineAtAnthem.com as the event nears.
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort will be transforming its River Ranch into a festive, “spooktacular” carnival where guests and locals are invited to enjoy Halloween treats, family-fun activities and an opportunity to give back to the Phoenix community. Parents and children will find more than 20 activities and craft booths ranging from fortune telling to ring toss. Children are encouraged to dress in costumes. Live music and snack booths will be available
Do you dare venture into the desert on the night of a full moon? Join the frightful fun as you creep through the windy turns of the Stargazer Trail under the light of the full moon (2.2-miles round trip). Dressing in costume is encouraged but not mandatory. Bring a flashlight and wear clothing/costumes that allow you to hike safely on desert terrain.
Haunted attractions include zombies, witches, vampires and other frightening characters hiding around every corner. Sneak through the Fields of Fear and be careful not to awaken what is lurking inside. Test your luck against the creepy clowns of the Monster Midway and dare to enter the Maze of the Mind. Enjoy other haunted activities, DJ music and much more. This event is recommended for ages 8 and up.
Bring the whole family to Salt River Fields for the most exciting Halloween event the Valley has ever seen. Over 30 hot air balloons will adorn the night sky while kids go trick-or-treating in a fun and safe environment.
Spooktacular has something for everyone: live music, food and beverage, Kids Zone, vendors market, tethered hot air balloon rides, haunted house and much more.
Before you get decked out for that Halloween party, partake in this growing tradition. The fourth annual Zombie Walk invites participants to get ghoulish and creep and moan their way around Downtown Phoenix. More than 5,000 undead are expected to show up for the walk, which begins and ends at The Heritage and Science Park. Food vendors, fortune tellers and make-up artists will be on hand. After the walk, shuffle over to a beer garden at the Rose and Crown pub.
Guests will be lead above, below and beyond Main Street. Hear firsthand accounts of things that go bump in the night from Mesa business owners. The tour will feature actual accounts of paranormal happenings in some of Mesa’s oldest buildings explaining the present-day hauntings. Downtown Mesa’s architectural history is also shared. Does Mesa have tunnels? What floats down the stairs in the old territorial jail cells? Do chairs roll, doors slam and can you hear whispers in the dark? Not recommended for young children. Prior registration is required.
Your family will have a bewitching good time at this free admission event in Tempe featuring live entertainment, costume contests and face painting. Carnival games and food booths will be provided by local civic groups as a fundraiser with tickets sold for those activities.
Looking for a safe place to take the kids this Halloween? Come out to The Halloween Monster Bash in Peoria. There will be a parade of costumes contest, trick or treating, inflatable activities, carnival games, make-n-take crafts, puppet shows, a fright zone, entertainment and more.
Why trick-or-treat from door to door when you can ride a train at the Verde Canyon Railroad and still score plenty of candy and prizes? There will be a costume contest held for the kids, and plenty of candy and ghost stories to go around.
There will be a costume contest for dressed pets and pet owners starting at 6:30 p.m. The pet costume contest will be $10 per category and proceeds will benefit a local rescue organization. Immediately following the costume contest businesses will be open for trick or treating, games, pumpkin carving, petting zoo, a spider village, and thriller dancers.