Don't miss the trick-or-treat tradition on Main Street, followed by the Howl-O-Ween parade.

It’s the spookiest season of the year, and whether you like celebrating with adults-only costume parties or trick-or-treating with the kiddos, we have a local event for you. From walking in the legendary Howl-O-Ween dog parade to haunted wagon rides, use this guide to find the ten best Halloween happenings around town—plus a few favorites beyond Summit County’s borders.

Sleepy Hollow Wagon Rides

Through October 30

Spy the Headless Horsemen on a spooky horse-drawn wagon ride winding around the woods of Midway. Hear “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” as Rocky Mountain Outfitters guides your wagon through the forest. Rides available from 6–10 p.m. each evening (Monday through Saturday). Tickets: $25 per person online, or find discounts on Groupon and Rocky Mountain Outfitters' Facebook page. sleepyhollowutah.com

Family Fright Nights

Saturday, October 26; Wednesday, October 30

Get in the spirit with free screenings of family-friendly Halloween classics at the Park City Library. Popcorn and lemonade provided. Catch Hocus Pocus October 26 at 3:00 p.m., and Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween October 30 at 6:30 p.m. parkcityfilm.org

National Ability Center’s Halloween Party

Saturday, October 26

Join the Ability Center for a free and fun Halloween celebration at the NAC Ranch. Expect trick-or-treating, arts and crafts, and family fun. Activities are tailored to children’s ability levels and RSVP encouraged. Please wear friendly costumes, but no masks. Sign up for free tickets at discovernac.org.

Halloween Movies at DeJoria Center

Saturday, October 26

Come for a free spooky showing of Hocus Pocus at the DeJoria Center’s family-friendly Halloween celebration. Movie begins at 4 p.m. in the Arena and is followed by a Trunk-Or-Treat in the parking lot at 5:30 p.m. All ages welcome and concessions available for sale. dejoriacenter.com 

16th Annual "Transylvania Tea Party" Blood Drive

Thursday, October 31

Deer Valley partners with ARUP Blood Services for its annual Halloween blood drive, encouraging folks to donate to those suffering from emergencies, illnesses, and blood disorders. Walk-ins welcome from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., but you may also book an appointment online at arupbloodservices.org using search code B068. Costumes are encouraged; light refreshments provided. 

All the spooktacular celebration is not just for kids ...

Howl-O-Ween and Trick-or-Treating on Main Street

Thursday, October 31

Trick or treat! Bring the kids for safe, fun, candy gathering along Historic Main Street from 3–5 p.m., courtesy of local merchants. Stay for the best Park City Halloween tradition of all: the Howl-O-Ween parade. Watch costumed pups march down Main at 5 p.m., or bring your own dressed up four-legged friend and don a costume to participate. historicparkcityutah.com 

Grappa Halloween Party

Thursday, October 31

After Park City’s parade, celebrate with grown-ups at Grappa’s Main Street patio for a reception-style event with craft cocktails and delectable bites served in a spooky atmosphere. Wear a costume, mingle to the music, and enjoy this haunted Halloween evening from 6–9 p.m. Tickets required: $75 at grapparestaurant.com.

Tap into local lore and spirited tales with Park City Ghost Tours.

Image: Jill Orschel

Park City Ghost Tours

Nightly

Get in the Halloween spirit on an Old Town tour uncovering the ghosts of this old mining town. From the Man in the Yellow Slicker to the Woman in the Window, you’ll hear the local lore and walk past haunted homes and buildings where ghosts linger. Tours take place at 8 p.m. daily. And reservations are not required. Just show up at Miner’s Park on Main Street and look for the costumed tour guide. Tickets: $20 for adults, $10 for children. parkcityghosttours.com

Beyond Park City

 
Pumpkin Nights in Salt Lake City

Through November 4

Drive down the canyon to witness the Utah State Fairpark transformed into an immersive, pumpkin-filled land. Perfect for children too young for scary haunted houses, wander from room to room to see decorated pirate ships, dragons, and undersea worlds with a vibe that’s delightful, not frightful. See over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins, watch fire dancers perform, paint a pumpkin, and stay for a Halloween movie screening on select nights. Tickets: $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $16 for kids. If your family stays up late, save with the daily night owl discount from 8 p.m. to close. pumpkinnights.com

Sundance Halloween Lift Rides

Through October 31 (Closed October 27)

Catch the fall colors and the rising moon on family-friendly Halloween Lift Rides at Sundance Resort. Lasting 45 to 60 minutes, the ride on Ray’s Lift takes you above spooky scenes under moonlight. Back at the base find games, cozy blankets, steaming cups of hot cocoa, and snacks for sale. When the weather permits, a Halloween movie plays outdoors at the base. Lift rides run 7-10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays). Tickets available online at sundanceresort.com. Lift tickets: $25 for adults, $22 for children and students, and $19 for seniors. Add a Halloween Zip Tour for $59 per person.

 

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