Fright-Fabulous Fetes: Halloween 2016

This Halloween, there are plenty of occasions for kids and grownups alike to celebrate with a spooky-good time, from traditional bashes like Devil’s Night to a brand-new Spooky Soirée at The Gardens Mall.

To start the festivities off, The South Florida Fair will continue its annual tradition of presenting Spookyville on Oct. 21-23 and Oct. 28-31. Highlights include trick-or-treating, costume parades, bounce houses, arts and crafts, a barrel train, a spooky house, and a big coloring wall. The cost is $10 per person, which includes carnival rides and games, and kids 2 and younger are free.

On October 22, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center will host its annual sea turtle–themed celebration, Turtleween, which features trick-or-treating with the loggerheads and costume competitions.

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The terror continues on October 27 at the City of West Palm Beach’s Clematis by Fright, complete with creepy hay rides, caricaturists, and costume contests for animals and humans alike.

Kids of all ages are invited to enjoy a scary good time at the inaugural Spooky Soirée in the Grand Court at The Gardens Mall on October 28. This family-friendly event will include trick-or-treating at participating stores, a costume contest, haunted photo opportunities, and more.

Guests are encouraged to post photos on Instagram for the chance to win a $250 mall gift card. Each adult guest will receive a complimentary Halloween-themed cocktail from BRIO Tuscan Grille, while Kids’ Club members will enjoy “Mad Science” demonstrations, arts and crafts stations, and pictures with fairy princesses and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Each child will also receive a special Halloween goodie bag.

Finally, there’s Devil’s Night presented by The Gentlemen of the Garden on October 29. Hosted at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, this event will treat costumed revelers to lavish cuisine, open bars, and a Cirque du Soleil–inspired performance. Tickets cost $250.

Costumed revelers at Devil’s Night.

This year, The Addison in Boca Raton will be hosting a special Fright Night event benefitting the Slow Burn Theatre Company at the Broward Center. The first annual Halloween bash will feature foodie-approved fare, specialty cocktails, live music, and theatrical event productions. Festivities will begin after sundown on Monday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Munoz Photography.

  • Tickets are available for purchase hereGeneral admission tickets cost $50 and VIP tickets cost $100 and include access to the Club Room, open bar, champagne service, and special treats.

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