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What to do on Halloween in San Antonio

San Antonio Halloween Things to Do


If fall is your favorite time of year, then Halloween may just be your favorite holiday (or at least rank high up there). Halloween is now officially the no. 2 holiday behind Christmas in terms of merchandise and events, and San Antonio has no shortage of any of them.

SeaWorld Howl-o-Scream

Weekends 10/02-10/31/09

Sea World San Antonio presents their annual fright-fest that includes a trick-or-treat street, Halloween themes at all attractions and a Frightmare Forest.

Six Flags Fright Fest

Weekends 10/03/2009 - 11/01/2009

Come to Six Flags for pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating, Mayor Slayer's Midnight Mansion, and three Halloween-themed entertainment shows.


10/23/2009, 7:00 p.m.

A show with music and dancing put on the students of Studio 8 Kids. Admission is free and open to the public, but donations are gladly accepted.

BOOtanica! Festival Festival

10/25/2009, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The annual BOOtanica! Fall Festival at the San Antonio Botanical Garden brings families together to celebrate the traditions of Halloween and the excitement of fall gardening. Join family fun activities including pumpkin decorating, plant sales, nature walks and storytelling. Other spooktacular activities include games, crafts, storytelling, spooky science and a creepy, crawly display. Come in costume and take part in the parade, or take family photos with pumpkins, colorful fall cut-outs, scarecrows, and more!

Halloween 360 at Treat Street

10/31/2009, 5:15 - 6:15 p.m.

Stage 2 at El Mercado will feature the children of Studio8Kids who present their Halloween 360 show full of song and dance with a spooky edge.

The Spooky Sounds of Science

10/31/09, 1-4:00 p.m.

Why do some sounds frighten or make us happy or sad? The San Antonio Symphony will explore these questions with a spooky performance. Come dressed up in costume (family friendly, please)! Admission is free with museum admission, which runs $7. No reservations needed, but space is limited so come early.

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