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2016 Halloween Happenings In San Antonio
There's plenty to do for Halloween in our great city of San Antonio. Please enjoy this list of All Things Halloween courtesy of Express News. For those of you a little more daring, click here for a full list of HAUNTED HOUSES.
The Headless Horseman at Circle N Maze: Circle N Maze, 558 County Road 345, La Vernia, 210-326-1741. Walk through more than 5 miles of trail at Circle N Maze, which takes on The Headless Horseman for its 2016 theme. Aside from its corn maze, Circle N Maze features a pumpkin patch with photo opportunities, an interactive monster mystery, a petting zoo and multiple food vendors. $10. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Open now through Nov. 20.
All Hallow’s Eve Dinner & Ghost Tour: The Menger Hotel, 204 Alamo Plaza, sistersgrimmghosttour.com. Sit down for a three-course Halloween-inspired dinner inside the Colonial Room Restaurant followed by a tour through the hotel’s haunted hot spots. $74. Fridays and Saturdays; go online to see available dates.
Zoo Boo!: San Antonio Zoo, 3903 N. St. Mary’s St., sazoo.org. Zoo Boo! is a nonscary Halloween event with trick-or-treating, entertainment, games and costume contests for families with small children. Free with zoo admission. Weekends in October.
Fright Night Fridays: Southwest Workers Union, 1416 E. Commerce St., 210-299-2666. During the month of October, Youth Leadership Organization will screen horror movies each Friday leading up to Halloween. $2. 6-9 p.m. Friday and Oct. 21.
BOOtanica Saturdays: San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place, sabot.org. Each Saturday in October, the Botanical Garden will have family-friendly activities with Halloween and fall themes. Free with admission. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 29.
Halloween Hocus Pocus: Arbor House Suites, 109 Arciniega St., fiesta-youth.org. Benfitting Fiesta Youth, Hocus Pocus is an annual Halloween extravaganza featuring an open bar, multiple costume contests and dancing under the stars. $40. 7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 15.
Barktoberfest: Animal Defense League, 11300 Nacogdoches Road, perrin410animalhospital.com. This year’s Barktoberfest will feature a multicategory costume contest, games for kids and dogs, a beer garden for the adults and food trucks. Noon-4 p.m. Oct. 16.
Circlefest: The Circle School, 217 Pershing Ave., thecircleschool.org. A family-oriented fall celebration with kids activities, live entertainment, food and raffles. $5. 4-8 p.m. Oct. 22.
Shake and Rattle Your Bones Halloween Bash: Sunset Station, 1174 E. Commerce St., sajuniorforum.org. Benefiting the San Antonio Junior Forum, this Halloween bash will have hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, dancing, karaoke, costume contest and a silent auction. $50. 8 p.m. Oct. 22.
San Antonio Horrific Film Fest: Courtyard San Antonio SeaWorld/Westover Hills, 11605 Texas 151, horrificfilmfest.com. This year’s Horrific Film Fest brings movie fans, independent filmmakers and horror movie celebrities together for a weekend of film screenings, cosplay contests, video game competitions and meet-and-greets. $12 one-day pass. 4 p.m.-midnight Oct. 21, noon-midnight Oct. 22, 1-5 p.m. Oct. 23.
Bud Light HalloweenFest: The River Walk, 110 Broadway, thesanantonioriverwalk.com. The River Walk welcomes trick-or-treaters of all ages for a family-friendly HalloweenFest. Trick-or-treating begins at 6 p.m. followed by a costume contest, with a first place prize of $1,000, and a decorated river parade. Free event, food and drinks available for purchase. 6-9:30 p.m. Oct. 28.
Little Pumpkins Palooza: Guadalupe Community Center, 1801 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., 210-222-1294. Bring the family to a Halloween party with trick-or-treating, pumpkins, a costume contest and a haunted house. A kid-appropriate Halloween movie will be screened during the event. Free. 5 p.m. Oct. 28.
Booo & Brew Laser Light Show: Terror Mansion, 414 W. Laurel, 210-226-2666. Local haunted house Terror Mansion opens its doors for a laser light show complete with live music, vendors, ghost tours and a zombie costume contest. $10. 6-11 p.m. Oct. 29.
Espiritu de la Noche Masquerade Ball: Victoria’s Black Swan Inn, 1006 Holbrook Road, 210-323-8424. A Halloween masquerade ball with a strict costumes-only dress code. $50. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29.
Halloweenie Dog Show: The Alley On Bitters, 555 W. Bitters Road, 210-494-3226, thealleyonbitters.com. All breeds of dogs are invited to walk down the runway at this Halloween costume fashion show. 2-4 p.m. Oct. 29.
Hocus Pocus 5K: Valero Energy, 1 Valero Way, carreraraces.com. This 5K race benefits the Animal Defense League of Texas and includes a costume contest, a vendor fair, trick-or-treat stations and door prizes. $20-$40. 9 a.m. Oct. 29.
Mala Luna Music Festival: Lone Star Brewery, 600 Lone Star Blvd., malalunamusicfestival.com. With a star-studded lineup, including Steve Aoki and Travis Scott, this two-day festival is the Halloween option for music lovers. $119-$399. Oct. 29-30.
Monster Bash Costume Contest: Brass Monkey, 2702 N. St. Mary’s St., 210-480-4722. ’80s tunes will set the backdrop for this Halloween costume contest. The best three costume wearers will each win $500 cash. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Oct. 29.
Spookfest 6: VFW Post No. 4700, 2219 Frio City Road, 210-744-6969. Spookfest is a free car show featuring costume contests, live music, food vendors, trick-or-treating and a paranormal seminar. 6-11 p.m. Oct. 29.
San Antonio Zombie Walk 2016: Tower of the Americas, 739 E. César E. Chávez Blvd., ticketfly.com. Join hundreds of people dressed as zombies as they roam through downtown San Antonio. $5. 4-10 p.m. Oct. 30.
Trick-or-Treat Night: Alamo Quarry Market, 255 E. Basse Road, quarrymarket.com. Children 12 and younger are invited to trick-or-treat with participating merchants and pose for a photo in the pumpkin patch near Learning Express Toys. A free treat bag will be included. 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31.
Día de los Muertos
Though different from Halloween, Día de los Muertos is a big part of San Antonio culture, and events often overlap. Here are a few events planned to celebrate the Day of the Dead.
Día de Los Muertos Celebration: La Villita, 418 Villita St., muertosfest.com. A two-day fiesta that commemorates the Day of the Dead. Includes an altar-building contest, cultural workshops, a procession of the dead, art vendors and live music and poetry. Free. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Oct. 29, noon-10 p.m. Oct. 30.
Día De Los Muertos Celebration: Galeria Guadalupe, 723 S. Brazos St., guadalupeculturalarts.org. Participate in art-making workshops, face-painting, a peace and remembrance procession, and visit community altars. 3-8 p.m. Oct. 30.
Día de los Muertos: Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, 922 San Pedro Ave., 210-228-0201. This celebration will include displays of community altars, live music, face painting for children and a procession through the neighborhood. 4-9 p.m. Nov. 1.
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