50+ Top Halloween Events in Philly: From Not-So-Spooky to Haunted Happenings

Treat your family to Halloween festivities at Hersheypark. Photo courtesy of Hersheypark
Treat your family to Halloween festivities at Hersheypark. Photo courtesy of Hersheypark

We all know that Halloween can be silly-scary, but the parental task of finding fun things to do for the holiday can also give moms and dads quite a fright! Thankfully, this time of year is chock-full of fun Halloween events for kids in Philadelphia, and we know all the top spots for ghouls, goblins, and witches of every age.

From pumpkin decorating and candy collecting for young ones to super scary experiences that chill tweens and teens to the bone, our Halloween Guide for Philly Kids is constantly being updated with new ways to spend the spookiest season. For more experiences that will have you falling for fall, be sure to read our recent posts on apple picking, corn mazes, and pumpkin patches, and visit our Guide to Fall in Philly

Places featured in this article:


Delaware River Railroad Excursions

New Hope & Ivyland Railroad

New Hope & Ivyland Railroad

Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern Railroad

Riverbend Environmental Education Center

Chadds Ford Historical Society

Wilmington Riverfront/Fort Christina Park/Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard

Downtown Oxford

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Eastern State Penitentiary

Snipes Farm & Education Center

New Castle Visitors Center at the Arsenal
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA
Walnut Street Theatre - various times Pick
Christmas Around the Farm
Linvilla Orchards - 9:00 AM
Wintergarden
Dilworth Park - 9:00 AM
Morris Arboretum Holiday Garden Railway
Morris Arboretum - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides