20+ Costume Parties and Parades


Why wait to wear costumes until trick-or-treating on October 31? Many Philadelphia-area events this week encourage kids to show off their Halloween costumes early for games, parades, contests and other seasonal celebrations!


Monster Mash at Please Touch Museum – Oct. 21
Boo at the Zoo (Philadelphia Zoo) – Oct. 22-23, 29-30
Spooky Creature Feature at Wagner Free Institute – Oct. 22
Historic Grumblethorpe Halloween Party – Oct. 22
Simply Spooktacular Philadelphia Orchestra Family Concert – Oct. 22
Laurel Hill Fall Family Day – Oct. 23

Bucks County & Montgomery County

New Hope Railroad Trick or Treat Train – Fri.-Sun., Oct. 21-31
Nightmare at Elmwood Park Zoo – Fri.-Sun., Oct. 21-30
Green Halloween Festival at Montgomery Mall – Oct. 22
Warminster Halloween Magic Show – Oct. 23
Hauntless House at Play & Learn Abington – Oct. 27

Chester County & Delaware County

West Chester Railroad Great Pumpkin Express – Oct. 22-23, 29-30
Linvilla Orchards Costume Contest – Oct. 23

Lancaster County

Pennsylvania Renaissance Fair Halloween Daze and Spooky Nights – Oct. 22-23, 29-30


Auburn Heights Steamin' Days of Goblins, Ghosts & Ghouls – Oct. 22-23
Delaware Children's Museum Glow-in-the-Dark Dance Party – Oct. 22-23
Delaware Museum of Natural History Bats & Other Creatures of the Night – Oct. 22
Magic of the Night and The Grand Spooktacular – Oct. 23
Delaware Children's Museum Spooky Science Days – Oct. 24-31

New Jersey

Family Fun Day at Noyes Museum of Art – Oct. 22
Halloween Adventure at Camp Sun 'n Fun – Oct. 22
Goblins in the Garden Family Festival at Camden Children's Garden – Oct. 22-23
Halloween Pop Quiz at The Pop Shop – Oct. 24
Kids Karaoke Halloween Party at The Pop Shop – Oct. 26
Little Monster Mash at the South Camden County Library – Oct. 26

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Stephanie Halinski is calendar editor of MetroKids.


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