Writer: Brittany Pressner
2 min read October 2021 — Calling all Ghouls and Goblins! It is officially “spooky season” in San Antonio and the Alamo city has events lined up for trick-or-treaters of all ages that will be sure to get you into the Halloween spirit.
Haunted “Ghost Bus-Tour”
All aboard the Haunted Bus Tour. Join the first and original “ghost bus-tour” and be transported into a world of ghosts, goblins and scary stories. This brand new “ghost bus-tour” will bring you into some of San Antonio’s most haunting and scary sites. The 2.5-hour tour has something for everyone as it features both adult and family-friendly tour options. It will take you through stops at the most haunted hotel in Texas, “the Menger” (this is the only tour allowed inside the hotel), San Antonio’s old red-light district, the Old Bexar County Jail and a tour of San Antonio’s most historic cemetery. You will be led through these locations by a driver knowledgeable about the afterlife, who will share their expertise and spook you every step of the way. Written by the authors of Haunted History of Old San Antonio, this spooktacular tour is an experience sure to haunt your memory for years to come and is the perfect way to see the haunted side of San Antonio.
*Children ages 6 and under are not permitted on this tour
Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld San Antonio
Howl-O-Scream is back for its 20th year. This is an event that will help you transcend beyond the aquatic park you know as Sea World into something spooktacular. Goblins, ghosts and spooky creatures alike will be roaming the park, scare zones and haunted houses. This year’s Howl-O-Scream will feature new events like the horror-filled haunt, the swamp at blackwater bayou and three new “terror-tories.” There will also be fun for trick or-treaters of all ages, with signature halloween bars, live music, entertainment and roller coasters sure to give you the ultimate thrill. However, young trick-or-treaters beware: At 7 p.m., the park will transform into an event too spooky for young children. It is not recommended for children under the age of 13 or the faint of heart. Howl-O-Scream is included with park admission.
For more, visit: https://seaworld.com/san-antonio/
Six Flags presents Fright Fest
Fright Fest is back and spookier than ever. Dare to enter the biggest Halloween event of the season, featuring family-friendly attractions during the day and haunting events after dark. The fest will feature haunted houses, including the Houngan House of Voodoo and the haunted halls at the Rockkill High School. There will be entertainment for all ages with fright fest shows featuring spooky sing-a-longs and scary skits. Additionally, scare zones will have you peering around every corner for a witch, zombie or scary creature lurking there, and spooky roller coasters will be sure to make you scream. To top off the night there will be sweets and eats for all ages. A fright not to be missed.
For more, visit: https://www.sixflags.com/fiestatexas/events/fright-fest
Halloween fun for the family! This bash is available to children from the ages of 0-24 and of all abilities. Trick-or-treaters of all ages will receive a bag customized with treats for everyone based on the information provided on your ticket. Entry opens at 5:30 p.m. and will feature a trick-or-treat drive-through until 7:30 p.m. Be sure to dress to impress. Bring your spooky masks and regular masks as they will be mandatory to participate in the event.
Volunteers and staff will pass out trick-or-treat bags in front of the building at 310 Eads Avenue.
(All volunteers and staff will wear masks and gloves with their costumes.)
For more, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/tx–san-antonio/halloween-parties/
Happy Hallow-Swing! The Dirty River Jazz Band is hosting a swingin’ Halloween-themed dance party. This event is taking place on Oct. 30 at Hermann Sons Ballroom in Downtown San Antonio. It will feature a live jazz band and a dance floor that will not disappoint. Don’t forget to come dressed in your Halloween best, as the Top 3 costumes will win a prize. There will not be a mask or vaccination mandate for this event.
For more, visit: https://happeningnext.com/event/hallow-swing-eid4snslbmd3r1