Although Halloween is typically a holiday for children to dress up and trick-or-treat in their community, Atlanta offers plenty of fun activities outside of the normal trick-or-treating for both children and adults. Some events involve dressed up children trick-or-treating in unique venues such as Callonwolde Mountain and Legoland. Events for adults involve fun murder mystery cocktail parties, ghost tours, concerts and so much more! Below is a list of the top Atlanta events for kids and adults to enjoy.
- Halloween Night on Callanwolde Mountain – The Callanwolde Fine Arts Center hosts a trick-or-treat event for costumed kiddies to run amuck on the grounds of the historic estate. Other than the troves of candy to collect, kids can enjoy building “mega-structures” with Lego building blocks, listen to live storytelling (if they can sit still long enough), dance to tunes by a DJ and much more. The event takes place on October 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is $4 in advance and $5 at the door. The Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is located at 980 Briarcliff Road N.E., Atlanta, GA. For more information, call 404-872-5338.
- Brick-or-Treat – Legoland Discovery Center at Phipps Plaza in Atlanta hosts a Halloween event each weekend through November 1. Kids dress up in their Halloween best for trick-or-treating throughout the center. Other activities include pumpkin guessing in the Miniland display; the winner is awarded a seasonal pass to Legoland! Of course, kids will be provided with plenty of Lego building blocks to construct Lego pumpkins that will be added to the numerous pumpkins around the display. Join the costume contest this weekend from noon to 3 pm; awards are given to first, second and third place. The event hours are 10 am to 8:30 pm on October 31 and 11 am to 5 pm on November 1. Admission is $13.50 plus tax online. Visit www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/atlanta.
- Haints & Saints Parade – Join the ghost and ghouls of Decatur for this family-friendly parade. An annual tradition, the parade features a lineup of costumed people and dressed up vehicles proceeding from Decatur Post Office down West Ponce de Leon Avenue toward Decatur Square. Attendees can expect classic cars, hearses and large, decorated floats. Wrapping up in the square, the parade ends with a lineup of great music from bands like Wasted Potential Brass Band, Black Sheep Ensemble, Common Ground Collective and Mercury Orkestar
- Danny Elfman’s music from the films of Tim Burton – For those of us looking for a more refined Halloween event, don your least ghoulish outfit and join the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for an anything but scary performance of Danny Elfman, the producer of scores for Tim Burton films for more than 30 years! Enjoy music that will take your through the thrills, spills and chills of notable films such as “Beetlejuice,” “Batman Returns,” “Edward Scissorhands” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
- Halloween Hike – Located on the Northwest Beltline, Atlantans are invited to take a hike along the finished and future portions of the northwest Beltline Enjoy breakfast at R. Thomas Grille before a four-mile hike through Peachtree Station, Tanyard Creek Park, Peachtree Creek and Berkeley Park. To end your trek, stop off at Monday Night Brewing Company for a drink. The hike begins at 8:45 am on October 31. Registration is only $5.
- Halloween Half Marathon and 5K – Up in the Cumming Fairgrounds, join costumed joggers and exercise goers for a 13.1 mile trek to work off the candy and cookies we all will consume this Halloween season. For those of us less athletic and in shape, join the 5K race for a 3.22 mile race. The race begins at 8 am on Nov 1. Registration for the 5K is $25 and $90 for the half marathon.
These events are merely a sampling of the endless amounts of fun Atlantans enjoy on Halloween! If you’re interested in moving to the Atlanta area or looking for a new home in Atlanta, look no further than Traton Homes. Visit our website at www.TratonHomes.com for more info.