Utah knows how to show up for Halloween! There are so many Halloween activities and dates unique to Utah that you do not want to miss out on. Some day I hope to hit every single one on this list!
Have you decorated for Halloween yet? I searched through the boxes still unpacked in our house to find some Halloween decorations a few days ago. My 2 ½ year old was so excited! She exclaimed “YAY IT’S HALLOWEEN! WE GET COSTUMES AND GO TRICK OR TREATING!” Let’s just say it didn’t go over incredibly well when I explained we wouldn’t be trick or treating for another month and also, that we don’t have any costumes that fit her at the moment and we need to figure that out.
My toddler has always loved Halloween. The neighborhood we used to live in was known for their skeleton graveyard. It was absolutely incredible what they did to their yard every year and we would drive the neighborhood a few times a week, always ending in front of that house. It started Harley’s love for skeletons at a very young age. Maybe someday we will get some big skeletons for our yard.
Utah has so many amazing dates and family activities to do to celebrate Halloween. Some are more expensive than others but all are guaranteed for some Halloween fun!
12 Halloween Activities in Utah
Mystique is a Grand Dining Chamber providing an intimate dinner and a show. Throughout October the show is: "MANIFESTATIONS! - A Magically Macabre Tribute to Edgar Allen Poe". Your ghost host will tell abridged versions of Edgar Allen Poe classics while eating dinner. Once dessert is cleared, a magician will appear, wowing you with magic and mayhem in a paranormal presentation. Click here to learn more and make a reservation.
Price: $65 or $75 per person depending on your seat
Location: Garden Village
Dates: September 9th - October 31st.
Price: there is no admission fee to come to Gardner Village but there are fees for certain WitchFest ticketed events and attractions.
Location: Garden Village
Dates: September 25 - October 29, Monday - Saturday, 10am - 8pm | Halloween, Saturday, October 30 (observed) | 10am to 5pm
Cruise around the Provo river to see over 100 hand-carved jack-o-lanterns, experience a pirate attack, and hear family friendly scary Halloween stories from your captain. The ride lasts 20-25 minutes round trip. Click here to plan your cruise.
Price: $9 per person, 2 and under are $1
Location: Provo, UT
Dates: October 1-30 6:30-9:45pm
Choose between spooky or scary trails, drink some hot chocolate, and eat a doughnut at Utah’s only family friendly haunted attraction. This happens at Murray Park each year and sells out almost immediately so get your tickets early. All proceeds from the event go towards the fight against child abuse and domestic violence in Utah. Click here for more info. Tickets just became available and are going quick so hop on now!
Price: $5 entry for all guests. Children 3 and under are free.
Location: Murray City Park
Dates: October 25th-27th
Come enjoy Lore, a premier Halloween event at Evermore Park. Come enjoy magic shows, fire dancing, juggling, axe throwing, archery, characters & quests and so much more! Click here to buy your tickets ahead of time to save money.
Price: children 5 and under are free, 6-11 yrs $12 (online) $14 (at gate), adults $15 (online) $17 (at gate)
Location: Evermore Park in Pleasant Grove, UT
Dates: October 1st - 31st 7pm-12am weekdays and 5pm-12am weekends
Enjoy a scenic train ride around Heber City with a variety of themes to choose from including pumpkins, Halloween, and Wizards for the month of October. Click here to get your tickets as they are selling out quick.
Price: varies depending on train (3 and under are free)
Location: Heber City, UT
Dates: Pumpkin Train 10/7-10/30, Halloween Train 10/8 10/15 10/22, Wizards Train 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/29 10/30
Let me tell you a little secret… I’ve never actually been to Frightmares! The summer we were engaged, Collin and I had season passes to Halloween. I knew it was finally my year to go to Frightmares. So when October rolled around, we headed to Lagoon for an awesome and spooky night only to realize the lines were longer than I’d ever seen them for all the Halloween attractions! We ended up going on all the other rides because there was literally nobody in any of the lines! Maybe I shouldn’t have told that story here… but I’ll admit I still want to go to Frightmares and kind of wish we would have just stood in the lines that night. We have friends who make sure to go every year and absolutely love it! Click here to get your tickets.
They have a “Time Warp Fast Pass” allowing you to skip the lines ($25-$30 depending on the day you go).
Price: $73.95 per adult, $51.95 for kids 48” and under
Location: Farmington, Utah
Dates: September 10th - October 31st
Cornbelly’s opened a second location this year, giving even more people the option of enjoying some Halloween activities. If you are wanting something a little bit more on the spooky side, check out Insanity Point. It has a haunted maze and a handful of other haunted attractions. If you aren’t into the spooky, there are still 55+ fun activities for you and/or the kids. Click here to get your tickets.
Price: $18.95 Mon-Thur, $24.95 Fri-Sat / Insanity Point $34.95 Mon, Fri & Sat
Location: Lehi & Spanish Fork
Dates: September 24th - October 30th
Have you ever been to Cherry Hill? They go all out for Halloween, naming it “Scary Hill”. Every hole of miniature golf gets spooky, there’s a bone yard tractor ride, a Jungle Maze, and so much more. Click here for more info.
Price: $12.99 age 4 and up $2 age 0-3
Location: Cherry Hill in Farmington, UT
Dates: October 1st-30th
Visit the Hogle Zoo and see it decked out for Halloween! Between the graveyard, land of spiders, pirates’ lair and bat cave, you are bound to have a good time! Be aware most animals will not be available when you go for boo lights. Click here to get tickets.
Price: $14.95 for adults, $11.95 for children 3-12
Location: Utah Hogle Zoo
Dates: October 1st - 29th 6:30-9:30pm
Have you seen the plaza at the aquarium? It is absolutely amazing! They have playgrounds and all sorts of activities for kids. They also host all sorts of events on the plaza and for Halloween they have something great planned! Halloween on the High Seas is a nighttime, outdoor event where you will embark on a treasure hunt, discover pirates & mermaids, and enjoy a seaside carnival. If you don’t want to go to the nighttime event, head indoors during the day to see the aquarium decked out in Halloween decor! Click here to plan your visit.
Price: Adults - $14.95 weekdays $16.95 weekends Child age 3-12 $9.95 weekday $11.95 weekend
Location: Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
Dates: September 30th - October 31st 7:00-10:30pm (dates will sell out so purchase ahead of time)
Thriller, put on by Odyssey Dance Theatre, is not for children under 8 or for the faint of heart! We absolutely love this production of Thriller and have gone on and off over the years. Most of the performances sell out so make sure to get your tickets quick! Click here for more info.
Price: $35-$55 per ticket depending on seat
Location: Kingsbury Hall (and 5 others throughout Utah)
Dates: October 11th - 23rd @ 7:30pm
Utah has so much to offer when it comes to fun and unique activities for couples and families. We hope to hit every one of these on this list as we continue to raise our family. Are there any we missed that deserve to be on this list? Comment below so we can get it added. Happy Halloween!