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Get spooky at these Halloween events in Central Florida

Haunting celebrations happening across region

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ORLANDO, Fla. – With the presence of theme parks that display their seasonal decorations in August and a year-round bar dedicated to the holiday, it is easy to say Central Florida residents take Halloween seriously.

There may not be cool weather to accompany your trick-or-treating or costume party, but our selection of creepy celebrations are sure to make you feel frightful in the right kind of way.

Halloween at Cranes Roost

Where274 Cranes Roost Blvd
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
When: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday
Admission: Free
Extra info: Take part in a family-friendly trick-or-treat event including a costume contest, live music and dancing.
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Halloween Swamp Nights Airboat Rides

Where28500 E Colonial Dr.
When: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday
Admission: $25 adults, $20 children 11 and under
Extra info: Spend your holiday night on a 30-minute airboat ride through a swamp, complete with spooky tales and wildlife.
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A Petrified Forest

Where1360 E. Altamonte Dr
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
When: Gates open at 7:30 p.m. but event starts at sundown Thursday.
Admission: $20 to $35
Extra info: Take fright in a local haunted house and trail attraction recommended for ages 13 and older.
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Darkest Fears Haunted Attraction

Where: 4364 NE 140th Place, Anthony, Fl 32617
When: 6 p.m. Thursday to midnight.
Admission: $5 for adults and $3 for children
Extra info: Stop by and scream in terror from this homemade haunted house attraction allowing ages 6 and up to enter.
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Wall St. Plaza's 19th annual Plazaween 

Where: 25 Wall St., Orlando, FL, 32801
When: 8 p.m. Thursday to 2 a.m. Friday.
Admission: Prices vary per participating bar.
Extra info: The essential 21+ Halloween block party in the heart of downtown Orlando, featuring live music.
Click here for more information.

Halloween at Old Town

Where: 5770 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, FL 34746
When: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday
Admission: Free
Extra info: An all-ages Trick-or-treat event with a costume contest located in Kissimmee's Old Town neighborhood.

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Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights 

Where: 6000 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
When: Gates open at 6:30 p.m. but arriving in advance is encouraged. Event runs through Nov. 2.
Admission: $67.99 online advance pricing.
Extra info: Universal Orlando Resort's legendary Halloween Horror Nights returns this year featuring nightmare-inducing icons from your favorite horror titles.
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Halloween Night with Switch '80s & '90s Mixtape Dance Party 

Where: 6877 Tavistock Lakes Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827
When: 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Thursday
Admission: Free
Extra info: Enjoy the Halloween of yesteryear with a decades-themed dance and costume party located at Lake Nona's only food hall.
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Ninth Annual Pumpkins & Munchkins Trick-Or-Treat Trail

Where: 356 S Park Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789​​​​​​​
When: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday
Admission: Free
Extra info: All ages trick-or-treat trail in the heart of Winter Park with activities for every member of the family feeling spooky.
Click here for more information.