Halloween Night Fun in the Triangle

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photo ID: 1173608629 Venture beyond your neighborhood for Halloween fun this year.

If your family would like to venture beyond your neighborhood this Halloween, there are a lot of great, FREE options available. Programs in Chapel Hill, Clayton, Durham, Garner, Lillington and Raleigh are planned for the afternoon and evening on Oct. 31. This is just a short list of options. Read our comprehensive roundup for more ideas. 

Trick-or-Treat the Trails FREE 

From 3-6 p.m. on Halloween day, trick or treat your way around a mile-long loop at White Deer Park in Garner. 

Clayton Harvest Festival FREE 

Kids can enjoy a trunk-or-treat, midway carnival, a hot dog creation contest and a showing of “Hotel Transylvania” starting at 5 p.m. on Halloween night, but the festival itself runs through Nov. 4. Check out the schedule here

Halloween at University Place FREE

Trick or treat at participating stores at University Place mall in Chapel Hill from 5-7 p.m.

Lillington Halloween Festival FREE

Activities run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Halloween night and include a trunk-or-treat, hay rides, train rides, a cake wake and a showing of “Coco.” 

Trick or Treat at Crabtree Valley Mall FREE 

From 5:30-7:30 p.m., ages 10 and under can trick or treat throughout the mall, meet favorite superheroes and princesses and get free photos of them in their costumes. Meet Mr. Wuf from NCSU and enter a costume contest.  

Hallow-Eno West Point on the Eno FREE

Geared toward kids ages 12 and under, enjoy campfire stories and songs, hayrides, treats, crafts, games and face painting at Durham’s West Point on the Eno. This event runs from 6-9 p.m. and no registration is required.  

Halloween Safe Night FREE at the North Carolina Museum of History FREE 

From 6-9 p.m. on Halloween night, search out candies and treats at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh as you walk along the trick or treat trail and through “The Story of North Carolina” chronological history exhibit. This event is intended for kids ages 12 and under with an adult caregiver. 


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