Top Halloween Parties in Philadelphia This Year

Top Halloween Parties in Philadelphia This Year
  • There were 168 traffic fatalities on Halloween between 2012 and 2016.
  • 23% of pedestrian versus vehicle accidents involve drunk driving.
  • 44% of fatal crashes on and before Halloween involve an impaired driver.


Philadelphia knows how to celebrate Halloween, which means if you’re looking for a party, you’re not going to have to look very far. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly event or something catered to adults, you’re not going to have a problem coming up with choices.

As Pennsylvania DUI lawyers, we understand that you want to have a good time but please, don’t drink and drive. You want your night to be frightening, but you don’t want to end it behind bars.

Family Events

1) The Glow Jack O’Lantern Experience

You’ll find this event in West Fairmount Park through October 28. You and the little ones will delight in the trail lines with glowing pumpkins that are intricately carved. It’s suggested that adults with kids don’t forget their camera, as there will be plenty of great chances to take photos.

Tickets for adults are $22.99 and $16.99 for kids. Children 3 and under may enter for free.

2) Spooky Mini Golf

Fog machines, spooky music, strobe lights, and scary props make this mini golf a can’t miss. You’ll be able to play in Franklin Square until October 28, so head out now!

Tickets for a round of golf are $9 for adults and $7 for kids. If you decide to visit on October 27, your children can participate in trick-or-treat.

3) Boo at the Zoo

October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28th are the dates for this year’s Boo at the Zoo at Philadelphia Zoo. You and the kids can enjoy learning about all the animals that reside there and participate in Halloween fun.

Hot cider, a hay bale maze, and a trick-or-treating safari are just some of the highlights at this event. Adult admission is $24.95 and kids ages 2 through 11 are $19.95.

4) Witches & Wizards

If you have a little Harry Potter fan in your life, you have to go to the annual Harry Potter Festival. It’s held October 19 and 20 and features a Quidditch tournament, a straw maze, hayrides, and several Potter-themed activities.

You’ll also be treated to an outdoor performance by a circus troupe. Best of all: The event is free!

5) Fright Weekend

October 27 and 28 at Franklin Institute are going to be an extra good time. If you have a kid who loves science, this is a great way to combine their interests with the holiday. Experiments, science stations and crafts are sure to delight the mad scientist in your family.

Your kids are welcome to wear costumes, but please leave the masks at home.

Adults Only Haunts

1) Pennhurst Asylum

This is a great way for you and your significant other or even your best friend to get out of the house. Tour the dilapidated halls of the Pennhurst Asylum, meet patients in the gauntlet, and tour the morgue.

You may or may not leave screaming!

2) Eastern State Penitentiary

There is terror trapped inside the old penitentiary — can you take it? More than 300 people will be dressed up and ready to terrify you across 10-acres of buildings and property.

Prepare to be horrified by what you see at the abandoned prison.

3) Fright Factory

Try not to build yourself up to a level of horror before you enter Fright Factory, or you may not make it through. You’ll find the screams coming from an old factory in the southern part of the city.

Escaped inmates and horrible clowns will be traipsing through the halls ready for unsuspecting visitors.

4) The Valley of Fear

Four attractions means that you will definitely find something to make your heart race. You absolutely have to take the hayride. It’s been called one of the best in the area.

A twisting trail and huge sets will make you wish you had chosen to stay behind — in a frighteningly good way, of course!

5) HorrorFest at Shady Brook Farm

Dubbed America’s Most Haunted Farm, you’ll be able to participate in any of the four attractions. With one of the attractions called “Carnage,” it’s easy to see why so many horror lovers flock to the farm.

Take tour through the Hayride of Horror, Barn of Horror, Alien Encounter 3-D, or Carnage each weekend up to Halloween. It promises to be a frighteningly good time.

Our Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers are Here for You

Halloween is one of the time during the year when we volunteer to have our fears tested. It’s also the perfect time to spend a calmer day with the family. No matter what you decide to do, make sure that you do it safely. While we are ready to defend anyone who is arrested for DUI over the holiday, we know how devastating these charges can be, especially if they come on the heels of an accident.

If you are pulled over and arrested for impaired driving, you need the help of a Pennsylvania DUI lawyer. A DUI conviction can mean jail time, fines, court costs, and other fees. It can also mean time off work and, in some cases, a loss of your professional license not to mention your good name. We’re here for you and read to vigorously defend your rights. Call today to schedule your free case evaluation.