In a fantastically weird place like Austin, one can expect an abundance of festivities in honor of Autumn’s most anticipated holiday, Halloween. No one appreciates a good scare and a spooky costume quite like a child; here are some ideas to ensure that your favorite kid gets the most out of their 2011 Halloween experience.
The Austin Zoo will be hosting Boo at The Zoo over the next two weekends (21st-22nd and the 28th-29th) beginning at 6:30pm nightly. Every twenty minutes families will have the opportunity to hop on a haunted train and explore the grounds of the zoo- in the dark! Tickets are $12.50 and families are advised to pack and picnic and flashlights for the ride. Costumes encouraged!
WHEN: October 21,22,28, and 29 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Boo at The Zoo
10808 Rawhide Trail
Austin, TX 78736
TICKETS: $12.50 (Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 512-288-1490)
The Austin Symphony will host their annual Halloween Children’s Concert on Sunday October 23rd and will feature the suspense-filled sounds of Peter and the Wolf. Prepare to be mesmerized by this interactive performance and don’t forget to wear your costume!
WHEN: Sunday, October 23 at 2:00 p.m.
The Halloween Children’s Concert
Dell Hall (The Long Center)
701 W. Riverside
Austin, TX 78736
TICKETS: $8 for Children/ $12 for Adults
For young people looking for a fun and safe haunted house to explore with friends and family, check out the haunted house put on by Scare for a CURE. They are an Austin-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that raises money for local charities; proceeds from the event will benefit the Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas. This year’s theme is the Carnival of Lost Souls, and the elaborate haunted house offers an interactive and highly creepy night for any brave souls willing to venture forth. (Check out their tips to be sure this is the right haunted house for you). This is not recommended for small children.
WHEN: Full Schedule here
Scare for a CURE
7400 Coldwater Canyon Drive
Austin TX 78736
TICKETS: $25-$30 purchased online