September 1, 2018

Halloween In Omaha

After years of adding Halloween events to my monthly events roundups, it’s time to just give Halloween its own post. Here’s a list of events, movie screenings, date night ideas, and free activities to celebrate Halloween. Most are kid-friendly, but some are definitely not. 

The following are things to do in Omaha leading up to Halloween 2018. If you know of an event to add, please let me know at ohmyomaha@gmail.com!

A roundup of Halloween events in Omaha including costume balls, trunk or treats, movies, and more ways to celebrate #spooky #kidfriendly #nebraska

Kid-friendly & Teen Halloween Events

Cobweb Castle, Sept. 29 through Oct. 31 during museum hours, Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St., included with regular museum admission

Howl-O-Ween Safari, Oct. 5 and 6 at 6 p.m., Wildlife Safari Park, 16406 N. 292 St., Ashland, Neb., $20 for members and $25 for non-members (VIP passes to enter one hour early are $30 for members and $35 for non-members

Planes, Trains & Autos Halloween Event, Oct. 6 and 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum, 28210 W. Park Highway, Ashland, Neb., included with regular museum admission

Nebraska Furniture Mart Halloween 5K, Oct. 13, Nebraska Furniture Mart, 700 S. 72nd St., $30 for ages 14+ and $10 for children ages 13 and yougner

Witches Tea, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mangelson’s 3457 S. 84th St., FREE

Spooky Saturday, Oct. 13 from 3 to 4 p.m., Omaha Public Library South Omaha branch, 2808 Q St. (best for ages 5-11), FREE

Spooktacular, Oct. 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, $8.95 for members and $9.95 for non-members 

Teen Hangout: Omaha Urban Legends, Oct. 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Omaha Public Library South Omaha branch, 2808 Q St., FREE

Horror Movie Trivia 7: Halloween Edition, Oct. 18 from 8 to 10:30 p.m., The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St., FREE

LEGO Club: Halloween Edition, Oct. 19 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., Omaha Public Library South Omaha branch, 2808 Q St., FREE

Tricks & Treats, Oct. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m., Westwood Plaza at 120th and Center streets, FREE

Trick or Treat with the Animals of Gifford Farm, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., ESU#3 – Gifford Farm Education Center, 700 Camp Gifford Road, Bellevue, Neb., $5 per trick-or-treater (cash or check only)

Monster’s Masquerade, Oct. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m., Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St., $20 for members and $25 for non-members

Hoot n’ Howl Glow Ride, Oct. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m., Malvern Depot, 301 W. Fifth St., Malvern, Iowa, $25

LEGO Club Halloween Edition, Oct. 22 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., Omaha Public Library South Omaha Library, 2808 Q St., FREE

The Great Hall-oween Haunt, Oct. 23 from 5 to 8 p.m., The Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St., included with regular museum admission

Healthy Trick or Treat Night, Oct. 23 and 30, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St., included with regular museum admission

Spooktacular, Oct. 23 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Omaha Public Library Florence branch, 2920 Bondesson St., FREE

Elkhorn Hills Trunk or Treat!, Oct. 24 from 5:45 to 7p.m., 20227 Veterans Drive, Elkhorn Neb. FREE

Trunk-Or-Treat, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m., Resurrection Evangelical Lutheran Church, 153 S. McKenna Ave., Gretna, Neb., FREE

Anime Club: Horror Edition (Teens), Oct. 25 from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Omaha Public Library Washington branch, 2868 Ames Ave., FREE

Jeff Quinn’s Spooky Magic Show, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m., Omaha Public Library Abrahams branch, 5111 N. 90th St., FREE

Annual Carson Businesses Halloween Trick or Treat Night, Oct. 26 from 4 to 6 p.m., Carson Community Center and nearby businesses, 316 S. Commercial St., Carson, Iowa, FREE

HETRA’s Stall and Treat Halloween Party With The Horses, Oct. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m., 10130 S. 222nd St., Gretna, Neb., FREE

Baseballoween at Werner Park, Oct. 26 from 5 to 8 p.m., Werner Park, 12356 Ballpark Way, FREE

Trick Or Treat With Spider-Man, Oct. 26 from 5 to 8 p.m., Nebraska Furniture Mart, 700 S. 72nd St., FREE 

Teen Halloween Hunger Games Lock-In, Oct. 26 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Omaha Public Library Abrahams branch, 5111 N. 90th St., FREE (registration required)

Halloween Howl 5K Run/Walk, Oct. 27 at 9 a.m. (registration opens at 8), New Horizons Presbyterian Church, 30 Valley View Drive, Council Bluffs, Iowa, $25 (benefits Midlands Humane Society) 

Trick-Or-Treat At The Museum, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Union Pacific Museum, 200 Pearl St, Council Bluffs, Iowa, FREE

Saddlebrook Spooktacular, Oct. 27 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Omaha Public Library Saddlebrook branch, 14850 Laurel Ave., FREE

Benson Boo Bash, Oc. 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., downtown Benson, FREE

Omaha’s Great Pumpkin Festival, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Village Pointe Shopping Center, 17305 Davenport St., FREE

DIY Potion Bottles (Teens), Oct. 27 from noon to 2 p.m., Omaha Public Library Florence branch, 2920 Bondesson St., FREE 

Halloween BOO! Cruise: A Family Adventure!, Oct. 27 from noon to 1 p.m., River City Star, 151 Freedom Park Road, $16 for adults, $13 for seniors/military, $10 for children (12 and younger), and $4 for wee ones (ages 18 months and younger)

Haunted Escape Room (Teens), Oct. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m., Omaha Public Library Saddlebrook branch, 14850 Laurel Ave., FREE

Halloween Bash!, Oct. 27 from 1 to 4 p.m., Hy’Vee at 3410 N. 156th St., FREE

UNO Mav Kids Halloween Party, Oct. 27 from 1 to 4 p.m., UNO HPER Building, 6001 Dodge St., FREE

Haunted House, Oct. 27 from 1 to 5 p.m., Omaha Public Library Millard branch, 13214 Westwood Lane, FREE (registration required)

Spooky Science, Oct. 27 from 2 to 3 p.m., Omaha Public Library South Omaha branch, 2808 Q St., FREE

Teen Cafe: Halloween Treats, Oct. 27 from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Omaha Public Library Abrahams branch, 5111 N. 90th St., FREE

Second Annual Halloween Bash, Oct. 27 from 3 p.m. to midnight (poker for adults held at 6 and 9 p.m), VFW 247, 3302 Leavenworth St.

Spooky Science for Teens, Oct. 27 from 4 to 5 p.m., Omaha Public Library South Omaha branch, 2808 Q St., FREE

Trick or Treat in the Forest, Oct. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m., Fontenelle Forest, 1111 Bellevue Blvd. N, Bellevue, Neb., $5 each for members and $15 each for non-members, and FREE for children ages 2 and younger

Trunk or Treat, Oct. 27 from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Chick-fil-A, 6310 N. 72nd St., FREE

Meet & Treat, Oct. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m., Southeast Precinct, 25th and Vinton streets, FREE

Omaha Zombie Walk – Roarin’ 20s, Oct. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m., Benson (56th St. NW Radial to 62nd Street & Maple), FREE

Ghoulish Garden Adventure, Oct. 28 from noon to 4 p.m., Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St., included with regular garden admission

Halloween Hoopla, Oct. 28 from 1 to 3 p.m., Shadow Lake Towne Center, 72nd Street and Highway 380, Papillion, Neb., FREE

Carved at Rockbrook Village, Oct. 28 from 1 to 3:30 p.m., Rockbrook Village, 2800 S. 110th Court, FREE

Old Market Fall Festival, Oct. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m., various locations in the Old Market, FREE

Symphony Spooktacular “Out of this World,” Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. (pre-show activities begin about 45 minutes before the show), Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St., $15

Trunk-Or-Treat, Oct. 28 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Emanuel Lutheran Church, 2444 N. Broadway, Council Bluffs, Iowa, FREE

Community-Wide Trunk-Or-Treat, Oct. 28 from 3:30 to 5 p.m., New Horizon Presbyterian Church, 30 Valley View Drive, Council Bluffs, Iowa, FREE

Trunk or Treat, Oct. 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Play By Play Kidzone, 13540 Discovery Drive, FREE with canned food donation or $1 donation to Food bank for the Heartland

“Ballad of Anna The Brave” Radio Show, Oct. 28, Gallery 1516, 1516 Leavenworth St., FREE

100 Block Trick or Treat for the Kids, Oct. 29 from 4:30 to 6 p.m., 100 block of West Broadway, FREE

Trick-or-Treat At Regency, Oct. 29 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Regency Court 120, Regency Parkway, FREE

Touch A Truck & Trick-Or-Treat, Oct. 29 from 5 to 8 p.m., Quaker Steak & Lube, 3320 Mid America Dr, Council Bluffs, Iowa, FREE (kids meals are $1)

Tiny Tots Halloween Party, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to noon, Omaha Public Library Sorensen branch, 4808 Cass St., FREE

Spooky Project Runway Challenge (Teens), Oct. 30 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Omaha Public Library Sorensen branch, 4808 Cass St., FREE (registration required)

Halloween Fun Fest, Oct. 31 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Omaha Public Library Main branch, 215 S. 15th St., FREE

Kids In Costume Eat Free, Oct. 31 from 10:30 a.m. to close, McAlister’s Deli locations, FREE (for 12 and younger)

La Vista’s Halloween Safe Night, Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., 
La Vista Community Center, 8116 Park View Blvd., La Vista, Neb., FREE

Haunted Houses

Camp Fear, Riverwest Park, 23301 West Maple Road, Elkhorn, Neb., open Sept. 14 through Oct. 31, depends on the attraction

Dead Manor Haunted House, 7328 S. 179th St., open Oct. 26-38 and Oct. 31, free will donation

Gateway of Chaos, Mills County Fairgrounds, Malvern, Iowa, open Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 31, $10 per person, $8 with two non-perishable food item donations and $6 with two non-perishable food items and two household item donations

Madness Haunted House, 1751 Madison Ave., Council Bluffs, Iowa, open Sept. 14 through Oct. 31

Mystery Manor, 716 N. 18th St., $14 (save $2 if purchased online; fast pass is $25), open Sept. 14 through Oct. 31

Ranch of Terror and “Darkness” The Hayride Experience, Bellevue Berry Farm and Pumpkin Ranch, 11001 S. 48th St., open Sept. 21 through Oct. 28, Ranch of Terror and Hayride Experience are $13 each or $22 for a combo, 

Scary Acres, 17272 Giles Road, open Sept. 14 through Oct. 31, $10-11 for each attraction or $25 for a combo of all three

The Shadow’s Edge, 3457 S. 84th St., open Sept. 21 through Oct. 31

Movies to get you in the Halloween Spirit

Drive-In Movies at Falconwood Park, movie starts at dusk, 905 Allied Road, Bellevue, Neb., $7-$20; movies include “Monster’s Inc.” (Sept. 27), “Rocky Horror Picture Show” (Oct. 4), “Twilight” (Oct. 11), “Hocus Pocus” (Oct. 18), “Coraline”/”Hotel Transylvania” double header (Oct. 21), “The Nightmare Before Christmas” (Oct. 25), and “The Craft”/”Zombieland” double feature (Oct. 27)

Nightmare Theater, Sept. 14 through Oct. 31, movie starts at dusk, Riverwest Park, 23301 West Maple Road, Elkhorn, Neb., $5 per person and kids under 5 are FREE (admission is FREE Oct. 29-31); movies include “Children on the Corn” – “Pet Cemetery” (Sept. 14), “House of the Devil” – “Silent Hill” (Sept. 15), “Hotel Transylvania”- “Franken Weenie” – “Hocus Pocus” (Sept. 21 Family Night), ” “The Shining” – “What We Do in the Shadows” – “Orphan” (Sept. 22), “The Bye Bye Man” – “The Crooked Man” – “The Candyman” (Sept. 28), “Jeepers Creepers” – “Happy Death Day” – “The Apparition” (Sept. 29), “Jeepers Creepers 3” – “The Conjuring” (Sept. 30), “The Boy” – “The Lost Boys” (Oct. 4), “Scared Shreckless” – “Beetlejuice” – “Goosebumps” (Oct. 5 Family Night), “The Exorcist” – “Hereditary” – “Insidious” (Oct. 6), “You’re Next” – “Vacancy” (Oct. 7), “House on Haunted Hill” – “The Hills Have Eyes” (Oct. 11), “Evil Dead” – “Cult of Chucky” – “Friday the 13th (original)” (Oct. 12), “IT (2017)” – “Rob Zombie’s “31” – “House October Built 2” (Oct. 13), “Fright Night” – “Poltergeist (original)” (Oct. 14), “Alien” – “Aliens” (Oct. 18), “Nightmare on Elm Street (original)” – “Dark Tapes” – “Prince of Darkness” (Oct. 19), “Texas Chainsaw (1974)” – “Ax Murders of Villisca, IA” – “Annabelle Creation” (Oct. 20), “Ghost House” – “Death House” (Oct. 21), “Mom and Dad” – “The Strangers” (Oct. 25), “Night of the Living Dead” – “Shaun of the Dead” – “Return of the Dead” (Oct. 26), “Rob Zombie Halloween” – “House of 1000 Corpses” – “Devils Rejects” (Oct. 27), “Amityville Horror (2005)” – “Sinister” (Oct. 28), “Halloween (original)” (Oct. 29), “Trick R Treat” (Oct. 30), and “Halloween 3” (Oct. 31)

October Fright Night Series, Oct. 4-27 on select nights at 10 p.m., Majestic Cinema of Omaha and Twin Creek Cinema in Bellevue, $5; movies include “The Shining” (Oct. 4-6), “Candyman” (Oct. 11-13), “It” (Oct. 18-20), and “The Exorcist” (Oct. 25-27)

“Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” Family Parties, Oct. 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. to noon, Majestic Cinema of Omaha and Twin Creek Cinema in Bellevue, FREE (does not include movie)

Family-Friendly Movie Screenings, Oct. 14-31 on Saturdays at 10 a.m., Sundays at 11 a.m. and on Halloween at 5 p.m., Hollywood Candy, 1209 Jackson St., FREE; “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” (Oct. 14), “Back To The Future” (Oct. 20), “Twilight Zone” (Oct. 21), “Hocus Pocus” (Oct. 27 and 31), and “Once Bitten” (Oct. 28)

Drafthouse of Horrors “The Blob,” Oct. 28 at 7 p.m., Alamo Drafthouse, 12750 Westport Parkway, $8.60

Adults-Only Halloween Events

Need an excuse to dress up? Here are some events you’re not going to want to bring the kids to:

Wizards Assemble Pub Crawl, Sept. 13 from 4 to 10 p.m., starts at Old Chicago, 1111 Harney St., $20 (price will increase)

Boos and Birdies 1st Annual Halloween Scramble, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m., Knolls Golf Course, 11630 Sahler St., $60 per person (4-person scramble)

I Love The 90s Bar Crawl, Oct. 13 from 2 to 10 p.m., $15

Spooks & Spokes Bike Scavenger Hunt Ride, Oct. 20 at noon, start at Pint 9 Brewery, 10411 Portal Road, suite 104, Papillion, Neb., $40 for a team of two (includes T-shirt)

Halloween Party, Oct. 20 from 7 p.m. to midnight, Wired Pub & Grill, 5338 N. 103rd St.

Cursed Quarters, Tuesdays Oct. 23 through Nov. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. (films are “The Old House,” “The Haunting,” “The Amityville Horror,” “Poltergeist” and “House”), Film Streams Dundee Linder Microcinema, 4952 Dodge St., $125 for general, $100 for students/teachers/seniors/military, and $75 for members

Sip + Paint / Dia de Muertos, Oct. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m., El Museo Latino, 4701 S. 25th St., $30 (includes two drink tickets)

A Night At The Leaky Cauldron, Oct. 25 from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Mercury Drinks + Food, 329 N. 16th St., cost of drinks

Halloween Cookie Decorating, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon, Jen’s Custom Cookies, 51st and Jefferson streets, $31.50

Masquerade at the Castle, Oct. 26 and 27 from 7 to 11 p.m., Joslyn Castle, 3902 Davenport St., $85 for general admission or $76.50 for Keyholders

Halloween Party, Oct. 27 at 8:30 p.m., New Frontier Bar, 8516 N. 30th St., FREE (maybe?)

Secret Weapon’s Annual Halloween Bash, Oct. 27 at 9 p.m., The Waiting Room, 6212 Maple St., $10

Cult Classic Live, Oct. 30 at 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.), Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave., $10 in advance & $12 at the door

Hip Hop Halloween, Oct. 31 from 9 p.m. to midnight (doors open at 8 p.m.), Reverb Lounge, 6121 Military Ave., $8

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Comments

  1. OMG thank you, this is really helpful!!!

  2. Christina Wingert says:

    you should add a section that includes the animals, dogs and cats are part of families also and we need to promote those events as well would love to see you add some animal events please and thank you

  3. This event isn’t listed. Trick or treat olde towne bellevue on 10/28/18 from 4-630 free event. 3rd year fun safe family fun for everyone

    https://www.facebook.com/events/451017265343486/

    • Thanks! I hadn’t heard of that particular trick or treat event. Next year, let me know early so I can add it to the list from the start.

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