September 1, 2018

Halloween In Omaha {Updated With 2019 Events}

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 celebrating Halloween in Omaha including Halloween movies, trunk or treats and free activities involving all-things-pumpkin. Most of these Omaha Halloween activities are kid-friendly, but at the end of the post, I included Halloween bar events and concerts. 

NOTE: This post was first published in 2018 and is now updated with 2019 Halloween events. 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. Updated with 2019 activities in Omaha! #Halloween #haunted #Omaha #Nebraska

Kid-friendly & Teen Halloween Events in Omaha

Ghouls & Glow, Sept. 27-28 and Oct. 3-5, 10-13, 17-20 and 24-25, from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday nights and 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium. Tickets are $8-13/member child; $11-16/member adult; $10-15/non-member child; and $13-18/non-member adult.

Cobweb Castle, Sept. 28 through Oct. 31 during museum hours, Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St., included with regular museum admission

Howl-O-Ween Safari, Oct. 4 and 5 from 6 to 9 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

Junkstock: Harvest Edition, Oct. 4-6, Sycamore Farms, 1150 River Road Drive, Waterloo, Neb., $10 per day or $20 for a full weekend pass and children 12 and under are free. Early Bird passes available for $30.

Tween Hangout (Ages 10-15): Scary Story Read-Aloud, Oct. 10 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Omaha Public Library South Omaha branch, 2808 Q St., FREE

Witches Tea, Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mangelson’s 3457 S. 84th St., FREE

Trick or Treat in the Forest, Oct. 12 from 1 to 4 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

Dungeons & Dragons: Halloween Edition (grades 6-12), Oct. 12, 2 to 4 p.m., Omaha Public Library Sorensen branch, 4808 Cass St., FREE (registration required)

Teen Halloween Gaming, Oct. 18, 2 to 4 p.m., Omaha Public Library Saddlebrook branch, 14850 Laurel Ave., FREE

Healthy Trick or Treat Night, Oct. 18 and 20, 4 to 8 p.m., Omaha Children’s Museum, 500 S. 20th St., included with regular museum admission

Trick or Treat with the Animals of Gifford Farm, Oct. 19 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, adults are FREE)

Halloween at Bass Pro Shops, Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 25-30 from noon to 5 p.m. on the weekends and 5 to 7 p.m. on the weekdays, 2901 Bass Pro Shop Drive, Council Bluffs, Iowa, FREE

Spooky Science, Oct. 19, 2 to 2:45 p.m., Omaha Public Library South Omaha branch, 2808 Q St., FREE

Symphony Spooktacular “The Haunted Hall” Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. (pre-show activities begin about 45 minutes before the show), Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St., $15

LEGO Club: Halloween Edition, Oct. 22, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Omaha Public Library South Omaha branch, 2808 Q St., FREE

Halloween Spooktacular, Oct. 23, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Omaha Public Library Florence branch, 2920 Bondesson St., FREE (registration required)

Tween Hangout (Ages 10-15): Zombie Dolls, Oct. 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Omaha Public Library South Omaha branch, 2808 Q St., FREE

HETRA’s Stall and Treat Halloween Party With The Horses, Oct. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m., 10130 S. 222nd St., Gretna, Neb., FREE

Baseballoween at Werner Park, Oct. 25 from 5 to 8 p.m., Werner Park, 12356 Ballpark Way, FREE

Superhero Spootacular, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum, 28210 W. Park Highway, Ashland, Neb., included with regular museum admission

Farnam Hill’s Trunk OR Treat, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Zen Coffee Co., 230 S. 25th St., FREE

Benson Boo Bash & Haunted Reads with the Library, Oct. 26, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Omaha Public Library Benson branch, 6015 Binney St., FREE

Saddlebrook Spooktacular, Oct. 26 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Omaha Public Library Saddlebrook branch, 14850 Laurel Ave., FREE

Ghoulish Garden Adventure, Oct. 26 from noon to 4 p.m., Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St., $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12 and FREE garden members and children under 6

Nailed It!: Edible Eyeballs (teens), Oct. 26, 2 to 3 p.m., Omaha Public Library Sorensen branch, 4808 Cass St., FREE (registration required)

Halloween Family Dance Party, Oct. 26, 2 to 3 p.m., Omaha Public Library Abrahams branch, 5111 N. 90th St., FREE

Haunted Candy Land, Oct. 26, 2 to 3 p.m., Omaha Public Library South Omaha branch, 2808 Q St., FREE

Haunted Omaha: Tales of the Paranormal (ages 13+), Oct. 26, 7 to 8 p.m., Omaha Public Library Abrahams branch, 5111 N. 90th St., FREE

Halloween Hoopla, Oct. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m., Shadow Lake Towne Center, 72nd Street and Highway 380, Papillion, Neb., FREE

Old Market Fall Festival, Oct. 27 from 1 to 4 p.m., various locations in the Old Market, FREE

Bellevue Trick Or Treat, Oct. 27 from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Olde Towne Bellevue Neb., FREE

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

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

Halloween Family Storytime, Oct. 31, 9:30 a.m., Omaha Public Library Millard branch, 13214 Westwood Lane, FREE

Tween Hangout (Ages 10-15): Haunted Candy Land, Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Omaha Public Library South Omaha branch, 2808 Q St., FREE

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

The Great Hall-oween Haunt, TBD, The Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St., included with regular museum admission

Omaha’s Great Pumpkin Festival, TBD, Village Pointe Shopping Center, 17305 Davenport St., FREE

Adults-Only Halloween Events in Omaha

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

Haunted Cemetery Tours, Sept. 15 through Nov. 3, Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m., tours are with Ollie the Trolley, $30

Grown Ups’ Getaway 2019, Sept. 21 from 5 to 10 p.m., Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm & Pumpkin Patch, 911 S. 108th St., Avoca, Neb., $8

Omaha Oddities and Art Expo, Oct. 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, DoubleTree by Hilton Omaha Downtown, 1616 Farnam St., FREE

Spooks & Spokes Bike Scavenger Hunt Ride II, Oct. 27 from 1 to 5 p.m., start at Stinson Park, 2232 S. 64th St., $65 for a team of two (includes T-shirt)

Novel Pictures Book Club: “Candyman,” Oct. 30, movie screening at 7 p.m. and book club from 9 to 10 p.m., Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Midtown, 3201 Farnam St.

Halloween Wine & Spirit Gallery with Jess Coleman, Oct. 31 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., 14229 Pacific St., $50

Wobbleween, Oct. 31 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., Karma Nightclub, 1421 Farnam St., $5 with costume and $10 without a costume; $5 minor fee

Haunted Houses in Omaha

Camp Fear, Riverwest Park, 23301 West Maple Road, Elkhorn, Neb., open Sept. 13 through Oct. 31, price depends on the attraction.

Gateway of Chaos, Mills County Fairgrounds, Malvern, Iowa, opening TBD

Madness Haunted House, 1751 Madison Ave., Council Bluffs, Iowa, open Sept. 13 through Nov. 1

Mystery Manor, 716 N. 18th St., open Sept. 13 through Oct. 31, $14 (save $2 if purchased online; fast pass is $25)

Ranch of Terror and “Darkness” The Hayride Experience, Bellevue Berry Farm and Pumpkin Ranch, 11001 S. 48th St., opening TBD

Scary Acres, 17272 Giles Road, open Sept. 13 through Oct. 31, $10-11 for each attraction or $25 for a combo of all three (get a speed pass to the front of the line additional $5/attraction or $10 for the combo pass)

The Shadow’s Edge, 3457 S. 84th St., open Sept. 20 through Oct. 31, $14 (Wednesdays-Sundays) and $7 (Mondays & Tuesdays)

Haunted House, Oct. 26, 1 to 5 p.m., Omaha Public Library Millard branch, 13214 Westwood Lane, FREE (registration required)

Movies in Omaha to get you in the Halloween Spirit

Nightmare Theater, 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 are “Friday The 13th” (2009), “Cabin Fever” & “Sleepaway Camp” on Sept. 13; “The Descent,” “Aliens” & “The Thing” on Sept. 14; “Insidious,” “Sinister” & “The Apparition” on Sept. 20; “Paranorman,” “Monster Family” & “Dear Dracula” on Family Night Sept. 21; ​”The Nun,” “Drag Me To Hell” & “Lights Out” on Sept. 27; ​”House of the Devil,” “House on Haunted Hill” & “High Tension” on Sept. 28; ​”Hocus Pocus,” “Haunted Mansion” & “Poltergeist” on Family Night Oct. 4; “Ghost House,” “He’s Out There,” & “The Crazies” on Oct. 5​; “Beetlejuice” & “The Witches” on Family Night Oct. 17​.

Movies at the Orchard, movies are Fridays at 7:30 p.m. at Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard, 19475 225th St., Council Bluffs, Iowa, FREE. Halloween inspired movies include “Casper” on Sept. 13, “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Oct. 18 and “Hocus Pocus” on Oct. 25.

Fall in Omaha  means tons of Halloween events. This list includes haunted houses, Halloween movies, trunk or treats and other special Halloween activities. The list includes 21+ Halloween events. #Halloween #Omaha #Nebraska #hauntedhouse

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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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