October in San Antonio means gorgeous fall weather, bright autumn decorations, and spectacular Halloween festivities.
No matter what your age, there are plenty of spooks, screams, and costumes to enjoy this Halloween with your family.
Here’s our list of the best things to do for Halloween in San Antonio this year.
Once October rolls in, many local garden nurseries and communities in north San Antonio host family-friendly pumpkin patches all month long. The Alley on Bitters near north Castle Hills hosts fall activities like Halloween crafts, pumpkin painting, and a pumpkin patch with photo opportunities. This year, come out on Thursday, October 21 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm for Oktoberfest. Make sure to purchase tickets for that!
Helotes Hill United Methodist Church is hosting their 19th annual pumpkin patch. Since it is an outdoor event, masks will not be required, however, to limit possible exposure to COVID, they ask that you keep all family members together as you explore the patch and find the perfect pumpkin. For a smaller, low-key pumpkin patch, visit The Garden Center near Helotes and take your pick of jack-o-lanterns, mini pumpkins, and gourds.
HallowFest at Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Frightening attractions and heart-pounding rides come together at FrightFest at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Dare to enter the Halloween event of the season, featuring family-friendly attractions during the day and thrills once the sun goes down. Swarms of zombies and ghosts descend upon spooky attractions throughout the park, with scare zones and horror-themed settings to explore. Check out 21 horrific attractions, including a collection of 10 new Haunted Houses, Scare Zones and Shows. This fall they’re introducing some specialty treats & eats that will scare your taste buds into wanting more. Only available for a limited time.
SeaWorld welcomes families for more treats than tricks during its daytime Halloween Spooktacular. This not-so-scary Halloween experience is fun for all ages and one of the most kid-friendly Halloween events in San Antonio. Thursdays through Sundays from September 16 through October 31, guests can enjoy traditional Halloween favorites like trick-or-treating, pumpkin painting, kid-friendly Halloween shows and characters, creative costumes, and a hay maze.
Bring the kids in their favorite costumes for goodies on the Trick-or-Treat Trail throughout the park. Enjoy shows and unique photo opportunities with Sesame Street friends on Halloween-themed floats. Kids can also pick and paint a pumpkin from SeaWorld’s pumpkin patch.
Zoo Boo at the San Antonio Zoo
The San Antonio Zoo’s annual Zoo Boo! event is back with Halloween fun for the whole family. Held daily from September 18 through October 31, Zoo Boo! is the zoo’s annual fun, non-scary daytime Halloween event that starts the day with a Halloween-inspired singalong as San Antonio Zoo Train transforms into the Scarecrow Sing-a-long Express. The zoo transforms intoeight realms of Halloween fun, with two realms making their zoo debut: Bubbling Seas and Dios de los Muertos.
Bubbling Seas is an underwater-themed realm complete with a mermaid photo op & underwater decor any pirate would love. The new Dia de Los Muertos Realm will showcase Latin foods, décor, and live entertainment.