Halloween Events in Syracuse

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Syracuse Winter Fair
February 1, 2019

1.) Fright Nights at the Fair: Most Syracuse natives know about the amazing horrors that await at Fright Nights at the Fair. It truly is one of the most perfect spectacles of spookiness in the area. If you’re looking for something festive to do this Halloween that doesn’t involve having to buy a costume you’ll throw out the next day, then this could be for you. Fright Nights run from September 28th to October 28th and take place on weekends (Friday-Sunday) from 7pm to midnight. They have a couple different types of attractions including haunted houses and a “scare-free” carnival for little ones. Food is also available to be purchased.
Where: 581 State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse, NY
Cost: 10 dollars for one haunted house or 25 dollars for admission to all five haunted houses

2.) Showtimes For The Nightmare Before Christmas: If you love Halloween, but are secretly already counting down the days until Christmas, then this would be a great event to take advantage of. Starting Friday October 26th through Wednesday October 31st There will be select showings of the Tim Burton Classic at Regal Cinemas at Destiny USA Mall in Syracuse. Make sure you book your ticket online as seating is limited!
Where: 9586 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse NY
Cost: 10 dollars per ticket

3.) Pumpkin Hollow: For the “please don’t scare me” people, Pumpkin Hollow offers some chill fall fun. They have a pumpkin patch on their grounds as well as a corn maze, farm animals, a hay ride and a hay jump (you literally jump into a big pile of hay, yes please). They also sell food and gifts if you are looking for a fall inspired gift or would just like to eat the best the season has to offer.
Where: 3735 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY
Cost: Varies based on activity. It can be totally free unless you want to feed the farm animals or buy a pumpkin and/or goodies.

4.) Abbott Farms (Apple Picking): While Abbott farms has a lot of the same attractions as Pumpkin Hollow (they also have a corn maze and pumpkin patch), they also have U-pick apples! Whether you are an apple snob like me or just want to go for a cool experience, you’re sure to have a fun time.
Where: 3275 Cold Springs Road, Baldwinsville, NY
Cost: Price varies based on size of bag. There are three sizes, 3lb, 10lbs, and 20lbs.

5.) Events on Le Moyne Campus: If you and your friends don’t have a car accessible, no need to be alarmed, Le Moyne typically has some Halloween themed events going on around campus during the month of October. RA’s typically do floor programs like movies or snacks and Le Moyne sponsors the Halloween dance the weekend before Halloween. Saturday October 20th Le Moyne is sponsoring an apple picking trip to Beak and Skiff, with the bus leaving Grewen Hall at 11 am. If you’d just like a relaxing time with close friends, you can take the shuttle to target to get some sooky dorm décor for your room or you could hop onto the mall shuttle for the movie theater and a crack at one of the malls escape rooms.