Looking for some family fun for the 2017 Halloween season in Central New York? Here's just a few events to check out.

Syracuse Parks 'Spooktacular'- October 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th

Syracuse's annual "Spooktacular" event returns to Burnet Park. The event is held rain or shine by the City of Syracuse Department of Parks & Recreation & Youth Programs.The Halloween celebration includes a haunted house, pumpkin patch, carnival games and activities for children 16 or younger. All nights are 6PM - 9PM, and free admission.



The Great Pumpkin Splash- October 20th

The Great Annual Pumpkin Splash will be held at the Norwich Family YMCA. You can go for a swim and pick out a pumpkin from the pool to bring to one of their carving/decoration stations.


Utica Children's Museum Boo Bash- October 21st

Bring the children to the Utica Children's Museum Saturday October 21st, 2017 to enjoy trick or treat stations, a costume parade, and arts and crafts activities, and STEM activities throughout the day. $5.00 admission for children and adults. Children under 2 free. Members $2.00 admission.



Halloween On The Griffo Green- October 27th

Be sure to check out “Halloween On The Griffo Green” on Friday October 27th at 6PM. This event is being held right at Rome City Hall, which is located at 198 North Washington Street in Rome. The best part, admission is free. The event will run from 6PM – 8PM.



Kids Halloween Night Out- October 27th

The Stanley Center For The Arts in Utica is hosting Kids Halloween Night Out. They will have Halloween owl paintings while you can enjoy treats from Sweet Escapes Chocolate Lounge. Costumes are encouraged. $30.00 per child geared for ages 6 and up.



Utica Zoo’s 31st annual Spooktacular- October 28th, and October 29th

Utica Zoo’s 31st annual Spooktacular fundraiser is rain or shine on October 28 & 29 from 11am to 5pm each day at the Utica Zoo. Utica Zoo Members get in for $5 Adult (Age 13+), $3 Child (Ages 1 to 12). Not-Yet Members: $10 Adult (Age 13+), $6 Child (Ages 1 to 12). Under 1 are free.


The Capitol Theatre's annual Halloween Horror Double Feature- Saturday October 28th

Watch two classic horror film the way they were meant to be seen projected from 35mm prints using period appropriate CARBON ARC projection and all for one admission ticket!

THE MUMMY'S HAND (1940): A couple of comical, out-of-work archaeologists (Dick Foran and Wallace Ford) in Egypt discover evidence of the burial place of the ancient Egyptian princess Ananka. After receiving funding from an eccentric magician (Cecil Kellaway) and his beautiful daughter (Peggy Moran), they set out into the desert only to be terrorized by a sinister high priest (George Zucco) and the living mummy Kharis (Tom Tyler) who are the guardians of Ananka^Òs tomb.

FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN (1942): The Wolf Man, Larry Talbot, finds himself in an asylum, recovering from an operation performed by the kindly Dr. Mannering. Inspector Owen finds him there, too, wanting to question him about a recent spate of murders. Talbot escapes and finds Maleva, the old gypsy woman who knows his secret: when the moon is full, he changes to a werewolf. She travels with him to locate the one man who can help him to die - Dr. Frankenstein. The brilliant doctor proves to be dead himself, but they do find Frankenstein's daughter. Talbot begs her for her father's papers containing the secrets of life and death. She doesn't have them, so he goes to the ruins of the Frankenstein castle to find them himself. There he finds the Monster, whom he chips out of a block of ice. Dr. Mannering catches up with him only to become tempted to monomania while using Frankenstein's old equipment.



Trick Or Treat Street At Sangertown Square Mall- October 31st

The little ones will have a blast in a warm, safe environment with “Trick-or-Treat Street,” being presented by Fidelis Care. Stop by Sangertown Mall for this special event from 4pm to 5pm on Tuesday, October 31st. There will be stations set up all around the mall with candy for the kids, thanks to Gates Cole Insurance. Also for the kids, a special costume contest.



Trunk or Treat- October 31st

On Tuesday night, October 31st. Redeemer Church will be hosting its annual Trunk or Treat community event. This safe, fun, event is great for the whole family and best of all, it is completely free. This event is between 6PM - 8PM.




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