Welcome to Halloweentown
Taking a closer look at Orlando's obsession with everyone's favorite pagan holiday
Published: October 24, 2012
Through Nov. 2
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Wear your costume to the park for the Boo-to-You parade, fireworks and costumed characters. 7 p.m.-midnight on select nights; Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista; $50.95-$69.95; 407-824-4321; disneyworld.com.
Through Nov. 3
A Petrified Forest Massive outdoor scare trail and Halloween festival. 7:30-11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday; A Petrified Forest, 1360 State Road 436, Altamonte Springs; $15-$20; 407-468-6600; apetrifiedforest.com.
Wednesday, Oct. 24
TCM Event Series Presents Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein Double creature feature presented as part of Universal's 100th anniversary. 2 p.m., 7 p.m.; various theaters; $12.50; fathomevents.com.com
The Devil's Rejects Wednesday Fright Pitcher series showing of 2005's Rob Zombie thriller. 8 p.m.; Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland; free; 407-629-0054; enzian.org.
Thursday, Oct. 25
Halloween Bash with DJ Cruz & Suspence EDM and Top-40, beer pong games, oxygen bar, two-for-one drink specials and a costume contest with cash prizes. 10 p.m.; Boss, 39 W. Pine St.; free-$5; 407-497-2677.
Ignition Dance of the Dead with Mord Fustang, Doorly Halloween-themed EDM club night with dance and acrobatic performances, graphic artists and drink specials all night. 10 p.m.; Firestone Live, 578 N. Orange Ave.; $10; 407-872-0066; firestonelive.net.
Spooktacular Costume 5K Run/Walk Costumed runners and walkers compete in a three-mile route around UCF's campus; a portion of proceeds to benefit meningitis awareness. 5 p.m.; University of Central Florida, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.; free, donations accepted; roserunseries.com.
Friday, Oct. 26
Costumes for a Cause Guys With Ties Philanthropy hosts a costume party with free drinks to benefit Darkhorse Benefits and Rescuing Animals In Need. 8:30 p.m.; Vain, 22 S. Magnolia Ave.; $20, costume required; 407-835-3590; guyswithties.org/orlando.
Ghost Stories The gardens come alive with haunted storytelling. 7:30 p.m.; Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave.; $10; 407-246-2620; leugardens.org.
Halloween Costume Party Participants can win a $50 Kiwi's gift card. 10 p.m.; Kiwi's Pub & Grill, 801 W. State Road 436, Altamonte Springs; free; 407-788-7666; kiwispub.com.
Halloween Monster Ball II with Disco Jr. and DJ Koolaid Halloween-themed club night with DJ music and bottle service. 10 p.m.; Firestone Live, 578 N. Orange Ave.; $15-$20; 407-872-0066; firestonelive.net.
Walking Dead Pub Crawl Dress in your undead best for free drinks at five downtown Sanford watering holes. 8 p.m.; Downtown Sanford, East First Street and South Park Avenue, Sanford; $10; 407-318-0486.
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