15 Great Halloween Events: Mischief at the Mutter, Halloween at the Market, Nightmare on the Schuylkill & More!

Need Halloween plans? Well look no further! We’ve got 15 great events, so whether you’re looking to dress up, go trick-or-treating, watch a scary movie, visit a haunted mansion, or all of the above, we’ve got you covered.


Haunted Circus Mansion – Circus Haunted House in Mt. Airy

October 25th – 26th

7 – 10pm on 10/25 & 6 – 10pm on 10/26

Philadelphia School of Circus Arts 

6451 Greene St

Cost: $5-10

Explore the dark and spooky paths inside one of Mt. Airy’s most mysterious and grand 100-year old properties. By day, the former St. Madeleine Sophie Church in West Mt. Airy is filled with laughter and joy of circus students learning a new skill. By night, when the sun goes down, the spirits come alive and enchant the dark hallways, cavernous classrooms and long-forgotten secret spaces. Around every turn, look for the former church transformed into the region’s newest haunted attraction. Get ready for a night of haunting and enchantment as your party leaves for an adventure you will never forget.


Hocus PocYASS

October 25th

8pm & 11pm

Punch Line Philly 

33 E Laurel St

Cost: $25 – $35

Celebrate Halloween as you never have before as the entire Hocus Pocus movie will be performed live on stage. Enjoy two shows with your favorite trio of Sanderson Sisters in this epic drag spectacular! Get your tickets now before the black flame candle runs out.


Witches Ball

October 25th

9pm – 1am 

The Victoria Freehouse 

10 S Front St

Cost: $5

Release your inner witch, bust out the old Salem dance moves, bring your best costumes, drink some of the devil’s potion at the Halloween Dance Party.


Boo at the Zoo

October 26th – 27th

10am – 4pm

Philadelphia Zoo 

3400 W. Girard Ave

Cost: $0-24

The Philadelphia Zoo’s annual Boo at the Zoo extravaganza returns. Bring your family and little ones for a day of spooky adventures. Put on your favorite costume and set out on a trick-or-treat safari, take a walk through Philadelphia Zoo’s not-so-scary Extinction Graveyard, enjoy festive fall offerings, run wild through the hay bale maze, and pose for a festive harvest picture in front of the giant pumpkin wall!


Haunted Ship Halloween Party

October 26th

9pm – 2am


401 S. Columbus Blvd 

Cost : $10-45

Get your costume ready for Philly’s largest halloween party on a real (rumored) haunted attraction. The party will feature a live jazz band, a hip-hop room with DJ Jay-Ski and a DJ dance party.


East Passyunk Fall Fest and Spooky Saturday

October 26th

11am – 4pm

East Passyunk Avenue

Cost: Free

Bring the whole family out and enjoy costume contests (for children and dogs), pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, storytime reading, live music, scarecrow scavenger hunt, trick or treating, pet treats and more. For the grown-ups, enjoy live music, 40+ craft and arts vendors, fall fare, spirited cocktails, and more. 


Nightmare on the Schuylkill

October 26th

9 – 11:45pm

Cira Center South

Cost: $29.95-49.95

Nightmare on the Schuylkill is Philly’s Biggest Costume Contest and includes VIP open bars at three locations on Philly’s Hottest Block (Sunset Social, The Post and Walnut St Cafe). Enjoy three parties and three themes. Enter for your chance to win $500 for Best Costume or $1000 for Best Group Costume. Your Ticket includes all-night access to all three locations and a VIP Open Bar from 8-11pm!


Halloween at the Market

October 26th

9:30am – 12pm

Reading Terminal Market 

12th & Arch Street

Cost: Free

Dress up for Trick-or-Treating around the Market! Grab a map of merchants who will be giving out candy at the Welcome Center or The Customer Hub. There will be Halloween-themed story time, trick-or-treating, and a pumpkin carving DEMONstration.


Daybreaker- Boogie Down

October 27th

3 – 6pm

The Met Philadelphia 

858 N. Broad St

Cost: $20-35

Daybreaker is turning The Met into a Haunted House of supernatural surprises and mischief making. The event will be raising funds for UFCA. Philadelphians of all ages are invited to celebrate the spooky season in style, with an afternoon of paranormal partying in their most creative costume. The event kicks off with a yoga flow class, followed by a two hour dance party, where guests can get down on the dancefloor for a great cause. The afternoon features DJ Del, accompanied by an opera singer and harpist. The evening will close out with a sound meditation led by sound artist Luna Maye. 


Bad Town Halloween Launch Party

October 27th

2 – 5pm
Tattooed Mom 

530 South St

Cost: Free

The Halloween Launch Party will feature all the Bad Town artists and affiliates displaying and selling their work. Enjoy food and drinks available for purchase at the bar while you browse. Meet the artists, win prizes, buy cool stuff, and participate in the auction to benefit a charity to help stop the opioid crisis. 


The House of the Devil

October 30th

9:30 – 11:30pm

Philadelphia Film Society 

1412 Chestnut St

Cost: $4-9

The contemporary horror classic, The House of the Devil is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. This screening will feature live music 30 minutes prior to start time.


Frankford Hall-oween Costume Contest

October 31st

8pm – 1am

Frankford Hall, 1210 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19125

Cost: Free

Get your costumes ready and check out the annual Hall-oween party and costume contest! Enjoy Mainstay Independent .5L and 1L drafts for $5 and $10, and dance to beats provided by DJ Craig Dash. The costume contest will kick off at 10pm.


Dusk til Dawn 2

October 31st

8pm – 2am

Germantown Garden 

1029 Germantown Ave

Cost: $0-15

The second installment of Dusk ‘til Dawn, an all black affair will be held on Halloween night. For 21+ with music by Count Aktive, Count Salvo, and Menace Cartel.


Ghouls Night Out Halloween Party

October 31st

7 – 11:55pm

Love City Brewing 

1023 Hamilton St

Cost: Free

The decorations are up and Love City Brewing is ready for a HALLOWEEN PARTY like no other! Get dressed up and enjoy some adult treats! Costumes always encouraged, but not required. This FREE event features live music from The After Dinner Mints at 9pm, drink specials that serve up tricks or treats, food trucks & more!


5th Annual Mischief at the Mutter

October 31st

Mutter Museum

19 S 22nd St

6:30 – 11:00pm

Cost: $50

A precarious party full of marvel and fright is brewing at the Mütter for another night. Enjoy tasty drinks from the bar and view the collections, but watch out for the spirits or you may need some protection! Keep specters at bay with your festive disguises, but don’t be shocked if the Mütter holds a few scary surprises.