Oct 8, 2012

Halloween Events in the Metro Detroit area

I made the mistake of letting Rosa pick out her costume already, which has led to her asking, "Can we go Trick or Treating tonight?" several times a day....  oh boy!  I'm counting down the days to Halloween, but I'm so glad I don't have to wait for her to wear her costume.  There are plenty of great events going on in our area and I thought I would share some of them with you!

Detroit Zoo Boo

The Detroit Zoo’s annual “merry-not-scary” Zoo Boo celebration, presented by Michigan Education Savings Program, features a festively decorated half-mile trick-or-treat trail through the front of the park. Live, friendly entertainment awaits your costume-clad little ones in theZoo Boo Review tent, and they will be delighted to try their luck at the Ghouly Games Tent, sponsored by Blue Care Network. Be sure to stop by the Haunted Reptile House, sponsored by Flagstar Bank and visit the ghosts and goblins who have made the Holden Reptile Conservation Center their home for the holiday season. And don’t miss the Zombie Zone, sponsored by Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop featuring ghostly games and spooky activities sure to send a chill up your spine!

Zoo Boo will be held on the evenings of October 12-14, October 19-21 and October 26-28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., rain or shine. On Saturday, October 27 ONLY Zoo Boo will offer a 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. time slot! Tickets for the 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. time slots are limited and are available in advance only. Advance tickets for Zoo Boo can be purchased at Booth One at the admission gate of the Detroit Zoo or online. Tickets may sell out, so advance ticket purchase is encouraged!

For more information visit the Detroit Zoo Boo.

Birmingham Pumpkin Patch & Halloween Parade 

Dress your children in their best costumes and head over to the 19th annual Pumpkin Patch for children's activities, healthy snacks and live entertainment, hosted by the Junior League of Birmingham and The Community House. Also, march in the 76th annual Birmingham Halloween Parade, hosted by the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber, beginning at 4 p.m. at the corner of Bates and Martin near Shain Park. Visit www.jlbham.org or call (248) 644-1700 ext 24. Sponsor tables are available.

When: from Sunday, October 21, 2012 01:00 PM thru 04:30 PM

Where: Pumpkin Patch from 1 - 4 p.m. on Merrill St. in Downtown Birmingham
Parade starts at 4 p.m. at Bates and Martin in Downtown Birmingham

For More Information: Andrea Kaczmarek
(248) 644-1700 ext. 24
E-mail: andreak@bbcc.com


Ferndale  Fall Festival

A ton of fun for the whole family, hay and pony rides, rock climbing wall, carnival games, face painting, arts & crafts, outdoor movie, live entertainment, trick-or-treating and more.
Saturday, October 13th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  on Hilton Road in Ferndale between 696 and Lewiston Ave. 

Warren Harvest Treat

Trick or Treating (Warren Residents Only), Junior Firefighter Challenge, Movie and entertainment on Saturday October 20th at the City Square in Warren from 4 pm - 7 pm.  

Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village

October 12-14, 19-21 and 26-28, 2012 (Time slots are every 1/2 hour 6:30pm-9pm Fridays & Saturdays. Sundays 6:30pm - 8pm)

Frightfully Fun for the Whole Family
Step back in time to a turn-of-the-20th century Hallowe’en. Follow an endless path of hand-carved jack-o'-lanterns, and meet colorful characters along the way. Feel the whoosh as the Headless Horseman rides by, banter with a clever witch and make stops at several treat stations spread throughout Greenfield Village. It’s frightfully fun for the whole family! Members of The Henry Ford receive discount admission and an exclusive opportunity to purchase tickets in advance.
http://www.thehenryford.org/events/halloweenEvent.aspx

Halloween Ghosts and Goodies at Huckleberry Railroad

October 6-7, 12-14, 19-21, and 24-31, 2012
Hours:
Weeknights Oct. 12, 19, 24-26, and 29-31: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Weekends Oct. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for several days of silly Halloween fun when the Village is filled with friendly witches, happy ghosts and some of your favorite spooky friends. Find your way through an amusing straw maze and an enchanted forest where trees have eyes. Watch an old-fashioned magic show and take a 40-minute ride on the famous Huckleberry Ghost Train Express! There are trick-or-treat stations throughout the Village with plenty of doughnuts and candy for everyone!

BOOgie Babies Halloween Event
BOOgie Babies Halloween Party and 2 year Celebration on Tuesday Oct. 23rd 10am-2pm. $2 off admission, Live music with Ms.Carissa, Spooky Storytime, Chris Clark Magic, Costume Contest, $0.50 Hot dogs, $0.50 cider/donuts, and get great info and candy from our Vendors. Costume contest winner will receive a "1 month Family Pass".

Halloween Trail &Costume Contest! 

Thursday, October 25, 6PM– 7:30PM
Children ages 12 and under are invited to “Trick or Treat” down the Halloween Trail in Civic Center Park in Auburn Hills, visit the “Talking Pumpkin”, and enjoy a special Halloween craft and Spooky Stories inside the Community Center. This event is FREE to all children in costume.


The Legend of Sleepy Howell
Oct 27th — Oct 27th
Howell, MI
http://www.downtownhowell.org
(517) 545-4240



The 10th annual Legend of Sleepy Howell takes place in Saturday October 27th from 5-8 p.m. Sponsored by the Howell Main Street Downtown Development Authority, it is one of Livingston County’s premier Halloween attractions. Family friendly and free activities include trick or treating at more than twenty candy stations, vendor booths with free giveaways, costume contests, live music, DJ sounds, hay rides, creepy campfires and s’mores, ghostly graveyard, inflatables for kids and teens, broom ball and more. For more information visit their website at www.sleepyhowell.com or give them a call at 517-545-4240.

Check back as I add more events to our list!!!

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