San Antonio attracts many visitors during the Halloween season thanks to its colorful parades, realistic haunted houses, and vibrant parties. Dare to be scared at 13th Floor Haunted House, located not far from the River Walk, with several terrifying attractions. Visit The Dollmaker's abandoned place with a blood-chilling collection of Victorian dolls or take part in the ancient feud between vampires and werewolves!
For a less scary family-friendly experience, visit San Antonio's amusement parks, such as SeaWorld or Six Flags. San Antonio River Walk also offers a series of events during October, including trick-or-treating for kids and a vibrant parade inspired by Día de Los Muertos.
Day of the Dead River Parade at the San Antonio River Walk (late October 2022, unconfirmed)
The San Antonio River Walk Day of the Dead River Parade is one of the most impressive cultural events in the city. The parade that includes colorful floats and impressive costumes, starts at 7:30 pm. Alternative Día de Los Muertos celebrations take place at Centro Cultural Aztlan and in downtown San Antonio at Hemisfair.
San Antonio Zoo Boo (mid-September–late October 2022, unconfirmed)
Zoo Boo at San Antonio Zoo is a family-friendly, not-so-scary Halloween celebration for all ages. The daytime event runs from 9 am to 6 pm featuring such fun activities as Hay Maze and Slide, Dance Parties, Monster Mash, Pumpkin Painting, Costume Contest, and exclusive Halloween games. San Antonio Zoo completely transforms for the holidays featuring trick-or-treat stations, pumpkin painting stations, and decorations everywhere. Visitors can ride the Zoo Boo! Express. Children are encouraged to wear non-scary, family-friendly costumes.
Halloween Spook-track-ula, Texas Transportation Museum (October 22, 23, 29, 30, 2022)
Halloween Spook-track-ula is a seasonal three-day family-friendly Halloween Show taking place in San Antonio every October. A non-scary "Halloween Spook-track-ula" at the Texas Transportation Museum offers a large decorated site designed with younger children in mind. It is exciting, but not frightening. Kids can ride on the "Transylvania Express," check-out the "Ghost Train," and see the whole museum in Halloween spooky decorations.
San Antonio Zombie Walk (late October 2022, unconfirmed)
The San Antonio Zombie Walk has become the city's signature Halloween tradition. Just once a year you can see the dead walking the streets of downtown San Antonio. Participants have to wear appropriate worn-out clothes and wear special zombie makeup. The meeting point for all zombies is at The Tower of the Americas in downtown San Antonio. The walk starts once it gets dark, filling the city with fun and excitement.