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The Scariest of Sights in Houston HalloweenThe Scariest of Sights in Houston Halloween<
We normally boast about the nice places and beautiful views of our great Houston. However, as October winds down and we approach the spooky evening of October 31, we would be remiss not to take a moment to talk about the haunted houses, creepy gatherings and ghostly haunts that will make your first Houston Halloween one to be remembered!
Among the many places and sights, that might cross your path, you might be looking for places where you could bring your family and have a wholesome seasonal afternoon. Well, The Children's Museum of Houston will hold its Halloween Monster Mayhem, decorating all its spaces to become the "Monsters' Museum of Houston" where all around the halls and exhibitions will be transformed into monster lairs and attractions that children will love!
October's weekends with the kids are best spent at the Houston Zoo, with its annual Halloween event called "Zoo Boo". There they can come with their best costume to learn a few thing about bats, paint some pumpkins and of course do some trick-or-treating! Also, nights on October 13 and 21 will feature further activities and some scary movies (kid-friendly, of course!)!
No Halloween evening would be complete without a walk through some haunted woods, and if scary-themed nature is not attractive enough, the Houston Arboretum in their ArBOOretum event and the Jesse H. Jones Park will also host trick-or-treat locations, hay rides, petting zoos, pony rides, carnival games and face painting. A true outdoor experience that will surely remind you the joys of this holiday.
For something a bit more quint and folkloric, if you and your family are curious about the Mexican celebrations of Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), there are plenty of places that will open the doors for the public to observe and enjoy these peculiar celebrations.
The first four days of November will feature the Día de Los Muertos Celebrations at the National Museum of Funeral History, showcasing altars made by local artist and presenting activities for the whole family.
From October 27 to November 2, the Lawndale Art Center will host its 30th Día de Los Muertos celebration, uniting musicians, dancers, artists and poets for a splendid celebration of Mexican music and folklore. Also, for the 28th and 29th of October MECA will bring its community ofrenda exhibition with music, food and dance show that includes its own MECA's Ballet Folkloric group, Solero Flamenco, Bayou City Swing and other activities.
Houston Scream Fest will be open Thursdays through Sundays for the rest of the month and also October 30 and 31, this festival has it all, including haunted houses, paintball zombie-hunting, asylum escape activities, live music and freak shows!
Scary houses and enclosed terrors have appeared all over the city, and one of the most dreadful of those is definitely the Nightmare on the Bayou event starting September 9. Here, right next to Houston's oldest graveyard, you might sight a ghost or two played by actors that will torment visitors all over the place. Some of those ghosts might actually be real, though...
These are only a fraction of the places and sights the city has to offer. Houston has embraced both Halloween and Day of the Dead, making it its own and showcasing the best it has to offer for people of all ages and tastes!