5 Halloween Activities To Get Your Spook On
From trick-or-treating and soccer games to tea time and movies under the stars
Below are five ways to enjoy this fang-tastic time of year!
Goblins and Goodies at the Promenade on Providence
Date: Friday, October 22
Location: Promenade on Providence, 10844 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277
Time: Trick or treating is from 4:30-7 p.m.; the movie begins at 7:15 p.m.
Cost: Free but registration is required.
Details: Don your best costume and go trick-or-treating around the promenade starting and 4:30 p.m., then head to The Green and watch “Casper” at 7:15 p.m. Bring a blanket and lawn chairs, order takeout from a nearby restaurant, and settle in for a wonderful night under the stars.
Pro Tip: No need to leave four-legged family members at home; well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome.
Candy Apple Decorating Mini Sessions at Sweet Spot Studio
Date: Saturday, October 23
Location: Sweet Spot Studio, 4418 Monroe Rd., Ste. C, Charlotte, NC 28205
Time: Two time slots! Noon and 1:15 p.m.
Details: How do you magically turn an apple into a mouth-watering dessert? Dip it in caramel! Join instructor Alyssa Barefield as she shows participants how to create this yummy sweet snack on a stick. Each person will receive two apples with choice of toppings like chocolate drizzle, nuts, candy corn, sprinkles, glitter and more. Children 9 to 14 must register with an adult who is also required to purchase a ticket.
Pro Tip: This is a gluten-free event so everyone can join the fun!
Kick-Or-Treat and Fan Appreciation Night
Date: Wednesday, October 27
Location: American Legion Memorial Stadium, 1218-1238 Armory Dr., Charlotte, NC 28204
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $12-$90 per ticket. Kids in costume receive one free ticket with every purchase of an adult admission.
Details: Take your soccer-obsessed athletes to the final home match of the Charlotte Independence versus the Loudoun United Football Club. Stay for all the passing, dribbling and shooting action then meet players as they pass out candy to fans.
Pro Tip: You can pack your favorite foods and tailgate before the game. The tailgating lot is available with a limited number of spots for $20 per game. Cash only.
Boo at the Ballantyne
Date: October 29 and 30
Location: The Ballantyne Hotel, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28277
Time: Varies by activity
Cost: Varies by activity
Details: The Ballantyne Hotel has your Halloween weekend covered starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, October 29 with a pumpkin carving class. The cost is $40 per person and includes 1 pumpkin and a carving and painting kit. Come back Saturday, October 30 for a cookie decorating class led by Pastry Chef Christine Clancy. The class is $20 per child and includes 3 cookies to decorate and a coffee, cider and hot cocoa station. Finally, finish Saturday in style with Trick or Tea from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $45 for adults or splurge for a Royal Tea which includes a glass of Moet and Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne for $60. Children 12 and under are $25. Tea party guests can also take part in the costume party at 5 p.m.
Call 704-248-4100 to make reservations for the pumpkin carving, afternoon tea or cookie decorating class. Prices do not include tax and gratuity.
Pro Tip: Overnight guests staying October 30 can participate in a costume parade and movie night and receive candy treats outside their room – all free of charge! Click here to make overnight reservations.
The Box Full
Date: Any day!
Location: Any location!
Time: Any time!
Cost: $2 for activity download, $12-$32 depending on box. Price does not include shipping, a pick-up option is available to select zipcodes.
Details: Fall is a great time to encourage your little ones to get creative! Bring the fun home or take it on the road with The Box Full. Geared for ages 2 to 6, these activity boxes include themed worksheets, games, and crafts. Choose from a Mini Thanks or Mini Boo box, or pack the afternoon with more things to do with a larger Thankful Boo box.
Pro Tip: If you need something for the kids to do RIGHT NOW, visit the website and download activity sheets starting at $2 a download.
KID-FREE IN THE QC?
Date: Select nights through October 31
Location: Carowinds, 14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273
Time: 7 p.m.-Midnight
Cost: Tickets start at $49.99 or free with a season pass. You can pay extra for fast passes and parking is not included in the admission price.
Details: There’s nothing like running in terror to bring you and your boo closer together. Call the sitter, gather your wits, and spend a beautiful autumn evening taking on the tallest coasters and braving the fastest rides. One of the biggest Halloween celebrations in the Carolinas, there are lots of ways to experience the terror with haunted mazes, scare zones and bewitching entertainment. Please note Carowinds is cashless and bags are not permitted.
Pro Tip: When you get tired of running, make it a true date night and visit Ghouling Pianos, the Queen’s Ball or show off your moves at the street party show.