Families and Kids

Celebrating Halloween in Tempe

It’s about that time of year to make plans for Halloween! If Halloween is quickly creeping up on you, and you just don’t know what to do, check out these awesome events in Tempe, AZ. Whether you are looking for a fun activity for the kids, an event for the grown-ups, or something for the whole family, everyone will be sure to have a spooky good time in Tempe.

Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona – October 17-November 1, 2020

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona | located inside Arizona Mills

The Halloween party built for kids is bringing back a spooktacular way to play with LEGO bricks! Along with giant LEGO Halloween creations and activities, LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona’s Brick-Or-Treat will feature LEGO Hidden Side allowing you to explore the ‘hidden side’ of LEGO sets with an AR (Augmented Reality) experience.

Brick-Or-Treat activities:

  • A Hauntingly Fun MINILAND: LEGOLAND Discovery Center’s MINILAND transforms into a hauntingly fun area where you can try to spot all the extra spooky scenes. Dare find them all!
  • Boo-tiful Halloween Builds: No trip to LEGOLAND Discovery Center during October is complete without building seasonal LEGO models! Enjoy Halloween themed build activities with our Master Model Builder in the Creative Workshop or challenge your fellow LEGO lovers to a building competition.
  • Crazy Cool Costumes: LEGO lovers of all ages are welcome to dress in their Halloween best! Bonus points for wearing a LEGO themed costume!
  • Spooktacular Selfies: We dare you to take a spooktacular selfie! Pose for a photo with larger than life LEGO models or build LEGO costume props to take insta-worthy photos. Don’t forget to share the fun on social media by tagging #BrickOrTreat.

Haunted Arizona – A night of storytelling with Debe Branning – Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Arizona Heritage Center | 6-7 p.m.

Whether you’re a skeptic or a believer, ghosts and ghost stories are an important way to preserve the memories, fears, and beliefs of our communities—plus, they’re fun! Join Debe Branning, director of MVD Ghostchasers of Mesa/Bisbee and author of Sleeping with Ghosts for a special evening of storytelling on Tuesday, October 20 from 6 to 7 p.m.

To register: https://bit.ly/33DY9aY

E.A.P. afternoon tea service – October 21-November 1, 2020

Drink Me! Tea Room | (602) 206-5469

October is the perfect time to revisit the creepy and macabre world of Edgar Allen Poe. Drink Me! Tea Room is offering an E.A.P. afternoon tea service, with a delicious new menu, from October 21 through November 1. Please visit the website for menu details and to book your spot!

Moonlight Monsters & Munches – October 23, 2020

Get ready for a spine-chilling night of hocus pocus at Moonlit Monsters + Munches! Dress up in your thrilling costumes as you stalk through The District to snag safely-packaged sweets, hear live music and marvel at massive, monstrous Halloween-themed murals.

Plus, the first 500 ghoulish guests get a sketchy, custom art pad takeaway complete with crayons. Murals will be safely distanced, and free masks and mini sanitizer giveaways will be available for all. This free event takes place in The District from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Halloween Stroll – Sunday, October 25, 2020

Downtown Tempe | 1-5 p.m.

Ghosts, goblins, and princesses of all ages come to Downtown Tempe for some not-so-spooky Halloween fun. Join us for socially-distant trick-or-treating in an outdoor, open-air environment with downtown merchants, and don’t forget to participate in our virtual costume contest for the chance to win some awesome prizes. Don’t forget your trick-or-treat bag and mask!All ages welcome to participate. Parking is free on Sundays in Downtown Tempe.

Kids eat free on October 31 at Rainforest Cafe – October 31, 2020

Arizona Mills | 5000 S. Arizona Mills Cir., Tempe, AZ 85282

Dress up and drop by for a bite to eat on Halloween Night at Rainforest Cafe, located at Arizona Mills.
Receive a FREE kids meal with each purchase of an adult entree with the purchase of each adult entree. Not valid with any other promotion, discount or offer. Must mention to redeem offer. Valid at Dine In locations only.

Halloween at Alibi Tempe – October 31, 2020

Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown | 108 E. University Dr. Tempe, AZ 85281

This Halloween, enjoy a special celebration 14 stories high at Alibi, the rooftop bar perched atop the new Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown hotel. The holiday festivities will include themed offerings like a spooky Ghost Burger and tempting Witches Brew cocktail, music from a DJ from 7-11 PM, a virtual photo booth experience and a costume contest with a complimentary 1-night stay and breakfast for two at Canopy Tempe awarded to the winner! Masks will be required until guests are seated and space will be limited to ensure proper safety and social distancing. Call (602) 612-7872 or head to AlibiTempe.com for more information.

Inferno Escape Room – October 1 – November 1, 2020

1415 E. University Dr. A-105, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 567-0190

LIT – Halloween. Same game, but with a Halloween twist! Get your Halloween costumes ready and come dressed to impress. Book your LIT – Halloween game before October 1st and use code HALLOWEEN for 25% off your booking. And don’t forget, our escape rooms are always private booking!

Written Amy Griglak

Originally from California, Amy loves to travel, go for runs, read all kinds of books, enjoy all things Disney, drink caramel macchiatos and explore new places and old favorites with her husband and two kiddos.