When it comes to Halloween, everyone gets to be a kid. People of all ages have fun donning colorful costumes and celebrating this playfully scary holiday.
Lining up your Halloween plans? Choose from these festive events taking place around our Springs Twin Cities luxury apartment communities.
1. HallZooWeen Minneapolis Zoo 13000 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley 952.431.9200 2.8 miles from Springs at Apple Valley
What's Halloween without a trip to the zoo? HallZooWeen is a full day of excitement including train rides, creepy crawly animals, a hay maze and live music. Come early to share in the treats and goodies that will be distributed in the morning. Join the creatures on Saturday and Sunday, October 28 – 29 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is $18 for adults and $12 for kids aged 3-12.
2. Halloween Skating Party Burnsville Ice Center 251 Civic Center Pkwy, Burnsville 952.895.4651 5.2 miles from Springs at Apple Valley
Halloween may conjure up visions of cornfields and hayrides, so why not try a holiday on ice for a change? Glide around the rink among rock stars, pirates and other Halloween characters. Mini-private lessons will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis, and there will be trick-or-treating around the rink. The party is scheduled for Sunday, October 29 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Admission is free, with discounted skate rental for $3.
3. Halloween Costume Party Mystic Lake Casino Hotel 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd, Prior Lake 800.262.7799 6.6 miles from Springs at Egan Drive
Your Halloween’s finest costume could earn you some cool cash! Mystic Lake Casino's free party features a DJ spinning tunes and courtesy souvenir photos. The costume contest takes place at 11 p.m. and prizes range from $100 – $1,000. In honor of the Blues Brothers show that night, anyone dressed as a Blues Brother receives $25 in free slot play. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 28.
4. Trail of Terror 3525 145th St W, Shakopee 15.4 miles from Springs at Egan Drive
Trail of Terror is billed as the largest Halloween event in the Midwest, and that's no exaggeration. Spine-tingling attractions include Wicked Woods Walk, Bon"e" Appetit and Crystal Caverns. Fight a group of zombies at paintball, or try to outrun them in a 5K race. Real-life psychics and ghost hunters provide dinnertime stories at Phantom's Feast. The Trail is open from Friday, October 27 through Sunday, October 29 and general admission is $23.95. Visit the website for hours and pricing of premium events.
5. Scream Town 7410 Hwy 212, Chaska 21.7 miles from Springs at Egan Drive
With a name like Scream Town, you know you're in the right place for Halloween fun. Eight spooky attractions include Circus Asylum, populated by crazy carnival freaks, and Ludicrous Labyrinth, a fog-filled maze with surprises around every corner. Scream Town opens its gates at 6:30 p.m. from Friday, October 27 through Sunday, October 29. The final evening is a special "Lights Out" night where you have a single glow stick to light the way. Tickets start at $30.
What's your favorite Halloween treat? Let us know in the comments!