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A Sesame Street Halloween Event
A Sesame Street Halloween Event. Please note that The Count's Spooktacular and all other kids' attractions close at 5 p.m. as we prepare for Howl-O-Scream.
Event included with park admission.
Celebrate silly, not-too-spooky fun on Saturdays and Sundays in October. Children (under 9) are invited to come dressed up and join in our costume parade during this daytime event. There are other family-friendly activities, too, like our newly-themed hay maze, trick-or-treating locations and interactive show.
Families will also have the opportunity to participate in themed Halloween fun with their favorite Sesame Street characters that will include:
Monsters & Fairies
Oct 5 & 6
Join Elmo and Abby Cadabby for a monstrous good time filled with activities including creating an Elmo Halloween mask, coloring, a costume dance party, and searching for monsters and fairies in a hay maze.
Oct 12 & 13
Super Grover is ready to take flight with fun activities including dancing, coloring, and a search for ghosts and capes in the hay maze.
Oct 19 & 20
It’s a party with Bert and Ernie as they join the Halloween fun dressed as pirates where kids can dance, take photos, and visit a hay maze in search of trick-or-treat surprises and pirate fun.
Rosita's Halloween Fiesta
Oct 26 & 27
Rosita shows off her new fiesta Halloween costume as kids enjoy the activities like creating masks, coloring, and searching for Mardi Gras fun in a hay maze.
Cookie Monster Weekend
Nov 2 & 3
Cookie Monster is ready for Halloween! Join him in the hay maze for a word scramble before coloring your favorite Sesame Street friends.
Please use discretion when visiting the park with young children after 5:45 pm when frightening elements come out for Howl-O-Scream.
Please also note that all kids attractions close at 5:00 pm as we prepare for Howl-O-Scream.
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Join us in Sesame Street Forest of Fun and travel along our trick-or-treat trail. Stop by different stations for a not-so-scary trick or tasty Halloween treat for your little one.
Top 4 things parents should be aware of during our Halloween events.
Know Before You Go
There are two Halloween events during the fall season. The Count's Spooktacular is geared toward children under 9 and happens during the day, while Howl-O-Scream is meant for an older audience and begins at 5:45 pm. Here are a few tips to keep in mind this Halloween.
Our fall décor includes Halloween decorations, which may have spooky elements.
Masks & Props
If your child’s costume has a mask or prop, we ask for you to kindly leave those at home.
Kid Play Areas
Land of the Dragons and Sesame Street Forest of Fun will close at 5 pm.
Be aware -- at 5:45 pm Howl-O-Scream begins and our scare actors, dim lighting and fog come out.