This October, there are plenty of ways to get into the Halloween spirit in metro Atlanta. Hear ghost stories on a number of tours being held around the city or dress the whole family in costumes for a family friendly outing.
Sept. 1-Oct. 31
You can head to Lawrenceville every night in October to hear spooky stories about local legends, paranormal activity and more. The tours last 90 minutes and depart from Aurora Theatre. Since they often sellout, buying tickets in advance is recommended.
Sept. 22-Oct. 28
Stone Mountain Park
This year, Pumpkin Festival includes a family friendly evening event featuring thousands of jack-o-lanterns. After enjoying games and treats during the day, bring the family to enjoy “Glow by Night.”
Stone Mountain Park
The stories are a little scary, many times humorous, but never too frightening and always appropriate for young children, according to Stone Mountain. Each night offers a different cast of six storytellers.All proceeds benefit the ongoing programs of ART Station, a non-profit contemporary arts center located in Stone Mountain Village in the City of Stone Mountain. The first tour begins at 7 p.m. with a new tour beginning every 10 minutes. Each tour lasts 45 minutes.
A 167-year-old Atlanta cemetery has become a popular Halloween pastime. Every year, the historic Oakland Cemetery offers “Capturing the Spirit of Oakland” Halloween tours. Volunteers lead guests on multiple hour-long tours through the cemetery, stopping by various gravesites.
Lionheart Theatre Company
Wander through the streets of Historic Norcross and see the past come to life at the Lawless Spirits Tour. Gunfights, rank robbers, family feuds, train wrecks and more, this guided walking tour is a must for history buffs as well as those who love a good story.
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Starting at 6 p.m., bring the whole family for trick-or-treating, games and arts. The night includes an all-ages dance party and costume contest with prizes.The Southern Crust Pizza Company will have a food truck and there will be various sweet treats throughout the night.
The Rock Ranch
Not-So-Spooky Halloween has something to offer for everyone. Including costume contests for both people and pups, trick-or-treating, magic shows and balloon twisting.
Woodruff Arts Center, Symphony Hall
Join the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Assistant Conductor Stephen Mulligan for a magical afternoon in Symphony Hall. Dress in your finest costume and enter our pre-concert costume contest with prizes awarded for the cutest, scariest, funniest and most creative costumes of the bunch.