From ghostly movies to costume parties, here are 7 ways to make your October “spook-tacular.”
- If you liked the classic Mel Brooks film “Young Frankenstein,” you’ll love the musical rendition presented by Allen’s Community Theatre. Performances run Oct. 13-29. Get tickets.
- Take a spooky swim at the Halloween Bash at the Nat on Oct. 20. Compete in a costume contest, then stick around for a screening of “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Open to all ages.
- Go pumpkin picking at the Creekwood Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival. The festival takes place on Oct. 21, but the patch is open until Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to dusk.
- Bring your littlest pumpkins to Halloween Story Time at Allen Public Library on Oct. 27. Free tickets are available before each story time (10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.) at the Children’s Desk.
- Turn a typical pumpkin into a high-speed racer for The Edge’s Pumpkin Derby, Oct. 28. Open to ages 6-17.
- Have a “howl” of a good time with your furry friend at the Howl-O-Ween Barkin’ Bash. Dress up your dog for contests, raffles, games and more on Oct. 28.
- Put your costume on ice at Allen Community Ice Rink's Halloween Skate, Oct. 28. Wear a costume and get free skate rental, while supplies last!
This year Halloween falls on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Though the City of Allen does not have a citywide trick-or-treating schedule, your HOA may have designated a specific night to pass out candy.
Remember that Allen’s curfew ordinance prohibits juveniles (ages 10-16) from remaining in a public place after 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, or midnight on Friday and Saturday. Parents can be charged a fine of up to $500 if they knowingly permit—or, by insufficient control, allow—juvenile children to break curfew.