Halloween is here! Time to get ready. Here in North Texas, some folks go out and beyond to give kids a spooky fun experience each year with insane decorations. Local Profile came out with a short guide to take your trick-or-treat plans out of the way so you can focus on scary costumes, decorations and the real star of every Halloween: candy.
Trick-or-Treat Events in Collin County
Beware! Of the Square
When: October 22, 2022 | 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Historic Downton Square, Celina
Celina is having a Halloween festival chockfull of activities to enjoy, it’s the Halloween capital of North Texas after all. Get there early to get a Thriller dance class and put what you learn to the test with a Thriller flash mob, paint pumpkins and test your wits with escape rooms or your bravery at a haunted house. The community will have candies ready for trick-or-treaters all around the square.
When: October 22, 2022 | 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Towne Lake Park, McKinney
Take the kids trick-or-treating around the lake where every year the city of McKinney prepares a trail of fun activities for kids of all ages. Local businesses will line up to hand out candy while the little ghouls compete in costume contests, make crafts, enjoy live music and take over inflatables and rides.
Halloween at the Heard
When: October 22, 2022 | 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Where: 1 Nature Pl, McKinney
The dinosaurs at the Heard Museum are getting a Halloween make-over to receive trick-or-treaters on October 22. This family-friendly event will also include a movie at the Heard’s outdoor amphitheater stage.
Trick-or-Treat the Square
When: October 29, 2022 | 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Simpson Plaza, Frisco
A Frisco annual favorite will come back this year with fun for the whole family. Keep your cameras handy to capture paranormal images of little ghosts and demons playing carnival games, jumping on inflatables, going on horse wagon rides and threatening local businesses with mischief unless they get a sweet deal.
Trunk-or-Treat Drive-In Movie
When: October 22, 2022 | 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Where: Bethany Lakes Park, Allen
Drive your decorated fright machine and pick a spot, be sure to bring enough candy to appease the terrible monsters that plague Bethany Lake Park. Once they have their treats, take comfort inside your vehicle and enjoy a spooky movie with a complimentary Chick-fill-a sandwich.
Boo on Ballard
When: October 27, 2022 | 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Ballard Avenue, Wylie
Something wicked is happening to Wylie’s historic downtown in October. The streets are transforming into a Halloween wonderland by a mysterious force compelling merchants all around to give away candy to all the kids who ask. Enjoy the view or take part in carnival games while live music plays.
When: October 29, 2022 | 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: The Shops at Willow Bend | 6121 W Park Blvd, Plano
Trick-or-treating meets carnival in this Halloween extravaganza at the parking lot near Chapel Hill entrance. Check out the themed cars chock-full of candy, enjoy live performances by NTPA Academy students and get some tasty snacks from food trucks on site.
Trick-or-Treat Worthy Neighborhoods
Burkman Holiday Home
3809 Hazelhurst Drive, Frisco
For every holiday the Burkman’s decorate their home inside and out. Don’t miss their Halloween display, each year they get bigger and better!
Near Park Independence, Plano
The three houses at the end of the cul-de-sac band together to create an unforgettable Halloween experience. Every year, the street Canterbury Court in Plano, Texas draws huge draws for its amazing Halloween displays. This year is no exception. The whole street is great, but the wild west saloon must be seen to be believed. This is truly one of the best places, if not the best place, to trick or treat in Plano.
2300 Compton Drive, Plano
Preston Glen Neighborhood
Near W. Main Street and Shepherds Glen Park, Frisco
Near 15th Place, Plano
Near Mission Ridge Road, Plano
There is one house on Singletree Trail which goes all out: covering every inch of their front yard (and some of the neighboring yards) in Halloween lights, ghosts, ghouls, skeletons, bats and so much more. Look out for the Marshmallow Man, the skeleton riding a motorbike and the incredibly creepy demented baby pool.
Braeburn Drive and Foxcreek Drive, Richardson
Near Bluegrass Drive, Plano
Warren Holiday Manor
14012 Encino Drive, Little Elm