There’s still time to get in some spooky and not-scary fun before Halloween celebrations come to an end.
We told you last week about Pumpkinville at Myriad Gardens. The fall festival ended Sunday.
But perhaps for you, Halloween is more about the frights than fun. There are plenty of options for that around the metro. Of course, there are haunted houses, but what about putting the river into your Halloween plans?
Our friends at The Boathouse District were chosen as one of six locations in the U.S. to display a new game technology. Think laser tag, but without guns. At Riverscream, the Riversport area has been invaded by zombies, so people have to venture through the SkyTrail wearing electronic wrist bands. If a zombie gets too close, you get “bitten,” or you lose points. Luckily, there are med stations along the way to help you heal. Make it all six check points with the most points and you’ll win the game. Passes for this scary adventure are $20.
If that sounds like child’s play to you, visit the woods near Riversport and see what happened after a meteor hit the city and people and animals started mutating. Created by the master minds behind The Sanctuary, The Splice is an outdoor haunted attraction that can be toured for $25.
Both events at The Boathouse District run through Saturday, Nov. 2.
Perhaps Halloween is more of a one-day event for you. Oklahoma City doesn’t have an official start time for trick or treating. But many of the surrounding cities are starting between 5:30-6:30 p.m. and ending between 8-9 p.m. For those of you who plan to stay at home and give out treats, don’t forget to leave your porch light on so trick-or-treaters know they can stop by!
Don’t put up those Halloween costumes just yet, though. On Sunday, visit the Plaza District and take part in one the nation’s best Day of the Dead Festivals. The event starts at 1 p.m. and there’s a wagon float procession at 3 p.m. There will also be live music and plenty of sugar skulls!