Top Family Fun Events for Halloween in Denver

There are so many fun fall activities happening in and around Denver this October and November, especially for Halloween.


Child Halloween

These fall family fun events are all intriguing in their own ways — some are outdoors, some are indoors, some involve costumes while some are as simple as admiring artwork! We’re excited to be hosting our own event and would love to see you at our family-friendly Halloween Family Day Out. Here we're also sharing some events from other organizations we love. Below is our list of Halloween family events you’ll want to do this Fall.

1. Family Day Out: All Hallows’ Eve

October 31, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a spooky and delicious cooking event on October 31 at Uncorked Kitchen. We’ll show you how to make some ghoulishly good dishes — our menu includes drinks and food that really set the tone for this special day. We’ll start out by making a sparkling punch made with tasty blood orange and blackberry. Next, we’ll prepare "Jack o Lantern" Stuffed Peppers which won’t just look nice for decorative purposes, these are Jack o Lanterns we’ll get to eat. The class ends with the ultimate Halloween treat, pumpkin spice cookies. A creative and yummy way to spend Halloween with your little ones.

2. Trick or Treat Street

October 25 – 27, 9 am - 6 pm

The Children's Museum of Denver is hosting “unBOOlievably fun fall festival” which includes special characters, Halloween crafts, carnival games and lots of treats. This is a family-friendly Halloween event for all ages, and there will be no scary costumes so no need to worry about giving your kids a fright. This safe and friendly event asks that you leave your strollers at home and bring your Halloween spirit with you.

3. CU South Denver “Wildlife Experience”

Daily 9:30 am – 5 pm

Not a Halloween lover? This event is for you, CU South Denver’s “Wildlife Experience” isn’t spooky and there’s no dressing up involved. Instead, you’ll come here on a fall day to enjoy over 100 wildlife paintings and sculptures made by acclaimed nature artists, such as John Seerey-Lester, Morten Solberg, Kent Ullberg and Veryl Goodnight, shown together in the university’s elegant 7,000 square foot gallery. The selection has been carefully curated by Dave and Gail Liniger who have been cultivating this collection for decades. This is a permanent exhibit so you can go anytime but fall seems like a great time to check these works out.

4. Museum of Nature & Science - Trick or Treats! Family Overnight

Friday-Saturday, October 25-26, 6 pm - 10 am

Here’s an overnight family fun idea you won’t ever forget. Head to the Museum of Nature & Science on October 25 where you can go trick or treating in the museum decked out in your Halloween costumes until you get tired and recline in the world-famous diorama halls which will be transformed into sleeping spaces. If you spend the whole night there you’ll be woken up by a hot breakfast before you make your way back home.

5. Colorado Symphony (Denver) Halloween Spooktacular

November 3 at 2:30 pm

The Halloween fun doesn’t stop in October! On November 3 visit the Colorado Symphony for its Halloween Spooktacular for a family-fun concert featuring music you love from TV, movies and more. Don’t forget to dress up, the best-costumed duos will have a chance to show off their outfits for the crowd.

Still looking for more Halloween events? One of our favorite organizations, Macaroni Kids Highlands Ranch, has the 2019 Macaroni Kid ULTIMATE Fall & Halloween FUN Guide with even more events to choose from. Happy Halloween!

recipe

Twisted Halloween Sugar Cookies

(Makes about 24 swirl cookies)

Ingredients:
Basic sugar cookie dough recipe:
(Makes 48 sugar cookies)

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Food coloring – black, green, orange, purple
Halloween sprinkles

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  • Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.
  • Divide dough evenly into five bowls, and color each with a different color liquid food coloring. (Black, green, orange, purple). This can be done in a stand mixer to avoid staining.
  • Roll each color dough into grape-sized balls. Chill in freezer if possible, to firm up.
  • Combine a ball of each color and quickly roll into a larger ball. It will look like a little beach ball made of cookie dough.
  • Then roll that ball between your hands and the counter or cutting board until you have a cylinder about 6 inches long.
  • Starting from one end of the cylinder, roll the dough into a coil, twisting the cylinder as you go. Roll edges of the cookie in sprinkles. Repeat with remaining cookies.
  • Bake cookies 8-10 minutes, or until done (fully done middle with the barest touch of golden brown on the edges).
  • Store in an airtight container.

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