What to Do This Halloween

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What to Do This Halloween

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Elsie Goren, News Writer

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Most people acquaint Halloween with sugary treats and creative costumes. However, this spooky holiday extends far beyond the realm of Eagan’s neighborhoods. The Twin Cities yield an array of frightening yet entertaining alternatives to trick-or-treating. Whether you savor unwinding at home or spending the night out with friends, Halloween offers something for everyone.

Trail of Terror
What is it? A collection of horrific events such as zombie paintball, a haunted maze, the Howling Pines Woods Walk, and an escape room, where groups are trapped in a castle awaiting a gruesome fate.
When is it? October 9 – 31 from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. every Friday and Saturday
Where is it? Shakopee
How long does it take to get there? About 40 minutes
How much does it cost? $19.95 for general admission and $16.95 for advanced general admission

Twin Cities Horror Festival
What is it? The Twin Cities Horror Festival is an assortment of short Halloween plays. They range from cute and quirky to psychologically thrilling and suspenseful.
When is it? October 22 – November 1
Where is it? Southern Theater in Minneapolis
How long does it take to get there? About 30 minutes
How much does it cost? Tickets cost $14 – $15

Fright Farm Haunted House
What is it? This haunted house combines lighting, makeup, costuming, set design, and construction to create an unforgettable experience. The farm is even designed by professional theater artists.
When is it? Friday and Saturday nights from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where is it? Maplewood
How long does it take to get there? About 35 minutes
How much does it cost? $10

ValleySCARE
What is it? ValleySCARE is the Halloween version of Valleyfair, filled with ghouls and monsters behind every turn.
When is it? Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to midnight
Where is it? Shakopee
How long does it take to get there? About 30 minutes
How much does it cost? $30 and up

Scream Town
What is it? Scream Town consists of a haunted house among other game and attractions. It is situated in a barren cornfield surrounded by a dark, ancient forest.
When is it? 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends
Where is it? Chaska
How long does it take to get there? About 40 minutes
How much does it cost? $25 and up

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
What is it? Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension represents the last installment of the move franchise Paranormal Activity. It should be an eerily entertaining watch.
When is it? Halloween at times ranging from 3:30 p.m. to midnight
Where is it? AMC Inver Grove 16 in Inver Grove Heights
How long does it take to get there? About 20 minutes
How much does it cost? $7 and up

Television Marathons
What is it? This Halloween, shows such as Scream Queens and The Simpsons will air episode after episode. For those who relish relaxation rather than social outings, this is the choice for you.

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