Halloween rolls around again, and this year is chock-full of events for young and old to enjoy. Whether it’s wholesome family fun or something a little more spine-tingling for adults, these events are sure to invite one into the spirit of the spooky season.
Twin Cities Paranormal Society Cocktail Party: Reminisce and drink over the Twin Cities Paranormal Society’s spooky adventures Oct. 27, 28 and 30 at The Lexington restaurant in St. Paul. On Oct. 30, the party will be joined by paranormal investigator Dave Schrader, host of the podcast The Paranormal 60, who will reveal the findings of his overnight investigation of The Lexington itself. Tickets available at opentable.com/r/the-lexington-saint-paul.
Minnesota Jack-O Lantern Spectacular: Through Nov. 4, the Minnesota Zoo invites families to walk its pumpkin-lined trail. This year’s theme is “Seasons of the Year” with pumpkins carved by artists. Ticket prices range from $18-24 for adults and $14-20 for children and are available at mnzoo.org/jols-2023.
Haunted Basement: A Party To Die For: Minneapolis nonprofit The Haunted Basement transforms Travail Kitchen and Amusements at 4134 Hubbard Ave. N. in Robbinsdale into a spine-tingling dining experience with a 10-course Halloween-themed tasting menu and cocktails. The dinner event starts at 5:45 p.m. and runs Wednesdays to Saturdays until Nov. 4, as well as Tuesday, Oct. 31. Tickets available at exploretock.com/travailkitchen.
Minneapolis Cider Co. Halloween Murder Mystery Party: Work together and role play with other participants Oct. 27 to solve a murder at an office party. Located at the Minneapolis Cider Company’s private event space, The Haralson Room, at 701 S.E. Ninth St. in Minneapolis. Food and drinks for purchase. Tickets available at eventbrite.com.
Barebones Puppet Theatre 30th Annual Extravaganza: The outdoor puppetry theater takes place every year in October, with this one being the event’s 30th that promises drama and songs fit for the family. Showings will be Oct. 27, 28, 29 and 31 on the Midtown Greenway at 2828 11th Ave. S. in Minneapolis. Tickets can be purchased at barebonespuppets.org. Admission can be free, but a $20 donation is encouraged with each ticket.
Hocus Pocus Halloween Drag Brunch: Roxy’s Cabaret in Minneapolis hosts a Halloween-themed drag show at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 28. The brunch show features performances and costumes. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at roxyscabaret.com.
The Dead End Hayride: Billing itself as “Minnesota’s most terrifying haunted hayride,” the Dead End Hayride rises again for its yearly run from Sep. 22 to Oct. 31, Wednesday to Saturday. The event is at 28186 Kettle River Blvd. N. in Wyoming. Tickets are available at showclix.com/tickets/DEH2023.
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