June 27, 2017

Halloween: 5 Family-Friendly Hotel Festivals & Overnight Packages

Whether you have only a few hours or want to spend the night, many hotels across the country are offering special Halloween-themed overnight packages and family activities. Take a look at a few of the fun-filled opportunities for you and your kids at local hotels.

Gaylord Hotels: Visit any Gaylord Hotels resort (Washington, DC, Nashville, Orlando and Dallas/Ft. Worth) on select dates in October for a Scared Shrekless Family Halloween. Enjoy a fun-filled overnight stay complete with trick-or-treating in costume, a scavenger hunt and wake-up calls from Shrek, Fiona and more. Your kids can even learn to make Swamp Sludge and participate in a costume contest.

Great Wolf Lodge: Head to any Great Wolf Lodge location for Howl-O-Ween where your kids can participate in pumpkin painting, seasonal crafts and a spooky costume parade. Head to the Grand Lobby on Friday and Saturday nights for a Monster Bash Dance Party and don’t forget about the not-so-scary Spooktacular Story Time.

Ritz-Carlton (Laguna Niguel, CA): As part of Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program, Creatures of the Night will be offered nightly October 25-27 from 6-9 pm. The program is catered to the five senses as kids identify shadows of different animals in the Shadow Game and try to figure out smells like candy corn and pumpkins as part of Ghoulish Smell.

St. Paul Hotel (St. Paul, MN): Stop by on October 28 from 2-4 pm for a special Children’s Halloween Tea. You’ll find magicians, special Halloween treats, like creepy deviled eye balls and cucumber finger sandwiches. For dessert, look for bat cookies, pumpkin bars and cobweb crisps. Yum.

Moonrise Hotel (St. Louis, MO): Head on over for the Great Pumpkin Carve & Glow on October 27 from 3-6:30 pm. Kids will have the opportunity to carve and decorate pumpkins, then have their work on display during the official lighting and judging of pumpkins. Come in costume for an afternoon filled with fun and candy apples.

Be sure to also call hotels close to you to see if any of them have special children’s festivities in the works for the days leading up to Halloween. What a fun way to celebrate!

Photo Credit: Collie Wine

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