Halloween Celebrations in Florida 2011

Even though Florida is the Sunshine State, it can still be spooky and mysterious during the month of October and Halloween. Below, in no particular order, find a list of things to do for Halloween in the state of Florida.

Florida Haunt Nights
With activities called the Morbid Hotel and Nightmares, this is not for the faint at heart. Considered Northeast Florida’s scariest haunted houses, these are worth checking out (if they let you out) for those who love a good scare. Or two. Located in Jacksonville Beach, Florida on 1944 Beach Road, about 17 miles from Jacksonville. Tickets start at $10.99.

A Petrified Forest
Open September 30th thru October 31st. This is the fourth annual Halloween celebration. Local artists hand-built this venue where you will tour the haunted town and jump out of and into your skin. Fifteen minutes North of Orlando in Altamonte Springs, FL. Tickets start at $5, depending on what you choose. They also have discounts listed on their website.

Annual Ghosts of Milton Walking Tour
From the Santa Rosa historical society, this is a great tour for the family. Meet the famous dead citizens of this community as well as great guides who will take you to different haunted houses. Tours leave every 15 minutes from 6pm into the night. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 5 – 12, and 4 and under free. Milton Florida is close to Pensacola and the Alabama border. October 28 & 29.

The Little Farm
October 8 – 31 The Little Farm has its pumpkin patch open. They also offer pony rides, a petting zoo, scarecrow kits and more for a small fee. If you buy a pumpkin, however, you get one free pony ride! For the first 500 pumpkins bought, The Little Farm will donate $1 each to a local charity. Refreshments available for purchase. This is a nice family venue. Located in Goulds, Florida a half an hour south of Miami.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Disney, of course, is catering to the young ones who still may be afraid of haunted houses and ghosts. Guests can dress up in costumes, trick or treat at the park, watch the “Boo to you” Parade, experience fireworks, meet Disney characters and do so much more that has been made special for Halloween. Tickets needed and start at about $48 depending on age and day of the week. This runs from September 13 – November 1. Disney World in Orlando, FL.

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