7 unique ways to celebrate Halloween in Huntsville

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Or should we say, Haunts-ville? (McCarley Northway / Hville Blast)

The countdown to Halloween continues, and we’re officially less than one week away from the spookiest night of the year. Here are seven different ways you can celebrate Halloween in the Rocket City:

1. Trick-or-treat on Halloween night (or trunk-or-treat)

It’s all treats and no tricks from these friendly ghouls. (McCarley Northway / Hville Blast)

We asked our Kelly Plantation in Harvest made the list. The folks who live in Old Town Huntsville on Clinton Ave. estimated that they see anywhere from 500 to 600 trick-or-treaters each year.

If trick-or-treating isn’t your vibe, there are a ton of local trunk-or-treats upcoming. Truck-or-treating is like traditional trick-or-treating, but it occurs in a parking lot where parents take their children to get candy.

2. Celebrate Hallo-weekend at these 12 awesome parties

ghost pic in Maple Hill Cemetery
Boo! (McCarley Northway / Hville Blast)

Maybe you’ve outgrown trick-or-treating but still want to dress up and celebrate Halloween. Check out these 12 Halloween parties happening in the Huntsville area this weekend. Our favorites include:

3. View festive seasonal decor around town

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See the 12-foot-tall Home Depot skeleton in real life. (McCarley Northway / Hville Blast)

Does anyone else feel like Halloween has started to compete with Christmas for best seasonal decor? If you want to start a new tradition of driving around looking at spooky decorations, we’ve listed the Huntsville houses you can’t miss.

4. Check out a Witches Ride

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You can find several Witches Ride events to enjoy this month in Huntsville. (Michael Seale / Hville Blast)

Witches rides are family friendly events that benefit different charitable causes. Many have food trucks, parties and plenty of candy, of course. Check out our guide to see if there’s a witches ride happening near you this weekend.

5. Grab the supplies for your Huntsville inspired Halloween costume

We’ve whipped up some unique ideas for those looking to get creative with their costumes this year. Head over to Spirit Halloween or Halloween City to grab all the supplies you need to recreate our Huntsville inspired costumes. Some of our favorite ideas are:

  • An engineer
  • A duck from Big Spring Park
  • A security clearance
  • Lily Flagg the cow

Not sure how you’d make these looks? Watch our videos above for everything you need to recreate these iconic costumes.

6. Read some spooky local legends

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Dead Children’s Playground is one of Huntsville’s most haunted sites. (McCarley Northway / Hville Blast)

If you love history, ghost stories or local legends, you have to check out some of Huntsville’s spookiest stories like:

7. Binge Hville Blast Halloween videos on Instagram + TikTok!

Our team has had a blast creating Halloween content for you. Lots of our website readers don’t know that we have active accounts on Instagram and TikTok too. If you go binge watch our Halloween posts, let us know what you think by leaving us a comment on Facebook. Happy haunting, Huntsville!

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Audrey Johnson
Audrey Johnson
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