Six Ways to Celebrate Halloween on the Space Coast
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As Halloween approaches, there are tips and treats all over the Space Coast for ghosts and ghouls of all ages, as well as their pets! Here is a sample to enchant you.
Boo at the zoo: The popular event is back on October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. . Disguises are encouraged. All Boo at the Zoo activities are included in general zoo admission and free for members. Hourly entrance tickets are required for non-members. Visit brevardzoo.org/special-events/boo-at-the-zoo.
Residential Halloween Light Show: The Dixon family decorated their home at 2492 Glenridge Circle, Merritt Island with a free light show scheduled to themed music, including “Thriller,” “This is Halloween,” “Stranger Things” and more from dusk to 10 p.m. from October 17 to Halloween. Tune into 88.1 FM in your car or walk the sidewalk for the best view. They ask visitors to stay out of the grass. Visit facebook.com/TheDixonsHolidayDisplays.
Home on Foggy Bluff: The 125-year-old Green Gables House, located at 1501 S. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne, will host ghost walks through the house and its grounds from October 21-24 and October 29-31 from 8 p.m. to midnight. The Ghost Walk uses fog effects, flashing lights, strobes, minimal lighting, and powerful sound effects. Face masks are recommended. Cameras are not allowed. Tickets range from $ 12 to $ 25. Call 321-794-8901 or visit greengables.org/upcoming.
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Scary Sip-N-Stroll: Rockledge Gardens, 2153 US 1, will be hosting a Halloween-themed adult party for adults 18 and over on Friday, October 29 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. readings and more. Food and drink will be available for purchase. One must reserve. Visit rockledgegardens.com/garden-talks-events.
“Mayhem on Minutemen”: Cocoa Beach Jr / Sr High School, 1500 Minutemen Causeway, Cocoa Beach, will host a “Haunted School” event on October 29th and 30th from 7pm to 10pm. There will be two routes: a less scary version for children, and one for those who want to be afraid. Groups of 10 will be guided by the students. The cost is $ 5 for the kids’ trail, $ 10 for the spooky trail, and $ 13 for both. Call 321-783-1776 or visit brevardschools.org/domain/11186.
Petacular Howl-O-Ween: Bring your pampered pets, dressed in their best, to Cocoa Village for this free event on Saturday, October 30 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Myrt Tharpe Square (Gazebo) in Historic Cocoa Village. The Costumed Pet Walk begins at 1 pm with participants and their costumed Halloween pets following a map through Cocoa Village and making designated stops where they will collect “stuff or treat”. Pets dressed in their favorite costumes can enter the contests from 2:30 pm Each contest entry fee is a donation of $ 10 per animal in advance and $ 15 during the event. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated cart or stroller, the best dressed owner / pet combo, and the best costumes for pets, large and small. All animals should be kept on a leash or in appropriate transport cages, and have up-to-date vaccines and county tags. Call 321-305-4584.
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