Guide to Halloween Events in Atlanta 2012 | Trick-or-Treat and Trunk-or-Treat around Atlanta

Halloween is actually my son’s favorite holiday because “I can get so many candies in one night” he said. For parents, taking kids out for trick or treat around the neighborhood is also a fun way to explore our neighborhood that we mostly drive by.

However, if you want to get more mileage out from the costume you have made or purchased this year, there are several fun Halloween events in Atlanta that your kids will sure love to check them out.

If you are looking for other Fall fun activities, don’t forget to check out our Guide to Fall Fun in Atlanta.

Guide to 2012 Halloween Events: Trick or Treat (& Trunk or Treat) Around Atlanta

Please note that most malls will not allow costume with mask or toy weapon for safety reason.

Acworth: Halloween Carnival

Join the Acworth Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday at Logan Farm Park from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. for our annual Halloween Carnival. For a minimal charge each child can participate in many different games and activities where they can win candy and prizes. There is also a costume contest that is broken up into different age groups. Parking is limited. Shuttles run from Roberts School and the corner of Cherokee Street and Northside Drive. The event begins at 4:00 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m.

Place: Logan Farm Park, Acworth GA
Date: October 27, 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 4pm-8pm
Cost: FREE

Atlanta: Brick or Treat @ LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Join us for a fun and not-so-scary time at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta!

Little Ghosts, Little Goblins, and Little Monsters take over LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta during the month of October for Brick-or-Treat!

Bring your little monsters, princesses and superheroes and join us for a fun and not-so- scary time here at LEGOLAND Discovery Center at Phipps Plaza! There will be free giveaways, see LEGO monsters takeover Miniland and help us create a LEGO Pumpkin patch! All activities start Saturday, Oct 6th and last all week long!

It wouldn’t be Halloween without a costume contest! Join us Oct. 27th and 28th at 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. for a fun Halloween costume contest!

Come early on Sundays between 10 a.m. – noon for an extra spooky giveway for the first 100 kids ages 3 – 12 years old. Stop by our retail store and enjoy 10% savings on all your favorite LEGO merchandise with any purchase over $50. Do you have an annual pass? Enjoy 10% of our retail merchandise regardless of how much you spend!

Place: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta, 3500 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA
Date: October 1-31, 2012
Time: Sunday – Friday, 10:00 AM– 7:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM– 9:00 PM
Cost: See site for admission price.

Atlanta: Trick or Treat @ Fernbank BOO-seum

Get ready to have a screaming (in delight) good time! Follow the screams (of delight) to Fernbank BOO-seum for a day of frightening-ly fun Halloween-themed activities. Free treats for kids in costumes!*

BOO-seum admission is free with a Museum ticket

Place: Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA
Date: October 27-28, 2012 (Saturday – Sunday)
Time: 12pm-4pm
Cost: All Fernbank BOO-seum activities are included with Museum admission and are free for members.

Atlanta: Boo at the Zoo @ Zoo Atlanta

Atlanta’s favorite fun family Halloween festival returns for just four days! Explore magical paths, sample sweet treats*, meet the whimsical characters of Zoo Boo Town, and much more on two enchanted weekends with more than 1,000 animals from around the world. Don’t forget your costume! Activities run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Place: Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Avenue, SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30315
Date: October 20-21 & 27-28, 2012 (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 10am-3pm
Cost: Free with General Admission

Atlanta: Goblin in the Garden @ Atlanta Botanical Garden

Bring young goblins dressed in their Halloween best for a costume parade, the ride-on-train, games, pony rides, tricks, treats and more! The children’s costume parade begins at 3 p.m.

Plus, explore Scarecrows in the Garden. The Garden is stuffed with more than 100 wacky creations.

Place: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Date: October 28, 2012 (Sunday)
Time: 10am-4pm
Cost: Free with General Admission. Food and beverage available for purchase. Train rides $2. Pony rides $4.

Atlanta: Georgia A-Scary-Um @ Georgia Aquarium

Georgia A-Scary-Um will provide a safe and friendly environment for the whole family to have fun in costume and trick-or-treat in a unique environment with batfish, spider crabs and more creatures from the deep.

On Wednesday, October 31, all kids 12 and under in costume will receive FREE general admission with each paid adult or Annual Pass holder (up to 2 free kids).* Get in the spirit with Georgia A-Scary-Um, which will be decked out with Halloween decorations. Visit the trick-or-treat candy stations in each gallery while Halloween music plays throughout the world’s largest aquarium. Then, participate in the Halloween-themed arts and crafts tables and costume contests throughout the day!

In addition to all of the great giveaways, we are proud to once again partner with Green Halloween, a non-profit, community initiative to create and provide healthier and more Earth-friendly options to families. Come enjoy and learn about eco-friendly and animal-friendly Halloween candy. Also learn healthy and sustainable Halloween tips and easy recipes to try at home!

*Up to 2 free kids with each paid adult or Annual Pass. Offer includes Aquarium general admission only. Children should be in Halloween costume – adults are welcome to dress up also! No masks covering faces of adults, please.

Place: Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Date: October 31, 2012 (Wednesday)
Time: Sun: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sat 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Cost: All kids 12 and under in costume will receive free general admission. Up to 2 free kids with each paid adult or Annual Pass. Offer includes Aquarium general admission only.

Atlanta: Ghostly Halloween Party @ Northlake Mall

Calling all ghosts and goblins it’s time to party at the Kidgits Club Ghostly Halloween Party on Wednesday, October 31 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Come dressed to scare up a really fun time for kids of all ages! Radio Disney will host a costume parade at Center Court, and mall wide trick-or-treating will be available at participating stores. Kidgits Club members will have a special area to enjoy activites. Not a member join today or at the event for a $5 annual membership. Please note masks may only be worn by children 12 and under.

Place: Northlake Mall, 4800 Briarcliff Rd., Atlanta GA
Date: October 31, 2012 (Wednesday)
Time: 6pm-8pm
Cost: FREE

Atlanta: Trunk or Treat @ Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church

The Buckhead community is invited to a Trunk or Treat event for children and their families from 6–7 p.m. in the Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church parking lot on Wednesday, October 31. Volunteers with decorated car trunks or tailgates will pass out candy. There will also be face painting, a cake walk, inflatables and crafts. Need more info? Visit

Place: Second – Ponce de Leon Baptist Church , 2715 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Date: October 31, 2012 (Wednesday)
Time: 6pm-7pm
Cost: FREE

Atlanta: Trunk or Treat @ Shallowford Presbyterian Church

All are welcome to this family-friendly, joy-of-life, fun-together event, Trunk or Treat at Shallowford Presbyterian Church.

Place: Shallowford Presbyterian Church, 2375 Shallowford Road, NE , Atlanta, GA
Date: October 31, 2012 (Wednesday)
Time: 6pm-8pm
Cost: FREE

Buford: Trick or Treat @ Mall of Georgia

Mall of Georgia opens its doors to trick-or-treaters at 6 p.m. until the candy runs out! Participating stores will have a sign posted in their store front window. Halloween photos will also be available for purchase in Nordstrom Court. Code of Conduct •Masks are only allowed on children 12 years old and younger. •NO Toy Weapons. •Costumes are to be worn only during event hours. •Only Children 12 years old and younger will be allowed to trick-or-treat.

Place: Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Dr., Buford, GA
Date: October 31, 2012 (Wednesday)
Time: 6pm-candy run out
Cost: FREE

Cumming: Forsyth County Trunk or Treat

Bring the whole family and have fun learning how to stay safe. The event will include stranger danger, fire safety and traffic safety information.  Also, participants can enjoy candy, face painting, tattoos and food. All ages are welcome. Please bring one bag of candy per family for admission to the event. Also, bring a bag to collect candy!

Place: Coal Mountain Park, 3560 Settingdown Road, Cumming, GA
Date: October 27, 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 6pm-9pm
Cost: FREE

Cumming: Trick or Treating & Storytime @ The Avenue Forsyth

It’s Trick-or-Treat time at Barnes & Noble. It’s time for our Halloween Storytime “The Monster’s Monster!” Come dressed in your costume for this event. We will be reading lots of fun Halloween stories and passing out candy during our Halloween parade!

Place: Barnes & Noble, The Avenue Forsyth, 410 Peachtree Parkway , Cumming, GA
Date: October 27, 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 11am
Cost: FREE

Cumming: Fall Family Fun Night @ Christ Community Church

We will have hot dogs, s’mores, a bonfire, and lots of fun in this alternative to Halloween celebrations. Children and youth can come in (non-scary) costumes and will receive a bag of candy. Free event!

Place: Christ Community Church, 5455 Campground Road, Cumming, GA
Date: October 31, 2012 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Cost: FREE

Cumming: Fall Family Fun @ First Redeemer Church

Annual Fall Family Fun Festival with games and activities for children of all ages. There will be plenty of candy and children are encouraged to come dressed in kid-friendly costumes. Admission is one bag of individually wrapped candy.

Place: First Redeemer Church, 2100 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA 30041
Date: October 31, 2012 (Wednesday)
Time: 6pm-9pm
Cost: FREE

Cumming: Trunk or Treat @ North Lanier Baptist Church

Fun family alternative for Halloween. Inflatables, games and trunks full of candy! Also, there will be food at family friendly prices, as well as free popcorn and cotton candy!

Place: North Lanier Baptist Church, 829 Atlanta Rd, Cumming, GA 30040-2707
Date: October 31, 2012 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:30pm-8pm
Cost: FREE

Duluth: Halloween on the Green

Don’t miss this SPOOKTACULAR event with LOTS of family-friendly activities, trick or treat, costume contest, kids zone, hay rides & MORE!

FREE CONCERT FEATURING: LAUGHING PIZZA! Free concert admission with a canned food donation to the local food bank. A nominal fee will be charged for the Kids Zone & Concessions

Place: Duluth Town Green, 3167 Main Street, Duluth, GA
Date: October 27, 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 2pm-7pm
Cost: FREE

Duluth: Train or Treat @ Southeastern Railway Museum

Come celebrate Halloween at the museum. Costume Contest at noon and 4pm. Make special crafts, trick or treat around historic trains, participate in a costume contest and more.

Place: Southeastern Railway Museum, 3593 Buford Hwy, Duluth, GA
Date: October 27, 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 10am-5pm
Cost: Adults, $8; children 2-12, $5; under 2, free; Wild West train ride, $3.

Johns Creek: Spooky Mill @ Autrey Mill

Two evenings of Trick-or-Treating in the Heritage Village, games, spooky stories, fortune telling, and a haunted house.

Special Preschool Spooky Mill activities during daytime of October 26th, 11am-2pm.

Place: Johns Creek Baptist Church, 6910 McGinnis Ferry Road, Johns Creek, GA
Date: October 26-27, 2012 (Friday – Saturday)
Time: 5pm – 9pm
Cost: FREE with admission

Johns Creek: Trunk or Treat Family [email protected] Johns Creek Baptist Church

Johns Creek Baptist Church’s annual Trunk or Treat family festival will be from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 24 at 6910 McGinnis Ferry Road. From 5-6 p.m., there will be $3 Chick-fil-A kids’ meals and hayrides; from 6-7 p.m. the trunk or treat will take place. To register for the kids meals, e-mail[email protected] by Oct. 18. Due to various ages, scary costumes are not allowed.

Place: Johns Creek Baptist Church, 6910 McGinnis Ferry Road, Alpharetta, GA
Date: October 24, 2012 (Wednesday)
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Cost: FREE

Kennesaw: Kidgits Boo Bash @ Town Center at Cobb

Saturday, October 27, 6-8pm. Halloween is here and Town Center at Cobb is inviting all little ghouls, goblins and boo’tiful princesses to come have a spooktacular good time at the Kidgits Halloween event. Kids can wear their cool costumes and participate in a variety of different activities. Don’t forget your free Trick-or-Treat Bag compliments of The Hub and FREE KRE-O Bumblebee Transformer (limit one per family, while supplies last). It’s sure to be a howlin’ good time! Radio Disney will be here for the costume contest.

Place: Town Center at Cobb, 400 Barrett Pkwy, Kennesaw, GA
Date: October 27, 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 6pm-8pm
Cost: FREE for Kidgit Club member, $5 to become a member

Kennesaw: Trunk or Treat @ Kennesaw United Methodist

Wear your costume and get treats at decorated trunks! Enjoy inflatable bounces, a balloon artist, games, contests for all ages and more! Hot dogs, popcorn, chips and drinks are provided. This is a FREE event, but a donation of a non-perishable food item for MUST and a bag of candy is suggested. For more information, call 770-428-1543

Place: Kennesaw United Methodist, 1801 Ben King Rd. Kennesaw, GA
Date: October 27, 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 4pm-5:30pm
Cost: FREE

Kennesaw: Trunk or Treat @ Kennesaw First Baptist Church

A night of special “trunks” full of candy and other treats. Fun for preschoolers and chilcren through 5th grade. Costumes are welcome, but we encourage friendly themes.

Place: Kennesaw First Baptist Church, 2958 North Main Street, Kennesaw, Georgia
Date: October 31, 2012 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Cost: FREE

Kennesaw: Trunk or Treat @ Living Hope Church

Join Dress up in costume and join us for Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 27th from 3:00-5:00 p.m.! Experience the fun of trunk or treating through a maze of decorated vehicles, kid-friendly games and prizes, creating a fall craft, and feasting on popcorn and apple cider while catching the GA football game on the big screen! It’s all FREE! For more information, contact Joy Schubert at [email protected]

Place: Living Hope, 3450 Stilesboro Rd NW, Kennesaw, GA
Date: October 27, 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 3pm-5pm
Cost: FREE

Lawrenceville: Halloween Bash & Trick-O-Treat @ Discover Mills

Halloween is here and Sugarloaf Mills is inviting all little ghouls, goblins and boo’tiful princesses to come have a frightfully good time at our Kidgits Halloween Bash on Tuesday, October 30 from 5:00-7:00pm. Event will be held in the food court. Wear your cool costume and join us for fun Halloween crafts. Don’t forget your free trick-or-treat bag compliments of The Hub and FREE KRE-O Bumblebee Transformer (limit one per family, while supplies last). It’s sure to be a howling good time. Mall wide Trick-O-Treat from 6:00-8:00pm. Participating stores will have a pumpkin in their window.

For the safety and security of our customers and staff the Code of Conduct for Discover Mills includes no toy weapons, no masks allowed, no hoods or hoodies covering the head and face, costumes only during event hours. Please note: All standard mall code of conduct apply.

Place: Discover Mills, 5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Lawrenceville, GA
Date: October 30th, 2012 (Tuesday)
Time: 5pm-8pm
Cost: FREE for Kidgit Club member, $5 to become a member

Marietta: Fall Festival of Fun

Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department along with Cobb County Public Safety, Safe Kids Cobb County and Cobb County 4-H are hosting the 13th Annual Fall Festival of Fun on Wednesday, October 31st at the Cobb County Safety Village . The event will begin at 4:00pm and end at 7:00pm. This event will provide the children of Cobb County a safe alternative to the traditional Trick-or-Treat in their neighborhoods.

The festival will include arts and crafts, games, inflatable rides, Police and Fire activities, costume and coloring contests, a photo booth and other surprises. Parking, entrance to the park, games, candy and contests are free (there is a fee for concessions and inflatable rides). Come wearing your Halloween costume and be sure to bring a bag to carry all of your candy!

Place: 1220 Al Bishop Dr SW, Marietta, GA 30008 (Cobb Safety Village)
Date: October 31, 2012 (Wednesday)
Time: 4pm-7pm
Cost: FREE

Marietta: Trunk or Treat @ East West Church

Looking for a fun, life-affirming alternative to Halloween? This is a family-friendly, joy-of-life, fun-together event. In a trunk-or-treat, kids go from car to car and get treats, but there’s tons of fun for everyone. Join us for: food, games, activities and prizes! Costumes are optional

Place: East West Church, 1521 Hurt Rd, Marietta, GA 30008
Date: October 27, 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm
Cost: FREE

Newnan: Munchkin Masquerade

Join us for this Halloween tradition where downtown merchants pass out Halloween treats to costumed little ones.

Place: Downtown, Main street, Newnan, GA
Date: October 31, 2012 (Wednesday)
Time: 10am-noon
Cost: FREE

Norcross: BOOfest

From October 23 – 31, kids and adults will have plenty to do during an event that combines elements from Halloween, Mexico’s “Day of the Dead” celebration, and the spiritual magic behind African masks and Lowcountry Gullah. BOOfest includes mask-making workshops, storytelling, building and decorating a traditional altar, a film, a bike-decorating contest, a “Mask-Parade” between Lillian Webb Park and Thrasher Park, and more.

Event for Saturday, October 27, Free Kids workshop – come paint a mask! Storytelling, African masks and “Day of the Dead” masks, Halloween masks. Kids are invited to decorate their bikes and show off their Halloween costumes and homemade masks by participating in the Norcross Mask-Parade. This is free to anyone who wants to join in – just show up at Lillian Webb Park on Oct. 27th around 4:15 for the parade beginning at 4:30pm.

On Halloween night, It’s Trick-or-treating…..and the locals are waiting for you…..bwahahhahaha

Place: Downtown, Norcross, GA
Date: October 27-31, 2012 (Saturday – Wednesday)
Time: noon – 7pm
Cost: FREE

Powder Springs: Trunk or Treat @ Powder Springs First United Methodist

FREE family-fun event! Don’t miss Trunk-or-Treat on October 28th from 5-7pm at Powder Springs First United Methodist located at 4329 Marietta Street in Powder Springs, GA. Car “trunks” will be decorated and packed full of fun treats and games for the kids. Enjoy hayrides, assorted candy, and inflatables to play in! Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Dinner and snack foods will also be available to purchase for a small fee. All proceeds will help fund our mission and youth projects.

Place: Powder Springs First United Methodist Church, 4329 Marietta St., Powder Springs, GA 30127
Date: October 28, 2012 (Sunday)
Time: 5pm-7pm
Cost: FREE

Smyrna: Trunk or Treat @ St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church

St. Benedict’s will be hosting our 3rd annual Trunk or Treat in the parking lot at 5PM on October 27th! We are asking for volunteers to decorate their trunk or the back of their vehicle and hand out candy. People who sign up are responsible for their own candy and decorations.

Place: Saint Benedict’s Episcopal Church, 2160 Cooper Lake Rd SE, Smyrna, GA
Date: October 27, 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 5pm
Cost: FREE

Suwanee: Trek or Treat

Trick-or-treat along the park’s greenway and participate in fall festival activities.

Place: Suwanee Creek Park, 1170 Buford Hwy., Suwanee, GA
Date: October 27, 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 11am
Cost: FREE

Woodstock: KidFest 2012

KidsFest is a free event designed to give children the opportunity to trick-or-treat in a safe environment.  Halloween trick or treat activities for our younger ghouls and goblins, including moonwalks, DJ, games, the ever popular stringed apple and pumpkin bowling games, face painting, costume contest and candy give-away, all in the safety of The Park at City Center (formerly Downtown City Park).

Place: The Park at City Center (Downtown City Park), Woodstock, GA
Date: October 31, 2012 (Wednesday)
Time: 3pm-7pm
Cost: FREE

Note: Please double check websites for time, date, schedule and admission fee for accuracy.