Stuff to Do on Halloween Night

by Elizabeth Stock

Trick-or-treating is a traditional activity on Halloween Night.

Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images

Americans celebrate Halloween night each year on October 31. While family traditions and methods of celebrating the holiday may vary, there are a variety of activities and things to do on Halloween night. From trick-or-treating to dressing up in a costume and attending a Halloween party, Halloween night is one of the most eventful nights of the year.

Trick-or-treating

Whether you have young kids or you are one yourself, dress up in a costume and go door to door in your neighborhood asking for candy. Trick-or-treating is a traditional Halloween night activity and usually begins when the sun goes down. However, if you feel uncomfortable allowing your children to trick-or-treat alone, throw on a costume and head out the door with them.

Stay Home and Watch a Scary Movie or Carve Pumpkins

If you feel more like relaxing and enjoying a quiet night inside, watch a scary movie on Halloween night or carve a pumpkin. You can usually find a scary movie on television, or you can consider renting one. In addition, carving pumpkins is an opportunity to show off your creative side. If you are not a pumpkin carving expert, there are pumpkin carving templates available to make your pumpkin look professionally done.

Attend a Halloween Party

For adults, attending a Halloween party is an opportunity to have some fun on this holiday. A Halloween party allows adults who are too old to go trick-or-treating, to dress up in Halloween costumes and enjoy the holiday. Usually a Halloween party is held at an person’s home, but more and more cities are throwing adult Halloween parties for people who wish to celebrate.

Visit a Haunted House

Most cities now have a haunted house or other attraction that both older children and adults can attend. Today, many haunted houses are frightening, with companies using high-tech visual and audio equipment in addition to live actors that wander through the attraction, scaring guests. Therefore, many establishments do not recommend bringing children under the age of 10. In addition, expect Halloween night to be a busy night for a popular haunted house, and long lines may be inevitable.

Photo Credits

  • Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images

About the Author

Elizabeth Stock began writing professionally in 2010. Before pursuing a career as a freelance writer, Stock was an editor and note writer for the "Thomas Jefferson Law Review" while attending Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. Stock recently graduated magna cum laude from Thomas Jefferson earning a Juris Doctor.