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Halloween in Traverse City, 2022

The spookiest month of the year is here, and we want to make sure that your calendar is fully booked with shrieks and surprises this Halloween! While you’re touring Traverse City and the nearby area, be sure to visit Delamar, where we guarantee the only frights you’ll find are while you’re trick or treating.  

Movies and Shows

On October 29th, the City Opera House will be putting on their rendition of Rick Riordan’s The Lightning Thief, adapted for the stage and performing one day only. The City Opera House has two shows, starting at 11am and 1:30pm, so if you’re a fan of the theater don’t miss out. Consider touring the building as well if you’re a buff for history – the building was declared a Michigan State Historic Site in 1971, and is rife with memorabilia from its over 50 years of productions.

If you and the family prefer film, Traverse City has just the event for you: Family Film Fun. Every Saturday in October till mid-November, one dollar will buy you a ticket at The Bay Theatre that includes a feature film and bonus cartoon. For the week of Halloween, you’ll be treated to a showing of Tim Burton’s A Corpse Bride, but feel free to see the whole of their October lineup! 

Walk, or Run, About Town 

If you want to get out and walk off the Halloween candies before they arrive, here are two events to consider: the Downtown Traverse City Halloween Walk and Zombie Run! Both are on Oct. 29th, and will allow you to see most of downtown if you participate. In the Halloween Walk, kids will be able to show off their costumes to the public, with participating stores giving out candy too.

The Zombie Run is a Traverse City tradition worth participating in – all proceeds from their registration will go to TART Trails, an organization dedicated to enriching and maintaining the trails across Traverse that make the area so great. All participants in the run get swag from the event like a Zombie Run tee-shirt and race bib, along with post race refreshments! 

Pumpkin Patches and Outdoor Fun

Just south of Traverse City, Pahl’s Pumpkin Patch is ready and able to provide all the fall festivities you could want this Halloween season! They’ve got a surplus of events for you to enjoy – not only is their pumpkin patch worth visiting, but also pony carousels, apple cannons, and rides for all ages. Not only that, but their homemade ciders, doughnuts, and decadent pumpkin pies are also for sale! 

If you’re considering something more scenic, and a tad more adventurous, why not take a chairlift up to Crystal Mountain? Located near the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Crystal Mountain provides a view of Michigan like none other from its one-of-a-kind alpine slope, the only one in the state! You’ll be able to see all the beautiful hues of the changing landscape from up high while you ride, and again on your way back down.  

Where to Stay During Your Spooktacular Season

If you want to have unparalleled access to Traverse City’s beaches while still within walking distance of downtown, we have just the place for you to celebrate Halloween! Delamar Traverse City’s luxurious amenities make relaxing after a season of scares easy, and our staff is willing to go above and beyond to make your next travel experience your best one yet. So why wait? Book today before it’s too late! 

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