|Halloween Events in Metro Atlanta|
|Written by Joshua Smith|
It’s that time again to celebrate costumes and candy. You can dress up to be your favorite hero, character or goblin all while munching down on free candy from neighbors and businesses.
On Common Ground News has compiled a list of Halloween fun for the whole family.
The Gallery at South DeKalb's “Mall-O-Ween”
The Gallery at South DeKalb, 2801 Candler Road, Decatur, will host “Mall-O-Ween” on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 6 p.m.
Children 12 and under are invited to pick up treats at candy stations located throughout the mall and at participating stores while supplies last. 404-241-2431.
Northlake Mall's Halloween Party
Northlake Mall, 4800 Briarcliff Road, N.E., Atlanta, will host a Ghostly Halloween Party on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 6 – 8 p.m.
The mall and Radio Disney will team up for this event. Your family can enjoy an evening of fun including a costume parade, games and trick-or-treating at participating stores. Kids ages 12 and under are permitted to wear masks. 770-938-3564.
North DeKalb Mall's Trick or Treating
North DeKalb Mall, 2050 Lawrenceville Highway, Decatur, will offer Trick or Treating on Thursday, Oct. 31, 6 – 8 p.m.
Enjoy a safe and climate-controlled environment for fun. Be sure to bring your camera for a photo opportunity with North DeKalb Mall's own “Broomhilda” the Witch. Look for balloons that will mark participating stores. 404-320-7960.
Disabled kids invited to Lithonia's Trunk or Treat
The City of Lithonia and local businesses are hosting “Trunk or Treat” for disabled kids on Thursday, Oct. 31, 5:30 – 8 p.m,. at 6928 Main Street, Lithonia.
Event organizers say “Trunk or Treat” is a fun and safe alternative to trick or treating. Take the family down to Main Street in Lithonia for up to 40 destinations. To volunteer to help or for more information, call 770-482-1411.
DeKalb County libraries celebrate Halloween
The DeKalb County Public Library System will host events to celebrate Halloween.
The Halloween fun starts on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2:30 – 4 p.m., at the Chamblee branch, 4115 Clairmont Road, Chamblee with a Teen and Tween Halloween Cupcake Decorating session. Open to ages 10 – 17.
Scott Candler branch, 1917 Candler Road, Decatur
Monday, Oct. 28, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Ages 8 – 12.
Storytelling, games and candy apples.
Too Many Pumpkins
Salem-Panola branch, 5137 Salem Road, Lithonia
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 5 – 6 p.m.
Ages 5 – 17
Pumpkins, songs, poems and stories
Hairston Crossing branch, 4911 Redan Road, Stone Mountain
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 5 – 7 p.m.
The movie, “Warm Bodies,” a zombie named R meets “Julie” and feels an urge to protect her. What happens next is the beginning of a strangely warm relationship that allows R to begin regaining his humanity.
Hairston Crossing branch, 4911 Redan Road, Stone Mountain
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 3:30 – 4:40 p.m.
Make a creepy craft, play scary games and come in your costume so you can march in the library’s costume parade.
Trick or Treat Scavenger Hunt
Decatur branch, 215 Sycamore Street, Decatur
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 4 – 6 p.m
All ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Pick up a clue sheet at the front desk. The hunt will send you through the library answering clues and receiving goodies (while supplies last).
For more information on the library events, call 404-370-8450.
City of Conyers sets Olde Town Festival, zombie walk
The city of Conyers and the Conyers Main Street Program will present the 33rd Annual Olde Town Fall Festival, Conyers’ longest-running festival, in the streets of historic Olde Town Conyers on Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
You can shop among arts and crafts vendors, enjoy entertainment, children’s activities, food vendors and more. Admission and parking are free for the festival. Participants will meet at the Conyers Welcome Center, 901 Railroad Street, N.W., Conyers.
After the Olde Town Fall Festival ends, the zombies will emerge to walk the streets of Olde Town Conyers. The walk ends in front of Center Street Arts, 910 Center Street, N.E., Conyers.
The cost is $20 for adults to walk and $10 for students. Proceeds will benefit the Conyers-Rockdale Council for the Arts. T-shirts will be given to those who pre-register. Following the walk, enjoy a performance of “Thriller” presented by Edwards Middle School and then join fellow zombies in the Black Box Theater for a viewing of some scary movies.
For more information, call 770-602-2606 or 770-922-3143.
Rockdale 4-H invites all to Spooky House
The Rockdale County 4-H, 1400 Parker Road, Lobby A, Conyers, office will host a spooky house on Wednesday, Oct. 30 and Thursday, Oct. 31, 5 – 8 p.m.
Rockdale County 4-H Club would like to invite you to the group’s first 4-H Spooky House. You can bring your family and drop by to join in on the fun. There will be crafts and games while you wait to walk through the house. Costumes are encouraged. A $3 donation is requested.
The target audience for the house are students in grades fourth – eighth, however all ages are welcome. 770-278-7373.
Grant Park hosts Halloween parade, picnic and haunted house
Grant Park, 840 Cherokee Avenue, SE, Atlanta will host events to mark Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 26.
The Grant Park Parent Network's Halloween Parade and Festival offer a opportunity for the kids to dress up in their best costumes – be it fairy, dragon, witch or Bob the Builder – and march proudly through the park. Line-up for the parade is between 3:45 and 4 p.m. behind the concrete pillars at the park entrance on the Boulevard side of the Zoo Atlanta's parking lot.
The parade will go through the park to the street area below the playground near the Milledge fountain entrance, where there will be food and games. You can come out and bring your little ones dressed in their favorite costumes and enjoy hot dogs, baked goods, field day games, storytelling and pumpkin painting.
The park is also hosting a haunted house, the “Little Dojo of Horrors,” at the Sung Ming Shu Dojo, 465 Boulevard, SE, Atlanta.
The tour is $5 per guest. All proceeds go to Sung Ming Shu Dojo, a non-profit organization. Return visits are $1 per head. Adults are welcome to join their children. The haunted dojo is geared for the 1st through 7th grade age range, but all ages are welcome. 404-624-0697.
Boo! I Scared You! Movie night and Candy-Maina in Riverdale
The Riverdale Centre for the Arts, Business and Leisure Services, 710 Church Street, Riverdale will host “Boo! I Scared You! Movie Night” on Friday, Oct. 25, 7 – 9 p.m., and “Candy-Mania” on Thursday, Oct. 31, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
You can enjoy “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” followed by “The Corpse Bride.” Bring your family and friends to enjoy these Halloween-themed movies.
You can join the City of Riverdale residents for a night filled with costumes, candy, games, arts and crafts and entertainment. Organizers say this is fun for the entire family and a safe environment for children to enjoy their trick or treating experience.
Admission is free. 770-909-5300.
Check out a photo album of last year's Halloween events around Decatur here