Family Activities for Halloween | Halloween in New Orleans

Fright Night for the Family

Plan a Kid-Friendly Halloween in New Orleans

Halloween doesn’t have to be just for the adults with its late-night costume parties and scary movies.

This time of the year is at its best when it’s spent with family. For those of you in the Crescent City with kids, we’ve got the best events and attractions for Halloween.

Halloween Candy

Boo Carré Halloween Haunt

Boo Carré is a yearly Halloween event in the French Market District of New Orleans. It’s a free event filled with live music, activities, and trick-o-treating. Bring the whole family and come dressed up in your best Halloween costumes!

A Girl in a Witch Costume

The Ghosts of New Orleans Tour

Let Ghost City take you on a journey with our all ages ghost tour. Whether you are 1 or 100, everyone will have a spooky good time learning about the haunted history of the French Quarter. You can book your tour on our website. Enter if you dare!

A Cat and Dog in Costume

Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo

It's getting spooky at the zoo with witches and ghosts. The Audubon Zoo has a lot for the family to do this Halloween season like mazes and haunted houses while you see all of your favorite animals.

Come dressed up this year and buy your tickets online at the website!

Children in Costume

Louisiana Children’s Museum Mash

Every year, the Louisiana Children’s Museum hosts a Halloween bash. Bring your kids in their Halloween best as they enjoy spooky Halloween music, activities, and good ole fashion trick-or-treating.

Make sure to check the website for updates on event dates and ticket prices.

A Spooky Backdrop

Why New Orleans for Halloween?

Paranormal enthusiasts crowd this iconic city, desperate to encounter phantoms and specters. Locals are quick to tell you that New Orleans is dense with their dearly departed.

Flashy funerals, above-ground cemeteries… Look alive, sunshine–you’re in the City of the Dead.

With their voodoo roots and their predilection for the dead, this town’s no stranger to the spookier side.

Those less interested in the strange or the spectral shouldn’t worry, though. The city’s unparalleled beauty will have even the most severe skeptics staying an extra night.

Booking tickets for your Ghost Tour

You can purchase your tickets online or by phone. In either case, you'll receive your tickets immediately via email. You must purchase tickets in advance.