Here's a collection of area Halloween festivities. This list will be updated as we get more event details.
- Fleet Feet Sports Tulsa is holding Nightmare on Second Street, which is a Halloween event that incorporates fitness along with candy.
The event includes a 1.5-mile fun run around the Blue Dome District (streets will be closed for safety,) costume contests, candy and prizes. New for 2012 is a dog category – runners can bring their dogs to run in the fun run, and there will be a prize for the best K9 costume.
This is a great way to burn off some Halloween candy energy while also incorporating running, walking and fitness into a holiday tradition. The run is scheduled this year for Oct. 30, so it doesn’t interfere with typical trick-or-treating.
- The Tulsa Zoo will put on a costume of its own this Halloween as it transforms into a spooky, but not-too-scary, trick-or-treating wonderland.
HallowZOOeen 2012 will showcase some treasured treats with Burger King Royal Castle and American Airlines "Pirate Island". Burger King's Royal Castle summons all Green Country royalty to join the Tulsa Zoo for a splendid to-do where your princess (or prince charming!) can be amused with royal court activities, including archery with nerf guns!
Perhaps a sailor's life suits thee more? Then chart yer course for American Airlines "Pirate Island" for a swashbuckling adventure with the American Airlines pirates. Every "buoy" and "ghoul" will enjoy the one-of-a-kind pirate ship, where seaworthy sprouts can take the helm.
No HallowZOOeen is complete without a tour through the American Airlines Haunted House or a spin on the Haunted Train or Cross-Eyed Carousel. Kids of all ages will enjoy the CommunityCare "Pumpkin Patch Playroom" with a hay maze, pumpkin decorating and carnival games.
Of course the Tulsa Zoo hasn't forgotten about the CANDY! Corporate-sponsored Goblin Stops line the zoo to provide a safe trick-or-treating environment where your kiddos can fill up their goodie bags - and with more than 3 tons of candy, there will be plenty of treats!
Tulsa Zoo's HallowZOOeen will take place Oct. 27-31. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Tulsa Zoo daily from 9a.m.-5p.m.
The cost for admission is $8 for the general public and $7 for Tulsa Zoo Friends members. Children 1 and under are free if not trick-or-treating.
WOODLAND HILLS MALL TO HOST SAFE TRICK-OR-TREATING
Kids are invited to enjoy fun and goodies in a safe environment!
WHAT: Ghosts, goblins and ghouls, oh my! Your favorite little black cats and spooky bats are invited to Woodland Hills Mall on Tuesday, October 30 from 6:00 - 8:00PM for a fun and safe night at Mall-o-ween Halloween celebration!
For children 12 years old and younger, throw on your best costume and come scour the mall and various retailers for candy, all in a safe and climate-controlled environment. Parents can visit with family friendly businesses and learn more about Simon Malls' Kidgits Club program while your kiddos trick-or-treat.
The event will be presented by The Hub TV Network, a destination for kids and their families. The Hub will provide fun activities for attendees, giveaways and trick-or-treat bags (while supplies last). Additionally, during the event, little ones can view some of the network's fun, kid-friendly, spooky-themed episodes of shows including "My Little Pony Friendship is Magic" and "Transformers Rescue Bots." This will be a spooktacular Halloween that you and your kiddos won't want to miss!
COST: FREE and open to the public.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 30
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Woodland Hills Mall- Upper and lower levels of mall
7021 S Memorial Dr.
Tulsa, OK 74133
For the third year, officers from the Tulsa Police Department's Riverside Division will host the Haunted Halloween Precinct on Monday, Oct. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Families can look at police equipment including, a helicopter, Saracen and patrol cars, and visit with the officers who use them.
Children 12 and under can play games and receive safe treats at the festivities.
Sponsors for the event are QuikTrip Corporation, Target and Tulsa Federal Credit Union.
The Riverside Division is located at 7515 Riverside Drive.
Mall-O-Ween at Tulsa Promenade Mall, October 31st 6pm-8pm
Children asked to bring canned goods for food drive benefiting the
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
Tulsa, OK (October 15, 2012)-----Promenade Mall, located at 4107 S. Yale Avenue, invites the public to their annual Mall-O-Ween event Wednesday, October 31st from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Children and their parents are invited for mall wide trick or treating with participating retailers and a canned food drive for the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. In addition 106.9 KHITS radio station will sponsor a children’s costume contest at 7:00 pm in Center Court. Prizes will be awarded in several categories including
· Best Baby Costume (birth to one yr)
· Cutest Costume
· Funniest Costume
· Scariest Costume
· Most Original Costume
· Best of Show
“We are excited to be promoting a community canned food drive. We ask all trick-or-treaters to bring at least one canned food with them on Halloween. The food will be donated to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma,” said Sheila Cooper, Mall Manager for Tulsa Promenade Mall. “Promenade Mall provides a comfortable environment for families to enjoy a fun Halloween. Our participating retailers will be handing out treats to all princesses, fairies and ghosts descending upon the mall on Halloween.”
Halloween has definitely become more than just candy and treats. According to the National Retail Federation's (NRF) 2012 Halloween Consumer Spending Survey Americans are expected to spend $2.87 billion on Halloween costumes this year, spending over $1.1 billion on children’s costumes, $1.4 billion on adult costumes, and $370 million on pet costumes. The average person will spend $79.82 on Halloween candy, costumes and décor, bringing total spending to $8 billion - the most in the survey’s ten-year history.
Several stores in Promenade Mall are catering to the Halloween shopper. Shoppers to the mall can visit Halloween Express, a store dedicated to Halloween costumes and decorations. This store is located on the lower level across from Victoria’s Secret. In addition several stores have Halloween accessories as well including Claire’s Accessories, Hot Topic, and Romancing the Stone.