Of all American holidays, Halloween is arguably the most stress-free and fun: it’s a time for fall treats, vibrant colors, costumes, and, of course, all things spooky. You can get in the spirit of the season by checking out festive community gatherings, and Halloween events in Houston’s greater metro area have plenty to offer. If you prefer to avoid big-city crowds, look no further than the nearby community of Tomball for small-town accessibility that delivers outsized entertainment for all ages.
Spooktacular at Tomball Depot Plaza
October 7, 2023: Don’t miss Tomball Depot Plaza’s annual “Spooktacular.” Festivities include games, bounce houses, face painters, food, music, and a pumpkin photo booth. As dusk approaches, the Depot fills with witches, and the whole family can enjoy a showing of Disney’s beloved classic, Hocus Pocus. The event starts at 4 PM, and the movie begins at approximately 7 PM. Admission and parking are free, so grab your chairs, blankets, and snacks for a magical evening.
Tomball Corn Maze
Throughout October: Located at 22601 Lutheran Church Rd, this family-friendly and non-scary 5-acre corn maze offers wandering paths, hidden treasures, and a labyrinth portion. Visitors of all ages can enjoy a pumpkin patch, hayrides, picnic areas, a hay bale playground, and yard games.
Zomball in Tomball
Mid-October: For those looking for a monstrous good time, come with bells on to “Zomball in Tomball” at the historic downtown depot. This giant Halloween-themed event includes a monster-sized trunk-or-treat with dozens of vendors, games, contests, spooky stuff, and more. Explore the Gotcha Gazebo, Creepy Caboose, and Menacing Maze, and enjoy the movie E.T. the Extra Terrestrial on a giant inflatable screen. Admission and parking are free.
Nightmarez Haunted House
End of October: You can get your frights and do good at the same time at Nightmarez Haunted House. This not-for-profit haunt at 19210 Nasworthy Drive is designed for ages 12 and up. Open for 4 nights from 7:00 pm–10:00 pm, this attraction also offers outdoor events and free parking. Visitors praise its creativity and the fact that it changes each year, providing fresh scares and entertainment.
Make the Most of Autumn With Shows at Main Street Crossing
If you’re looking for more local ways to enjoy the fall season in Tomball, check out live music performances at Main Street Crossing.
Main Street Crossing in Tomball, Texas is one of the best small music venues in the Houston metro area. This unique nonprofit in a historical venue hosts country, Americana, folk, blues, and other types of music artists in an intimate setting: the furthest seat is only 45 feet from the stage. MSC also offers food, beverages, table service, and community seating, making it easier to interact with fellow concertgoers and even performing artists. Parking is convenient and stress-free.
Main Street Crossing additionally functions as a multi-use venue for church services, concerts, and more located in Tomball. Check out our event calendar and enjoy entertainment in support of good causes!