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Spooky Season Is Here — These Are the Best Halloween Festivities to Celebrate in Dallas

Pup-Friendly Brunches, Costume Contests, Trick-or-Treating and Dance Parties

BY // 10.12.21

Finally! Spooky season is upon us. And starting this weekend in Dallas, local restaurants and hotels are beginning to host their annual Halloween festivities. From dog-friendly brunches to elaborate costume parties, these are the best Halloween events to go to (costume optional) in Dallas.

Ellie’s Restaurant and Lounge


1717 Leonard Street
Dallas, TX  |  Map

ELLIE’S Terrace_HALL Arts Hotel

Head to Ellie's outdoor terrace this Saturday for Howl-o-ween Brunch.

On October 16, this HALL Arts Hotel restaurant is hosting Howl-o-ween Brunch on their outdoor terrace from 11 am to 2 pm. Fall brunch dishes and cocktails will be available, as well as a canine dog costume contest (prizes include hotel staycations, gift cards, and more), special guests from the SPCA, and dog-friendly trick and treats. Admission is free but RSVP here for reservations on the terrace space.

Bacchus Kitchen + Bar


215 E. Dallas Road
Grapevine, TX 76051  |  Map


Hotel Vin is hosting a Spooky Silent Disco on October 30. (Courtesy)

Grapevine’s Hotel Vin is hosting a Spooky Silent Disco on October 30 from 8 pm to midnight where guests will listen to DJs via headphones and dance the night away. There will also be a costume contest with the chance to win a two night stay at the hotel, as well as food and drink specials like a Witches Brew with Aperol, vodka, lemon, Campo Vieja Brut, and dry ice.


The Cedars

1325 Botham Jean Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75215  |  Map

Canvas Hotel Dallas

Fire pits are available at night at the pool. (Courtesy of CANVAS)

On October 30, Canvas Hotel is hosting a Rooftop Halloween Party. The event will feature a sea-themed costume contest and a $250 gift card prize for the winner. Poseidon’s Reverie will be playing deep house beats and melodic sound waves from artists including Avae, Clarity Beats, Cheroc, and Casie Farrell. Tickets are available here.

The Statler


1914 Commerce Street
Dalals, TX 75201  |  Map

Statler – mid-century vibe with modern technology

The Statler retains its mid-century vibe with modern technology.

This Halloween, downtown’s The Statler hotel is celebrating the spooky holiday with two events. On October 29, there will be an adults-only party called Afterlife from 9 pm to 2 am, featuring DJ A-Trak in the Statler Grand Ballroom. On October 30, Scare Fare will be an event for the whole family from 11 am to 4 pm.

Harvest Hall


815 S. Main Street
Grapevine, TX 76051  |  Map

Third Rail Bar Night Right

Harvest Hall is hosting several spooky events this Halloween month.

This European-style food hall in Grapevine is hosting several events this Halloween season. On October 26, head to Third Rail Bar and music venue for a family friendly movie night at 5 pm. Trick-or-Treating at Harvest Hall will take place on October 30 where all seven restaurants will be handing out candy from noon to 2 pm. A costume contest will also be at noon. On October 31, bring your pets to the hotel for a pet costume contest on the plaza.

Virgin Hotels Dallas

Design District

1445 Turtle Creek Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75207  |  Map

Virgin Hotels Dallas

Get spooky and galactic at Virgin Hotels Dallas' Halloween party. (Courtesy)

The night before Halloween (October 30), attend the Space Cowboy Halloween Party at this Design District hotel at 9 pm. The 4th floor Pool Club will launch “The Manor,” a galactic-inspired venue, and guests are invited to dress up in their best space-themed costume. There will be DJs, photo opps, and themed cocktails. Tickets are available here.

The Boardwalk at Granite Park


5880 State Highway 121
Plano, TX 75024  |  Map

The Boardwalk at Granite Park Plano

The Boardwalk at Granite Park is the new place to go in Plano. (Courtesy of Visit Plano)

This Halloween (October 31), The Boardwalk at Granite Park in Plano is hosting “Halloween at the Boo-ardwalk”  from 4 pm to 6 pm. The family-friendly event will include Trick, Treat, and Eat around the waterfront, DJ Dracula, games, and photo opps.

Omni Dallas Hotel


555 S. Lamar Street
Dallas, TX 75202  |  Map

Omni Dallas

Celebrate Halloween with a movie night at Omni Dallas Hotel.

On October 29 and October 30, head to Omni Dallas Hotel for a spooky movie night on Pegasus Lawn. Friday’s feature will be Hocus Pocus, while The Nightmare Before Christmas will play on Saturday night. There will be Halloween-inspired cocktails at Restaurants on Lamar, and the Omni will be participating in Downtown Dallas Inc.’s Trick-or-Treat candy crawl on Friday night.

On Rotation Brewery and Kitchen

7701 Lemmon Avenue, Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75209  |  Map

On Rotation Brewery Dallas

On Rotation celebrates Halloween this year with a pet costume contest and brunch.

This new brewery and kitchen near Dallas Love Field is hosting a Howl-O-Ween pet costume contest on October 31 at noon. So bring your pup dressed up as an astronaut, witch, or whatever they want to be this Halloween. The contest takes place during Sunday brunch so come with an appetite as well.

W Dallas

Victory Park

2440 Victory Park Lane
Dallas, TX 75219  |  Map

W Hotel Dallas

W Hotel Dallas is located in the heart of Victory Park. (Courtesy of Marriott)

Victory Park’s W Dallas hotel is hosting a Monster Halloween Party on October 30 from 9 pm to 2 am. Costumes are encouraged during the night filled with a live DJ set, party favors, drinks, and spooky decor. For VIP ticket holders, you’ll get two hours of the premium prepaid bar. Get your tickets here.

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