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April 25, 2024

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Virtual Halloween Events & Ghastly Fun and Games for Families

Staying in with the kids this Halloween? Make it spooktacularly fun with everything from ghost stories to block parties!

Toast some pumpkin seeds in the oven to get tha warm, buttery aroma swirling in your home, put on fun costumes and … stay in. That’s what plenty of people are opting to do with COVID-19 on the rise in Middle Tennessee. But don’t let that spoil the fun. Make it new and different for your kids with some fun, online Halloween camps. Check’em out:

Celebrity Neil Patrick Harris is the head counselor of the virtual summer camp started by Walmart this past summer — and there are Halloween segments, too. Scare up some fun with a Trick or Treat Game; make snacks;

Free fun for kids ages 8 – 17 using Minecraft on Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31. Activities include a Monster Mash Tournament; a Haunted House Building Competition; a Pumkin “carving” Activity and more.

Haunted Tales: Online Scavenger Hunt for Kids
Kids ages 10 and older and parents get to explore real places while learning about the ghosts that dwell there. You meet the host on Zoom then go to a breakout room and use a browser-based app to follow a trail of clues across eerie websites. Two one-hour games are available on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 3 and 6 p.m., CT. takes your to a penitentiary, a Hollywood Hotel, the White House and more. Tickets ($19 per person) here.

This three-day event designed for ages 7 – 17 is a customized world featuring challenges, leaderboards and more. The fun kicks off at 3 p.m. CT on Friday, Oct. 30 and concludes on Monday, Nov. 1 at 12 a.m. CT. Taking place on the Roblox platform, kids can experience a virtual hayride, explore haunted houses and a corn maze, visit a costume shop, enjoy photo ops and more. The block party is free, but guests must register in order to join the party on one of the three days.

Laurie Berkner Halloween Party Concert
Tickets: $20
Popular music artist for kids, Laurie Berkner, is going all out on Halloween by providing two concerts! A ticket gives you access to both Halloween concerts on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 11 a.m. & 4 p.m. CT. The 80+ minute live show has Berkner and pals singing favorite songs, interacting with kids and families through the screen, dancing and singing.

Each week, Nashville Ghosts features a live ghost tour with a tour guide in two cities. While Nashville Ghost offers guided walking tours year-round, this Halloween they have virtual ways to enjoy ghost tours through 20 different cities. Tickets are $13.

This website provides a wealth of scary stories (many of them classic), games, movies, videos and more. Not intended for little kids, this is for the bigger kids and mom and dad.

VIRTUAL HAUNTED MUSEUM – Tennessee State Museum
The museum’s annual storytelling festival if virtual this year and has been running all month long. Check out the links for all levels of scary!

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Susan Swindell Day

Susan Day is the editor in chief for this award-winning publication and all-things Nashville Parent digital creative. She's also an Equity actress, screenwriter and a mom of four amazing kids.