Celebrate the Halloween Season at Events Throughout Oakland County

Oakland County is home to spooky and not-so-scary Halloween events and attractions all season long! Take a peek into just three local Halloween attractions in our videos below where you can stroll through Glenlore Trails’ Haunted Forest in Commerce, head to the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak for some trick or treating and more during Zoo Boo, or test your scare limit at the Erebus Haunted Attraction in Pontiac.

Looking for more spine-tingling thrills this Halloween? Then check out our full list of Haunted Oakland County Fun or visit our interactive map of Spooky Spots. Interested in something a little less frightening? Check out our 2022 Oakland County Family Friendly Halloween attractions list or our Cider Mills list. Using them, you’ll find the perfect place for cider, donuts and activities for a not-so-spooky fall day.

Experience an immersive night walk through the Haunted Forest

Oakland County’s illuminated forest, Glenlore Trails, has transformed once again into the Haunted Forest for the 2022 Halloween season where you can explore the wonders of time in FATE. Every Thursday to Sunday evening, the forest comes to life in a dazzling display of light, sound, and wonder. Along the wooded trail located within the Multi Lakes Conservation Association in Commerce Township, Michigan, this immersive sensory experience is designed for people of all ages to enjoy.


Tickets to Glenlore Trails can be purchased through their website. Admission is $25 for general (13+), $15 for 4-12 year-olds, $20 for seniors (65+), and free for children under 3 years old. Group rates and gift cards are also available online. When purchasing tickets, you must choose a date and a specific hour-long time frame to attend.

This year, guests can purchase tickets for special themed events:

  • Oct. 15: Dixon’s Violin Live Performance
  • Oct. 16: Kids Craft Night
  • Oct. 21 & 22: Trick or Treat with Glenlore Trails
  • Oct. 28: Fright Night for ages 13+

Looking for something more frightening? Check out Glenlore Trails’ new live haunted attraction “Ghosts on the Balcony” at the historic Birmingham 8 Theatre, which features both adult and family-friendly haunts. For more information on Glenlore Trails, visit their Facebook and FAQ pages.

Glenlore Trails’ Haunted Forest is one of many family-friendly locations in the area. For more Halloween fun for everyone, check out our list of Family Friendly Fall Fun in Oakland County

Have a merry-not-scary time at the Detroit Zoo’s Zoo Boo

Zoo Boo, presented by Beaumont Children’s, returns to the Detroit Zoo for guests of all ages. Explore the zoo and experience festive pumpkin displays, strolling entertainment from jugglers and magicians, and capture memories with themed photo opportunities all while visiting each of the trick-or-treating spots scattered throughout the zoo.

The entire zoo will be open during Zoo Boo hours from 2-6 p.m., allowing you to visit your favorite animals and watch them enjoy a treat of their own. Special Halloween-themed enrichment activities will be taking place each day at various animal habitats!

New this year the Detroit Zoo is hosting special themed weekends. Throughout the month of October, the Zoo will be decorated each weekend to with your favorite heroes and villains, friends from the animal kingdom or magical spellcasters.

Themed weekends include:

  • Oct. 8-9: Wildlife and Wild Places
  • Oct. 15-16: Witches, Warlocks and Werewolves, oh my!
  • Oct. 21-23: Heroes and Villains

Want to join in on the extra special fun? Feel free to dress up according to each weekends theme! All costumes are welcomed during Zoo Boo.


Tickets can be purchased either online or on site at Customer Care during daytime Zoo hours. All tickets must be purchased in advance; walk-up tickets will not be sold at the gate. The best way to guarantee your Zoo Boo experience is to purchase tickets in advance online.

  • General admission rate: $17-$23; children younger than 2 are admitted free. Space is limited, and prices vary subject to time and date.
  • Parking: $8 per car for all Zoo Boo attendees, including DZS members.
  • Theater + add on $7 per person: Add on includes a ticket to the 4D Theater and your choice of the Carousel OR train.

For more fantastic zoo events year round, follow along with the Detroit Zoo on their website and social media pages: FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

The Detroit Zoo’s Zoo Boo is one of many merry-not-scary locations in the area. For more Halloween fun for everyone, check out our list of Family Friendly Fall Fun in Oakland County.

Get scared at Erebus in Downtown Pontiac

Oakland County is home to one of the scariest places in Michigan: the Erebus Haunted Attraction. Located in downtown Pontiac, this four-story haunted house is 30,000 square feet of frightening fun, making it one of the largest walk-through haunted attractions in the world!

Erebus opened its doors in 2000 and gained national recognition as being one of the top haunts and even earned a Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s longest walk-through haunted attraction in August of 2005 with over a half-mile indoor walk! Those who choose to visit the attraction can expect expert use of props, animatronics, puppets, mirrors, moving walls, and over 90 dedicated actors to make their experience at Erebus the best it can possibly be.


This year, the Erebus Haunted Attraction is open every weekend through November 5th, 2022. Starting October 6th, they will also be open certain weekdays. For the most up-to-date and detailed information, visit their website.

Prices vary between $20 and $35, depending on the day. Be sure to check online to view special rates and bonuses like group rates or speed and VIP passes.

In addition to the Erebus Haunted Attraction, Erebus runs the Erebus Escape Room which offers a thrilling team bonding experience year-round. For more information about Erebus, visit their website or follow them on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

The Erebus Haunted Attraction is one of many haunted locations in the area. For more haunted destinations, check out our list of Haunted Oakland County Fun.

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