Halloween in Gatlinburg


October 31, 2018




Downtown Gatlinburg


(865) 430-4148

Toll Free: 1-800-568-4748

View a list of Halloween activities in Gatlinburg such a Trick or Treat Karnival, Halloween themed shows and storytelling.

Things You Can’t Miss in Gatlinburg this Halloween Season

In Gatlinburg, Halloween isn’t just a one-day affair – it’s a month long celebration! Whether you are looking for hair-raising fun or a family-friendly way to get in the Halloween spirit, Gatlinburg has tons of costumed events, haunted attractions, ghost walks and trick-or-treat extravaganzas.

Ripley’s Fright Nights – All throughout the month of October, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure is celebrating “20 Years of Terror” with the debut of a special anniversary round-up of the best “Fright Nights” shows of years past. Shows are every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6 p.m. until October 31 including Halloween night. Children must be at least 6 years of age to view the show, however, parents are advised to know that the show is more suitable for children 12 and up.

Explore Gatlinburg’s Mysterious Mansion – Dare to enter the terrifying domain of the tormented undead at Gatlinburg’s Mysterious Mansion. A TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner, the Mysterious Mansion offers a spectacular fright-show that is sure to have spook-lovers on edge. Visitors can follow Alice down a terrifying rabbit-hole with “Wonderland Unhinged,” a special October Weekend Halloween Presentation happening now until October 31. For updated operating hours and admission prices call (865)-436-7007 or visit gatlinburgsmysteriousmansion.com.

Trick-Or-Treat in Downtown Gatlinburg – On October 31, Halloweeners can celebrate the holiday by trick-or-treating along the Gatlinburg Parkway all afternoon. Downtown Gatlinburg businesses will be handing out Halloween treats to costumed visitors during this fun area tradition.

Appalachian Ghostwalks– Tap into frightening tales of Gatlinburg’s early pioneer settlers and walk with the restless souls of the Appalachian past with the Gatlinburg Ghostwalk. Tours operate nightly with advance reservations so make your plans now and call (423) 743-WALK (9255) for the new Haunted Gatlinburg Ghost and History Tour.

Trick or Treat Kickoff Karnival – Come dressed to impress for the Annual Trick or Treat Kickoff Karnival on October 31 at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and Anakeesta Plaza. This family-friendly event will be held between 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will include contests, costumes, candy and Halloween games.

Halloween Spooktacular – Grab your mini ghoul or ghost and come out to the Halloween Spooktacular, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30 at Mills Park. Recreation Department invites families to enjoy some good ol’ fashioned trick or treating provided by local businesses and organizations. Show up in your best Halloween garb for the costume contest at 6 p.m. Children are encouraged to come early to register.

The Captured – A live horror themed escape experience.You have just unwittingly entered into the Craft holding cellar…in other words…you’ve been captured. Sebastian Craft has locked you and your group in his cellar. You will have 60 minutes to escape by finding clues, solving riddles, and completing puzzles. You will have to use your intellect, skill, and every bit of courage to escape becoming dinner. Tickets at www.TheCaptured.com

Gatlin’s Escape Games – One of a kind, Gatlin’s themed escape rooms feature props, lighting and sound effects. Solve puzzles, conquer challenges, while experiencing adrenaline pumping surprises around every corner. Work together in a 60-minute race against the clock to escape Gatlin’s live action escape games. If you want spooky, check out the haunted room, “Haunting of Hyde House.”  One group of guests is about to have an eerie, unforgettable experience. Left alone without their tour guide, they’ll become trapped in the house and learn the truth of dear, sweet little Isabella’s untimely death. This Escape Room can accommodate up to 8 players.

Come trick or treat at The Gatlinburg Space Needle this year! Show up in costume and get a FREE $5 arcade play card to be used for fun and games in our 25,000 sq. ft. arcade! *Limit one play card per person in costume. Other terms & conditions may apply.


Looking for a special event or festival? Gatlinburg is the place to be. Whether you’re looking for arts and crafts shows, special concerts, food festivals, or holiday parades, Gatlinburg hosts a wide range of events in every season. Come join us for exciting celebrations throughout the year!