So it’s Halloween weekend, and you’re caught in between a night on the town and a relaxing night in. Have no fear, we went ahead and compiled a (brief) list of some fun things to do this weekend that don’t involve binge watching Netflix all alone!
Behind the Screen: Tim Burton’s The nightmare Before Christmas
The McNay Art Museum is hosting “Behind The Screen: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” through December 21! If you’ve never watched this movie before and you’re a fan of all things Tim Burton like we are, then this is a must. This rare in depth feature goes behind the scenes to see how Jack Skellington and his dog Zero were created and given life. For more info:
When: Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 31
McNay Exhibition Website
Fright Fest Six Flags Fiesta Texas
A long-standing tradition! Fright Fest, presented by SNICKERS®, is back for select days September 15-October 31 at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. It’s a spooky time of year as zombies and ghouls take over the park. Enjoy thrills and activities for the whole family throughout the day, and come back for a truly frightening evening of fun after the sun goes down. Fright Fest offers a wide variety of places to get your scare on, including several FREE haunted houses and scare zones located throughout the park. The stuff of nightmares lurk around every corner as the dark of night washes over the park. The ghouls are set free for their daily hunting rituals. BEWARE! There is no place to hide!
Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
If you were raised in the 90’s, then you definitely remember Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Luckily, for us San Antonians, we have the luxury of having our very own Ripley’s located downtown. Take a journey into one of the most terrifying haunted attractions SA has to offer. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure is a multi million dollar haunted house with live actors and special effects that take haunted houses to the next level. Scares lurk behind every corner of this creepy renovated mansion, just waiting to “welcome” you to their home.
Howl-O-Scream Sea World San Antonio
Sea World like you’ve never seen it before. Howl-O-Scream has transformed the peaceful park you once knew into something sinister this Halloween. Nightfall has awakened hundreds of creatures roaming six scare zones and lurking the halls of five haunted houses. New for 2017, Dark Side of the Gardens, their latest haunted house. Replenish your thirst for terror at one of their signature Halloween bars. Find ultimate thrill, as you ride coasters at night. Close the night with live entertainment by some of your favorite creepy creatures and monsters. Thrills and chills await you this October at Howl-O-Scream.
Bud Light Haunted River
Roam the River Walk with eerie sounds, friendly roaming ghouls, and zombies. Enjoy music, dancing, an adult costume contest (18+), haunted river parade, and trick or treating to round out a slightly-spooky night of fun. This is a very popular event; come early and stay late. The vibe is spooky but not too much for scaredy-cats. Bwaahaahaa. Please drink responsibly. Arrange for a designated driver in advance or book a hotel room. Event and costume contest are free.
Cirque Du risquè at Paramour
And finally, if you’re way to chicken for any of the above activities, our friends at Paramour at the Phipps have put together an evening to remember! Step right up to the sexiest show on Earth. Cirque du Risquè melds circus theme favorites with Halloween shenanigans for a unique freak show experience. Contortionist, bearded lady, caricaturist, carnival inspired food, and a Ringmaster to lead you through this sensuous circus affair.
When all else fails…join the circus.