Hallowe'en Event at Greenfield Village in Dearborn
This authentic celebration of the traditions of Halloween will delight kids and adults with eccentric and eerie fun, Oct. 12-28, 2012
Hallowe'en – a contraction of "All Hallows Eve" from which we derive the modern name for the October holiday – is a time for traditions like dressing in costumes, feasting on food and candy and carving pumpkins into glowing jack-o'-lanterns.
Each weekend from Oct. 12 until Oct. 28, 2012, Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village offers an old-fashioned, spooky celebration and a fun way for kids to show off their costumes before the 31st.
An unbelievable path of over 600 hand-carved jack-o'-lanterns lights up the grounds, where you'll meet witches and other characters of Halloween lore on an entertaining guided tour through the Village, stopping at 11 treat stations along the way.
Keep a watchful eye out for the roaming headless horseman, who likes to make appearances on these dark nights.
Guests are encouraged to dress in costume and bring their cameras for snapshots of the festive characters and sights along the way. Guests can also enjoy meals and snacks at A Taste of History – a restaurant at the Village – and the Guild Beer Hall.
On your way out, stop by the Liberty Craftworks shop for Hallowe'en collectibles including this year's commemorative t-shirt.
Price is included in admission to the Village, which is $15 per person (ages five and older) plus $5 parking.
Tours leave every half hour. Event times are as follows:
- Friday-Saturday: 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
- Sunday: 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
See the Metro Parent listing for more on Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village in Dearborn.