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Halloween Activities in HBG

Published: Oct 17, 2018


Murder Mystery Dinner CruisesMurder Mystery Cruise

Looking for a fun and unique way to spend Halloween? How about a Murder Mystery Dinner aboard the Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat! Throughout October, the Riverboat is hosting six Murder Mystery nights, including a special "I Know What You Did Last Halloween" edition on Oct. 31st. Select audience members will be able to join in on the action, and there will be prizes given away each cruise. Come for the show, but stay for the amazing dinner! This year's menu includes chicken piccata, Maryland-style crab cake, and stuffed Ricotta shells pasta.

Murder Mystery Cruise Night



"It was a devilishly delightful evening," Anthony Phillips and his wife Pearl shared after taking their first Murder Mystery Cruise this month. "We were immersed in an environment of mysterious intrigue, talented and hilarious actors, and a three course dinner. What better way to spend a couple hours?" 


Midtown Cinema HalloweenHalloween Classics at the Midtown Cinema

All month long, the Midtown Cinema located on Reily Street in Harrisburg, is showing your favorite Halloween classics! Enjoy the 1978 original Halloween or Bram Stoker's 1992 classic, Dracula. If you are looking for cult classic the Rocky Horror Picture Show is playing at 8pm on Oct. 27th and  tickets include a free prop bag 

If you are looking for a different movie-going experience, on Oct. 28th & 29th the Midtown Cinema will be screening National Theatre Live's presentation of Frankenstein, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.  Be sure to get your tickets early so you don't miss out!


Howl-O'Ween: Pets at Fort Hunter

This year, it's time for your four-legged friends to enjoy Halloween like the rest of us! On October 28th, from 12 to 4pm, dress your pups in their best costumes and join Fort Hunter for a pet & owner costume parade, dog races, pet product vendors, and much more! Free children's activities will be available all day, and the Humane Society will be on site for those who are interested in welcoming another furry friend into their home.


Halloween Spooktacular Cruise 

Halloween on the PrideHalloween PrideOn October 27th, bring the kids out for a spooktacular river cruise complete with costume contests, games, and of course, lots of candy!

This one-hour cruise sets sail at 3pm, and includes prizes for the best costumes and crafts for children of all ages. Save your seats early for what is sure to be one of you kid's fondest Halloween memories. 



Halloween at Wildwood Park

On Saturday, October 27th at 6pm, bring the kids to the Olewine Nature Center in Wildwood Park. For only $5, kids ages 3 and up will enjoy an after-hours walk through the nature exhibit, making s'mores over a campfire, creating their own Halloween craft, and enjoy Halloween story-time. Don't forget to come in costume and bring your trick or treat bag for this family event.


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Author: Devan Drabik

Guest Contributor & Former Director of Marketing and Communications for ExploreHBG from 2018-2021