Are you looking for things to do on Halloween in Chandler? Halloween is alive and well in Chandler this year thanks to a variety of frightfully fun events, activities, and ideas that will leave you howling for more. From Halloween displays and costume contests to baked goods, sweet treats, and fall-inspired home décor, you’re guaranteed to get into the “spirit” of the season at these Chandler entertainments, dining, and cultural spots.
Decorated in all its spooky finery, Downtown Chandler is the place to be this Halloween. Gather your lil’ ghosts and goblins and trick-or-treat your way through Downtown Chandler where you’ll enjoy a family night filled with spirited fun. We’ve got a boo-nanza of spooky shenanigans that are sure to delight ghouls and boos of all ages. This Halloween Spooktacular will be held on Friday, Oct. 29th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Admission is free.
During the Spooktacular, walk the Catwalk Costume Parade to show off your ghoulish fit! The parade begins at 6:15 pm and again at 7:30 pm. No registration is required and participation is free. Guests of all ages can walk in the parade but children aged 12 and under will receive a glowing souvenir, while supplies last.
Map: Dr. A.J. Chandler Park - 178 E. Commonwealth Ave., Chandler, AZ 85224 or (480) 782-2669
Get your thrill on going through a Haunted Carwash! Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in October, Vivacity Carwash, in South Chandler, is hosting a drive-thru haunted experience from 6 pm till 9 pm. Admission is $20 per vehicle.
Map: 5090 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ 85248 (480) 219-2299
Lace up those skates or blades and roll right into Halloween weekend at Skateland. From Friday, Oct. 29th to Sunday, Oct, 31st, Chandler’s favorite roller rink is offering a variety of skating sessions, including a glow skate and free dinner skate (free slice of pizza, anyone?). Costumes are highly encouraged and prizes will be given to the best costumes of the weekend. For those who just can’t wait until Halloween, check out the Glow in the Dark character skate night featuring friendly monsters, minions, and trolls on Wednesday, Oct. 27th.
Map: 1101 W. Ray Rd., Chandler, AZ 85224 (480) 917-9444
Screamin' Green Hauntoween
Now through Oct. 31st, kids get to star in their own Halloween coloring page, mold witch accessories, paint spooky sunsets, and imagine their own witches castle. As well as those spooky crafts, you can take home a pumpkin painting kit and your own pumpkin while supplies last. On the weekends, go to Crayola Experience in your costume to get fun surprises at 4 stations in the center as well as make glitter slime, and go on a scavenger hunt!
Map: 3111 W. Chandler Blvd. Suite 2154, Chandler, AZ 85226 (602) 581-5370
Sweeties Candy of Arizona
Halloween and candy go together like, well, Halloween and candy. For your candy fix, make a run for Sweeties Candy, where you’ll find nearly every candy ever imagined. From Airheads to Zotz, to everything in between, you’ll be in sweet heaven at Arizona’s largest candy store.
Map: 1986 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler, AZ 85224 (480) 899-4245
The Hunt AZ Zombie Assault
There has been a viral outbreak in 2019. A rare virus was spreading across the country. This virus has been reawakening dead people into undead ZOMBIES after their vaccine has worn off! This reaction was unknown to the masses and needs to be stopped. We need you to help us conduct The Hunt of these infected zombies before they re-infect the population. Send these zombies back to the grave!
Hunt zombies at KOLI Equestrian Center every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting Oct. 8th and running till Nov. 7th.
Map: 6940 W. Broken Ear Rd., Chandler, AZ 85226 (602) 796-3495
Mix Cooking School
Next to candy, baked goods are high on the Halloween treat list. From cake pops to cupcakes to sugar cookies, learn the finer points of making yummy Halloween-themed treats. On Oct. 16th and Oct. 31st, kids will have a blast making ghost and witches cupcakes. On Oct. 23rd, 29th, and 30th, it’s sugar cookies galore! And on Oct. 30th, master the art of cake pops drizzled in chocolate and decorated in spooky designs. Professional cookie designer Marian Thiel will share her techniques for baking and decorating the most perfect Halloween sugar cookies. Mix Cooking School classes fill up quickly!
Map: 4995 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler, AZ 85248 (480) 825-5293
If there’s ever a time to pick up your favorite sweets from your local bakery, that time is now. Spooky’s Swirls is every Halloween lover’s dream come true. That’s because this horror-and-sci-fi-themed bakery whips up some of the most fun and frightening baked goods you’ll ever find. And better yet, they’re all gluten-free! The bakery is open for curbside pickup on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Be sure to place your fright night orders early because, well, Halloween just wouldn’t be Halloween without a treat from Spooky’s!
Map: 3029 N. Alma School Rd., Chandler, AZ 85224 (707) 776-6597
AR Workshop Chandler
Channel your inner artist at AR Workshop Chandler, where you’ll learn everything from how to make a vintage-inspired wood plank sign to knitting a chunky knit blanket. Throughout October, Halloween is in full swing with such workshops as making trick-or-treating totes, decorating plank signs with Halloween greetings, and creating chunky knit pumpkins. If you’re the DIY type, take home a fall or Halloween kit that comes complete with printables, supplies, and instructions.
Map: 4040 W. Ray Rd., Chandler, AZ 85226 (480) 270-8133
If your Halloween night involves Netflix, candy corn, popcorn balls, and takeout from your favorite Chandler restaurant, be sure to check out a flick made right here in Arizona. While “Raising Arizona” is every Arizonans go-to movie, here are just a few others you might be surprised to learn were shot in the Grand Canyon State:
- Little Miss Sunshine
- National Lampoon’s Vacation
- Return of the Jedi
- Jerry Maguire
- Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure