Safe and Spooky Ways to Spend your Halloween in Charlotte

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Halloween in Charlotte is just around the corner, and there is no denying that this spooky season is not going to look quite like those of the past.

While the Halloween soirees and traditional door to door trick-or-treating we know and love this time of year may be off the table, there are still plenty of ways to have fun with the whole family. However, for the truly witchy and whimsical at heart, there are still ways to make the most of the season whether you are pulling out your favorite costume or carving the perfect pumpkin.

Check out these awesome safe and spooky Halloween activities to get you in the spirit of the season:

Get A Costume at Morris Costumes

Located just north of Uptown, this Charlotte institution has been the one-stop-shop for freaky and fun masks, extravagant costumes, zany wigs, and much more for almost fifty years. Whether you’re headed to a brewery or celebrating at home, there’s no better place to snag a costume to put you in the Halloween spirit. Check out their website or head to the store on Monroe Road to take your Halloween costume to the next level.

Pick up a Pumpkin

For a quick outing with the family, pick up a pumpkin at Phil Simpson’s Pumpkin Lot.

Located in Carmel Commons, Phil Simpson’s Christmas Trees and Pumpkins has been serving South Charlotte for three decades. Drop by and pick up the perfect pumpkin for your Jack-O-Lantern and get carving! For more information, check out their Facebook page at

Take a Fall Hike Kings Mountain

Through October 31, Patriots Park has teamed up with Mauney Memorial Library to present the It’s a Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown StoryWalk. The event features a stroll through beautiful Patriots Park with stops along the way to read pages from a holiday favorite. For more information head to their website.

Head to Olde Mecklenburg Brewing for their annual Halloween event

For a night of brewskies and autumn air, head over to OMB. On Halloween night, toss on your costume and head to OMB for a night of spooky socially distanced fun in their outdoor biergarten. The event will feature three seasonal beers, as well as a variety of holiday food features.

Get Takeout from your Favorite Local Spot & Watch a Scary Movie

For a cozy night in, stream your favorite Halloween movie or get creative. Never fear! Order takeout (Kid Cashew, Osteria LuCa, and Harriet’s Hamburgers are some of our favorites), curl up with some candy corn and stream your favorite Horror classic or Halloween feel good. Bummed your annual Halloween party was canceled? Embrace the year of Zoom and gather online with some friends for some Halloween trivia or a digital costume contest. / /