2016 Gatlinburg Halloween Activities
October means Halloween fun all month long in Gatlinburg. And, around here, Halloween’s not just for kids. Plan to get the entire family ready to jump into the fun just around the corner from Carr’s!
The Impossibilities magic show at the Iris Theater in Gatlinburg will reel you in for some chill bump-inducing make-believe as they whisk their visitors back in time to 1899 to “tour” the “Weiss Manor” and investigate some strange goings-on. This Shocktober show incorporates their own brand of magic fun into the mix of “Wicked Things” for a month of wacky good times with a side order of fright for good measure! Limited show dates from October 6-31. Reserve your seat with advance ticket purchase.
During the same time frame, you can swing by Ripley’s Haunted Adventure! This attraction is back with its annual Fright Nights. The theme is “Monster Movie Madness,” and will give visitors a scary good time racing back through the annals of movie monster history, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout October as well as on Halloween night. Fright Nights is 6 p.m. to close and only for folks aged 6 and up, and those aged 6-11 must have a grown-up with them!
Round out your Gatlinburg Halloween activities with the Trick-or-Treat Kickoff Karnival at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Kids of all ages will love spending Halloween afternoon at this family-friendly carnival featuring games and tons of fun from 1-5 p.m.! Wear your costume! There will be characters in full costume milling about and plenty of candy to get you stoked for a night of raking in a trick-or-treating haul! Click to view or download Halloween flyer.
Be sure to listen up when the Gatlinburg Police Department lets everyone at the carnival know how to stay safe on this fun-filled night, and the Gatlinburg Fire Department tells us all how to stay fire-safe. The best part about this special Halloween carnival? Proceeds from some of the activities will go to the United Way of Sevier County, an organization dedicated to helping area citizens in need.