The annual Hanover Halloween Parade will start at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 near Mount Olivet Cemetery and travel north on Route 94 to the square with bands, floats, antique autos and more. Information: (717) 521-7957 or

The annual Red Lion Halloween Parade begins at 7 p.m. Monday. The parade will travel from the high school at Horace Mann Avenue down South Main Street to the borough square and west on West Broadway to South Franklin Street and Fairmount Park. Information: (717) 244-3475 or

The 64th annual York Halloween Parade steps off at 2 p.m. Sunday on Market Street. The parade will march east on Market Street from Richland Avenue to Lehman Street, featuring bands, floats, dancers, classic cars and more. A Playland fun zone for children will be set up from 1 to 3 p.m. at Market Street and Pershing Avenue. Information:

Family fun

Halloween in the Park returns to Codorus State Park with trick-or-treating, hayrides, food vendors and other kid-friendly fun from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Enter the park at the pool entrance off Route 216. Bring your flashlights. Admission: $10 per car donation. Also, the Halloween Pet Parade to benefit Animal Rescue will start at 11 a.m. Saturday in the park. Information:

The free PumpkinFest will feature trick-or-treating, a costume parade, pumpkin decorating, children's crafts and more from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Central Market, 34 W. Philadelphia St., York. Information: (717) 848-2243 or

Comic Store West celebrates with an all-day Halloween ComicFest on Saturday at the shop, 2111 Industrial Highway, Springettsbury Township. The fun starts at 10 a.m. with free food and comics, games, a costume contest and more. The shop will screen "World War Z" at 9 p.m. Information: (717) 845-9198 or

Comix Connection will host its annual Halloween Sale-ebration from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the shop in the West Manchester Mall. The fun includes a costume contest, discounts, a canned food drive and more. From 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, attendees can meet costumed Ghostbusters and the Ecto-1 vehicle. Information: (717) 767-4871 or

Spooky but family-friendly artwork is featured in "The Devil's in the Details" at Weavings, Ink., 208 Hellam St., Wrightsville. The exhibit will be on display through Nov. 16. Information: (717) 252-3518 or

Spooky fun

Halloween Park features the interactive House of Doom biohazard experience at 100 Hykes Mill Road, Conewago Township. The scream park is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 2. The House of Doom opens at 6 p.m. Admission is $25. Information: (717) 324-7524 or

The Haunted Mill features four haunted attractions at 5932 Colonial Valley Road, in Menges Mills southwest of Spring Grove. The scream park is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 4, plus Halloween night. The ticket booth opens at 6 p.m. Ticket prices start at $10 per attraction; a full combo pass is $30. Information: (717) 225-4811 or

Hanover High School presents "Dracula" as the fall play. The adaptation features the evil blood-sucker using his superhuman strength and special powers to fight Professor Van Helsing and his band of monster hunters. Performances start at 7 p.m. Friday and Nov. 2 and at 2 p.m. Saturday. The show is intended for adults and teens high-school age and up. Tickets: $7. Information: (717) 637-9000 or

New Freedom will host a Haunted Rail Trail event for ages 12 to 17 from dusk until 9 p.m. Saturday. The free event promises a creepy walk in the park starting just north of the Red Caboose on the York County Heritage Rail Trail. Information: (717) 235-2337 or

The York County Parks presents Ghost Walk from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 on the York County Heritage Rail Trail starting from the Brillhart Station parking lot. The group will make a 3-mile round-trip hike to the Howard Tunnel and back while hearing spooky stories about railroad workers and others. Bring a flashlight. Registration is requested for the free program. Information: (717) 428-1961 or

In "Haunted," Lifetree Café will screen a short film about a paranormal investigation and discuss ghosts with investigators at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the café in Friendship Community Church, 3380 Fox Run Road, Dover. The program is free. Information: (717) 779-0400 or

Outside York County

Jason's Woods scream park features five haunted attractions and live music, rides, celebrity guests, movies, food and more. Jason's Woods, 99 Stehman Road, off Route 741 in Lancaster County, is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 3. The ticket booth opens at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for three attractions or $45 for all five. Information: (717) 872-5768 or

Field of Screams features four haunted attractions, live music competitions, eating contests and more. Field of Screams, 191 College Ave., Mountville, Lancaster County, is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 3. The ticket booth opens at 6 p.m. Fridays and Sundays and at 5 p.m. Saturdays. Ticket prices start at $14 per attraction; a full combo pass is $33-$35. Information: call (717) 285-7748, text (717) 964-8398 or visit

Hersheypark in the Dark transforms the popular amusement park into a series of Halloween-themed adventures for all ages. The fun is open from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday this weekend and next. Children 12 and under can trick-or-treat, the whole family can take a flashlight walk through ZooAmerica's Creatures of the Night, and the coasters and other rides and shows will have spooky themes. Single-day tickets: $22-$33. Information: 1-800-Hershey or

The AACA Museum in Hershey will host a trunk-or-treat event from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday in the galleries. Children 12 and under are invited to wear costumes, create a treat bag with art supplies (provided), watch Halloween-themed cartoons at the 1950s drive-in and collect treats. Admission: $5. Information: (717) 566-7100 or

The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg will host a safe trick-or-treat event from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31 for children ages 12 and under accompanied by an adult. Participating stores will hand out candy, stickers and other treats. The outlets are at Route 15 and Baltimore Street in Gettysburg. Information:

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm will host the Pumpkin Madness Festival with pumpkin flinging by hand or trebuchet, pumpkin dropping, pumpkin bowling and other activities in addition to the farm's regular corn maze, children's activities and other events. The festival runs from noon to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the farm, 150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks, Lancaster County. Day pass: $18. Information: 866-546-1799 or

Trick-or-treat times

6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29


Manheim Township

Penn Township

West Manheim Township

6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

Carroll Township

Chanceford Township

Codorus Township

Conewago Township

Cross Roads





Dover Township

East Hopewell Township

East Manchester Township

East Prospect

Fairview Township

Fawn Grove

Fawn Township


Franklin Township


Glen Rock



Heidelberg Township

Hellam Township

Hopewell Township

Jackson Township





Lower Chanceford Township (at dusk)


Manchester Township

Monaghan Township

Mount Wolf

Newberry Township

New Freedom

New Salem (Also, the York New Salem Lions Club and York New Salem Fire Co. will offer treats at the square.)

North Codorus Township

North Hopewell Township

North York


Red Lion

Seven Valleys


Shrewsbury Township

Springettsbury Township

Springfield Township

Spring Garden Township

Spring Grove


Warrington Township

Wellsville (6 to 7 p.m. for trick-or-treating, 7 to 8 p.m. for a party in the park)

West Manchester Township

West York


Windsor Township



York City

York Haven

York Township


No set hours

Peach Bottom Township

Washington Township