A Little Time and a Keyboard: 11 Tips for Celebrating Halloween on the Road

11 Tips for Celebrating Halloween on the Road

Friday, October 6, 2017

Tips for Celebrating Halloween on the Road

My daughter always gives us a hard time when we are on the road during a holiday. Sometimes, though, you cannot avoid it. Sometimes it is part of the adventure! I always try to bring the holiday with us, so that we still get to celebrate. Here are a few tips to help you if you are celebrating Halloween on the road:

  • Bring along costumes, trick-or-treat bags and other festive items for dress up.
  • Check calendars for areas you will be visiting ahead of time to learn about Halloween events, trick-or-treating in downtown areas or malls or more.
  • Bring along special Halloween treats.
  • Decorate the car with "spooky" items. 
  • Play Halloween Bingo: create bingo cards and see what Halloween items and decorations you find in your new location.
  • Ask locals. Depending on your schedule, you can ask when you arrive or put out a question somewhere like TripAdvisor. This is a good way to find the homes in the area with the best decorations!
  • Bring along a flashlight and spooky stories. Spend a hotel evening telling spooky stories and even creating your own.
  • Add in a visit to a pumpkin patch or a haunted house.
  • Halloween is also the perfect time to add in a visit to a candy factory if there is one where you are traveling.
  • Find out if any of the local theaters are playing Halloween movies. 
  • Plant some Halloween surprises in your packed items. Maybe a plastic spider here, a bag of gummy bears here. 
Travel Tips for Celebrating Halloween on the Road

1 comment

  1. Great Ideas!! We haven't been on the road during Halloween yet, but what fun ideas to celebrate while on the road.