Plenty of Halloween happenings around area

Published on Saturday, 28 October 2017 21:15
Written by Angie DeRosa

Staff Writer

Get into the spirit of Halloween with some spooky fun at some frightfully good destinations.

Today, Oct. 29

Jekyll & Hyde at the Repertory Theatre of New Britain

Based on the novella “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Steveson, “Jekyll and Hyde” will depict the struggle between good and evil in a musical production featuring pop and rock hits. The show starts at 2 p.m. at the theater at 23 Norden St. Tickets are $26.75 for adults and $24.75 for seniors and children under 18 plus processing fees.

Safe Halloween Fun for the Whole Family at Crystal Bees in Southington

From 4:30-7 p.m. kids can trunk or treat. Prizes will be awarded for best trunk and kid’s costume. At 6 p.m., if weather permitted, goats from Bradley Mountain Farm will be looking for good pets. A showing of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” will start at 7 p.m.

Goats N Goblins Parade

Join Bradley Mountain Farm from 12-5 p.m. to celebrate fall with a costumed goat parade through the pastures. The parade will run every hour beginning at 12:30 p.m. and go until 4:30 p.m. It is free to watch the parade and guests are encouraged to dress up. For $10 each people can design their own goat soup or having special bonding time (up to 30 minutes) with the goats including the opportunity to play games with them like relay races, apple eating contest and a costume contest.

Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum in Bristol

Fans of classic horror films, or anyone who just loves a good scare can visit the museum that pays tribute to movies, actors and makeup artists such as “House of Wax,” “The Phantom of the Opera” and “House of Frankenstein.” The museum is open 7-10 p.m. at the Bristol Historical Society. A $6 donation per person is collected upon entry. The museum will continues each night until Halloween.

For adults: Evidence of Evil Presents: The Chamber at Crystal Bees in Southington

Experience your own person horror movie with an escape room activity from your worst nightmare. The event runs from 6:30 p.m. until midnight. Tickets can be purchased online of at the door for $15. Admission includes one-time entry and a $10 arcade card to Crystal Bees. For more information visit

For adults: Haunt on Eden in Southington

A house of horrors lies on Eden Avenue in Southington. Four for years town residents Susan and Jeff Donis have built a house of horrors outside their home on Eden Avenue. It is the last year the freak show will be on Eden Ave., visit between 2-5 p.m. to experience a sinister show. Contact Susan Donis at or call 860-268-1368 for tickets.

For adults: The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce in Bristol

It is the last day of the season to experience the Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce. Food, drinks and live entertainment mixed in with a few scares will be going on from 6 p.m. through close. Tickets range from $22.99-$34.99. For more information visit

Monday, Oct. 30

Teen Horror Movie Night at Newington Public Library

Teens 13-18 can come hang out at the library with their friends, eat some treats and watch a scary movie from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The movie will be determined by a vote, and will be rated PG-13. Registration is required. Contact the library at 860-665-8700

Trick of Treating at Stew Leonard’s in Newington

Children 12 and younger are invited to dress in their costumes and trick-or-treat at Stew Leonard’s from 4-5:30 p.m. Each department will have a candy station for kids to stop at. Children can come with their own bags, or the grocery store will provide one for them. The event is first come first serve for the first 500 kids.

Tuesday, Oct. 31

Trick or Treat at New Britain Public Library

From 2-8 p.m. show off your costume and get a treat at the library located at 20 High St.

New Britain Halloween Safe Zone at Central Park

Children can trick-or-treat in downtown New Britain as the streets will be closed to anticipate their arrival from 5-7 p.m. There will be over 40 candy distribution spots as well as music, a performance by the YWCA Dance Team and the New Britain Youth Theatre. There will also be a costume contest held with awards at 6:30 p.m.

Halloween Costume Party for Children at the New England Carousel Museum in Bristol

Children of all ages and families can enjoy themed games, crafts and treat at the museum from 4:30-6 p.m. There will be a costume contest starting at 5 p.m., and prizes will be awarded for the scariest, most original and best Halloween character costume. Each child will receive a Halloween goodie bag. Admission is free for children and $1 for adults. Space is limited to the first 200 children and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 860-585-4811 for reservations or visit

Trick or Treat at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library

Wear your costume and visit each desk at the library for a treat from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. And don’t forget to take part in the Halloween craft project. No registration is required.

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