Halloween Experience 2022

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WINTER GARDEN HALLOWEEN EXPERIENCE:

October 21 – October 31, 2022

Historic Downtown Winter Garden


Halloween is celebrated for 11 days – not just one -- in Winter Garden! The City’s Halloween Experience provides family-friendly festivities in Downtown Winter Garden, including seven nights of an outdoor animated Halloween Light Show on City Hall; a hay maze; fall- and spooky-themed photo locations, decorations and light displays throughout downtown; a Spooky Caboose; a Halloween Celebration at the fall-themed Farmers Market; a Downtown Harvest Sidewalk Sale & Stroll; and more! Costumes are welcome any day!

AVAILABLE ALL-DAY, EVERY DAY

  • Hay Maze at City Hall
  • Fall-Themed Photo Stations 
  • Seasonal Decorations & Light Displays
  • Unique Stores & Restaurants to Shop, Dine & Stroll surrounded by historic charm and holiday ambiance
  • Expanded Outdoor Patios to dine amidst the Halloween Experience while enjoying the weather

SCHEDULE OF SPECIAL EVENTS

All events and activities are FREE, unless noted otherwise.

HALLOWEEN LIGHT SHOW

A Halloween animated light show synchronized to music projected onto the front façade of City Hall.

October 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 31 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm

City Hall, 300 W. Plant Street

HARVEST SIDEWALK SALE & STROLL 

Shop the outdoor sidewalk sale surrounded by the spooky and fall-themed Halloween Experience ambiance. Stores will feature special sales, promotions, and seasonal merchandise. It is a great time to purchase for the new season while getting a head start on holiday shopping. The unique shops of downtown feature apparel, jewelry, home décor and greenery, cycling/running/sporting equipment and accessories, gourmet foods, health and beauty products, pet supplies, furniture, and much more. In addition, a number of downtown restaurants will feature seasonal menus and promotions to enjoy while dining at the outdoor patios surrounded by Halloween nirvana. 

Saturday, October 22 | Daylong

Historic Downtown

HALLOWEEN AT WINTER GARDEN FARMERS MARKET 

Come out to the market for some Halloween fun at the fall festively decorated Farmers Market. There will be a special Halloween craft to make and take home at the KidZone tent (located next to the Parking Garage on Tremaine Street) as well as live music, and family-friendly games on the lawn.

Pumpkin, pumpkins, and more pumpkins -- of all shapes and sizes – can also be found at the Farmers Market. Get your gourds, fresh fall harvest produce, seasonal décor, and lots of treats to make your Halloween and fall holidays special.

Every Saturday | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Saturday, October 29 | Halloween at the Market

Downtown Pavilion, 104. S. Lakeview Ave

SPOOKY CABOOSE AT THE HISTORY CENTER

Enter the Spooky Caboose – if you dare -- stationed outside the Winter Garden History Center. The spooky-decorated caboose has fun frights for all ages. Free to enter. Donations appreciated.

Monday, October 31 | 3:00 – 8:00 pm

Winter Garden History, Education, and Visitors’ Center, 21 E. Plant Street

STREET PERFORMANCES & SURPRISES

A variety of outdoor street performers will delight audiences as they stroll, shop, and dine. You just never know what pop-up surprises await!

October 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 31 | Evenings

CREATE A HAUNTED HOUSE FAMILY EVENT AT SOBO ART GALLERY

You will be amazed as you work together to transfer a prepared cereal box on a base into an awesome “Haunted House.” All materials and step-by-step guidance are provided. This popular family event fills up quickly! Register at www.wgart.org/kids. Questions, call 407-347-7996.

Saturday, October 22 | 4:00 - 5:30 pm

$30 per house for 1 adult with 1 child

SOBO Art Gallery, 127 S. Boyd Street

HALLOWEEN MOVIES AT THE GARDEN THEATRE

All the movies are interactive presentations with a 30-minute preshow prior to the screening.


Hocus Pocus (1993, PG) (Pre-Halloween Experience Opportunity)

Sunday, September 4

Preshow Entertainment, 6:30 pm | Movie, 7:00 pm

 

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993, PG) (Pre-Halloween Experience Opportunity)

Sunday, October 16

Preshow Entertainment, 6:30 pm | Movie, 7:00 pm

 

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975, R)

Sunday, October 30

Monday, October 31

Preshow Entertainment, 7:30 pm | Movie, 8:00 pm

 

Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant Street

Purchase movie tickets at www.gardentheatre.org/movies.



DAILY SPECIAL EVENT SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

Halloween Light Show on City Hall, 7:00-9:00 pm

Street Performances & Surprises, Evening

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

Harvest Sidewalk Sale & Stroll Downtown, Daylong

Fall themed Winter Garden Farmers Market, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Create a Haunted House Family Event, SOBO Art Gallery, 4:00-5:30 pm. $30 fee for 1 adult/1 child.

Register at www.wgart.org/kids.

Halloween Light Show on City Hall, 7:00-9:00 pm

Street Performances & Surprises, Evening

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23

Halloween Light Show on City Hall, 7:00-9:00 pm

Street Performances & Surprises, Evening

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

Halloween Light Show on City Hall, 7:00-9:00 pm

Street Performances & Surprises, Evening

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29

Halloween at the Market – holiday kids craft and special programming at the fall-themed Winter

            Garden Farmers Market, 8:00 am-1:00 pm

Halloween Light Show on City Hall, 7:00-9:00 pm

Street Performances & Surprises, Evening

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

Halloween Light Show on City Hall, 7:00-9:00 pm

Street Performances & Surprises, Evening

Interactive Movie at the Garden Theatre, Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975, R)

            Preshow, 7:30 pm/Movie 8:00 pm

            Purchase tickets at www.gardentheatre.org/movies.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 31

Spooky Caboose at the History Center, 3:00-8:00 pm

Halloween Light Show on City Hall, 7:00-9:00 pm

Street Performances & Surprises, Evening

Interactive Movie at the Garden Theatre, Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975, R)

            Preshow, 7:30 pm/Movie 8:00 pm

            Purchase tickets at /www.gardentheatre.org/movies.


 

Halloween Experience is hosted by the City of Winter Garden to provide a fun way 

to celebrate the holiday while providing opportunities to support local businesses.



FREE PARKING – ALWAYS! 

Convenient parking is always free throughout Downtown Winter Garden, including at its three-level parking garage, 160 S. Boyd Street.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR UPCOMING FALL & WINTER EVENTS:

  • HEALTH & HARVEST FESTIVAL | Saturday, November 12
  • SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY SIDEWALK SALE | Saturday, November 26
  • HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE STROLL | Thursday, December 8
  • TIS THE SEASON | 38 days of Merry in Winter Garden | December 2-January 8
  • MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COMMUNITY CELEBRATION | Monday, January 16