Do you love Halloween? The Mall of America in Minnesota has fun activities and events all month long!
Love Halloween? MN Mall of America Has Fun Things All Month Long
Welcome to All the Spooktacular Events!
Hello there, Halloween enthusiasts! For anyone out there who cannot get enough of spooky season and all things that go bump in the night, we have some wonderful news for you. If you’re within reach of Minnesota, your October plans are about to become a whole lot more interesting.
In today’s blog post, we are diving deep into all the spooktacular events happening this Halloween at no other place but the iconic Mall of America! From haunted houses to trick-or-treating, costume contests, and horror film screenings, it seems like they’ve really pulled out all the stops this year.
Located in Bloomington, Minnesota, the Mall of America is the largest shopping mall in the US, boasting over 520 stores. Not only is it filled with an absurd amount of retail heaven, but it also boasts a huge range of entertainment options. And in the month of October, those options turn deliciously dark…
For instance, last year, the mall hosted a “Fright Night” included:
|Fright Night||All month||A variety of spooky activities throughout the mall.|
Get Scared at Nickelodeon Universe!
Yes, you read that right! The mall’s indoor theme park – Nickelodeon Universe – also gets in on the Halloween action. October is packed full of spooky activities and attractions that will have you screaming for more.
Wander around the park and find it transformed into an all-out ghoulish gala, with rides draped in spider webs, stores stocking up Halloween treats, the staff dressed up in costumes, and plenty of special events throughout the month.
Imagine riding the SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge rollercoaster, only to find it has been taken over by zombies! A few of the thrill rides from 2021 included:
|Nickelodeon Universe Halloween Extravaganza||All month||Halloween themed rides and fun learning activities.|
See a Spooky Movie at Theatres at Mall of America!
It wouldn’t be Halloween without some classic horror movies, would it? The Theatres at Mall of America screens some spine-chilling classics throughout October, aiming to give movie lovers a dose of suspense they need this season!
You could be watching cult classics in one of the 14 elegantly appointed cinemas, sinking into the plush comfort of premier seating, feasting on gourmet concessions. This year they’re bringing back some of the favorites and some new frights as well.
Here’s what was on the docket last year:
|Classic Horror Movies Screening||Select days in October||Screening of classic horror films.|
Catch a Glimpse of Underwater Life at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium!
Who says Halloween fun has to be above water? At Mall of America, spooky activities sneak into every nook and cranny, including underwater!
SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium provides guests with the opportunity to experience life under the ocean like never before. During October, they host an array of ‘spooky’ attractions making your underwater experience more thrilling.
Last year, these were some of their underwater offerings:
|SEA LIFE Spooktacular||All month||Underwater Halloween-themed activities and shows.|
Enjoy Spooky Delights at Mall of America’s Restaurants!
During October, the numerous dining venues at the Mall of America also join in on the spirit of Halloween by offering seasonal and festive treats.
Ice cream or candy might be your usual mall fare, but during Halloween season, expect to see ghoulishly scrumptious delights, creepy cocktails, pumpkin spice everything and much more. The MOA truly becomes a culinary canvas for chefs who love to experiment with Halloween-themed creations.
In 2021, there were many exciting food offerings like:
|Halloween Special Menu||All month||Seasonal food and drink specials across all dining venues.|
Dress Up & Win Big at the Annual Costume Contest!
Every Halloween, the Mall of America growers even livelier with their annual costume contest. Shoppers and staff members alike show up to work and shop in their most creative costumes, all hoping to win big prizes for their efforts.
In the past, the contest has had categories like ‘Most Scary’, ‘Funniest’, ‘Most Original’, and ‘Best Group Costume’, so there are plenty of ways to showcase your creativity and potentially bring home the gold!
Winning entries from previous years involved costumes like:
|Halloween Costume Contest||End of October||A competition for the best-dressed shoppers and staff.|
Bring out Your Inner Artist at Pumpkin Carving Classes!
Feeling crafty? Join one of the early evening pumpkin carving sessions held right at MOA. These sessions provide you with everything needed – pumpkins, carving tools and a variety of templates.
From beginner to expert level carvers, everyone is welcome! It’s fun for the entire family so don’t miss out. Let those creative juices flow and take pride in the masterpiece that you’ll get to display proudly on your porch this Halloween.
In past years, participants have carved designs such as:
|Pumpkin Carving Classes||Every weekend in October||A fun interactive workshop for the entire family.|
End It All with a Grand Halloween Parade!
Imagine ending your October with a grand parade to celebrate the spookiness one last time! At MOA, the ending of October is celebrated with much pomp and spectacle through a magnificent Halloween parade.
People dress up in vibrant costumes, there’s street art, magic shows, puppetry, live bands playing popular tunes and endless cheers from the audience. It’s spectacular, it’s loud, it’s exciting; you wouldn’t want to miss out!
Last year’s highlights included:
|Halloween Parade||31st October||Parade, music, entertainment, and fun celebrates Halloween night.|
It’s a Wrap!
That’s a full rundown on all the creepy yet entertaining activities happening at the Mall of America this Halloween. So, if you’re in or around Minnesota during October, definitely think about dropping by to get in on all the spooky fun!
Be ready to scream your lungs out on the horror-themed rides, find your way out of haunted houses, join in a thrilling costume contest, carve your masterpiece in pumpkins, or simply savor all the delicious Halloween treats. The choice is yours!
Remember, ghosts and goblins come out to play in the month of October at the Mall of America but all for good fun. So pack your bags and mark your calendar because this year’s events are highly anticipated. You won’t want to miss it.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE! Let’s keep the spirit high, let’s keep the tradition alive!