Celebrate Halloween in Paris

Family tours, thrilling experiences, costume parties – special going out ideas for Halloween in Paris

Each year, the magic of Halloween is a little more widespread in the streets of Paris … And on this occasion, there is plenty to do as a family. Those who love a good scare are also invited to discover unexpected experiences – goosebumps guaranteed!

With the family

Disney's Halloween Festival

The 2021 edition, titled We Love Halloween, features some brand-new festivities and Disney baddies. There’s a big Mexican party at Frontierland, a new show featuring the Disney villains, mini-parades and selfie spots, a unique tour through the Phantom Manor and some terrifying new experiences that take place in random order at The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. On 31 October, all the Disney baddies will be there until 2am at the traditional Halloween celebration. Visitors are encouraged to come to the park wearing a disguise (besides your face mask). Get out your costumes !

  • Dates : from 1st of October to 7 November 2021
  • Disneyland Paris - 77 Marne-la-Vallée

Halloween at the Parc Astérix

Halloween at the Parc Astérix means activities and characters get out of control! Haunted houses, evil creatures and fantastic monsters terrorize (or amuse) Young Gauls. This year for the 12th edition of Peur sur le Parc, get ready for amazing special events and shows to spook kids and adults: four haunted houses including the Catacombes* launched last year, a Lost Mission, on a strange planet, mummies and diabolic pharaohs in the rides, sinister plants in the forest of Idefix ... Some events, like the Foire aux 6 Trouilles or the Monsters Parade, have had to be cancelled due to the current situation, but there are still many scary moments to thrill visitors!

*For 25 euros extra, get the Pass Peur for a fast-track access to the haunted houses

*supplement payable (€5 extra).

  • Dates: from 2 October to 7 November 2021.
  • Times: 10am-6pm.
  • Parc Astérix - 60 Plailly

Halloween at the Paris Zoo

From 23 October to 7 November 2021, the Paris Zoo (Parc Zoologique de Paris) will place the spotlight on strangeness, with an event titled Rendez-vous Sauvages featuring mythical animals and fantastic creatures. Learn more about them at short workshops for adults and children aged 6 and up. You’ll also find out about other strange and surprising animals at the zoo – immortal animals, spherical animals, predators and poisonous beasts. You can take part in guided tours, storytelling sessions, an exhibition and a treasure hunt to overcome your fear and learn the facts about these animals, about which there are all kinds of spooky superstitions. 31 October is a Day of Thrills with a scary trail and a parade at 3pm with sweets being distributed. Don’t forget your disguise, there’s a surprise in store for you.

Team Break escape games

Team Break - Salle Prison Break Escape game, Paris

All year round, and especially at Halloween, you can get together with friends or the kids (8 years and older) to give yourself a fright with one of the six escape game scenarios from Team Break at La Défense. Enter the wonderful world of Harry Potter in the Magic School, try to solve riddles in Fort Boyard, explore the fascinating and terrifying world of dinosaurs in the Jurassic Room, get shivers up your spine in the Haunted Room, and try to escape from your prison cell in Prison Break or from an island in Lost. Excitement and thrills are on the cards.

  • All year round
  • Team Break Immeuble Jean Monnet - 11 Place des Vosges 92400 Courbevoie

Pumpkin carving - Ferme de Viltain

Come and show kids farm life in a fun way during the mid-term school holidays. From Monday 25 to Friday 30 October inclusive, Viltain farm is offering sculpture carving workshops worthy of American films to decorate the house. Children get to choose their pumpkin in the garden and then learn how to carve it into a nice or wicked lantern before taking it home with them!

  • From Monday 25 October to Friday 30 October
  • La Ferme de Viltain, Chemin de Viltain, 78350 Jouy en Josas

Terrifying animals at the Jardin des Plantes menagerie

From 25 October to 31 October 2021, the Jardin des Plantes gets into the spirit of Halloween. Learn about the fearsome beasts in your nightmares, and get a whole new perspective on the animals. You can watch the big cats being fed, see ghostly animals and examine some seriously scary spiders.

  • Dates : 25 October to 31 October 2021
  • Times: 2pm to 5pm (detailed programme for some events)
  • Jardin des Plantes - 57 rue Cuvier - Paris 5th

Halloween workshop at the musée gourmand du chocolat

Atelier Halloween au musee gourmand du chocolat, Paris © DR

How about making your own Halloween treats? The Gourmet Chocolate Museum invites kids and adults to make delicious chocolate in the shape of pumpkins, owls ... and many other delights. But surprise! Broccoli, camembert and anchovy are also on the party list for a unique tasting.

Advance booking required

More special Halloween events

Halloween 2018 à France Miniature

Activities, treasure hunts and outdoor workshops for children from 27 to 31 October 2021 at France Miniature, from 2 October to 7 November 2021 at La Mer de Sable and from 2 October to 14 November 2021 at Nigloland, and the Tootbus little monsters’ tour with a wacky guide on board and sweets handed out from 28 to 31 October 2021. During the autumn school holidays, take a virtual flight over Paris and experience a thrilling way to rediscover the secrets of Notre Dame Cathedral with Flyview. There will also be a raffle and sweets for children.

From 23 October to 5 November 2021, the Château de Chantilly is organizing unusual tours with the White Lady as the theme for children aged 7 and older. Children can also make their own lanterns and explore the chateau by torchlight. The Château de Blandy les Tours is organizing a murder party on 28, 29 and 30 October and 4 November 2021. On 31 October, at the Musée Stéphane Mallarmé, there will be a magic lantern, workshops for children and a screening of the folktale Bluebeard from 3pm onwards.

The Grand Rex will be screening the terrifying film Venom as well as a Harry Potter ‘marathon’ featuring all eight films on 23 October. The Village Huttopia is organizing a pumpkin carving competition and a fancy dress evening on 31 October 2021. Plenty of fun in store! 

For older kids

This year, the haunted house Manoir de Paris travels to La Villette to host a very scary Halloween experience, the Manoir Halloween Festival. Step into the world of the dead over a 4,000-m2 expanse including four haunted houses and a number of spine-chilling live events and workshops. This super-production makes for a very authentic experience with highly realistic sets, costumes and special effects. Fearless people take note!
This show is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.

  • From 22 to 31 October 2021
  • Grande Halle de la Villette - 211 Av. Jean Jaurès - 19e

The Haunted Show of the Dark Dreams - Parasomnia

For its show combining immersive theatre and escape game, The Dark Dreams offers an original game that plunges you into the darkest nightmares of Clarisse, a young parasomniac woman. With evil clowns, monsters of all kinds, hardened killers and zombies, the way out of this 1,000 m² labyrinth is full of pitfalls and frights!

  • The Dark Dreams Paris, 63 Rue de la Fraternité, 93100 Montreuil
  • From Wednesday to Friday from 4.30pm to 10pm, Saturday from 4pm to 10pm and Sunday from 3pm to 9pm. Advanced booking required.

‘Día de los Muertos’ at the Terrass’’ Hotel

On 30 October 2021, the Terrass" Hotel will be transformed, for Halloween, into an all-Mexican environment with the Día de los Muertos event. Mezcal, Mexican snacks, make-up workshops, DJ sets, dance performances: the rooftop bar overlooking Montmartre will be the setting for a scary Mexican-influenced evening.

  • 30 October 2021
  • Terrass" Hotel - 12 rue Joseph de Maistre - 18e

Many events will be taking place around Paris, including a Murder Party (at 11am) on 17 October and 6 and 27 November 2021 at the Conciergerie and a scary evening at the Pachamama club. The Vampire Ball will have no fewer than 4 DJs and fantastic scenography, and will host all kinds of creatures from 11pm to 5am. A good opportunity to have fun and give yourself goosebumps.

So, from a family outing, a terrifying tour or a night of dancing, which do you choose to celebrate Halloween in Paris?

Disney’s Halloween Festival

from 01 October 2021 to 07 November 2021
Disneyland® Paris - Disneyland® Paris, Marne-la-Vallée

For Halloween, Disney goodies and baddies are at Disney’s Halloween Festival

Halloween at the Parc Astérix

from 05 October 2021 to 03 November 2021
Parc Astérix - Autoroute A1 - Entre les sorties 7 et 8, Plailly

Evil characters at the attractions, haunted houses, spooky scenes in Dogmatix’s Forest: the Parc Asterix is scary!