Looking for some Halloween fun that’s perfect for the whole family and is close to home? Last night the kids and I took a trip to Dearborn, MI to visit Hallowe’en at Greenfield Village. This was our first time visiting Greenfield Village, during the Hallowe’en event or any other time, and we weren’t quite sure what to expect. However, now that we’ve been, I can honestly say that “It’s Amazing!”.
The event took place inside an antique village setting complete with a candlelit path of pumpkins and a few stray street lights. We began our walk into the village as the sun was beginning to set and within only a few moments of passing through the gates we were in darkness, except for the dim glow of the pumpkins. As we nervously walked along the path provided we were greeted by all kinds of characters, tricks and treats.
What Ages is this Event Good For?
Hallowe’en at Greenfield Village is spooky, but also family friendly. The kids weren’t too scared to continue, yet mom and dad didn’t get bored with it either. It was the perfect mixture of family fun! Plus, this event is so well put together that there was no confusion on where we should be going at any given time, leaving nothing to be missed. And trust me, you wont want to miss a single thing! Take a look at some of the fun we had during our visit!
How to Get In
Anyone can get into the village for the very limited Hallowe’en event at Greenfield Village, all you need is a ticket! Tickets can be purchased ahead of time online or at the ticket box office at the village entrance. I recommend buying tickets well in advance of the date you want to attend because they tend to sell out quickly. By the time we arrived for the 7pm entry time, the entire night had been sold out. However, once you have your ticket, you will be allowed to enter the village at your scheduled time. Tickets are sold for every half hour starting at 6:30pm and going until 9pm, 8pm on Sundays.
Being Ford country, I wasn’t surprised to find a vintage Ford car sitting just inside the gates as we entered, but you know we all loved it! We also found a car club of hearse cars set up just outside the gates as we exited. I love that the Henry Ford brought their heritage into this fun holiday event as well and brought in a local car club to help celebrate. It was really cool to see!
As we walked along the pumpkin lit path, we also found ourselves face to face with costumed characters both spooky and friendly. This character below happened to be my sons favorite, he stood almost ten feet tall! In kid terms, that’s ginormous!
As we continued along, we quickly realized that after each character we would find a trick or treat station where candy, cookies, chips and other goodies were being handed out by the village staff. I loved that I could still give my kids the “trick or treating” experience that I remember in a safe and controlled environment such as this.
Oh, and don’t worry about bringing a bag to store your candy, they provide you with one of those too!
Be sure to keep an eye out for the mad scientist too. We found his lab, but he was no where to be found in it. The villagers however must have known he was around because they were warning us to “beware”.
Not all of the village is spooky though, some of it is musical with skeletons who like to get down. Take the time and dance along with them, it’s fun.
There is no limit to what you can find in this village during Hallowe’en nights. As a family, we loved it! I would definitely recommend Hallowe’en at Greenfield Village as a must see Halloween attraction this year. Has anyone else gone? What was your favorite part? Let us know in the comments.