Halfway to Halloween

In six short months, ghouls, goblins, beasties and besties will emerge from the shadows and celebrate the coming of Samhain on All Hallows Eve.

Of course, if you can’t wait until October, you’re in luck, as numerous Halloween events and attractions have already begun their 2018 planning, and you can, too!

This April, Friday the 13th, Enigma Haunt is hosting its 5th Annual Halfway to Halloween Party at Nippers Bar & Grill, which is adjacent to the haunt at 1751 N. Military Trail in Boca Raton. The annual party returns with its highly-anticipated costume contest, some unforgettable karaoke and several prizes along with up close meet and greets with Enigma Haunt monsters and iconic characters.

Enigma Haunt will also open up the entire haunted attraction for a limited time for its famous Lights Out Experience, which sold out last season.

LIGHTS OUT! Friday, April 13th, 2018

Back by popular demand and for the first time this year, ENIGMA HAUNT is going to reopen its doors for one night. THIS APRIL, FRIDAY the 13th, 2018 we at ENIGMA HAUNT will open the entire attraction for a LIGHTS OUT haunted experience! to coincide with its HALFWAY TO HALLOWEEN PARTY. Thats right… You sign a waiver… and WE turn the lights OUT! A haunted house full of CREEPS and FREAKS, lurking in the dark just waiting for you.GOT THE GUTS… because we want 'em.More details to come! Keep posted and turn notifications on our Facebook page to know about new events and details first!

Posted by Enigma Haunt on Monday, March 26, 2018

“We have six months before Halloween so it is a lot of fun to come out and join us as we bring back our favorite season for one night and just enjoy the spirit of Halloween,” said Billy Groeneveld, owner and co-creator of Enigma Haunt with his wife Karen. “Last season’s Lights Out sold out and we had so many requests to bring it back. This is a chance to come if you missed it or return for a very scary Friday the 13th. We are limiting it again so show up early and get your tickets.”

Lights Out features the entire haunted attraction in total darkness with creatures stalking every move for those daring enough to enter. Each guest must be 18 years or older with a valid State ID or passport and will need to sign a waiver prior to entering. They will be provided with one glow stick per group as their only source of light. Phones and other light sources are prohibited. Then, it’s time to put other senses to work as guests will hear and surely feel the breath of monsters shadowing their every move, ready to thrill for a frightful experience. Lights Out will only be available for a limited time during the Halfway to Halloween party; tickets go on sale at 7:45 p.m. on April 13th with a limit of 300 tickets. Tickets are $20 per guest.

The costume contest begins at 11:00 p.m. with 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize winners. Raffle tickets and prize give-a-ways every hour beginning at 9:00 p.m. There will be drink specials, karaoke and more. There is no cover charge for the Halfway to Halloween party, the event is open to all 21 and older. Costumes are not required to attend the event. Enigma Haunt encourages all to drink responsibly. Lights Out Experience is for those 18 and older.

Visit http://www.enigmahaunt.com for more details. 

Almost everyone is aware that Enigma Haunt started out as a spooky display in the Groeneveld’s front yard. Home is, of course, where the haunt is! For fans of home haunts gone wild, you might want to check out Phobias Haunt. The haunt is run by a family of 4, and has some great volunteers every year that help us bring their imagination to life! Every year is a whole new experience!This is their 3rd third in their current location, but the 7th year overall. They’ve grown from a small scary “room” with about 20 guests in the  first year to over 500 guests last year who enjoyed about 20 minutes of unbridled horror!

They collect donations and do a 50/50 split with a local charity. Last year was The Watchful Eye Program, the year before was troubled youth, and the year before was Little Smiles.

Like many haunted attractions, Phobias offers “front of the Line” passes every year for a $5 donation per person because the line does average a 45min to an hour wait during peak hours.

They are open on Halloween night only from 7pm until ??

For more information, visit Phobias Haunt on Facebook.


The management and staff of Fright Nights at the South Florida Fairgrounds just returned from the convention in St. Louis and got some cool stuff for this year’s event. Although they are not going to release our theme is until the summer, they did give Palm Beach Happening an idea of where they are headed for 2018.They will once again have scare zones scattered outside and roaming characters. Inside their main building will be our four haunted houses – two completely brand new, and two completely re-imagined.

There will be a host of brand new characters in addition to our signature characters that interact with guests. Again, we will have live entertainment, the return of our VIP lounge and over-the-top sets and details as always.

For more spooky details, visit myfrightnights.com.

14 years  of terror. 14 years of mystery, murder and mayhem. X-Scream Halloween 14 is their most ambitious haunt to date! ALL NEW FOR 2017! Join them for a journey into the world of dark fantasy. 2 exciting themed haunts,  entertainment and more!

For more information, visit XScreamHalloween.com.

This year, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will transform Magic Kingdom Park for a sweet 34 nights.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Dates :

August 17, 24, 28, 31
September 3, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30
October 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31

Returning treats include the “Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular” stage show in front of Cinderella Castle featuring the mischievous Sanderson sisters from the hit Disney film “Hocus Pocus,” Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade and “Happy HalloWishes;” the fall spectacular led by the infamous Disney villains!

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tickets start at $75 in advance or $85 at the gate, if available.

For the not-so-scary scoop, head to  https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/magic-kingdom/mickeys-not-so-scary-halloween-party/.


Guests of all ages can join everyone’s favorite furry friends from Sesame Street as The Count, Elmo, Abby and others take the stage in “Sesame Street’s Countdown to Halloween” at SeaWorld. Families will also enjoy a Halloween Dance Party and meet whimsical characters inspired by the sea. For this special event, children can dress in their Halloween costumes and take part in fun-filled trick-or-treating in the park. The Halloween fun takes place every weekend starting September 29 through October 28 and is included with park admission.

For more information, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com.

Guests can now purchase select tickets and vacation packages for the world’s premier Halloween event – Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights. And for the first time ever, guests can get double the scares with the purchase of a limited time ticket where they can buy a night and get a second night free.

See below for more details on the Halloween Horror Nights offers that are available now.

On select nights from September 14 to November 3, guests will face an era of evil as Halloween Horror Nights 2018 is unleashed at Universal Studios Florida.  This year’s event will be the most intense yet, bringing some of the most terrifying names in horror – both from the past and the present – to life in nine all-new haunted houses and five sinister scare zones throughout the park.  Guests brave enough to enter the event will encounter everything from iconic horror films to cult classics to terrifying hit TV shows (such as Stranger Things) to disturbing-original stories that only the twisted minds of Universal’s award-winning Entertainment team could imagine.  And when they need a break from the screams, guests can enjoy Universal Studios’ exciting rides and attractions.

Stay tuned – more details about this year’s event will be released soon.

   Halloween Horror Nights Flex Ticket “Buy a Night, Get 2nd Night Free”
  • Now through June 6, guests can purchase Universal Orlando’s “Buy a Night, Get a 2nd Night Free” ticket offer online, which includes:
    • Sunday – Friday ($77.99 per adult + tax): Entitles one (1) guest admission to two (2) 2018 Halloween Horror Nights event nights on any Sunday – Friday event night
Halloween Horror Nights Hotel and Ticket Package
Starts at $215 per adult, per night tax inclusive


**Select event nights Sept. 14 – Nov. 3, 2018. Advance purchase required.

Offer valid for bookings now –11/2/18. Offer valid for travel: 9/14/18 – 11/3/18

  • 4-night hotel accommodations at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort
  • Additional accommodations are available at Universal Orlando’s on-site hotels, including Universal’s Aventura Hotel, opening August 2018, or a Universal Partner Hotel
  • 3-Park 4-Day Park-to-Park Ticket to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay
  • 1-night Halloween Horror Nights admission plus 1-night free (Sunday – Friday) offer valid on packages booked by 6/6/18
  • Early Park Admission one hour before the theme parks open to one (1) Universal Orlando theme park as determined by Universal Orlando
  • Access to select live entertainment venues at Universal CityWalk
  • Complimentary transportation to Universal’s theme parks and Universal CityWalk
  • Special access to a dedicated Halloween Horror Nights entry gate each event night until 8 p.m.
    • In addition, guests can add a RIP Tour or The Unmaking the Horror Tour to their vacation package

Halloween Horror Nights 2018 will run on select nights from September 14 to November 3. More details about the event and additional offers will be announced at a later date.

Visit their website for all the gory details.


Remember that Halloween is a time for fun and frivolity. It is a time to come out of your shell, and to acknowledge the mischievous spirit that resides within all of us. Be sure to keep following Palm Beach Happening for news on other spooky events in the Palm Beaches. If you know of another local event that would appreciate the undead light shone upon it, please let us know!