Four-seasons Sedona is waiting to give you a wonderful experience no matter when you need a respite. Fresh mountain air, beautiful red rocks and fall colors, and spooky special events in and around Sedona are just some of the things awaiting you on your Halloween escape. There are plenty of fun, spooky, and not-so-spooky events to keep you busy throughout your stay. Here are our top picks for Halloween fun in Sedona.
Fright Night Train
All aboard at the Verde Canyon Railroad Depot for spooky fun. The stationary display features cars decorated in your worst phobias, from snake dens and spider webs to creepy clowns and snarling wild animals, there’s a scare around every turn. Observe an autopsy in Dr. Freak’s living autopsy room, as well as gory crime scenes with haunting sounds. Book tickets through the train website or buy tickets at the door. This event is not meant for young children, and wheelchairs cannot be accommodated inside the train. The train is open 5-10 p.m. Thursday and 5-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Admission is $30.
While the adult is off getting scared out of their wits on the train, young spook seekers dressed in costume can trick-or-treat safely at the Little Monsters Club village. There will also be pumpkin painting, spooky music, and a Frankenstein feast for the whole family. Monster Club members receive a Monster Club trick-or-treat bag, access to the haunted trick-or-treat village, an activity book, a spooky mask, and more. Admission is $25.
Trick or Treat
Put on your scary or not-so-scary costume and head to nearby Cottonwood. KC’s Family Tae Kwon Do is hosting a trunk-or-treat party that’s not to be missed. The free event features a safe environment for trick-or-treating, a costume contest with prizes, photos with “Mr. Skelli-Fun,” and more. Trunks are decorated and hosted by KC families and coaches. Check-in starts at 5:30 p.m., and the event runs 6-7:30 p.m. on October 29. Save time at check-in and register for the event at cottonwoodsbest.com.
Arizona has plenty of haunted history and you can learn about it on October 30 at the Sedona Heritage Museum. Join Michael Peach for “Peoria’s Runaway Pumpkin,” “Little Bill” – the story of the unsolved murder of Bill Redericks at the Van Deren cabin, “The Hauntings of the Red Ghost” – a true story of a 19th century Arizona monster, “The Cactus Killer” – a tale about murder and revenge in the Arizona desert, and “The Ghosts of Wilson Canyon” – the story of the death of a bear hunter in 1885. Peach’s presentation is 3-4 p.m. on October 30 and costs $6 per person.
Dia de Los Muertos Celebration
Dia de Los Muertos is the Mexican tradition of honoring friends and family who have passed away. Sedona’s celebration of the event includes a full day of fire dancing, food, music, and much more. Place personal memorabilia on the beautiful altar in celebration of your loved ones who have passed. Children’s activities include face painting and many other fun activities, and costumes are highly encouraged. Taste delicious and traditional Day of the Dead food by El Mercado. The free, all-day event takes place from October 29- November 2. Saturday and Monday-Wednesday hours are 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Celebrate at 336 State Route 179.
Other Sedona Halloween Activities
There are many activities to experience and enjoy on your Sedona getaway. Sedona is known for its wineries, distilleries, and breweries. Designate a driver and go on a tasting tour of the area. Take the wheel yourself and set out on the Red Rock Scenic Byway, SR-179 for a glimpse of fall colors. The ten-mile byway is full of fall colors and scenic pull-off points where you can stop and stay for hours. Stop by the Coconino National Forest visitor’s center before you depart for a map of hiking and biking trails for a little exercise.
Spooky Sedona Halloween Getaway
To create a Halloween stay as unique as you and the members of your group, make sure the first thing on your planning to-do list is to book a vacation rental with Sedona.org. After you’ve enjoyed a day of sights full of fall color and Halloween fun, you can prepare a home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen. Relax in a private bedroom or on a comfy couch in an open living space and watch a movie or TV show or play a game together. For an intimate experience, choose a one-bedroom unit with a kitchenette for you and your sweetheart or small family, or plan a family or group reunion and book a unit as large as six bedrooms! Choose a premium unit for luxury upgrades like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat-screen TVs, and more to make your fall Sedona getaway memorable!
Contact us today to book your Sedona Halloween getaway!