Halloween is a fun time of year for all those who are young at heart! This year, we’re sharing 12+ of our favorite Halloween ideas for Atlanta groups.
Whether your crew includes coworkers, neighbors, family, or friends, these ideas are sure to provide tricks and treats for everyone! Read on to find your next Halloween corporate outing or family adventure.
A few of our favorite Atlanta group Halloween ideas for 2022:
- Head to a haunted house together
- See the Little Five Points Halloween Parade
- Explore ghost stories at Historic Oakland Cemetery
- Go wild with “Boo at the Zoo”
- Throw a Halloween block party
In this guide, you’ll find:
- Atlanta Halloween activities for corporate groups, families, and neighborhoods
- Fun and educational Halloween activities
- Atlanta area haunted houses
- Halloween events: Atlanta and beyond
- DIY and budget-friendly Atlanta Halloween activities
Atlanta Halloween Activities for Groups
Fun & Educational Halloween Activities for Groups
1. Take a Walking Food Tour – One of Our Favorite Fall Activities in Atlanta
Celebrate spooky season with a walking tour that includes a jaunt through Historic Oakland Cemetery! On this Unexpected Atlanta experience, you’ll stroll through Atlanta’s historic neighborhoods while tasting the flavors of the season and enjoying the fall weather.
On our Grant Park Past & Future Food Walk, your group will taste 9 dishes at 3 food stops with an expert guide. Let us know everyone’s dietary restrictions ahead of time so we can make this a welcoming and inclusive experience for all!
Looking for something more unique? We also offer bespoke custom events for corporate teams!
2. Discover the Spirits of Oakland Cemetery
After taking your walking food tour through Grant Park (see idea #1 above!), return to Oakland Cemetery for a festive Halloween event.
The popular Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours will delight and educate groups on weekends in late October. These tours are designed to “enlighten rather than frighten.” The only thing that’s scary is how quickly they sell out each year! These tours often sell out in summer – so reserve your tickets ASAP when they’re available!
During this experience, you and your crew will follow a costumed docent through Historic Oakland Cemetery, learning tales of Oakland’s residents along the way. Stroll through the beautifully lit Victorian gardens for a unique Halloween experience. Additionally, you can enjoy live music, craft beer and cocktails, and more. Costumes encouraged!
Hear more about Discovering the Spirits of Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta Ghost Tours, and more in the video below!
3. Go on an Atlanta Ghost Tour
Atlanta Ghosts offers fascinating ghost tours for residents and tourists alike! These historical tours are perfect for school groups, company outings, and more.
Additionally, groups of 20 or more can book a private tour. Form connections and learn something new as you explore your city together. Tours are customized to meet your group’s needs and ages.
Guides balance educational content with entertainment for a truly enthralling – but fact-based – Halloween experience!
Haunted Houses in Atlanta
Get the scoop on our favorite Atlanta haunted houses in the video below!
4. Experience Realistic Frights at Netherworld Haunted House
Netherworld boasts “terrifying live actors, amazing special effects, and incredible monsters!” This haunted house has been an Atlanta classic for more than 25 years.
In 2022, Netherworld will offer two new attractions: The Undying Horror and Parasitic! Both promise to be a heart-pumping adventure into terrors unknown.
Netherworld is known for its intricate sets and painstakingly detailed costumes and makeup. The creators of this haunted house have backgrounds in film, television, and special effects – making this a can’t-miss spot for Atlanta horror fans!
5. Escape the Woods at Sleepy Hollow Farm
Give your group an immersive Halloween experience! Escape Woods offers fun (non-scary) adventure games for adults and older kids, as well as frightening Halloween escape games for adults.
Their corporate team building and field trip experiences are perfect for groups. That’s because you’ll work as a team to solve puzzles, find clues, and unlock doors – to eventually escape the woods together!
Options include grisly murder mysteries, a magical forest maze, a post apocalyptic adventure, and more.
6. Boost Your Adrenaline at Six Flags Fright Fest
Fright Fest is back at Six Flags Over Georgia! Get your spooks and your screams all in one fun place.
During the day, you’ll find seasonal family
friendly activities. Your group can enjoy games, a pumpkin patch, arts and craft activities, storytelling, and more fun to keep families and little ones entertained.
After dark, haunted house areas and “scare zones” will delight more adventurous guests. Whether you visit by day or by night, this is a fun Halloween group activity that’s beloved by Atlantans year after year!
Atlanta Halloween Events & Festivals
7. See the Little 5 Points Halloween Parade
Little 5 Points is known for punk and grunge vibes, alternative attire, and a counterculture attitude. During Halloween, groups and individuals flock to this neighborhood for a fun Halloween parade and festival.
This year, take your group to the Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade to get in on the fun! Arrive early to stake out your spot. You can make a reservation for your group in one of L5P’s many restaurants for before or after the parade!
Other seasonal events in L5P include a Monster Ball at the local Star Bar, a monster scavenger hunt, a BIZarre Bazaar Haunted Market, ghost tours, and more!
8. Go on a Wild Halloween Adventure with Boo at the Zoo
Bring your group for a wild day of fun at Zoo Atlanta! Boo at the Zoo is a kid-friendly Halloween festival that’s filled with Halloween fun.
Your group’s little ones can meet kid-friendly characters, visit Trick-or-Treat Lane for special goodies, play carnival games, participate in craft activities, and more. Additionally, a magic show will dazzle everyone in attendance!
This activity is perfect for family groups and corporate outings alike. Zoo Atlanta is home to more than 1,000 animals – so there’s plenty to explore outside the festival, too!
9. Head to Duluth for Howl on the Green
For a unique Halloween festival experience, head to Howl on the Green in Duluth! This festival transforms from a family friendly early evening event – into a frighteningly delightful nighttime event for adults.
Howl on the Green “turns into fright at dark as fire dancers make their way through the crowds and mystical creatures emerge, while aerialists hang from the Festival Center Stage and dancing iconic characters light up the night!”
Create Your Own Halloween Fun
10. Throw a Halloween Themed Block Party
Get everyone together for a Halloween block party! Whether you’re in your backyard or your corporate parking lot, this is a fun way to create that tight-knit community festival feeling – on your own terms!
Head to your local Atlanta Halloween store to pick up decorations, inflatables, and all the supplies. You can make this a Halloween potluck event, or plan an on-theme menu with plenty of fall flavors. Try pumpkin decorating with paint and sharpies, for a safer and less-stress version of pumpkin carving!
If you have a budget, consider hiring someone to do face painting or balloon animals. You can also try old-fashioned games like potato sack races and egg balancing games (use small gourds for a seasonal touch!). This is sure to be a Halloween party everyone remembers for years to come!
11. Host an Atlanta Themed Halloween Costume Contest
Amp up the Halloween fun by hosting an Atlanta themed costume contest!
Atlanta Themed Group Costume Ideas:
- Dress as an All-Star Special: purchase or DIY some food-themed costumes to create this iconic Waffle House order. One person can dress up as the eggs, another as a waffle, a third person as bacon, and so on! If you have a big group, get creative with costumes of all the fixings.
- What’s sweeter than a bunch of peaches? For a cute group costume idea, you can each purchase identical peach costumes. Then, create variations of the look by each embellishing your costume with peach-themed hair accessories, jewelry, shoes, and more!
- Dress as your favorite Atlanta sports players or teams! Have everyone throw on their favorite jersey, hat, and foam finger to rep your ATL team or athlete of choice. If you don’t have any sports gear, or don’t keep up with sports, you can still participate! DIY a motivational or funny sign, bring a popcorn and soda, and show up as a sports fan.
Award the winner(s) a special Atlanta prize, like a gift card to Waffle House, or even an Unexpected Atlanta tour gift certificate!
One important note: if your group is heading out to an activity, be sure to check with the venue before planning your costume challenge. That’s because some venues prohibit costumes, while others have restrictions on what types of costumes and accessories are permitted.
12. Take a Fall Road Trip
Hit the road to soak up all that fall in North Georgia has to offer! This idea is perfect for a small work retreat or a larger family gathering.
Just 1-2 hours north of Atlanta, your group can explore wineries, mountains, hiking trails, delicious Southern foods, foliage, and so much more.
North Georgia spots that host corporate retreats:
- At Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris, GA, your group can enjoy golf experiences, guided horseback trail rides, winery trips, pontoon boat cruises, and more.
- Amicalola Falls Lodge in Dawsonville, GA offers ziplining, archery, guided hikes, animal meet-and-greets, wilderness survival workshops, and more. You can also purchase a team building adventure package that includes a hotel stay.
- Head to Chateau Elan in Braselton, GA for wine education, mixology demonstrations, painting classes, golf and tennis, and other outdoor adventures.
Have a spooky good time with Unexpected Atlanta’s corporate experiences! Reach out to learn more:
For more Atlanta Halloween and fall fun, browse our guide 30+ Fall Activities in Atlanta.