Happy Halloween Weekends at Holiday World with VIDEO

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Happy Halloween Weekends at Holiday World with VIDEO


For a town that’s so big on Christmas, Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana certainly does Halloween up right.

Think more “friendly” than “frightening” and you’ve got a better understanding of how this southern Indiana attraction mixes things up each Fall.

Happy Halloween Weekends at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana

Happy Halloween Weekends at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana

Happy Halloween Weekends at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana Ride the Tilt-a-Turkey?


You won’t find scary Halloween costumes or tear-inducing decor. Instead, this Spencer County attraction keeps it all family friendly with a big focus on fun! There’s nothing tear-inducing here. Instead, you should expect plenty of smiles.

Familiar icons at the park are draped in sheets for a “ghostly” look. It’s really cute! Pumpkins are here, there, and everywhere. Smiling scarecrows line many a walkway. The usual places to eat have an occasional name change to reflect a spookier side like Udderly Boo Ice Cream and Fright Cake Factory. Clever, eh? I love the way they’ve gotten fun and creative with it.

Open on the weekends during the month of October, the Holiday World side of the park is open later on Saturdays. The bright lights of the rides really light up the park! It’s like a whole new experience for anyone who has only visited the park in the daytime. It’s so festive and exciting.

For Splashing Safari and all of the water park fun? Well, you are going to have to wait until next season. It’s always so hard to let summer go–but at least Holiday World can entertain us for a little longer in the meantime.

Halloween Fun at Holiday World 

Happy Halloween Weekends at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana

Happy Halloween Weekends at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana


It might be the same Indiana town, but this is not the same Holiday World. More than just fun, kid-friendly decor, Happy Halloween Weekends at Holiday World mean great new seasonal attractions!

There’s Mummy’s Treasure Maze, two Corn Mazes, a 3D Holidog Halloween Adventure, Hayrides, and Graveyard Smash–a more Halloween-themed show featuring songs you know and love. It’s from a variety of years, so moms and dads may recognize and sing along with a few that the kids don’t know. That’s always fun! You can get a glimpse of the Graveyard Smash show in the video below.

Our oldest loved walking through Mummy’s Treasure Maze! He liked trying to figure out the clues to solve the puzzle. It’s as close to finding real treasure he will probably ever get. We had to admire his relentlessness. I have to admit that enjoyed this nice attraction too.

A Not-So-Spooky Good Time

Happy Halloween Weekends at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana

Happy Halloween Weekends at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana


Kid #1 was just big enough (and brave enough) to tackle two of the three Holiday World rollercoasters–and that included The Voyage! So brave! At least, he was brave if screaming your head off the entire time and stating how much you didn’t want to go on something but then doing it anyway is brave…oh, I’m only kidding. He loved it–and my husband, Jeremy, loved being able to go on the thrill rides. It’s been a long time.

Heck, I loved that I didn’t have to go on the thrill rides! Instead, the youngest and I were able to bum around together, finding great things for us to do while in the area of whatever roller coaster the other two had decided on.

Kid #2 had a lot of great rides to enjoy for his age. He even chose a couple of rides that were a little faster moving than what I would have liked! We went on several rides multiple times. He loves that turkey shoot ride. It came in handy during the downpour, that’s for sure.

Happy Holiday World Halloween

With barely any waiting in lines, but the same amenities you are used to, like free water and soda, free sunscreen, and free parking everyone will delight in the splashes of autumn-themed fun.

Happy Halloween Weekends at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana certainly knows how to celebrate the seasons, family-style!

Keep up on the latest Holiday World news. Follow Holiday World on Facebook, Twitter, the Holiblog, or on Instagram. Use the hashtag #littleindiana to let everyone join in on the fun.

Special Thanks to Melissa Brockman and Spencer County Tourism for Hosting our Stay! Opinions Remain Mine and Mine Alone Like Always. 

Small Towns: Destinations, not Drive-Thrus! I’m Jessica Nunemaker and THIS is Little Indiana!

Just don’t forget to tell ’em that Little Indiana sent you!

Holiday World
452 E Christmas Blvd
Santa Claus, Indiana 47579
812.937.4401

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Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of Little Indiana.com. More than a website, Little Indiana is a book, "Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" (IU Press) awarded first place in the "Best in Indiana Journalism for a Nonfiction Book" by the Indiana Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Little Indiana is also a bi-monthly newspaper column in a local paper and a PBS segment on the former Emmy award-winning program, "The Weekly Special."

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