Disclosure: Greenfield Village provided my family with tickets to Hallowe’en in 2015 and 2016. All opinions are my own.
Are you looking for an old-fashioned Halloween celebration? Look no further than Hallowe’en at Greenfield Village. During Hallowe’en you will follow a one mile path through the historical village. The path is lined with over 1000 hand-carved jack-o-lantern. Along the way, you will meet up with historical re-enators as you stop at the various treat stations.
We definitely recommend attending Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village. Over the years, we have attended Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village several times. I wrote reviews in 2013 and 2011 on Ann Arbor with Kids and as a guest reviewer for Living to the Fullest in 2015.
Hallowe’en at Greenfield Village
At the Event
At Greenfield Village’s Halloween, guests follow a jack o’lantern lined trail through the village. Along the way, there are several treat stations and performance vignettes with costumed presenters.
There are treat stations throughout the event. All guests, adults and children alike, receive treats. I recommend bringing your own bags to the event to hold your treats. Each treat station is manned by a costumed presenter and several attendants distributing candy. The treat station each have two lines. As you enter the station, be prepared with your bags open for easy distribution of treats.
This year, the Queen of Hearts is moving from a treat station to a new vignette with the Mad Hatter. I can’t wait. The Top Hat Sideshow is also expanding their entertainment offerings from 2015. They are moving to Walnut Grove this year. Last year’s Top Hat Sideshow location was quite crowded, so I hope they will have more room for the crowds this year.
Personally, I enjoyed the Dia de Los Metros vignette with the skeletons playing music.
Hallowe’en at Greenfield Village Logistics
Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village is on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights from Friday, October 14 through Sunday, October 30. Admission to Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village is on the half-hour between 6:30 and 9p on Friday and Saturday nights (plus Thursday, October 27) and 6:30 and 8p on Thursday and Sunday nights. Tickets are for a specific half-hour entry window.
Hallowe’en at Greenfield Village is held Rain or Shine…and we had a bit of rain in 2013. Fortunately it wasn’t heavy and didn’t last for long and we were able to find cover under some trees. I was worried about my daughter’s white Princess Leia costume getting dirty from muddy gravel paths, but I just made it a bit shorter with the belt and it was fine.
Tickets sell out quickly particularly for the early evening times, so I recommend buying them as soon as possible. We actually enjoy Hallowe’en once it is dark so that we can truly experience the lit jack o’lanterns.
Tickets are available online. Tickets are $16/adults and children over the age of 2. Henry Ford Members save $2.25/ticket and pay $13.75 for those ages 2 and up. Children under 2 are free. You can save $2 on select days/times with this coupon.
Over the years we have attended, we have had various arrival times. While the earlier times are nice with younger kids, you lose some of the magic of the jack-o-lantern lined paths. At this point, mostly the later in the day tickets are available.