Actors in Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary

Halloween in Philadelphia

Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary —Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia

The Greater Philadelphia area celebrates the Halloween season with spooky surprises, frightening festivities, spine-tingling soirees and more.

Daring guests line up for thrills and chills during scary ghost tours and at top-rated haunted houses like Eastern State Penitentiary's Terror Behind the Walls, one of the biggest and best haunted houses in the country.

Families love trick-or-treating in charming neighborhoods like Chestnut Hill, pumpkin picking at sites like Linvilla Orchards and attending fall festivals like the Scarecrow Competition & Display at Peddler’s Village. And elaborate costumes abound at parties all over the city.

So grab a getup, pass the candy and get ready for a Philly-style Halloween with our complete guide, below.

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