Ocean City Halloween events

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2012 Halloween happenings in the Wildwoods

Boy Scout Troop 32 Halloween Parade food drive 

The annual Halloween parade is an opportunity for the community to come out and support the Ocean City Ecumenical Food Cupboard at the Methodist Church in Ocean City. Any non-perishable food items or money can be donated by giving it to local Boy Scouts from Troop 32, who will be marching along the parade route. Questions regarding the annual food collection can be directed to Scott Ruch, assistant scoutmaster, at 399-7391 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Halloween Parade

The Halloween Parade will begin 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 on Asbury Avenue from Sixth to 11th streets. Online registration only at www.ochp.blogspot.com; there will be no in-person registration. For more information, call 800-813-5580. Sponsored by the Ocean City Exchange Club. Parade chairman is John Shirk.

Fright Night 2012

Fright Night 2012 is set for 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 at the Ocean City Yacht Club, Bay Avenue and Battersea Road. There will be prizes for best costumes. The event benefits Community Art Projects. Tickets are $65 per person and includes a costume portrait. Call 425-2687 or see www.communityartprojects.com.

Library Halloween party

The Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., will host a Halloween Party 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 with food, scary movies and games. Call Sara at 399-2434, ext. 5235.

‘Dark Shadows’ at the library

The Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., will show the Tim Burton film “Dark Shadows” 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26. The film is rated PG-13. Call Sara at 399-2434, ext. 5235.


Ocean City Repertory Theater, 813 Asbury Ave., will host the annual theatrical production, “Poe Evermore,” 8 p.m. Oct. 26-28. Hear “The Cask of Amontillado,” “The Premature Burial,” “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Raven.” Tickets are $10. Call 457-6686 for reservations. A dessert reception will be served after the show.

Kid-friendly haunted house

Ocean City Repertory Theater presents the second annual kid-friendly haunted house 4-7 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Oct. 26-28 at the theater, 813 Asbury Ave. Admission is $5 per child. Dressing up is encouraged. There will be goblin gift bags for all children. For more information or to make reservations call 457-6686 or see www.ocrep.org.

Downtown trick or treat

Downtown Merchants Trick or Treat will be 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 from Sixth to 11th streets on Asbury Avenue at participating merchants.

Haunted House at City Hall

The Ocean City Art Club, under the direction of Paul Matusz, will resurrect the popular Haunted House after a hiatus of several years. The Halloween event is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at City Hall, Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue. The building dates back to 1914 when Harry Headley was mayor. Admission to the Haunted House will be $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets will be sold at the door. All proceeds benefit the Ocean City Art Club.

'A Family to Die For’ murder mystery

The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company presents “A Family to Die For,” an interactive murder mystery 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Ocean City Music Pier. It’s time for the Knotting family reunion, and newlywed Christine Franklin is eager to show off her new husband Freddie to the family she hasn’t seen in years. The joyful reunion turns sour when members of the family start dropping like flies. Audiences will have plenty to guess about as the story unfolds. The show features youth from the Ocean City area and is acceptable for audiences of all ages. Tickets are $10. Call 525-9300 for tickets or see www.ocnj.us.

Ocean City Zombie House

The Ocean City Zombie House, 10th Street and Boardwalk, South Jersey’s newest haunt on the Ocean City Boardwalk features more rooms, new tricks and more zombies just in time for Halloween. The attraction will be open 5-11 p.m. Fridays, and 6-11 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Halloween. Group discounts are available.

Monster Monday
In honor of National Frankenstein Day, celebrate the days leading up to Halloween with Monster Monday 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 at Ocean City Repertory Theater, 813 Asbury Ave. The actors will be performing a series of one act monster stories including one about Mary Shelley's “Frankenstein.” There will be a candy and dessert reception following the show. Tickets are $15. Costumes are encouraged.

‘Hocus Pocus’ at the library

The Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., will show the film “Hocus Pocus” 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29. The film is rated PG. Call Sara at 399-2434, ext. 5235.

Citywide trick or treat

The city of Ocean City trick or treat will be 5-8 p.m. Halloween night, Wednesday, Oct. 31. 

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