Celebrate Spooky Season: Halloween In Gahanna

Celebrate Spooky Season: Halloween In Gahanna

Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 by Visit Gahanna.

Have you ordered your costume yet? Don’t be spooked because digging through your closet for a homemade costume will do just the TRICK. It’s a fun time of year - filled with pumpkins, hot cider, treats for kiddos AND adults alike. It even gives us a reason to dive into our favorite horror films *que the hands covering both eyes*. On top of your favorite “at-home” activities, Gahanna has quite the variety of events happening during Halloween this year. Check out the full list below - ranging from a haunted wine cellar, a spooky 5K & more!


GCC Spooky Shuffle 5K Run at Creekside - 10/21

The Spooky Shuffle is a family friendly 5K run/walk on the Saturday morning of Halloween Weekend in Gahanna at Creekside. A Monster Mash Dash for kids 10 and younger will occur shortly before the 5K. Awards for the top 3 places in each age category will be given. For those who are more interested in the spirit of Halloween, awards will also be given in multiple costume categories. Each participant will receive a Spooky Shuffle shirt and post-race refreshments. The event starts at 8 AM. 

Gahanna Community Chorus, a 501 c3 organization, is hosting the race to support their continued operation as well as provide a community event for all ages.

117 MILL ST, GAHANNA, OH 43230
Saturday, October 21, 2023 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Click here to sign up for the GCC Spooky Shuffle.


Paws for Halloween @ Nth Degree - 10/21

Nth Degree will be hosting a family & pet friendly event to celebrate Halloween on Saturday, October 21! The event starts at 10 AM. They will be having a Costume Contest with photos, Pet Supply Drive, snacks for pets and humans alike, and CMA will be here for Adopt-a-Pet. In addition, the vendors who have confirmed that they will be here are:


  • Boujeee Dog Bites

  • Healthy Pup Stuff

  • Pet Wants Columbus

  • Doggish

  • Wags Swag

  • Furball Pet Fitness

  • Whispering Pine K9 Ranch Dog Training


Saturday, October 21, 2023 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Click here to learn more about Paws for Halloween.  


Trick or Treat Night at The Five - 10/25

It is the 4th Annual Trick or Treat Night at The Five. Bring your kids for some games, activities, food, treats & more! 

The Five Party & Event Center Central Ohio’s Premier event venue specializing in private celebrations, business meetings and children’s parties. 

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Register for the event here. 


Great Gahanna Goblin Fest - 10/27

Presented by KEMBA Financial Credit Union. 


Calling all goblins and ghouls! This event includes a trick-or-treat trail, live entertainment, a hayride, and fun surprises! Get ready to have a spooktactular time. Registration for parking at Academy Park is open now. For more information, visit Gahanna.gov. The event is free but on-site parking is $5. Registration is required.

Friday, October 27, 2023 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Click here to register for the Great Gahanna Goblin Fest. 


Haunted Wine Cellar @ Wyandotte Winery - 10/27

Wyandotte Winery's Haunted Wine Cellar is their premier event. Come in a Creative Costume & enjoy Wonderful Wyandotte Wine and Ghoulish Gourmet Grub. There are six Haunted Food & Wine pairing stations starting from the time you enter the winery until you emerge outside in the dark of night to warm your chilled bones by the flaming fire. Ticket purchase $40, prior to the event is required and is staggered every 15 minutes from 7:15 to 9:00. Each start time has a maximum of 8 people, once a tour is full we are unable to add more to that time slot. Each time slot fills up quickly, so please register early!


Friday, October 27, 2023 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM


Reserve your time slot and learn more about the event here.


Gahanna Trick or Treat - 10/31

Live in Gahanna & want to pass out candy?


Be ready to have your bowls of candy on Tuesday, October 31st from 6-8PM. Trick or Treatin’ will be happening door to door with kids dressed up in their favorite costume!