Scottsdale HalloweenThe scenery is changing, the nights are getting cooler and a little boy dressed as a robot just darted across your lawn. These things can only mean one thing- Happy Halloween, folks! However, if your ideal All Hallows Eve does not include being accosted for candy by small children, Phoenix has the answer!

With Halloween 2010 falling on a Sunday, there are plenty of festivities to choose from on both Saturday and Sunday night. From the eerie to mellow to a drinker’s delight, let’s go over a few of your horror-filled options:

Saturday, October 30

Poe 2010

Soul Invictus Gallery & Cabaret, 8:00pm

Cost: $25

Nothing screams Halloween than the classic tales of Edgar Allen Poe. Enjoy Poe’s bone chilling stories brought to you by Arizona Curriculum Theatre.

Boo! at the Zoo

Phoenix Zoo, 6:30- 11:00pm

Cost: $8, $6 for members

Get your costumes ready and prepare to take on the “Dungeon of Terror,” the “Freakhouse Funshow” and the “Monster Maze.” Ghosts and ghouls and goblins- oh my!

Sunday, October 31

Official Ghost Tour of the Hotel San Carlos

Hotel San Carlos, 7:00pm & 8:30pm

Cost: $13 for adults, $7 ages 8-12. Under 8 not recommended.

Taking the #3 spot on’s “America’s Top 10 Haunted Hotels” list is pretty impressive. Making your way through this tour is even more impressive! Follow your guide through Phoenix’s historic haunted landmark. This is 100% real haunting!

Jack and Jill’s Haunted Hill

Corner of 14th Street and Cinnabar, 7-10pm

Cost: $5 donation

This nursery rhyme is no sing-song game. What happens when Jack and Jill venture out and are never seen again? Investigate the abandoned mine and find out. Just make sure you don’t suffer the same fate.

Freaky Tiki

Hula’s, 7:00pm

Cost: Admission is free

What do you get when you cross Halloween with a luau? Hula’s Freaky Tiki party! Hula’s will be pour specialty drinks for the Halloween festivities- Bloody MaiTai’s, Evil Dr. Funk’s, Zombies and more! With food, costumes, horror films and 10% of the proceeds going to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital, you can’t go wrong.