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Halloween Atlanta 2012: Top 5 Places to Scare Up Some Fun

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Calling all boys and ghouls. Looking to scare up some family-friendly fun in Atlanta this Halloween? Here is a list of the top 5 Halloween happenings in Atlanta.

1. Martinis & IMAX Fright Night: Friday, October 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Who says kids are the only ones that can have fun on Halloween? Grab a sitter, bust out a costume and have a wicked time. Activities include: live music, $5 CosmO-Positive cocktails, a costume contest and an IMAX screening of the cult 1984 horror classic, A Nightmare on Elm Street.

2. Fernbank Boo-seum Trick-or-Treat: Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28 from 10 a.m. until supplies last and starting at 12 p.m on Sunday. Activities include: trick-or-treating, George the Bubbleman, local performer Felix the Flying Fox, Hanging Bat crafts and live music.

3. Boo at the Zoo at Zoo Atlanta: October 20, 21, 27, 28 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. Children are invited to trick-or-treat in their favorite costume and enjoy kid-centric activities including: a costume contest, ghoulish crafts, dancing and more!

4. Scarecrows in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Gardens: Happening now and through the month of October. Over 100 scarecrows are around every bush and hydrangea. Special events surrounding these stuffed characters include: Fest-of-Ale, a professional pumpkin carving contest, Goblins in the garden, and fall crafts every weekend in the Children’s garden from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

5. Six Flags Fright Fest: Every weekend October 6-28, Fright Fest is not for the faint of heart. By day, kids can trick-or-treat the park with some friendlier faces. By night, don’t be surprised if the person behind you in line is a zombie or ghoul. If you need extra screams visit the haunted house Dr. Fright’s Frightorium (for an additional cost), or the cheesy Terror Train experience.

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