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A young girl dressed in a Halloween costume looks out a window at the top of the Gateway Arch.
October 14, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Frights & Heights

You’re invited to a night of Halloween festivities, topped off with a view you won’t find anywhere else!

The tallest monument in America will become the spookiest monument when the Gateway Arch transforms into a family-friendly Halloween party full of tricks and treats. Event attendees are encouraged to wear their best costumes* and participate in various Halloween-themed activities.

General admission to the family-friendly Halloween party is FREE, but advance registration is required, and space is limited.  Haunted Tram Ride to the Top Tickets are available for purchase and include general admission.

Kids may want to bring some jokes (because that’s how St. Louis trick-or-treats) and we will supply gift bags for all to collect candy and non-candy treats throughout the evening!

When: Saturday, October 14 2023 | 6:30 – 10:00pm
Where: Gateway Arch National Park

General Event Admission (without Trick or Tram Ticket) Free, advance registration is required, and space is limited.

Trick or Tram Tickets (includes Haunted Tram Ride to the Top and the free General Admission)
Early Bird Discount; available for purchase September 5-30 Child (3-15); $12 | Adult (16+); $16 | Park Pass Adult; $13

Regular Pricing; available for purchase October 1-13
Child (3-15); $15 Adult (16+); $19 | Park Pass Adult; $16

Day of Event; purchased online or walk up on October 14
Child (3-15); $16 | Adult (16+); $20 | Park Pass Adult; $17

This Spooktacular evening includes:

Trick or Tram | Experience scary sights and festive decorations on the one-of-a-kind 630-foot ride to the top of the Arch. *Ticket Purchase Required

Freaky Face Painting | Look hauntingly good after a makeover from one of our face painters.

Boo-loon Animals |  Your favorite creepy crawlers come to life.

Creepy Crafts & Games | Express yourself on your very own pumpkin craft or create a corner bookmark. Other activities include Halloween rainbow scratchers, skeleton puzzles, cornhole, arch blocks, button making, temporary tattoos and a very big “I Spy” game.

Live Music | A Halloween dance party with a DJ will take over the Arch mezzanine.

Ghost Stories | History comes to life in the Museum at the Gateway Arch as the ghosts of Dick Bowser, Meriwether Lewis, a French fur trader, a pioneer girl, and more come to life through living history performances.

Puppet Shows in Tucker Theater |  Lewis and Clark describe their adventure West and share some spooky and true stories from the trails.

Storytelling in Tucker Theater | Local storyteller Sherry Norfolk will share some not-so-scary stories that tickle the funny bone.

Freaky Fudge | If you have the guts, purchase some Halloween-themed specialty fudge flavors from park partner Jefferson National Parks Association (JNPA). The Arch Store will be open during the event. Proceeds from fudge sales and Arch Store purchases benefit Gateway Arch National Park and other JNPA partner parks.

Free Cruise | Every child will receive a free one-hour St. Louis Riverfront Cruise ticket from the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch, good for the 2024 cruise season.

Share on social media | Share a photo of your costume or your time at Frights & Heights with #FrightsandHeights, and tag @GatewayArchSTL on Facebook, X or Instagram.

Candy and non-candy treats will be distributed to children.

*Family-friendly costumes are encouraged. No weapons, real or fake will be allowed into the facility. Masks can be worn but must be removed for the security checkpoint.

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