The 63rd annual York Halloween Parade begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, with bands, floats, dancers, specialty vehicles and more on display along the march east on Market Street from the York Fairgrounds to Lehman Street, passing through Continental Square. Information: (717) 845-2631 or www.ywcayork.org.

York Little Theatre brings back “The Rocky Horror Show” for mature audiences at 9 p.m. and midnight Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27. Explore the wacky Frankenstein place with young lovebirds Brad and Janet in the comedic rock musical. Tickets: $25. Information: (717) 854-5715 or www.ylt.org.

Comic Store West celebrates Halloween with a reprise of Free Comic Book Day and host of special events at the shop, 2111 Industrial Highway, Springettsbury Township. From 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, visitors can pick up one free comic book and purchase others with a 50-cent donation for Martin Library. The store's free events include a costume contest, an animated movie marathon for all ages, children's games, a Batman visit and free sandwiches from 2 to 4 p.m., a “horrific” food contest (bring an entry), zombie game demos and an adult horror movie marathon starting at 4 p.m. “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” movie will start at 10 p.m.; attendees can purchase a bag of approved props for $5 (no props from home, please) and enter a Rocky Horror costume contest. Information: (717) 845-9198 or comicstorewest.blogspot.com.

The Hanover Symphony Orchestra starts its season with “The Musical Evolution of Fright: From the Baroque to the 20th Century” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, 195 Stock St., Hanover. The concert will feature pieces by Bach, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mussorgsky and others. Tickets at the door: $15 for adults, $7 for students with ID, $5 for children under 5. Information: (717) 637-7086 or www.hanoversymphonyorchestra.org.

The Ghost Walk at Raab County Park takes guests on a 1-mile tour past the old York Iron Co. mine, where ghosts of 19th-century workers might reappear. The hike lasts from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, and attendees should wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. Meet at the parking area off Hoff Road in North Codorus Township. Registration is required. Information: (717) 428-1961 or www.yorkcountyparks.org.

Central Market's second annual Pumpkinpalooza will include a pumpkin decoration contest, children's costume parade, trick-or-treating and more events from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. The market will also have special Sunday hours from noon to 4 p.m. in conjunction with the York City Halloween Parade. Information: (717) 848-2243 or www.centralmarketyork.com.

The Parliament artists group will host a Halloween party with events for children from 5 to 7 p.m. and for adults from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 27, at 116 E. King St., York. The fun includes live music, scary stories, pumpkin carving, zombie facepainting, palm and tarot readings, art, food and more. General admission is $5, but artists or guests with a potluck item to share get in free. Information: (717) 801-1760 or facebook.com/theparliamentyork.

Families are welcome at the “Wacky Wild Safari” Halloween alternative event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Gateway Church International, 50 Blunston Lane, Hellam Township. A safari costume contest, arts and crafts, rides, games, music, puppets, food and more will be offered. Information: (717) 252-4148 or www.gatewaychurchyork.com.

The Bethlehem Steltz Reformed Church will host a Trunk or Treat event with hayrides, scarecrow and pumpkin crafts, a bounce house, candy and more from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at 5890 Steltz Road in Glen Rock. Families are welcome to stay for hot dogs and s'mores around the bonfire. Costumes are encouraged. Information: Kathy Dorr at (717) 235-1523 or Lori Grove at (717) 244-5595.

The Haunted Historical Tour of downtown York City on Halloween night features Georg Sheets and Fran Keller leading the walk from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, starting at the Yorktowne Hotel, 48 E. Market St., and traveling through the city's ghostly legends. Tickets: $12 for adults, $6 for children under 12. Information: (717) 849-2331 or downtownyorkpa.com.
 

 

SCREAM PARKS

 

--- Field of Screams, 191 College Ave., Mountville, Lancaster County. Three main attractions and other entertainment. Combo price: $28. Information: (717) 285-7748 or www.fieldofscreams.com.

--- Halloween Park, 100 Hykes Mill Road, Conewago Township. Four main attractions and other entertainment. Combo price: $23. Information: 324-7524 or www.halloweenpark.com.

--- Haunted Mill, 5932 Colonial Valley Road, Menges Mills in Heidelberg Township. Four main attractions and other entertainment. Combo price: $30. Information: 225-4811 or www.hauntedmillscreampark.com.

--- Jason's Woods, 99 Stehman Road, Lancaster County. Five main attractions and other entertainment. Combo price: $45. Information: (717) 872-5768 or www.jasonswoods.com.

--- Zombie Contagion, Harrisburg Mall, 3501 Paxton St., Harrisburg. One 30- to 45-minute indoor infected maze of zombie horrors. Price: $15. Information: (877) 717-7969 or www.backstagehorrors.com.