SWMI Halloween Houses, Skeletons + Spooktacular Downtown Displays

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Halloween Houses that Offer Spook, Without the Scare


Before the red and green twinkle lights start for Christmas, many families kick off the festive decorating season with Halloween.

Whether you prefer scary skeletons or cute, inflatable cartoon characters, visiting Halloween displays is one of our favorite Halloween activities.

We’ve rounded up some favorite local spots to find Halloween houses.

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Sanderson Skeletons in Plainwell

Ready to Take a Drive or a Stroll?


If you’re up for a stroll downtown, we’ve also found some fantastic skeletons being showcased by local businesses in Kalamazoo and Plainwell.

Businesses and residents are excited to share their displays with local families and invite photographs. However, they ask that visitors are respectful of their properties and not touch the displays.

Take a drive (we recommend seeing them at night) and let us know of any spots we’ve missed!

Residential Halloween Houses

We’ve always known that local families are creative in Southwest Michigan, and Halloween is no exception.

Here are some of our favorite local houses to see in October.

Know of a Halloween house we missed? Email our editor to get it added.

2023 STATUS: We’ve added a display status of ✔️ON DISPLAY or ❌UNCONFIRMED/NO DISPLAY YET so you know whether these houses are ready for viewing! Many SWMI displays are not fully ready until close to Halloween.

East: Richland, Battle Creek, Comstock

Holiday House 5777

2023 STATUS:✔️ON DISPLAY

5777 CLOVER MEADOWS AVE, SCOTTS, MI 49088

Known for its massive inflatable holiday displays at Christmas, HolidayHouse5777 does not disappoint as a Halloween house. Visitors are welcome to get out of the car and take a stroll through over 150 Halloween inflatables

The blow-ups are heavily dependent on weather conditions (check Facebook for updates before you head out).

Display Hours
Monday – Thursday: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday – Sunday: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

North: Plainwell, Otsego, Allegan

Bridge Street Skeletons

2023 STATUS:✔️ON DISPLAY

414 W BRIDGE ST, PLAINWELL, MI 49080

The Sanderson family skeleton displays change daily in October. If you’re not in Plainwell, you can follow their daily shenanigans on social media.

The Haunted Mansion

2023 STATUS:✔️ON DISPLAY

741 MARSH RD, PLAINWELL, MI 49080

Disney fans, step into the Haunted Mansion in Plainwell with this display, featuring many of your favorite attractions from the Magic Kingdom ride.

These portraits match the ones in the “stretching room” of the Haunted Mansion

Map: Halloween Hauntings

Local neighbors have put together a map of houses to visit in Allegan, Otsego and Plainwell:

Portage

Marigold Meadows

2023 STATUS:✔️ON DISPLAY

MARIGOLD Ave, Portage, MI 49002

This home near Portage Central pays homage to some famous bad guys.

Halloween House

Devon Street Gargoyles & Skeletons

2023 STATUS:❌UNCONFIRMED

DEVON St, Portage, MI 49002

These skeletons on Devon Street seem anxious to get inside; good thing they’ve boarded the windows.

Schuring Rd Graveyard

2023 STATUS:❌UNCONFIRMED

SCHURING RD, Portage, MI 49024

This resident-submitted house on Schuring offers some cute inflatables plus a graveyard and skeletons.

Grizzly Manor on Tamfield Ave

2023 STATUS:✔️ON DISPLAY

1728 TAMFIELD AVE, PORTAGE, MI 49002

This house on Tamfield is full of (creepy) characters. Be sure to see them lit up at night.

Woodland Graveyard

2023 STATUS:✔️ON DISPLAY

1215 Woodland DR, Portage, MI 49002

This house on Woodland Drive is just past the elementary school in Portage and has no shortage of festive décor. We recommend taking a moment to read all of the creative headstones.

Woodcrest Graveyard

2023 STATUS:✔️ON DISPLAY

7639 WOODCREST ST, PORTAGE, MI 49002

Stay in the Woodland neighborhood and you’ll find this well-stocked graveyard on Woodcrest that stretches two houses.

Hungry Clown Circus on Arborcrest

2023 STATUS:✔️ON DISPLAY

ARBORCREST & SCHURING, PORTAGE, MI 49002

Find a Hungry Clown Circus at this house on the corner of Arborcrest and Schuring. We did not stick around long enough to discover what they were hungry for…

West: Oshtemo, Mattawan, Texas Township

Bobwhite Scarecrow

2023 STATUS:✔️ON DISPLAY

BOBWHITE AVE, KALAMAZOO, MI 49009

A 25-foot scarecrow looms over this house in Colony Woods in Texas Township.

Take a peek at night to see the black lights and fog machines.

Chickadee Statues

2023 STATUS:✔️ON DISPLAY

Chickadee Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Stay in Colony Woods and you’ll find a towering skeleton plus additional characters at this house on Chickadee. The blue guys on the right will be familiar to Disney’s Haunted Mansion fans.

Silvergrass Holiday Lights

2023 STATUS:✔️ON DISPLAY

Blue Stem Cir, Mattawan, MI 49071

This Mattawan house puts on a light show nightly in the Silvergrass neighborhood for Halloween and Christmas. Tune your radio to 100.3 and get ready for the show.

Display Hours
Sunday – Thursday: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

@silvergrassholidaylights

Halloween 2023! #spookyseason #halloween23 #lightshow #kalamazoomi

♬ Thunder Sound – Tmsoft’s White Noise Sleep Sounds

Halloween Houses Worth the Drive

Greenfield Village, Dearborn – Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village

20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124

More than 50 costumed characters, over 1,000 hand-carved jack-o-lanterns, hot brews, live music, and a new Hallowe’en Express Train make Greenfield Village a favorite Halloween spot on the east side of the mitten. Tickets are required (reserve online).

Terror on Tillson Street

Tillson Street, Romeo, MI 48065

30+ historical homes put on this annual event that is known throughout Metro Detroit (they even sell t-shirts!).  Visitors are welcome to walk the street to see all of the spooky and fun decorations.

Skeletons and Scarecrows in Downtown Kalamazoo & Plainwell

Decorating is NOT just for homeowners.

Make a trip to downtown Kalamazoo or Plainwell and see how creative local business owners can be this Halloween season.

The trip provides a way to visit locally owned businesses AND see some festive decor = Halloween win-win.

Worth the Drive: South Haven’s Skeleton Stroll

Metro Toyota SkeleTour

Downtown Kalamazoo is showing some Halloween spirit with over 40 skeletons in its fourth annual SkeleTour.

The Metro Toyota SkeleTour covers Michigan Avenue and the Kalamazoo Mall downtown (see map). Each skeleton is unique to each business and is begging for a Skelfie.

Catch the skeletons from October 6 – 31, 2023.

Metro Toyota SkeleTour

Scarecrow/Harvest Stroll

The annual Scarecrow/Harvest Stroll is underway in Downtown Plainwell, offering a fun competition for local businesses to decorate their storefronts.

photos: The City of Plainwell

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