We always are excited when the holiday season revs up. The air has that nip of coolness (well..), pumpkin spice is everywhere, and of course, pumpkins, goblins and ghosts start appearing. This year may see some changes due to the current state of affairs, however, our good friends at Gaylord Palms are letting us know that some things still remain the same.
This year, they are bringing back the fun and excitement that we have been able to experience the past couple of years. Their event has been purposely redesigned to respect social distancing and an enhanced Commitment to Clean program with activities including a ghost experience, jack-o-lantern walk, trick-or-treating, scavenger hunts, animal encounters and more! Plus, they are wrapping it all up in a nice package, so that you can relax, enjoy and take in all the activities and festivities of the event.
Goblins & Giggles Package
Enjoy the ultimate fall family getaway at our annual Goblins & Giggles Getaway Weekends, offering family-friendly activities and entertainment, including a brand-new Castillo de San Marcos ALIVE! Ghost Experience, Spookley the Square Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt and resort-wide trick-or-treating. Dress up in your Halloween costume, and meet & greet with Spookley the Square Pumpkin!
Castillo de San Marcos ALIVE! Ghost Experience
Wander through the eerie Castillo de San Marcos Fort where live storytellers recount real-life ghost stories for all who are brave enough to listen. Built to protect the city against foreign invasion, this fortress has endured many battles and holds many mysteries. Explore its stone walls, and encounter the spirits who remain trapped within. Includes an imaginative walkthrough experience transporting visitors of all ages through a world of Halloween Jack-o-Lantern fun.
Times: Fridays and Saturdays | 5pm-9pm
Location: Castillo de San Marcos Fort, St. Augustine Atrium
Price: $14.99 plus tax, per person
Wildlife Rescue Adventure Experience presented by bubly
Our iconic, spacious atriums are transformed into an exciting safari for families to discover and learn about endangered animals within the comfort of your own family and on your own time. This virtual reality experience guides guests throughout the 4.5-acre atrium to track down endangered species and help ensure that they are monitored for their protection. The virtual adventure highlights indigenous animals from Florida and, with the magic of augmented reality, brings them to life before your eyes!
Times: Daily | At Your Leisure
Location: Download the app at bublywildliferescue.com.
Trick or Treat Expedition
Explore the lush gardens and winding waterways of our 4.5-acre glass-enclosed atrium as you trick-or-treat for scrumptious sweets!
Times: Saturdays | 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: Resort-wide for overnight guests
Adventure Kids: A Spooky Celebration
Join Seth the Sea Turtle, Ava the Alligator and everyone’s favorite Adventure Kid Sophie as they explore Florida’s creepier flora and fauna.
Times: Saturdays | 2pm, 3pm and 4pm
Location: Emerald Bay Plaza
Gaylord Palms, Spokesmayne