Enjoy 2 nights of Halloween Fun!

Celebrate Halloween at Gabis Arboretum’s second annual Hallo-Weekend! Enjoy an outdoor movie, model trains, age-appropriate activities, and more!

Friday, October 6, 2023

Ages 18+ only

Enjoy this adults-only evening with a showing of The Conjuring.  This is not a drive-in experience so bring lawn chairs and blankets.

MOVIE STARTS at dusk (approx. 7 p.m.)

The Conjuring movie coverThe Conjuring (2013)
Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. “The Conjuring” tells the true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga), world renowned paranormal investigators, who were called to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most horrifying case of their lives.

No outside alcohol is permitted. Food, beer, wine, and soft drinks will be available for purchase.



Add on to your night with a Ghost-Hunting Tour! Oct. 6th only

Are the Gabis Arboretum woods haunted? Let’s find out! Join Northwest Indiana Paranormal and the PNW Paranormal Club on a guided ghost hunt through the arboretum to collect evidence of the paranormal. This experience will be led by professional ghost-hunters using specialized equipment. While we can’t guarantee you will have a paranormal experience, you’re sure to learn and have fun! Paranormal program begins after the movie around 9 p.m. 

$10 per person in addition to movie ticket. Includes a 45-minute ghost hunt into the arboretum’s woods and 45-minute discussion of other haunted venues and paranormal sightings in Indiana. Very limited number of tickets are available! Ticket sales end Wednesday, Oct. 4th. 


Saturday, October 7, 2023


Join us for an evening of spooktacular family fun! Dress in costume, trick-or-treat around the Railway Garden, and enjoy seasonal games! Bring the whole family for a night of Hallo-Weekend fun! Come dressed as your favorite character or in costume. Bring your own treat bag for trick-or-treating.


MOVIE STARTS at dusk (approx. 7 p.m.)

Nightmare before christmasNightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere.

Food and soft drinks will be available for purchase.


  • $10 per adult
  • $5 per child/ Children 3 & under free
  • PNW students $5 with passcode- reach out to gabisarboretum@pnw.edu to get passcode
  • PNW alumni $5 with passcode- reach out to alumni@pnw.edu to get passcode