2023 Best Decorated Halloween Houses in the Fox Cities: Photos, Descriptions & More!

Whether Halloween is your favorite holiday or you can never get enough of Christmas light shows, these home Halloween light shows are a fun family tradition in the making and an opportunity to support our community. Put on the pajamas, grab the popcorn, and check out one of these fun light shows and outdoor Halloween decorations in Appleton (and beyond) before they turn red and green!

Bone Hallow Halloween Display in Appleton
Bone Hollow Cemetery, Appleton

Bone Hollow Cemetery, Appleton

This TikTok Viral Halloween Display in Appleton is a must see! Melissa Janssen and her mother, Ann, were inspired to create a spectacular Halloween yard display in their Appleton neighborhood by their love for Halloween. This fall marks their fourth year carrying out their goal to share their Halloween spirit with as many families as possible with a not-too-scary Halloween treat — Bone Hollow Cemetery.

Open now through October, from dusk until 8:30 pm on weekdays and 9:30 pm on weekends. This house has the viral chomping garage from TikTok! You’ll also see giant skeletons (12 feet tall!), other huge props, and singing pumpkins. New this year, added effects! Check out the foggy bubbles on Fridays and Saturdays!

  • Bone Hollow Cemetery, 1509 East Cass Street, Appleton
  • Hours:
    • Sunday – Thursday: dusk – 8:30 pm
    • Friday – Saturday: dusk – 9:30 pm
Darboy Halloween House, Appleton

Darboy Halloween House, Appleton

Darboy Halloween House is a family-friendly Halloween yard display and also accepts nonperishable food donations for St. Joseph’s Food Program. The donation bin is to the right of the mailbox from October 1-31, 2023. Make sure to drive by and check out the display; any donations are greatly appreciated. Please do not enter the graveyard or any of the displays or touch anything for safety reasons.  The area is under surveillance.

  • N9370 Exploration Ave., Appleton, WI
  • October 1-31, 2023 (Lights are on 3-10 pm daily)
Halloween Display in Appleton 2023
Full Moon Acres, Appleton

Full Moon Acres, Appleton

This fun display in the Whispering Pines neighborhood by ThedaCare (AMC) Hospital is not only full of fun Halloween eye candy, they have also partnered with Skeletons for St. Jude hoping to raise $3,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Make sure to find the fun homemade spider!

Dylan Drive Haunt, Appleton

Dylan Drive Haunt, Appleton

This haunted display was started by a kid! It is the work of a now 19-year-old who loves Halloween. He started putting the display together 4 years ago. It started small but has grown over the past couple of years. He says he loves to see everyone enjoy what he puts together and really gives him a boost of confidence in something he is really passionate about. 

The display is set up in the family’s 3 car garage with lighting and animatronics. More dates are added this year! Donations are accepted but not expected.

  • N9217 Dylan Dr., Appleton, WI
  • Hours: 
    • October 18, 2023: 5-9 pm
    • October 20, 2023: 5-10 pm
    • October 21, 2023: 4-10 pm
    • October 24-26, 2023: 5-9 pm
    • October 27, 2023: 5-10 pm
    • October 28, 2023: 4-10 pm
    • October 30, 2023: 5-9 pm
    • October 31, 2023: 5-10 pm
Schubert's Spooky House, Halloween Lights in Menasha
2022 Schubert’s Spooky House, Menasha
2022 Schubert’s Spooky House, Menasha

Schubert’s Spooky House, Menasha

Started in 2006, this family display is in memory of a loved one, the owner’s husband, Josh Schubert. The display is to honor her late husband and keep his memory alive. Also, families are encouraged to walk outside, just stay on the sidewalks, but if you prefer to stay in your car, don’t forget to roll down your windows and listen to the music at the light show.

Lots of lights and fun Halloween decorations and a photo opportunity.

  • Schubert’s Spooky House, 1417 Southfield Dr. Menasha
  • Hours: Anticipate starting October 7, 2023; watch Facebook for an official kickoff
    • Sunday – Thursday: 5-9 pm
    • Friday – Saturday: 5-10 pm
Louise Street, Kimberly
Louise Street, Kimberly

The Chamber of Twisted Souls – Louise Street Spooky House, Kimberly

This display is huge! Dress warm and plan on parking your car and walking around. There are many things to look at (creepy and mild scare). The display is in the front yard, garage, and backyard.

Free, but donations collected for Toys for Tots.

  • The Chamber of Twisted Souls (Senecal’s Spooky House), 115 Louise Street, Kimberly
  • Hours: October 7-31, 2023. Watch the The Chamber of Twisted Souls Facebook Page for updates.
    • Sunday – Thursday: 6:30-10 pm
    • Friday and Saturday: 6:30-11 pm
Main Street Lights, Hortonville | Photo Credit: Facebook

Main Street Lights, Hortonville

  • Main Street Lights, 258 E. Main St., Hortonville
  • What to Expect: Expected to open in early October 2023; watch Facebook for updates.
Fisher Light Show, Omro | Photo Credit: Facebook

Fisher Light Show, Omro

The Fisher Light show lights up with 10,000 lights and counting set to music! This year new props were added for Halloween. Listen for a special Packer song (Go Pack Go) on Packer game days. Tune to 89.7 FM for music. Watch their Facebook page for updates.

  • Fisher Light Show, 5211 Drake Ct, Omro, WI
  • Hours of Operation: October 1-31, 2023
    • Monday – Thursday: dusk – 9 pm
    • Friday – Sunday: dusk – 10 pm
Benesh Lights on Georgetown, Omro | Photo Credit: Facebook

Benesh Lights on Georgetown, Omro

The Benesh Lights on Georgetown has over 4,000 individually controllable lights synchronized to music for Halloween! Tune your radio to 88.7 FM and sit back and enjoy the show!

East Ridge Lights | Photo Credit: Facebook

East Ridge Lights, Bellevue

The 4th Annual East Ridge Lights is a free and fun drive-up Halloween light display! Park close, dim the headlights, and tune your radio to 88.7 FM to enjoy the show. Walkers can use the NEW push to start a speaker outside and enjoy without a car radio or while out trick or treating. The show features lots of kid-friendly songs for everyone to enjoy.

The show is about 30 minutes long before returning to the first song. There will be two sets of song lists playing on alternate days so come by again to catch a different batch of songs!

Song List #1 Includes: Addams Family, The Spook, Werewolf by Motionless in White, Surface Pressure from Encanto, Sweet Dreams, Stranger Things, Bluey Theme Song, Levitating by Dua Lipa, Bloody Mary by Lady Gaga, Peaches Song from Mario

Song List #2: Addams Family, The Spook Returns, This is Halloween, Bruno from Encanto, Dracula, One Way or Another from Hocus Pocus, Barbie Girl by Aqua, Backstreets Back by BSB, Black Magic, Peaches Song from Mario

Look for a letterbox near the angel wings for donations for HEA Animal Shelter. Feel free to take pictures by the wings; make sure not to touch them or trip.

  • Address: East Ridge Lights, 2390 E Ridge Terrace, Bellevue, WI
  • Hours: 
    • 6:45-9 pm (until it starts getting dark early in the evenings)
    • Start time may be adjusted towards the end of the month

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