*feature image is of 113 Plymouth Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI
Ghosts, Goblins, and Ghouls Galore – Hit the Road and Let the Scary Fun Begin!
Thanks to some amazingly creative folks, we can be awestruck by the best decorated Halloween houses near Grand Rapids.
That’s right, driving around to look at lights and displays is not just for December anymore. Now we can journey around town in October, too and find all of the best decorated Halloween houses to drive by. After all, we can’t let Christmas have ALL the fun!
With so much uncertainty these days over what activities are safe and which ones are risky, driving around with your family to find the best decorated Halloween houses around Grand Rapids is a great socially distanced activity.
You can have fun together without wearing masks – unless you want to wear your Halloween masks! – and you’re nice and safe in your car, away from others.
As a rule, I don’t LOVE being startled, so haunted houses have never been my thing. Plus, haunted houses don’t always mix well with kiddos. So, these drive by houses are perfect to get into the spirit of the holiday without jumping out of our skin!
Use our handy map to make your viewing even easier.
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BEST DECORATED HALLOWEEN HOUSES
Get The Fun, Spooky Halloween Feels with These Creepy Sightings
Whether you make a date night out of it, or include the whole family, these drive-by locations are sure to put the fright in you. The confirmed sightings below have been spotted this year. We also have a list of unconfirmed sightings that we saw up in Grand Rapids last year, but may not be happening this year.
These Best Decorated Halloween Houses are CONFIRMED to have Halloween Displays up for 2020
The Grand Rapids area displays are up and running for these addresses. And they are AMAZING!
This one is more than just a driveby – you can walk the haunted trails! Follow their Facebook page for the latest updates.
The story goes like this: The characters who live in Storybook Hollow are having an exciting festival when they are suddenly visited by the ghosts of villains past! Watch out for your favorite characters, with a twist. The Queen of Hearts is looking a little gray, and Peter Pan’s crew has run into trouble, among many others!
That dragon in the castle? They MADE it. And the sea serpent. And so much more.
The entire house’s facade is transformed into a feast of frightful whimsy that people drive for miles around to see. Storybook Hollow is being updated daily, and on Halloween, trick-or-treaters can find a candy chute to send goodies their way.
The Westgate community where this house is holds an annual Halloween display competition, so the entire neighborhood will get creepier as Halloween draws nearer.
Spooky Sighting #2
Whispering Hills Neighborhood, Lowell Notable addresses: • 11336 Trent St SE, Lowell, MI 49331 • 11372 Trent St SE, Lowell, MI 49331
There are several houses in the Whispering Hills neighborhood decked out for the ghastly holiday, but there are two on Trent St that you can’t miss.
11336 features TWO displays that you can visit on Halloween. Find a trick-or-treat pumpkin path for younger kids and a larger scarier yard for older kids.
Just down the street at 11372 you can feast your eyes on all sorts of skeletal and spidery hijinks, including a mega skeleton walking his enormous pet spider!
Spooky Sighting #3
113 Plymouth Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
A 12-foot tall skeleton welcomes you to his dramatically lit party just north of Aquinas College.
Spooky Sighting #4
5560 Edgelawn Dr., Kentwood, MI 49508
The homeowner told us, “We have lots more to add. We are still working on adding a path to walk through and a few more decorations. On Halloween night, we will add a 6 foot candy shoot, animatronics and fog machines!!”
Spooky Sighting #5
921 Shawmut Ct NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Only the bravest of trick-or-treaters will be able to snag a sweet from haunted graveyard!
Spooky Sighting #6
5103 Haughey Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
The homeowner told us she’s still adding to her display through 10/13, which includes lots of lights and frights.
Spooky Sighting #7
6125 Rogue River Meadows Belmont, MI 49306
Spooky Sighting #8
777 McCabe Ave NE, Ada, MI 49301
Spooky Sighting #9
975 Dogwood Meadows Dr SE, Ada, MI 49301
Spooky Sighting #10
3869 Kinview St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534
This one is very fun for kids. Every day, the skeletons are doing something different. Plus our scout told us this year’s display also includes spiders and webs.
Spooky Sighting #11
7060 84th St, Caledonia, MI 49316
Spooky Sighting #12
2080 San Lu Rae, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
When we were photographing this large corner lot full of whimsical spook, a bunch of first graders were walking by in amazement, calling out to each other each new fantastical thing they saw. This was definitely the highlight of their walk!
Spooky Sighting #13
1456 Woodland St, Jenison, MI 49428
A GRKIDS reader tells us, “They go all out! Not sure if it’s enough for the list, but my kids refuse to trick or treat there every year!”
With decorations on every side of the house, we think it’s enough for the list.
Spooky Sighting #14
7280 Westwood, Jenison, MI, 49428
The homeowner told us she’ll be adding more through 10/13. There’s another house with fun decorations a little way up the road.
Spooky Sighting #15
2506 Maplewood Dr SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Spooky Sighting #16
Corner of Cannonsburg and Myers Lake, Rockford, MI 49341
Spooky Sighting #17
1119 Conlon Dr SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Spooky Sighting #18
1447 – 1449 Escott Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Homeowner Cassandra Ramos says, “We have a 7ft werewolf, Pennywise the dancing clown (IT), a skeleton horse and stagecoach, a 6ft spider on the roof and plenty of inflatables, including the whole Halloweentown cast from Nightmare before Christmas!”
Spooky Sighting #19
Thornapple DR and Laraway Lake in Ada (Oliver Woods neighborhood)
A Grand Rapids Kids reader says, “It’s decked out to the hilt! Much like Christmastime, the first house at the entrance goes ALL out, and many other houses throughout the neighborhood join in on a smaller scale.”
Spooky Sighting #20
5511 Stevendale Dr., Hudsonville, MI 49426 GuyotsLights runs a Halloween-themed sequenced light show. The show runs most nights from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. More details on their Facebook page.
UNCONFIRMED Best Decorated Halloween Houses Near Grand Rapids
Some pretty spooky views have been spotted at these locations in the past, but we weren’t able to confirm them for this year at the time of publication.
Herrick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids (between Spencer and Sweet)
Highbury Drive and Court SE, Ada (Clements Mill)
Effingham in Princeton Estates (Kentwood)
These dressed up drive-bys are sure to delight the young and the young at heart. Be sure to let us know if you see any other noteworthy displays around town.
And for more Halloween (and just plain fall!) fun, see this jam-packed list!