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Get Ready! Everything We Know About Home Depot Halloween Decor in 2024

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Every year, shoppers race to get their hands on Home Depot Halloween decor — but not because of the low prices. It’s the quality and advanced features of Home Depot’s Halloween animatronics that get enthusiasts most excited.

And we already got word on the new Home Depot halloween animatronics that'll be dropping in July 2024 through a mid-March announcement. While it'll be hard to find Home Depot deals on these items before Oct. 31, I’ll fill you in on when their Halloween decor goes on sale and other tips to help you save more.

While we wait for the newest items to drop online in mid-July, I put together everything you need to know about Home Depot Halloween decor in 2024. I’ll cover when you can expect to find Halloween items in-store, when the Home Depot sales happen, the most popular decorations from last season, and how to avoid paying full price.

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When does Home Depot put out Halloween decorations?

Home Depot starts putting out Halloween decor in stores at the end of August, usually before Labor Day weekend.

However, they’ll drop a full selection of new Home Depot Halloween items online in mid-July. We expect to see new Halloween decor pop up on HomeDepot.com around July 11, 2024.

Home Depot already announced a few of their new Halloween animatronics for 2024 in mid-March, a whole seven months before the spooky holiday.

When does Home Depot Halloween decor go on sale?

Home Depot Halloween sales usually happen at the end of October. But it’s worth checking for a flash sale toward the middle of the month. In 2023, Home Depot had up to 30% off select Halloween inflatables for one day only on Oct. 18.

Bigger Halloween sales happen just a few days before Oct. 31, when Home Depot starts their Halloween Clearance online.

Home Depot Halloween Clearance

Home Depot starts their Halloween Clearance online at 50% off 3 - 4 days before Halloween. 

Last year, we saw the first set of clearance deals arrive on Oct. 27. The most popular items (like the animatronics) sell fast — I mean, lightning fast. So online discounts on Halloween decor don’t usually exceed 50%.

If you want to save the most money on Halloween decor, though, wait until the first week of November and stock up for next year. This is when Home Depot Halloween clearance reaches up to 75% off in stores. So a $299 life-size animatronic would only cost $75 in this final clearance stage — if stuff stays in stock that long.

Clearance selections vary greatly by store and popular items like the animatronics and inflatables always get scooped fast. But if you head to Home Depot when the store opens on Nov. 3, you’ll be the first to shop deeply discounted Halloween decor.

KCL TIP: Bookmark our Halloween deals page to stay up-to-date on the best sales, discounts, and offers ahead of Oct. 31.

Is Home Depot open on Halloween?

Home Depot stores will be open on Halloween 2024 during normal business hours (6 a.m. - 10 p.m. local time). You may even find decor on the clearance shelves by then.

But don’t expect to find Skelly the Skeleton fully stocked on Halloween. Home Depot animatronics like these sell out (and get restocked) multiple times in the months before. So your chances of finding the popular decorations in-store on Oct. 31 are slim to none.

Popular Halloween Items at Home Depot

Halloween Animatronics

Jack Skellington and other Halloween decor in a foggy setting.

Home Depot’s animatronics start at $40 (for a three-footer) but can reach up to $399 (for a 13-footer). The height of the item doesn’t always indicate price. But you can expect to pay more for taller or larger characters, especially if they have more interactive features.

While the viral Home Depot Werewolf won’t return in 2024, these are some of the new animatronics coming this year along with popular releases from 2023:

2024 Releases (prices TBD):

  • 5-Foot Skeleton Dog with LCD Eyes

  • 6-Foot LED Captain Cuts

  • 6-Foot LED Jack of Spades

  • 7-Foot Frankenstein

  • 7.5-Foot Animated LED Plague Doctor

  • 9-Foot LED Knight Dullahan (Headless Horseman)

  • 10-Foot LED Murderous Maple

2023 Releases:

  • 3-Foot LED Skeleton — $39.98

  • 3-Foot Animated LED Devil Pumpkin Twins (Set of 2) — $89.98

  • 5.5-Foot Animated Sitter of Souls — $99

  • 8-Foot Animated Boogeyman — $199

  • 8-Foot LED Stacked Jack-O-Lanterns — $199

  • 7.5-Foot Animated Marsh Monster — $199.99

  • 6-Foot Black Skeleton Horse with LED Lights — $229

  • 7-Foot Animated Lethal Lily Witch — $249

  • 8-Foot Animated Smoldering Reaper of Souls — $249

  • 12-Foot Skelly the Skeleton — $299

  • 12-Foot Towering Ghost — $349

  • 12.5-Foot-Wide Animated Predator of the Night — $349

  • 12-Foot Inferno Pumpkin Skeleton — $379

  • 13-Foot Animated Jack Skellington — $399

TIP: If you’re serious about your Halloween decorating, you may want to check out the Home Depot Halloween Haunters Club on Facebook. The group posts lots of tips about how to decorate using the animatronics!

Halloween Inflatables

The Sanderson Sisters as Halloween inflatables.

One of the most popular Halloween inflatables at Home Depot in 2023 was the Hocus Pocus Sanderson Sisters inflatable (reg. $149). Themed for the popular Halloween Disney movie, this three-figure inflatable stands five feet tall.

Here are a few of Home Depot’s more affordable Halloween inflatables to look to return this year:

  • 5-Foot LED Pumpkin Head Reaper Inflatable — $29.98

  • 3.5-Foot LED Green Oogie Boogie Pumpkin Inflatable — $34.98

  • 3.5-Foot LED Skeleton Pumpkin Inflatable — $34.98

  • 3.5-Foot Bluey Inflatable — $59.98

Halloween Signs and Tabletop Decor

a Halloween lighted village house from Home Depot

The pre-lit Home Depot Halloween House (reg. $19.98) was a BIG hit last year. This 5.5-inch tabletop decor piece features the classic Home Depot logo with spooky Halloween characters outside the storefront (like Skelly and the stacked jack-o-lanterns). We saw the Halloween house pop up in stores during the last week of August 2023. but only a few were in stock at Home Depot stores near us after its release.

Other popular Halloween signs and tabletop decor at Home Depot include these options:

  • Lighted Halloween Candy Corn Berries Table Tree — $19.98

  • Wooden Ghost Table Decor — $29.08

  • Ghost Halloween Table Decor — $10.99

  • Black and Purple Tinsel Halloween Tree — $9.07

  • Multi Color Wreath with Skulls — $38.79

  • Halloween Coffin Welcome Sign — $17.50

  • 5.5-in Pre-Lit Home Depot Halloween House — $19.98

Home Depot Halloween Savings Tips

While some Home Depot Halloween items go for up to $400, their prices are still competitive to stores like Spirit Halloween and House of Hauntz. And shoppers say the quality of Home Depot’s animatronics are even better than the specialty stores.

If you have your heart set on new Home Depot Halloween decor this year, here are a few ways to save:

1. Pay for pricey animatronics with discounted Home Depot gift cards.

Discounted gift cards can help you score extra savings when you can’t find a sale price. Before you invest in Halloween animatronics, buy a discounted Home Depot gift card on CardBear.com, then use it to pay for your animatronics purchase.

Right now, you can buy Home Depot gift cards for 3% - 10% off the face value on CardBear.com. They even tell you whether to buy the gift card now or wait for a bigger discount based on average savings in the past.

If you find a discounted Home Depot gift card for 10% off, you’ll save $30 on a $300 animatronic!

2. Buy a storage bag for animatronics to expand their lifespan.

Home Depot suggests storing animatronics and other larger-than-life decor in the box they came in. But boxes can get wet or let in critters, so we recommend investing in a Christmas tree bag or other soft storage bag with wheels.

According to the experts at Home Depot, a 9-foot Christmas tree bag will safely hold animatronics up to 6 feet tall. Home Depot’s large animatronics storage bag ($19.99) is currently out of stock online, but you can grab a heavy-duty tree storage bag off Amazon for the same price.

3. Use Google’s reverse image search to compare prices on Halloween decor.

This is my favorite hack for comparing Halloween prices (but in my experience, this hack only works if you're browsing with Chrome).

Home Depot carries a lot of the same brands that other retailers sell, like National Tree Company, Glitzhome, and Calloway Mills. When you do a reverse image search using a photo of the product you like, all the big retailers selling the same product will pop up in the Google Lens sidebar.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Right-click the image of the product you like.

  2. Select “Search images with Google.”

  3. Use your cursor to select which image on the site you’d like to search. It’s okay if it’s not a perfect cutout or if the image is small. Google can usually work with poorly cropped and low-res photos.

  4. Find the Google Lens sidebar pop-up on the right-hand side of your browser.

  5. From there, you can scroll through the results and easily compare prices.

This method may not show you items at every single store, but it catches most of the big retailers.

4. Build DIY Halloween decorations with Home Depot supplies.

Can’t justify spending $200 on a 12-foot Skeleton? Put your crafting skills to work with DIY Halloween decorations. You can use Home Depot tomato cages (reg. $4.98) to build your own life-size ghost.

Grab an old basketball out of the garage (to use as the head) and an old white sheet from the linen close (to drape over the tomato cage). Then pick up felt stickers or googley eyes from your local craft store to make the ghost face.

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