Trick-or-treat! Kids of all ages love reciting those magic words and receiving bags full of goodies; however, walking through the streets and knocking on strangers’ doors may not be the best option for young children. Luckily, Seattle offers plenty of opportunities for safe trick-or-treating in controlled environments for kids of all ages.
Pumpkin Bash Featuring BOOMazium at Woodland Park Zoo
What happens when you give a tiger a pumpkin? How about a hippo or a penguin?
West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival
If you’re looking to do some daylight, non-scary trick-or-treating (or if you just want to get it out of the way).
Trick-or-Treat on Upper Queen Anne
Each year, hundreds of little ghosts and goblins head to upper Queen Anne Avenue for the neighborhood’s annual trick-or-treat festival put on by the Upper Queen Anne Merchants Association.
Trick-or-Treating in the Village – Magnolia
This is a great option for little pumpkins who don’t want to walk very far or little ones who are new to the trick-or-treating scene. The best part? You’ll be home in time for dinner.
Trick-or-Treat at University Village
Take a stroll through U Village where participating merchants will be passing out candy to costumed kiddos on the 31st.
Trick-or-Treat in Fremont
Grab your buckets (or pillowcases!) and head to Fremont for this annual trick-or-treat extravaganza. This year, over 150 Fremont businesses will be handing out candy.
Hilloween – Capitol Hill
Start with some musical performances, add in a costume parade, carnival games and plenty of treats from Broadway Avenue’s merchants, and you’ve got the perfect way to celebrate Halloween.
Wedgwood’s stores will once again open their doors to costumed characters big and small on Halloween. Look for the orange flyer in the window of participating businesses and be sure to thank them for their community spirit.
Costume Carnival at the Museum
For a truly safe and weatherproof night of trick-or-treating, head to the Seattle Children’s Museum where little punkins (10 and under) can wander the halls looking for treats. Bonus: it’s free to enter the Museum!
Halloween Boo Bash – Northgate Mall
Ghouls, goblins and boo’tiful princesses (ages 0-12) will have a frightfully good time at their annual Halloween Boo Bash. Come decked out in your costume and enjoy various activity stations, games, trick-or-treating, a bouncy house and more.
8th Annual Monster Bash
Rain or shine, grab your little ghosts and goblins and fly over to this annual Halloween fundraiser for Seattle Children’s Hospital. Come in costume and enjoy a hair-raising haunted house, pony rides, ghoulish games and more.
Halloween Fun at the Seattle Aquarium
Activities include carving demonstrations with master carver Russ Leno, creepy Halloween games and activities, diver shows, a spooktacular story time, a mad scientist demonstration and much more.
The Museum of Fright at the Museum of Flight
Ghostly apparitions take to the skies at The Museum of Flight, where spooky crafts, airplane simulator rides, monster bowling and ghost stories will get your kiddos in the mood for Halloween. Wear your costume and jump in the photo booth to snap a few pictures.