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Where to Trick-or-Treat in Seattle
RedTri.com: Maybe your ’hood doesn’t have great sidewalks for trick or treating, or maybe your neighbors are Boo-Humbug and don’t pass out good Halloween loot, or maybe you just want to do something new and go somewhere different around Seattle to show off your adorable costumed kids. Try these various Seattle venues and neighborhoods for treats, eats and other spooktakular Halloween events.
Ballard Trick or Treating
Treats for costumed kids from participating merchants with orange signs.
Where: Market Street between 20th & 24th. Also down Ballard Ave to Lone Place.
When: Oct 31, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Titanium Sporkestra band leads a costume parade! Afterwards visit Monsters in the Park art exhibit at the Seattle Central Green Space, then treats for kids from Broadway Avenue’s participating merchants.
Where: Cal Anderson Park (meet near Shelter House)
When: Oct 30, 3:00 pm
Columbia City Trick or Treating
This charming little town is a great area to stroll. Expect treats from participating businesses (they’ll have orange and black balloons outside). Stop by Geraldine’s Counter for a costume contest! And if you don’t get your fill of sweets, swing by the new Full Tilt ice cream parlor.
Where: Rainer Boulevard in Columbia City
When: Oct. 31 from 3:30 to 6:30 pm
Treats for kids and raffles for gift baskets from participating Carkeek Plaza Shopping Center merchants.
Where: 9999 Holman Road NW
When: Oct 30, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost: Free (except for raffle tickets)
Treats for kids from over 100 participating merchants in a great neighborhood plus! we hear Bubbleman will be in attendance at the Lenin Statue from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm!
Where: Center of Fremont
When: Oct. 31 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Take your costumed kiddos for a walk through the neighborhood and enjoy snagging up some treats from participating merchants during daylight hours!
Where: on McGraw between 32nd & 34th Avenues
When: Oct. 31, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Take a stroll through U Village, where merchants will be passing out candy. Once the little monsters are all sugared out, head over to the covered kids play area between Kid’s Club and Hanna Andersson where they can burn off some Halloween energy.
Where: 2632 NE University Village Street, Seattle
When: Oct. 31 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Trick or Treat at The Junction, West Seattle
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!), hit The Junction, where select merchants will be passing out treats.
Where: Alaska Street & California Avenue, West Seattle
When: Oct 29, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Woodland Park Zoo
Pumpkins for the animals, trick-or-treating and live entertainment. Hippos, bears, elephants, monkeys and others will smash pumpkins provided by their zookeepers. Free event with zoo admission or membership.
Where: Woodland Park Zoo
When: Oct 29 - 30, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cost: Free with Zoo admission/membership
Bothell Country Village
Treats for kids (under 12) at participating Country Village shops. Face painting and professional photos available. 23718 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell. Website
Where: 23718 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell
When: Oct 31, 3:00pm - 5:00 pm
Treats for costumed kids from participating merchants. A DJ will be playing music at the fountain.
Where: Downtown at 3rd and 5th Avenues from Walnut to Bell Streets
When: Oct 31, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Come “Trunk-or-treat” where cars with decorated trunks line up and costumed kids visit each car for treats, plus play some games for prizes. .
Where: In the lot at 232nd and 56th Avenue
When: Oct 31, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Treats for costumed kids from participating merchants (while supplies last). Don’t miss the Seattle Public Library “Spooky Storytime” starting at 6pm in the Ben Bridge Court area.
Where: Northgate Mall
When: Oct 31, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join the annual Fright Night Trick-or-Treat Walk. The fun starts at, and everyone walks as a group to participating retailers for treats. It ends with a party and haunted house at .
Where: Starts at Lake City Family Center, 3200 NE 125th Street and ends at Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. NE
When: Oct 28, 5:00 pm
Lake Forest Park Town Center
Treats for kids from participating merchants with marker balloons. At 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, join costume contests, games, crafts and more treats in Third Place Commons.
Where: 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park
When: Oct 31, 4:00 pm - 7:30 PM
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