Kids will take their trick-or-treating rain or shine. And lucky for us, the Emerald City has plenty of safe trick-or-treating spots for Seattle kids to seek out their Halloween haul. If you’re ready to start mapping out your family’s route, read on for a list of our favorite places to fill those buckets and pillowcases with sweet treats. Psst! Since the 31st falls on a Wednesday this year, many venues are getting in on the action early which means you can get some mileage out of those costumes!

photo: popofatticus via Flickr 

Seattle Neighborhoods

Pumpkin Bash Presented by CLIF Kid – Woodland Park Zoo
The animals won’t be the only ones receiving treats at this year’s Pumpkin Bash. On the weekend leading up to Halloween, costumed kiddos can trick-or-treat throughout the zoo. After everyone collects their goodies, watch the animals stomp, chomp and crunch pumpkins and enjoy crafts and lots of spooktacular activities inside a Halloween-themed Zoomazium. Psst…one costumed child (12 & under) will be admitted free with each full-priced paid adult admission.

Woodland Park Zoo
5500 Phinney Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
When: Oct. 27-28, 2018 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Hilloween – Capitol Hill
Start with some musical performances and a circus-themed carnival, add in a costume parade led by a marching band, carnival games and plenty of treats from Broadway Avenue’s merchants, and you’ve got the perfect way to celebrate Halloween. Oh, and did we mention that it’s totally free? Sweet!

Seattle Central College’s Mitchell Activity Center & Broadway Ave.
1701 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
When: Oct. 27, 2018 from noon–6 p.m.; trick-or-treating starts at 3 p.m.

photo: Downtown Seattle Association 

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), hit the West Seattle Junction, where farmers market merchants as well as businesses along California Ave. will be passing out treats after the kid’s costume parade at noon. Psst…be sure to check out the harvest activities, root beer garden, scavenger hunt and free craft projects, too!

West Seattle Junction
S.W. Alaska St. & California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA 98116
When: Oct. 28, 2018 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; trick-or-treating starts at noon.

Trick-or-Treat on the Waterfront
Get a jump-start on your Halloween haul by taking your costumed cuties trick-or-treating along the Seattle waterfront. On Sun., Oct. 28., kids can trick-or-treat from noon-4 p.m. at  participating businesses from the Ferry Terminal at Pier 52 to Pier 66, and parents can take advantage of free parking at several waterfront garages or the free Waterfront Shuttle. To top it off, kids can enter the costume contest for the chance to win prizes, interact with costumed characters at Waterfront Park on Pier 58 and enjoy live music, activities and games.

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Seattle Waterfront
Ferry Terminal at Pier 52 to Pier 66
Seattle, WA 98121
When: Oct 28, 2018 from noon–4 p.m.

Trick-or-Treating in the Village – Magnolia
Starting at 4 p.m., costumed kiddos can trick-or-treat at Magnolia Village. This is a great option for little punkins 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.

Magnolia Village
W. McGraw St.
Seattle, WA 98199
When: Oct. 31, 2018 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Admiral District Trick-or-Treating – West Seattle
Get your trick-or-treating done in the daylight hours at this annual Halloween extravaganza in West Seattle’s Admiral District. Look for the Halloween posters at participating businesses and get ready to load up your treat bags with tons of Halloween goodies!

Admiral District
California Ave. S.W. & S.W. Admiral
Seattle, WA 98116
When: Oct. 31, 2018 from 3 p.m.–6 p.m.

Trick-or-Treat on the Ave. – Upper Queen Anne
Each year, hundreds of little ghosts and goblins head to upper Queen Anne Ave. for the neighborhood’s annual trick-or-treat festival put on by the Upper Queen Anne Merchants Association. This year, the festivities will kick off at 3 p.m. on the 31st, so you can do your trick-or-treating in the daylight hours!

Upper Queen Anne Ave.
From McGraw St. to Galer St.
Seattle, WA 98199
When: Oct. 31, 2018 from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

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photo: Natalia Dotto Photography

Trick-or-Treat at University Village
Take a stroll through U Village where participating merchants will be passing out candy to costumed kiddos ages 11 & under on Halloween. Once your little monsters are all sugared out, head over to the covered kids play area near Kid’s Club to let them burn off their Halloween high.

University Village
2632 N.E. University Village St.
Seattle, WA 98105
When: TBD

Trick-or-Treat in Fremont
Grab your buckets (or your pillowcases!) and head to Fremont for this annual trick-or-treating extravaganza. This year, over 100 Fremont retailers and restaurants will be handing out candy to kids in costume who are accompanied by adults. This trip to “The Center of the Universe” will surely be one to remember! View the trick-or-treat map online

Fremont Neighborhood
N. 34th St. to N. 46th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
When: Oct. 31, 2018 from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

North of Seattle

All Treats, No Tricks – Northgate Mall
The folks at Northgate Mall are inviting lil’ ghouls, goblins and boo’tiful princesses (12 & under) to come have a frightfully good time at their annual Halloween bash. Come decked out in your costume and enjoy spooky family fun and activities based on Vampirina and your favorite Disney Junior pals!

Northgate Mall
401 N.E. Northgate Way
Seattle, WA 98125
206-362-4778
When: Oct. 31, 2018 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

indoor trick-or-treating

photo: Kristina Moy

Safe Halloween at Country Village Shops & Downtown Bothell
This year, costumed kiddos can have a fun and safe trick-or-treating experience at Country Village Shops. On the 31st, participating merchants will be offering treats to lil’ ghouls from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. (while supplies last). Psst…the businesses on Main St. in downtown Bothell will continue the safe, trick-or-treating fun from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Country Village Shops
23718 Bothell Everett Hwy
Bothell, WA 98021
When: Oct. 31, 2018 from 4 p.m.–6 p.m. & 5 p.m.-7 p.m. along Main St. in downtown Bothell

Halloween Trick-or-Treat Night – Edmonds 
There will be plenty of treats (and maybe a few tricks!) for costumed kiddos, their parents and their pets from participating merchants in downtown Edmonds. Psst…be sure to enter the costume contest. This year, there will be categories for kids, adults and pets in several age categories: 0-6, 7-12, 13-17 and 18 & older.

Note: The downtown streets of Edmonds will be closed to cars during the event, making this a truly safe evening.

Downtown Edmonds
Main St. & 5th Ave. N.
Edmonds, WA
When: Oct. 31, 2018 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. (flash mob from 6 p.m.-6:30 p.m.)

Eastside

Trick-or-Treat on the Ridge – Snoqualmie Ridge
At this annul event, kids in costume will begin their spooktacular adventure at Key Bank where they will pick up their treat bag and passport. Visit participating businesses in the passport, located along Center Blvd., collect a passport stamp and a treat until you reach your final destination at the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA. At the Y, kids can turn in their completed passports for a special treat and play fun carnival games, decorate a pumpkin and play on the bounce houses!

Snoqualmie Ridge – Key Bank, Center Blvd. & YMCA
7917 Center Blvd S.E.
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
When: Oct. 20, 2018 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Pee Wee Monster Bash.
For little ones looking for a not-too-spooky time, the North Kirkland Community Center is throwing their annual carnival-style bash where mini monsters can wear their costumes and participate in a cookie walk, monster movement course, swamp fishing, arts and crafts and more. Pre-register early (425-587-3336) to guarantee your spot; this event always sells out!

North Kirkland Community Center
12421 103rd Ave. N.E.
Kirkland, Wa 98034
When: Oct. 26, 2018 from 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: $13 for course #5226

Halloween Spooktacular at The Landing – Renton
Wear your Halloween costume to The Landing and trick-or-treat from participating merchants with Halloween signs in their windows. After you collect your Halloween haul, get your face painted, visit the balloon maker and enjoy music and activities. Psst…there will be free trick-or-treat bags for the first 500 kids.

The Landing in Renton
1215 N. Landing Way
Renton, WA 98057
When: Oct. 28, 2018 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Renton Landing

photo: Kristina Moy

9th Annual Trick ‘r Treat – MarketPlace @ Factoria
Head over to the Marketplace @ Factoria on the 31st for a safe (and dry) evening of trick-or-treating. In addition to collecting treats at participating businesses, kids can enjoy spooktacular music, games and prizes. 

Marketplace @ Factoria
4055 Factoria Square Mall S.E.
Bellevue, WA 98006
When: Oct. 31, 2018 from 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Mall-O-Ween – Crossroads
Don your Halloween costume and head to Crossroads Bellevue for trick-or-treating at the Mall’s outside stores (while supplies last). Then, head inside to the Marketplace Stage to catch music by the Neverland Band from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Crossroads Bellevue
15600 N.E. 8th St.
Bellevue, WA 98008
When: Oct. 31, 2018 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

Tricks & Treats – Redmond Town Center
Redmond Town Center will be getting in on the Halloween action this year. Starting at 4 p.m., lil’ ghosts and goblins can seek out Halloween treats from participating merchants (while supplies last). In addition to trick-or-treating, there will costume photos in the photobooth, a Springfree trampoline to work off the sugar rush, face painting and Halloween merchant specials.

Redmond Town Center
7525 166th Ave. N.E.
Redmond, WA 98052
When: Oct. 31, 2018 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

rtc halloween

photo: Redmond Town Center Facebook page

South of Seattle

All Treats, No Tricks – Tacoma Mall
On the 27th, Tacoma-area families are invited to participate in a safe, indoor Halloween event at Tacoma Mall. Come in costume for spooky family fun and activities based on Vampirina and your fave Disney Junior pals. Psst…share your Disney Junior Play Dates photos on social media using #DisneyJuniorPlay.

Tacoma Mall – Macy’s Court
4502 S. Steele St.
Tacoma, Wa
When: Oct. 27, 2018 from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

trick or treat kid

Halloween at Kent Station
Take your little pumpkins, princesses and superheroes to the Kent Station for a fun evening of trick-or-treating and a spooktacular costume contest. Trick-or-treating will take place around the Kent Station at participating businesses from 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m. (while supplies last). The costume contest will take place on the stage next to Coldstone Creamery from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Prizes will be announced starting around 6:45 p.m. (must be present to win).

Kent Station
417 Ramsay Way
Kent, Wa 98032
When: Oct. 31, 2018 from 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Kidx Witch Way to Candy Event
On Halloween, carve out time for some spooky (safe) fun at The Outlet Collection in Auburn. Creep, float or crawl over to this KidX Club event and enjoy trick-or-treating for candy and Halloween goodies from participating merchants.

Note: Check in at Guest Services to enjoy all the Halloween activities and pick up your “Witch Way To Candy” map. Check in begins at 2:45 p.m.; trick-or-treating at participating retailers will take place from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. only.

The Outlet Collection
1101 Outlet Collection Way
Auburn, Wa 98001
When: Oct. 31, 2018 from 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Have a happy and safe Halloween from all of us at Red Tricycle!

—Kristina Moy

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