Rain or shine, the Emerald City has plenty of safe trick-or-treating spots to seek out your Halloween haul. And since the 31st falls on a Tuesday this year, many venues are getting in on the action early—which means you can get some mileage out of those costumes. Read on for a list of our favorite places to fill those buckets and pillowcases with sweet treats and have a happy and safe Halloween from all of us at Red Tricycle!

photo: Bronwen Houck Photography

Seattle Neighborhoods

Pumpkin Bash Featuring BOOMazium – 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. 28-29, 2017 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. 28, 2017 from noon–6 p.m.; trick-or-treating starts at 3 p.m.

photo: Downtown Seattle Association 

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. 29., kids can trick-or-treat at from noon-4 p.m. at  participating businesses from the Ferry Terminal to Anthony’s Restaurant while parents take advantage of free parking at four waterfront garages. To top it off, kids can enter the costume contest to win prizes from Ivar’s, Kidd Valley, the Seattle Aquarium and more by sharing their photos on social media using the hashtag #WaterfrontContest.

Seattle Waterfront
Ferry Terminal at Pier 52 to Anthony’s Restaurant at Pier 66
Seattle, Wa 98121
When: Oct 29, 2017 noon–4 p.m.

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. 29, 2017 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; trick-or-treating starts at noon.

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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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: Oct. 31, 2017 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

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, 2017 from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

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 pumpkins (10 & under) can wander the halls looking for treats. While you’re there, visit the not-so-scary haunted mountain, explore the Museum’s “Creepy Crawler Career Day” booths and enjoy hands-on STEM and cultural activities and participate in SCM’s Monster Mash Disco featuring special guests! Psst…members are Free; non-members are $5. 

Seattle Children’s Museum
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, Wa 98109
When: Oct. 31, 2017 from 4 p.m.-8 p.m.

North of Seattle

Halloween Boo Bash & Trick-or-Treating – Northgate Mall
The Northgate Mall is inviting lil’ ghouls, goblins and boo’tiful princesses (12 & under) to come have a frightfully good time at their annual Halloween Boo Bash. Come decked out in your costume and enjoy various activity stations and trick-or-treating from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. (while supplies last).

Northgate Mall
401 N.E. Northgate Way
Seattle, Wa 98125
When: Oct. 31, 2017 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 will 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, 2017 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 kids, their parents and their pets from participating merchants in downtown Edmonds. Be sure to enter the costume contest. This year, there will be categories for kids, adults and pets! Psst…the downtown streets of Edmonds will be closed to cars during the event, making this a truly safe evening. View the trick-or-treat map online.

Downtown Edmonds
Main St. & 5th Ave. N.
Edmonds, Wa
When: Oct. 31, 2017 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.


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. 21, 2017 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Halloween Spooktacular at The Landing – Renton
Wear your Halloween costume to The Landing and trick-or-treat from participating merchants with pumpkin signs in their windows. After you collect your Halloween haul, get your face painted, visit the balloon maker and enjoy music and activities with Warm 106.9 FM.

The Landing in Renton
1215 N. Landing Way
Renton, Wa 98057
When: Oct. 28, 2017 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Renton Landing

photo: Kristina Moy

Halloween Party & Trick ‘r Treat – 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 with Warm 106.9 and Marketplace merchants.

Marketplace @ Factoria
4055 Factoria Square Mall S.E.
Bellevue, Wa 98006
When: Oct. 31, 2017 from 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Mall-O-Ween – Crossroads
Don your Halloween costume and head to Crossroads Bellevue to get your trick-or-treating done in the daylight hours. Participating outdoor businesses will be handing out Halloween treats starting at 4 p.m. (while supplies last). Note: trick-or-treating will take place from outside retailers only.

Crossroads Bellevue
15600 N.E. 8th St.
Bellevue, Wa 98008
When: Oct. 31, 2017 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, Halloween merchant specials and a costume contest.

Redmond Town Center
7525 166th Ave. N.E.
Redmond, Wa 98052
When: Oct. 31, 2017 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

rtc halloween

photo: Redmond Town Center Facebook page

South of Seattle

Celebrate Halloween with Vampirina – Tacoma Mall
On the 28th, Tacoma-area families are invited to participate in a safe, indoor Halloween event at Tacoma Mall. Come in costume and be ready for spooktacular fun and surprises along with free Vampirina activities, face painting, a photo booth, tasty treats from BJ’s Restaurant and a spooky craft. Share your Disney Junior HalloVeen-inspired photos on social media using the hashtag #DisneyJuniorPlay.

Tacoma Mall – Macy’s Court
4502 S. Steele St.
Tacoma, Wa
When: Oct. 28, 2017 from 1 p.m.-3 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 announced starting around 6:45 p.m. (must be present to win).

Kent Station
417 Ramsay Way
Kent, Wa 98032
When: Oct. 31, 2017 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. Bring a non-perishable food item to Guest Services and pick up your “Witch Way To Candy” map. Check-in and crafts begin at 3 p.m.; trick-or-treating at participating retailers will take place from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. (while supplies last). All food donations will benefit the Auburn Food Bank

The Outlet Collection
1101 Outlet Collection Way
Auburn, Wa 98001
When: Oct. 31, 2017 from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

Are you planning on visiting any of these trick-or-treating hot spots? Know of other great neighborhood happenings going on this Halloween? Tell us in the comments below!

— Kristina Moy