The Sweetest (and Safest) Trick-or-Treating Spots Around Seattle

Rain or shine, the Emerald City has plenty of safe trick-or-treating hot spots to seek out your Halloween haul. And since the 31st falls on a Friday 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 for Halloween treats and get ready to fill those buckets and pillowcases!


photo: Tiffany Jenes

Seattle Neighborhoods

Capitol Hill – Hilloween
Start with some amazing musical performances (think The Not-its! and Eli Rosenblatt ), add in a costume parade, carnival games and a magic show 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 free? Sweet!

Cal Anderson Park & Broadway Ave.
1635 11th Ave.
Seattle, Wa 98122
When: Oct. 25, 2014 from 12 p.m.–7 p.m.; trick-or-treating starts at 3:30 p.m.

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photo: Peggy Mapes

West Seattle 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 11:30 a.m. Be sure to check out the harvest activities and projects, too!

West Seattle Junction
S.W. Alaska St. & California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, Wa 98116
When: Oct. 26, 2014 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; trick-or-treating starts at noon.

Trick-or-Treat on the Waterfront
The Elliott Bay Seawall Project might be in full swing, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be any trick-or-treating fun along the Seattle waterfront this year. Costumed kiddos can collect treats from the Ferry Terminal to the Old Spaghetti Factory. Plus, there will be tons of activities going on at Waterfront Park including games, crafts and giveaways, a special show-and-tell with Seattle firefighters and free samples from participating sponsor booths.

Seattle Waterfront & Waterfront Park
1301 Alaskan Way – Pier 58
Seattle, Wa 98101
When: Oct. 26, 2014 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

waterfront trick-or-treat

photo: Downtown Seattle Association

Trick-or-Treat at University Village
Take a stroll through U Village where merchants will be passing out candy to costumed kiddos on the 31st. Once your little monsters are all sugared out, head over to the covered kids play area near Kid’s Club where they can burn off some Halloween energy.

University Village
2632 N.E. University Village St.
Seattle, Wa 98105
When: Oct. 31, 2014 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

Costume Carnival at the Museum
For a truly weatherproof night of trick-or-treating, head to the Seattle Children’s Museum where little pumpkins (10 and under) can wander the halls looking for treats. While you’re there, visit the not-so-scary haunted mountain and the mad scientist lab and go on a fun scavenger hunt.

Seattle Children’s Museum
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, Wa 98109
When: Oct. 31, 2014 from 4 p.m.– 8 p.m.

Admiral District Trick-or-Treating
Get your trick-or-treating done during the daylight hours at this annual event in the Admiral District. Look for the Halloween poster at participating businesses and get ready to load up your treat bags or buckets with tons of Halloween loot!

Admiral District
California Ave. S.W. & S.W. Admiral
Seattle, Wa 98116
When: Oct. 31, 2014 from 3 p.m.–6 p.m.

trick or treating

photo: Kristina Moy

Halloween Trick-or-Treating in the Village
Starting at 4 p.m. on Halloween, costumed kiddos can trick-or-treat at Magnolia Village. This is a great option for little pumpkins who don’t want to walk very far. And the best part? You’ll be home in time for dinner.

Magnolia Village
W. McGraw St.
Seattle, Wa 98199
When: Oct. 31, 2014 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

Trick-or-Treat on 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. 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, 2014 from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

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photo: Natalia Dotto Photography

North of Seattle

Halloween Boo Bash at Northgate Mall
The Northgate Mall is inviting lil’ ghouls, goblins and boo’tiful princesses to come have a frightfully good time at their annual Halloween Bash. Come decked out in your best costume and enjoy various activity stations, games, safe trick-or-treating, a bouncy house and more. Bonus: All Kidgits Club members will also receive a special goodie bag!

Northgate Mall
401 N.E. Northgate Way
Seattle, Wa 98125

When: Oct. 31, 2014 from 4 p.m.-9 p.m.

Safe Halloween at Country Village Shops
Costumed kiddos will have a fun and safe trick-or-treating experience at Country Village Shops. On Halloween, participating merchants will be offering treats for lil’ ghouls and witches from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. (while supplies last).

Country Village Shops
23718 Bothell Everett Hwy
Bothell, Wa 98021
When: Oct. 31, 2014 from 4 p.m.–6 p.m.

indoor trick-or-treating

photo: Kristina Moy

Edmonds Trick-or-Treat Night
There will be plenty of treats (and maybe a few tricks!) for kids 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.

Downtown Edmonds – Around the fountain
When: Oct. 31 from 5 p.m.–7 p.m.


Trick-or-Treat at The Landing
Get a jump start on your Halloween haul at The Landing in Renton. On Oct. 26, wear your costume and look for the participating merchants with balloon bouquets. Plus, have your picture taken with Sponge Bob Square Pants for $2 and help support the Friends of Renton Schools Foundation.

The Landing in Renton
1215 N. Landing Way
Renton, Wa 98057
When: Oct. 26, 2014 from 2 p.m.–4 p.m.

Renton Landing

photo: Kristina Moy

Halloween Family Fun Fest
Visit select merchants at The Bellevue Collection for lots of Halloween treats and enjoy roving balloon-tying clowns, a mad science booth, photo booths (be sure to bring your camera!) and a live Halloween performance with Brian Vogan and his Good Buddies. Dance-friendly costumes encouraged!

The Bellevue Collection
575 Bellevue Square
Bellevue, Wa 98004
When: Oct. 31, 2014 from 5 p.m.–7 p.m.

Halloween with Warm 106.9
Put on your costume and head over to the Marketplace @ Factoria for trick-or-treating at participating businesses, spooktacular music, games and prizes with Warm 106.9.

Marketplace @ Factoria
4055 Factoria Square Mall S.E.
Bellevue, Wa 98006
When: Oct. 31, 2014 from 4 p.m.–6 p.m.

Seattle - Admiral District

photo: SAU via Flickr 

Take your costumed kiddos to Crossroads Mall for trick-or-treating and then dance the sugar-high away at a special Halloween show by Ko Ko Jo.

Crossroads Bellevue Shopping Center
15600 N.E. 8th St.
Bellevue, Wa 98008
When: Oct. 31, 2014 from 5 p.m.–9 p.m. (trick-or-treat from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.)

Trick-or-Treat at Redmond Town Center 
Redmond Town Center will be getting in on the Halloween action this year. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., lil’ ghosts and ghouls can seek Halloween treats from participating merchants.

Redmond Town Center
7525 166th Ave. N.E.
Redmond, Wa 98052
When: Oct. 31, 2014 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

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photo: Redmond Town Center Facebook page

South of Seattle

Halloween Fun at Westfield Southcenter
Take your little ghouls to Westfield Southcenter for lots of Halloween fun. In addition to trick-or-treating at participating businesses, there will be crafts and a photo booth. And be sure to enter to win a family four pack of tickets to the Pacific Science Center’s Ripley’s Believe it or Not exhibit and a $50 Westfield gift card using the hashtags #TreatAndTweet @WestfieldSC.

Westfield Southcenter Mall
2800 Southcenter Mall
Seattle, Wa 98188
When: Oct. 31, 2014 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

Safe Trick-or-Treating at Tacoma Mall
Tacoma-area families are invited to do some safe, indoor trick-or-treating at Tacoma Mall this Halloween. In addition to trick-or-treating, kids can grab some extra goodies and participate in a fun Halloween-themed photo opportunity in Macy’s Court (while supplies last).

Tacoma Mall
4502 S. Steele St.
Tacoma, Wa
When: Oct. 31, 2014 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

trick or treat kid

Trick-or-Treat So Others May Eat
Lil’ ghosts and goblins will find lots of Halloween treats at The Outlet Collection. Bring a non-perishable food donation to Guest Services and receive a free Halloween trick-or-treat bag filled with goodies. Select stores will also be passing out candy and other fun items to trick-or-treaters (while supplies last).

The Outlet Collection
1101 Outlet Collection Way
Auburn, Wa 98001
When: Oct. 31, 2014 from 5:30 p.m.–8 p.m.

Are you planning on visiting any of these Halloween hot spots? Know of any other great neighborhood happenings going on this Halloween? Let us know in the comments section below.

— Kristina Moy