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 Saturday 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 sweets!


photo: Kristina Moy

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. The weekend before 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, a mad science program and lots of fun activities inside a Halloween-themed Zoomazium. Psst! One costumed child (12 & under) will be admitted free with each adult admission.

Woodland Park Zoo
5500 Phinney Ave. N.
Seattle, Wa 98103
When: Oct. 24-25, 2015 from 9:30 a.m.–3 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 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. 25, 2015 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; trick-or-treating starts at noon.

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. on the 30th, so you can do your trick-or-treating in the daylight hours and a day early!

Upper Queen Anne Ave.
From McGraw St. to Galer St.
Seattle, Wa 98199
When: Oct. 30, 2015 from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

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photo: Natalia Dotto Photography

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

Admiral District
California Ave. S.W. & S.W. Admiral
Seattle, Wa 98116
When: Oct. 30, 2015 from 3 p.m.–6 p.m.

Trick-or-Treating in the Village – Magnolia
Starting at 4 p.m. the day before 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 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. 30, 2015 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

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. Once your little monsters are all sugared out, head over to the covered kids play area near Kid’s Club and let them burn off some Halloween energy.

University Village
2632 N.E. University Village St.
Seattle, Wa 98105
When: Oct. 31, 2015 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

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 to kiddos in costume and 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, 2015 from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

photo: Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce

photo: Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce

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. 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. 31, 2015 from noon–7 p.m.; trick-or-treating starts at 4 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 punkins (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 be sure to go on a spooktacular scavenger hunt. The best part? It’s free to enter the Museum!

Seattle Children’s Museum
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, Wa 98109
When: Oct. 31, 2015 from 4 p.m.– 8 p.m.

North of Seattle

Halloween Boo Bash – Northgate Mall
The Northgate Mall is inviting lil’ ghouls, goblins and boo’tiful princesses (ages 0-12) to come 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.

Northgate Mall
401 N.E. Northgate Way
Seattle, Wa 98125
When: Oct. 31, 2015 from 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

indoor trick-or-treating

photo: Kristina Moy

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 to lil’ ghouls and witches from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. (while supplies last). Psst! The businesses on Main St. in downtown Bothell will continue the trick-or-treating fun from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Country Village Shops
23718 Bothell Everett Hwy
Bothell, Wa 98021
When: Oct. 31, 2015 from 4 p.m.–6 p.m.

Halloween Trick-or-Treat Night – Edmonds 
There will be plenty of treats (and maybe a few tricks!) for costumed 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 on Snoqualmie Ridge
At this annul event, costumed kiddos will begin their spooktacular adventure at Sno Falls Credit Union where they will pick up their treat bag and passport. Visit participating businesses in your passport, located along the Ridge, 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 enjoy games, activities and bounce houses.

Snoqualmie Ridge – Sno Falls Credit Union to Snoqualmie Valley YMCA
9025 Meadowbrook Way S.E.
Snoqualmie, Wa 98065
When: Oct. 24, 2015 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Trick-or-Treat at The Landing – Renton
Wear your costume to The Landing and look for the participating merchants with balloon bouquets. After you collect your Halloween haul, get your picture taken with Seattle Seahawks’ BOOM. Pictures cost $2 and support the C.A.S.T. for Kids foundation.

The Landing in Renton
1215 N. Landing Way
Renton, Wa 98057
When: Oct. 31, 2015 from 4 p.m.–6 p.m.

Renton Landing

photo: Kristina Moy

Halloween Party & Trick ‘r Treat – Factoria
Put on your costume and head over to the Marketplace @ Factoria for a safe (and dry) trick-or-treating evening. In addition to collecting treats at participating businesses, kids can enjoy spooktacular music, games and prizes with Warm 106.9.

Marketplace @ Factoria
4055 Factoria Square Mall S.E.
Bellevue, Wa 98006
When: Oct. 31, 2015 from 3 p.m.–5 p.m.

Tricks & Treats – Redmond Town Center
Redmond Town Center will be getting in on the Halloween action this year. Starting at 2 p.m., lil’ ghosts and goblins can seek out Halloween treats from participating merchants. In addition to trick-or-treating, there will be games and prizes, a synthetic skating rink, a DJ playing your favorite Halloween jams and Halloween merchant specials.

Redmond Town Center
7525 166th Ave. N.E.
Redmond, Wa 98052
When: Oct. 31, 2015 from 2 p.m.-7 p.m.

rtc halloween

photo: Redmond Town Center Facebook page

South of Seattle

Westfield Family Spooktacular – Southcenter
Take your little monsters to Westfield Southcenter for a safe and dry Halloween evening. Kids 12 & under can trick-or-treat at participating businesses, while supplies last. No face masks or painted faces, please.

Westfield Southcenter
2800 Southcenter Mall
Seattle, Wa 98188
When: Oct. 31, 2015 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, everyone can get their pictures taken in the JCPenney Court from 4 p.m.-9 p.m.

Tacoma Mall
4502 S. Steele St.
Tacoma, Wa
When: Oct. 31, 2015 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

trick or treat kid

Trick-or-Treat So Others May Eat
Little ghouls will find lots of Halloween treats at The Outlet Collection on Halloween. 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 12 & under, while supplies last.

The Outlet Collection
1101 Outlet Collection Way
Auburn, Wa 98001
When: Oct. 31, 2015 from 5:30 p.m.–8 p.m.

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

— Kristina Moy

feature photo courtesy of Helen Walker Green