We all know that Seattle weather can be iffy in October. And since we don’t want the cold weather and rain to put a damper on your festivities this year, we’ve compiled a list of 16 indoor Halloween events and trick-or-treating options happening on the days leading up to Halloween and on the 31st. So put away your umbrellas and rain coats, grab your candy buckets and read on for the easiest way to have a happy, safe (and dry!) Halloween.

 photo: Kristina Moy

1. Howl-O-Ween. Every night in October, little ghosts and goblins can hit the Trick-or-Treat Trail at Great Wolf Lodge. Starting at 6 p.m., costumed kiddos can pick up their goodie bags at the Howl-O-Ween House and collect ghostly treats throughout the hotel. In addition to trick-or-treating, kids can enjoy face painting, a spooktacular story time at the Great Clock Tower and a Monster Bash Dance Party (on Fridays and Saturdays). Psst! Book your stay midweek and avoid the crowds.

Great Wolf Lodge
20500 Old Highway 99 S.W.
Grand Mound, Wa 98531
360-273-7718

When: Oct. 1-31, 2017 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. dance party from 9 p.m.-10 p.m.
Cost: Free with stays from Oct. 1-31, 2017. Use promo code HOWL for special discounts.

2. Seattle Chocolates Haunted Factory Tour
If you’re looking for a super-sweet and kinda spooky Halloween activity, look no further than Seattle Chocolates. During this special Halloween-themed tour, you must decipher mysterious, chocolate-inspired riddles by discovering hidden symbols along the tour route. With the help of special hand-held UV lights, solve the mystery and find the treasure as you wander through the haunted factory after hours.

Seattle Chocolates Flagship Store
1180 Andover Park W.
Seattle, Wa 98188

When: Oct. 19-21 & 26-28, 2017 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Cost: $10/Adults; $5/Kids (8-12). Purchase tickets online to guarantee your tour time. 

3. Halloween on the Hill. At this annual Halloween extravaganza (formerly known as SpookFest), get your engines, err, pumpkins ready for The Annual Great SBCC Pumpkin Race (think Pinewood Derby with a Halloween twist!). Plus, enjoy a mini carnival with games, arts and crafts and treats, a Dessert Theater and a Haunted Movie. Psst! Older kids can experience a Zip Scare featuring a suspension bridge and three zip lines in the dark.

South Bellevue Community Center
14509 S.E. Newport Way
Bellevue, Wa 98006
425-452-4240

When: Oct. 28, 2017 from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Cost: Activity fees vary

4. 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 to guarantee your spot; this event always sells out!

North Kirkland Community Center
12421 103rd Ave. N.E.
Kirkland, Wa 98034
425-587-3350

When: Oct. 27, 2017 from 10 a.m.-noon
Cost: $12-$14

5. Halloween Fun at the Seattle Aquarium. Underwater pumpkin carving demonstrations? Check. Spooky Halloween activities and games? Check. Treats and games throughout the aquarium? Check. Do we really need to convince you more? This under the sea celebration of Halloween goes on all weekend too, so your kids can get even more mileage out of their costumes.

Seattle Aquarium
Pier 59 -1483 Alaskan Way
Seattle, Wa 98101
206-386-4300

When: Oct. 28-29, 2017 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Free with admission or membership

6. BAM-O-WEEN Take your costumed cuties to Bellevue Arts Museum for a super-fun afternoon filled with art projects, thrilling activities and artist demonstrations celebrating all things Halloween. Psst! Costumes are encouraged.

Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way N.E.
Bellevue, Wa 98004
425-519-0770

When: Oct. 28, 2017 from noon-4 p.m.
Cost: Free

7. Boo Bash at Hands On Children’s Museum
Calling all little ghosts and goblins! Put on your Halloween costume and enjoy a fun day of un-goulish, Halloween-inspired activities at the Hands On Children’s Museum. At this year’s awesome event, discover your favorite furry beasts and learn why these monsters have been misunderstood, look for Bigfoot, dissect a sea creature, experiment with robots, make an artful alien, build monster scarecrows in the garden, print a glow in the dark silkscreen and much more!

414 Jefferson St. N.E.
Olympia, Wa 98501
360-956-0818

When: Oct. 28, 2017 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Members Free (regular admission rates for non-members)

photo: Hands On Children’s Museum 

8. Springfree Trampoline Halloween Party. On the 29th, head over to the Springfree Trampoline store in Issaquah for lots of high-flying Halloween fun. Kids can nosh on light snacks and enjoy jumping on the World’s Smartest Trampolines and see snakes, iguanas and other creatures during a show with the Reptile Man. Leapin’ lizards!

Issaquah Springfree Store
1875 N.W. Poplar Way
Issaquah, Wa 98027
425-654-1306

Date: Oct. 29, 2017 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

9. The Museum of Fright. Ghosts, witches, and bats take to the skies at the Museum of Flight’s annual Halloween celebration. Make your very own ghostly creature that floats through the air and have lots of spooky fun in the Museum’s galleries. Plus, get festive with ghost stories, monster bowling, spooky flight simulator rides and test your mettle on the gross-o-meter in the mad science lab.

Museum of Flight
9404 E. Marginal Way S.
Seattle, Wa 98108
206-764-5720

When:  Oct. 29, 2017 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Cost: $5 to $10 (under 17 in costume Free)

museum of fright

photo: Kristina Moy

10. Halloween Spooktacular. Don your wildest, craziest or cutest costume and head to KidsQuest Children’s Museum for some hauntingly hands-on fun! Conduct science experiments in the spooky kooky laboratory, create eerie art and explore boo-rific dry ice bubbles! Pre-registration required.

KidsQuest Children’s Museum
1116 108th Ave. N.E.
Bellevue, Wa 98004

When: Oct. 30, 2017 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Cost: $11-$15 per person

11. Halloween Boo Bash. Little ghouls, goblins and boo’tiful princesses are going to have a frightfully good time at this annual Halloween bash at Northgate Mall. Come in costume and enjoy trick-or-treating, special treats and activities and celebrate Halloween with Disney’s Vampirina.

Northgate Mall
401 N.E. Northgate Way
Seattle, Wa 98125
206-362-4778

When: Oct. 31, 2017 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Cost: Free

12. Halloween Trick ‘r Treat Party. Put on your costume and head over to the Marketplace @ Factoria for this annual trick-or-treating event (now in it’s 8th year!). In addition to loads of goodies, there will be spooktacular music, games and prizes with Warm 106.9, plus trick-or-treating from select merchants.

Marketplace @ Factoria
4055 Factoria Square Mall S.E.
Bellevue, Wa 98006
425-641-8282

When:  Oct. 31, 2017 from 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Halloween trick or treat

photo: Kristina Moy

13. Redmond Town Center Tricks & Treats. Grab your little ghosts and goblins and fly over to RTC for this spooktacular Halloween event. In addition to trick-or-treating at select merchants marked with balloons on their door, there will be face painting, a photo both, Springfree Trampolines and Halloween merchant specials.

Redmond Town Center
7525 166th Ave. N.E.
Redmond, Wa 98052
425-869-2640

When: Oct. 31, 2017 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Cost: Free (costume photos $5)

14. Costume Carnival at the Museum. For a truly weatherproof night of trick-or-treating, head to the Seattle Children’s Museum where costumed kiddos (10 & under) can wander the halls in search of treat and special activities. From 4 p.m.-7 p.m., explore the Museum’s “Creepy Crawler Career Day” booths and enjoy hands-on STEM and cultural activities Then, from 7 p.m.-8 p.m., boogie down at SCM’s Monster Mash Disco featuring special guests!

Seattle Children’s Museum
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, Wa 98109
206-441-1768

When: Oct. 31, 2017 from 4 p.m.–8 p.m.
Cost: $5/person (members Free)

15. Kidx Witch Way to Candy Event. Calling all goblins, ghosts and creatures of the night! Creep, float or crawl over to this spooktacular Halloween event to enjoy spooky crafts and trick-or-treat for candy and Halloween goodies from participating merchants. Check in at Guest Services to enjoy all the Halloween activities 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).

The Outlet Collection
1101 Outlet Collection Way
Auburn, Wa 98001

When: Oct. 31, 2017 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. (crafts begin at 3 p.m.)
Cost: Free with a non-perishable food donation for the Auburn Food Bank

How do you plan to stay warm and dry this Halloween? Do you have a favorite indoor Halloween activity that isn’t on our list? Tell us about it in the comments below!

— Kristina Moy