Seattle kids will take their trick-or-treating rain or shine. And lucky for us, the Emerald City has plenty of safe (and dry) trick-or-treating spots for kids to seek out their Halloween haul. If you’re ready to start mapping out your family’s trick-or-treat route, scroll down for a list of our favorite places to fill those buckets and pillowcases with sweet treats.

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Seattle Neighborhoods

Since the 31st falls on a Thursday this year, many venues are getting in on the action early which means you can get some mileage out of those costumes!

Pumpkin Bash & Trick-or-Treating at 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.

When: Oct. 26-27, 2019 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Woodland Park Zoo
5500 Phinney Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
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Trick-or-Treat at Pacific Science Center
Celebrate Halloween and the spooky season with trick-or-treating at PacSci! Dress up in your fave Halloween costume and join other families for haunted live science shows, creepy hands-on activities and more. Psst! Be sure to stop by the scary science stations for candy, toys and other treats!

When: Oct. 26-27 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Oct. 31, 2019 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pacific Science Center
200 2nd Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
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Hilloween - Capitol Hill
Start with some musical performances and a 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!

When: Oct. 26, 2019 from noon–6 p.m.; trick-or-treating starts at 3 p.m.

Seattle Central College's Mitchell Activity Center & Broadway Ave.
1701 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
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West Seattle Junction Harvest Fest 
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 games and activities, hot cocoa and cider garden, pumpkin pie eating contest and free craft projects, too!

When: Oct. 27, 2019 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; trick-or-treating starts at noon

West Seattle Junction
S.W. Alaska St. & California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA 98116
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Trick-or-Treat on the Seattle Waterfront
Get a jump-start on your Halloween haul by taking your costumed cuties trick-or-treating along the Seattle waterfront. On Sun., Oct. 27., 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.

When: Oct 27, 2019 from noon–4 p.m.

Seattle Waterfront
Ferry Terminal at Pier 52 to Pier 66
Seattle, WA 98121
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Admiral District Trick-or-Treating - West Seattle
Get your trick-or-treating done in the daylight hours and the day before Halloween 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! Note: this event has been moved to the day prior to Halloween to make it easier for kids to participate who receive “early release” on Wednesday. 

When: Oct. 30, 2019 from 3 p.m.–6 p.m.

Admiral District
California Ave. S.W. & S.W. Admiral
Seattle, WA 98116
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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!

When: Oct. 31, 2019 from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

Upper Queen Anne Ave.
From McGraw St. to Galer St.
Seattle, WA 98199
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McGraw Trick-or-Treat - 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.

When: Oct. 31, 2019 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Magnolia Village
W. McGraw St.
Seattle, WA 98199
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Wallingford Center Trick-or-Treat
Put on your Halloween costume and boogie over to the Wallingford Center for indoor trick-or-treating and plenty of family fun. In addition to enjoying the spooky (but not scary) decorations, snap some pics at the two photo ops and don't forget a non-perishable food donation for the Annual Fall Food Drive benefiting Wallingford Family Works.

When: Oct. 31 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Wallingford Center
1815 N 45th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
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Halloween 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.

When: Oct. 31, 2019 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

University Village
2632 N.E. University Village St.
Seattle, WA 98105
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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.

When: Oct. 31, 2019 from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

Fremont Neighborhood
N. 34th St. to N. 46th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
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North of Seattle

Safe Halloween - Bothell
Costumed kiddos can have a fun and safe trick-or-treating experience this year at participating businesses along Main St. in downtown Bothell from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

When: Oct. 31, 2019 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Downtown Bothell Business District
Main Street
Bothell, WA 98021
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Halloween Trick-or-Treat - 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 catch the flash mob in front of the fountain at 6 p.m. and enter the costume contest. 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.

When: Oct. 31, 2019 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. (flash mob from 6 p.m.-6:15 p.m.)

Downtown Edmonds
Main St. & 5th Ave. N.
Edmonds, WA 98026
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Halloween Fun & Trick-or-Treating at Northgate Mall 
Come in costume to Northgate Mall for trick-or-treating, spooky family fun and activities based on Vampirina and your fave Disney Junior pals. Start at the South Shops by the Food Court and find tricks and treats on the way to the North Shops by the Play Area. Then, enjoy spooky music, fabulous face painting, creepy crafts, fun glitter tattoos and balloon art. Note: No toy weapons; masks on children 12 & under only; costumes may be worn only during event hours.

When: Oct. 31, 2019 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Northgate Mall
401 NE Northgate Way
Seattle, WA 98125
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Treats on Main Street - Mill Creek
Put on your Halloween costumes and boogie down to the Mill Creek Town Center to trick-or-treat at participating businesses. Town Center merchants will provide a safe and fun trick-or-treating experience for all.

When: Oct. 31, 2019 from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Mill Creek Town Center
15310 Main St.
Mill Creek, WA 98012
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Downtown Trick-or-Treat - Snohomish
Kids hoping to get their trick-or-treating started after school in the daylight hours can head to historic downtown Snohomish. Participating businesses will be handing out treats to little ghosts and goblins from 3 p.m.–5 p.m. on Halloween.

When: Oct. 31, 2019 from 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Historic Downtown Snohomish
1114 1st St.
Snohomish, WA 98290
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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 carnival games, decorate a pumpkin and play in the bounce houses!

When: Oct. 19, 2019 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Snoqualmie Ridge - Key Bank, Center Blvd. & YMCA
7917 Center Blvd S.E.
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
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Pee Wee Monster Bash - Kirkland
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. Preregister early (425-587-3336) to guarantee your spot; this event always sells out!

When: Oct. 25, 2019 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

North Kirkland Community Center
12421 103rd Ave. N.E.
Kirkland, WA 98034
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Halloween Spooktacular at The Landing - Renton
Wear your Halloween costume to The Landing and trick-or-treat at 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.

When: Oct. 27, 2019 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

The Landing in Renton
1215 N. Landing Way
Renton, WA 98057
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10th Annual 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 music, games and prizes with WARM 106.9.  

When: Oct. 31, 2019 from 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Marketplace @ Factoria
4055 Factoria Square Mall S.E.
Bellevue, WA 98006
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Halloween Family Fun Fest
Rain or shine, you and your little ghosts and goblins will stay warm and dry trick-or-treating inside Bellevue Square. Select retailers will be ready  with candy beginning at 5 p.m. After you fill your treat buckets, be sure to enjoy the live musical performances in Center Court, mad science booth on Level 2 and "Take Your Own Photo” booths and balloon tying throughout the shopping center.

When: Oct. 31, 2019 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Bellevue Square
575 Bellevue Square
Bellevue, WA 98004
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Mall-O-Ween - Crossroads
Don your Halloween costumes 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 a spooktacular music performance by Planet Fly at 6 p.m.

When: Oct. 31, 2019 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

Crossroads Bellevue
15600 N.E. 8th St.
Bellevue, WA 98008
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Trick-Or-Treat Street - North Bend
Begin your Halloween adventure by trick-or-treating with participating businesses in downtown North Bend. Collect treats, listen to live music by Jayleigh Ann and the Lost Boys and take boo-tiful photo ops with local merchants. Psst! Many businesses (over 30) in the historic district of North Bend, along North Bend Way, will be participating in this annual community event as well as nearby surrounding streets.

When: Oct. 31, 2019 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

Downtown North Bend
North Bend Way
North Bend, WA 98045
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Halloween Party & Merchant Trick & Treat - Redmond
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 photo ops in the photo booth, a Springfree trampoline to work off the sugar rush, face painting and Halloween merchant specials.

When: Oct. 31, 2019 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Redmond Town Center
7525 166th Ave. N.E.
Redmond, WA 98052
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South of Seattle

Pacific Raceways Trunk-or-Treat
Pacific Raceways in Kent is your go-to spot for trunk-or-treating fun. In addition to decorated cars from a variety of local businesses, car clubs, racers and even a few schools, there will be a free photo booth and games. Psst! There will even be a tow truck, fire truck and multiple police cars on site and decked out, too!

When: Oct. 27, 2019 from noon-3 p.m.

Pacific Raceways
31001 144th Ave. S.E.
Kent, WA 98042
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Halloween Trick-or-Treating & Costume Contest - Kent
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).

When: Oct. 31, 2019 from 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Kent Station
417 Ramsay Way
Kent, WA 98032
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Downtown Trick-or-Treat - Auburn
Mark your calendars for the return of Auburn’s annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat event! Visit downtown Auburn merchants and trick-or-treat for candy and other Halloween treats, enjoy tunes provided by DJ Ozz and participate in the costume contest. There will also be face painting by the Auburn High School Key Club; birds of prey from the Southeastern Raptor Center; police vehicles and a fire truck on display from the Auburn Public Safety; and more. Psst! Don't miss the special appearance by everyone’s favorite tiger, Aubie, at 6:30 p.m. Note: Downtown streets will close for this event at 5:15 p.m.

When: Oct. 31, 2019 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Downtown Auburn
E. Main St.
Auburn, WA 98002
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Candy Crawl Trick-or-Treat - Auburn
Families in the South Sound should carve out time for some spooky (safe) fun at The Outlet Collection in Auburn. Creep, float or crawl over to this fun event and enjoy trick-or-treating for candy and Halloween goodies from participating merchants. Psst! Check in near Spirit Halloween (inside the mall) for your treat bag and map!

When: Oct. 31, 2019 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

The Outlet Collection
1101 Outlet Collection Way
Auburn, WA 98001
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Des Moines Trick-or-Treat Path & Halloween Carnival
Families living in the South Sound can enjoy a safe and entertaining evening along the Trick-or-Treat path in downtown Des Moines. Starting at 3 p.m., little ghosts and goblins are invited to collect treats from local businesses along Marine View Drive and 7th Ave. South. Psst! Be sure to pick up a Stamp Card from one of the volunteers or participating businesses–15 stamps earns $1 off of admission to the Halloween Carnival, a frightfully fun event which will take place at the Des Moines Field House from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. and include a host of skill-challenging games.

When: Oct. 31, 2019 from 3 p.m.-6 p.m.

Downtown Des Moines
Marine View Dr. S. & 7th Ave. S.
Des Moines, WA 98198
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Have a happy and safe Halloween from all of us at Red Tricycle!

—Kristina Moy

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