It’s Halloween weekend (mixed feelings and all)! Whether you’re planning to trick-or-treat COVID-style—candy chutes and double-duty masks—or are sticking with inventive alternatives that still let your kiddo show off that costume they’re so proud of, we’ve got spooktacular activities to help round out the weekend. Here’s what’s brewing around Seattle…

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Motor through Halloween
If your cutie’s motto is “will drive for candy,” you’re in luck, because drive-thru trick-or-treating is all the rage this year. From Boocastle in Newcastle and a Drive-Thru Hullabaloo in Lynnwood to a Seattle drive-thru event and the Haunted Boo-Levard in Kent, we’ve got lots of spots kids can dress up and safely score candy. Psst… find more options here.

Celebrate the Day of the Dead
Dia de los Muertos is upon us, and families can celebrate virtually with Seattle Festal on Sunday or stop by Frelard Tamales on Saturday for sweet goodies that kids (and parents) will love.

Build a home haunt
Sure, you and your kiddo have built LEGO dream houses before, but have you ever built one for ghosts and goulies? Find out how at this class. Sat. Event details.

Pick up a craft kit
BAM-O-WEEN may be on hold this year, but you and your little pumpkins can still score a free craft kit you can do at home. Sat. Event details.

Make a splash
Work off that candy hangover (or your quarantine 15) at the pool. Mary Wayte (on Mercer) is now open for Family Swim with a reservation. Daily in October. Event details.

Explore all things Urban
Kirkland Urban that is. Whether you want to get a just-right pic of your Little, slurp noodles at the newly-opened Soi restaurant or read about a bear and a piano (on the go), you’ll find an afternoon’s worth of activities (and then some!) here.

Party like an animal
Discover how creatures of the night (think: bats, snakes and owls) thrive in darkness with the Point Defiance Zoo staff. Wear your costume and come with questions. Sat. Event details.

Make Halloween magical
Set aside an hour for Magic for Humans magician Justin Willman’s interactive and inventive show that mixes comedy and unexpected surprises. Sat. Event details.

—Allison Sutcliffe