A ghoulish figure beckons brave explorers into the depths of the Seattle Chocolate Factory.

Fri, Oct 15
Pasado’s Pumpkin Spooktacular
The region’s largest animal sanctuary, tucked into the foothills of the Cascades, invites you to bring pumpkins and carving scraps for the enjoyment of its hooved residents. A sanctuary tour offers the opportunity to educate children about the treatment of animals and sends them home with a bag of vegan treats. Pasado’s Safe Haven, $25

Oct 15–23
Hoot ‘N Howl
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park welcomes evening visitors for games, twilight forest walks, and the chance to catch a glimpse of the park’s nocturnal denizens. Candy included, naturally. Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, $14

Oct 21–31
Seattle Chocolate Haunted Factory Tour
After a mischievous spirit wreaks havoc on the factory, intrepid visitors must solve puzzles and follow clues in a quest to restore order and receive a mysterious reward (there’s no guessing what that might be). Seattle Chocolate, $10–12

Sun, Oct 24
Kent Station Haunted Boo-Levard
A block of fully outdoor trick or treating awaits in Kent, along with the Trunk or Treat decorated car show. The flashiest (or is it most frightful?) victor gets determined by trick-or-treaters themselves. Kent Station, Free

Sat, Oct 30
Trick or Treat Path in the Marina District
Businesses along Marina View Drive will be festooned with spooky decor and well-provisioned with candy for the early bird trick-or-treater—aka kids too young to stay up for the traditional late-night candy crawl. Destination Des Moines, Free

Sat, Oct 30
T'Challaween Costume Parade
Wending its way through the South End, the parade also includes no-touch trick-or-treating, live music, and a photo booth. Vendors comprising the South End Public Market display their wares, and a costume contest caps off the festivities.

"Bonus points for animal costumes", according to the zoo's website. 

Image: Dennis Dow


Oct 30 & 31
Pumpkin Bash and Trick or Treating at Woodland Park Zoo
Free with zoo admission, Pumpkin Bash largely consists of zoo staff treating the animals to a pumpkin to do with as they will–usually to the effect of destroying it with varying levels of enthusiasm. Trick-or-treat stations around the zoo also offer stickers and sweets. Bonus: One child under the age of 12 is admitted for free with an accompanying adult. Woodland Park Zoo, $17

Save your carving scraps to treat the critters at Pasado's Safe Haven.


Sun, Oct 31
Harvest Fest Trick or Treat
Bundle up your cutest ghouls, and get thee to West Seattle. Participating businesses in West Seattle Junction hand out treats, bolstered by candy stations placed periodically along California Avenue. West Seattle Junction, Free 

Sun, Oct 31
Museum of Fright
The Museum of Flight makes its annual autumnal pivot, hosting a ghoulish scavenger hunt, a Halloween-themed planetarium show, and ghost stories shared by virtual volunteers. Museum of Flight, $17-25 

Sun, Oct 31
Witches Tea
The Hotel Sorrento presents an enchanting high tea spread, including savory sandwiches and sweet baked goods, with costumes enthusiastically encouraged. A small bevy of cocktails are available in addition to a wide selection of teas. Hotel Sorrento, $78


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