Seattle is one of the best places to spend the Halloween, not only because the people are lively and the weather favorable around the October, but also the wide range of events and other offerings. There’s trick-or-treating for kids and fun-filled community fairs to spooky adult haunted houses and everything in between. If you happen to be in Seattle this Halloween, here are some of the top things to do for Halloween.
Georgetown Morgue Haunted House
The Georgetown Morgue Haunted House in Seattle is the most popular haunted attraction for Halloween. They usually run on Friday and Saturday nights in months preceding Halloween and beginning at 7 PM throughout October. If you are looking for the spookiest gathering of people in Seattle, this is the time to check out their schedule.
Spooked in Seattle Ghost Tours
Are you brave enough to go on one of the top 15 ghost tours in the nation? Founded by the oldest paranormal investigation group in Seattle, Spooked in Seattle Ghost Tours tells actual stories from their investigations. They are located at 102 Cherry Street in the 98104 zip code area. They open each day at 4 PM. Tour options include University Heights Ghost Hunt, USS Turner Joy Ghost Hunt, How to Murder History Tour, Pioneer Square Haunted Pub Tour, and Pioneer Square Ghost Tour.
If you don’t mind traveling about 35 miles to experience the scare of your life, you may want to visit Frighthouse Station located at 2501 East G Street in Tacoma. Previously known as Pierce County Asylum, this creepy haunted attraction manages two unique haunted houses in October. You’ll have a chance to visit Shadows and The Redemption. What makes this place so scary? Besides the ghouls and ghosts out to get you, you’ll experience the ultra-creepy atmosphere that comes from the bunker that used to be a real morgue.
Trick-or-Treat in Wallingford
Wallingford is a friendly residential neighborhood in north Seattle that sits above Lake Union. During Halloween, its diverse restaurants, casual pubs, and businesses open their doors for trick-or-treaters. If you are looking to gather a truck load of candy, this is the place to be. Take the opportunity to explore the commercial strip built on an old industrial site along the lake, the zoo boos, and the popular landmark The Wallingford Center.
Trick-or-Treat in Ballard
For the past couple of years, the community of Ballard has held a communal trick-or-treating event in the late afternoon during Halloween. The action starts at Ballard Avenue and Market Street, and some other locations including local spots like the Woodland Park Community Church and Loyal Heights Community Center. This is a great time to get out and meet other people in the Seattle area. The trick-or-treating festivities often go through the Tractor Tavern and Fremont Studios for adults and Queen Anne neighborhood for kids.
Trick-or-Treat in Capitol Hill
The clubs of Capitol Hill offer a ton of fun activities for all ages during the day and for adults when the sun sets. It has become a tradition for families and especially kids to take part in morning parades and later trick-or-treating at the Volunteer Park and Capitol Hill businesses. Capitol Hill is a lively place to be during Halloween because the neighborhoods in its proximity, including Roosevelt, Ravenna, Magnolia, and the University District, all join in to make the night an adventure for everyone.
Woodland Park Zoo
Located at 5500 Phinney Avenue in the 98103 zip code area, The Woodland Park Zoo celebrates Halloween with the Pumpkin Bash that is held on October 27th and 28th. There will be pumpkins available, trick-or-treating for children and plenty of fun as you watch the animals smash and eat pumpkins. You can experience the fun of this event with your admission fee to the zoo. If your child wears a costume, they can get an admission to the zoo for free. (12 and under, one child free with paid adult)
Seattle Chocolate Haunted Factory Tour
The Seattle Chocolate Haunted Factory Tour is a fun annual event that you won’t want to miss if mystical magic mirrors, scary characters, and haunting spirits delight you. Seattle Chocolates have not yet released a schedule for this year’s Halloween but if history is anything to go by, expect two weekend openings of classic haunted tours. The Haunted factory is located at 1180 Andover Park W. in the 98188 zip code area.
Seattle Escape Games
Located at 5005 Ohio Avenue in the 98134 zip code area, Seattle Escape Games provides plenty of mysterious adventure all year long. What could be more fun than an interactive, spooky challenge like this at Halloween? Themes include Cell Block 12, The Georgetown Morgue, and The Bank Job. You have an hour to escape. Think you can make it?
The month of October is full of fun, spooky, and mysterious events throughout the Seattle area. No matter what you choose to do this month, be careful and have fun!