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Best Alternatives To Trick-Or-Treating In Your Neighborhood In Seattle

October 26, 2012 6:00 AM

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halloween Best Alternatives To Trick Or Treating In Your Neighborhood In Seattle

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Gather up all your little zombies, princesses, monkeys and super heroes for a kid-friendly, safe Halloween experience. Replace door-to-door trick-or-treating with these local, fun alternatives that only require a costume and goody bag. With Oct. 31 falling on a Wednesday this year, kids may double their fun by attending one of the Saturday activities and still enjoy another event on Halloween evening.

Pixar themed Halloween fun
Factoria Square
4055 Factoria Mall SE
Bellevue, WA 98006
(425) 641-8282
www.marketplaceatfactoria.com/ 

Hours: Oct. 27 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Price: free

Dress the kids in their costumes and celebrate a pre-Halloween event Disney style. Following a Pixar theme, the Square will offer an assortment of Halloween excitement for all ages. Join Radio Disney at the marketplace in the south concourse for music, themed games, live entertainment, music and yummy treats. Kiddos 12 and younger may add to their treat bags by trick-or-treating at the marked participating mall merchants.

LeMay Trunk-or-Treat
LeMay Family Collection Foundation
Marymount Event Center
325 152nd St. E
Tacoma, WA 98445
(253) 272-2336
lemaymarymount.org

Hours: Oct. 27 – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Price: free

The LeMay trunk-or-treat provides a unique environment for a safe afternoon of Halloween fun. Costumed kids of all ages will go from decorated trunk to trunk to get their tasty treats. There will be a costume contest with special prizes for the best car-related costumes. Individuals and groups will deck out their vehicles Halloween style as they vie for best decorated trunk prizes. This event is for kids that are accompanied by adults only.

Westfield Southcenter Halloween
2800 Southcenter Mall
Seattle WA 98188
(206) 246-7400
www.westfield.com/

Hours: Oct. 27 – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Price: free

Calling all fairies and Lady Gagas to Southcenter’s Halloween costume contest in the Macys Court area. Registration begins at 1 p.m, ages 3 and younger will be judged at 3 p.m., ages 4 to 7 at 3 p.m. and ages 8 to 12 at 4 p.m. Prizes will be awarded and all contestants will get get treats. Bring canned food to donate to the Emergency Feeding Program of King County at the registration booth. Southcenter Mall is open for trick-or-treating on Halloween night as well, see more information below.

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Country Village Bothell Halloween
23718 Bothell Everett Highway
Bothell, WA 98021
(425) 483-2250
countryvillage.com

Hours: Oct. 31 – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Price: free

All kids (younger than 12) are invited to put on their Halloween costume and go trick-or-treating at the many Country Village shops. They may also get their faces painted, do Halloween-themed crafts and ride The Iron Horse Railway, which is always great fun. The whole family may enjoy the wandering around the village amidst the jack-o-lanterns. If dad forgets the camera, there will be professional photos available for a fee.

Bellevue Square Halloween fun
575 Bellevue Square
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 454-8096
www.bellevuecollection.com

Hours: Oct. 31 – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Price: free

Dress up the kids and head over to Bellevue Square for a silly, not-too-scary Halloween event. Little fireman and rock stars may enjoy making crafts, getting balloon animals made and watching the live entertainment. Clowns will be around to keep the fun going as the younget than 12 crowd goes trick-or-treating at the mall’s participating merchants. Kids of all ages will want to check out the cool mad science booth and pose there for photos with mom’s camera. No toy weapons will be allowed and only pre-teens will be allowed to wear a mask or face paint inside the mall.

Halloween Festival
Commons Mall
1928 S. Commons
Federal Way, WA 98003
(253) 839-6156
www.tcafw.com/ 

Hours: Oct. 31 – 4 p.m.to 5:30 p.m.
Price: free

Calling all Batmans, ghosts and firemen for a fun-filled early evening Halloween activity that ends with plenty of time to get the little ones calmed back down before bedtime. Kiddos 12 and younger may take part in Halloween games and activities in which they may earn prizes. Then take them around the mall where they can go trick-or-treating at the different stores. While costumes are encouraged, no masks or toy weapons will be allowed inside the mall.

Trick or Treat at Northgate
Northgate Mall
401 N.E. Northgate Way
Seattle, WA 98125
www.simon.com

Hours: Oct. 31 – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Price: free

A fun, safe and dry Halloween choice is Northgate Mall in Seattle. All of the participating stores will hand out surprises to costumed kids 12 and younger as they trick-or-treat throughout the mall. Be sure to bring a camera and take advantage of the elaborate Halloween scene to get some great shots for grandma or to share with friends on Facebook. Costumes are permitted only during the event hours with no toy weapons of any kind allowed. Don’t forget to stop by Sees candy shop for an extra yummy treats.

Westfield Southcenter Halloween
2800 Southcenter Mall
Seattle, WA 98188
(206) 246-7400
www.westfield.com/

Hours: Oct. 31 – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Price: free

Enjoy Halloween activities and store trick-or-treating at the mall merchants for children 12 and younger that are accompanied by an adult. The mall requests children wear appropriate, non-violent costumes that do not contain any weapon-like accessories. Don’t miss Southcenter’s Halloween costume contest on Saturday either.

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Kristy Stevens-Young is a freelance writer in Seattle. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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