Halloween Happenings

As the recent fog in Seattle is setting the eery scene for Halloween, I thought it time to  share possible ways to join in the spirit:

Old Fashioned Train Ride

Saturday Oct. 26th & Sunday Oct. 27th

Northwest Railway Museum, Snolqualmie

Take a ride on a historic train that rambles past the ever-changing fall colors and possibly catch a glimpse of Snolquamie Falls during your ride! Activities occurring at the Snolquamie Depot include watching an old-fashioned cider press demonstration, enjoying Depot and train decorations, and sipping warm apple cider.

Prices range from $10/kids to $15/adults (Under 2 are free!)  $2 DISCOUNT FOR WEARING COSTUMES! Check below link for departure times.


Hilloween on Capitol Hill

Saturday, Oct. 26th only

Cal Anderson Park (1635 11th Ave)

Starts at noon

Seattle’s favorite FREE urban Halloween event returns and it’s sure to delight kids of all ages.  Mini-firefighters, tiny princesses, and itty-bitty zombies alike will be tricked and treated to music, candy and plenty of fun age-appropriate activities.  The festivities will include musical performances by Caspar Babypants, Recess Monkey, and the musical stylings of DJ LA Kendall.  Enjoy an unforgettable show from Fonsi the Performing Dog, listen to a spooky story under the Halloween tree, and watch the ultimate Halloween Marching Band Costume Parade- and of course, there will be plenty of trick or treating on Broadway from local merchants.


“Tricked Out” Block Party

October 31st after sun sets

Capitol Hill neighborhood near 15th Ave business district

There are a few neighborhoods in Seattle who put on quite a display in terms of decorating and HAUNTING their homes. One of the best is on Capitol Hill where they actually close the streets and turn Halloween into a block party for all who love the spirit it invokes. Expect everything from dancing to Michael Jackson’s Thriller in the street to seeing black and white classic horror films playing on the side of a house. It has even been rumored that new home owners on these blocks have to agree to participate in the festivities when they move onto the block!

The “block” consists of 16th Ave E to the west, 18th Ave E to the east, E Highland Dr to the north, and E Mercer St to the south. Definitely bus or cab it if you are able as parking can be a challenge. Dogs and strollers are definitely welcome to this FREE party!


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