For some people, trick-or-treating never gets old. They’ll go out in costumes and steal candy from more deserving children ’til the cows come home. However, most of us feel differently about asking strangers for food after we turn 15.
The only problem is, not all of us want to give up Halloween entirely—we have our entire adulthood to hand out candy and coo at the same stupid children’s costume over and over again. (Every year I swear I see at least 30 miniature teenage mutant ninja turtles running around my neighborhood, and at least twice as many firemen. Who are they kidding? It would take every single one of those tiny firefighters to hold up one hose). So here’s a solution: go to these spooktacular events happening around Seattle!
October 22 – Nov 19 (8:30 p.m. on Thursdays)
Your very own Halloween-related suggestions become improv at “Campfire: Improvised Ghost Stories” by Unexpected Productions at Pike Place Market.
Ride the decorated steam-powered Halloween Train that runs 4-times daily between Snoqualmie and North Bend, and enjoy hot apple cider while you’re at it.
Carnevolar VI: The Funeral
October 29 (Also open on the 30th and 31st to people 21+)
Watch “nightmarish aerial acts to live music”. Costumes are more than welcome.
KUBE 93FM Haunted House
October 26 – November 1
Meant for everyone older than 12. Be sure to get there early as lines are a pain, but not so early that you can’t enjoy the dark of the night.
Psycho with the Symphony
October 31, 2015 8 p.m.
See Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho on the big screen while Seattle Symphony joins in with the eerie soundtrack at Benaroya Hall. Discounted tickets are $26.
Run Scared Race
October 31, 2015 10 a.m.
Traverse the perimeter of Seward Park in costume at “Run Scared”, which includes a 4K and a 5K for kids and a costume contest for both people and their dogs.
Halloween at Wild Waves
October 30 – 31, 2015
“Fright Fest” offers entertainment, rides in the dark, haunted houses, and “Booville” for kids at wild waves.
So that concludes our freaky list of things to do if you’re over the socially-acceptable trick-or-treating age. However, if you’re still in denial, by all means: keep doing you.
Featured Photo: Some spook-tacular scares outside of Seattle’s homes. Photo by Allison Bullard