How to Have a Safe (and Spooky) Halloween This Year in Seattle
Halloween isn't canceled.
Eight months into a global pandemic, your Halloween plans may not look like they usually do -- but don’t let that stop you from getting seriously scared (and, hopefully, picking up some treats in the process). There’s plenty of frightful, fun, and socially distant festivities to go around; just take your pick, throw on your best costume, and get freaky, Seattle.
Stella at Hotel Sorrento
Put on your best graveyard costume for a themed, three-course prix fixe menu at Stella this Friday night. Spooky surprises (and Zombie punch) await.
The Mountaineering Club
The chic (albeit scary) way to do Halloween this year: grab a reservation at the Mountaineering Club, BYOB (bring your own blanket), and cozy up around the campfire for some ghost stories and sweet treats. At this indoor-outdoor rooftop bar, you’ll also get a spectacular view of Saturday’s blue moon.
5000 E Marginal Way S
If you’ve lived in Seattle long enough you’ve probably been to the Georgetown Morgue -- meaning that you’ve probably been absolutely terrified. This year, they’ve implemented coronavirus-related safety measures like timed and self-guided tours, so buy your ticket in advance and prepare to be scared.
Trick-or-treating may be cancelled this year, but there’s still plenty of candy (and cavities) to be had around town. Get dressed up for this drive-through event and score some loot -- then, enter the costume contest for a chance to win a $100 giftcard to Westfield Southcenter.
Dog Yard Bar
ICYMI, dogs love Halloween too. Dog Yard Bar has appropriately christened this event Barktoberfest: Bone To Be Wild. Each ticket admits one dog and up to three humans; dress up your furry pal for a chance to win a slew of prizes (there will also be cider and treats for the human attendees).
Vasa Park Resort
What better way to spend the holiday than with your favorite furry relative? This Halloween, grab tickets to a drive-in showing of The Addams Family at Vasa Park Resort. Film begins at dusk.
Cost: $25 suggested donation
The Lumber Yard Bar
For a private DJ and COVID-friendly costume contest (yes, your mask will be judged as part of your outfit), look no further than the Lumber Yard Bar. Expect treats, booze, and lots of socially distant dancing.
The “medieval horror fantasy” of your dreams… or, more likely, your nightmares. Check out this mile-long trail through Grand Farms that will “transport you to a horrific and terrifying realm.” FYI, COVID-related safety measures are in place, including timed tickets and limited party sizes.
Mask up and be prepared to get sugared up. This year, Craven Farm is hosting a free, socially-distant trick-or-treat fest for the whole family. Reservations are required due to limited parking; grab a spot in the link above.
540 W Sunset Way
Join Issaquah History Museum’s director Erica Maniez this Saturday for a spooky tour of the Hillside Cemetery, where almost 4,000 Washingtonians are buried. Expect stories of past Issaquah residents, an overview of what life was like in the early 1900s for these folks, and more.
Art Saves Me
This is the part-haunted-house, part-art-exhibit you don’t want to miss. Check out work by the likes of Seattle Design Nerds, Totally Legit, Simon Shaw, and more, that “bring our worst nightmare to life in the context of the current nightmare of 2020.”
In lieu of their annual ER Costume Crawl, the team at Vito’s is hosting a COVID-friendly costume contest this year, sans contestants. That’s right -- entrants made the costumes, Vito’s is staging them, and now you get to vote on who [didn’t] wear it best. Winner scores a $500 grand prize.
Sign up to strut your stuff around Snohomish (or, really, wherever you are) from now until October 31. All proceeds (and food donations) will benefit the Snohomish Food Bank.
Your favorite Capitol Hill bar is getting extra spooky this season with all of the things that make Halloween the best holiday: themed booze, a costume contest, and a 13-day movie marathon.
West Seattle Junction
Though Harvest Fest looks a little different this year, there’s still a seemingly endless list of activities in store, including a scavenger hunt, cocoa and cider trail, pumpkin walk, and book exchange. Check out the full lineup and start planning your West Seattle weekend via the link above.
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