A guest post from Thyra Pearson McKelvie at Parents in Magnolia, Ballard & Queen Anne
Start off in The Village. From 4:00-6:00 they shut down all the main streets and all the stores open their doors to hand out candy to all the kids. It seems like every kid in the neighborhood goes to this event and it is really fun and packed. We usually head home after to eat dinner and then head out for Trick-or-Treating once it starts to get dark. Now if you don’t like crowds… don’t go to where I’m about to tell you. It is crazy, but so much fun. Well, I guess the Village is crazy too, but this is a different type of crazy. Head to Viewmont. The best area to trick-or-treat is on Viewmont between 42nd and Barrett. Park near Viewmont & Armour or one block off Viewmont. This neighborhood is great and almost all of the houses are decorated and fun for the kids. There is even a HAUNTED ALLEY (located at the cross street of Viewmont & Westmont). Seriously, it is scary and probably not good for the little kids. I drove by today and all the equipment trucks were unloading the props. Fog machines, lighting, sound, super scary monsters and goblins. Make sure you also catch some of the great houses on Armour, which is off Viewmont. Head East on Armour, then turn South on 39th to catch some other fun houses. The best decorated haunted house in the neighborhood is not anywhere near Viewmont. You can drive by and pull over to see it, but it is well worth it. My kids call it the “Eye House”. The kids LOVE it. Go at night to see the blinking/moving eye & all the other lighted special effects. View in the daylight to see all the pirates & tombstones in the yard.-2869 West Government Way.
Have a Safe & Happy Halloween!!!