Top 10 Places for Kids to Trick or Treat in Sacramento Area
October 13, 2017

Top 10 Places for Kids to Trick or Treat in Sacramento: It’s no secret that kids love Halloween. The magic of dressing up and setting out on a candy-collecting adventure is enough to make any child squeal with delight. But for many parents, the thought of chasing their little ghosts and goblins around the neighborhood isn’t something to which they look forward.

The good news is that Sacramento is home to many wonderful alternatives to traditional trick-or-treating… this year, skip the neighborhood chaos and head to one of these safe trick or treating events instead. We’ve put together our picks for the Top 10 Places for Kids to Trick or Treat in Sacramento:

Trick or Treat in Elk Grove
Trunk-N-Treat at Original Mike’s, Elk Grove

Trunk-N-Treat at Original Mike’s

Tuesday, October 24 | 6 – 8 PM
Original Mike’s, 9139 East Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove

Bring your costumed trick-or-treaters to the Original Mike’s Diner parking lot for a night of family fun and safe trick-or-treating with the Motley Kruisers! This festive event features Halloween music and cool classic cars tricked out in Halloween themes. After the event, attendees are encouraged to stick around to enjoy a burger or a shake with their little ones at Original Mike’s. To learn more, visit the event Facebook page

Trick or Treat in Folsom
Trick-or-Treat in Historic Folsom

Trick-or-Treat in Historic Folsom

Saturday, October 28 | 1 – 4 PM
Historic Folsom District, 915 Sutter Street, Folsom

This family event includes trick-or-treating at participating Historic Folsom merchants followed by performances at the Sutter Street Amphitheater. The event’s costume contest will start promptly at 3pm. Kids seeking adventure can enjoy a rock wall, an obstacle course and jump house in the parking lot at the corner of Sutter and Wool streets. This event is one of our Top 10 Places for Kids to Trick or Treat in Sacramento. To learn more about the festivities, visit the event website.

Tick or Treat West Sacramento
Safe Trick-or-Treat Halloween Party, West Sacramento

Safe Trick-or-Treat Halloween Party

Saturday, October 28 | 3 – 5 PM
West Sacramento Recreation Center, 2801 Jefferson Blvd, West Sacramento

West Sacramento’s Safe Trick-or-Treat Halloween Party offers a scary good time for your little ghosts and goblins on Halloween! Mark your calendars for the West Sacramento Recreation Center’s Safe Trick-or-Treat event… participants will enjoy trick-or-treating, carnival games and fun prizes. The event is free with the donation of one canned food item per child. To learn more, visit the event website.

Tick or Treat Sacramento
Trick-or-Treat on the Sacramento River Train

Trick-or-Treat on the Sacramento River Train

Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29 | 12 – 2:30 pm
Sacramento River Train, 400 N Harbor Blvd, West Sacramento

Halloween is a time of year that everyone enjoys. This year, grab the family and ride the Trick or Treat Train! Everyone’s encouraged to dress as their favorite ghost, ghoul, princess or super hero as they climb aboard for a train ride to Elkhorn park. Kids will enjoy trick-or-treating as well as other kid-friendly Halloween activities. The train will have concessions available for sale, such as chips, candy, bottled water and soda. Adult coach seating is $41, children are $31, infants 2 and under are $10. For more information, visit the event website

Tick or Treat Sacramento
Boo at the Zoo, Sacramento

Boo at the Zoo

Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29 | 11 am to 5 pm
Sacramento Zoo, 3930 W Land Park Drive, Sacramento

Get out those costumes, grab a trick or treat bag and head over to the Sacramento Zoo for their annual Boo at the Zoo event where attendees can enjoy trick-or-treating throughout the entire zoo, stopping at 15 different candy stations! The event offers face painting, festive games, themed stage performances, magic shows by Trevor the Magician, zoo-keeper chats and animal enrichments. Top off a perfect event with a ride on the spooky zoo train or the creepy carousel. Event pricing starts at $13 (children age two and under are free). To learn more, visit the event website.

Trick or Treat Sacramento
Funderland Spooktacular Halloween

Spooktacular Halloween

Saturday, October 28 & Sunday, October 29 | 10 am to 5 pm
Funderland Amusement Park, 1350 17th Ave, Sacramento

This thrilling annual event is a family favorite for many. Attendees can participate in costume contests, take part in trick-or-treating ($3.50 per person), challenge themselves to the hay maze, participate in free crafts, meet superheroes, and enjoy vendor exhibits. For more information, visit the event website.

Trick or Treat Sacramento
Trunk-or-Treat at the California Automobile Museum, Sacramento

Trunk-or-Treat at the California Automobile Museum

Sunday, October 29 | 10 am – 2 pm
2200 Front St, Sacramento

Join Halloween enthusiasts for mildly spooky family fun on October 29! The museum will have several of their cars on display with their trunks open and filled with treats! In addition, kids can decorate their own treat bags, enjoy story time, peek into a real live hearse, enjoy fun photo opportunities and participate in Halloween crafts. Kids in costume are admitted free of charge (2 kids with each paid adult admission) and all Trunk-or-Treat activities are also free. To learn more, visit the event website.

Trick or Treat Citrus Heights
Trick-or-Treat at the Sunrise Mall, Citrus Heights

Trick-or-Treat at the Sunrise Mall

Tuesday, October 31 | 5 – 7 pm
6041 Sunrise Mall, Citrus Heights

This annual Halloween Trick or Treat event is a kid-favorite and an excellent alternative to traditional trick-or-treating. Participants pick up a treat bag near Macy’s Women’s Store, then enjoy candy stations, fun games and photos in the JC Penney Court. There will be strolling costumed characters as well as a candy station sponsored by the Bayside Church of Citrus Heights. The Citrus Heights Police Department will also be handing out candy. The event is intended for participants age 12 years or younger. To learn more, visit the event website.

 

Trick or Treat in Lincoln Halloween
Downtown Lincoln Trick-or-Treat and Costume Contest

Downtown Lincoln Trick or Treat and Costume Contest

Tuesday, October 31 | 3 – 5 pm
5th Street, Lincoln, California 95648

This fun event includes trick-or-treating at participating downtown Lincoln businesses between 3 and 5 pm. The event will also include a Halloween costume contest, to be held at Beermann Plaza. Trick-or-treating and costume contest is intended for participants age 15 and under. Admission is free. For more information, visit the event website.

Trick or Treat El Dorado Hills
Halloween Spooktacular at El Dorado Hills Town Center

Halloween Spooktacular at El Dorado Hills Town Center

Tuesday, October 31 | 3 – 6 pm
4364 Town Center Blvd, El Dorado Hills

The Halloween Spooktacular at El Dorado Hills Town Center features trick-or-treating at select Town Center businesses as well as a costume contest for kids and dogs. The costume contest takes place in the Steven Young Amphitheater with categories for Most Creative, Hero/Villain or Princess, Cutest, Scariest and Best Groups. This event is one of our Top 10 Places for Kids to Trick or Treat in Sacramento. For additional information, visit the event website.

Top 10 Places for Kids to Trick or Treat in Sacramento area

If the thought of chasing your little ghosts and goblins around the neighborhood isn’t something you’re excited about, we hope that one of these Top 10 Places for Kids to Trick or Treat in Sacramento will offer you and your family a safe, fun alternative to traditional trick-or-treating this Halloween.

More things to do in Sacramento with Kids…

Looking for more things to do with kids in Sacramento? Sacramento offers countless opportunities for fun! Check out our list of things to do in Sacramento, or browse Places to Go section.


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Michele is a freelance writer based in Sacramento county. She lives in Elk Grove with her husband, two children and four cats. Michele is proud of her role as a working mother and maintains a full-time career. Writing is one of Michele’s passions and she aims to share her unique perspective on parenting through the written word.

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