Top 10 Places for Kids to Trick or Treat in Sacramento Area
October 3, 2018

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:

Trunk or Treat at Original Mike’s Diner

Trunk-N-Treat at Original Mike’s

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 | 5 – 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! 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

Top 10 Places for Kids to Trick or Treat in Sacramento Area
Trick-or-Treat in Historic Folsom

Trick-or-Treat in Historic Folsom

Saturday, October 27, 2018  | 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 contests will start promptly at 3pm and includes awards for best costume as well as best You & Your Pet costume contest! Kids seeking a extra fun can enjoy jump houses, games, prizes and more! Attendees should park in the lot at 905 Leidesdorff St. 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.

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Safe Trick-or-Treat Halloween Party, West Sacramento

Safe Trick-or-Treat Halloween Party

Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 4 – 6 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.

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Trick-or-Treat on the Sacramento River Train

Trick-or-Treat on the Sacramento River Train

Saturday, October 27 & Sunday, October 28, 2018 | 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 $51, children are $41, infants 2 and under are $15. For more information, visit the event website

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Boo at the Zoo, Sacramento

Boo at the Zoo

Saturday, October 27 & Sunday, October 28, 2018 | 11 am to 4 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.

Flick or Treat at Raley Field

Flick or Treat at Raley Field

Saturday, October 27, 2018  | 4:30 to 8 pm
Raley Field, 400 Ballpark Dr, West Sacramento

Bring the whole family to celebrate Halloween at the annual Flick-or-Treat extravaganza, held at Raley Field. Dress the kiddos up in their Halloween costumes for trick-or-treating, activities and contests! Plus, watch Coco on the videoboard from the outfield. Grab a blanket and your best costume for the best October night ever! Adult admission is $6, children are $4 (parking is free). For more information, visit the event website.

Trunk-or-Treat a the California Auto Museum

Trunk-or-Treat at the California Automobile Museum

Sunday, October 28, 2018 | 10 am – 3 pm
2200 Front St, Sacramento

Come on out on October 28th for a safe day of Trunk-or-Treating! Bring the kiddos in their costumes… for each paid adult two kids in costumes get in for free, each additional kid over 5 pay regular admission of $5 each. The event starts off with decorating Halloween themed bags for collecting all the candy.  After kids decorate and design their bags, they will set off on an adventure around the Museum stopping at different stations each with a character in costume handing out candy and sharing spooky stories.To learn more, visit the event website.

Trunk-or-Treat at the Rio Linda Community Center

Trunk-or-Treat at the Rio Linda Community Center

Friday, October 26, 2018 | 5:30 – 8 pm
810 Oak Lane, Rio Linda

It’s that time of year again, so get dressed in your Halloween costumes and enjoy this annual FREE Trunk-or-Treat event, hosted by the Rio Linda Elverta Recreation District. The event includes a haunted house, candy, face-painting, games, raffles and much more! To learn more, visit the event website.

 

Downtown Lincoln Trick or Treat and Costume Contest

Downtown Lincoln Trick or Treat and Costume Contest

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | 3 – 5 pm
Downtown Lincoln

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.

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Halloween Spooktacular at El Dorado Hills Town Center

Halloween Spooktacular at El Dorado Hills Town Center

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | 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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