Where to Stay Warm and Dry for Halloween

A few years ago my younger son wore a thick, furry bear costume for Halloween. He was the envy of our group, because he was the only warm trick-or-treater among us—the rest of us, more lightly clothed, kept our heads down against the cold wind and sleety rain.

In hindsight, indoor trick-or-treating would have been a wise choice that year.

It’s hard to predict what the temperature and precipitation will be like on Halloween, especially in weather-erratic West Michigan! If you’re wondering whether your child’s costume will be warm enough this year (or perhaps too warm—who can tell?) or whether the rain will wash away your hopes for a fun Halloween, consider some of the following choices as alternatives to traditional outdoor trick-or-treating around the neighborhood.

Looking for more ideas for Grand Rapids Halloween fun? Check out our ultimate Halloween guide for festivals, trunk or treats and more.


Give Kids the Halloween Thrill, Without the Chills!

Tuesday October 30, 2018

RJ Kroc's Mini Mash at the GR Kroc Center

Location: Salvation Army Kroc Center – 2500 S. Division Grand Rapids
Dress up your toddler for a special miniature version of our 'Monster Mash' Halloween event. Special activities will include trick-or-treeing around the Kroc Center, craft and snack. This event is appropriate for children ages 2-4.
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Annual Haunting at Heather Hills

Location: The Village of Heather Hills – 1055 Forest Hill Ave SE Grand Rapids
Join us for our 5th annual Haunting at Heather Hills. We'll have food, live entertainment, games, prizes, photobooth and of course, TRICK OR TREATING! The cost is $10 per FAMILY, with all proceeds going to Spectrum Health Hospice for the Kids Bereavement Program. Tickets are limited, so get yours today [...]
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday October 31, 2018

Trick-or-Treat at the Michigan Maritime Museum

Location: Michigan Maritime Museum – 260 Dyckman Avenue South Haven
Join us at the Michigan Maritime Museum for a FREE Trick-or-Treating event for kids toddler to 10 years old. Children must come in costume and be accompanied by an adult. Collect candy at different stations around the Museum!  Non-food treats are available at each station upon request.
Time: 12:00 am

Indoor Trick or Treat at MediLodge of Holland

Location: MediLodge of Holland – 1221 E. 16th Street Holland
Join us at MediLodge of Holland for our Indoor Trick or Treating Event! Come in from the cold and enjoy this spook-free, kid friendly event. Location: 1221 E 16th Street Holland, MI 49423 Have questions and/or want more information? Call us at: 616.396.7095
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Trick or Treat at Woodland Mall

Location: Woodland Mall – 3195 28th St SE Kentwood
BOO at WOO! Woodland Mall will be hosting the annual Trick-or-Treat event on Halloween night. Beginning at 4:00pm, retailers and merchants in Woodland Mall will be handing out popcorn, candy, temporary tattoos & other cool stuff - until supplies last. Celebration Cinema Woodland will be showing Hotel Transylvania 3! Free for children 12 and under [...]
Time: 4:00 pm

Family Fun Night at Oakfield Baptist Church

Location: Oakfield Baptist Church – 11128 14 Mile Road NE Rockford
Indoor Trick or Treating and Hayride
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Avengers Halloween at Peace Church In Middleville

Location: Peace Church – 6950 Cherry Valley Rd Middleville
Join us on Halloween for an all-church outreach event! We’ll have inflatables, donuts, and cider, apple bobbing, indoor trick-or-treating, and games. Come with your families and dress as your favorite superheroes or other family-friendly costumes. Location: Peace Church, 6950 Cherry Valley Rd, Middleville, MI 49333
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Candy Land Halloween Event at Jenison Bible Church

Location: Jenison Bible Church – 6360 14th Avenue Hudsonville
Looking for a great INDOOR event to take the kids to on Halloween? Come to Candy land at Jenison Bible Church! October 31 from 6-8pm. Walk the Candy land trail as you collect candy! Stop for a snack and then collect more candy at the carnival games. Costume or no [...]
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

HBC Harvest Festival

Location: Heritage Baptist Church – 1570 60th St SE Kentwood
Come join us at our Harvest Festival October 31st! Come for a free evening of games, petting zoo, horse rides (weather permitting), other activities, food and fun for all in a safe & friendly environment! Those that are registered before Oct 31st will receive a special treat upon check in! [...]
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Light In The Night - Community Trick or Treating at Calvin College

Location: Calvin College Campus – 3201 Burton Street SE Grand Rapids
Bring your kids Trick or Treating to the 24th annual Light in Night Event at Calvin College's Knollcrest East Apartments. Our 8 apartment buildings will be transformed into fun themed wonderlands to provide a safe and friendly place for children ages 2-12 to trick or treat, play carnival games, enjoy [...]
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Treat Trail (Indoor Trunk-or-Treat) at Wyoming Park Bible Fellowship

Location: Wyoming Park Bible – 260 Porter St. SW Wyoming
Travel the Treat Trail through our building on October 31 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.! Candy and other goodies await!
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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