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 probably also a wise choice this year, with cold rain in the forecast for the trick-or-treating hours on Halloween.

If you’re wondering whether your child’s costume will be warm enough this year 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.

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Thursday October 31, 2019

Craig's Cruisers $20 Wristband Halloween Bash

Location: Craig’s Cruisers – Wyoming – 5730 Clyde Park SW Wyoming
Wear your Halloween costume and Trick or Treat yourself to UNLIMITED FUN! . Thursday, October 31st 2019 . Guests can purchase our 3 Hour Works FUN Wristband for just $20 (regularly $29.99) . Wristbands Include: - Unlimited Attractions: Indoor Go-Karts, Laser Tag, Bumper Cars, Frog Hopper, Cruiser Coaster and Ninja [...]
Time: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Trick-or-Treat at the Michigan Maritime Museum

Location: Michigan Maritime Museum – 260 Dyckman Avenue South Haven
Join us at the Michigan Maritime Museum on Halloween (October 31st) for a FREE Trick-or-Treating family event from 4 pm to 6 pm. Collect candy at different stations around the Museum! This event is for kids ages toddler to 10 years old. Children must be in costume and be accompanied [...]
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Library Trick or Treat

Location: Cedar Springs Public Library – 107 N Main St NE Cedar Springs
Come trick or treat at the library! We will be passing out candy and would love to see our community members all dressed up in their Halloween costumes. Don't forget to say TRICK or TREAT!
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Providence CRC Indoor Trick or Treating

Location: Providence Christian Reformed Church – 7730 Eastern Avenue SE Grand Rapids
A Warm, Dry and Friendly stop this Halloween for your Trick or Treating Adventures. Providence CRC (7730 Eastern Ave SE) will once again be hosting trick or treating in our Gym (northeast entrance - back and to the left). There is candy available as well as some prizes for those [...]
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Trick-or-Treat at GRCM

Location: Grand Rapids Children’s Museum – 11 Sheldon Ave NE Grand Rapids
Spend Halloween Night at GRCM! Trick-or-Treat throughout the museum and enjoy spooky crafts and activities. Admission is just $1.75 starting at 5pm!
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Orchard Hill Church INDOOR Trunk or Treat

Location: Orchard Hill Church – 1465 Three Mile Rd NW Grand Rapids
Trick-or-Treat with your friends and family in a safe and warm environment! Follow the treat trail throughout the church building for a free and indoor trick-or-treating option! Take your picture in the photo booth and grab a snack while you're here. Can't wait to see you all there!
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Candy Land Halloween Event - Teal Pumpkin Friendly

Location: Jenison Bible Church – 6360 14th Avenue Hudsonville
Come to Candy Land on Halloween night to follow the Candy Land path and collect candy! Once you have completed the path, you will end at a carnival with lots of games (with prizes), face painting, craft, photo booth, cake walk, cookies, bounce houses and MAGIC SHOW (shows are at [...]
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Light In the Night Trick or Treating at Calvin University Apartments

Location: Calvin College Campus – 3201 Burton Street SE Grand Rapids
Trick or Treat Inside of the University's Apartments Bring your kids Trick or Treating to the 25th annual Light in Night Event at Calvin University’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 [...]
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Treat Trail at Wyoming Park Bible

Location: Wyoming Park Bible – 260 Porter St. SW Wyoming
It's an indoor trunk-or-treat! Travel the Treat Trail through our building on October 31 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.! Candy and other goodies await!
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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