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.

Give Kids the Halloween Thrill, Without the Chills!

Thursday October 31, 2019

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

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

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