West Seattle Halloween (etc.) Guide 2016

(Updated 10/31/2016) While you can find most of these Halloween/Harvest/Fall Festival/Dia de Los Muertos/etc. events in by-date order on the regular WSB West Seattle Event Calendar page, we have grouped them here by type of event for your reference. Got a seasonal event you don’t see here? Please e-mail info to editor@westseattleblog.com ASAP. Thank you!


OCTOBER 31, WESTWOOD VILLAGE: The shopping center plans trick-or-treating 5-7 pm on Halloween.


(Past-season pumpkins at Metropolitan Market [WSB sponsor])

OCTOBER 31: Tot Gym Pumpkinpalooza at Hiawatha Community Center, 11 am-1 pm: “The event is designed for kids ages 0-5 and will be $3 per child – games, prizes, costumes, and a bounce house.” (2700 California SW)

OCTOBER 31: First-ever costume competition for walk-on passengers aboard all Washington State Ferries sailing 3-6 pm:

It is the ferry captain’s job to get dressed in uniform every morning and take the wheel of one of the state’s 22 ferries. This Halloween is a day like any other for Washington State Ferries (WSF) captains, except they’re expecting a few witches, ghosts, goblins and maybe a junior captain or two to join them aboard several afternoon sailings.

On Monday, Oct. 31, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., WSF is encouraging all walk-on customers, young and old, to come aboard dressed for Halloween. On all sailings during this time, the captain or a crewmember will watch from the wheelhouse and select their favorite costume from the walk-on passengers. The lucky winner will be invited up to the wheelhouse to meet the captain for a behind-the-scenes tour of the ferry.

(West Seattle’s ferry terminal is in Fauntleroy)

OCTOBER 31: 6-8 pm, Kids Karnival for kids through 5th grade, at West Side Presbyterian Church. Come enjoy crafts, bouncy house, games, slide and prizes! (3601 California SW)

OCTOBER 31: 6 pm, Fall Fest at Grace Church in White Center: “Games, Prizes, Inflatables, Food Trucks, an appearance by the Seahawks mascot Blitz, and the 10th Annual Trunk or Treat!” (10323 28th SW)


NIGHTLY THROUGH OCTOBER 31: Halloween Light Show by the folks who bring you West Seattle Yuletide. 5-10 pm nightly (probably a little later on October 29th and 31st). New zombies this year: “Larry and Skully will be joining the Wicked Witch of the West, our dancing skeleton, Skelington. And this year our talking pumpkin will be joined by a trio of back-up singers.” (38th SW between Genesee and Dakota)

NIGHTLY THROUGH OCTOBER 31: The Cabiri in “Ghost Game X: For Life Eternal” dessert-theater cabaret at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 7:30 pm. Tickets, showtimes, details in our calendar listing. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

OCTOBER 31: Meeds Manor Haunted House, 5-9:30 pm: “The haunted house will take you through the outside perimeter of our house with pirates, zombies, clowns, ghosts, and more. This event is FREE for all ages. We are collecting non perishable food items for the West Seattle Food Bank. (5415 49th Ave SW)

OCTOBER 31: 6-9 pm, “Nightmare on 44th“: Animatronics and more in a spooky West Seattle yard. 10th anniversary! Creator David says, “I have changed the graveyard to have more intense color and some new music – we still have the original Skellington lighted pumpkin crypt to the music of ‘This is Halloween’ – The Skull Brothers crypt has 4 animatronic skulls singing “Monster Mash” and the song from Disneyland’s haunted mansion ‘Grim Grinning Ghosts’ – The Phantom crypt has the animatronic bride and groom skulls singing a piece of ‘Phantom of the Opera’ during a lightning storm.” Don’t miss it! Before Halloween, you also can check in via Twitter and Instagram to see what’s new this year. (44th SW between Charlestown and Andover)

OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 1, SKELETON THEATRE: It will be back! Website updated 10/22 with word “The Death of Rock” will return for this year. Shows October 31 and November 1, 6-9 pm each night – more info at skeletontheatre.com – which is also where you can donate online to support the labor-intensive animatronic show. (36th SW/SW Hanford)


DAILY THROUGH OCTOBER 31: Art Glass Pumpkin Patch at Avalon Glassworks in Luna Park:


“Dozens of handmade glass pumpkins in all colors are available for purchase to decorate your home or give as gifts. This weekend see live glass blowing and pick your pumpkins. Glass blowing demonstrations are free to watch; Pumpkins cost $20-$95 each. Also at the pumpkin patch, limited edition glass apples to benefit White Center Food Bank.” (2914 SW Avalon Way)


NOVEMBER 1: Sugar Skull Decoration at White Center Library, 4 pm, for middle- and high-school-aged youth. “Dia de los Muertos Celebration, learn an altar’s components: sugar skulls, candles, food, pictures, Cempazuchitl flower or Marigolds are place to honor the departed beloved ones. Decorate a pre-molded sugar skull using paint, glitter, fabric, tissue paper and papel picado or tissue paper. Sugar skulls will also be decorated with Papel Picado, a banner and other adornments. Please register in person or by calling 206.243.0233.” (1409 SW 107th)

NOVEMBER 1: Dia De Los Muertos celebration at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. 5-8 pm: “El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) is a celebration in Latin America where family and friends come to celebrate and remember loved ones who have passed on. Join us for a viewing of the altar and ofrendas (offerings), sugar Calaveras (skeletons and skulls), performances, face painting and more! Food will be provided, open to the general public, free. This event is part of the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association’s Cultural Events Series. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

NOVEMBER 5: Quilling Sugar Skulls at South Park Library. “In this workshop, participants will create and design a 2D sugar skull by quilling or rolling colorful strips of paper in different shapes, such as flowers, leaves, water drops and more.” 11 am-1 pm. (8604 Eighth Ave. S.)

One more nudge: If you have a Halloween-related (or alternative) event and it’s not here, please e-mail info ASAP to editor@westseattleblog.com so we can add it – thank you!

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