West Seattle Monday: It’s all about Halloween!

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(The entrance to Nightmare on 44th, the only local Halloween attraction with an Instagram feed so far as we know!)

After a very busy Halloweekend, Halloween has arrived. From the WSB West Seattle Halloween (etc.) Guide, here’s what’s happening, where, and when:

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)

STATE FERRIES’ COSTUME CONTEST: First-ever costume competition for walk-on passengers aboard all Washington State Ferries sailing 3-6 pm. 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.”

WESTWOOD VILLAGE TRICK-OR-TREATING: Merchants at the shopping center welcome trick-or-treating 5-7 pm. (2600 SW Barton)

LIGHT SHOW: Halloween Light Show at the home of West Seattle Yuletide. 5-10 pm and maybe a bit later. (38th SW between Genesee and Dakota)

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

FALL FEST/TRUNK-OR-TREAT: 6 pm at Grace Church: “Games, Prizes, Inflatables, Food Trucks, an appearance by the Seahawks mascot Blitz, and the 10th Annual Trunk or Treat!” (10323 28th SW)

MEEDS MANOR HAUNTED HOUSE: Tonight’s the night for the 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)

ANIMATRONICS – NIGHTMARE ON 44TH: 6-9 pm, “Nightmare on 44th“: Animatronics and more in a spooky West Seattle yard. 10th anniversary! Rain OR no rain, it’s on, says creator David, who also notes: “This year we have new LED lighting throughout all of the shows – all of the graveyard shows have been rebuilt from scratch with some new music, better lighting sequences and a couple of new graves. The shows run on a 16.5 minute sequence loop.” (44th SW between Charlestown and Andover)

ANIMATRONICS – SKELETON THEATRE: The ST crew says “The Death of Rock” – a favorite from earlier this decade – is back this year. Shows tonight and tomorrow, 20 minutes long and running continuously, 6-9 pm each night – more info and a sneak peek at skeletontheatre.com – which is also where you can donate online to support the labor-intensive animatronic show. (36th SW/SW Hanford)

NON-HALLOWEEN EVENTS: Just a few – check our year-round WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for those!

5 Replies to "West Seattle Monday: It's all about Halloween!"

  • Donna P October 31, 2016 (11:15 am)

    Hey my neighbor deserves a shout out for his Halloween display! He takes two days off  from work to put it up and pull it down on Halloween Night.

    2747 44th Ave (one block west and a smidge north of PCC – you can’t miss it).  

    For those that have never seen it, it’s at least worth a drive by. Lots of displays,  animation, singing pumpkins, and really vivid glowing colors including a radioactive fountain in the front. He told me this year the MAD SCIENTIST has and interesting experiment, too. They used to call it “Halloween Morph on 44th” but I don’t know what they call it now. Check it out if you can because I know he works on this all year long.  I will try to post a picture here when they have it all set-up.

    • WSB October 31, 2016 (11:22 am)

      Thanks, if he had sent us info about it, it would have been in the guide – we’re always up for including elaborately decorated houses! We’ll add it to our list for tonight; if you do get a photo, please e-mail to editor@westseattleblog.com or text to 206-293-6302 – thanks!

  • Kathleen October 31, 2016 (4:56 pm)

    We have a completely kid created and produced set up at 5417 36th Ave SW, including the Phantom of the Opera playing live organ music in the front yard. We encourage neighbors in the Fairmount Springs neighborhood to come on by to enjoy the music.

    • WSB October 31, 2016 (5:09 pm)


  • Ryan October 31, 2016 (5:30 pm)

    Any good trick or treat streets tonight within walking distance of the Alaska Junction?

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