West Seattle Halloween Guide 2020

(Updated 5:12 pm 10/31/2020)

Halloween’s different this year because of the pandemic, but there are still some festivities – here’s what we have so far! Got something to add, from decoration location to no-contact trick-or-treat event? Let us know – westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you! And even if you’re not going out, enjoy the photos below!

HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS

Thanks for the tips! We asked readers to send word of sightings (and whether they’re best viewed daytime or nighttime) – here’s what we have, south to north. (Note, exact addresses are only included when it was clear the tip came directly from the resident – otherwise, we’ve given a general location.):

NORTH SHOREWOOD

We’re at 10727 25th Ave SW (but there are several houses decked out on our street). We’re doing a foggy grave yard scene

SOUTH DELRIDGE

Our neighbors across the street have put up an awesome display. West side of 9000 block of 18th Ave SW (next to the sewing shop). Looks great in daylight but awesome at night with some fun lighting.

We have put up quite a few decorations this year! We are located in the 9600 block of 18th Ave SW, just off Roxbury. The whole yard is decorated, but not all of it is visible due to our fence.

WESTWOOD

Our decorations can be seen night or day. 8637 24th Ave SW

We will have treat bags on our porch steps or candy on the witches tray as long as supplies last. Decorations and projection show with sound. Please only one treat bag per kid or 1-2 pieces of candy from the witches tray if you’re brave enough! Looks best at dark. Everything on and candy out after sundown until 9:30pm. Near corner of SW Thistle St and 32nd Ave SW

FAUNTLEROY

Great display 46th Ave SW near SW Trenton

South side of SW Director, west of 45th SW

UPPER FAUNTLEROY

40th & Donovan. This house (not mine) is all decked out this year. Day or night to watch it.

GATEWOOD

Portland Street east of California. Dragon (& Cat) on one side, ‘pumpkin patch’ on the other + more houses on the block with spiders & webs & tombstones & such.

There’s a great festive house in the middle of the 3900 block of Austin. South side of street.

Our neighbor’s house looks particularly spooky this year—corner of SW Willow and SW California

SUNRISE HEIGHTS

30th Ave SW and SW Kenyon St – inflatables, lights, and window projections!

BEACH DRIVE

East side of 5400 block of Beach Drive

SOUTH OF THE JUNCTION

5200 block of 42nd Ave SW; mid block on West side. 3 houses in a row with good decorations – likely better in daylight.

DELRIDGE

This is at 5206 23rd Ave SW. Good to drive by during the day and night. Lights and music will be playing on Halloween. Also, we will have no-contact treat bags at the bottom of our yard (display).

HIGH POINT

This is at the corner of 36th and Raymond St. A block from the HP library.

Our block – 3000 block of Holly Street SW in High Point – is festively decorated for Halloween. Here is a photo of one of our homes.

SOUTHWEST OF THE JUNCTION

These miniature dinosaurs are up year round in our neighborhood (47th ave between Hudson & Heinze) but they have painted petite signs to adorn their habitat.

EAST OF THE JUNCTION

We have some fun decorations up outside our house that can be enjoyed both during the day and at night!! Between Oregon and Genesee on 38th Ave SW Lights go out at 9 pm every night,

CHARLESTOWN HILL

Come get your picture with Fang the spider and her babies. #FangTheSpider – 3638 49th Ave SW

We set up stations with candy and hand sanitizer at Charlestown and 53rd.

NORTHEAST OF THE JUNCTION

My house at 4208 SW Andover will have no-contact candy out front. We will be turning off the lights around 9 pm.

SOUTHEAST ADMIRAL

! Here is a picture of my giant spider web made of recycled bike inner tubes and lights. There is more around the corner, but this is the easiest thing to see. I am on the corner of 40th and Charlestown.

3254 37th Ave SW

ADMIRAL

From “Meeds Manor” at 45th/Stevens: We aren’t doing our haunted house this year in order to respect social distancing but we still have quite a display in our front yard as well as a scavenger hunt that can be done from the side walk. We are still collecting food for the WS Food Bank and have a barrel for people to drop off donations. Our display can be enjoyed during the day, but is much creepier at night with the spooky lighting.

WEST ADMIRAL

We have a graveyard set up on the West side of 45th between Admiral and Lander. Night or day (although in rain it won’t be lit).

SOUTHWEST ADMIRAL

There are a couple of great houses on Garlough Ave between Stevens and Hanford. One is not lit but has some skeletons hanging out in lawn chairs

UPPER ALKI

I’ve put up a spooky graveyard at 5608 SW Admiral Way. (Day or night)

NORTH ADMIRAL

East side of 1700 block of Palm SW:

We will be offering no-contact/socially distanced trick-or-treating, complete with one-way signs, 6′ markers, hand sanitizer, and of course candy. Fog, lights, and music, too. 1633 SUNSET AVE SW

ALKI
See the trick-or-treat listing for Nightfall Orphanage

We’ll keep adding to this through Halloween – westseattleblog@gmail.com for tips – thanks!

TRICK-OR-TREAT EVENTS

NOTE: See decoration list above for some individual homes’ trick-or-treat plans!

OCTOBER 30-31: At Youngstown Coffee in Morgan Junction:

Halloween at Youngstown. Stop in Friday or Saturday during our regular business hours 7am to 5pm and get a bag of goodies for the kids and biscuits for pups too. Costumes are not necessary but we would love to see them! Bags have been safely handled and quarantined and will be taped up around the shop for a contact free trick-or-treat experience. Just grab one! Sign up for our newsletter YoungstownCoffeeSeattle.com to get a coupon for drinks all Halloween weekend long.

**updated** OCTOBER 30-31-NOVEMBER 1: Nightfall Orphanage on Alki:

Nightfall Orphanage presents “Ghosts of Halloween Decorations Past” no contact, GRAB & GO TRICK OR TREAT on Friday 10/30 and Saturday 10/31, 5:30 pm – 9 pm.

*Halloween update* Nightfall Orphanage no-contact Trick or Treat and Halloween display will extend viewing hours on Halloween 10/31 until 9:30pm and Sunday Nov. 1st, 6:30 pm-9:30 pm, due to interest and the sheer volume of candy in our pre-made bags. Grab & Go trick or treat bags will be available as long as supplies last.

We have rummaged through the mausoleum of our past haunts to bring you a FAMILY FRIENDLY, “spare parts” Halloween display and “no-contact” Trick or Treat stop. The front and side of the house will be decorated, and will include two “Grab & Go” Trick or Treat stations.

Station 1: Front of house at Pirates Grotto.
Station 2: Side of house, by the Witches Hut.
One per child, per station, while supplies last for each night (Don’t worry, we have a lot)

All are welcome, but this is mostly geared for families and children looking for a moment of normalcy (or sanity) and we would like to make sure they can enjoy Halloween safely. For those looking for our Nightfall Haunt, we are working on a Covid-safe Haunted Holiday experience for later this year, please check the website for updates.

COVID SAFETY:

Open-air walk around display, please observe Social Distancing.
Please wear a mask.
Hand Sanitizer will be available at each Trick or Treat station.
Trick or Treat station 1 is all the same item, no need to dig around, just grab and go.
Trick or Treat station 2 will be pre-made goody bags full of assorted treats.
Limited smoke effects
Please observe all public health recommendations

Nightfall Orphanage
2130 Alki Ave SW
Dates: Friday 10/30 & Halloween 10/31
Time: 5:30 pm – 9 pm
www.nightfallorphanage.com

OCTOBER 31: Indoor distanced trick-or-treat event (free but registration required) at Combat Arts Academy:

Combat Arts Academy invites you to join us for a socially-distant trick-or-treating event for West Seattle families. Join us on October 31st between 1-3 pm! You’ll have opportunity to walk around and trick-or-treat from multiple stations, show off your costumes, and get some treats.

Managing capacity: We have 15-minute slots set up with a limited capacity. Please RSVP each individual child (adults: no need to reserve), and show up within your window to guarantee entry.

Link: www.tinyurl.com/caateam

Things to note: We are thrilled that we can provide a safe space for trick-or-treating and offer a fun outing for families. All candy will be sealed, volunteers will be masked/gloved up. Please be respectful of other families’ space when inside.

Masks are mandatory. Gloves/Candy-grabbers are optional.

(5050 Delridge Way SW)

OCTOBER 31: Drive-up trick-or-treating at Duwamish Longhouse, 2-5 pm. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

OCTOBER 31: At Brookdale West Seattle:

Yo Ho Ho! Add us to your trick-or-treating routes this Halloween! Brookdale West Seattle will offer a no-contact Pirate Treasure Grab on its front porch Saturday, October 31, from 2-3 pm. Drive by or stride by and share in our booty.

You can try to hornswaggle us out of even more, but fair warning, ye scallywags, we’ve a treasure trove of old salts here. Savvy? All treats, no planks. See you here at 4611 35th Ave SW on Saturday!

OCTOBER 31: Seattle Candy Company pop-up with treats at Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza, 2-9 pm. (61st/Alki)

OCTOBER 31: No-contact trick-or-treating via the fence at Highland Park Improvement Club, 3-5 pm. (12th/Holden)

OCTOBER 31: Trunk-or-treating at Grace Church, 3-5 pm, followed by a drive-in movie at 5. (10323 28th SW)

OCTOBER 31: Tubular Treats from 6 feet, 6 pm-8 pm:

Oct 31st 6 pm – 8 pm “Tubular Treats from 6 Feet”
Arbor Heights Community Church, 4113 SW 102nd St

Join us for a socially distanced event around the church building. Start on the east side of the building and stop at different stations for candy delivered by tube! This is a free event!

OCTOBER 31: North Delridge no-contact trick-or-treat map

OCTOBER 31: 3002 Alki SW “will have a couple of pumpkins and will bag all candy using gloves. Treats will be on skewers around my front yard. My doggies will be safely inside, but will greet trick or treaters with yelps of joy!”

ALSO: See some trick-or-treat mentions on our decoration-locations list above!

OTHER EVENTS

THROUGH OCTOBER 31: Walk around Fauntleroy and look for #FCApumpkinsexplained here.

THROUGH OCTOBER 31: West Seattle Junction Harvest Fest. Variety of activities, including walking The Junction to see window displays:

Also a scavenger hunt (get a map at participating merchants), cider-and-cocoa walk, more. Full details on The Junction’s website. (WSB is a community co-sponsor of Harvest Fest.)

ONLINE: Skeleton Theatre produced a mini-show online for 2020 – see it here:

OCTOBER 31: All Hallows Eve service and Costume Parade at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church:

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
This brief and spooky liturgy can be enjoyed from the comfort of your car. After the service, children are invited to participate in a socially distanced costume parade and will receive a bag of treats. Kids over the age of 2 will need to incorporate a cloth facial covering into their costumes.

(3050 California SW)

OCTOBER 31: Halloween wrap-up party online for ArtsWest’s all-week gala. Registration required. Bidding under way now! Go here for info and registration.

TRICK-OR-STREET BLOCKS: Here’s a map – click on any pumpkin icon.

DIA DE MUERTOS

OCTOBER 25-NOVEMBER 8: Story Walk outside South Park Librarydetails here

OCTOBER 25-NOVEMBER 8: Draw a Dia de Muertos skull – online tutorial with teaching artist Amaranta Sandysviewing info here.

If you have an event that’s not listed here, please email info ASAP to westseattleblog@gmail.com so we can add it – thank you!