If dodging automobiles or walking up to poorly lit homes isn’t your ideal way to spend trick or treating with your kids, perhaps visiting the following establishments for a safe Halloween is a welcome alternative.
Fairytale Town’s 22nd Annual Safe & Super Halloween
Address: 3901 Land Park Drive, Sac.
Phone: (916) 264-5233
Dates and time: Friday to Sunday, Oct. 24 to 26, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly
Cost: Presale: $7 nonmember/$5 members. Day of event: $10 nonmembers/$7 members.
Kids can “Escape to Neverland” in this year’s Fairytale Town annual Halloween celebration. There will be live puppet shows, hands-on activities and 17 different candy stations throughout the park. Make sure to come in costume to fully experience this family-friendly event. Please note that the park will close at 3 p.m. (gates close at 2 p.m.) during this three-day event.
Trick or Treat Night at Ikea
Address: 700 Ikea Court, West Sac.
Phone: (916) 371-4232
Dates and time: Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Kids can meander throughout the Ikea store to pick up some treats or stop at several scary playhouses. The event is open for kids ages three to 12.
Sacramento Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo
Address: 3930 West Land Park Drive, Sac.
Dates and time: Oct. 31, 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: $9 (ages 3 and older)/$5 members (ages 3 and older). Buy tickets online.
The Sacramento Zoo will host a night of Halloween fun with a costume parade, pumpkin bowling, crafts and other hands-on activies. Kids can trick or treat around Lake Victoria as well as visit the reptile house. There will be limited access to zoo grounds during this event.
UC Davis Children’s Hospital’s 1st Annual Capitol Family Fun Day
Address: State Capitol, Sac.
Phone: (916) 734-9638
Dates and time: Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Along with information from medial professionals about health and safety, the UC Davis Children’s Hospital will also provide a healthy trick or treat. Kids can wear a Halloween costume and visit the Trick or Treat Safety booth for a prize. There will be other informational booths about exercise, healthy eating and safety. Radio Disney will also be on site for fun and music.