Halloween is always a very unique time of the year. While the leaves are changing and the cold air rushes into our neighborhoods, families and friends across Seattle are preparing their costumes and houses to celebrate this special holiday. Though we often consider Thanksgiving, Chanukah, or Christmas as more family-oriented holidays, Halloween has a special way of connecting communities throughout the city for one massive celebration. From children dressing up as superheroes, Disney Princesses or the latest pop culture inside joke to their parents escorting them about town, this fall season is ideal for spending time and having fun with family and friends alike. The Bennion & Deville team knows the importance of a holiday like Halloween. It’s more than just admiring great costumes, decorations, or collecting mountains of candy from around the city. It’s about interacting with the community and having the chance to appreciate the Bennion & Deville Luxuary Homes in your neighborhood.
Getting into the Halloween Spirit
The weekend before Halloween is always exciting. Final preparations are being made on costumes and houses around Seattle are putting the finishing touches on creating an authentic “haunted house” experience. Once the final steps have been taken to ensure a successful Halloween, take the time to check out these recommended Bennion & Deville events coming up this weekend.
Haunted Trails at Bastyr University
Looking for an authentic, terrifying Halloween thrill? Haunted Trails at Bastyr University on Friday and Saturday (10/25 – 10/26) is the must-go event for anyone bold enough to venture through their shocking experience from 7pm – 11pm. Located on the Kenmore Campus of Bastyr, Haunted Trails has five main events including Haunted Woods, Hades Labyrinth, Circus of Horrors, Cemetery Hill, and Mummy’s Tomb. With tickets starting at $20 and all proceeds benefitting Bastyr’s study-away programs, Haunted Trails is certainly a can’t miss experience for those seeking out a real Halloween event, if you dare.
Pumpkin Push, Run Scared – Benefit Events
For those wondering what to do this Saturday and Sunday morning, there are two charity runs/walks that will surely help those who need it most this Halloween.
- Pumpkin Push, a 5K run/2 mile walk, is in its 44th year and will take place on Saturday at 8am starting at Seward Park. The event’s proceeds will directly assist health care at Neighborcare Health for 8,000 homeless patients. Participants are not only allowed but encouraged to wear costumes during the walk or run to win a prize for the costume contest at the end of the race.
- Seward Park will also host the Run Scared 5K, 4K walk, and free kid dash on Sunday at 9:30am. All proceeds of this run will benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Run Scared will hold a costume contest (pets are welcome to dress up too) at the end of the race.
Stalker Farms – 3 haunted attractions called plus a non-haunted corn maze.
There’s two weeks left to truly get your scare on at Stalker Farms (Snohomish) popular haunted attractions: The Field of Screams, The Last Laugh and The Hunt for Zombies (think paint ball guns and a tractor ride). For tinier tots, they also have family-friendly real corn maze lit only by the light of the moon. With all the fog that has been rolling in over the last week or so, these wandering corn paths and creepy attractions are sure to be spookier than usual! Open just Thursday through Saturday (October 24-26th, October 31st-Nov 2nd ) from 7-10pm, tickets are about $20 and can be purchased on their website.
- Friday – Okkervil River will serenading crowds with their Folk Rock sound at the Showbox at the Market.
- Friday, Saturday – FreakNight Electronic Music Festival will be taking place at Wamu Theater with headliners such as: Benny Bennasi, Baauer, and Datsik.
No matter what you end up doing this Halloween weekend, it’s the perfect opportunity to have some great family fun. Whether it’s going out to Batyr University for Haunted Trails or taking the family to Seward Park for a charity run, there is no shortage of means to prepare you and yours for a memorable Halloween night.