Countdown to Halloween: Get ‘in the spirit’ with theater, haunted house

Downtown Edmonds is the place to be for free trick-or-treating on Halloween. (Photo by Char Blankenship)

Updated with new event information

It’s seven days and counting until trick-or-treaters descend on the streets of Edmonds for Halloween fun. We’ve got a summary of what’s happening in our town that evening, as well as other events leading up to the big day:

Haunted House

The Nile Golf Course and Country Club, located just next door to Edmonds at the intersection of Interstate 5 and Highway 104, is sponsoring a haunted house this Thursday-Halloween, Oct. 27-31. It’s open to the public and children of all ages. On Thursday, the haunted house will sponsor a canned food drive to benefit Northwest Harvest. Bring a can of food (or another non-perishable food item) to receive $2 off your ticket price. To receive a free gift at the door, wear your costumes any time or “check in” using Facebook on your mobile device. Hours are 5-7 p.m. for Family Fun and 7-11 p.m. for “Full Scare.” Tickets are $10. Visit for more information and to purchase your tickets online.


The Edmonds Driftwood Players are back with their Halloween tradition, featuring “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” an American classic story of Ichabod Crane and his mysterious disappearance, paired with other blood-chilling tales of suspense: “The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs and “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe. These performances are suitable for children ages 8 and up or at parental discretion. Performances are Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 27-30, at 7:30 p.m. with matinee performances Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29-30, at 2 p.m. All tickets are $12. For tickets, call 425-774-9600 or purchase online at

Phoenix Theatre adds a comedic twist to the scary season with “The Haunted Through Lounge and Recessed Dining Nook at Farndale Castle.” The ladies of Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomenʼs Dramatic Society are back to stage a play – just in time for Halloween. This time they make another spectacle of themselves – complete with rigorous sound effects – in this sinister, spine-chilling mystery of murder and mayhem that is guaranteed to bring down the house – or at least a substantial part of the set. The show opened last weekend and runs through Nov. 13.  General admission is $18.50, seniors/students/military $15.50 and TPS members $12.50. Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets or at the door. Call 206-533-2000 for reservations.


Downtown Edmonds photographer Amber Salinas is offering Halloween photos for adults, children — even dogs — in costume from noon-4 p.m. this Friday and Saturday at her studio, 516 Main St. For $20, you get two 5×7 prints and no appointment is necessary.

Halloween in Edmonds

3-8 p.m.

The Edmonds-based Just Frogs Foundation is hosting a Hoppy Hollo – Ween Be Green Fundraiser at the Just Frogs Toads Too Amphibian Center at 300 Admiral Way, Ste. 104. Kids can create crafts with recycled products and visit with frogs, toads, lizards and spiders. Prizes will be awarded for the best green costumes. Snacks and warm beverages provided; a $2 donation suggested.

4-7 p.m.
The Edmonds Museum at 118 5th Ave. N. becomes a Haunted Museum. Step back in time to 1911, the year Edmonds’ Carnegie Library (now the museum) opened. Participants will make their way through Edmonds’ eerie past, including the haunted train tunnel – a new addition this year. Museum volunteers will again hand out candy, and offer coffee at their Black Cat Café. The front porch will be set up for photographs this year as well. A $1 donation is suggested.

5-7 p.m.
Local merchants will be providing treats along Main Street and Fifth Avenues during the 7th annual Halloween Extravaganza sponsored by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce. Streets will be blocked off for children’s safety, simplifying travel between stores. My Edmonds News will participate in the Green Halloween Edmonds booth, co-sponsored by Edmonds-based Womentorz, near the Fountain at 5th and Main, offering a variety of healthy treats and giveaways. Green Halloween is a Puget Sound-based national movement to make Halloween more healthy for children and more sustainable for the planet.


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