Edmonds Kind of Play: Ready, set — Halloween events start this Saturday

Jen Marx
Jen Marx

I am all for getting as much out of a costume as possible. Whether you made it or overspent on it, most costumes feel like a bit of a waste if you don’t use ‘em more than once. If you agree, you are in luck as there are so many local things to do with the kids. We will do three events in costume this year and by “we” I mean the kids. I had big ideas about dressing as Eddie Vedder, finally exploiting our similar ‘dos, but at this point I have zero items needed for the costume. Except, of course, my hair.

Edmonds is typically a busy place as far as kids events are concerned. Halloween is turning out to be no exception. There are seemingly endless events in Edmonds for Halloween and they start this weekend!

On Saturday, Oct. 25 there is a Pumpkin Decorating Party at the Edmonds PCC, 9803 Edmonds Way, from 9 a.m. to noon. Kids 12 and younger can decorate their very own pumpkin to take home. PCC will supply both free pumpkins and decorating supplies. Along with the decorating there will be healthy snacks to “stir those creative juices.” You can find additional information HERE or by calling PCC at 425-275-9026.

Sunday, Oct. 26, Coldwell Banker Bain is having its annual Halloween Extravaganza. There are lots of fun and FREE events for everyone! In the parking lot at 4th and Dayton, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be pumpkin carving and a kids activity booth by The Frog Lady, Thayer Cueter. Following this fun, at 1 p.m., you can catch a free showing of “E.T.” at The Edmonds Movie Theater, 425 Main St. Between now and Oct. 30 CBB is holding an E.T. Coloring contest. Entries can be picked up at Coldwell Banker Bain, 108 5th Ave. S., or by clicking HERE.

Edmonds Church of God, 8224 220th St. S.W., is holding its Trunk-Or-Treat festivities on Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 6:45 -7:30 p.m.. Members of the church pass out candy from their trunks while hot dogs will be served for dinner. You can find more info online HERE or by calling 425-774-8836

Calvary Chapel Edmonds, 8330 212th St., is sponsoring a Wild West Fall Fest on Halloween Night. This free event is from 6-8 p.m. and has games, candy and prizes as well as a hayride and bounce house. You can find all the info online HERE or by calling 425-672-4377.

Westgate Chapel, 22901 Edmonds Way, is hosting Community Harvest Party with a Candyland theme on Halloween night from 6-8 p.m.. The price of admission is $1 or three cans of food per participant. There will be games, candy and prizes at this event for kids through the 6th grade. There will also be face painting, food, AND inflatables. For more information, you can visit them online HERE or call 425-775-2776.

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce will have Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Night in downtown Edmonds again this year from 5-7 p.m. The roads are closed and the businesses are handing out candy, plus there is a costume contest for kids, adults and pets alike. The epicenter is 5th and Main, but the trick or treating can be found in every direction from there. There will be an extra special guest this year in front of the store formerly known as Kinderbritches (p.s., we’re getting a maternity store in its place called Belly and Co.). The Heart of Edmonds Project is bringing Queen Elsa from “Frozen.” The first 250 trick or treaters will have their choice of a star wand or special candy stick and an autograph from Queen Elsa. Of course, pictures are welcome! For more information on The Heart of Edmonds Project please visit https://www.HeartOfEdmondsSD.org.

On top of their Halloween fun this weekend, Coldwell Banker Bain will be providing free Halloween costume photos during Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Night. They will be taking pictures between 5-7 p.m. at 108 5th Ave. S.

Before Halloween Trick-or-Treat Night starts in downtown Edmonds, you can head to the Sunrise Senior Living Center of Edmonds. I just got a flyer sent home in my youngest’s backpack about this event. It is Friday, Oct. 31 from 3-4 p.m. on the first floor, 750 Edmonds Way. There are candy goodie bags, crafts and cookie decorating. For further information, contact Rochelle Gunn at 425-673-9700.

And don’t forget the Edmonds Museum, which will hold its annual “friendly” haunted house, from 4-7 p.m. Halloween night, on the museum’s lower level, 118 5th Ave. N. Admission is $1.

At the Nile Golf Course just below Edmonds, 244th Street Southwest in Mountlake Terrace near Interstate 5, you can find a “Haunted Nightmare.” The event, which can be “somewhat extreme,” is for “brave” 12-year-olds and above on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 7-10 p.m.. They hold a popular “low scare” Trick-Or-Treat Show on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 5-7 p.m. at a reduced rate. On the day after Halloween, Saturday, Nov. 1 they will open for “Fright Light Night.” “The haunted grounds become pitch black and you’ll be forced to rely on either a finger flashlight or your cunning to guide you through the darkness.” Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at www.hauntednightmare.com.

There will also be another event on Nov. 1 in Edmonds. The Grace Lutheran Church, 1212 9th Ave. N., is having a Harvest Party from 3 to 6 p.m. This event is free and full of “family fun and fellowship, games and crafts.” You can find them online HERE or by calling 425-640-3692.

– By Jennifer Marx

Jen Marx, an Edmonds Mom of two young boys, is a traffic reporter by dawn and writer and PBJ maker by day. She is always looking for a fun place to take the kids that makes them tired enough to go to bed on time. You can find her trying to make sense of begging kids to ” just eat the mac n cheese” at SnackMomSyndrome.com. If you have a kid-friendly event you’d like to share, email her at play@myedmondsnews.com.












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