Got to love a trick or treating route that includes boutique shopping. Several downtown areas, stores and malls are putting on Halloween events this weekend. Here are some highlights:
Saturday, Oct. 30
Pumpkin Days at 50th & France: Trick-or-treating, balloon art, cake walk, horse drawn trolley rides, pin the face on the pumpkin, costume contest, and fire truck tours by Lund’s. Enjoy warm drinks compliments of Caribou Coffee. Trick-or-treating from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and all other activities from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Wayzata Boo Blast: Costume contest, trick-or-treating, trolley rides, sales and store activities, including make your own trick-or-treat bag at Creative Kidstuff. Noon to 4 p.m.
Great Pumpkin Fest at Shops at West End: Scavenger hunt, bouncy castle, carnival games, trick-or-treating, free trick-or-treat bags for first 300 kids (12 and under) in costume. 11 to 1 p.m.
Linden Hills Hay Day: Trick-or-treating, photos, face painting, and stores sales. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Kiddywampus hosts a Halloween party: games, crafts, story time and more. Free; Reservations required. 2 to 4 p.m.
VState Clothing, Atmosfere, Club Sota and Ttwo are making sure your Halloween is fashionable with a party, costume contest and music by Bryan Gerrard. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Suburban World Theater, 3022, Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Halloween, Sunday, Oct. 31
Get your little goblin to Creative Kidstuff for free face painting. All locations.
Most of the major malls offer trick-or-treating, children’s activities and costume contests, including Mall of America, Rosedale, Maplewood and Southdale.
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