Halloween In Seattle: A MapQuest Guide
From zombie parades and costume contests to haunted houses and hayrides (to haunted anything!), the Halloween season casts its spell and awakens our inner ghouls and goblins. As part of FrightQuest -- a MapQuest series on spooky destinations and activities -- here are three options to celebrate Halloween in Seattle that are sure to be a scream.
— Barbie Carpenter
Seattle Haunts puts on two spooky attractions in the city -- Haunted House and House of Terror. Haunted House takes place in the Old Georgetown Morgue, which gives it an authentically creepy vibe. The House of Terror, which takes place in a transformed movie theater, spooks guests with its crazy clown. Both attractions are appropriate for teens and adults looking for a serious scare. The Haunted House and House of Terror each host kids' days, when youngsters can tour the haunted attractions in the light of day. These haunted houses are open every weekend in October, and tickets are $15 a person.
5000 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, WA 98134 | Get Directions
Seattle Market Ghost Tour
Seattle's famous Public Market becomes a ghost hunter's paradise during evening ghost tours. Guided tours of the market take place Tuesday through Sunday. Guests can explore the market's nooks and crannies to uncover its haunted history. A pre-sundown tour is family-appropriate and less spooky than nighttime tours, which have some adult themes. Tickets are $17 for adults and $13 for children seven and older. Admission is free for children under seven.
First Avenue and Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101 | Get Directions
Michael Jackson's iconic Thriller video is synonymous with the spookiness of Halloween, and the Seattle Thrillers dance troupe pays tribute to this video annually. Fans of the song -- or those looking to dance around as zombies -- will enjoy participating in this event. Participants learn the dance moves from the Thriller video and perform it on Halloween weekend in Seattle's Occidental Park in Pioneer Square. This free event gets participants in the ghoulish Halloween spirit.
Occidental Avenue South and South Main Street, Seattle, WA 98104 | Get Directions
Zombies come to life with the Seattle Thrillers.
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