Trick-or-treat options

By weeklyvolcano on October 29, 2008


Your neighbor told me to tell you a couple of things, so I’m going to try and break it to you gently.  First of all, they asked if you could please close your blinds when you do that thing you always do to yourself on Thursday nights.  Secondly, they asked you take down your Christmas lights from last year.

They were telling me these things as they inserted razor blades into mini-Snickers.  Or at least that’s what we all assume our neighbors are doing, right?  You might be one of the fortunate who are able to go next door for your candy-fix, but just in case you don’t know your neighbors well enough to trust what’s in their candy bowl â€" I’ve come up with a few public places in which you can score some sweet trickin’ treats for free this Friday, Oct. 31.

Freighthouse Square is having a Harvest Fest from noon to 5 p.m. that includes trick-or-treats for the kids, kid’s craft zone, costume contest for different age categories, and every parent’s favorite: a beer garden. 

Both the Tacoma Mall and Auburn Supermall will host trick-or-treating throughout their stores beginning at 5 p.m.  The Auburn Supermall requests visitors bring a canned food item and that candy-hunters are younger than 12 and not wearing full masks.

Stroll through downtown Puyallup from 4-6 p.m. and fill up your bags with treats from more than 50 vendors.  A map to these sugar-laden treasures is available at the Puyallup Main Street office located at 107 N. Meridian. 

But of course there is every Tacoma resident’s favorite, the Proctor Treats safe trick-or-treating event.  The line (you know what “line” I’m talking about) will assemble itself beginning at 4 p.m. and lasting until 6 p.m. starting at North 26th and Proctor in Tacoma.

For the most part I’m pretty sure you can trust these fine organizations to give you the safest Halloween experience, but just in case you need someone to test your candy before you eat it you can feel free to pass it over my way.  I’m willing to take one for the team in order to secure the well being of my community.

LINK: ViVA South Sound arts and entertainment calendar