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Plan your Halloween in Wallingford

October 27th, 2010 · No Comments

After capturing the “Best Trick-or-Treating” crown for two years in a row (so says, Wallingford has quite the reputation to uphold. Hope you’ve stocked up on treats for the big night! Aside from the candy deluge, there are plenty of events to satisfy every taste this All Hallows Eve.

Friday, October 29
Halloween Safety Workshop for kids:  Join the School of Oom Yung Doe and Seattle Police Dept. at 4pm! Treats and demonstrations of martial arts skills. (4319 Stone Way, 285-9789)

17th Annual Blood Drive at Archie McPhee: Donors get a free gift. Noon to 6 pm, (1300 N. 45th St., 297-0240.)

Halloween Salsa at Selena’s Guadalajara Mexican Family Restaurant: Fri. night DJ, live music Sat., costume contests both nights. 10 pm – 1 am, $10. (1715 N. 45th Street, 632-7858.)‎

Saturday, October 30
Meridian School’s Fall Festival: Noon to 3pm at Good Shepherd Center. Food and games for kids of all ages, pumpkin painting, more. (4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., 632-7154.)

Halloween at Om Culture: Family Ecstatic Dance from 3 to 5pm. In the evening, 7:30-9:30pm, is live music and family-friendly playtime. 9:30pm-3am will be live music, dancing and costume party. See the Om Culture website for all the details. (2210 N. Pacific Street, 829-9969.)

Halloween Hoopla Haunted House at Wallingford Boys & Girls Club: Carnival games, a scary haunted house, Frankenstein’s Lab, cake walk, arts and crafts, candy, food, for all ages, come in costume, 6-9 p.m.; $1 (1310 N. 45th St., 547-7261).

Bandolero in Tangletown: Halloween and Dia de los Muertos Costume Party on Saturday from 9pm till close. They’ll have Espolon Tequila specials and award a $200 Bandolero gift certificate for best costume and $100 Bandolero gift certificate for second-best costume. (2253 N. 56th St., 633-5828.)

Sunday, October 31
Many businesses along N. 45th and at the Wallingford Center will participate in “Green Halloween” this year.  Trick or treating at N. 45th St. businesses will start at 3pm and go till 6pm or later.

Halloween celebration at Wallingford Center: The fun will run from 3 to 5pm. They’re also hosting a food drive and would like to get non-perishable donations (1815 N 45th St.)

Fainting Goat Gelato: Free scoops of gelato for kids from 5pm to 8pm (1903 N 45th St., 327-9459)

Not A Number Cards & Gifts‘ Costume Contest for Kids & Adults: Photos taken throughout Trick or Treat, 3-7pm; winners selected end of evening. Special political category! (1905 N 45th Street, 784-0965.) or

Crave Halloween treats that aren’t of the “fun size” variety? Trophy Cupcakes at Wallingford Center offers up a spooky spread of sweets: “Adorable sparkly pumpkins, spooooky black cats, creepy spider webs and even yummy mummy cupcakes will delight your favorite ghosts and goblins Halloween week.” Trophy also will host its 2nd Annual Cupcake Costume Contest. Stop by the shop dressed like a cupcake and receive a free cupcake and a chance to enter for the first prize of two dozen cupcakes.

If Dia de los Muertos is more your style, pick up Pan de Muerto at Essential Baking (1604 N. 34th St., 545-0444), which describes the bread on its website: “Our lead baker, Javier Mejia, bakes this traditional Mexican sweet loaf made with eggs, butter, and flavored with anise. A specialty for Day of the Dead festivities when deceased friends and loved ones are remembered and celebrated.”

Know of more Wallingford celebrations that we’re missing? Post them in the comments or on our Facebook page.

Have a Happy Halloween!