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Halloween events around Maple Leaf this week

October 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Maple Leaf may not have made Zillow’s list for best places to trick-or-treat in Seattle, but with many of its neighbors making the list, including Wallingford, Roosevelt and Ravenna, I think it’s safe to say it’s more of a lack of sidewalks than a lack of Halloween spirit that’s to blame.

Just look at some of the photos like the one above (across the street from the Maple Leaf Playground), or those we’ve already taken throughout the neighborhood, with more expected as readers like you send us your photos at

What are your plans for the holiday besides keep your jack-o’-lantern lit and candy bowls filled? Here are some ideas:

  • Children ages 1-6 are invited to Toddler Trick or Treat Time from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave. N.E. This special playtime will feature trikes, scooters, push bikes, balls and inflatable toys, along with special Halloween treats. Got twins or triplets? They’re invited for their own playtime earlier in the day, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is a $5 activity fee per family for both events.
  • Also on Friday, North Seattle families are invited by Children’s Home Society of Washington’s North Seattle Family Center to the 18th annual Fright Night Trick-or-Treat Walk for ages 2-12 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. throughout Lake City. Pick up your neighborhood map and treat bag at 5:30 p.m. at the North Seattle Family Center, 3200 N.E. 125th St., Suite 2, then follow the map to more than 30 participating merchants. Afterward, families are invited to the Fright Night Halloween Party from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. The party, hosted by the Lake City Lions Club, includes games, food, crafts, a costume contest, prizes and a haunted house. For more information, call the North Seattle Family Center at 206-364-7930.
  • Don’t forget about the second annual Maple Leaf Parade of Costumes, which invites “Big Kids, Little Kids, Furry Ones, too” to show off their costumes from 3-5 p.m. Sunday around the traffic circle at 12th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 91st Street.
  • Trick-or-treaters ages 12 and under also are invited to take part in the festivities from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Northgate Mall, 401 N.E. Northgate Way.
  • While you’re at the mall, depending on just how scary your costume is, you might want to head over to Chipotle Mexican Grill, which is offering $2 burritos after 6 p.m. for patrons dressed as a “horrifying processed food product.” If that’s too scary for you, consider that that $2 you pay for your burrito will go toward Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. Need ideas for a costume? Check out the following video:

What other events do you know of in the area that Maple Leaf residents should know about?

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