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Happy Halloween!

Seattle Police Department has some recommendations to keep your family and our community safe this Halloween.

Ensure that your home is safe and accessible to trick-or-treaters. As adults there are some very simple things we can do to make the evening safe everyone.

  • Turn on your porch light.
  • Move lit jack-o-lanterns off the porch where kids get bunched up if they are trick-or-treating in groups.
  • Remove objects from your yard that might present a hazard.
  • Drive slowly all evening-you never know what creature may suddenly cross your path.
  • Report any suspicious or criminal activity to the police.

Where to go: a short list of public Halloween events

Seattle Public Library has Halloween events at several branches, including this one at the Broadview Branch. You can also celebrate Day of the Dead across the city at various library branches and at Seattle Center.

Seattle Parks and Recreation is hosting dozens of free and low-cost fall and Halloween activities across the city this month. Put on your scariest costume, perfect your apple bobbing skills, practice your “Boos!” and head out! For event details, please contact the specific location.

Dia de Muertos at Seattle Center

Seattle Center Festál presents Dia de Muertos – A Mexican Celebration to Remember Our Departed, Nov. 1 and 2. Explore and experience the cultural roots of Mexico through live performances, spectacular community altar and cemetery, special hands-on activities, foods, face painting and exquisite rituals. Create sugar skulls and paper skeletons, explore community altars and march in a musical procession to remember the dead. The art and spirituality of Mexican culture is celebrated at Dia de Muertos. This “Day of the Dead” festival honors the lives of loved ones who have passed.

Halloween Comes to Woodland Park Zoo

October 31 2014 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.FREE with zoo admission or membership. Kids in costume get in FREE with a paid adult.

Pumpkin Bash at Woodland Park Zoo

Pumpkin Bash—it’s a Halloween smash for all ages

Pumpkins for the animals, trick-or-treating, and more are in store for little goblins and ghosts at Woodland Park Zoo’s family-friendly Pumpkin Bash. See how pumpkins bring out the animals’ wild instincts as hippos chomp, elephants smash, meerkats dig, and bears crunch their way through the festive treats. Activities free with zoo admission or membership.