Indoor Trick-or-Treating in Michigan for Family Fun

Find Halloween fun for kids minus the bitter chill with indoor trick-or-treating events around Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties.

Thinking of sitting out this Halloween because the October chancy weather might be too cold or rainy? Well, think again. Indoor trick-or-treating in Michigan offers plenty of events to keep metro Detroit’s little monsters toasty warm while they collect their goodies. From haunted houses that end in a bag of treats to some not-so-scary events at local museums, southeast Michigan is packed with options.

Check out these 2017 Halloween festivities happening all over town.

Halloween Hoopla at Macomb Township Recreation Center

Oct. 20, 2017

  • Register: ASAP in advance; sells out
  • Address: Macomb Township Recreation Center, 20699 Macomb St., Macomb Township
  • Time: 6-8:30 p.m. Friday
  • Phone: 586-992-2900
  • Cost: $5/residents, $10/nonresidents

Come in costume for indoor trick-or-treating and a haunted house; plus dancing, crafts and more at this annual Halloween favorite. Note: Be sure to pre-register.

Boo Bash at Saline Recreation Center

Oct. 20, 2017

  • Register: ASAP in advance
  • Address: Saline Recreation Center, 1866 Woodland Drive, Saline
  • Time: 6-8 p.m. Friday
  • Phone: 734-492-3502
  • Cost: $11/in advance, $15/day of event, free/age 1 and under

There’s a trick or treat trail past tons of tables passing out goodies, plus games, dancing, a balloon drop and more at this 26th annual event. Open to all costumed kids. Register in advance; this event sells out.

Under the Big Top Spooktacular at Franklin Athletic Club

Oct. 21, 2017

  • Address: Franklin Athletic Club, 29350 Northwestern Highway, Southfield
  • Time: 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday
  • Phone: 248-352-8000
  • Cost: Free

Enjoy tons of daytime Halloween fun including a costume parade and contest, gourd decorating, a fortune-teller and zombie hospital; plus inflatables, karaoke, face painting and more.

Halloween Parade at Sterling Heights Public Library

Oct. 23, 2017

  • Address: Sterling Heights Public Library, 40255 Dodge Park Road, Sterling Heights
  • Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday
  • Phone: 586-446-2665
  • Cost: Free

Kids are invited to dress up for Halloween stories, a movie and trick or treat parade through the library.

Halloween Tales at Novi Public Library

Oct. 24, 2017

  • Address: Novi Public Library, 45255 W. 10 Mile Road, Novi
  • Time: 6:30-7:45 p.m. Tuesday
  • Phone: 248-349-0720
  • Cost: Free

Grab your costume and start the Halloween fun with a performance by magician Jeff Wawrzaszek followed by games and trick-or-treating in the library. This event is geared at preschool kids ages 18 months-6 years old.

Halloween Downtown Ypsi Glow at the Ypsilanti District Library

Oct. 27, 2017

  • Address: Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti
  • Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday
  • Phone: 734-482-4110
  • Cost: Free

Candy and dancing will be enjoyed by all who attend this event, with tons of glowing fun.

Trick or Treat Parade at Summit on the Park

Oct. 27, 2017

  • Register: by Oct. 26; no tickets sold at the door
  • Address: Summit on the Park, 46000 Summit Parkway, Canton
  • Time: 5-8 p.m. Friday
  • Phone: 734-394-5460
  • Cost: $6/Canton residents, $10/nonresidents

Kids wear their favorite costumes and travel a themed path to collect candy and surprises for plenty of indoor trick-or-treating fun. Note: Ticket sales end on Oct. 26. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Funtastic Halloween at Royal Oak Public Library

Oct. 28, 2017

  • Address: Royal Oak Public Library, 222 E. 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak
  • Time: noon-2 p.m. Saturday
  • Phone: 248-246-3716
  • Cost: free

Kids in costumes make their rounds around the library for make-and-take crafts and other Halloween-themed activities.

Trick or Treat in the Village at Troy Historic Village

Oct. 28, 2017

  • Address: Troy Historic Village, 60 Wattles Road, Troy
  • Time: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday
  • Phone: 248-524-3570
  • Cost: $5/members, $7/nonmembers; free/kids under 4

Join in this superhero-themed event where kids can collect candy and treats in the historic buildings for a bit of indoor trick-or-treating, make a craft and some teeth-friendly treats. The Troy Garden Club will provide mini pumpkins for the kids.

Boo Bash at Briarwood Mall

Oct. 28, 2017

  • Address: 100 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor
  • Time: 5-8 p.m. Saturday
  • Phone: 734-761-9550
  • Cost: Free

Indoor trick-or-treating in Michigan’s premiere Ann Arbor mall lasts from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by more family-friendly activities.

Eastland Center Trick-Or-Treat

Oct. 28, 2017

  • Address: 18000 Vernier Road, Harper Woods
  • Time: 2-4 p.m. Monday
  • Phone: 313-371-1500
  • Cost: Free

Put on your costume and stop by this mall for indoor trick-or-treating on the big day.

Halloween Spooktacular

Oct. 28, 2017

  • Address: Yankee Air Museum, 47884 D St., Belleville
  • Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
  • Phone: 734-483-4030
  • Cost: Free

All of the games, the costume parade, and trick-or-treating are in store for the attendees to this event.

Southgate Public Library Halloween Party

Oct. 28, 2017

  • Address: Southgate Veterans Memorial Library, 14680 Dix Toledo Road, Southgate
  • Time: 2-4 p.m. Saturday
  • Phone: 734-258-3203
  • Cost: Free

Each kid gets a treat and can partake in fun games, a chemistry demonstration and a face painter.

Halloween Hootenany at the Longway Planetarium in Flint

Oct. 28, 2017

  • Register: Call to RSVP
  • Address: 1310 E. Kearsley St., Flint
  • Time: 5-8 p.m. Saturday
  • Phone: 810-237-3400
  • Cost: $8/adults, $6/kids 2-11

Kids can dance, get plenty of treats and win prizes. There will also be a light show.

Treats in the Streets at Detroit Historical Museum

Oct. 29, 2017

  • Address: Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Time: noon-3 p.m.
  • Phone: 313-833-1805
  • Cost: Free (parking fees apply)

This event is for kids 12 and under in the Streets of Old Detroit exhibit in the museum. This includes crafts, a magic show and a ghoulish history hunt.

Haunted Halloween Family Party at the Arab American National Museum

Oct. 29, 2017

  • Address: Arab American National Museum, 13624 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
  • Time: 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday
  • Phone: 313-582-2266
  • Cost: $5/members, $7/nonmembers, free/adults

This event offers scavenger hunts, pumpkin decorating, karaoke, live creature demonstrations and indoor trick-or-treating in Michigan’s unique museum focused on Arab American history.

Family Halloween Party at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

Oct. 29, 2017

  • Address: University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor
  • Time: noon-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Phone: 734-764-0478
  • Cost: Free

This annual Halloween party features indoor trick-or-treating plus tons of spooky science-themed fun for kids to enjoy.

Hoots and Haunts Halloween

Oct. 29, 2017

  • Address: Indian Springs Metropark Environmental Discovery Center, 1575 Indian Trail, White lake
  • Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Phone: 248-625-7280
  • Cost: $5/person, $10/vehicle entry

Kids ages 10 and younger can enjoy characters, treats and activities.

Halloween Party at Ann Arbor District Library

Oct. 31, 2017

  • Address: Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown Branch, 343 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. and noon Monday
  • Phone: 734-327-4200
  • Cost: Free

This event for ages 2-5 features puppets, stories and trick-or-treating in the library. Afterwards, if you choose, head outside for the treat parade on Main Street, just a short walk away.

This post was originally published in 2015 and is updated regularly.