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.

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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 2018 Halloween festivities happening all over town. And if you’re looking for Halloween trick-or-treating alternatives, check out our list of trunk-or-treat events.

Halloween Hoopla at Macomb Township Recreation Center

Oct. 19, 2018

  • Register: ASAP in advance; sells out
  • Address: Macomb Township Recreation Center, 20699 Macomb St., Macomb Township
  • Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
  • 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

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Oct. 19, 2018

  • Register: ASAP in advance
  • Address: Saline Recreation Center, 1866 Woodland Drive, Saline
  • Time: 6-8 p.m.
  • 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 27th annual event. Open to all costumed kids. Register in advance; this event sells out.

Halloween Open House at Sterling Heights Public Library

Oct. 24, 2018

  • Address: Sterling Heights Public Library, 40255 Dodge Park Road, Sterling Heights
  • Time: 10 a.m.-noon
  • 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 Downtown Ypsi Glow at the Ypsilanti District Library

Oct. 26, 2018

  • 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. 26, 2018

  • Register: by Oct. 25; 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: $11/child, $1/fast pass

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. 25. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Monster Mash at Orchard Mall in West Bloomfield 

Oct. 26, 2018 

  • Register: required, in advance
  • Address: Orchard Mall, 6337 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield
  • Time: 6-8 p.m.
  • Phone: 248-398-3400
  • Cost: $5/child

Orchard Mall and Metro Parent magazine bring families an evening of merry Halloween fun including games and trick-or-treating.

Funtastic Halloween at Royal Oak Public Library

Oct. 27, 2018

  • Address: Royal Oak Public Library, 222 E. 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak
  • Time: noon-2 p.m.
  • 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. 27, 2018

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

Join in this circus-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.

Halloween Spooktacular

Oct. 27, 2018

  • Address: Yankee Air Museum, 47884 D St., Belleville
  • Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • 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.

Halloween Hootenany at the Longway Planetarium in Flint

Oct. 20, 2018

  • Register: Call to RSVP
  • Address: 1310 E. Kearsley St., Flint
  • Time: 5-7 p.m.
  • 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. 28, 2018

  • 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.

Hoots and Haunts Halloween

Oct. 28, 2018

  • Address: Indian Springs Metropark Environmental Discovery Center, 1575 Indian Trail, White lake
  • Time: 1-3 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, 2018

  • Address: Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown Branch, 343 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor
  • Time: 10-10:30 a.m.
  • 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.

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