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 2019 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.

Boo Bash at Saline Recreation Center

Oct. 18, 2019

  • Register: ASAP in advance
  • Address: Saline Recreation Center, 1866 Woodland Drive, Saline
  • Time: 6-8 p.m.
  • Phone: 734-492-3502
  • Cost: $9/person

There’s a trick or treat trail past tons of tables passing out goodies, plus games, dancing, a balloon drop and more at this 28th annual event. Open to all costumed kids. Register in advance; this event sells out.

Halloween Hoopla at Macomb Township Recreation Center

Oct. 18, 2019

  • 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.

Halloween Hootenany at the Longway Planetarium in Flint

Oct. 19, 2019

  • Register: Call to RSVP
  • Address: 1310 E. Kearsley St., Flint
  • Time: 5-8 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.

Halloween Downtown Ypsi Glow at the Ypsilanti District Library

Oct. 25, 2019

  • Address: Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti
  • Time: 4 p.m.
  • Phone: 734-482-4110
  • Cost: Free

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

Monster Mash at Orchard Mall in West Bloomfield

Oct. 25, 2019

  • Register: Required, in advance
  • Address: Orchard Mall, 6337 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield
  • Time: 6-9 p.m.
  • Phone: 248-398-3400
  • Cost: $5/kids 2-plus, free/under 2

Orchard Mall and Metro Parent magazine bring families an evening of merry Halloween fun including spooky games and trick-or-treating fun. Dress up in your favorite costumes and boogie at the dance party, meet the Sanderson Sisters from Disney’s Hocus Pocus or the real-life Ghostbusters and visit with the Tooth Fairy, too. Live animal presentations and make-and-take crafts are also available. It’s a can’t-miss Halloween party for all ages!

Rollers and Strollers Trick or Treat with Buzz and Woody at The New Rink in Shelby Township

Oct. 26, 2019

  • Address: 50625 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Township
  • Time: 9 a.m.-noon
  • Phone: 586-731-5006
  • Cost: $10/person, $1/non-walking infants

Trick or treat around the rink with beloved characters. Includes skate rental, snack, drink and bounce zone. Event for children 7 and under.

Halloween Spooktacular

Oct. 26, 2019

  • 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.

Funtastic Halloween at Royal Oak Public Library

Oct. 26, 2019

  • 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. 26, 2019

  • 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 space-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.

Treats in the Streets at Detroit Historical Museum

Oct. 27, 2019

  • Address: Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Time: Noon-4 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.

Halloween Open House at Sterling Heights Public Library

Oct. 30, 2019

  • Address: Sterling Heights Public Library, 40255 Dodge Park Road, Sterling Heights
  • Time: 9:30-11 a.m.
  • 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.

Trick or Treat Parade at Summit on the Park

Oct. 30, 2019

  • Register: By Oct. 29; 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. 29. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Halloween Party at Ann Arbor District Library

Oct. 31, 2019

  • Address: Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown Branch, 343 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor
  • Time: 10-10:30 a.m. and11:30 a.m.-noon
  • Phone: 734-327-4200
  • Cost: Free

This event for kids in preschool-3rd grade 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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