7 Best Family-Friendly Halloween Events In Sacramento

There are many things for adults to do on Halloween in Sacramento, but what about the kiddos? As fun as trick-or-treating can be, especially knowing you get some “rights” over the candy, sometimes it’s nice to try new ways to celebrate Halloween with the youngters. Below is a list of Sacramento events from Sacramento Sidetracks which you can enjoy with your kids without depriving them of an amazing Halloween experience!

Spookamotive Train Rides

Join the Skeleton Crew for a family-friendly Halloween train ride along the Sacramento River! Don’t worry, it’s not frightful! Each weekend is specially themed with Superheroes & Villains – October 15 & 16, Princesses & Pirates – October 22 & 23, and Witches & Wizards – October 29 & 30

When: Weekends, Oct. 15-Oct. 30
Where: Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot in Old Sacramento (located on Front Street between J and K Streets)
Cost: Adults $15.00, Youth age 2-17 $8.o0, 2 and under free

Spooky Halloween River Cruise

Treat your kids to a family-friendly river cruise on the Sacramento River which includes Halloween coloring/activity sheets for kids, music and party favors for kids.

When: Weekends in Oct.
Where: Leaves from Old Sacramento L Street Dock
Cost: $17.91 per person

Monster Mini Golf

Get ghoulish and golfed up with 8 holes of indoor glow-in-the-dark monster-themed mini golf.  Golf in costume for a chance to win prizes!

When: Open year round; Mon-Thurs 2-9 pm, Fri 2-10pm, Sat 12-10pm, Sun 12-8pm
Where: Monster Mini Golf, 12401 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova
Cost: Adults $9.00, Kids $8.00

Pumpkin Splash Patch

Bring your children (ages 3-10) ready for a spook-tacular adventure in the El Dorado Hills community pool. Children will be able to hunt for their perfect pumpkin in this heated pool, as well as decorate it and take it home! They will also be given a Trick-or-Treat goodie bag!

When: Saturday, October 29; 2-4pm
Where: El Dorado Hills Community Pool
Cost: $12.00 per person; pre-registration required

Trick-or-Treat in Old Sacramento

Various businesses throughout Old Sacramento will be handing out candy (last year 40 businesses participated)! Start at the Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum to grab a map and bag for your Old Sac trick-or-treating adventure!

When: Saturday, October 29; 12-4pm
Where: Downtown Mall and Old Sacramento
Cost: FREE

Trick-or-Treat at Sunrise Mall

Kids 12 and under can trick-or-treat through Sunrise mall without being frightened because no masks or excessive facial makeup will be allowed. Participants can pick up their trick-or-treating bag at Customer Service on Halloween from 4-6pm. Supplies are limited, so get there early!

When: Monday, October 31; 5-7 pm
Where: Sunrise Mall, Citrus Heights
Cost: FREE

Trick-or-Treat at Westfield Galleria Mall

Trick-or-treat at your favorite Westfield Galleria stores.

When: Monday, October 31; 5-7pm
Where: Westfield Galleria Mall, Roseville
Cost: FREE



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