Where to Take the Kids Trick-or-Treating in the Sacramento Area
If you can’t tell, we are major fans of the fall season — and by default, Halloween. With this exciting holiday comes the much-anticipated tradition of trick-or-treating. It seems as though the main goal for kids on Halloween is to collect as many sweet treats as possible! And our goal is to help them maximize their treat-collecting time. With our help, we hope you can focus more time and energy on finding the best costumes, and less time figuring out where to go trick-or-treating.
The following neighborhoods possess an extra dose of Halloween spirit, and are quite easy to maneuver with little ones. Visit them for an ideal trick-or-treating experience! Or attend one of the many trick-or-treating events happening in the area leading up to Halloween.
Best Sacramento Area Neighborhoods + Towns for Trick-or-Treating
Sacramento Area Trick-or-Treating Events
- Fairytale Town’s Safe & Super Halloween in Space
- Safetyville Halloween Haunt
- Trick-or-Treating in Historic Folsom
- Dinger’s Drive-In Flick-or-Treat at Raley Field
- Sacramento Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo
- Spooktacular Halloween at Funderland
- Davis Downtown Treat Trail
NEIGHBORHOODS + TOWNS
The family-friendly atmosphere of Curtis Park is perfect for occasions such as this. Travel along tree-lined streets hosting historic properties decked out for the holiday, collecting treats and making friends as you go. The idyllic setting of this historic neighborhood makes it one of the best trick-or-treating destinations in the region.
Don’t miss the tiny enclave of Hollywood Park, located in the southern portion of Curtis Park. This neighborhood has a long-standing reputation of promoting a family-friendly environment and a top-notch Halloween experience for trick-or-treaters every year.
Midtown is a wonderful place to go trick-or-treating, as the area has an exceptional Walk Score of 93 — the highest in the city. This hip, young neighborhood is filled with festive decorations on doorsteps, pretty tree-lined streets, and proximity to lots of local restaurants — perfect for a late-night snack after all that walking.
Don’t miss the area around Marshall School, a popular destination for trick-or-treaters. And the “Grand Old Gated Home” is another must-visit in Midtown. This home located on the corner of 25th and I Streets will be decked out for Halloween, accepting visitors from October 29 through 31 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Elmhurst is a scenic neighborhood in East Sacramento with a strong sense of community. Elmhurst is well-known for its wide, grassy median along the main street, lined with gorgeous elk, oak, and ash trees. Trick-or-treat along this pedestrian-friendly street with bungalows, Craftsman homes, Tudors, and other historic properties.
Elk Grove is a community-oriented town just south of Sacramento. People are drawn to the small-town feel, hometown pride, and community camaraderie of Elk Grove, which is maximized during holidays and local events such as Halloween. Take the family to this enchanting town with historic and new homes alike for an unforgettable trick-or-treating experience!
The Fab Forties in East Sacramento is a no-brainer when scouting out the best local trick-or-treating zones. Hundreds of little goblins, mermaids, and ghosts flock to this historic neighborhood for one of the best Halloween experiences around. The residents of the Fab Forties neighborhood are heavily involved in holidays — particularly Christmas — and Halloween is no exception. Explore the elaborate architecture and festive Halloween decor in this renowned neighborhood this Halloween!
While Roseville hosts a myriad of attractions in its quaint downtown, such as restaurants, cafes, shops, arts centers and more, the residential side of this town is thriving as well. After an afternoon spent perusing the downtown area, head to the neighborhoods of Roseville for an enjoyable evening collecting treats from house to house!
In addition to the quaint downtown area of Old Town Auburn, this town situated northeast of Sacramento has an exceptional residential community, providing the perfect environment for trick-or-treaters. Head to Old Town to visit small boutiques, grab a bite to eat at a local restaurant, and experience the charming atmosphere of this historic area. Then hit the neighborhoods lined with beautiful homes shaded by lush canopies of trees for a fun Halloween experience! This well-connected and friendly community will welcome trick-or-treaters with open arms.
Head to the hills this Halloween! The upscale city of El Dorado Hills is nestled in the Sierra Foothills, providing exceptional views of the mountains, Sacramento Valley, and Folsom Lake. The city is filled with well-maintained neighborhoods in a beautiful, natural surrounding away from it all. Travel through the pristine neighborhoods in El Dorado Hills, where you’ll find stunning properties, lush foliage, and spectacular views. The popular El Dorado Hills Town Center, hosting a variety of shops and restaurants, will provide the perfect pitstop before or after your trick-or-treating adventure!
Friday, October 20–Sunday, October 22
Photos Courtesy of Fairytale Town
Head to Fairytale Town for three nights of trick-or-treating and family fun in space at the 31st Annual Safe & Super Halloween! Embark on a space adventure as you meet legendary intergalactic characters, take part in Jedi training, and even travel to Dagobah, Endor, and Tatooine. Enjoy 15 treat stations, a nightly costume parade, hands-on activities, and more. Each night, Sevilla Magic FX will perform a magic show in the Children’s Theater. If purchased before October 20, tickets cost $10 for non-members and $7 for members. Day-of tickets purchased after October 20 cost $12 for members and non-members. Tickets for children 1 and under are free!
Saturday, October 28
Safetyville’s Annual Halloween Haunt is back for another year of family-friendly fun! Head to Safetyville, the unique miniature city, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for carnival games, a costume parade, safety demonstrations and activities, a harvest maze, face painting, raffles, live entertainment, and of course — trick-or-treat stations. Admission is $5 per person for those 3 years and older.
Saturday, October 28
Trick-or-treat in historic Folsom this year from 1–4 p.m. on October 28! Dress up in your Halloween finest and take a stroll along the beautiful historic district, keeping an eye of for signs that read “Participating Merchant” to pick up your special treats at local shops.
Saturday, October 28
Dinger’s Drive-In presents a special Flick-or-Treat movie experience at Raley Field on Halloween weekend! Watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on the big screen, and go trick-or-treating before the movie with themed games and prizes. Doors open at 4:30 and the movie starts at 6 p.m.! Tickets cost $6 for adults and $4 for kids, and parking is free.
Saturday, October 28 + Sunday, October 29
Photo Courtesy of the Sacramento Zoo
Slip on your costumes, grab a trick-or-treat bag, and head to the Sacramento Zoo for a unique Halloween experience. Boo at the Zoo offers trick-or-treating throughout the entire zoo at 15 different candy stations, face painting for kids, festive games, themed stage shows, magic shows, keeper chats, and animal enrichment activities. Ride the spooky zoo train or take a ride on the creepy carousel for an additional fee. Tickets purchased before October 22 cost $13 for non-members and $10 for members. Tickets purchased after October 23 cost $16 for non-members and $13 for members. Children under 2 are free.
Saturday, October 28 + Sunday, October 29
Photo Courtesy of Funderland
Funderland is the ultimate paradise for kids throughout the year, and Halloween is no exception! Their annual Spooktacular Halloween features trick-or-treating, a hay maze (all month), a magical musician, superhero encounters, costume contests, free crafts, vendors and more. Trick-or-treating costs $3.50 per person. Spooktacular Halloween is happening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Davis Downtown is continuing a long-lasting community tradition with their famous Treat Trail event! Head to downtown Davis to trick-or-treat at participating local businesses on Halloween from 2–4:30 p.m. This event occurs rain or shine and is recommended for children ages 10 and under.
And good luck on your trick-or-treating adventures!