Halloween in Denver can be tricky: planning your kids’ costumes around their puffy coats, the pretty solid chance of their being snow and/or ice on the ground, or even just having the time between your work and their school, with Halloween falling on a weeknight again this year. The good news is there are plenty of indoor trick or treats that will work for any schedule. Here are the five best indoor trick-or-treats around Denver.
Located Denver Public Library’s beautiful Central Library location, this all ages family fun event features indoor trick or treating, a party in the Children’s Library, a shadow Play, and not-so-scary fun for kids of all ages. They say costumes are optional, but let’s face it, it’s Halloween. You’re gonna dress those kids to the nines for this one.
The historic Old Station No. 1 is home to the Denver Firefighters Museum, and to this fantastic indoor trick or treating experience. Trick or treat your way through the historic fire station in this fun, family friendly, all ages event. Tickets are $7 for kids, and $10 for adults, and you do have to pre-register on their website.
A part of the Butterfly Pavillion’s Bugtober, this particular indoor trick or treating event has the added perk of being located in the first accredited non-profit invertebrate zoo in the world. Included in the price of admission, this trick or treat is the capstone to a whole series of very cool family friendly events throughout the month of October.
This indoor trick or treat may not be in the oldest or flashiest venue, at the Ridge Recreation Center in Littleton, but that doesn’t mean it has nothing to stand out. In that most stubborn of Colorado traditions of “just because it’s snowing doesn’t mean I’m not about to absolutely destroy this ice cream,” this indoor trick or treat and Halloween party also features (indoor) swimming.
This may be by far the most expensive event on this list, at $55/65 for members and $70/80 for non-members, but don’t let that scare you away. Start out the night trick or treating through the museum, before spending the night in the magnificent diorama halls. As a reward for making it through the night in this most spooky of trick or treat locations, a hot breakfast is included the following morning.