Puget Sound Area Weekend Planner: October 27-29, 2023

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TACOMA HOLIDAY FOOD & GIFT FESTIVAL
Billed as the largest holiday show in the West, Tacoma Holiday Food & Gift Festival has 465 booths of handmade items and specialty foods plus cooking demonstrations and Santa Claus at the Tacoma Dome. 


PARK PUPS SPOOKTACULAR
Watch canines in costume compete for “best overall, most creative, and spookiest costumes” at Park Pups Spooktacular.


HALLOWEEN PARTY CRUISE
The Halloween Party Cruise includes views of Lake Union and Lake Washington, plus a costume contest, DJ dance music, appetizers, dessert, a “greet drink,” and a no-host bar, for age 21+ departing from Waterways Cruises. 


BOO! SEATTLE
Boo! Seattle promises “a multi-genre musical experience” with 20 acts per day, costumed performers, and special effects for age 18+ at WaMu Theater. 


HILLOWEEN
Hilloween includes a kids’ carnival full of games and entertainment in the plaza near Broadway & Denny Way, followed by trick-or-treating at shops on Broadway. 


BARKTOBERFEST
Barktoberfest has dog-friendly vendors, a “super scary playlist,” photo opportunities, four costume contests, and food and beverages for sale at Dog Yard Bar.


HALLOWEEN HARVEST FESTIVAL
Bring a food-bank donation to Halloween Harvest Festival, where kids age 2 to 10 enjoy games, crafts, inflatables, rides, food vendors, and a fun Trunk-or-Treat experience around the trail.


SNOHOMISH ZOMBIE WALK
Bring food or a cash donation for the food bank to the Snohomish Zombie Walk, which has face painting, music, entertainment, and a group walk down First Street.


SEAHAWKS
Watch the Seahawks play an exciting home game at Lumen Field.


TACOMA DISTILLERY FESTIVAL
Sample spirits, meet the makers, and drink cocktails at Tacoma Distillery Festival, which has food and bottles for sale at Tacoma Armory.  


THE MUSEUM OF FRIGHT
The Museum of Fright has spooky stories, games, and activities throughout the Museum of Flight.


POPULAR ON NETFLIX/HULU/DISNEY+ 


OLD DADS

A cranky middle-aged dad and his two best friends find themselves out of step in a changing world of millennial CEOs and powerful preschool principals. (Netflix)

HOME ALONE
Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin’s house, the plucky kid stands ready to defend his territory. By planting booby traps galore, adorably mischievous Kevin stands his ground as his frantic mother attempts to race home before Christmas Day. (Hulu)    

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack’s rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans. (Disney+)

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