This is 2012 Information
PLEASE confirm all events and times and dates on your own. This information comes from a variety of sources but often, things change or are canceled, and IWK cannot be held responsible.
Not too interested in trick-or-treating this year? Don’t really know all your neighbors? We’re looking for something that might be a little less walking for a toddler.
Many Churches and organizations offer something called Trunk or Treat on Halloween weekend. It’s a really neat opportunity for your child to show off their costume and mingle with other children and for you to mingle with other adults. Trunk-or-treat is an activity that typically takes place in a parking lot and involves the trunks of vehicles. Sometimes those trunks are decorated in themes (we know someone who puts up an electric train running a track in the trunk of his car). Others are strewn with streamers and balloons or costume clad adults handing out treats as children go from car to car looking for treats.
There are so many other Halloween options everywhere in the Indianapolis. I’ve listed some options below that you might want to look in to. As with all events and activities on this site, please confirm with the venue that they are still taking place. If you know of an event I’ve left off of this list, please let me know!
Saturday, October 27th
Trick or Treat Breakfast at Incredible Pizza Company – Costume Contest, Breakfast. 8-10:30am. There is a cost associated with this event.
Once Upon a Gholish Day - Crafts, Treats, Costume Contest. Noon-3pm at EventzPlus. Tickets $6-10.
Trunk or Treat at Faith United Church of Christ (4040 E. Thompson Road, Indianapolis) Free. Cocoa, cider, and cookies, games and a not-too-spooky movie! 5pm-7pm.
Clay Terrace Mall-o-Ween - Trick or Treat at the stores. 6-8pm.
Layafette Square Mall Safe Trick or Treat - From 2:30-6pm. Candy, prizes and costume contest.
Emmanuel Church in Greenwood: THE CANDY CRAZE from 3-5 p.m. FREE family fun event. Bring your kids dressed in costume where they will enjoy prizes, games, food, and tons of candy!!
Safe Halloween at Executive Airport in Zionsville - 6-8pm. Free. Family event full of games, prizes, food, candy (including a candy drop) and spooky airport tours! (11329 E SR 32, Zionsville)
Sunday, October 28th
Fall Festival at St. Luke’s Methodist Church from 4:30-7pm. All sorts wonderful goodies will be distributed by owners of colorfully decorated trunks of cars, trucks, SUVs and mini-vans. Fazoli’s catered dinner, carnival games. Dinner will be $10/$6. All other activities are free.
Northminster Presbyterian Church Trunk or Treat from 5:30 to 7 pm in the church parking lot. Trick or treat from decorated car to decorated car for our annual Trunk or Treat extravaganza! Wear your costumes!
First Baptist Church Trunk or Treat, games, prizes, music and trick or treating! From 5:30-7pm in the parking lot! All are welcome for this free event!
Metropolis Mall Monster Mash - 1-3pm in Futura Park. Pumpkin decorating, costume contest, games and activities.
Monday, October 29th & Tuesday, October 30th
Garfield Park and Conservatory - $1 – Put on your creepiest costume, and take part in a fun Halloween celebration at Garfield Park! Enjoy goblin games and treats at the Burrello Family Center, creepy crafts at the Arts Center, and get spooked on your tour of the Haunted Conservatory! The Haunted Conservatory will be less scary from 5:30-7 p.m., and the real haunting begins at 7 p.m. (recommended for ages 8+) $1 admission to Conservatory, $3 hayride, all other activities free.
Greenwood Park Mall Safe Trick or Treat - from 6-8pm trick or treat throughout the mall. Also, goodies, fun activites, giveaways and more, FREE KRE-O Bumblebee Transformer (limit one per family, while supplies last).
Washington Square Mall Safe Trick or Treat - from 6-8pm meet in the Sears wing
The State Fairgrounds are offering a Safe Halloween on Halloween night from 5-7pm. The event is free for children 12 and under but they must be accompanied by an adult.
Halloween on East 10th Street – from 5-7pm. Safe trick-or-treating, costume contests, pumpkin pie eating contest, ghost stories, hot dogs & lots of fun! Start off at Legacy Plaza 3042 E. 10th St (in front of Brookside Elementary School 54).
Scare in the Square – 4-6pm. FREE Community Event sponsored by the Fountain Square Merchants Association! Bring your little ghouls & goblins and follow the Trick-or-Treat Trail to Fountain Square Merchants. Participating merchants will hand out goodies, pick up your Trail Map & Treat Bag at the new Plaza at Shelby & Prospect Streets!
Center Grove Presbyterian Church Fall Festival- 6-8:30pm. Free Food, Games & Family Fun for all ages. 2340 South State Road 135, Greenwood.
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