Twin Cities malls and shopping districts traditionally offer kids the chance to trick-or-treat at participating merchants. Some locations will also offer other not-so-spooky entertainment for little ghouls and goblins to enjoy! This year, fewer trick-or-treat events have been scheduled.
All events listed are FREE to attend.
New to the Twin Cities? While in some areas of the country, municipalities set official trick-or-treat hours, Minnesota cities do not do this. Trick or treating is more of a spontaneous community event. Turn on your porch light if you want to participate. Expect kids to start showing up any time after school on October 31st and go until you turn off your lights. Neighborhoods vary in participation.
Some parents, especially those with younger children, prefer the set times and safety that businesses offer with their alternative trick-or-treat options. We have those listed here.
2021 Free Trick-or-Treat at Twin Cities Shopping Malls, Centers & Shopping Districts
We will add 2021 dates as they are announced. Please note that malls and shopping centers rarely announce their events earlier than October.
For our monster list of Twin Cities Halloween events, jump over HERE or click the candy corn. Happy hauntings!
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Robbinsdale: Give & Get Trick-or-Treat
Kids up to 12 can dress up and trick-or-treat at local businesses on Broadway with the donation of a non-perishable food item. 4-6pm.
Friday, October 29, 2021
Chaska: Halloween in Downtown Chaska
Trick-or-treat at downtown local businesses. 5-7pm Friday and 12-6pm Saturday.
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Enjoy trick-or-treating at local businesses (look for the sign in the window, kids 12 & under only, please). Register ahead of time for a downloadable map. 1-4pm.
EXCELSIOR: Halloween Trick-or-Treat in Excelsior
Excelsior Brewing, 421 3rd St, Excelsior, MN 55331
Trick or Treat at businesses from 10am-2pm; Party at Excelsior Brewing 1-11pm, Kids Dance (1-4pm), Kids Costume Contest (3pm), Dog Costume Contest (4pm); live music (7pm-11pm). Oct 30.
Stillwater: Trick-or-Treating on Main Street
Troll for treats along Stillwater’s business district. 12-4pm.
St Paul: Trick-or-Treat at Highland Village
Starting point is the Langford and Karls Chiropractic parking lot. Businesses will have stations set up along a designated route through the Highland Village that will be staffed by employees/volunteers handing out candy and other items. There will be a Halloween scavenger hunt as well! 10am-2pm.
Halloween! Sunday, October 31, 2021
Maplewood: Maplewood Mall Halloween Party
Instead of trick-or-treating at mall stores this year, a Halloween party for kids will be held in the KidX Court from 2-4pm. Look for trick-or-treating to resume in 2022.
MINNEAPOLIS: 13th Avenue Trick-Or-Treat
- Curiosity, 1228 NE 2nd St #3, Minneapolis, MN 55413
- Dangerous Man, 1300 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55413
- 612 Yoga, 302 NE 2nd St Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55413
- Heartwood Montessori, 229 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
- Exploration High School, 229 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
- Mary Ellen’s Bistro, 300 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
- Eat My Words Bookstore, 214 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
- Vegan East, 1226 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55413
- SNO, 1316 University Avenue NE, NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Put on your spookiest costumes and join the fun! There will be tables with treats outside the locations listed above. 3pm-4:30pm. FREE.
twin cities Trick or treat events to watch for in 2022
Afton’s Annual Trick-or-Treat Trail | St Croix Trail through Afton
Stop at local businesses for treats, activities and fun freebies. 10am-2pm.
Arbor Lakes Fall Festival on Main Street | Maple Grove
Trick-or-treat at Main Street businesses and enter the costume contest. 10am-2pm.
Halloween Trick-or-Treat Event | Village of Blaine
The shopping center will be hosting a free Halloween event for kids. Free candy bags while supplies last. Costumes encouraged for this trick-or-treat event.
Shops on West End Great Pumpkin Festival | St Louis Park
Trick-or-treat at select stores and enjoy a bounce house, crafts, music and games. 10am-1pm.
Shakopee Trick-or-Treat Downtown
Participating businesses will be handing out candy at their storefronts. 10am-12pm.
Halloween Trick-or-Treat | Knollwood Mall
Albertville Premium Outlets: Halloween: Trick-or-Treat
Trick or Treat at 18 participating retailers. 5-9pm.
Burnsville Center: Trick or Treat at the Mall, 5-8pm
Eden Prairie Center: Halloween on the Mall
Trick-or-treat at mall merchants and free entertainment in Center Court. 5-7:30pm.
Northtown Mall (Blaine): Candy Crawl
Trick-or-treat, play games and snap a selfie at the photo station. 6-8pm.
Rosedale Mall: Mall-Wide Trick-or-Treating
Trick-or-treat at participating stores, plus meet superheros and grab other freebies. 5-8pm.
Southdale Mall (Edina): All Treats No Tricks
Come in costume for spooky family fun and activities. 5-7pm.
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