Twin Cities Trick-or-Treat: Malls, Markets, Shopping Centers & Grocery Stores

In the event that you’re searching for one more place your child can stretch the use of their Halloween costume (and, yes, collect some goodies), several local 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! It’s common for grocery stores and markets also to offer trick-or-treating and other fun activities in the upcoming weeks. Any of these events could be a great alternative if you’ve got little ones that aren’t quite ready to head out after dark on Halloween night (and I can speak, from experience, many of these stores offer some healthier alternatives to candy!) 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.

2023 Free Trick-or-Treat at Twin Cities Shopping Malls, Centers & Shopping Districts

We continue to add 2023 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!

Saturday, October 21, 2023

St Louis Park: Shops at West End Great Pumpkin Festival

1621 West End Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416
Trick or treat at select stores and enjoy crafts, music and games. 10am-1pm. FREE.

St Michael: St Michael Cinema Trick-or-Treat & Movie Event

4300 O’Day Ave NE, St Michael, MN 55376
Local businesses will have a trick-or-treat trail set up for the first 500 kids to gather goodies followed by a free Halloween kids movie. 9am-11am. FREE.

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Robbinsdale: Give & Get Trick-or-Treat

Kids up to age 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 27, 2023

Elk River: Downtown Trick-or-Treat

Collect treats at participating downtown businesses in Elk River plus photo opportunity at Rivers Edge Commons Park and a petting zoo. 2-6pm. FREE!

Minneapolis: Midtown Global Market Not-So-Scary Trick-or-Treat

920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407
A special Family Friday edition where kids can trick-or-treat at participating market vendors. 5-7pm. FREE!

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Blaine: The Village of Blaine Trick-or-Treat Event

4335 Pheasant Ridge Dr NE, Blaine, MN 55449
Free candy bags while supplies last and costumes encouraged for this trick-or-treat event. 11am-2pm.

Chaska: Downtown Chaska Trick-or-Treat

Trick-or-treat at downtown local businesses. 2-5pm.

Edina: Trick-or-Treat at 50th & France

Enjoy trick-or-treating at local businesses (look for the sign in the window, kids 12 & under only, please). 1-4pm.

Excelsior: Halloween Trick-or-Treat in Excelsior

Trick or Treat at participating downtown Excelsior businesses. 10am-2pm.

Shakopee: Downtown Shakopee Trick-or-Treat

Trick-or-treat at participating businesses along Main Street. 10am-12pm. FREE.

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.

Woodbury: Valley Creek Mall Fall Festival

Includes trick-or-treating at participating mall businesses plus take-home crafts and coloring pages. 10am-2pm. FREE.

Fleet Farm Trick-or-Treat & Costume Contest

Twin Cities-area locations include Blaine, Brooklyn Park, Carver, Hastings, Lakeville, Monticello, Oakdale & Hudson, Wisconsin
Trick-or-treat around Fleet Farm and show your costume off, prizes and all. 10am-12pm. FREE.

Sunday, October 29, 2023

Minneapolis: 13th Avenue Trick-Or-Treat

Put on your spookiest costumes and join the fun! There will be tables with treats outside the locations. 3-4pm. FREE.

Stillwater: Trick-or-Treating on Main Street

Troll for treats along Stillwater’s Main Street business district. 1-4pm.

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Albertville: Premium Outlets Mall-o-Ween

6415 Labeaux Ave NE, Albertville, MN 55301
Trick or treat at nearly 20 participating retailers. 3-6pm, FREE.

Blaine: Northtown Mall Spooktacular Mall-o-Ween

398 Northtown Dr NE, Blaine, MN 55434
Trick-or-treat at participating Northtown Mall retailers. Look for the pumpkin logo in the shop windows.  4-7pm, FREE.

Bloomington: Mall of America Mall-o-ween

Pick up your treat bag in the Rotunda along with other not-so-spooky Halloween activities. And make sure to stick around for the Fright Lights show at Nickelodeon Universe. Please note this is not a mall-wide trick-or-treat event. Starts at 3pm.

Edina: Southdale Mall-o-Ween

10 Southdale Center, Edina, MN 55435
Come in costume for spooky family fun and activities. 3pm. FREE.

FEATURED PARTNER: Valleyfair Tricks and Treats

crowd of people in costume at Tricks and Treats at Valleyfair

2023 Free Trick-or-Treat at Twin Cities Grocery Stores & Markets

Cub Foods Halloween Trick-or-Treat Event

200 Pioneer Trail, Chaska, MN 55318
The Chaska Cub Foods is participating in the Little Roos Children’s Boutique trick-or-treat event at Chaska Commons. Multiple businesses will be handing out goodies. October 28, 2023, 12-4pm. FREE.

Jerry’s Foods Halloween Creepy Crawl

7760 Hargis Parkway, Woodbury, MN
Trick-or-treating is back throughout the grocery store. October 29, 10am-12pm. FREE.

Kowalski’s Boo Bash

It doesn’t just have to be all about the candy. In fact, my personal favorite place to take the kids for a bonus trick-or-treat session is my local Kowalski’s Market. In the past, my kids have left with bags stuffed full of fresh fruit, cheese sticks, pretzels, and other healthier options. Thank you, Kowalski’s Boo Bash,  for that week’s supply of school snacks! 

  • All Twin Cities Kowalski’s locations. October 24, 2023, 4-7pm.

Lunds & Byerly’s Boo Blast & Fall Festivals

Whether your local store calls it Boo Blast or Fall Festival, kids can dress up, troll for treats and enjoy other activities between October 24-30, 2023. Find your local store from the following lineup:

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
  • Bloomington | 4-7 pm
  • Eden Prairie | 4-7 pm
  • Golden Valley | 4-7pm
  • Navarre | 4-7pm
  • Richfield | 4-6:30pm
Thursday, October 26, 2023
  • Apple Valley | 4-7pm
  • Burnsville | 4-7 pm
  • Chanhassen | 4-7 pm
  • Eagan | 4-7 pm
  • Edina, France Avenue | 4-7 pm
  • Maple Grove | 4-7pm
  • Roseville | 4-7pm
  • White Bear Lake | 4-7pm
Friday, October 27, 2023
  • Glen Lake | 4-7pm
Saturday, October 28, 2023
  • Minneapolis Uptown | 11am-3pm
  • Minnetonka, Hwy 7 | 11am-3pm
  • Plymouth | 11am-2pm
  • Prior Lake | 11am-2pm
  • Ridgedale | 4-7pm
  • St Paul, Highland Bridge | 10am-2pm
  • Wayzata | 12-3pm
  • Woodbury | 1:30-4pm
Sunday, October 29, 2023
  • Downtown Minneapolis | 11am-4pm
Monday, October 30, 2023
  • Minneapolis, Downtown | 11am-4pm
  • St. Cloud | 4-7pm

This is it, Twin Cities. We have come to the last of our Halloween posts. Over the past few weeks we’ve traveled through pumpkin patches and corn mazes, detailed not-so-spooky options around the Metro, and talked treats. You’re likely as ready to stop reading about Halloween as we are ready to stop writing about it. Until 2024!

Find more things to do in Minneapolis and St Paul – family attractions, free events, outing ideas and hundreds more.

Twin Cities Trick or treat events to watch for in 2024

Afton: Trick-or-treat Trail

St Croix Trail through Afton
Stop at local businesses for treats, activities and fun freebies.

Burnsville: Burnsville Center Mall-o-Ween

1178 Burnsville Center, Burnsville, MN 55306
Trick-or-treat around the mall. 4-6pm, FREE.

Eden Prairie Center: Halloween on the Mall

8251 Flying Cloud Dr., Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Trick-or-treating at mall merchants and free entertainment in Center Court.

Maple Grove: Arbor Lakes Fall Festival on Main

 12459 Elm Creek Blvd N, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Trick-or-treat at Main Street businesses and enter the costume contest.

Maplewood: Maplewood Mall Halloween

3001 White Bear Ave, St Paul, MN 55109
After hosting a kids’ Halloween party last year, look for trick-or-treating to return.

Roseville: Rosedale Center Trick-or-Treating

1595 MN-36, Roseville, MN 55113
Trick-or-treat at participating stores around the mall.

St Louis Park: Shoppes at Knollwood Halloween Trick-or-Treat

8332 Highway 7, St Louis Park, MN 55426
Trick-or-treat at participating businesses in the mall.

St Paul: Trick-or-Treat on Grand Avenue

Trick-or-Treat scavenger hunt along Grand Avenue. Attendees are encouraged to pre-register. 12-4pm, FREE.

Hy-Vee Halloween Trick-or-Treat Events

Whole Foods Market Trick-or-Treat Events

4 thoughts on “Twin Cities Trick-or-Treat: Malls, Markets, Shopping Centers & Grocery Stores”

    1. Thanks for catching that Brenda. 13th Avenue Trick or Treat is Sunday, October 30th in 2022. We’ve made the edit.

  1. shopping mall near me

    I am olive 25 years old. I was looking a product in online that was very important to me but I didn’t find anyway. Fortunately, I got your website and get information about my product. I am using this product. Your shopping mall is near to me as an information store. Thanks a lot and pray as if your website goes to peak in the world.

    1. Thanks for your kind and somewhat confusing comments , Olive. I’m glad you were able to find Halloween candy at a mall in March. Which mall was still carrying it?

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top