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!
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.
2022 Free Trick-or-Treat at Twin Cities Shopping Malls, Centers & Shopping Districts
We will add 2022 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 22, 2022
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.
Thursday, October 27, 2022
Blaine: Northtown Mall Trick-or-Treat
398 Northtown Dr NE, Blaine, MN 55434
Trick-or-treat, play games and snap a selfie at the photo station. 5:30-7:30pm, FREE.
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.
Saturday, October 29, 2022
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: Halloween in Downtown Chaska
Trick-or-treat at downtown local businesses. 5-7pm Friday and 12-6pm Saturday.
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).
Shakopee: Trick-or-Treating in Downtown Shakopee
Trick-or-treat at participating businesses along Main Street. 10am-12pm. FREE.
Stillwater: Trick-or-Treating on Main Street
Troll for treats along Stillwater’s Main Street business district. 1-4pm.
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.
Sunday, October 30, 2022
MINNEAPOLIS: 13th Avenue Trick-Or-Treat
Curiosity Home, 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
Matchbox Coffee, 1306 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Curiosity, 1228 2nd Street NE, 13th Ave NE Suite 3 158, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Squared-Up Hair, 1228 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Nixta Tortilleria, 1222 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Eat My Words Bookstore, 214 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Sheridan Neighborhood Organization, 1304 University Ave NE #301, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Theater Latte Da, 345 13th Ave 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.
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.
Monday, October 31
Albertville: Premium Outlets Mall-o-Ween
6415 Labeaux Ave NE, Albertville, MN 55301
Trick or treat at nearly 20 participating retailers. 3m, FREE.
Burnsville: Burnsville Center Mall-o-Ween
1178 Burnsville Center, Burnsville, MN 55306
Trick-or-treat around the mall. 4-6pm, FREE.
Edina: Southdale Mall-o-Ween
10 Southdale Center, Edina, MN 55435
Come in costume for spooky family fun and activities. 3pm. FREE.
Twin Cities Trick or treat events to watch for in 2023
Afton: Trick-or-treat Trail
St Croix Trail through Afton
Stop at local businesses for treats, activities and fun freebies.
Bloomington: Mall of America Howl-o-Ween
Trick-or-treat at participating Mall of America retailers. Pick up your treat bag in the Rotunda.
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 Mall 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.
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 2023!
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