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.
2023 Free Trick-or-Treat at Twin Cities Shopping Malls, Centers & Shopping Districts
We will 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.
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.
Saturday, October 28, 2023
Chaska: Downtown Chaska Trick-or-Treat
Trick-or-treat at downtown local businesses. 2-5pm.
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.
Sunday, October 29, 2023
Stillwater: Trick-or-Treating on Main Street
Troll for treats along Stillwater’s Main Street business district. 1-4pm.
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
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.
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.
Albertville: Premium Outlets Mall-o-Ween
6415 Labeaux Ave NE, Albertville, MN 55301
Trick or treat at nearly 20 participating retailers. 3m, FREE.
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.
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.
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.
Edina: Southdale Mall-o-Ween
10 Southdale Center, Edina, MN 55435
Come in costume for spooky family fun and activities. 3pm. FREE.
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.
Minneapolis: 13th Avenue Trick-Or-Treat
Put on your spookiest costumes and join the fun! There will be tables with treats outside the locations.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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