Best 2016 Trick-or-Treat Locations in Atlanta

Trick-or-treat Atlanta style at these popular attractions.
  • Costumed cuties waiting for a ride at Train or Treat.
    Costumed cuties waiting for a ride at Train or Treat.
  • Even parents can get in on the cosplay at Howl on the Green in Duluth.
    Even parents can get in on the cosplay at Howl on the Green in Duluth.

Boo! We've updated this post for 2017 here. Happy Trick-or-Treating!

Halloween festivities have begun throughout Atlanta, and this upcoming weekend is sure to be a treat. Here are 9 Spooktacular Events for Kids in Atlanta. Still looking for safe and fun locations to take the kids trick-or-treating this year? Many can be found at Atlanta's top family venues. 

  • Boo at the Zoo
    Zoo Atlanta
    Oct. 29 and 30; 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Dress up the tots in their favorite costumes, and they can participate in a costume contest at either 11 a.m. or 2 p..m. Make your way through the inflatable corn maze, get crafty with themed games and crafts, boogie down to Little Beat, a live party DJ.

  • Brick-or-Treat
    LEGOLAND Discovery Center
    Oct. 29;  10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Oct. 30; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Kids can trick-or-treat by visiting hosts throughout the attraction. See if you can guess how many pumpkins there are in MINILAND. If you're the closest, you'll win an annual pass. Also test your building skills and see if you can build the spookiest and coolest pumpkin to add to the LEGO pumpkin patch. Costume contests at noon and 3 p.m.

  • Fernbank BOO-seum Trick-or-Treat
    Fernbank Museum of Natural History
    Oct. 29
    Show off your costumes and dance to the kid-friendly tunes of J&M Sound Design. Register for the costume contest to win prizes, including museum memberships. Prizes will be awarded for “Best Overall Kid’s Costume” and “Best Family.” Visit trick-or-treat stations through the museum for candy and small toys. Play ghoulish games and dare to stick your hand in creepy mystery boxes. 

  • Halloween Night on Callanwolde Mountain
    Callanwolde Fine Arts Center 
    Oct. 28; 6 to 9 p.m.
    The Callanwolde Fine Arts Center hosts a Halloween spectacular, featuring 12 acres of holiday events including live music, trick-or-treating, LEGOLAND building activities and costume contests.

  • Haunted Hall of Fame
    College Football Hall of Fame
    Oct. 29; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Oct. 30; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Sample treats at every treat station throughout the hall, build “haunted” bird houses with The Home Depot and win prizes in a scary scavenger hunt. Costume contests at 11 a.m and 3 p.m.

  • Howl on the Green
    Old Town Duluth
    Oct. 28; 6 to 10 p.m
    Bring the entire family for trick-or-treating on Main Street, fun and festive entertainment and games. Bring cash for amusements and to eat from one of the many food truck vendors.

  • Mall-wide Trick or Treating
    Mall of Georgia
    Oct. 31; Starts at 6 p.m.
    Visit the website for a list of participating stores. Event for children ages 12 and younger. Participating stores with a teal pumpkin sign in their window will offer allergy-friendly/non-food options. Halloween photos available for purchase in JCPenny court.

  • Train or Treat
    Southeastern Railway Museum
    Oct. 29; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Kids will enjoy a fall craft activity and themed refreshments, wagon rides and trick-or-treating at decorated stations around the museum. Costumes welcome for children 12 and younger.

  • Trick or Treat at A Haunting at Ponce
    Ponce City Market
    Oct. 31; Starts at 4 p.m.
    Restaurants and shops will offer sweet treats for ghosts and ghouls. At 4 p.m., the neighborhood’s littlest monsters from The Suzuki School will parade in costume through PCM. Beware a troupe of dancing zombies.

  • Trick or Treat at Georgia A-Scary-Um
    Georgia Aquarium
    Oct. 30; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Oct. 31; 6 to 8 p.m.
    Up to two children age 12 and younger in costume will receive free admission with purchase of an adult general admission ticket or with Georgia Aquarium membership. Enjoy trick-or-treat stations in each gallery, Halloween-themed crafts, spooky storytelling and photo stations.

Joleen Pete lives outside Atlanta with her husband and their young son. On the weekends they enjoy going into the city for family fun and exploration. Joleen is the professional photographer behind Joleen Pete Photography and family blogger behind Love, Joleen.

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