Best Places to Trick-or-Treat in Houston

The Children's Museum of Houston is transformed over Halloween into Grosstopia. Photo courtesy of The Children's Museum of Houston
The Children's Museum of Houston is transformed over Halloween into Grosstopia. Photo courtesy of The Children's Museum of Houston

Halloween is only a couple weeks away, which means it's time to start finalizing costumes (just realized you're in a pinch? We've got you covered with easy, last-minute costume ideas!) and determining where you're taking the kiddos to trick-or-treat, especially if you're looking to branch out past your own neighborhood this year. Not sure where to start looking? We've got a list of the best places to trick-or-treat in Houston. Check out these Houston neighborhoods and hotspots for fun, safe, and friendly trick-or-treating this Halloween.

Best Neighborhoods to Trick-or-Treat in Houston

The Heights

Residents of The Heights are known for being generous with their candy and festive with their Halloween decor, making this neighborhood a favorite stop for the kids, while parents love the walkability of the streets and friendliness of the homeowners.

Cinco Ranch

Nestled in the heart of Katy, Cinco Ranch is the ideal neighborhood for West Houston kids to trick or treat. The large community has made a name for itself when it comes to being safe, family-friendly, and festive, and kids and parents alike love how easy it is to navigate the streets while collecting candy. 

Bellaire

Bellaire has long been a favorite for Houston residents when it comes to partaking in Halloween fun and safe trick or treating, and it continues to rank among the best places to trick or treat in Houston. Because of its widespread popularity, plan on arriving early and bringing an extra candy bucket so you can enjoy walking the streets with the kids without having to head back to the car early to make room for more treats.

Coles Crossing

In Northwest Houston, Coles Crossing is a sprawling neighborhood full of fun and festive Halloween decorations. 

Briargrove

This north-central neighborhood is home to some beautiful houses and is walking distance from the Galleria, so there is lots to see and do nearby! 

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Festive Halloween decorations in the Braes Heights neighborhood. Photo courtesy of Mommy Poppins.

Braes Heights

Located close to the Medical Center, this neighborhood is known for good trick-or-treating with walkable sidewalks and lots of festive, decorated homes ready for Halloween fun.

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Kids can trick or treat different shops at CityCentre, then enjoy a monster mash in the plaza. Photo courtesy of CityCentre

Best Trick-or-Treat Events in Houston

Halloween Trick-or-Treat at CityCentre

If you're looking to break free from the traditional house to house trick or treating, head to CityCentre on Halloween instead. On Sunday, October 31 from 12pm to 3pm, kids are invited to come trick or treat the shops. BYOB (Bring Your Own Bucket/Bag) and expect a fun time collecting treats, rain or shine! Stores passing out treats are easily identifiable by their orange and black balloons. 

 
Photo courtesy of CityCentre

Shenandoah's Halloween Safe Streets

Every year, Shenandoah police officers close off streets in Tuscany Woods and Twisted Oak to provide a safe space for kids to trick or treat, making Halloween Safe Streets a favorite spot for North Houston residents. The event combines trick or treating with a Halloween parade: City staff will walk the parade route and hand out individual bags of candy to kids starting at approximately 5 pm on Sunday, October 31.  

Monster Mash Trick-or-Treat Stop in The Woodlands

Residents of The Woodlands and nearby communities can head to Rob Fleming Park for a Monster Mash on Halloween night from 5pm-8pm. Enjoy trick or treating, inflatables, crafts, costume contests, games, and other family fun. 


Little ghosts and ghouls get to trick-or-treat and take part in lots of Halloween-inspired fun. Photo courtesy of The Woodlands Children's Museum

Spooktacular at The Woodlands Children's Museum

Prefer to trick or treat during daylight? Head to The Woodlands Children's Museum Spooktacular on Saturday, October 30th from 10am to 5pm, where kids can trick or treat safely and enjoy lots of Halloween festivities. This non-spooky Halloween event will be filled with child-friendly games and activities. Wear your costumes and enjoy live entertainment, art projects, science slime, and face painting too. Look for timed session reservations coming soon. 

Halloween Grosstopia at the Children's Museum of Houston

Trick or treat, dance to spooky good tunes, and have lots of silly Halloween fun during Grosstopia from October 12 – October 29 at the Children's Museum of Houston. Trick or treat stations will be set up around the Museum daily during this time so kids can safely collect candy and enjoy Halloween fun. There will be chilling performances, mad science workshops, and more.

Kemah's Boo on the Boardwalk

The Boardwalk is already known for being a hotspot of family fun, and Halloween is no different! Boo on the Boardwalk allows families to enjoy safe trick or treating near Houston, costume contests, live entertainment, and two different haunted houses: the kid-friendly Little Boo Haunted Fun House and the scarier Dungeon of Doom Haunted House. Visit every weekend in October for these and other special Halloween attractions on the boardwalk.

Halloween in the Hangar

Trick or treat amongst the planes at the Lone Star Flight Museum on Saturday, October 30! Kids 12 and under dressed in costume get free admission all day. Come from 10 am to noon for trick or treating, and stay afterwards to enjoy the museum exhibits.

 
Photo courtesy of the ArBOOretum Fall Festival

ArBOOretum Fall Festival

Looking for a Covid-safe option? Bring the family for a fun celebration outdoors filled with fall activities for all ages at the Houston Arboretum. Houston’s only Trick-or-Treat Nature Trail will take you around the Arboretum to enjoy the foliage while taking part in pumpkin decorating, a Halloween market, petting zoo, train rides, and more. The fall festival takes place on Saturday October 23 from 10am to 4pm.

Trick-or-Treat Family Event at Old Town Spring

Old Town Spring is hosting their annual trick or treating event! Bring your kids to this family friendly FREE event where the shop owners will be passing out candy to all the little trick or treaters! Get dressed up and get some extra use out of that costume on October 30 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at Old Town Spring.

Top photo via Daniel Horande/Flickr

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