The sky is the limit for ways kids can get their fill of Halloween treats and have fun doing it this weekend. In fact, I really had to limit myself because so much is going on (film screenings, trick-or-treat events, DIY Halloween). And don't worry parents, you'll have a fun time, too.
Nightmare Before Christmas
This is Halloween! Screen Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas at the City Library for free in the reading room, part of their weekly movies, every Friday from 3 to 5 p.m.. Can't make it? It will be shown again on Nov. 1.
Main Library, 3 to 5 p.m. 210 E. 400 South, SLC, 801-524-8200 Click here for more info
Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Pep Rally
Just stop by Maverik, and have your kids say "trick-or-treat," collect some candy and go to the next one' noon to 3 p.m. Or hit the Maverik Center at 11:30 a.m. for the Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! pep rally (merchandise, posters, candy, T-shirts, yogurt, gifts and more).
Maverik Center 3200 S. Decker Lake Drive, West Valley Click here for more info
Monster Block Party
The kids can trick-or-treat safely at the Gallivan Center, with more than 20 booths with all the candy they could dream and crafts, including mask making and trick-or-treat bag and cookie decorating. Parents can check out DIY backdrops for perfect Halloween photos and enter the pumpkin carving contest to win $200.
Gallivan Center, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 239 S. Main Street, SLC Click here for more info
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Kids in costume get a spot in the costume parade and a safe place to trick or treat. The aviary also promises sing-a-longs with Music Together, face painting, bird shows and spooky stories at the Chase Mill on the 30th.
Tracy Aviary, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 589 E. 1300 South, SLC Click here for more info
Can't get enough of the aviary?
Get in for $1 the entire month of November. Just bring a non-perishable food item for the Utah Food Bank. Feed the hungry, see really cool birds. Win-win.