Oct 312011

Here’s a protected approach to traditional trick-or-treating. On Monday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m., merchants will line the track at Evelyn Greer Park, giving out treats, including yogurt from Yogurbella.

Children must be accompanied by adults and bring their own bags for collecting goodies. Admission is free. The park is at 8200 SW 124 St., Pinecrest.

Oct 302011

A happy Halloween doesn’t have to be financially frightening. Consider these Halloween happenings:

Sunday, Oct. 30:

Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31:

Oct 242011

Come out on the afternoon of Monday, Oct. 31, from 1 to 5 p.m., for family-friendly festivities. There will be face painting, costume contests, balloon art and, of course, trick or treating.

It happens at CocoWalk, 3015 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove.

Don’t forget these other Halloween happenings.

Oct 192011

On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22, from 6 to 9 p.m., Gold Coast Railroad Museum hosts evenings of Halloween fun.

There will be music, movies, trick-or-treating, a bounce house, costume contests and more.
Tickets are $5 for everyone over a year old. The museum is at 12450 SW 152 St.

Oct 182011

On Monday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m., Miami Beach hosts a Halloween event at the North Shore bandshell.

There will be trick-or-treating, music and fun. The bandshell is at 7275 Collins Ave.

Don’t forget these other Halloween happenings.

Oct 122011

On Monday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., Dolphin Mall holds its annual Spooktacular.  The event features a magic show, live music, games and more, like costume contests in three age divisions for kids as old as 12.

Visitors in costume can go trick-or-treating around the mall.  Dolphin Mall is at 11401 NW 12 St.

And don’t forget this other Halloween event.


Oct 112011

Miami International Mall invites children to the Halloween event on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be giveaways, arts and crafts, music and dancing. It’s free for Kidgits club members, $5 for everyone else. Kidgits membership costs $5; learn about that here.

On Monday, Oct. 31, there will be trick-or-treating all around the mall. That is free for everyone. The mall asks that toy weapons be left at home. Miami International Mall is at 1455 NW 107 Ave.

Oct 292010


Halloween-on-the-Mile Halloween is more popular than ever – for kids and adults alike. But you don’t have to raid the bank account for family fun.

Here are some free or cheap Halloween events for kids:

  • Trick or Treat at Aventura Mall. Have your little ghosts and goblins stay safe by trick or treating inside the popular mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct 31 at the Fountain and Nordstrom Court. Free treats will be given out. 305-935-1110.
  • Free frightful fun on Miami Beach. The city pulls out on the stops for a safe night of trick or treating – inside – from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the North Shore Youth Center, 501 72nd St.
  • Jungle Island’s Annual Halloween Spooktacular gives big discounts in honor of frightfully good times 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 30 and 31. Adults and kids 3 to 10 get in for $15, and kids 3 to 10 in full costume get in for $10. Oct. 30 and 31 with activities planned from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: 305-400-7000.
  • Spook-tacular Free Fun in Downtown Gables, 3-6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30 during Halloween on the Mile. Children can go trick-and-treating at Miracle Mile shops, visit a Halloween-themed photo booth at the Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave.; listen to spooky stories at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave.; and take part in a costume contest at 5 p.m. at The Actors’ Playhouse, 280 Miracle Mile. Canines dressed in Halloween garb can also strut their stuff at a doggie costume contest emceed by NBC 6 WTVJ reporter Nathalie Pozo at the Coral Gables Museum at 4 p.m. and sponsored by the Humane Society of Greater Miami Adopt-A-Pet. Information: 305-569-0311.
  • Pumpkin Patch at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, 2805 SW 32nd Ave., Miami, offers hundreds of the orange orbs. Large scarecrows and a gigantic wooden pumpkin are part of the free fun. Sales help the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade. The patch is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. through Oct. 31 or until the pumpkins are gone.
  • Are your children ghoulishly good at crafts? Then they will love Bass Pro Shops’ Halloween-themed free crafts events – imagine a pumpkin birdhouse – on the weekends leading to Halloween, including Oct. 31. There will also be costume parades, apple desserts and other free events at the store, 11551 NW 12th St.
  • Costume Couture at the Y. Three branches of the YMCA of Greater Miami are throwing Halloween bashes. For $2 per child, $5 per adult, the Homestead YMCA, 1024 NE 8th St., is sponsoring a Halloween Activity Zone; its Haunted House is $3 extra for a child, $5 more for an adult.; 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22; 305-248-5189. At the South Dade YMCA, 9355 SW 134th St., there’s a Halloween village, costume contest and activity zone, $5 per member child, $10 for children who aren’t members; 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29; 305-254-0310. The Village of Allapattah YMCA Family Center, 2370 NW 17th Ave., Miami, is offering tours and free Halloween treat bags 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 22-31; 305-635-9622. As a Halloween special, nonmembers can join the Y Oct. 22-31 for $31.
  • Mummy Mania Halloween Bash at the Bass Museum features free admission 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. In addition to the chance to view an actual Egyptian sarcophagus and mummy, there’ll be face painting, free art projects, snacks, drinks and best-costume prizes. The Bass Museum is at 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach.

– Donna Gehrke-White

And don’t forget these Halloween events:

Oct 282010

The mall’s annual free Halloween bash is set for Sunday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 7 p.m.

It features a magic show, live music, games and more. There’ll be costume contests and those who come dressed up can go trick or treating in the mall as well.

Dolphin Mall is at 11401 NW 12 St., Miami.