The true scares and frights are listed in Detroit Haunted Attractions. This list contains trick-or-treating events in Metro Detroit sponsored by local cities and communities for Halloween.
When: Sunday afternoon, October 27th, 12 to 5 PM
Where: The Exhibit Museum of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
What: Kids can come in costume to a special Halloween event at the museum: Family Halloween Party. There will be treats and hands-on activities.
When: October 26th, 4 to 6 PM
Where: Downtown Ferndale
What: Ferndale celebrates all things Halloween with sweets for the sweet at participating stores.
When: October 31st, 3:30 to 4:45 PM
Where: The Village, Downtown Grosse Pointe
What: The Village hosts a Halloween Parade.
When: October 26th, all day
Where: Various locations throughout downtown Farmington
What: Downtown Farmington hosts Halloween Fun Day.
When: Anytime through Halloween
Where: You tell me where to find some great houses decorated for Halloween
What: It is starting to feel a lot like Christmas...at least in terms of decorations. Orange and black lights, air-filled goblins and hanging ghosts adorn many a house this time of year. Frankly, Halloween has the potential to be a lot more interesting and creative than that other holiday.
Where: Throughout the Metro-Detroit area
What: Local theaters celebrate Halloween with spooky plays and classic horror films. Here are just a few.
When: October 26th, from 12 to 4 PM
Where: Macomb Place, Fountain Stage, Downtown Mt. Clemens
What: Mt. Clemens celebrates the season with a big party: The Halloween Spooktacular. The event includes trick or treating at downtown businesses (1 PM to 4 PM), a family-friendly haunted house, Michael Jackson's Thriller Dance, a kids show, hayrides, games and contests.
When: Evening of October 20th, 4:40 to 6:40 PM
Where: Mill Race Village, Northville
What: The Trick or Treat Trail at Mill Race Village allows kids to collect candy from the historic buildings of the village. Cost is $7 a child.
When: October 20th, Noon to 3 PM
Where: Downtown Plymouth
What: Extend the holiday by trick or treating in downtown Plymouth at the Pumpkin Palooza, where witches, goblins and ghosts alike collect treats from store to store. A line of scarecrows decorated by local community groups and a haunted alley help to set the mood.
When: October 20th, 2:30 to 5:30 PM
Where: Festival Park, The Village of Rochester Hills
What: The Village of Rochester Hills presents a variation on a theme with its Halloween event. In addition to trick or treating, the event includes bounce houses, pumpkin decorating, pumpkin bowling, cider and cookies, face painting, and a spooky Scavenger Hunt. Note: Monetary and canned-food donations will be accepted by event organizers to benefit the Gleaners Community Food Bank.