Below are a few fun FREE activities and events you can enjoy!
Madison Downtown Trick or Treating
Wednesday, October 26 (3:00-6:00 p.m.)
State Street and Capitol Square
Enjoy an afternoon of Halloween fun for families and kids 12 and under. Special “Kids in the Rotunda” shows and festive Halloween photos at Overture Center, hayrides around Capitol Square, crafts, arts projects, stories and songs, and trick or treat at more than 70 participating businesses and more! Your Downtown Movie Night features: Hocus Pocus! At the Forum, 100 State St. Movie begins at 6 p.m. https://visitdowntownmadison.com/events/downtown-madison-family-halloween
WUD Films Presents a FREE screening of Coraline
Union South Theater; Thursday, October 27 (7-9 p.m.)
“While exploring her new home, a girl named Coraline (Dakota Fanning) discovers a secret door, behind which lies an alternate world that closely mirrors her own but, in many ways, is better. She rejoices in her discovery, until Other Mother and the rest of her parallel family try to keep her there forever. Coraline must use all her resources and bravery to make it back to her own family and life.” Synopsis from Rotten Tomatoes. Please note: some scenes in this movie can be a bit scary and may not be suitable for young ages. Preview the official trailer of the movie here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9bOpeuvNwY
Boo at The Zoo!
Boo at the Henry Vilas Zoo is back. Join in for a FREE, family-friendly Halloween event! Enjoy trick-or-treat candy stations throughout the zoo hosted by various Dane County organizations. For more information visit: https://www.henryvilaszoo.gov/event/boo-at-the-zoo/
Halloween Trick or Treat!
Halloween is traditionally celebrated in the city of Madison with costumed children going door-to door asking for “tricks or treats.” Though the City of Madison does not have a designated day, October 31, 4 p.m.-8 p.m. is the recommended time for Trick or Treating.
If you would like to give treats in University Apartments, you can place a pumpkin sign in your window or on the outside of apartment door to let community members know that you are participating. You may collect both orange and teal pumpkins. Orange pumpkins indicate you are giving out candy, the traditional Halloween treat, while teal pumpkins indicate you are giving away non-food treats for treaters with allergies. Examples of this type of treat would be stickers, glow sticks or necklaces, etc.
Pumpkin signs can be picked up from the front office of the Community Center until October 31. Of course, you are also welcome to print or decorate your own pumpkin sign to let neighbors know that you are participating.