What to do this Halloween? October 31st falls on a Wednesday this year, so most of the weekend activities are either focused on weekend of the 27-28th or on Wednesday the 31st. Fortunately there is no lack of activities for Halloween and there is a wide variety of things to do in the Wausau Metro area. Just pick an activity that sounds like fun and is age appropriate and you’ll have a blast.
Wausau area Halloween Trick or Treating Times:
All the municipalities encourage trick or treating during designated times. Standard safety rules apply, stay in groups, don’t wear loose fitting or vision restrictive costumes and watch for traffic. Most important: say thank you and have fun!
- Kronenwetter: Wednesday October 31st, 4-7pm (free halloween bags for children are in the Village municipal center)
- Wausau: Wednesday October 31st, 4-7pm
- Rib Mountain: Wednesday October 31st, 4-7pm
- Schofield: Wednesday October 31st, 4-7pm
- Rothschild: Wednesday October 31st, 4-7pm
- Weston: Wednesday October 31st, 4-7pm
For the little older set, both the City of Wausau and the Village of Weston are hosting community Halloween parties. With fun activities, games, and food; these parties are a great alternative for those who may want to do something a little different than Trick or Treating.
Wausau Halloween Costume Party. The Wausau Police Department along with the YMCA will again offer a Halloween Party at the YMCA – downtown Wausau. The party is free and open to the public and is geared towards preschool/elementary aged children. Party hours are from 2-4 pm on Saturday Oct. 27th. Volunteers – This is also a great opportunity for families and their older children to volunteer together and help at the party. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Kathy Peterson at the YMCA – 715 845-2177.
Schofield, Rothschild, and Weston combine on Sunday October 28 from 1-3pm for the Community Halloween Party. Come join in the fun for the annual Community Halloween Party on Sunday, October 28, 2012 from 1-3 pm at the Greenheck Field House. FREE ADMISSION with a donation of a non-perishable food item to benefit Peyton’s Promise. There will be fun, games, prizes and a puppet show. Be sure to wear your Halloween Costume. This event is sponsored by the Everest Metro Police Department, Weston Fire Department and area businesses. For more information, to volunteer or donate to this event, please contact the Everest Metro Police Department at 359-4202 or the Weston Fire Department at 355-5419.
Want to Trick or Treat with the younger ones, but don’t want to travel the streets? Mount Olive’s Trunk or Treat on Wednesday October 31st at 6:00pm is a great alternative. Mount Olive Church (located at 6205 Alderson St – across from the D.C. Everest High School).
How about scary fun for the older ones? The Haunted Sawmill in Merrill guarantees a good time for your tween and teen aged child. Adults will be thrilled too. They even have weekend no so scary matinees for the younger set. Weekends starting October 12 until the 31st of the month.
I know there are more halloween activities, haunted houses and haunted corn mazes in the community. If you have information on them you want to share, drop me a line on the contact page or leave a comment below.