HOUSTON — Heavy rain is in the forecast for Wednesday evening, but there’s no need for parents to panic. If you don’t want your little trick-or-treaters to get soaked, here are a few indoor alternatives:

Children’s Museum of Houston

The Children’s Museum of Houston is welcoming trick-or-treaters all day on Wednesday, Oct.31. The kiddos can collect candy while hunting for monsters at Monster Mayhem. Then it’s time to let the ghoul times roll by boogying at the Spooktacular Monster Mash Bash, which ends at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for children and adults.


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The kiddos can collect candy while hunting for monsters at the Children's Museum of Houston. (CMH)

The Woodlands Children Museum

The Woodlands Children Museum invites families to the Monster Mash Boogie Bash from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Halloween. The event includes spooky games, art projects, a puppeteer and a musician.

Tickets are $4 for members and $10 non-members.


Due to expected inclement weather, tonight's Trick or Treat Trail event has been moved inside of the Recreation Center & Natatorium. Due to time and space restrictions, the event will be condensed and will consist of only Trick-Or-Treating from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Event entrance is ONLY permitted in the rear of the facility.

Parking and shuttles will be available at Turner Career and College High School (4719 Bailey Road, Pearland, TX 77581).

Area malls, merchants

Several area malls and other merchants are getting in on the fun by hosting free Halloween parties for families:

CityCentre: Trick-or-treating from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (rain or shine; bring your own bag/bucket) followed by dancing in the plaza to a wicked DJ.

At Memorial City Mall, participating stores will hand out candy to the little ones from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. followed by a DJ spinning tunes in The Square.

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San Jacinto Mall’s Malloween is the place to be on Halloween night in Baytown. Area children 12 and under can trick or treat at mall stores enjoy the pumpkin patch. The free event is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Bass Pro Shops in Katy and Pearland are inviting ghosts and goblins of all ages to their 16th Annual Trick or Treat Trail. The free events include crafts, activities and face painting. They take place nightly from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Halloween.

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Trunk or Treating

Trunk or Treat events at area churches are another popular alternative. Children can gobble up free goodies packed into the trunks of cars at these churches:

  • Spring Woods UMC in Spring from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. No charge.
  • St. John Paul the Second Catholic School in Houston from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Clear Lake United Methodist Church from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Friendswood Community Church from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • The Harbor Church in Friendswood from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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