If you're not sure you want to do the door-to-door trick or treating with your little one you can head to Simon Malls for Halloween festivals, treats, games and costume contests. The events are free to Kidgets Club members (it's $5 if you're not a member yet). Non-members can join the fun for $5.
October 30 at Town Center at Cobb hosts its annual Simon Kidgits Club “Boo Bash” and mall-wide trick-or-treating from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Center Court and outside the Food Court Main Entrance (weather permitting). There will be trick-or-treating, a bounce house, Halloween crafts and costume photo opportunities. (400 Barrett Pkwy, Kennesaw; 770-424-9486)
October 30 at Northlake Mall opens its doors from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. for trick-or-treaters , and kids can stock up on goodies from participating mall retailers. Stop by Guest Services for a treat and list of participating stores. (4800 Briarcliff Rd., Atlanta; 770-938-3564)
October 31 at Gwinnett Place Mall is hosting its 7th Annual Really Really Big Halloween Party, sponsored by Radio Disney from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. in the Belk Wing and Center Court. Little ones can also enjoy trick-or-treating at Gwinnett Place participating stores from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. (2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth; 770-476-5160)
October 31 at Mall of Georgia is hosting both its Simon Kidgits Club Fall Festival and mall-wide trick-or-treat. The Village at Mall of Georgia will host a costume contest with prizes, a performance by a local dance studio, tae kwon do demonstrations and a bounce house. There will also be artists doing crazy hair, balloon animals and face painting – all from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Children in costume 12 years of age and under can trick-or-treat from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the mall. Masks are not allowed. (3333 Buford Dr., Buford; 678-482-8788)