Meet the man behind the elaborate Halloween exhibit near Holy Hill
Jimmy Zamzow has been creating elaborate Halloween displays featuring several dozen skeletons at his home near Holy Hill for 20 years
Mike De Sisti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Trick or treating is one of the best things about Halloween — at least for kids. It can be less fun for parents, especially if it’s not your idea of a good time, to walk around neighborhoods in the cold (or snow) while wearing various pieces of children’s costumes and approaching houses that might not be good ones have more sweets.
Alternative trick-or-treat events have the advantage of planned activities, a smaller geographic location, and a more limited time frame. Here are some alternative trick-or-treating events for your family in the Milwaukee area if you’re not into traditional trick-or-treating or if you want to expand on your traditional trick-or-treating fun.
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The Milwaukee County Zoo will be open for a haystack maze, jack-o’-lantern displays, light shows, and trick-or-treating.
When: Thursday 20 Oct – Sunday 23 Oct, 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W Blue Mound Road, Milwaukee.
Price: $13.50 for adults, $11.50 for children 3-12 years old, free for children under 2 years old.
There are free pumpkins, treats, and family-friendly activities. The event is ideal for children aged 2-8 and their parents.
When: Saturday, October 29, 10am-2pm
Where: Red Arrow Park, 920 N Water Street, Milwaukee.
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When: Monday, October 31, 5-9 p.m
Where: Downtown Cedarburg, along Washington Avenue to the Columbia Road Visitor Center.
People are invited to bring carved pumpkins to light up the streets, wear costumes, and stroll through downtown Cedarburg to admire the glowing pumpkins. Some shops offer trick-or-treating until 8 p.m
When: Friday, October 28, 5:30-6:15 p.m
Where: Hales Corners Library, 5885 S. 116th St.
24 decorated cars will be in the library parking lot, and trick-or-treaters can visit the cars to collect candy. There will be a competition for the best trunk decoration. Car registration begins on October 1st.
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When: Thursday, October 27, 6-8 p.m
Where: Businesses around the Hartland Chamber of Commerce at 300 Cottonwood Ave.
Children can trick-or-treat in costume at participating stores that display Halloween posters in their windows.
When: Thursday, October 27, 4-7 p.m
Where: Shops in downtown Menomonee Falls, several blocks around Main Street and Appleton Avenue.
Trick-or-treaters can get candy from participating stores in downtown Menomonee Falls.
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When: Friday 21 Oct and Saturday 22 Oct, 6pm-9pm
Where: Old Falls Village, N96 W15791 County Line Road, Menomonee Falls.
Price: $6 for children 3 years and older, $2 for children under 2 years.
People can trick-or-treat through Old Falls Village and participate in activities like pumpkin decorating, hay rides, crafts, campfire stories, and marshmallow roasting.
When: Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m
Where: Downtown West Allis, primarily along Greenfield Avenue.
More than 20 downtown businesses and organizations are handing out candy to trick-or-treating.
When: Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m
Where: Shops on Silver Spring Drive in Menomonee Falls.
Vendors in stores on Silver Spring Drive in Menomonee Falls hand out candy to trick-or-treating. Before or after trick or treating, visitors are also invited to School House Park (5445 N. Marlborough Drive) to enjoy the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation’s Great Pumpkin Display.