5 to Find: Trick-or-treat alternatives let kids have fun out of the neighborhood
BY NICOLE MARSHALL MIDDLETON World Scene Writer
Thursday, October 25, 2012
10/25/12 at 3:37 AM
Even if your little trick-or-treaters plan to visit the homes of friends, family and neighbors in search of Halloween treats, it doesn't hurt to have a back-up plan.
Oklahoma weather can often put a damper on the traditional, door-to-door fun. And every year the list of alternative places to trick-or-treat grows.
Here are five places to find Halloween fun in Tulsa.
The Campbell Hotel
The Campbell Event Center, 2636 E. 11th St.
Hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday
The event will feature snacks and pizza, face painting, games and, of course, plenty of sweets, including cake and candy. Costumes are encouraged. The event is open to children ages 12 and younger.
"We are doing this because it is fun, and we get to see and enjoy all the neighbors that we have met and hope to meet many more," said Barbara Casey, co-owner of The Campbell Hotel. "Kids - and parents - should have a fun, safe, dry, comfortable place to celebrate trick-or-treat. And did I mention that it will be a lot of fun for us and our employees?"
Built in 1927, the Campbell Hotel and Event Center was the focus of the 2011 Designer Showcase. It is located in the historic Max Campbell Building at 2636 E. 11th St., just west of the University of Tulsa and across the street from Bama Pie.
Haunted Halloween Precinct
Riverside Division, 7515 Riverside Drive, Tulsa
Hours: 5-7 p.m. Monday
Officers from the Tulsa Police Department are hosting the third annual Haunted Halloween Precinct. Families can look at police equipment and visit with the officers, and children ages 12 and younger can play games and receive safe treats at the event.
Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E. 36th St. North, 918-669-6600
Hours: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday through Wednesday
Trick-or-treating, carnival-style games and a haunted train ride will be among the activities at the Tulsa Zoo for this Halloween event.
300 Aquarium Drive, Jenks; 918-296-3474
Hours: 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday through Wednesday
The Oklahoma Aquarium celebrates Halloween with costumes, trick-or-treating and carnival games. All regular exhibits will be open, too.
Mall-O-Ween at Tulsa Promenade
4107 S. Yale Ave., Tulsa
Hours: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday
Promenade mall invites children and their parents to this trick-or-treating event. A children's costume contest will be held at 7 p.m. in the Center Court.
Admission: Bring a canned food to donate to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.
Original Print Headline: 5 to Find: Trick-or-treat haunts
The Tulsa Police Department will host the third annual Haunted Halloween Precinct on Monday. JAMES GIBBARD / Tulsa World file