Healthy History-Lovin' Halloween Party, Missouri History Museum
Tiny ghouls can feed their brains at this candy-free Halloween party from 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. Groove to great tunes, trick-or-treat for non-candy goodies in the galleries and join in some disco dancing at this free event. Get the details.
Halloween Spooktacular on Ice, St. Peters Rec-Plex
For a "chiller" night, hit the ice at the St. Peters Rec-Plex from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 27. Though the event's not candy-free, cool creatures will get plenty of exercise. The event includes a costume contest and games. Admission is $10 and includes skate rental. Get the details.
Halloween Costume Skate, Webster Groves Recreation Center
Cool ghouls can stay active during Halloween Costume Skate, which will be offered select times at Webster Groves Recreation Center Oct. 27-29. Those in costume will pay only $1 for admission (skate rental is available for an additional fee). Get the details.
Halloween-themed fun runs
Several upcoming Halloween-themed fun runs offer a fun way to work off those candy corn calories. Get the details.
Not-So-Haunted House, The Magic House
Keep those skeletons healthy and strong at The Magic House's Not-So-Haunted House, which will be offered during regular museum hours Oct. 20-22 and Oct. 27-29. This all-day Halloween event includes autographs from storybook characters. Children are invited to come in costume and trick-or-treat for non-candy treats. The event is free with museum admission. Get the details.
The Teal Pumpkin Project
Three years ago, The Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) organization introduced the Teal Pumpkin Project. The intiative was started to keep Halloween safe and fun for everyone, regardless of food allergies. After continued success, organizers are bringing the project back for 2017. Families that would like to participate are invited to paint their pumpkins teal, the color of food allergy awareness, and make non-food treats available to trick-or-treaters. Households can place a teal pumpkin in front of their homes and display the free printable sign from FARE indicating that non-food treats are available. Those taking part may offer a choice of candy or non-food treats, such as novelty toys, pencils, pens, stickers, bubbles, glow bracelets or bouncy balls. Get the details.
The kids just couldn't pass up a fun night of neighborhood trick or treating, and you're stuck with enough candy to feed an army. Now what?
Halloween Candy Exchange at the Lodge, The Lodge Des Peres
Turn all that sugar into an opportunity to be more active! Bring one pound of candy to The Lodge from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. in exchange for one youth admission Wednesday, Nov. 1. Get the details.
Delta Dental Health Theatre's Great Candy Exchange, HealthWorks! Kids' Museum
Exchange all that unwanted candy for prizes at Delta Dental Health Theatre's Great Candy Exchange from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at HealthWorks! Kids' Museum (1100 Macklind Ave., St. Louis, MO). Collected candy will be donated to the troops. Get the details.
Editorial Assistant Tyne Benesek contributed to this article.