At the Historic St. Charles Pumpkin Glow you and your family can bask in the glow of carved pumpkins throughout the historic district while the merchants along Main Street stay open late to offer Halloween goodies and tastings. Costumes are encouraged! Many stores will be giving away samples and doing demonstrations. Don't forget to visit with the Legends & Lanterns characters for chilling ghost stories and haunting encounters. This event does not include trick or treating.
October 25 and 26 from 5 to 9 p.m.
More information: historicstcharles.com
Trick or Treating on Main takes place on Oct. 31 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Explore the St. Louis Zoo after dark at Boo at the Zoo. Bring your little ghouls and goblins to this non-scary celebration designed just for kids. Though this is not a trick-or-treating experience, costumes are encouraged, and each child 12 and under will receive a treat bag when they leave.