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5 Halloween Events You Can't Miss While Riding CATA

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Categories: Blog

Spooky and family friendly nights are just around the corner while riding CATA’s fixed routes! Hop on a CATA bus to enjoy some of the best Halloween events the Capital Area region has to offer this season. Let CATA take you to some of the most exciting and memorable events that you and your family won’t forget. Happy Halloween season!
Potter Park Zoo - Boo at the Zoo
Enjoy an exciting day full of your favorite candy, a variety of costumes and creatures all around the zoo! This event is bewitching for the whole family and Halloween attire is highly encouraged to immerse yourself in the magic. We recommend using our ‘plan my trip’ feature to take advantage of Route 8 for an easy ride without parking hassles. Don’t miss the last weekend of Boo at the Zoo on Saturday, Oct. 28, ad Sunday, Oct. 29 from noon to 5 p.m.
Downtown Lansing - Trick or Treat on the Square 
This super spooktacular and interactive event is perfect for an exciting night out with your kiddos! Meetup on Washington Square to visit Downtown Lansing businesses all around the block. The event will take place on Friday, October 27 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., you won’t want to miss out on this exciting adventure! Getting in on the fun couldn't be simpler with CATA, since the fun is easily within walking distance from the downtown CATA Transportation Center (CTC), or you can take Route 1 to get there in no time. We hope you and your loved ones have the best time sightseeing and loading up on the best sweet candies. Be sure to join CATA at this event, we will have a ghostly decorated bus passing out treats!

Dog Trick-or-Treating in Old Town
Who doesn’t want to watch the cutest pups dress up this Halloween season? Come check out Dogs-Trick-or-Treating through Old Town Streets wearing the most adorable costumes! This event will take place on October 27 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. To attend this event, you should meet up with our furry friends at Preuss Pets where participants are given a goodie bag full of fun surprises. Also for your friends and family members, this event will have special sales located in the dog department, food trucks, and vendors galore. If you are interested in attending this event, we recommend taking a CATA bus to the CTC and then hopping on Route 16, to get you there as efficiently as possible.

Halloween Costume Giveaway
In need of a super last-minute Halloween costume? Join the local “All Washed Up” Laundromat located on MLK and Holmes Road, Saturday, October 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a perfect opportunity to donate old or used costumes! There is also a chance to come in and enter to win a costume from this exciting giveaway! In order to attend this event, we recommend you take Route 2 to get you there with no hassle.
Breakout Escape Rooms
For top thrill and scavenger hunt fans we have the Halloween activity of your dreams! Check out Breakout Escape Rooms located in Lansing on October 27, 28 and 29. By reservation, you and the whole family can enjoy 9 various themed rooms to accommodate any size group! Children will also be rewarded with prizes for completing the Escape rooms! Be sure to check out their website here to learn more information.
How to plan your trip
If you and your favorite ghoul tag-a-longs used CATA to get you there, please tag @ridecata on your social media platforms! We would love to see everyone out and about and make all of the best Halloween memories while riding CATA. Whether you're haunting the town for Halloween or just riding CATA to work, CATA will always have you covered with the latest information on the front page of our website! Looking for more once you hang up your costume? Check out our blog on the best winter activities around Lansing here.
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