Trick or Treat on the Wharf Monday, October 31, 2013, 4 - 6 p.m.
Santa Cruz Wharf Little witches, goblins, and ghosts and their parents can enjoy safe and sane trick-or-treating at wharf businesses. Call (831) 420-5273. Cost: Free. santacruzwharf.com
Halloween Dio de Los Muertos Parade & Carnival Saturday, October 26, 2013, 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Gault Elementary School
Soquel Ave at the Buttery
Santa Cruz, CA
Parade 9:30 am; Carnival 10:00 am -
Gault Elementary School invites all of Santa Cruz to come out and enjoy our annual fall celebration. Festivities include the Costume Parade down Soquel Avenue and culminate with the Carnival on the Gault School grounds, featuring games, food, prizes, music, and trophies for the best home-made costumes! Costume judging and parade assembly is at 9:00 am on Soquel at The Buttery. Parade march begins at 9:30 am. All are invited to march in the parade! The carnival will follow immediately, and will continue until 2:00 pm. Carnival activities include a Spinning Barrel-o-Fun Ride, Sugar Skull decorating, our ever-popular cakewalk, jump house, and other great games. Come join us for good old-fashioned spooky fun! For more information call 831-421-0920.
Halloween Mask Making and Haunted Theatre Saturday, October 26, 2013, Noon - 5 p.m.
Louden Nelson Community Center
Glitter, ghoul, feathers, phantoms and fun, this event has it all. Spend an afternoon creating decorative masks with your family, take a walk through our “Never-green” cemetery full of gooey surprises, be transported into a spooky scene in our phantom photo booth or take a tour of our haunted theater. There’s something for everyone! This annual event is a great way to get in the Halloween spirit. Free.
Roaring Camp Holy Ghost Train
October 25-26, 2013, 6:30, 8 & 8:30
Ride a steam train to Bear Mountain through a haunted redwood
forest as you relive The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
Downtown Santa Cruz Children's Halloween Downtown October 31, 2013, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Free Halloween activities and merchant trick-or-treat on Pacific Ave. from Laurel to Water St. FREE rick-or-Treat Downtown
Annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat . Pacific Avenue will be closed to vehicles for this annual afternoon of costumed fun for the whole family. Visit your favorite merchants or treats. Trick-or-Treat Downtown