Kids' Halloween Events on the Peninsula

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Published Oct 9, 2015

Here's our favorite kid-friendly events taking place in the SF Peninsula that we think are to DIE for. Happy Halloween!

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Everyone's excited for Halloween! Don't get left out in the dark. Make sure you know all the fun events coming your way this Halloween. To help you, the Chatterblock staff has prepared a list of the most important events happening this Halloween 2015.

Top Halloween Events in the SF Peninsula

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival

The world-famous Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival is the season’s signature event, drawing hordes of visitors to the “World Pumpkin Capital” for an epic festival on historic Main Street. 2015 will be this Autumn Classic's 45th year celebration.

October 17-18, 9am-5pm
Main St, Half Moon Bay

Deer Hollow Farm's Spooky Times

Celebrate the Spooky Times of Halloween! There will be haunted barns and 'dark forests' to explore, crafts, petting zoo, treats, and more. $7 regular admission, or $5 if you come in costume!

October 24, 10am- 3pm
Deer Hollow Farm

Pumpkin Decorating Day

Pumpkins, paint, and glitter--these and more will be waiting for you when you sign up for Pumpkin Decorating Day. We'll provide all of the craft supplies--and the pumpkin! You bring your imagination and an art smock or old t-shirt if you like. Three different time slots for different age groups. Visit their website to reserve your space.

October 24, 10:15am-11:30am (18 months-4 years), 12:30pm-1:45pm (ages 5-8), 2:15p-3:30p (ages 9-12).
Menlo Park Library

Come start off your Halloween celebrations on California Ave: Palo Alto's most popular Halloween event for the whole family! This even is organized by Blossom Birth Services. This year's highlights include Trick or Treating at participating businesses on California Ave., Performances by Stanford Band, Andy Z, and Dance Connection Palo Alto, and of course the costume contest!

Sunday Oct 25 10am- 2pm
Blossom Birth

Halloween Magic with Rav the Wizard

Halloween isn’t Halloween without magic. Come experience the wizardry of Rav the Wizard as he conjures up magic and bewitching jokes. Find your own pumpkin in the Gamble Garden Pumpkin Patch, win the costume contest (everyone is a winner!), eat candy, drink witch’s brew, get the Wizard’s spooky autograph, and watch a delightful magic show. Start your week’s Halloween festivities at Gamble Garden!

October 25, 10:30am-12pm
Gamble Garden

Halloween Family Concert

“Tour of the Orchestra” features popular music including the Theme from The Simpsons, Suite from Star Wars, In the Hall of the Mountain King, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and more, performed by the Redwood Symphony. Come in costume, as the musicians will too!

Oct 25, 3pm
Cañada College Main Theatre

Annual Halloween Spooktacular

Come trick-o-treating throughout the downtown at participating stores! At 2pm, head on over to the intersection of State and Second Streets to enjoy the face painting, baloon art, spooky crafts, and, of course, the classic DeMartini truck loaded with pumpkins!

October 30, 12pm-4pm
Downtown Los Altos

Monster Bash

Celebrate Halloween with your family, friends and neighbors at the Mountain View Monster Bash! An outdoor movie, "The BoxTrolls", will be featured along with Halloween games, music and light refreshments. Thank you to MV Kids Dentists & Braces and Mountain View Little League for sponsoring this event.

October 30, 4pm-8pm
Mountain View Community Center

Annual Halloween Haunted Hangar

Join a delightful celebration of flight and fright as the Hiller Aviation Museum hosts its annual Halloween Haunted Hangar. Come in costume and see the Gallery decked out in its spooky Halloween decorations, and play Creepy Carnival games to earn special prizes. Meet the flying witch and sign her special Halloween pumpkin, and accompany her to her helicopter before she takes off and splats the great orange gourd across the landscape below in a festive salute to the Halloween spirit!

October 30, 5pm-6:30pm
October 31, 10am-12pm
Hiller Aviation Museum

Halloween Hoopla

Parade down Santa Cruz Avenue sporting your best Halloween costume. Enjoy live entertainment, crafts, carnival games, and our famous giant pumpkin guess at Fremont Park. Participants are welcome to come in costume and participate in the annual parade through downtown Menlo Park to Fremont Park.

Oct 31, 11:45am-3pm
Downtown Menlo Park

Dia de los Muertos

The San Mateo County History Museum will join with Circulo Cultural and the Redwood City Public Library to present a Mexican Day of the Dead celebration. On Courthouse Square, just in front of the Museum, there will be music, traditional food and a processional. Within the Museum will be kids' crafts and a Festival of Altars. The altars traditionally salute family members who have passed and include some simple and some elaborate creations. They are often full of objects giving life to dead adult relatives, including food and drink. Altars dedicated to dead children include toys, candies and other goodies.

Oct 31, 5:30pm-9pm
San Mateo County History Museum

Junior Museum and Zoo

Celebrate Halloween at the JMZ! Join us for this annual members-only event. Details TBD.

Oct 30, 5:30pm-8pm
Junior Museum and Zoo

We have more Peninsula Halloween events in our Chatterblock Events page! Check them out!

Written by Joelle Blaikie

Trying to make lives easier one parent at a time.

Joelle is the Product Manager at ChatterBlock and is eager to share interesting stories, upcoming events, and fun ideas to do with your kids & family. Passionate about her community, avid traveler, and proud auntie.

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