October 23, 2020

Best Trick-or-Treat Spots in Silicon Valley

Cities up and down the peninsula are hosting trick or treat events that promise a SPOOK-TACULAR time that’s also safe! Here’s a list of some of the best spots for trick-or-treating, and so much more! Admission is free except where noted. For more Halloween fun, please check my blogs Spookiest Haunted Houses in Silicon Valley and Best Pumpkin Patches in Silicon Valley!

Have fun!

Covid-19 Response

In response to the coronavirus, all venues have implemented plans to maintain the the health and safety of their guests, including wearing personal protective equipment and physical distancing. Some may require that you wear a mask when on the property. Please check the venue website for more information.

SAN CARLOS

Halloween Haunted Hangar

Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Road
San Carlos, CA 94070
Tel: (650) 654-0200

 Oct 31 & Nov 1st @ 10 am – 5 pm

You're in for a frightful treat at the Hiller Aviation Museum! Come in costume and see the Hangar decked out in spooky Halloween decorations. The kids will love the “Great Pumpkin” Scavenger Hunt. 

REDWOOD CITY

Drive Boo Halloween Party!

Redwood City Public Library
1044 Middlefield Rd
Redwood City, CA
Tel: (650) 780-7018

 Mon, Oct 25, 2019 @ 2 PM – 4 PM

Wave from your car as you follow the signs through parking lot B to collect curbside Halloween crafts, books and prizes. Use the QR code to tune into their virtual Halloween storytime at home. Walkers and bikers go to the front of the library. This event is for families with children ages 12 and under. First come, first served. Children must be present to receive goodies.

Trunk-or-Treat Drive Boo

Red Morton Community Center Parking Lot
Redwood City, CA

Sat, Oct 31 @ 12pm – 4:30pm

Rev your engine for a fun and eerie drive through Redwood City's Red Morton Community Center parking lot! Marvel at the decorated cars and tricked-out trunks, play a ghoulish game of I Spy, and enjoy a bag of treats and prizes. Everyone is encouraged to wear a costume and dress up their vehicles!

This drive-through event requires pre-registration for a 30-minute time slot. The $10 admission includes car-entry and one treat bag. Additional treat bags are $10. Recommended for kids up to age 10.  

MENLO PARK

Halloween Hoopla Parade and Trick-or-Treat

Virtual Event
Menlo Park, CA
Tel: (650) 330-2223

 Fri, Oct 30 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Halloween Hoopla is going virtual this year! Enjoy a live zoom event with lots of family fun, including:

  • Crafts
  • Jeremy the Juggler
  • Magical Nathaniel
  • A costume contest
  • Spooky storytelling
  • And more!

Costumes are encouraged! You are required to register prior to the event.

Craft kit/goodie bag are being distributed prior to the event for use during event. Pick up your craft kits at:

  • Menlo Park Senior Center or Main Library curbside pickup
    Oct. 24, Oct. 27 and Oct. 29, from Noon to 4 p.m.

If you would like your kits mailed please email Mayra Lombera.

PALO ALTO

Moonlight Jack-O'-Jaunt

California Ave & University Ave
Palo Alto, CA

 Fri, Oct 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Calling all ghouls and goblins. You are invited to carve your best jack-o-lantern for display on the day of the event at the location of your choice. The public is invited to view them on October 30 from 5:30 pm – 8 pm on their moonlight jaunt.

A panel of City-partner VIP judges will come by both locations to vote for their top choice of:

* scariest jack-o-lantern
* most creative jack-o'-lantern
* cutest jack-o'-lanterns.

Winners of each category will win a $50 gift card to a Palo Alto restaurant of their choosing.

From the city of Palo Alto: "Keep in mind that this is not a gathering and gathering at the display is not permitted. Feel free to make an evening of the jaunt by enjoying dinner or dessert at one of the local restaurants!

"All Santa Clara County health guidelines will be followed during the jaunt.

"Register today at cityofpaloalto.org/Halloween"

LOS ALTOS

Trick-CAR-Treat

Bridges Community Church, 
625 Magdalena Ave
Los Altos, CA 94024

 Fri, Oct 30 @ 5:30pm – 8:30 pm

The Bridges Community Church is hosting a 'Trick-Car-Treat' event that is entirely DRIVE-THRU. Decorated cars decorated will be parked in a circle so that trick-or-treaters can make their rounds (from the safety of their own cars) collecting candy, toys, treats, and smiles from our costumed volunteers.

Who can attend? Anyone and everyone! Adults and children are welcome to wear costumes. Remember to also wear your protective face mask!

LOS ALTOS HILLS

Guess the Pumpkin's Weight

Town of Los Altos Hills
26379 W. Fremont Road
Los Altos Hills, CA

Any time during the week from Fri, Oct 23 to Sat, Oct 31st

A LARGE pumpkin has been delivered to the Los Altos Town Hall. Take your best guess at the pumpkins weight! The winners will be announced Monday, November 2nd and the closest three guesses will receive Los Altos Hills prizes. Make your guess here.

LOS GATOS

Don't Get Tricked

Downtown Los Gatos
N Santa Cruz Street
Los Gatos, CA 95030

CANCELLED

Shops along the Los Gatos central commercial district on N Santa Cruz Ave give away candy every Halloween. The Blossom Manor neighborhood, found in east Los Gatos, bordered by Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos Boulevard, Los Gatos Almaden Road and Longwood Drive, is also popular among children.

CAMPBELL

Creepy Crawly Halloween Trick-or-Treat

Downtown Campbell
E Campbell Ave and N 1st Street
Campbell, CA 95008

CANCELLED

The city of Campbell is hosting its annual Creepy Crawly Halloween event in Downtown Campbell. Bring your two and four legged little ghouls, goblins, and superheroes to our haunted district for some scary good fun and Trick or Treating from 4pm to 7pm.

In addition to Trick or Treating, there will be lots of activities including craft tables organized by local businesses, and photo stations and "photo booths" scattered around the Downtown. Some businesses will also be hosting special events both during and after the event.

MOUNTAIN VIEW

Downtown Mountain View Trick-or-Treating

Castro Street
Mountain View, CA

 Sat, Oct 31 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

CANCELLED

Children in costume are invited to trick-or-treat in downtown Mountain View from participating businesses with an orange sign.

Monster Bash

Pioneer Park
Mountain View, CA

 Mon, Oct 19 - Mon, Nov 2nd

Pioneer Park and Civic Center Plaza will be transformed with spook-tacular displays that residents can explore at their leisure. Bring the family to check out the boo-tiful photo stops and startling décor.

On Friday, October 30 at 7 pm, join the free, virtual concert with Andy Z. The concert will be viewable online on the City of Mountain View YouTube page

SUNNYVALE

Halloween Fun with Silly Goose and Val

Virtual Event (via Sunnyvale Public Library)
Sunnyvale, CA

Sat, Oct 31 @ 11:00 am - 11:40 am

Celebrate Halloween with a festive musical performance! Get ready to be entertained by award-winning musician Silly Goose and Val. Families will love listening to friendly songs about pumpkins, witches, skeletons, and ghosts which will definitely have kids dancing and bopping along.

For all ages. Silly Goose and Val Performance on Facebook

SANTA CLARA

Trunk or Treat @ Bethel Church of Santa Clara

Santa Clara Campus
3536 Monroe St
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Sat, Oct 31 @ 2pm

Everyone is invited! Come dressed to impress in your costume as you drive through our exciting Trunk or Treat experience! Safely prepackaged candy will be distributed to all children in attendance!

Remain in the safety of your car throughout the event and get ready for a fun time!

Halloween Spooktaclara

Walter E. Schmidt Youth Activity Center
2450 Cabrillo Avenue
Santa Clara, CA
Tel: (408) 615-3760

Email: YAC@SantaClaraCA.gov

 Thu, Oct 31st @ 3 PM – 6 PM

The city of Santa Clara is hosting a month-long Halloween celebration. All activities are planned for home. There is a Halloween Home Decorating Contest (entries accepted from Oct 1st to 28th), a Monster Mask-Querade Dance Party on Oct 30 with online games, dancing, scavenger hunt, and family Halloween fun, and a Pumpkin Decorating Contest for everyone (entries accepted from Oct 8th to 28th). Check their website for more information and contest rules.

SAN JOSE

Spooktacular Saturday!

San Pedro Square Market
87 North San Pedro Street
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 610-1579

Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 11:00 am to 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE

Head out to San Pedro Square Market for an afternoon filled with Halloween fun, food & beverage specials, music & more! And don’t forget to wear your costume!

Trunk or Treat @ Bethel Church of San Jose

San Jose Campus
1201 S. Winchester Blvd
San Jose, CA 95128

Sat, Oct 31 @ 11 am

Everyone is invited! Come dressed to impress in your costume as you drive through their exciting Trunk or Treat experience! Safely prepackaged candy will be distributed to all children in attendance!

Remain in the safety of your car throughout the event and get ready for a fun time!

Trick or Treat Trail | Willow Glen

Downtown Willow Glenn
Lincoln Ave, CA

Fri, Oct 30 @ 11 am

CANCELLED

On Halloween, shops along Lincoln Avenue in Willow Glenn will open up their businesses to trick-or-treating toddlers and babies in strollers from 11 AM to 12:30 PM, and school-age kids in costume from 3 PM to 4:30 PM. In the evening, head to the streets off the main street where you will find houses decked in spooky decorations, and find neighbors handing out plenty of candy.

Mummy & Me and Daddies Too: Halloween Virtual Kids Club

Virtual Event (via Santana Row)
San Jose, CA
(408) 247-2000

 Tue, Oct. 27 @ 11 am | Cost: FREE

Santana Row is hosting a virtual Halloween with Kiddle Karoo on Tuesday , October 27  beginning at 11 am! Everyone is invited to tune in to enjoy a “spooktacular” afternoon of musical entertainment with Kiddle Karoo’s Halloween Adventure. The kids will love it! Kiddle’s puppet pal Molly is afraid of everything. With the help of Kiddle and a cast of silly puppet characters, Molly conquers her fears and learns that Halloween can be fun, not scary.

Kids can also participate in a coloring contest. Go to their website to download their official "Spooky" coloring page. One lucky winner will be selected on the following day and will win a $100 Santana Row Gift Card! 

Halloween with The Creative Kitchen

Virtual event (via Children’s Discovery Museum)
San Jose, CA
(408) 298-5437

 Sat, Oct 31 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Get into the holiday spirit and dress up, then join us on Zoom for a special Halloween-inspired cooking class, complete with a fun activity and songs. Your ticket purchase includes a goody bag of food samples and other treats provided by our favorite brands. Let’s have some healthy and tasty skele-fun!

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