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October 14, 2014

Get the Creeps: Your Guide to Halloween in Santa Cruz County!

Photo credit: Native Santa Cruz Photo credit: Native Santa Cruz This October, Santa Cruz County is the place to be when you’re looking for the right mixture between “scary” and “family-friendly”. Get the heebie-jeebies while listening to ghost stories, take a spooky nighttime train ride, or meet some ghouls while enjoying trick-or-treating on our beautiful wharfs. Whatever you pick – it’ll be creepy fun for sure! Roaring Camp - OctoberSteam - Side by SideGhost Train October 24 & 25, 2014 Ride a steam train through the spooky redwood forest as the “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” comes alive. Trains operate at 6:00, 6:30, 8:00 and 8:30 pm. Location: Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton Phone: 831.335.4484 Roaring Camp Railroads Halloween & Mask Making Festival with Haunted Theater October 25, 2014 Spend an afternoon creating spooky masks for the entire family, and enjoy dance, theater and stories from around the world before taking a tour of the haunted theater full of gooey surprises or having some photo fun. Free. 12:00 - 5:00 pm Location: Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.420.6177 Louden Nelson Community Center Big-Basin The Missing Arm of William Waddell October 25, 2014 Take a slightly haunting night hike through the dark forest and hear the haunted tale of Big Basin's last lumber mill owner and his disastrous encounter with a grizzly bear! Free. Walks leave every 20 minutes from 7:00 pm, registration at Park Headquarters begins at 6:30 pm. Location: Big Basin Redwoods State Park, 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek Phone: 831.338.8860 California State Parks Thomas and Percy's Halloween Party October 25 & 26 and November 1 & 2, 2014 Dress up for Halloween with favorites Thomas and Percy, for a 20 minute train ride, entertainment and fun filled activities for the entire family. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Location: Roaring Camp Railroads, 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton Phone: 831.335.4484 Roaring Camp Railroads Wharf Capitola Village Children’s Halloween Parade October 26, 2014 Join ghosts, ghouls, and pumpkins for a spooky costume parade through Capitola, followed by refreshments at Esplanade Park and trick-or-treating at local merchants. Free. 2:00 – 4:00 pm (line up 1:30 pm (Pacific Cove Parking Lot, above City Hall/Police Department), Parade starts at 2:00 pm) Location: Capitola Village, Capitola Phone: 831.475.6522 Capitola Soquel Chamber Seymour-Center-Marine-Masquerade Marine Masquerade October 31, 2014 Family fun with seaside storytelling, night-time tours to a whale of a skeleton, crafts, scavenger hunt, and costume parade. 6:00 – 8:00 pm Location: Seymour Marine Discovery Center, end of Delaware Ave, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.459.3800 Seymour Marine Discovery Center Trick-or-Treating in Downtown Santa Cruz October 31, 2014 Bring the whole family to Downtown Santa Cruz for the annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat. Pacific Avenue will be closed to cars and our merchants will be giving out treats! Free. 2:30 - 5:00 pm Location: Downtown Santa Cruz Phone: 831.332.7422 Downtown Santa Cruz Halloween on the wharf Halloween on the Wharf October 31, 2014 Join the town’s little witches, goblins and ghosts (and their parents, of course) for some fun trick-or-treating on the Santa Cruz Wharf. Free. 4:00 - 6:00 pm Location: Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.420.5270  Santa Cruz Wharf Photo: Garrick Ramirez Photo: Garrick Ramirez Día de los Muertos Community Festival November 1, 2014 Join the Santa Cruz MAH in celebrating the Mexican “Day of the Dead” by creating colorful Mexican crafts and having fun with face-painting or dance performances. After a procession to Evergreen Cemetery, enjoy food and musical performances surrounded by tombstones. Free. 3:00 - 5:00 pm at the MAH, 4:45 pm Start Procession, 6:00 - 7:00 pm at Evergreen Cemetery Location: Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 705 Front St, Santa Cruz & Evergreen Historical Cemetery, Evergreen and Coral Streets, Santa Cruz Phone: 831.429.1964 Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History / Evergreen Cemetery

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