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October 15, 2015

Halloween Fun in Santa Cruz!

Tricks and a whole lot of treats! Santa Cruz has plenty of Halloween events going on to entertain the whole family! Check out some top events happening in Santa Cruz this Halloween season!

Halloween Pumpkin Westcliff

Thomas and Percy's Halloween Party
October 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 31, November 1, 2015
Announcing the tour's most exciting year ever as hit entertainment debuts talking Thomas the Tank Engine and Thomas' best friend Percy! Dress up for Halloween with favorites Thomas and Percy, for a 20 minute train ride, entertainment, and fun filled activities for the entire family. Activities include: Temporary Tattoos, Face Painting, Story Telling, Videos, Train Play Tables, Pick a Pumpkin (small pumpkins for little ones), Cookie decorating, photos with Sir Topham Hatt, Thomas store and entertainment. Check website for specific times.

Roaring Camp Railroads
Graham Hill Road at Roaring Camp Road
Felton, CA
Contact: 831.335.4484

The Missing Arm of William Waddell
October 24, 2015
History takes a tall tale twist as the saga of this early pioneer unfolds. The silly, slightly haunting tours around the redwood loop trail beginning at 7:00 PM. Enjoy the redwoods on a fall night with music, storytelling and "Ranger Apples" around the campfire. All participants must register at Park Headquarters (registration opens at 6:30 PM). And it's free!

Big Basin Redwoods State Park
21600 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA
Contact: 831.338.8883

Chili Cook-Off at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
October 24, 2015
Bring your appetite and join the fun as both professional and amateur chefs compete! Free admission! 10 AM to 4 PM. Tastings start at 1:00 PM.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
400 Beach Street
Santa Cruz, CA

Contact: 831.423.5590

Capitola Village Children's Halloween Parade
October 25, 2015
Get your costumes ready! Dress up the kids and bring the whole family down to the Village for some Halloween fun! The parade route begins on Capitola Avenue, near City Hall, it winds through the Village and down Monterey Avenue, ending at Esplanade Park. After the parade, families can relax in the park and enjoy free refreshments, then walk around Trick or Treating at Village Businesses. This is a really fun event for the whole family! Free!  Line up begins at 1:30 PM at the Beach and Village #1 Parking Lot (formerly the Pacific Cove Parking Lot) above Capitola City Hall and the Police Department.

Capitola Village
Capitola, CA

Contact: 831.475.6522

Brew Cruz Haunted Tours: Westside Haunted Tour. 
October 28, 2015
Join Santa Cruz's spookiest Boo Cruz for an hour long tour of the most haunted spots on the Westside. Costumes are encouraged. $25. BYO seasonal beers onboard. Adrenaline-filled pint included post-tour. Must be 21+.

The Westside, Santa Cruz with a brewery stop at Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing.


Spooky Brews - NuBo Halloween Party
October 30, 2015
We're celebrating Halloween NuBo-style! Come dressed in costume and receive happy hour pricing all night long. Spooky and delicious pop-up food will be catered by Ty's Eatery, Olde Blue will rock the brewery from 7pm to close and Show of Life photo booth will be on the scene capturing all the frightening fun. Give away prizes for the best jack-o-lantern. But this isn't just any old jack-o-lantern. "Jack" must have something to do with beer. Get creative and share your masterpiece with us. Free admission! Begins at 5 PM.

New Bohemia Brewing Company
1030 41st Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA

Contact: 831.350.0253

Marine Masquerade
October 30, 2015
Family fun with seaside storytelling, night-time tours to a whale of a skeleton, crafts, scavenger hunt, and costume parade. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Seymour Marine Discovery Center
end of Delaware Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA

Contact: 831.459.3800

Downtown Trick-or-Treat
October 31, 2015
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! 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

Santa Cruz, CA

Contact: 831.332.7422

Halloween on the Santa Cruz Wharf
October 31, 2015
Enjoy safe and sane trick-or-treating on the scenic Santa Cruz Wharf! Businesses will be handing out candy between 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

Santa Cruz Wharf
Beach St
Santa Cruz, CA

Contact: 831.420.6025


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    Don't forget Gault School's annual Halloween Parade & Carnival ~ this Saturday Parade starts in front of The Buttery 9am- starts moving towards the Rio at 9:30am. The Carnival at Gault School is always GREAT!!!
    Home made costumes & home-made food!