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The San Bruno Patch Guide to Halloween 2012

A roundup of Halloween events planned throughout the city.

In San Bruno, Halloween doesn't just take place on one day out of the year.

Halloween is celebrated all throughout the month of October.

Here's a roundup of all of the Halloween events this month:

Friday, Oct. 19

Belle Air Elementary will host a haunted house—dubbed the "Scariest Haunted House in San Bruno"—at the school on Oct. 19-21. $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. It will be open from 6-9 p.m. on Oct. 19, noon-9 p.m. on Oct. 20 and 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 21.

Saturday, Oct. 20

John Muir Elementary will hold its annual Halloween carnival and haunted house from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids can play on inflatables, there will be a DJ and game and new this year will be a taco truck. Even if your children don't attend John Muir, you can still join in the festivities.

If you want a free pumpkin during that same time, Prudential San Bruno will be turning its parking lot into a pumpkin patch for its annual event from 10 a.m.2 p.m. where all visitors can pick out their own pumpkin on behalf of the Prudential folks. A lot of people usually come dressed in their Halloween costumes.

Saturday, Oct. 27

Rollingwood Elementary will hold its annual Halloween carnival.

Monday, Oct. 29

Crestmoor Elementary will host its own pumpkin patch.

Tuesday, Oct. 30

The city will hold its annual Goblin Grotto at the Veterans Memorial Building. As is tradition, there will be two time slots for children to participate in the extravaganza, starting at 5:30 p.m. But you have to sign up in advance by calling the city's recreation department at 650-616-7189. Tickets are $7. And the event is only for children 10 and under (sorry, teens, you'll have to hit the streets like everyone else).

The city will also be transforming San Bruno Park Pool into a haunted house from Oct. 26-27 and again on Oct. 30. Tickets can be purchased for $4 at the recreation center before Oct. 26. Tickets are $5 at the door. The event is recommended for kids ages 7 and older.

Wednesday, Oct. 31

The annual Halloween costume parade and contest at The Shops at Tanforan is always fun. Kids can come dressed in their most creative costumes, and the kids dressed in the best costumes win mall gift cards. Two years ago, the contest winners went to a toddler dressed in a homemade Sugar Babies candy wrapper costume and a boy dressed as a hot dog street cart vendor (with his little brother included in the hot dog cart). All participating children 10 and under will receive a bag of goodies to kick off the Halloween festivities. Contact the San Bruno Recreation Division at 650-616-7180 for more information.

If we missed anything, let us know in the comments.

Claudia Quinn October 18, 2012 at 03:23 AM
Don't forget the 2nd Annual Trick or Treating on The Avenue (the South end - from Sweet Connections to Baby World). Saturday, October 27th. Trick or treating starts at 11AM - Parade and Costume Contest starts at 12Noon in front of CQ's Art for Kids. Look for orange pumpkin in the merchants' windows on the day of the event. Co-sponsored by CQ's Art for Kids, San Bruno Chamber of Commerce and San Mateo Credit Union.

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