Halloween is just around the corner.
But, if you're like most kids, the holiday doesn't just start when it gets dark on Oct. 31. It starts when the calendar hits the month of October.
So if you're looking for Halloween activities to do around San Bruno, you won't be disappointed by all of the events planned throughout the city. Here's a roundup:
Saturday, Oct. 22
will hold its annual Halloween carnival and haunted house from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. , like every year, saw a big turnout. 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, will be turning its parking lot into a pumpkin patch for its annual event from 10 a.m.-3 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—another reason to get the most out of that princess or Batman outfit.
Thursday, Oct. 27
The city will hold its annual Goblin Grotto from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building. As is tradition, there will be two time slots for children to participate in the extravaganza. But you have to sign up in advance by calling the city's recreation department at 650-616-7180. 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).
In case you didn't know, vampires are cool now (unless you're a fan of werewolves, that is). The city will be transforming San Bruno Park Pool into a haunted house from Oct. 27-29 where you can experience—or, rather, be spooked out by—the life of a vampire. Tickets can be purchased for $4 at the recreation center before Oct. 27. Tickets are $5 at the door. The event is recommended for kids ages 7 and older.
Saturday, Oct. 29
The San Bruno Chamber of Commerce, CQ's Arts for Kids and the San Bruno Mothers Club are inviting all kids to go trick-or-treating downtown on the weekend before Halloween. The festivities will begin on the south end of San Mateo Avenue, where a number of businesses will be passing out candy from noon to 1:30 p.m. Ribbons and prizes will be given to the best costume in several categories. Hopefully folks will stick around and support the downtown merchants.