Have a safe and free Halloween!
Halloween is here again! All kids love dressing up, and they like the candy even better! Here are a few events going on around Sacramento that are safe and fun environments for any kid from the scariest goblin to the prettiest princess!
Daytime on Halloween
Daytime events on Halloween are great because you can celebrate and dress up, and still keep a reasonable bedtime! Old Sacramento will be open for trick or treating and parading your costume from 12pm-4pm on Halloween day. All stores will be participating, so feel free to explore the oldest town in Sacramento, but keep one eye open for ghosts wandering about! Also check out Halloween Midtown on October 31st from 11am-3pm. Stores and businesses stretching from L to J Streets between 16th and 27th Streets will be handing out candy. Any establishment participating will have a Midtown Halloween poster in their window. Start out at 2400 J Street for face painting, costume parades and fun! You can easily attend both events as they are not very far apart downtown.
Evening on Halloween
Dressing up at night somehow seems more magical, so after a day of Halloween fun downtown, check out these evening activities. Ikea in West Sacramento will be open for trick or treating around the giant super store from 5pm-7pm on Halloween, and definitely make sure to wear your costume! Also, for a little early Halloween fun, Ikea will be having a free craft time on October 29th from 2pm-4pm. For those who might not live right inside Sacramento, there is plenty of Halloween fun at Folsom’s Night of 1,000 Pumpkins! The event takes place on October 28th from 6pm-9pm. Dress up, and if you have carved a pumpkin, you can enter your creation into the contest for a free raffle ticket!
Trick or Treating
Of course there is always the traditional route of trick or treating around your neighborhood, which is always free! But please be careful when you take your child out. Take precautions such as holding hands, staying with your child, and checking their bag of candy when you get home to make sure there are no unsafe items that your child could choke on. One more little idea, clip a bike light that blinks to your child’s back so that even of it is dark, you can still keep a close eye on your little one. Have a safe and happy Halloween!