Favorite Places to Celebrate Halloween with the Kids. {Shop Talk}


Are you looking for fun-filled Halloween events for the whole family right here in the OC friends? Here are a few favorites:

Cindy Lou3UniversityCenter~ Irvine

Monday, decease October 31, help 2011
3:30 – 6 pm
The costume contest begins at 4:30 p.m. and participants need to register between 3:30 and 4:20 p.m. in the courtyard nearUniversityOfficeTower. Prizes will be awarded in several age groups, sovaldi including 1 to 2 years old; 3 to 4 years old; 5 to 6 years old; and 7 to 12 years old. Each category will have awards for Cutest, Scariest, Most Original and Best Group costume. The contest is complete with prizes and giveaways, and is limited to the first 500 entries.

After the contest, youngsters can go trick-or-treating whereUniversityCenter merchants display a jack-o-lantern sign in their window. A Halloween backdrop will also be available for personal photo opportunities. In addition, Irvine Police officers from the D.A.R.E. program will be on hand to greet participants and free Child ID and fingerprinting services will be provided courtesy of New York Life.

University Center 4100 Campus Drive
(714) 536-8300


fall photo halloween decorations 020Main Street Halloween Celebration ~ Huntington Beach

Monday, October 31, 2011
4 – 8 pm

Free event for children of all ages, this annual Halloween celebration features games, a haunted house, petting zoo, pony rides, activity booths, inflatable rock wall, slide, obstacle course and tunnel, costume contest and more. Children can trick-or-treat along Main Street and enter into a costume contest.

Also, feel free to dress up your dog and bring them along, as this event is pet friendly!

Downtown Huntington Beach
Main Street

(714) 536-8300


VPE Kinder Oct 19th-095Treats in the Streets ~ City of Orange

Thursday, October 27, 2011
4-7 pm

The streets surrounding the Old Towne Plaza are closed off to traffic and Old Towne merchants decorate their shops and hand out candy to trick-or-treaters. Fun activities, food booths, costume parade and community displays. (Parents please leave masks and pets at home)

Old Towne Orange Plaza Area
Chapman Ave. & Glassell

(714) 744-7278


october 2008 d 033Halloween Fest  ~ Villa Park

Sunday, October 30, 2011
4:30 – 7:30 pm

The night before Halloween, the VP Towne Center suddenly becomes the happy haunting grounds for young ghosts, goblins, a few pirates, some skeletons, and lots of princesses who have escaped from their local castles. This annual event includes a costume contest, hayride from the parking area, crafts, treats and more!

Villa Park Towne Centre

(714) 998-1500


pumpkins and pancakes 2011Pumpkins & Pancakes ~ Costa Mesa

Sunday, October 30, 2011


South Coast Plaza celebrates its 20th year of Pumpkins and Pancakes, a Halloween extravaganza to benefit Casa Orange County, Choc Children’s Foundation and Orangewood Children’s Foundation. Pumpkins & Pancakes will include all the best music, games, contests, and prizes. Children and adults will come in costume to enjoy a gourmet pancake breakfast provided by Plums Café and Catering, meet Hello Kitty, the Care Bears, Paul Frank’s Julius, The Anaheim Duck’s Wild Wing and more! Children and adults will enjoy music, arts and crafts, balloon artists, a petting zoo, caricature drawings, hair feathering, face-painting, complimentary family photos, and an amazing silent auction benefiting CASA Orange County, CHOC Children’s Foundation and Orangewood Children’s Foundation. Tickets cost $35 each and proceeds benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates. Children under 2 years old are free.

South Coast Plaza Crate & Barrel/Macy’s Home Store wing


Visit www.southcoastplaza.com/pumpkins for more information.

arrowClick here to purchase tickets

There are many more Halloween festivities in the OC in the up coming weeks.  Check out Kelly’s list over a Just Spotted.  She has it all!


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