While many children still enjoy the Halloween tradition of “trick or treating,” in their neighborhoods, many families now prefer to go to planned events. With COVID-19 still present and talk of a winter surge around the corner, health and safety continue to be on people’s minds.
Many kids including teens didn’t celebrate Halloween for the last two years because of the pandemic and families are looking forward to venturing out this year. There are many creative ways to celebrate – some families hold their own Halloween parties for their friends and family and schools often set aside a day before Halloween to invite the students, faculty and staff to dress up and wear costumes. The holiday is no longer viewed as “just for kids”.
Among the many public events that will be held in the San Fernando Valley, The GH – Granada Hills “Trunk-or-Treat 2022” is set for Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Story City Church 11011 Hayvenhurst Ave. Granada Hills (818) 736-5400 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. The public is invited to this free “family-friendly” community event held in the church parking lot. Cars will be set up with their trunks open full of treats ready for the children to stroll by filling up their candy buckets.
On Halloween, October 31, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m, in North Hills, the NVCS Halloween Harvest Fest will have hayrides, a petting zoo, a live DJ, pumpkin patch, jumpers and games. A health fair will be held at the same time, so you can get your blood pressure checked too. The North Valley Caring Service 15453 Rayen St. North Hills (818) 891-048.
You can check the calendar listings for more Halloween events.