Things To Do In Santa Cruz This Halloween Season: Grown-Up Edition

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Friday, October 16th, 2015 at 3:27pm.

Whether you're thinking of having a ghoulish good time with ghosts and guests at your own pumpkin patch or are thinking of heading out for a night on the town, here are a few ideas of things going on in Santa Cruz this Halloween season!

Get Your Monster Mash On

Bust a move at Laurel Park on Saturday, October 24th. Learn the basics and 'Thrill The World' at this flashmob ode to the late Michael Jackson's Thriller. There's a training day on October 17th, and then you'll be ready to strut your stuff on the day of the event.

21st Annual Freakers Ball

This annual adult-only ghostly gala takes place at the Catalyst on Halloween night. Costume is required and tickets start at $25. Over 12 of the hottest acts in the city come together to put on six hours straight of live music and dancing.

Get Lost In The Rodini Corn Maze

The local corn maze and pumpkin patch is open every day from 9am - 6:30pm until Halloween. It's sure to be a scary good time!

Don't Forget To Have A Coffin Break

While Pumpking Spice Lattes might be all the rage leading up to Halloween, there's so many great brews that you can try! Starbucks has two spooktacular Halloween-theme beverages: the Franken-Frappuccino and the timely classic, Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino. Be sure to check out other local coffee shops too to see if they have a featured coffee or treat that

Have A Witching Good Time With Some Potions & Brews

Brew Cruz Haunted Tours- Grab your ghouls and ghosts and float on down to the 'Boo Cruz' for one-hour of beer tasting at the city's most haunted locales. Costumes are highly encouraged and the event is BYOB, but it's suggested that you try some seasonal craft beers from local breweries.

Día De Los Muertos Community Festival

Celebrate the Mexican holiday for "Day Of The Dead" in the Evergreen Cemetery hosted by the Santa Cruz MAH. On November 1st, join in on the fun by making colorful crafts, eating delicious food, take part in the face painting, and enjoy music performances that celebrate those who have crossed over.

Stay Home & Greet Trick Or Treaters

While you may not necessarily feel like dressing up and going out, there's no reason not to get in the holiday spirit in the comforts of your living room. Whether you're into watching a horror flick or a cutesy cartoon, there's no shortage of films on Netflix that will bring all surprises and 'trick' you need. Plus, stayng at home means you can bake your own hauntingly delicious tasty treats! Check out this recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffle Mummies from Creme De La Crumb.

Lauren Spencer and the team at My Santa Cruz Real Estate want to wish you all a safe and wonderful Halloween!

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