Thursday, September 26, 2013

Kid-Friendly Fall Events with a Halloween Twist

Pumpkins and a "Leaf" by intellichick

Fall offers us a number of great events for everyone, but it's an especially fun time for kids.  Check out these kid-friendly events to celebrate fall and Halloween all month!

The Sparkleblob Spooky-Tacular
The Bob Baker Marionette Theater - Downtown LA
September 28th, 6:00PM-10:00PM
Enjoy a cabaret show with puppetry and performances by L.A. artists! Before and after parties include live music, food, libations, crafting, Gothtober reels, and an Autumn Royalty costume competition.

James and the Giant Peach
Promenade Playhouse - Santa Monica
Sun, Sat, September 28, 2013 - November 10, 2013
In This classic Roald Dahl tale is brought to life on the stage by Creating Arts Company. Performances for Saturday Oct 26th and Sunday Oct 27th also include special Halloween Trick-or-Treat shows.

Absolutely Halloween: A Delicious Musical Comedy for Ages 2 - 102
Santa Monica Playhouse - Santa Monica
Sun, Sat, October 12th-27th, 2013; Varying Times
In this Rudie-DeCarlo tale, Candy learns lessons about life, love, laughter, and sugar, from a delightful array of characters who take her on a magical All Hallows Eve adventure. Come in costume, and get two-for-one tickets for any future Family Theatre show! Free face-painting before the shows on October 26th and 27th.

Mar Vista Farmers Market - Westside
October 13th, 9:00AM-1:30PM
Make your Halloween a little green! Participate in a costume swap or donate costumes to a local good cause. Discover GMO free candy and snacks and candy alternatives. Learn ways to upcycle everyday items for your Halloween adventures.

Enchanted Green Hallow's Eve
STAR Eco Station - Culver City
October 26th-27th; 12:00PM-4:00PM
STAR Eco Station transforms into a maze of favorite fairy tale lands with costumed characters.  This event includes trick-or-treating throughout the STAR Eco Station with activities and food available outside.

16th Annual Trick or Treat Festival: "Wicked Fun"
Orange County Market Place / OC Fair & Event Center
October 27th; 10:00AM-4:00PM
This event includes free daytime trick or treating for kids in costume from 10AM-2PM.  The main attraction is the 14th Annual Halloween Hearse show, featuring vintage, restored and classic hearses, funeral cars, ambulances, and specialty cars.  There will also be creative artists and their work on display.

-Charity Tran, ExperienceLA Editor

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