It's time to get into the Halloween spirit!
Redwood City and Woodside are gearing up for a week of spooky activities, leading up to Wednesday night trick-or-treating.
See our list of events below - and if we missed any, please let us know in the comments.
Happy Halloween from Patch!
HALLOWEEN CROSS STITCH CRAFT
When: This Thursday, Oct. 25 at 3:30 p.m.
Where: Woodside Library, 3140 Woodside Road
What: The Cross Stitch Guild of San Mateo welcomes all, ages 5 and up, to join them in making a simple Halloween-themed cross stitch project.
When: This Friday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Redwood City Roller Rink, 1303 Main St.
What: Join the Peninsula Roller Girls (PRG) for a night of skating, trick-or-treating and a costume contest! Of your $10 entry fee, $3 goes to support PRG. When you rent skates for $5, we get $3. We’ll also be doing a food drive to support a local charity, in our effort to give back to our community. Bring your best costume and your trick-or-treating bag for candy, skating and fun! All ages are welcome.
Cost: $10 admission + $5 if you wish to rent skates
FOR ADULTS: 'DRACULA: A BALLET TO DIE FOR'
When: Oct. 25-27 - Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.
Where: Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City
What: The highlight of the Halloween season, Peninsula Ballet Theatre is proud to present Bruce Steivel’s thrilling Dracula. Set to haunting music, this wildly theatrical and opulent ballet plays out the struggle of “love over death” with exciting drama and dancing for the entire cast. This chilling blockbuster is something to sink your teeth into. Featuring international guest dancers from Eastern Europe. The Nevada Journal Review calls it "engaging and seductive!"
See a video clip from the show in the photos section of this article, above.
Cost: Tickets range from $35-60 plus processing fees. Click here to visit Fox Theatre's website and purchase tickets.
FOR ADULTS: THE HAUNTING AT UNION CEMETERY
When: This Saturday, Oct. 27, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Union Cemetery, 332 Woodside Road near El Camino, Redwood City
What: This Saturday night, adults are invited to Redwood City's historic Union Cemetery for a hauntingly good time! The Haunting at Union Cemetery is a benefit for City Trees and Redwood City International, and should be a lot of fun for a good cause. Activities and attractions include "Frightening Flashlight Tours," "Terrifying Tarot Card Readings" and "Ghoulish Ghost Stories," as well as raffles, a costume contest and more.
Cost: Tickets are $30 each and include one drink and appetizers. Click here to purchase your tickets on EventBrite.
THE HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR
When: This Saturday, Oct. 27, 12-3 p.m.
Where: Red Morton Community Center, 1120 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City
What: Kids will have a great time playing carnival games, proudly showing off their Halloween attire in a Costume Parade at 1:30 p.m., exploring their way through the mysterious Monster Maze, creating festive fall crafts, indulging in Transylvania Treats, and enjoying lots of other fun activities.
The entire community is invited to bring the kids and enjoy tons of Halloween fun in a safe, creative, festive and family-friendly Halloween atmosphere. More information is available online at www.redwoodcityevents.com, or by calling 650-780-7311.
Cost: $5 per child. This event is appropriate for children up to age 10.
REDWOOD PARENTS' NURSERY SCHOOL HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL
When: This Saturday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m.
Where: Redwood Parents' Nursery School, 3997 Jefferson Ave., Emerald Hills
What: The "Little Red Schoolhouse on the Hill" invites families to come and enjoy Halloween, preschool-style! Wear your costumes, and everyone gets a prize. Enjoy carnival games, the "super slide," spin art, a barbecue lunch and more. RPNS is a nonprofit organization.
Cost: $1 per ticket for games
FAIR OAKS FALL FESTIVAL
When: This Saturday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Fair Oaks Elementary School, 2950 Fair Oaks Ave., Redwood City
What: Bring the family, come hungry, play games, and wear your Halloween costume to Fair Oaks Elementary School for the 2nd Annual Fall Festival! There will be food, games, prizes, a bouncey-house, a costume parade and a contest. All proceeds go towards the fifth-grade Outdoor Education field trip.
Cost: Free admission, small cost for games and activities
Last but not least - don't forget to snap a photo of yourself and/or the family and upload it to Patch's Best Halloween Costume Contest. It takes just two minutes, and it could win you $5,000! Click here for details.
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