Almost every shop in Santa Monica may already be filled with Christmas decorations by now, but according to the calendar it’s still October. Come and experience the fun fall season in Santa Monica with haunting Halloween events, from no-carve pumpkin decorating to grown-up costume parties.
And don’t forget to check back for lots of updates on Dia De Los Muertos celebrations.
No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating at Santa Monica Farmers Market
October 21 & 27, 2012
October 21 Main Street Farmers Market in Heritage Square; October 27 Pico Farmers Market in Virginia Avenue Park
No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating at the Santa Monica Farmers Market. Free for kids, limit one pumpkin per child ‘til supplies last.
Live From Loews Presents: A Rockin’ Halloween Beach Bash
October 26, 20126:30pm-10pm
Loews Hotel, 1700 Ocean Ave
Trade in your trick-or-treats for rock ‘n’ roll with a Halloween themed chefs’ tasting menu, California wine and beer, a ghoulish signature cocktail and classic rock by Everyday Housewives. Halloween spirit will be rewarded; masquerading is encouraged, although costumes are not required. Raffles and prizes will also occur throughout the event.
Spooky Saturday Halloween Bash
October 27, 2012 9:00pm-2:00am
Sonoma Wine Garden, 395 Santa Monica Place
Be a part of the greatest Westside Halloween celebration with a cool group of gals, guys…and ghouls! EOW, Three Day Rule, and a cavalcade of merry-making miscreants will be turning the enchanting Sonoma Wine Garden into our very own devil’s den, replete with DJ, dancing, drinks—and maybe some drama. Costumes are required. The dress code is “Spooky, but Swanky” for this Halloween Extravaganza. The prizes for the ladies and gents with the “Hottest,” “Funniest” and “Poshest” costumes will be sweeter than candy.
Jazz Halloween Masquerade
October 30, 2012 6:30pm-11pm
The Charleston, 2460 Wilshire Blvd
Join a Halloween Costume Ball that will include Charleston Dance Lesson, passed hors d’oeuvre and 1 free drink (beer, house wine, well liquor). 10% of the proceeds will be given to charity. Participants are encouraged to dress in 1930s attire, and masks are also encouraged. There will also be costume and dance contest with prize. Live music will be provided by Dan Barrett and his Speakeasy Band.
Montana Avenue 5th Annual Halloween Hop
October 31, 2012 3-6pm
Montana Avenue will host its 3rd Annual Halloween Hop from 3pm-6pm on October 31. Kids of all ages will enjoy trick-or-treating all along Montana Avenue, plus all kinds of fun, spooky activities for kids!
All You Can Carry Pumpkin Patch at Santa Monica Farmers Market
October 31, 2012 8:30am-1pm (or until the pumpkins are gone)
Downtown Farmers Market, Arizona Ave. at 2nd St
$5.00 All You Can Carry Pumpkin Patch Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Strategize how you will stack and balance all the pumpkins you can carry, put them in your teeth, balance them on your head (no help from friends, and no equipment allowed), then carry them to the end of the 25 foot long pumpkin patch lane and they are yours.
So don’t forget to mark your calendars, and be sure to attend all these wonderful events! See you there!