Trick-or-treat safely in Encinitas

October 11, 2012 by  

As part of this year’s spooky season, children can trick or treat safely on a stretch of South Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Halloween evening (October 31).

Hosted by the Downtown Encinitas Main Street Association, the event will feature a Queen’s Court granting wishes next to the Self-Realization Fellowship Bookstore, a kids’ zone with games, activities, and music at the Lumberyard Courtyard, and trick-or-treating treats from local merchants. Children must be in costume to receive treats.

Decorating the event are pumpkins hand-carved into whimsical designs by the monks at Self Realization Fellowship. The pumpkins are grown above Highway 101 and admission to this event is free.

Visitors can also enjoy Spooktacular fun at Sea World’s Halloween weekends in October. Special spooky shows are scheduled and include a Pirates 4-D movie experience. Photo ops are available with Sesame Street Friends and trick-or-treating can be enjoyed from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm with Sea World characters at 13 different trick-or-treat locations. Children are invited to wear their costumes.

A special walkthrough adventure is featured in ‘The Search for Captain Lucky’s Treasure’. Kids will have to safely navigate pirate traps to find the treasure in Deadman’s Cave before the pirate gets there. A pair of sea lions, Seamore and Clyde, is featured in a spooky adventure to Uncle Schmedley’s.

This event is a family-friendly alternative to the scary adventures featured at other theme parks. The price of admission includes all activities. Brochure printers are often used for printing park guides and maps for local events and it would be no surprise if they were out in force here.