Where to go trick-or-treating in Roseville
Trick-or-Treaters got a sneak peak at Halloween this week during a special Downtown Tuesday Nights event.
For four hours Tuesday evening, Vernon Street was transformed into an avenue of princesses, goblins and many other outlandish characters.
Attendees were treated, not tricked, to a clown and magic show, face painting, a costume contest and, of course, candy handed out from local businesses.
Many of those in attendance said they were looking forward to continuing to celebrate Halloween this weekend.
Roseville resident Tony Contini said he is taking his family trick-or-treating in the Coyote Ridge area, near Junction Boulevard and Baseline Road.
“It’s a nice little neighborhood,” Contini said. “We’ve been going there for the past five years.”
Contini’s son, Dima, said he likes trick-or-treating in that neighborhood because residents hand out full-sized candy bars and Snickers is his favorite.
“You can eat more of it,” Dima Contini said.
Wendell Tamblyn is taking his family around his neighborhood close to Roseville Square and says that Halloween is all about the kids.
“It’s fun just to watch them enjoy going out and trick or treating, and dressing up in a costume,” Tamblyn said.
Tamblyn’s son Wade said he’s looking forward to getting 1,000 pieces of candy.
For those who cannot wait for the main event Monday night, there are many Halloween happenings over the weekend. Here is the breakdown:
Trunk or Treat
Bayside Church in Granite Bay will hold its 13th annual “Trunk or Treat” community event from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
The church campus will “come alive” with hundreds of decorated cars, carnival games, inflatable bounce houses, live music, face painting, food vendors and, of course, candy.
Bayside is also looking to help the area’s less fortunate by asking people to bring canned food items to benefit the Twin Lakes and Placer County food banks.
“What started out as a safe and fun alternative for families to ‘trick-or-treat’ has become a fantastic way to not only have a blast but help those in need in our community,” said Ray Johnston, senior pastor at Bayside, in a statement.
Wristbands for the event will be sold for $5 and the church is offering a special buy three, get one free. For information, call (916) 791-1244.
Get ‘spooked’ at the mall
The Westfield Galleria at Roseville presents “Spooktacular” from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday and again from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday.
There will be a scavenger hunt and trick-or-treat bag decorating on Saturday and trick-or-treating on Monday.
This free, family-oriented event will feature costume contests, crafts and a live 1,500 pound pumpkin carving. For information, call (916) 787-2000.
Nightmare on Vernon Street
The Roseville Theater Arts Academy presents “Nightmare on Vernon Street” from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
There will be live entertainment, wine tasting, carnival games, a costume contest and “Spooktacular” treats.
Tickets are $10 for adults 21 and over, and $5 for those 20 and under. For information, visit www.rosevilletheaterartsacademy.com.
Skate in the dark
Roller King skating rink in Roseville is holding a “Blackout Skate” from 8 to 11 p.m. on Saturday.
Costumes are encouraged and admission is free with any canned food donation. Prizes will also be awarded to the best costumes.
Canned food donations will go to support the Placer Food Bank.
All treats, no tricks at the Fountains
Ghouls, goblins and other costumed characters can enjoy trick-or-treating at the Fountains from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday.
Children ages 12 and under in costumes can visit selected merchants for free treats. For information, call (916) 786-2679.
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