Looking for the local hot spot to spend Halloween day or night with your kids? There are many places in Sonoma County where you can find lots of fun Halloween spirit! Below are a few that we know of. If we have missed one, please let us know. For a complete list of all the Fall and Halloween events, check our Sonoma County Kids 2015 Fall & Halloween Guide.
Happy Halloween everyone!
Downtown Petaluma's Trick or Treat Trail. 3-5:30pm. Safe trick-or-treating with local merchants in downtown Petaluma.
Bill Soberanes Halloween Festival and Trick-or-Treating. 11-1. Plaza North and South. Safe trick-or-treating with merchants in the shopping plaza.
D Street trick-or-treating. Historic downtown Petaluma D Street is a district full of beautiful Victorian houses. The entire neighborhood gets into the Halloween spirit and people come from miles to trick-or-treat on this street. With roughly a mile of street to stroll, local trick-or-treaters delight in admiring the ghastly gravestones, witches, goblins and coffins adorning the houses in this kid- and dog-friendly neighborhood. The side streets are also great places to go. In 2014, this home on El Rose and B Streets had a "Satan High School Devils" theme.
Cavity Cove on D Street. Pirate-themed house featuring elaborate decorations (photo below from 2014). See the Cavity Cove Facebook page for updates at https://www.facebook.com/Cavity-Cove-196189160454365/. This family collects donation for COTS every year.
1528 Elizabeth Drive (near Crinella Drive) Petaluma Eastside. This home always has a cool Halloween display in front. The photo below was taken in 2014.
M-section. Lots of families and houses close by each other, making it a great place to go with your little ones.
Holly Drive in the H Section. There are several cool Halloween decorated homes/yards. Also the corner of Holly and Hazel Court always has an elaborate display (pictured below from 2014).
McDonald Avenue in Santa Rosa. This street draws a large crowd every year. The historic McDonald Mansion is on this street and the whole neighborhood participates in this Halloween celebration. The candy is top notch, but be warned: lines can get long! Many of the houses along McDonald Avenue were built in the 1800s and the homes’ age add an extra spooky vibe to Halloween festivities. The neighborhood is so spooky, in fact, that the popular horror movie “Scream” used the street for filming. The neighborhood is best for older trick-or-treaters as the ghastly celebration can be a little too intense for a younger crowd. Bring the family and join in the fun with the several thousand other trick-or-treaters along sprawling McDonald Avenue.
Wicked West in Santa Rosa. **This event is not happening this year** Boo : (
Armstrong Estates trick-or-treating (5th Street East, off Napa Street). The Armstrong Estates neighborhood is one of Sonoma county’s most well-visited trick-or-treat spots. The original Armstrong House was restored in 1996 and is now an historic landmark. Smack in the heart of wine country, parents and kids alike will enjoy trick-or-treating here as in addition to an abundance of candy, some residents have been known to offer complimentary wine tastings to parents who bring their own glass.