Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Halloween in Huntington Beach

Are you ready for Halloween?    If you haven’t made your decision yet, here are a couple of things you can check out.

Have you heard of the Rotary Clubs Huntington Haunt Experience at the Newland House?   This runs Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat night and is no ordinary haunted house, but an interactive experience where you literally become a part of the story, which can be best described as part haunted house, part theatre, and part interactive ‘moving’ play where the audience becomes involved in the twisted tale! And where else in Hauntington Beach would this chilling wedding take place than at the historic Newland House and Barn, spread among two ‘scare’ acres of haunted thrills and chills. Prior to the experience and awaiting your turn you can try to relax your bones at the Haunted Carnival with artisans displaying their wares, a Victorian physic, henna painting and a Costume Contest all while enjoying live entertainment, food, wine and craft beers.  Tickets: huntingtonhaunt.org/purchase-tickets.

On Friday and Saturday night from dusk til 10pm, there is the haunted maze at 9631 Sailfish Dr.  Put on by the Horsky family – it is not for the faint of heart, in fact, they recommend adults only.  Prepared to be scared as this house is transformed into a scary maze.  Freights await around every corner from homemade yet professional looking animatronics to things of a more freakish nature, like Horsky's handmade skin quilt.

On Halloween, bring the entire family down for the annual Halloween Fest.  It runs from 3:30 to 7:30 on Main Street & The Strand.  There will be an assortment of events for locals to engage in and join the lively entertainment including a kids costume contest at 4:30 and a canine costume contest at 6:00pm. There will also be free entertainment and rides, music, photo booth, petting zoo and more as well as special guest appearances, no tickets needed!

If you don’t want to head to downtown, you can take the kids to Bella Terra for trick or treating from 6 to 8pm.  Or if you are farther north, Sunset Beach is having their annual Halloween Party (on the 31st from 5 to 10pm) at the Sunset Beach Community Association, 16861 12th St. It is created for children and adults, the event will feature superhero-themed decorations, games, and activities.  The event takes place from dusk to 10 pm. With a haunted house, animatronics, and actors in full costume, this event is FREE and open to the public!

And finally, the following weekend the long awaited opening of Pacific City is here!  You will get your first peek at the property on Saturday, November 7 from 11am-7pm and Sunday, November 8 from 11am-5pm. This will be the first weekend Pacific City is open to the public, so don’t miss your chance to be among the first to see the property and experience Pacific City’s first tenants’ opening preview! First guests to arrive will receive free tote bags with special merchant offers and giveaway samples. DJ’s will spin tunes, and complimentary “tastes” from participating Pacific City restaurants will be offered. Don’t miss the fun, freebies and festivities! Pacific City is located at 21022 Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach.

Enjoy and see you around HB.