San José, CA – September 30, 2013 --- What’s scary about Halloween? Have no fear at Haunt History Park, on Saturday, October 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. Children will be able to trick-or-treat throughout San José’s History Park at Kelley Park in a fun, safe, family-friendly environment.
This scare-free annual event has become a tradition, with trick-or-treating, family-friendly events and arts and crafts activities. Trolley and hand car rides, games and crafts, will provide family festivities.
“This year the entire family can celebrate this historic holiday in a fun yet old-fashioned Halloween atmosphere,” said Barbara Johnston, Director of Education at History San José. “There will be plenty of activities for all ages.”
Trick-or-treating stations will be set up at the historic homes in History Park and are sponsored by the History San José Education Department, History San José docents and History San José’s affiliates.
There will be games around the plaza along with Halloween crafts. The Costume Parade will be around the Plaza at 2:30 p.m. and the ‘wrap-a-mummy’ contest will take place on the Plaza at 3:30 p.m.
Speaking of treats, the tradition of trick-or-treating is very well known for handing out sweets. Dead Dog Hotdogs will be on hand, and popcorn is available for purchase. O’Brien’s Ice Cream Parlor at History Park serves San José’s own Treat ice cream. Treat Ice Cream Company has been in business in San José since 1951 and produces gourmet ice creams, sherbets, and sorbets.
Admission is only $5 for children age 3 and over; adults free with a child. For more information, visit historysanjose.org or call 408 918 1047.