A Haunted Halloween History
When you walk around Old Town Elk Grove and you feel a slight wind against your cheek and the hairs on the back of your neck stand tall, you may have just experienced a cool California breeze or for those with the spirit of spook in their heart, you may have been visited by the Ghost of Old Town.
The city was founded in 1868 and legend has it that the old downtown area of Elk Grove is said to be visited by a ghostly woman in white who haunts Elk Grove Boulevard. Her sad soul wanders the railroad tracks mourning her purgatory but when looking into her face there is nothing but a black void. Her spirit has been seen walking off along the railroad tracks and then disappearing. We can neither deny nor confirm this legend so don’t take our word for it — see for yourself… if you dare!
If playful, family-friendly Halloween festivities are more your speed, we’ve got some mischief brewing over at Old Town Plaza this Halloween at the first-ever Hallo-Pallooza & Trunk-or-Treat event put on by Explore Elk Grove and the Elk Grove Police Department. Grab your costumes, make room in your candy bag, and bring your boo-crew to Hallo-Palooza for a spooky evening of festivities and trunk-or-treating.
- BOO CREW Cake Walk - Sign-up to participate in our Cake Walk. All cakes are from local Elk Grove bakeries. Step on the right number and you might walk home with a delicious dessert. Participation is first come first serve to the first 50 kids that line up at the event so get there fast to test your luck
- The Haunted Parlor - No costume? No problem! Get a makeover with Halloween face painting, temporary hair coloring, and fairy dusting
- SPOOK-tacular Parade and Costume Contest - Walk around Old Town to show off your costumes. Don’t leave your furry friends out. Get your pet ready for a fun costumes contest. All participants will receive a pet-friendly goodie bag with items from local pet stores
- FANG-tastic Art Zone & Fa-BOO-lous Bubbles Zone - Bring your kids to our arts zone for crafts, bubbles, and more fall fun. Enter your little artist into a pizza box decorating contest for a chance to become the official art on Todo Un Poco’s kid’s menu. Winner also gets their very own pizza party!
You don’t have to go far to stock up this year.
Stop by all the decorated Elk Grove Police Department trunks to grab your candy. Be sure to stop by all 13 vehicles to get the optimal sweet-treat fill.
When: Friday, October 28, 2022
Time: 5 - 8 PM
Where: Old Town Plaza
9615 Railroad St.
Elk Grove, CA
The event is free but the first 500 registrants will receive an official Hallo-Palooza Trick-or-Treat bag. Register here.