Valencia neighborhood throws Halloween trick-or-treat extravaganza
A house on Estrella Place shines bright with Halloween spirit as the fog begins to roll into the valley. Estrella was one of the many streets off John Russell Drive in Valencia's Central Valley neighborhood, located right behind Granary Square, to participate in the mass trick-or-treat event on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Ryan Painter/The Signal.
By Ryan Painter
Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

As the wind rustled through the trees and a layer of thick fog descended on the valley, nearly 1000 youngsters – dressed as ghosts, ghouls, princesses and Jedi – made their way to the Valencia Central Valley neighborhood to participate in the age-old Halloween tradition of trick-or-treating.

Located just behind Granary Square in Valencia, trick-or-treaters hit the many streets that branch off from John Russell Drive, where residents banded together to turn the event into a Halloween extravaganza.

The night begins for a few trick-or-treaters as they cross John Russel Drive in the Valencia Central Valley neighborhood in Valencia. Ryan Painter/The Signal.

Many residents transformed their homes into haunted mansions, graveyards and pirate ships.

Rick Fricke (left) passes out candy to trick-or-treaters as he guards the elaborate pirate vessel shipwrecked in his Valencia driveway. Ryan Painter/The Signal.

But for some, Disney magic trumped the spookiness.

Teagan looks for the next house to trick-or-treat at while her friends wait in a neon basket behind her on on John Russell Drive in Valencia. Ryan Painter/The Signal.
Tegan, Sienna and Taylor, all dressed as Disney princesses, stay together amongst the large crowd in the Valencia Central Valley neighborhood on Tuesday night. Ryan Painter/The Signal.

Children had to be efficient, trying to trick-or-treat at as many homes as possible.

Alyssa smiles at her uncle, Anthony the neon hipster, as they devise their trick-or-treat game plan on John Russell Drive in Valencia. Ryan Painter/The Signal.

While many vied for candy, some just wanted to see Kenley Jansen finish off a Dodger victory.

Valencia residents watch the Los Angeles Dodger’s World Series game while waiting for trick-or-treaters. Ryan Painter/The Signal.

At times, the Valencia Central Valley’s celebration even got prehistoric.

Even the T-Rex found love at the Halloween extravaganza on the streets in the Valencia Central Valley neighborhood Tuesday night. Ryan Painter/The Signal.
The T-Rex helps Richard Winger direct traffic in the Valencia Central Valley neighborhood on Tuesday night. Ryan Painter/The Signal.

 

About the author

Ryan Painter

Ryan Painter

Ryan Painter joined The Signal as a staff writer in June 2017, covering breaking news and community features on the weekends. He graduated from West Ranch High School in 2016 and currently studies Political Science at USC.

A house on Estrella Place shines bright with Halloween spirit as the fog begins to roll into the valley. Estrella was one of the many streets off John Russell Drive in Valencia's Central Valley neighborhood, located right behind Granary Square, to participate in the mass trick-or-treat event on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Ryan Painter/The Signal.

Valencia neighborhood throws Halloween trick-or-treat extravaganza

As the wind rustled through the trees and a layer of thick fog descended on the valley, nearly 1000 youngsters – dressed as ghosts, ghouls, princesses and Jedi – made their way to the Valencia Central Valley neighborhood to participate in the age-old Halloween tradition of trick-or-treating.

Located just behind Granary Square in Valencia, trick-or-treaters hit the many streets that branch off from John Russell Drive, where residents banded together to turn the event into a Halloween extravaganza.

The night begins for a few trick-or-treaters as they cross John Russel Drive in the Valencia Central Valley neighborhood in Valencia. Ryan Painter/The Signal.

Many residents transformed their homes into haunted mansions, graveyards and pirate ships.

Rick Fricke (left) passes out candy to trick-or-treaters as he guards the elaborate pirate vessel shipwrecked in his Valencia driveway. Ryan Painter/The Signal.

But for some, Disney magic trumped the spookiness.

Teagan looks for the next house to trick-or-treat at while her friends wait in a neon basket behind her on on John Russell Drive in Valencia. Ryan Painter/The Signal.
Tegan, Sienna and Taylor, all dressed as Disney princesses, stay together amongst the large crowd in the Valencia Central Valley neighborhood on Tuesday night. Ryan Painter/The Signal.

Children had to be efficient, trying to trick-or-treat at as many homes as possible.

Alyssa smiles at her uncle, Anthony the neon hipster, as they devise their trick-or-treat game plan on John Russell Drive in Valencia. Ryan Painter/The Signal.

While many vied for candy, some just wanted to see Kenley Jansen finish off a Dodger victory.

Valencia residents watch the Los Angeles Dodger’s World Series game while waiting for trick-or-treaters. Ryan Painter/The Signal.

At times, the Valencia Central Valley’s celebration even got prehistoric.

Even the T-Rex found love at the Halloween extravaganza on the streets in the Valencia Central Valley neighborhood Tuesday night. Ryan Painter/The Signal.
The T-Rex helps Richard Winger direct traffic in the Valencia Central Valley neighborhood on Tuesday night. Ryan Painter/The Signal.

 

About the author

Ryan Painter

Ryan Painter

Ryan Painter joined The Signal as a staff writer in June 2017, covering breaking news and community features on the weekends. He graduated from West Ranch High School in 2016 and currently studies Political Science at USC.