The city of Santa Clarita hosted its final Senses Block Party of the season with the theme, “Monster Mash,” on Thursday in Old Town Newhall.
Monster Mash had hundreds of attendees in costumes ranging from silly to scary, children jumping and dancing, and adults enjoying drinks.
“It’s a fun event for the kids and us adults. We get to have a little fun as well,” said attendee Natalie Murphy. “It’s always great finding things that are family-friendly.”
Although it was the last such event of the 2023 season, the city of Santa Clarita has big plans to continue the Senses block parties next year.
“(The 101st event) is coming up next year. We’ll do something really big for that one,” said events coordinator Joel Beck. “We love doing this event.”
Beck has witnessed the growth of the Senses block party since it first began. Beck said attendance has increased over the years, making it an event residents look forward to every year.
Monster Mash had a live band performing a variety of famous covers, a maze, and a screen showing famous clips from horror films.
“A friend told me about Senses and I wanted to check it out. I’m having a ton of fun with my friends, seeing all the costumes and getting in the Halloween spirit,” said attendee Jennifer Gomez.
The Senses Block Party is a popular event series that occurs on the third Thursday of every month from March to October. It features live music, food trucks, themed activities and adult beverages.
The city hosts numerous community events throughout the year in Old Town Newhall, including a farmer’s market every Saturday and the annual Cowboy Festival. The next big event is the “Light Up Main Street” holiday festivities taking place on Nov. 18, when Old Town Newhall will be lit up with holiday lights.