SCV families share their plans for Halloween traditions
Sisters Sandy Mine, left, and Sonia Weeks at Week's home decorated for Halloween in Canyon Country 100820 Dan Watson/The Signal

SCV families share their plans for Halloween traditions

With much of the world still in the midst of a pandemic, and the fate of trick-or-treating unknown, some Santa Clarita Valley residents, who have traditionally gone all out for…

Smyth: Trick-or-treating allowable within Santa Clarita
Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth addresses the public about the latest COVID-19-related developments in Santa Clarita on Oct. 14, 2020. Screenshot

Smyth: Trick-or-treating allowable within Santa Clarita

Ahead of Halloween this year, Santa Clarita Mayor Cameron Smyth announced Wednesday residents can trick-or-treat within the city, despite state and county officials recommending against traditional practices due to the…

California Public Health ‘strongly discourages’ trick-or-treating
Librarian Janine Wilson, left, dress as a witch cackles as children grab candy whilegoing room to room Trick or Treating during the annual Harvest Festival held at Rosedell Elementary School in Santa Clarita on Friday, October 26, 2018. Dan Watson/The Signal

California Public Health ‘strongly discourages’ trick-or-treating

California “strongly discourages” trick-or-treating and recommends residents celebrate Halloween and Día de los Muertos this year with those in the same household, according to state guidelines released Tuesday.  “COVID-19 continues…

Going all out for Halloween
Owner Carol Reesha displays velvet pumpkins at Barn & Charm in Newhall on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Dan Watson/The Signal

Going all out for Halloween

While Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials have essentially called for the cancellation of Halloween amid coronavirus concerns, Halloween decorations, costumes and candy continue to be seen in…

CDC releases Halloween guidance
An attendee from last year’s Fall Festival at Christ Lutheran eyes the candy and goodies from the trunk-or-treat feature. This year the church is having a mechanical bull instead to tie in with the other features of the fall festival, which includes a petting zoo and pony rides. Photo courtesy of Christ Lutheran Church

CDC releases Halloween guidance

Halloween won’t be the same this year, as celebrations will have to be done differently to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to guidelines issued by the U.S. Centers for…

El condado de Los Ángeles anuncia normas estrictas para Halloween en medio de una pandemia
FILE PHOTO Wonder Woman Phoenix Silvers chooses which candy she wants after playing a carnival game at the Halloween Splash Carnival at the Castaic Sports Complex on Saturday. Raychel Stewart/The Signal

El condado de Los Ángeles anuncia normas estrictas para Halloween en medio de una pandemia

Por Tammy Murga y Lauren Budman Esta edición (7-11 de septiembre): el condado de Los Ángeles anuncia normas estrictas para Halloween en medio de una pandemia, algunos condados salen del…

LA County reverses trick-or-treating ban to ‘not recommended’
FILE PHOTO Wonder Woman Phoenix Silvers chooses which candy she wants after playing a carnival game at the Halloween Splash Carnival at the Castaic Sports Complex on Saturday. Raychel Stewart/The Signal

LA County reverses trick-or-treating ban to ‘not recommended’

Trick-or-treating in Los Angeles County is not canceled after all, but it’s also not recommended, according to updated Public Health Department guidelines for the holiday.  County health officials had initially…

Nazarene hosts annual Fall Fest
Santa Clarita residents attend the Newhall Church of the Nazarene fall festival dressed in costumes to trick or treat for candy from church volunteers, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. Gilbert Bernal/The Signal

Nazarene hosts annual Fall Fest

Though Halloween had passed, community members and parishioners still donned their costumes for Newhall Church of the Nazarene’s annual Fall Fest on Sunday. The church had to reschedule the event…

Elevate church celebrates Halloween
Families enjoy the festivities at Elevate Church's Family Thrill Night on Main Street in Newhall Thursday night. Cory Rubin/The Signal

Elevate church celebrates Halloween

Families filled Main Street Thursday night for Elevate Church’s Thrill Night to enjoy live music, games, a 4-D show, inflatable slides, free candy and more.  The street was filled with…

Fall Festival returns to Grace Baptist Church
Scott Miller (left) volunteers at the 2019 Grace Baptist Church Fall Festival to run a small game booth where children threw wiffle balls onto a board to win candy. October 30, 2019. Bobby Block / The Signal.

Fall Festival returns to Grace Baptist Church

As his 6-year-old son pulled him toward the bounce house, Warren Davis did the same to his wife, creating a train of pumpkins making their way across Grace Baptist Church’s…

Crosspoint’s Halloween block party
Azeneth Mota, 4, left, and Kasandra Martinez, 5, jump in the bounce house during the 12th Annual Block Party Galaxy at the Crosspoint Church in Valencia on Thursday, October 31, 2019. Dan Watson/The signal

Crosspoint’s Halloween block party

Crosspoint SCV kicked off Halloween with its annual block party Thursday. “We've been doing it for about 10 years now,” said event organizer Josue Rivera. “Every year, I get excited…

Animal Tracks provides scary good time for families
Visitors to Animal Tracks, Inc.'s Sanctu-scary tours got up close and personal with animals like this alligator. Matt Fernandez/ The Signal

Animal Tracks provides scary good time for families

Parents and children celebrated Halloween a little early with some special animal friends during Animal Tracks Inc.’s “Sanctua-scary Tours” Sunday morning.

Harvest Festival returns to Christ Lutheran
The Cross family of Valencia, dressed in matching shark costumes attend the Christ Lutheran Church annual Harvest Festival in Valencia on Saturday, October 19, 2019

Harvest Festival returns to Christ Lutheran

Hundreds attended Christ Lutheran Church’s 21st annual Harvest Festival on Saturday donned in their best Halloween costumes. “It went really well,” said Robin Hyland, the church’s connections coordinator. “I think…

Local churches offer Halloween and fall activities.
Prince Charming Ray Garcia, left, hands out candy to some of the hundreds of attendees at the 3rd annual Trunk or Treat held at NorthPark (cq) Community Church in Valencia last year. Dan Watson/The Signal

Local churches offer Halloween and fall activities.

By Raychel Stewart For The Signal With Halloween just around the corner, here’s a list of local churches that will be holding family-friendly trunk-or-treating events this upcoming week: Real Life…

Beware the Dark Realm opening night
Beware the Dark Realm, an award-winning haunted house, transforms a Santa Clarita home into a terrifying medieval castle Saturday night while raising funds for the Child & Family Center. October 12, 2019. Bobby Block / The Signal.

Beware the Dark Realm opening night

Visitors lined up outside the award-winning Beware the Dark Realm attraction, a house haunt riddled with eerie scenery and jump scares, Saturday night for a scary and exhilarating experience. Beware…

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