Halloween is upon us this weekend and the Bay Area offers plenty of different ways to celebrate. Here are a few family-friendly ideas.
Halloween on the Farm - Lemos Farm (Half Moon Bay)
When my kids were younger, a visit to Lemos Farm was a Halloween-must, and I'm thrilled to see the tradition continues. Head up there for the afternoon, get in on some last minute pumpkin shopping and take a ride on the spooky ghost train. ( Open Daily through Halloween: 9 AM to 5 PM. Free admission, but prices for events vary.)
Day of the Dead Celebration -- (Palo Alto, Various Locales)
Another place I seemed to take my kids just about every weekend was the Palo Alto Junior Museum, which is co-hosting Palo Alto's 2nd Annual Dia De Los Muertos Celebration. Events throughout the day include storytelling at the Children's Library with Olga Loya, mask-making at the Palo Alto Art Center and, at the Junior Museum, kids can contribute to an alter honoring extinct animals. (Sat. the 30th from 1 - 5 PM. Free admission)
Halloween Concert at Stanford -- Stanford University (Palo Alto)