Are you looking for fun things to do in Chico for Halloween? Luckily, you have different options for you that are safe and fun. So grab your family and make plans for the last day of October!
You'll find parents, kids, costumes and candy downtown for Chico’s annual Treat Street. The businesses downtown pass out candy to kids that are dressed in costumes! This is a safe way for kids to be downtown on Halloween because Treat Street starts at 2 p.m. and ends at 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 31st. There's even a costume contest for cool prizes.
To read more on this fun-filled event, check out the DCBA's page with all details of the event.
Safe and Sane Halloween
If you want to stay away from the downtown area completely or want a second place to take your kids trick or treating, then head over to the Chico Mall for its Safe and Sane Halloween.
Businesses hand out candy to kids (under 12 years old) in costumes starting at 4pm until the candy runs out on Thursday, October 31st. The Mix 95.1 and The Blaze will be there so make sure you stop by and say hi!
We know you're living in Chico, but you need to head out to Orland, CA to visit Country Pumpkins. It has a huge corn maze, pumpkins for picking, animals for petting, hay for climbing and more. Admission varies per activity. Country Pumpkins is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through October 31st. The corn maze closes an hour early (at 5 p.m.). What better way to countdown the days to Halloween than wandering around a 10-acre corn maze?!
One weekend left (this upcoming weekend, 25th and 26th) for ages 10 and up to experience their Haunted Corn Maze, admission costs $10 per person. The only rule is that you have come in your normal clothes. No costumes, masks or face makeup that will get you confused with the Haunting Characters.
At Hignell Rentals, we want everybody who goes trick-or-treating to take necessary precautions and have a great night. Here are a few safety tips to remember on Halloween night:
- Check your candy before you allow anyone to eat it. Throw out any candy that's open or looks tampered with. For more tips on checking candy, click here.
- Make sure everyone has a filling meal before going to gathering candy. This will help stop you or anyone else from eating the candy before its had the opportunity to be checked.
- Limit trick-or-treating to a smaller area that you're familiar with (ex. the neighborhood where you live).
- Take a flashlight if you are trick-or-treating at night.
- Have a plan in place if you are separated from your group. Some plans include making sure everyone has each others phone numbers, and if you have children in the group make sure they know your name, etc.
- Choose a safe costume. Make sure that props aren't flimsy and won’t hurt you if you accidentally fall on the prop (crib tripping is dangerous). If you're wearing a mask, make sure that the eye holes are big enough to not obstruct your vision.
- Stick reflective tape onto your child’s costume, have them wear glow sticks or carry a flashlight. Do everything you can to make your child visible at night.
- Slow down when you're driving. Be aware of the pedestrians and report suspicious drivers to the police.
Just remember to have fun and be safe. There are many opportunities for you and everyone in your party to have a wonderful time doing age appropriate activities.
For more information on activities or events to do in the North State, check out our North State Living page!