Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Halloween @ History Park

On October 30th (the day before Halloween) San Jose's History Park is hosting a family-friendly Halloween party featuring Trick-or-Treating, a costume parade, and all of the standard attractions that History Park has to offer such as the trolley. It's a great excuse to take your kids Trick-or-Treating twice this year and enjoy some San Jose-made Treat ice cream.

Haunt History Park is Not Scary

Sunday, October 30 at Kelley Park
San José, CA – October 5, 2011–
Children will be able to trick-or-treat throughout San José’s History Park at Kelley Park in a fun, safe, family-friendly environment.  Families can celebrate one of the year’s most exciting holidays on Sunday, October 30 from noon to 3 p.m. 
This scare-free annual event has become a tradition and is back again, with trick-or-treating and family-friendly events and arts and crafts activities.
“Families can celebrate one of the year’s most exciting holidays at a non-scary old-fashioned Halloween Party,” said Barbara Johnston, Director of Education at History San José. “There will be plenty of activities for all ages.”
Stations will be set-up throughout History Park at the historic homes in History Park.  The admission fee is $8 per person, children and adults, and includes trick-or-treating throughout History Park, trolley car rides, games and crafts, puppet shows, play areas.
Members of History San José and/or Happy Hollow Park & Zoo are $3.00 per person.
Trick-or-Treating hours:
History Park 12:00 pm– 3:00 pm
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Costume Parade around the Plaza 2:00 pm
For more information, visithistorysanjose.org or call 408 918 1047.
The  ‘wrap-a-mummy’ contest will take place on the Plaza in the Park at 2:30 p.m. History San José affiliates in each of the historic homes will offer treats to trick-or-treaters.
Speaking of treats, the tradition of trick-or-treating is very well known for handing out sweets.  O’Brien’s Ice Cream Parlor at History Park serves San José-made Treat ice cream. Treat Ice Cream Company has been in business in San José since 1951 and produces gourmet ice creams, sherbets, and sorbets.
Kelley Park is located on Senter Road, between Phelan & Keyes. City parking is available for $6.  For more information visit historysanjose.org or call
408 287 2290. or call Happy Hollow Park & Zoo at 408 794 6400 or visitwww.hhpz.org
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About History San José: 

History San José is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and sharing the continuing history of the Santa Clara Valley.  HSJ manages one of the largest and most comprehensive regional history collections in the State of California, from 1784 Spanish governmental records to twenty-first century Silicon Valley technology.  History San José aspires to provide innovative national leadership in preserving and sharing regional history by engaging diverse audiences in exploring the varieties of human experience that contributes to the continuing history of San José and the Santa Clara Valley. 
History San José     1650 Senter Road     San José, CA  95112   

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