Three things to do on Halloween


Don’t limit yourself with what you can don on Halloween, it’s once a year, take advantage of all the spooky and different thrills this holiday has to offer. Photo credit: Jordan Sweidan

Halloween is finally upon us, that time of the year where the ghouls, ghosts and goblins that go bump in the night become cheap thrills for everyone’s enjoyment. The usual trick-or-treating, haunted houses, costume parties and the mass massacre pumpkins are all fun, but what else is there to do on All Hallows Eve?

From the almost ritualistic trick-or-treating to a more thrill seeking ghost hunting experience, Halloween doesn’t limit what activities you can indulge. However, if you really can’t think of things to do on this spooky holiday, here are three notable events happening locally on Halloween.

San Francisco Chinatown ghost tour

San Francisco’s Chinatown is one of the oldest Chinese communities in the United States, and thus is bound to have some hair-raising history. offers a “Ghost walk tour” through Chinatown twice a month. This month it will be on Oct. 28 and Oct. 29, mere days before Halloween. If you want to learn and be spooked at the same time, this event is for you.

Halloween Pub Crawl

CrawlSF is hosting another Halloween pub crawl on Oct. 29 and Oct. 31 on Polk Street in San Francisco. The crawl offers dancing and costume contests, and bars on that street are offering discounts on drinks to the crawl participants. Tickets to the event can be purchased on, just search up San Francisco Halloween pub crawl.

Drive-in movie

West Wind Solano Drive-in is hosting a double feature on Halloween night. They are showing “Boo! A Madea Halloween” with “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” for the more family oriented crowd, or people who don’t really want to be “scared.” They are also showing “Ouija: Origin of evil” with “Don’t Breathe,” for the people who want to watch something a little more intense. This drive-in is all the way out in Concord, Ca, the closer San Jose branch is unfortunately having a different set of double features, that aren’t Halloween themed.