Posted on October 23, 2018
Halloween is right around the corner and Glendale is already prepared with eerie decorations and supernatural costumes. However, the greatest fears of our orthodontists are not monsters or vampires; they’re cavities and dental decay! Nevertheless, we understand that Halloween only comes around once a year, so it’s okay to enjoy a few treats in moderation. To get into the spirit of the holiday at Orthodontics LA, we have compiled a list of exciting Halloween events for our patients around Glendale and Encino.
For the little ones, Griffith Park hosts Boo at the Zoo every year. During the month of October, kids and their parents can visit the zoo for fun Halloween-themed activities between animal exhibitions. There are shows, games, crafts, photo opportunities, pumpkin patches, and more! This upcoming weekend (10/27-10/28), there will also be an interactive safari-like trick-or-treating experience where children can “go hunting” for treat stations that are located throughout the zoo.
On 2200, 2300, and 2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue, parents can bring their kids to trick-or-treat at the Montrose Shopping District in Glendale. There will be over 100 merchants handing out goodies from 5PM – 7PM on October 31st. Adults can also sneak in a little holiday shopping as their tots are scouting for treats. It’s a safe, supervised place for families to join in on the festivities of the night.
What better way to get into the mood for Halloween than with a scary movie? On Sunday, October 28, 2018, the Wells Fargo Theater at Griffith Park in Glendale will be hosting a screening of Ghost Town. The horror film is about a town sheriff who must a young woman in an abandoned town that’s terrorized by ghosts and zombies. Admission is granted with the purchase of an Autry museum ticket or free with membership.
On Sunday, October 28, 2018, you can stop by Eagle Rock Plaza for family-friendly games and activities to celebrate Halloween. There will be local artists from Glendale to help kids with crafts and painting. You and your family can join in on the costume contest, trick-or-treating, and free food. Remember to come in costume because the Trick or Treats and Crafts host will be giving out treats to kids who are dressed up!
The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride is actually much more than just a hayride. For the past ten years, people have been attending the Haunted Hayride for its House of Shadows, Purgatory Village, and Trick-or-Treating, too! If you’re really in the mood to get scared, definitely check out this spine-chilling space in Griffith Park. Hours vary depending on the day, so make sure to take a look at their calendar and ticket options first.
Bring your petrifying pooch to the Doggie Costume Contest at Adam Hills Square in Glendale! The community hosts this costume contest every year as a way to include the whole family in the Halloween festivities, including the pets. Just remember not to feed your dogs any treats, no matter how much they beg. Sweets like chocolate might be fine for humans, but they’re potentially deadly to dogs.
This Halloween, pay tribute to the modern witches and warlocks of our society by visiting your favorite brewery for a few alcohol-infused potions and elixirs. Golden Road Brewery in Glendale, is hosting a Halloween Bash with food, beer, live music, and scares! Their Night to Dismember will also feature psychic readings and haunted house decor. Bring a donation of feminine hygiene products, diapers, or nonperishable foods and RSVP to get free admission or pay $15 at the door for a night of terror.
While we don’t condone consuming excessive amounts of sugar, it’s okay to indulge once in a while as long as you’re prepared for a thorough dental cleaning promptly after! There are also a few treats that patients with braces should always steer clear from, like crunchy butterscotch or sticky caramels. At Orthodontics LA in Glendale, we encourage patients to try braces-friendly Halloween treats like cupcakes, pumpkin pie, or soft fruit like oranges. With that in mind, we hope everyone has a safe and spooky Halloween!