Halloween in South Pasadena | School Parades, Movie History, & Trick-or-Treat!

Thousands descend upon city streets for special Halloween fun

PHOTO: Steven Lawrence | SouthPasadenan.com | Halloween at Arroyo Vista Elementary School

South Pasadena knows how to get into the spirit of Halloween.

Thousands were out-and-about dressed like ghosts, goblins and various other creatures in search of candy and other goodies on Wednesday night.

PHOTO: Marengo Elementary | SouthPasadenan.com | Students had a great time as they gathered for a photo at Marengo School.

Local families joined those from neighboring cities in making Milan Avenue one of the most popular streets in the city as homeowners pass away thousands of delectable treats to streams of kids walking back-and-forth, up-and-down long outdoor entryways to homes for the familiar give-and-take exchange.

PHOTO: Marengo Elementary | Southpasadenan.com | Marengo Elementary School teachers dressed up in costume on Halloween.

“Trick-or-treat…trick-or-treat…trick-or-treat” was a constant, unending message as the flow of human traffic continued for hours.

PHOTO: Marengo Elementary | SouthPasadenan.com | Kids gathered at South Pasadena’s Marengo Elementary School on Halloween.

Diamond Avenue, where many on the short block, dress up their homes for a night of “Howl-o-Ween” fun, was another favorite of kids trick-or-treating.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | The Century House, used in the original movie “Halloween,” was a favorite stop throughout day on Halloween.

Earlier in the day, the Century House at the corner of Mission Street and Meridian Avenue was a favorite stop among many and reminder that it was once used in the original “Halloween” movie 40 years ago. Many scenes from the movie were shot in South Pasadena and residents and guests targeted those locations throughout the day.
“I’ve always wanted to see this place,” said Danny McGinn, on a visit from Kansas to see the historical “Halloween” house. “The movie is a classic. One of my favorites.”

The day started with many kids coming to local schools dressed in costume ready to rock the day dressed as ballerinas, princesses, scary monsters, super heroes and everything in between while taking part in costume parades.

PHOTO: Marengo Elementary | SouthPasadenan.com | Faculty members at Marengo Elementary School gathered for a photo on Halloween.
PHOTO: Steven Lawrence | SouthPasadenan.com | Halloween at Arroyo Vista Elementary School
PHOTO: Steven Lawrence | SouthPasadenan.com | Halloween at Arroyo Vista Elementary School
PHOTO: Marengo Elementary | SouthPasadenan.com | Marengo Elementary Schools front office personnel had fun dressing up for Halloween.
PHOTO: Steven Lawrence | SouthPasadenan.com | Halloween at Arroyo Vista Elementary School
PHOTO: Steven Lawrence | SouthPasadenan.com | Halloween at Arroyo Vista Elementary School
PHOTO: Steven Lawrence | SouthPasadenan.com | Halloween at Arroyo Vista Elementary School
PHOTO: Steven Lawrence | SouthPasadenan.com | Halloween at Arroyo Vista Elementary School
PHOTO: Steven Lawrence | SouthPasadenan.com | Halloween at Arroyo Vista Elementary School
PHOTO: Steven Lawrence | SouthPasadenan.com | Halloween at Arroyo Vista Elementary School

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