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