Posted on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 at 11:44 pm
Are you searching for some family-fun Halloween events for your little monsters, ghosts, princesses, and superheroes to enjoy? Below are several family-friendly events throughout Sacramento County for Halloween 2018 you might want to consider. We also include a few Halloween safety tips too!
- Sutter’s Fort – The Haunted Fort — Sutter’s Fort turns into a haunted fort during October where famous adventurers and pioneers return from the past to share their stories with visitors.
- Boo at the Zoo — Dress up your children in their favorite Halloween costume and bring them for a fun, family-friendly event at the Sacramento Zoo. Children enjoy trick-or-treating throughout the zoo, magic shows, themed stage shows, face-painting, and other fun.
- The Old Sacramento Ghost Tour explores the spooky side of Sacramento. Children under eight may want to skip this family Halloween outing. The walking tour is about an hour-long and begins at the Sacramento History Museum.
- The Sacramento Area Museums have numerous Halloween-themed activities planned throughout the month of Check their website for a complete list of all Halloween and Fall-themed events.
We encourage our readers to add their suggestions for Halloween events in Sacramento County to our comments sections below.
Halloween Safety Tips – Practicing Safe Habits for Halloween
Our Sacramento injury attorneys want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Halloween season this year. Below are some safety tips to keep in mind as you plan your Halloween events.
- Halloween Safety for Costumes
When you choose a Halloween costume for your child, you need to make sure the costume fits correctly. You do not want your child tripping over a costume. Also, make sure your child’s eyes are uncovered so he or she can see clearly. Because many masks obstruct clear views, consider using face paint instead of a mask.
For dark-colored costumes, you need to trim the costume in reflective tape or material to ensure motorists see your child. You can also use flashing LED lights as accessories and have your child carry a flashlight.
Pretend weapons may not be the best choice for Halloween costumes this year. The level of anxiety in some neighborhoods about weapons is higher than normal. If you use a toy sword or knife, make sure that it is soft with no sharp edges in case your child falls.
- Halloween Safety for Trick-or-Treating
Do not let children go trick-or-treating without an adult. Also, it is usually safer to go out in groups than alone. Stay on sidewalks or as close the edge of the road as possible. Glow sticks and flashlights are a good idea to help children see where they are stepping in addition to making children more visible to motorists.
It is also a good idea to trick-or-treat in areas where you know the homeowners. If you are concerned, you can usually find numerous churches and other organizations that host alternative activities to trick-or-treating on Halloween.
Make sure that your children know they cannot have any candy or other items until you examine it carefully at home. Search through your child’s Halloween candy and dispose of any candy that is not wrapped, appears homemade (unless you know the person), or appears to be tampered with in some way.
Sacramento Accident Attorneys Can Help
If you or your child is injured in a Halloween accident, please contact our office for a free consultation with one of our lawyers. Our entire legal team wishes everyone a safe Halloween, but we will be here in case you need assistance because of an injury or accident.