Scare on the Square

Scare On The Square

Redwood City Improvement Association Takes Part in “Scare on the Square” Halloween Extravaganza on Thursday, Oct. 29

-The San Mateo Historic Courthouse Square will be brought to life with Halloween costumes and music presented by Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services and Facebook, Inc.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (Oct. 15, 2015) – On Thursday, Oct. 29, the Redwood City Improvement Association, a non-profit community benefit district ran by a board of property owners, residents, community members and businesses, will play its latest Magic Lantern 3D Show, “Dia de los Muertos” for Downtown Redwood City’s Halloween extravaganza, “Scare on the Square” presented by the Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services and Facebook, Inc.. The event will include a costume parade, cash prize carved pumpkin contest (bring your own pumpkin already carved), a 3D light show and classic trick-or-treating. The event takes place in the Courthouse Square in Downtown Redwood City from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

“To celebrate Halloween we thought it would be great to join Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services and Facebook to bring a holiday community event to Downtown Redwood City,” said Eric Lochtefeld, Redwood City Improvement Association’s President. “The ‘Scare on the Square’ event brings an entertaining attraction to our downtown and provides a safe atmosphere for Redwood City’s children to trick-or-treat.”

“Scare on the Square” will have interactive areas for all-ages and families including an inflatable playland and live music. The square will be transformed into a Halloween festival with face painters, photo booths, balloon artists, dancing and Redwood City Improvement Association will light up the square with its Magic Lantern 3-D Show: “Dia de los Muertos,” designed by world-renowned light show artist, Bart Kresa. Kresa has completed projects for Oprah Winfrey, Paramount Pictures, The Grammy Awards, HBO and more.

“This event is wonderful for the whole family and gives everyone a place to celebrate Halloween together,” said Lochtefeld. “The Redwood City Improvement Association wants to create an atmosphere for residents to enjoy every day of the year by bringing creative events and attractions to Downtown Redwood City.”

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“Scare on the Square” Schedule*:

5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Inflatable Playland Open
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Andy Z – Full Band
6:30 p.m. Costume Parade
6:45 p.m. Carving Contest Winner Awards
7:00 p.m. 3D Light Show
7:15 – 8:00 p.m. Trick or Treating on Theater Way

*Schedule Subject to Change