Halloween has a different meaning for everyone. For some, its a fun excuse to dress up and be a kid again. For others, its a time to reflect on lost loved ones as a part of Dia de los Muertos. And for the kids, its most likely all about the candy. No matter how you celebrate the holiday, Oakland has something to suit your interests!  

If youre a bit of a history buff, head to Hacienda Halloween at the Peralta Hacienda House in Fruitvale. The event, held from 5-7 p.m. on Halloween eve, will be frighteningly fun for the whole fam. Tour this historic house to learn about Californias pastyou might even run into a Spanish conqueror. Get a taste of the delicious autumn vegetables from the on-site community gardens and meet the spirits who once frequented Oakland.  

FOR FOODIES: Have the PERFECT costume in mind for Halloween this year? Bocanova in Jack London Square will host a delicious Halloween-inspired meal, with four pumpkin-infused dishes. Best dressed attendees will be awarded with dining gift cards, a magnum bottle from Louis Roederer and more. Tickets are just $28 a person. Make your reservation today!  

FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY: Bring the kids to Temescal for the 8th annual Temescal Trick or Treat! From 4 6 p.m., trick or treaters will find out what scary goblins and creatures are lurking along Telegraph Avenue. Begin your journey at La Calaca Loca on 51st and Telegraph Avenue, and be sure to stop into Rubys Garden to enter into the costume contest.  

FOR WINONA FANS: Head to Adesso on Halloween night for a Beetlejuice theme party! Enjoy Campari cocktails and a special spooky menu, and dont forget to wear your best Beetlejuice costumethere will be a costume contest and prize for the best Beetlejuice ghoul.  

FOR FILM BUFFS: Looking for a frightening film to get you in the Halloween mood? The New Parkway is screening a series of classic Halloween flicks. The Birth of the Living Dead/Night of the Living Dead will be the first double header on the bill, followed by The Exorcist with The Devils Nightmare. For the late night crowd, catch the classic Nightmare on Elm Street at 10 p.m.  

FOR TRADITIONALISTS: Celebrate lost loved ones at the Dia de los Muertos festival held in the vibrant and culturally-rich Fruitvale Village on Saturday, November 2. Artists, families and community groups will come together to create altars, enjoy live music, international cuisine and dancing. More than 75,000 people attend the family-friendly festival each year.  

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