Time to start listing off Wellesley Halloween activities. Please touch base if you come across others that we should share with our readers: [email protected]
*Bates Elementary School Pumpkin Fair (Saturday, Oct. 19, 10am-2pm, 116 Elmwood Rd.): This community-wide event for children and adults features games, prizes, moon bounces, raffles, haunted house, craft activities, lots of goodies, auction and pumpkins for sale.
This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the Pumpkin Fair and a commemorate special ticket bundle will be available including tickets, a Bates magnet and a Bates drawstring bag.
The Pumpkin Fair is a fundraiser for the Bates PTO, which uses the money to offer creative arts programs, books for the library, the latest teaching technology, classroom supplies and more.
More info: www.batespto.org, on Facebook and on Twitter @Bates Fair.
*Haunted House Decorating Contest:
*Superheroes Party (Oct. 19, 10:30am-1:30pm, Linden Square):
Kids ages 4-8 are invited to come in costume for an action-packed afternoon of fun:
* Visits & photos with your favorite superheroes
* Meet & greet with local heroes from the Wellesley Police & Fire Departments
* Temporary airbrush tattoos from Tribal Sun
* Halloween crafts
* Super treats & fun gift bags!
(Please register in advance to ensure your superhero gets a gift bag!)
Tickets: $10 per child in advance, $15 per child at event
10:30 am – 12:00 pm * First Commons Bank
12: 00 pm – 1:30 pm * Linden Square Courtyard
180 Linden Street, Wellesley
This is a fundraiser for the Ellie Fund, which supports the fight against breast cancer. Register here: https://elliefund.ticketbud.com/superheroes
*Halloween Happening at the Hills Branch Library (Oct. 25, 330-430pm):
Get ready for Halloween with a fun filled afternoon at the Hills branch, Jack Ramsden Children’s Room. Take your costume for a test drive or wear your favorite Halloween shirt as we read stories about Fall and Halloween and make some spooktacular crafts. This program is drop-in, no registration required.
*Halloween Trick or Treat Parade (Oct. 26, 11am-1230pm, starts at 325 Washington St, ends at Clock Tower/Elm Park in Wellesley Hills). Wellesley Hills merchants join forces with Wellesley Recreation Dept. to encourage kids up to 8 years old to dress up and go trick or treating at a bunch of local businesses along the strip and then check out games and a fire truck at the park).
*Very Not Scary Halloween Parade & Party (Oct. 26, 1-3pm, Linden Square Courtyard): Little witches, goblins and creatures are invited to follow the Clown in our Halloween parade and stay for Halloween storytime. Freebies, prizes and fun for the whole family.
Wellesley Kiwanis Pumpkin Race (Oct. 27 10-noon, Wellesley Middle School)
Craft a Pumpkin Race Car using a single pumpkin using 2 separate axles for your wheels. No attaching the pumpkin to a prefab chassis. Prizes for most creative, fastest and best crash.
$10 donation requested, and funds raised go to the Doug Garron Toy Fund.
Our annual Open Tower for celebrating Halloween, and the only time where the darkness and natural spookiness of the Tower works in our decorating advantage and our pet skull doesn’t look out of place. The Wellesley College Guild of Carillonneurs will be playing Halloween-themed songs and supplying candy to those brave enough to face the 100+ stairs. Free/open to the public.
*Dana Hall School of Music’s Halloween Open House with Musical Trick-or-Treating (Sunday, Oct. 27 from 2-4 p.m.): Families with children of all ages are invited to come to the Halloween Open House in costume. In addition to candy, trick-or-treaters will find a different instrument to explore behind each door, including a piano, a violin, a harp and even an Erhu. There also will be guided instrument jams with Miss Becky for children ages two to seven. Children are also invited to participate in a musical scavenger hunt throughout the School of Music. For every instrument found, each child receives a sticker. Completed cards can be turned in for a goody bag and to be entered in a special music raffle. This event is open and free to the public. While an RSVP isn’t required, it is requested. The School of Music is located at 103 Grove St. in Wellesley. For more information, or to RSVP, call (781) 237-6542 or e-mail [email protected].
*Halloween Party (Oct. 30, 4-6pm, 5 Seaward Rd.): Wellesley Dental Group invites kids to a costume party the day before Halloween. Food, drinks, prizes and toothbrushes can be had there. The business will conduct its annual Candy Drive from Nov. 1-8, in which children are invited to donate extra candy to be send to US troops who are overseas. More info: call 781.237.9071 or e-mail [email protected].
*Halloween Face Paint & Fun (Oct. 31, 330-530pm at Wellesley Free Library): Need a last minute Halloween costume? Looking for something fun to do before Halloween night? Kids in grades 6-8 can drop by the Quigley Youth Room at the Wellesley Free Library on Halloween, Thursday October 31 between 3:30-5:30 p.m. for face painting, costume-making, and Halloween snacks! This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries.