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Catch the Halloween spirit

Menlo Park celebrates the spookiest holiday of the year

Looking to get Halloween started early this year? Don your costume and head out to Menlo Park's Halloween Hoopla on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. The annual trick-or-treat event and costume parade welcomes revelers of all ages. All participants get a bag for trick-or-treating at participating shops in downtown Menlo Park. The parade ends at Fremont Park, where kids (and those young-at-heart) can enjoy a magic show, carnival games and crafts. For more information, go to

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