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What are you planning for your kids this Halloween? Michael J’s Body Shop has put together a list of some of the best and most popular pumpkin patches and family-friendly Halloween activities in San Jose and surrounding areas. Happy haunting!


First of all, did you know San Jose was named the fourth best city in the country for trick-or-treating?

Take a look at the best five neighborhoods in the San Jose area to take your ghouls and goblins trick-or-treating this year.

  • Cambrian Park
  • Willow Glen
  • Rose Garden
  • Almaden Valley
  • Santa Teresa
Boo-tiful Downtown Willow Glen

Downtown Willow Glen’s local businesses will open their doors for trick-or-treaters on Halloween day from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Get your costume and head over to Lincoln Ave. between Minnesota and Coe

Click here for more information.

Mommy and Me Kids Club: Halloween FamilyFest and Trick-or-Treat

Join Santana Row for their FREE Kids club: Mommy & Me and Daddies too! This special edition Mommy & Me takes place the last Tuesday of the month in celebration of Halloween! Meet in Park Valencia, in front of Starbucks, and enjoy live entertainment, arts & crafts, balloon animals, face painting and more!

Also, throughout the whole month of October, kids are encouraged to dress up and trick-or-treat up and down the Row!

Click here for more information.

Pumpkin Patch

Want to experience the fun of picking out your very own pumpkin? Check out the Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch. Located at the corner of Santa Teresa Blvd and Bailey Ave, the Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch is open all through October. Hours of operation are Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Admission is free with free parking. Spina Farms also has a train ride, hay ride, and a new petting zoo!

Visit the Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch official Facebook page for more information!

Not-Too-Scary Haunted House

The Winchester Mystery house has lots going on this Halloween season, including a Halloween Flashlight Tour that is tame enough for children of all ages. The tours are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from now until Halloween.

Purchase tickets online and get more information here.

Haunted Adventure

Great American Halloween Haunt is the perfect choice for older kids. With haunted attractions like the Gauntlet, Underworld Alley and the all-new Dead Man’s Cove, there is never a shortage of fright. Halloween Haunt also has mazes, rides and all sorts of creepy and strange shows. Open every weekend in October from 7:00 p.m. to midnight.

Purchase tickets and get more information here.

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