Wicked fun for everyone in Santa Monica

Halloween is right around the corner and what better way to get in the spooky spirit then with some fun and frightful foodie events featured right here in Santa Monica. Check out my favorites below.

Pumpkin Decorating
Date: October 22, 2011
Time: 9am-1:30pm
Where: Virginia Avenue Park, 2200 Virginia Ave.

Stop by the farmers market and pick up a pumpkin to decorate. Choose from small, large and everything in between. Just don’t drop it, or all you’ll have is squash instead.

Halloween Celebration at The Market
Date: October 31, 2011
Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm
Where: The Market (3rd level Dining Deck), Santa Monica Place

Lots of activities and entertainment for children, plus specials throughout The Market, including “Make Your Own Caramel Apple” at the Gourmandise Cooking School. Dip and decorate your apple ($5 an apple) in sweet or salty caramel, and for extra goodness lots of toppings on hand like coconut macadamia.

Halloween Pub Crawl
Date: October 29 and October 31, 2011
Time: 5pm-10pm
Where: O'Briens Irish Pub & Restaurant, 2941 Main St

The Halloween Pub Crawl starts at O’Briens Irish Pub & Restaurant in Santa Monica and features the world’s largest Halloween Costume Contest - 10 cities, 10,000 people, $10,000 in prizes. Here is how it works. First, you buy a ticket for the day you want to go. Then, check-in at O’Briens and you’ll receive a map with bar locations, and when they're participating in the drink specials. *Costumes are encourages, must be 21 years old and please do not drive if you plan on drinking.

EventsKatherine Peterson