Want the best bets for Halloween Trick-or-Treating? Look no further! I have compiled a list of neighborhoods that I know of around the county that are sure to have your pillow cases overflowing with candy! Did I miss any? Be sure to mention your favorite neighborhood in the comments.
Jose Ramon Ave in Santa Rosa
4 neighbors put together a Halloween display close to Fulton and West 3rd that has been stated by some as the best Halloween display in Sonoma County. Every year it gets better and better, and this year will be no exception thanks to an upgrade in the lighting system and over 100 props. This is a must see! It is guessed that this is going to be Santa Rosa’s new hot spot for trick or treating.
McDonald Ave in Santa Rosa
This is Santa Rosa’s favorite spot for trick-or-treating! One of the members of this neighborhood reported spending $800 on candy, and having 1400 visitors the past Halloween! Be prepared to see live performances and spooky happenings in the neighborhood that makes Halloween come alive!
D Street, Petaluma
Each Halloween, Petaluma’s historic D Street is the place to be. Both adults and children dress in elaborate costumes and travel up and down both sides of the Victorian lined street, trick-or-treating at the many decorated homes. Ask anyone in Petaluma where to go for door to door candy pan-handling, and this is the direction they’ll point you in!
Armstrong Estates (5th Street East off of Napa St.), Sonoma
This is where the winners from HGTV won their new house. It’s also where John Lasseter of Pixar used to live. As kids, we always went through that neighborhood just to see the decorations alone. From what I hear, it’s also a great place to reap the benefits in candy!
Other neighborhoods I’ve been clued in to:
Sunshine Ave in Rincon Valley, Santa Rosa (off of Montecito Blvd)
Sonoma Mountain, Petaluma
Johnson St, Healdsburg (Mill St, left on Healdsburg Ave to Piper to Johnson)
Sunnyvale Dr, Healdsburg (Dry Creek Rd, left on Healdsburg Ave to Sunnyvale)
Any others????? Leave them in the comments. And don’t forget your cameras so you can enter your Halloween photos in the SantaRosaMom.com contest!
For more tips on best bets for trick-or-treating, be sure to check out these great sites:
Trunk or Treat! Christ Tabernacle Santa Rosa puts on a free event with cars lining the parking lot, and decorated trunks full of candy. There’s games, food, cakewalks, clowns and prizes, and it’s all free.
Trunk or Treat is a fun, safe experience
1363 Fulton Rd.
Santa R0sa, CA 95407
The mall is good too…and less age-discriminatory than some neighborhoods…