If you live in Silicon Beach, then you already know that Silver Strand is the place to be for trick-or-treating. Each year the entire area transforms into a spooky, halloween celebration, complete with witches, ghosts and ghouls. If you don’t know anything about Silver Strand’s Halloween spectacular, then keep on reading as we break down everything you need to know.
About Silver Strand
The Silver Strand is a coveted area of Marina del Rey that spans only 2 blocks wide and 10 blocks long. Locals have grown to cherish this unique little neighborhood. Accessed from Via Dolce by car and the Light House Bridge by foot this little neighborhood is one of a kind.
History of Silver Strand Halloween
The Annual Silver Strand Halloween Celebration began 3 decades ago when homes on the Strand were few and far between. Many of the new residents lived too far away from traditional trick or treat sites to take their children to, so they figured out a way to bring the fun to Silver Strand.
At the request of his young daughter, homeowner John Conner took initiative and decorated his garage as a haunted house — a tradition that other homeowners quickly adopted.
Eventually the event became the annual extravaganza that it is today, attracting families not only from the Silver Strand, but from adjacent communities as well.
Why is Silver Strand so Popular?
Apart from the Halloween extravaganza which attracts people from all over, Silver Strand’s popularity stems from the fact that it is a safe place for families and their children to explore and trick or treat. The safety paired with the abundance of things to see and do in the neighborhood in October creates a perfect storm for Halloween.
When do the festivities begin?
Each year festivities begin appearing on Halloween night around 5:30pm. The crowd usually begins as a trickle, then a stream and finally a mass of people. The night typically ends around 9:00pm.
You can dress spooky or pretty, princess or ghoulish, dead or alive — it doesn’t matter as long as you don’t come as you are! Instead, come as you want to be!