The community is invited to the second annual Halloween Family Thrill Night hosted by Elevate Church in Newhall.
Scheduled to take place on Main Street from 6-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, the event is set to include carnival games, free candy, food trucks, live music, a “Thriller” Michael Jackson dance led by professional dancers and more, according to event organizers.
“It’s a huge event -- it’s monstrous,” Lead Pastor Mauricio Ruiz said with a laugh. “This year we got together with our creative team and we said, ‘How can we outdo ourselves from last year?’”
The inaugural 2018 event saw about 1,700 families attend the Santa Clarita church’s Family Thrill Night, and an anticipated 2,000 to 2,500 families are expected this year.
The goal behind the creation of the event was to offer families a safer environment on Halloween than traditional trick-or-treating, while still giving children free candy, according to Ruiz.
“We just love to create a safe environment in a not-so-safe world that we live in today,” he said. “It’s unfortunate but true, and so we like to have a place where families can bring their kids, their youth, but also grown adults get to enjoy (it).”
Planned for the event are around eight to 10 game booths, and kids and adults alike can play for prizes, with no one leaving empty-handed, Ruiz pointed out.
“Whether you win or lose, you still get prizes, candy -- tons of candy,” he said. “(Last year) we had kids walking away with big old bags of candy, and we want to do that again.”
To learn more about the Elevate Church in Newhall 2019 Halloween Family Thrill Night, click here for the church’s website.
Elevate Church in Santa Clarita is passionate about helping the community connect with God in a real way by having a relationship with Jesus Christ. The Santa Clarita church focuses on providing the community with practical principles for daily living based on Bible teachings. Leaders of the family friendly church have a vision of going beyond their own walls to nurture others and remind them of God’s love, as well as encourage the community to do the same for others.
24346 Main St.
Newhall, CA 91321