Halloween events happening across Bay Area

It may be a Monday, but people all over the Bay Area will have plenty of opportunities to celebrate Halloween today.

The Hell on Wheels Haunted House at 346 Fair Oak St. in San Francisco is in its fourth year and, in coordination with San Francisco Recreation and Parks, will produce “The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls.”

The haunted house costs $4 and is a fundraiser for the Young People’s Teen Musical Theatre Company and raised over $1,500 last year, organizer Lynn Kaplan said.

It will also have two performances of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” by actors from the theatre company, Kaplan said. The performances will take place at 6:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

The Winchester Mystery House in San Jose has been a Halloween hot spot for years, and tonight will be no different.

“Fright Night” will feature the “Curse of Sarah Winchester” corn maze, strolls through the family graveyard and a seance, plus the flashlight midnight tour.

The Winchester house was chosen by the Travel Channel as one of the world’s most haunted places.

The East Oakland Leadership Academy Art House will be hosting “Kidz Nite Out” as a safe alternative for youths in East Oakland. The activities include storytelling, community art activities and the children will receive candy.

The event begins at 6 p.m. at 6101 Foothill Blvd.

Belvedere Street in San Francisco’s Cole Valley neighborhood has been a Halloween party spot for years, offering haunted garages and blocks of trick-or-treating options.

The street will be blocked off between Parnassus Avenue and 17th Street.

Werewolves, witches and vampires will take to the streets in Sausalito during the town’s Halloween Parade, which will make its way from the fire station at Johnson and Caledonia Streets to Robin Sweeny Park.

The parade begins at 6 p.m.

In Danville, the “Monster Mash” will feature music, trick-or-treating and costume photo opportunities at Blackhawk Plaza starting at 5 p.m.

The Sunvalley Mall in Pleasant Hill, Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek and the Rheem Center in Moraga will also host trick-or-treat events.

San Francisco’s Castro District will not be hosting an official street party this year. The last Halloween street party held in the Castro was in 2006 when a number of people were injured in shootings.

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