Costumes, candy, and creative car trunks were all a part of Santa Barbara Police Activities League’s free trunk-or-treat event on Friday evening.
From 5 to 8 p.m., children and their parent dressed up and went from vehicle to vehicle getting candy and voting on their favorite trunk at Spencer Adams Park downtown.
The trunk or treat event was hosted by SBPAL, the city Parks and Recreation Department, the Police Department, and the Santa Barbara Youth Council.
Groups including the Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol, the Boy Scouts, the Santa Barbara library, and more all showed up to pass out treats to kids and their parents.
Pueblo Del Rey Funeral Services brought its hearse to the trunk-or-treat, and decorated a wooden casket with skeletons and surrounded it with cardboard headstones.
Mateo Dovgin told Noozhawk that he recognized that the design might be an odd choice, but the company wanted to find a way to connect with the community.
The casket and tombstones were made by Dovgin’s father, who passed away when he was 7, so he thought Friday’s event was a good opportunity to show them off.
They weren’t the only ones sharing their creativity.
The Santa Barbara Airport brought a mini airport line and a replica of the airport’s iconic tower.
City park rangers brought a life size teddy bear to their Frankenstein inspired display.
The Police Department had a 12-foot skeleton, and officers dressed as Batman and Batgirl to take pictures with the kids.
Santa Barbara Police Chief Kelly Gordon said Friday’s event was a great opportunity for the community to engage with her department and other emergency services in a non-emergency setting.
“This is a great community event,” Gordon said. “It’s a great chance for everyone to come out and enjoy time together.”