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Hawaii — By byun on October 31, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Family Friendly Fun for Halloween on Oahu

1818465286_0a7b2a9995Halloween on Oahu can be a howlingly good time if you know where to go.  Here are the top activities for today.

Ala Moana Center: 5-7 p.m.

Parents can take their keiki to Trick-or-Treat in a fun and safe environment at Ala Moana Center. More than 75 participating stores will offer free candy and treats.

Bishop Museum: Treat Street 5:30-8 p.m.

Along with trick-or-treating, we will offer a dinosaur-themed costume contest, candy excavation pit, dinosaur tattoo station, and an array of other dinosaur themed crafts and activities as part of our Halloween festivities.

Hawaii Theatre: 7 p.m.

Spend Halloween in the cool darkness of the Hawaii Theatre for the screening of the 1925 silent film classic, Phantom of the Opera, touted as the greatest horror film of modern cinema. Maestro John McCreary adds musical score to the film, performing live on the Hawaii Theatre orchestral organ. Starring Lon Chaney and Mary Philbin and directed by Rupert Julian, Phantom tells of a mad, disfigured composer who seeks love with a lovely young opera singer.  Tickets are $12.

Hallowbaloo 2009: 5-10:30 p.m.

Free Street Festival – Seven city blocks on and around Nu’uanu Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic starting at 5pm. Ghosts, ghouls and goblins of every size, shape and color will then take control and fill all the curious nooks and crannies of the Arts District with Halloween cheer. Costume Contest – 8:30 p.m.

Neal S. Blaisdell Center: Shockhouse – 5 p.m.

The most intense HAUNTED HOUSE in Hawaii, returns to the Blaisdell Mansion!  The “Legends of Fear” are lurking around every corner and will have your heart pumping.  Shockhouse has added Hawaiian Legends of Fear like the Lady in White on the Pali to give the house a local haunted flair.  Prepare to be shocked!  $10 General Admission Tickets are available at the Blaisdell Box office.  Kids 5 and under get in FREE.

Oahu SPCA: ‘HOWL-O-WEEN’ OF A TIME 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The public is invited to attend the O‘ahu Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ (O‘ahu SPCA) Howl-O-Ween open house and adoption day event at their Kalaeloa facility. The public will have a chance to tour the facility, vote for their favorite shelter dog in the spooktaculor costume contest, and find out more information about adopting, fostering, volunteering, or becoming a member. Each visiting family will be given a dog or cat goody bag sponsored by Petco.  Prospective adopters are required to bring a carrier for transport if adopting a cat or kitten and an in-depth meet and greet will be scheduled the following day or at the adopter’s convenience for those interested in adopting a dog or puppy. The public is kindly asked to not bring their animals to this event.

Pearlridge Center: 2-8 p.m.

Trick-or-Treat fun throughout the two phases. Uptown Center Court will also feature spook-tacular entertainment: Auntie Lisa paints faces with creepy and not-so-creepy designs from 2-4 p.m., while Allen Tsukamoto creates interactive art doodles. Trick or treating will be done from 5-7 p.m. for children in costumes. Chris da Clown will lead storytelling from 7-8 p.m.

Ward Center: 6-8 p.m.

Bring your costumed keiki to Ward Centers annual Trick-or-Treat Street. Stroll from center to center and collect treats along the way at participating stores and restaurants. Look for the black bats hanging over their doorways.

Windward Mall: 5:30 p.m.–7 p.m.

Hawai‘i keiki are invited to a night of trick-or-treating fun at Windward Mall! Windward Mall will offer Halloween Magic by Kaulana and entertainment by 24VII Danceforce from 4 p.m.–4:30 p.m. to get shoppers ready for a night of haunting fun. The mall will also be offering families and keiki the opportunity to take part in the popular Safe Trick-or-Treat, from 5:30 p.m.–7 p.m.

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  2. Downtown, at the base of Punchbowl. A two-story parking ramp is accessible
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