After lengthy discussion with Santa Cruz PD, and our colleagues with the City of Santa Cruz, it is clear that we will not be able to support and promote the annual Trick or Treat event Downtown this year. It is considered a high risk activity.
We will, however, encourage people to come Downtown on Halloween to dine and shop, as well as buy their Halloween costumes at one of our great Downtown shops. If you have Halloween specials of promotions, please let us know so we can help get the word out. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Santa Cruz PD will not be closing the streets or bringing in lighting this year. They will, however, be increasing foot patrol and issuing citations for any "safety enhancement zone" violations.
We are hopeful that next year will be back in full swing, seeing all those creative costumes and celebrating Halloween with our Santa Cruz Community here Downtown.