Drive-Thru Event and Competition Offer Residents Scary Fun This Halloween
Santa Clarita, Calif. – Buckle up for a trip down Haunted Highway. This spooky, family-friendly experience allows you to celebrate all the tricks and treats of Halloween from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle! The City of Santa Clarita is excited to announce that construction will be complete on Haunted Highway, as well as its neighboring street, Scarecrow Alley – just in time for Halloween.
Haunted Highway is a drive-thru Halloween experience, while Scarecrow Alley is a competition that challenges individuals, non-profit organizations and businesses to design and decorate a family-friendly scarecrow that will be displayed for the event. Both Haunted Highway and Scarecrow Alley will be located at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex (20870 Centre Pointe Parkway).
The event is free, but time blocks for access must be reserved in advance. Although time blocks for Friday, October 30, are completely full, a second night has been added for Thursday, October 29, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Registration for Thursday, October 29 time blocks will open Thursday, September 17, at 5:00 p.m. and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. A link to register is available at santa-clarita.com/Halloween.
Upon arrival at Haunted Highway and Scarecrow Alley, guests and their party will be checked in before driving through and enjoying immersive scenes from their vehicle. The experience will begin at Scarecrow Alley and continue to Haunted Highway. As guests travel from scene to scene, a story will come to life through set pieces, props, live actors, lighting, sound and visual effects. During the event, tune your radio to the designated station to hear stereo sound and music synced to the action.
Scarecrow Alley entries will be judged by a panel of City of Santa Clarita staff and community partners, and prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each of three categories: Family, Non-Profit and Business. To apply to participate in Scarecrow Alley, please visit santa-clarita.com/Scarecrow.
To learn more about Haunted Highway and reserve space for Thursday, October 29, please visit santa-clarita.com/Halloween.