On October 23rd, members of the Downtown Organization’s Décor Committee haunted the streets of Downtown and judged more than a dozen businesses signed up to participate in the annual Halloween Window Display Contest. And the winners are…

1st Place: Wildcat Lounge (15 W. Ortega Street): the macabre clowns adorning the entire ceiling clinched it for the winner – creepy and creative.

2nd Place: Blush Restaurant and Lounge (630 State Street) – along with a skeletal bridal couple in the front window, Blush’s skeleton-straddled carved pumpkin is gorgeous.

3rd Place: The Granada Theatre Box Office (1214 State Street) – the huge pumpkin in the box office window may seem less-than-chilling, until you realize it was made entirely from Granada Theatre ticket stubs.

Many businesses decorated in anticipation of Downtown Halloween Safe Trick-or-Treat on Thursday, October 31st from 3-6pm where businesses welcome hundreds of costumed children with treats, stickers, coupons or other goodies. With more than 60 participating locations, Downtown Halloween Safe Trick-or-Treat provides a fun and safe environment for children in the community. Children must be in costumes and must bring their own goodie bag to fill at participating businesses that display a “Trick-or-Treat HERE” sign, along with orange and black balloons.

Participating locations include: Agenda, Angl, Antique Alley, Arlington Theatre, Banana Republic, Benefit Cosmetics, Bettie Page, Bildsten + Sherwin Design Studio Inc., Blush, Brookstone, Christian Science Reading Room, Churchill Jewelers, Clarks Shoes, Cost Plus, Crossroads Trading Co., Dargan’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, Design Within Reach, Eureka! Burger, Fiesta 5, Float Luxury Spa, Francesca’s Collections, Goorin Bros Hat Shop, Granada Books: A Community Bookstore, Hallum Law, Hampstead Village, Hats Unlimited, Heavenly Couture, Hoffman Brat Haus, Imagine, Isabella Gourmet Foods, Joe’s Café, Kahuna Grill, Kitson, Lovebird Boutique, Mac’s Fish & Chip Shop, Metro 4, Metro Entertainment, Metropolitan, Montecito Bank and Trust, Nardonne’s La Famiglia Pizzeria, Natural Café, Occhiali Fine Eyewear, Palazzio, Panda Express, Pandora, Panera Bread, Pascucci, Paseo Nuevo Cinema, Peanuts Maternity & Kids, Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria, Reicker Pfau Pyle & McRoy LLP, Renaissance Consignment, Rockin’ Yogurt, Saks Fifth Avenue, Salt, Santa Barbara Arts, Savvy on State, Santa Barbara Museum of Art Store, superChic, The Area, The Granada Theatre Box Office, The Painted Cabernet, T-Mobile and many more!


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