Children and Youth

Central Coast YMCA offers Halloween events at five locations

Games, treats and costume contest at San Benito location to take place on Oct. 25.

Information provided by Central Coast YMCA.

Halloween is a rite of passage for children, who happily transform themselves into zombies and superheroes, pirates and princesses, aliens and sports stars — all in the pursuit of treats.

This year the Central Coast YMCA will provide a safe and fun environment where children can join friends for Halloween festivities that include games, treats, costume contests and more.

The Y Spooktacular returns to each of the five Central Coast YMCA locations, with slight variations on the theme. The free community event features trick-or-treat stations, arts and crafts, a costume parade and fun for the whole family.

Festivities at the South County YMCA branch are set for Oct. 18, while other locations will celebrate on Oct. 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Watsonville).

At the YMCA of San Benito County, lights go on after school at Sunnyslope Elementary School.

Central Coast YMCA includes the following branches:

Watsonville Family YMCA

27 Sudden St., Watsonville

(831) 728-9622

South County YMCA

560 Walker Drive, Soledad

(831) 678-1239

YMCA of San Benito County

351 Tres Pinos Rd., Hollister

(831) 637-8600

Salinas Community YMCA

117 Clay St., Salinas

(831) 758-3811

 YMCA of The Monterey Peninsula

600 Camino El Estero, Monterey

(831) 373-4167

 For more information visit the Central Coast YMCA website at


BenitoLink Staff