Halloween in Sierra Madre

1 Nov

Hi, this is Doug–I’m guest posting for Katie today to show off some Halloween pics from Sierra Madre last night. If you live in the Los Angeles area, it’s worth a drive to the sleepy little town where they filmed Invasion of the Body Snatchers in the 1950s; it really hasn’t changed much.

A tree-lined block on Alegria Avenue is closed off every Halloween to showcase the amazing decorations residents make, including lights, fog machines, and hundreds of pumpkins grown in their own backyards. Thousands of visitors walk up and down the sidewalk throughout the night. If you go, be sure to stop by the excellent indie coffeehouse, Bean Town, for some hot chocolate or cider.

A corner of one yard with scores of Jack-o’-Lanterns.

A VW pumpkin that is at least five feet in width.

A whole scene–the pumpkin cauldron and chandelier are a couple of feet wide.

This is a serious work of art–the photo hardly does the detail justice.

And, of course, our own little pumpkin!


3 Responses to “Halloween in Sierra Madre”

  1. White Hot Magik November 2, 2008 at 8:25 pm #

    Wow that looks awesome. Your pumpkin is a work of art too.

  2. Sara R. November 3, 2008 at 7:01 pm #

    Wow, I guess I’m going to have to head up to Sierra Madre next year…

  3. Irene September 29, 2009 at 4:43 am #

    We took our grand-daughter a few yrs back on Halloween night. She was a bit frightened but very excited also. I was told by one of the neighbors that the 30th was reserved for families with small children. I am wondering is this still the practice this yr? Thank you for the wonderfully fantastic night!!!

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