Halloween doesn’t have to be scary! Join us for some family-friendly Halloween festivities for kids! Children will be able to trick-or-treat throughout San José’s History Park at Kelley Park in a fun, safe, family-friendly environment. This scare-free annual event has become a tradition, with trick-or-treating, family-friendly events and arts and crafts activities. We will offer fun games for children age 3 to 11, a celebratory costume parade, and a Wrap-a-Mummy Contest, complete with prizes for best costumes and best wrapped Mummy! Take a ride on our trolley and see printing press demonstrations at the Print Shop. Be sure to visit the Fruit Barn, One Room School House, and Umbarger House during your visit, and take in our two exhibits at the McKay Gallery at the Pasetta House, and the Arbuckle Gallery at the Pacific Hotel. Sonia Hot Dogs will be on hand for snacks, and ice cream will also be available for purchase from O’Brien’s Candy and Ice Cream Parlor.

Here are 3 things you need to know for today, Sunday, October 26, 2014.

1. Celebrate Halloween a bit early at the Marine Mammal Center where you’ll learn all about creepy vampire squids.

2. Visit Broken Drum Brewery in San Rafael for a free kids meal. Just be sure to grab your grub before the Giants madness begins at 5 p.m.

3. Hang with the animals and then trick or Treat at the SF Zoo 11 a.m.-3 p.m. If you’re in Marin, you can trick or treat at Corte Madera Town Center noon-3 p.m. Happy (early) Halloween!