Tag archives: Ghost Village Road

Quite the Treat! The 20th Annual Ghost Village Road, in Photos
By Joanne Calitri   |   November 9, 2021

The annual Ghost Village Road was more than packed, with trick-or-treaters starting early at 2:30 pm and parents happily leading in full-on costumes themselves. It was the perfect pairing of gloomy overcast skies and lots of goodies from the generous shops and restaurants from the Montecito Country Mart down Coast Village Road. The kids wore […]

Ghost Village Road Resumes
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   October 28, 2021

After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ghost Village Road, the popular trick-or-treat event along Coast Village Road, is set for this Sunday, Halloween, from 3 pm to 6 pm. While the event typically draws roughly 2,500 costumed kids, parents, and pets each year, it is expected that this year’s event will be […]

Letters to the Editor
By Montecito Journal   |   November 12, 2020

Lest anyone get the impression from last week’s “On the Record” column by Nicholas Schou on the cancellation of this year’s Ghost Village Road Trick or Treat event that I was the person behind the very first one, I’d like to clear up that record. Mr. Schou was quite accurate in his reportage that the […]

Ghost Stories of St Andrews’ Halls of Residence
By Stella Haffner   |   November 5, 2020

Dear Montecito, It is around this time every year that a very particular group of people begins to make themselves known to the world. A strange class of individuals who, in response to the first chills of mid-autumn, adopt an insultingly festive attitude, sprout twinkle lights from their ears, and pull out all their best […]

Annual Ghost Village Road Event a No-Go This Halloween
By Nick Schou   |   November 5, 2020

Every Halloween since 1996, the year after Montecito Journal’s first issue hit local newsstands, Coast Village Road has turned into “Ghost Village Road.” The annual event typically drew upwards of 1,000 parading trick-or-treaters along Coast Village Road, where local shop owners, restaurateurs, and hoteliers would hand out candy and in some cases create pop-up haunted […]

Ghost Village Road 2019
By Joanne Calitri   |   November 7, 2019

Our town’s annual trick-or-treat event was full on with students from local schools wearing the top tiers of costumes. Parents assigned to groups of kids were also in great form. The highlight of the event was the all-boy band from Crane Country Day School, taking the stage on the porch of the Berkshire Hathaway Home […]

Ghost Village Road Costume Contest Winners
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   November 7, 2019

Ghost Village Road was as lively as ever last week, welcoming thousands of kids and their parents and pets to trick-or-treat on Halloween. Here’s the Scoop owners Ellie and Bob Patterson once again held their Costume Contest, as they have for the last 13 years.   “We have always based this contest on originality and creativity, […]

Ghost Village Road
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   October 24, 2019

Save the date for Ghost Village Road! The popular trick-or-treat event along Coast Village Road is next Thursday, October 31, from 3 pm to 6 pm. The event draws roughly 2,000 costumed kids, parents, and pets each year. Most of the lower village’s business owners will take part in the festivities, passing out candy and […]

Ghost Village Road 2018
By Montecito Journal   |   November 8, 2018

Ghost Village Road, Montecito’s popular trick-or-treating event, went off without a hitch, with an estimated 2,000 kids, parents, and pets making their way to area businesses on Coast Village Road. Business owners passed out candy and other treats, while some had musical entertainment and photo ops. A flash mob performed “Thriller” at multiple places along […]

Ghost Village Road
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   October 25, 2018

Businesses along Coast Village Road are gearing up for next week’s popular trick-or-treat event, “Ghost Village Road.” The event draws roughly 2,000 costumed kids, parents, and pets each year, who make their way from Montecito Country Mart to Olive Mill Road. Most of the lower village’s business owners will take part in the festivities, passing […]

Montecito’s Year in Review 2017
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   January 4, 2018

As another year passes, we reflect on notable events in the Montecito community. From California’s largest wildfire, progress on development and new businesses, school happenings, retirements, and more, 2017 was a busy year in Montecito. While far from all-inclusive, here is a snapshot of our community’s happenings in 2017.  Thomas Fire   Without a doubt, […]

Paderewski a Pianist, not Violinist
By Montecito Journal   |   November 23, 2017

Congratulations to Ms Diana Starr Langley for serving as publisher of the beautiful new issue of your glossy magazine, her first. However, there is an egregious error in the issue, which suggests carelessness or ignorance on the author’s or caption-writer’s part. This error must be appalling to the informed music lovers in this community and […]