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Goblin Walk San Carlos 2024 – Trick-or-Treat Laurel Street

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Goblin Walk San Carlos Trick or Treat is back at Laurel Street this 2024!

“It’s the spookiest time of the year, when the tiniest ghouls and ghosts haunt Downtown San Carlos in search of CANDY!

“Children 7 years and under, accompanied by an adult, are invited to Trick-or-Treat down Laurel Street from San Carlos Avenue to Arroyo Avenue in their costume and visit the businesses displaying a Goblin Walk sign.

“The first 450 Trick-or-Treaters can pick up a Goblin Walk Trick-or-Treat bag at Harrington Park or from any Goblin Walk volunteer!”

Date and Location

This year’s event is scheduled for Friday, October 25, 2024, from 4:00-5:30 p.m. It will be on the 600, 700, 800 blocks of Laurel Street.

2023 Goblin Walk Map

Follow the candy! Here is a map of all the AWESOME PLACES in advance, up for treats! Thank you to Lauren Schneider of the City Council for providing us with the places! Open in Google Maps

Trick-or-treating will take place on the 600, 700, and 800 blocks of Laurel Street. For safety reasons, the City of San Carlos will close the 600-800 blocks of Laurel Street for the event. Street closure will take place at 3:00 p.m. The street will re-open at the conclusion of the event, as soon as it is safe to do so.

2023 Restaurants and Shops for Trick-or-Treat at Laurel Street

This year, there are 22 shops giving away treats for our kids! Thinking where to have dinner after the walk? You may check out the restaurants below, as well as the lovely shops owned by your friendly neighbors in San Carlos (up for support!). Here they are below, and some of them have prepared something extra special. A BIG THANK YOU to all the restaurants and shops who participated this year, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

San Carlos Avenue

Molly O’s – South 1163

“We’re so excited to participate in this year’s walk. We’ll have candy to hand out to all the kiddos!”
Molly O’s. If you’re up for some really delicious food with great people in a very comfy place, try Molly O’s for a very yummy Irish meal with the family. Sausage rolls are incredible! Try the spicy Irish sandwich, sliders, bangers and mash, sweet onion rings, potato skins, (and the list goes on). Molly O’s serves traditional Irish dishes plus Cal-Mex Irish fusion cuisine;

Blue Line Pizza – South 1201

Simply one of the best deep dish pizzas in the world! Perfect for a family dinner. Voted “Best Pizza in Silicon Valley,” Blue Line Pizza features award winning cornmeal crust deep dish and NY style thin crust pizzas, organic salads and appetizers, gluten-free and vegan options.
600 Block

Poke’d Out Fish Bar – East 603

If you’re up for something healthy – say no more! Comon’ over to the Poked Out Fish Bar and dig into a delicious poke bowl for the whole family. Fresh fish and greens, and lots of toppings galore – all served in generous portions. Super friendly staff and a nice fun place to spend an evening after a long walk.

Wells Fargo Bank – West 632

The staff at Wells Fargo Bank is looking towards meeting you all and giving away loads of candy!

Jaimie Belew Interior Design – East 643

Jaimie Belew Interior Design (JBID) is a full-service interior design firm passionate about creating enticing designs that extract details from architecture, culture, fashion, and art. We’re an intimate design team with virtual management and believe in collaborating together to create the most astounding and articulate designs.

Gelataio – West644

You’re gonna hear jolly screams for ice cream, all the way to the famous Gelataio! And guess what they have for all you kids? Gelataio stands out with its artisanal Italian frozen delight made from farm-fresh foods of California. The result is lovingly handcrafted, premium gelato in the Italian tradition, infused with the natural goodness of California – made from scratch.

Bloomingayles – East 645

PROMO ALERT! Check out whats in their their Special 50%OFF Cabinet where everything within can be bought and 50% off 🙂
A treasure chest in San Carlos – Bloomingayles is a unique Antique Store of rare and beautiful finds, and beloved owner Gayle can tell you a story behind each. Check it out, and who know? You might just find some dusty hidden item that is actually worth “gold”

Number 5 Kitchen – East 663

Our hero at Number 5 Kitchen, Chef Henry Eng, is glad to serve! Number 5 Kitchen serves exceptional and unique European cuisines that are so good you’d almost feel like you’re in Europe. If your family is craving for extra special pasta, then this is the perfect place. Their House Blend Burger with aioli fries, as well as the Steak au Poivre, are amazing.

Orchid Room – West 678

PROMO ALERT! Annual Halloween Costume Contest and Party happening on the October 31st, Tuesday night. 🙂
The famous Orchid Room is one of the oldest establishments here in San Carlos – a monument in its own right. They will soon celebrate their 70th Anniversary (Hurray!) At the Orchid Room, you can pick up a game at the old-school shuffleboard table, or you can kick back and relax with the sounds of the jukebox.

Rangoon Ruby – West 680

Influenced by Indian, Thai, and Chinese cooking, their authentic Burmese menu goes the extra mile to bring you the ultimate dining experience. Rangoon Ruby serves the finest Burmese food from the esteemed Chef Max Lee. Recommended items include the Shrimp and String Beans with Jasmine Rice, Mango Chicken, Tea Salad, Mango Salad, the Burmese Pad Thai, and more.
700 Block

Therapy – East 705

Therapy Store in San Carlos is a lovely gift shop and store with a vast array of products like books, candles, clothing, games, jewelry, and others, filled with designs and messages of positivity, love, and everything warm and fluffy inside <3. Filled with colorful interesting things, every aspect of the store, from the music to the art on the wall, is selected with the intention of fostering a cozy welcoming environment.

Footwear Etc. -West 730

Looking for a place to rest your feet after a long day’s walk with the family? You are welcome at Footwear Etc., the go-to-place for comfort shoes in San Carlos. Footwear etc.’s is dedicated to providing you with the most positive shoe shopping experience possible.

Laurel Street Arts – East 733

There is always some interesting class happening at Laurel Street Arts –  a locally-owned, full-service, crafts studio specializing in pottery painting, mosaics, and glass fusing. Yes, glass fusing! Imagine being able to make your own glassware, the experience is almost magical.

Bow Wow Meow – East 737

Promo Alert! Bring your dog in costume and he/she gets a free cookie 😉
And who doesn’t know Bow Wow Meow – your beloved neighborhood Pet Store in Laurel Street! Manager Lisa and team are excited and looking forward to have all the kids this Goblin Walk!  As they say, “the bond people share with their pets is something we all understand at the deepest level and with this in mind we always strive to make your experience at Bow Wow Meow as comfortable and enlightening as possible.” See you there!

Mama Coco Cocina – East 753

Incidentally named after the famous Disney Movie, prepare for something special in Mama Coco during the Goblin Walk. Mama Coco Restaurant gives you Authentic Mexican Home-Cooking in a Fiesta ambiance. A family-owned Mexican restaurant, Mama Coco offers a casual dining experience, blending authentic Mexican Cuisine and brightly colored decor.

Stamp Bar and Grill – East 773

Stamp Bar and Grill is another delightful restaurant welcoming you during the Goblin Walk. Experience modern American classics alongside globally inspired flavors from Toluca to Tokyo to Tuscany to New Delhi. They reach out far and wide to bring the best ingredients back to your table.

Plantation Coffee – West 784

Good ole’ Plantation Coffee will be delighting kids with treats, and parents with a cup of coffee – and yummy sandwiches as well! Plantation Coffee’s alluring fresh scent of roasted coffee beans has been a fixture of the San Carlos community for almost 50 years.

US Bank – East 799

800 Block

Shiki Bistro – East 825

Craving for Sushi? Make Shiki Bistro your stop for delicious Japanese food after the walk. The sushi and sashimi is of course a must-try, with some crispy tempura, grilled delicacies, yummy salads and soup in addition. Super fresh and delicious!

White Sage – West 854

Promo Alert! Everyone who visits White Sage on the date gets to pick a pumpkin “easter egg” and a discount at checkout. 😉
White Sage is the #1 Boutique Shop featuring modern minimalist fashion with a lot of heart, specially owned by a lovely mother – daughter team. This store is precious to many ladies in San Carlos, with stylish clothing, bags, accessories, gift items, even books and journals which all, as a whole, seek to radiate a positive, good, and clean vibe.

Falk Barrott – East 865

The lawyers at Falk Barrot Firm are looking forward to welcome all the kids and families to their office with treats this Goblin Walk. Falk Barron is dedicated to providing you with quality estate planning resources. You can rest assured that your family won’t have to endure the public process and costly matter of probate.

Halloween Home Decorating Contest

The winner of the Halloween Home Decorating Contest will be announced during the Goblin Walk. You still have time to visit and vote! Please use the map below to locate them, and use this FORM here to vote.

Other Details

Expected Crowd

Past attendance is approximately 3,000-5,000, with 1,500-2,000 tot and youth costumed participants.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Parks & Recreation Department at (650) 802-4127. We thank you in advance for your participation in the Goblin Walk and look forward to a successful event.

The Goblin Walk San Carlos is organized by the City Parks and Recreations Department

See other interesting traditional events in San Carlos. You may also check the main calendar for the dates of these, or to save them on your personal calendar.

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October 25
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Downtown Laurel Street
Laurel Street
San Carlos, CA 94070 United States
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