More than 8,000 people are expected this weekend forthe Living Desert’s annual Howl-O-Ween event, which starts tonight.
This year’s theme is “Wild Wild West,” and attendees can dress in western gear or another Halloween costume. The event is 6 to 9 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday at the zoo, 47-900 Portola Ave.
Children can trick-or-treat through an old west town, watch a rodeo-style trick roper, play in jump houses, listen to music by band Dunebilly, go through a haunted maze and attend a hoedown.
There will be tricks and treats around every corner and new event attractions,” said Living Desert spokeswoman Nyla Patzner. “Plus, parents know the Living Desert is a safe place to bring the kids for Halloween filled with candy, healthy snacks and animal encounters.”
The Living Desert has donated tickets to the Boys & Girls Clubs and the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, and students from Palm Desert Charter Middle
School have created a papier-mache Day of the Dead display.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for zoo members, children and military. Kids under 2 are free.
For tickets or information, call 760-346-5694 or go to www.livingdesert.org.