Scenes from the 2017 edition of Trunk or Treat at the Mill Valley Community Center. Courtesy images.
Six years ago, Mill Valley Recreation decided to create a pre-Halloween event that built on the tradition of trick-or-treating – with a twist. 

Trunk or Treat, a free family event in which businesses, local organizations and residents are invited to promote themselves by welcoming families to “trick-or-treat” from their decorated car trunks, has grown in scope every year, taking over more and more of the Mill Valley Community Center parking lot. Vendors, local organizations and families distribute free air brush tattoos and treats and kids engage in activities and face-painting, among festivities.​

Organizers are on the hunt for vendors for the 6th Annual Trunk or Treat, set for Friday, Oct. 26, 4:30-6pm. Applications, available here, are due by Oct. 16 at 5pm.

Trunk of Treat is preceded on Oct. 26 by a pair of related events, including at 4pm with the annual family Halloween Magic Show that combines Halloween, comedy, audience participation and amazing magic to create a spooktacular, 45-minute show for goblins of all ages. Attendees should wear their Halloween costumes.

At 5pm, a Dia De Los Muertos Celebration kicks off with arts and crafts followed by a screening of the celebrated Pixar film Coco at 6:30pm. 

The 411: Trunk or Treat, the Halloween Magic Show and Dia De Los Muertos Celebration are Friday, October 26, 4-8:30pm at the Community Center, 180 Camino Alto. MORE INFO. Vendors for Trunk or Treat can apply here.