La Jolla merchants are loading up on candy in anticipation of the annual Pillage the Village safe trick-or-treating which happens during the afternoon on Halloween.

We’ve participated nearly every year since its launch and can’t speak highly enough of the event.

Participating merchants will display Pillage the Village signage which is the cue for kids to come on in for candy and other treats.

The upshot of the event for parents is the opportunity to walk into stores that aren’t in your normal routine. I made several purchases along the way last time.

Plus, the event is fun and fairly mellow despite sugar highs. It’s win-win but go early as the candy can run out.

Pillage the Village Details

Pillage the Village hours are between 3–6 p.m. on October 31, 2019.

Pick up your treat bag and enter to win the Costume Contest at REBA (Real Estate Broker’s Association, 908 Kline Street). The prizes are donated by Geppetto’s.

You will see plenty of four-legged friends in costume so it only makes sense that Decker’s Dog + Cat (7928 Ivanhoe Ave.) is hosting Dog-O-Ween. This pet-friendly party and costume contest will feature fantastic prizes for both pets and their people. 

Bring the family to La Jolla for Pillage the Village. Happy Halloween!