Ghosts, goblins and pumpkin spice lattes are here which can only mean one thing: Halloween is almost upon us. From dressing up as this year’s meme of choice to exploring a haunted mansion to partying hardy, it’s hard to deny the sense of joy that the spooky holiday brings out every year.

There are plenty of events in the Bay Area to celebrate Halloween including dance-all-night parties at Fahrenheit Lounge and The Blank Club, the classic haunted hoopla at the Winchester Mystery House and more costume contests than one can count. Here are some of our favorite events to make the most of the upcoming holiday, and be sure to check back regularly as more events will be added as the big day gets closer.