Pediatric patients celebrate Halloween at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA
Despite being in the hospital, pediatric patients at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital will still get to celebrate Halloween this year, by dressing up in costumes, decorating pumpkins and watching a magic show. In addition, canine teams from UCLA's People-Animal Connection (PAC) program will don costumes and accompany the kids while they trick-or-treat through the hospital hallways.
11 a.m.1:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31
- 11 a.m.: Creative arts, including crafts, face-painting and pumpkin-decorating
- 11:45 a.m.: Magic show
- 12:30 p.m.: PAC dogs greet kids, trick-or-treat parade begins
Child Life Playroom, on the fifth floor of UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital (757 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles)
The annual Halloween party is hosted by the hospital's Child Life/Child Development department in an effort to make sure kids and their siblings experience a memorable celebration. For the second year, Spirit Halloween, the country's largest seasonal Halloween retailer, has generously donated all costumes and accessories for pediatric families at UCLA's Westwood and Santa Monica hospitals. Art of Elysium, a nonprofit organization that facilitates creative arts activities with pediatric patients and families will organize Halloween crafts and face-painting, and Pun the Magician will host his annual magic show.
Roxanne Moster, UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations, 310-794-0777
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