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Halloween 2014: Rain is expected in SoCal — 5 indoor trick or treat alternatives, plus safety tips

There is a 90 percent chance of rain on Halloween night in Los Angeles.
There is a 90 percent chance of rain on Halloween night in Los Angeles.
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You can expect to bring your umbrella with you this Halloween; there is a 90 percent chance of rain on Halloween night in Los Angeles, according to the National Weather Service.

Before 11 a.m., there is a chance of drizzle, and showers are expected mainly after 11 p.m.

Although it's not expected to rain until later in the evening, here are some (mostly) indoor and free Halloween activities for trick-or-treaters in case of rain. 

1. Old Pasadena Halloween Celebration  

Although the event is not all indoors, you can stay dry from the rain in the participating businesses. There will be store-to-store trick-or-treating at more than 100 participating businesses. 

When: Trick or treating from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Where: Old Pasadena | MAP

2. Sherman Oaks Galleria’s Halloween Spooktakcular

Kids 14 years old and younger are welcome for an evening of trick-or-treating at Galleria merchants; there's also a costume contest and crafts.

When: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Sherman Oaks Galleria, Sherman Oaks | MAP

3. Burbank Halloween Carnival 

The Burbank Halloween Carnival will include candy, games and prizes for elementary school-age kids. 

When: 6:30 p.m. to 8:p.m. 

Where: McCambridge Recreation Center, Burbank | MAP

4. Montana Avenue Halloween Hop 

This event is not entirely indoors, but you can find shelter inside stores if necessary. Montana Avenue will be hosting its Annual Halloween Hop. Kids of all ages will enjoy trick-or-treating all along Montana Avenue, along with other activities for kids. 

When: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Where: Montana Avenue 6th-17th Streets, Santa Monica | MAP 

5. Trick-or-treating at the Westside Pavilion  

The Westside Pavilion will have trick-or-treating, offering store-to-store trick-or-treating at participating stores. 

When: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Where: West Pavilion, Los Angeles  | MAP

In addition to keeping dry on Halloween, there are some safety tips to bear in mind for kids, teens and adults, provided by the Pasadena Police Department

Here are more safety tips for Halloween from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics