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    Whittier Fall Carnival Wildcats Logo
    Food, Costume Parade, Games…
    Outdoor Glow-in-the-Dark Experience, Hogwarts: Magical Mystery Classroom…
    and SO MUCH MORE—Fall Carnival has it all!


    What will I do at the Carnival?

    • Eat dinner from one of our food truck vendors starting at 5:15pm
    • Join us at 6:00pm on the playground to kick off the Fall Carnival with a Costume Parade (NEW!)
    • Enjoy games and activities inside and glow-in-the-dark experiences on the playground (NEW!)
    • Take a turn in our pop-up Maker Space (NEW!)
    • Buy goodies from the Snack Shack
    • Be entertained by “Hogwarts: Magical Mystery Classroom” on the stage
    • Take home a Halloween-themed photo with your friends or family ($5 donation to 5th Grade NatureBridge trip)
    If you have the time, volunteer— this is a BIG evening for the Whittier community and we couldn’t pull it off without YOU!

    Where is the Carnival?

    You will find Carnival games and activities everywhere you go—on the playground, in the gym and cafeteria, and along every first floor hallway.

    Are the games for all age groups?

    Yes! There are many games for all age groups.

    Is the “Hogwarts: Magical Mystery Classroom” appropriate for younger children?

    Stay tuned for more information regarding this year’s Hogwarts experience. In general, YES! — children and adults of all ages will enjoy this interactive performance.

    (Entry and exit in the kindergarten hallway. There's usually a line, so be prepared for a little wait.)

    How do I pay for the event?

    There is NO entry fee to attend the carnival. In general, tickets are needed to play games, purchase treats, participate in the cake walks, collaborate in the glow-in-the-dark experience, and visit “Hogwarts: Magical Mystery Classroom” on the stage. NEW: Several games and activities will be available to enjoy for free!

    How can I buy tickets?

    It is advised to purchase tickets in advance to avoid long lines the night-of.
    • NEW: Pre-order tickets via KidMail or online at Paper ticket order forms will be sent home in KidMail on October 15th. Tickets ordered by KidMail and online will be available for pick up at the Will Call table on the playground the night of the Carnival.
    • Tickets will be on sale before and after school during Carnival week (week of October 21st).
    • Tickets will be on sale at two locations during the Carnival—on the playground and in the cafeteria.

    What if I get hungry?

    Food trucks! Popcorn & candy! Ice cream! These things and more will be available at the Fall Carnival. Popcorn and candy will be available at the Snack Shack in the cafeteria, which accepts tickets. 

    This year’s food truck vendors include Dante's Inferno Dogs, Veraci Pizza, and El Camion. Food service will begin at 5:15PM and end at 8:45PM. Credit card and cash payment are accepted at all three vendors. Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream (cash only) will be serving in the cafeteria starting at 6:00PM. These vendors do not accept tickets as payment

    Please note that the school and carnival games do not open until 6:00PM.

    What should I wear to the Carnival?

    We encourage you to join us in costume on the playground at 6:00pm for a Costume Parade (NEW)! 

    As you consider costumes, we ask that you avoid promoting cultural or gender stereotypes, or cultural appropriation (a good rule of thumb is "someone else's culture is not your costume"); to leave costume-related “play” weapons at home; and to ensure that costumes can be removed easily by young children to use the bathroom. 
    For more information:

    Anything else I should know?

    The Fall Carnival is our school’s biggest community event—it attracts a large crowd—and can be a little intimidating for students new to Whittier, especially little ones (e.g., our kinders). There will be lines at the more popular attractions and at the food trucks.  Many Fall Carnival-goers impress with their elaborate costumes. On rare occasions, little ones may find a costume scary. 

    How can I help make the Fall Carnival the BEST EVENT EVER?

    That’s easy, VOLUNTEER!

    Volunteer Information
    We need YOU — parents, grandparents, older students (middle and high school) — to help make this event a success. We need volunteers to set up activities, run games, sell tickets, provide goodies for the Cake (and “Kiddie” Cake) Walk, run the new glow-in-the-dark experience, staff the Snack Shack (popcorn and candy sales), and help take down the event.

    Sign up to volunteer here!!