Trick-or-treating, a Dia de los Muertos celebration and a flashmob performance of Michael Jackson’s iconic “Thriller” dance highlighted a busy Halloween in downtown Davis on Wednesday.
Members of the Pamela Trokanski Dance Theatre were joined by community members who attended several rehearsals to learn the “Thriller” dance, which they presented flashmob-style Wednesday evening on the lawn at Davis Commons, First and E streets.
While they were dancing, hundreds of costumed youngsters — dressed as princesses and fairies, witches and warlocks, tigers and lions, superheroes and villains — followed a Treat Trail to dozens of merchants, collecting Halloween goodies in their jack-o’-lanterns and sacks.
And over on the E Street Plaza, a community altar set up for Dia de los Muertos was festooned with offerings like photos, letters, flowers, food and mementos to celebrate the lives of those now gone. A Day of the Dead procession from Tres Hermanas restaurant to the plaza culminated an afternoon filled with music and poetry.