LA MIRADA, CALIF. — Biola University will be hosting its 21st annual Candyland event on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5-8 p.m. at the all-female residence hall, Alpha Hall. With approximately 1,200 children visiting each year, Candyland is a bustling trick-or-treating experience for families with children ages 3 to 8. The event is coordinated by Biola students living in Alpha Hall to serve families in the local community, providing a safe, family-friendly environment for trick-or-treating and festive activities.

The name “Candyland” is derived from the Hasbro children’s board game of the same name. Each of the six floors in the residence hall where the event takes place are themed and decorated after a character from the game. In addition to trick-or-treating on each of the hall’s floors, families can also enjoy games in the front lobby, an outdoor movie, and a bounce house on the front lawn.

Alpha Hall residents take a considerable amount of time out of their busy college schedules to plan Candyland each year. Students prepare games, decorate each hall to correspond with different aspects of the board game, and dress up in costume to welcome visiting families to the Biola campus and ensure they have a safe and enjoyable time.

Beginning more than two decades ago, Candyland has become a tradition for La Mirada families. Started by a Biola resident director who wanted to impact the community outside Biola’s campus, Candyland is a sweet and time-honored tradition of the Biola community.

For more information regarding Candyland, contact Jenna Loumagne at