Giants victory parade set for Halloween

Find those beards and panda hats, giraffe heads and Lincecum wigs. And get ready for what could be one of the biggest, craziest parties in the city that knows how to party. The Giants‘ victory parade will begin at the foot of Market Street at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The parade ends at Civic Center. Yes, on Halloween. The city that revels in Bay to Breakers, Halloween in the Castro, and any chance to dress up (or down) and party, will throw an orange-and-black celebration to rival all others. Giants executives were too superstitious to have announced anything about a World Series victory parade before clinching the title. But, with a three-games-to-none lead heading into Sunday’s Game 4, the situation demanded that practical concerns take precedence over fears of jinxing the team. The Giants had no choice but to begin some quiet planning. Read more: