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Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch in Irvine

September 22 – October 31: Pick your own pumpkin right off the vine, take a wagon ride around the 30-acre farm, and visit the corn maze and petting zoo.

October at Pretend City

October 1-31: Kids can participate in a variety of activities depending on the special event. This month, bugs invade Pretend City…your child is invited to make bug, fall, and Halloween themed creations of all kinds throughout Pretend City!

Curiosity Carts at San Juan Capistrano Mission

Tuesday and Thursday: Each educational cart offers learning for students and visitors interested in seeing items up close.

Read for the Record at the Children’s Museum at La Habra

October 25: Help break the world reading record for the most people reading the same book on the same day!

Spooky Science at Discovery Cube OC & LA

October 6-31: Calling all ghouls and goblins! Spend this Halloween season dressed up and ready to explore at Discovery Cube’s Spooky Science exhibit!

Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum

September 16 – November 25: Have a one-of-a-kind experience in the only Spider Pavilion in the U.S. Get a glimpse of the private lives of spiders in the open-air pavilion that is designed as a safe space to get up close to these amazing arachnids.

Pumpkin Patch at Irvine Park Railroad

September 15 – October 31: Pick the perfect pumpkin, go on a train or hay ride, race on tractors, play a carnival game, decorate cookies, or the ponies, jump around in a bounce house, wander through the hay maze or the haunted house, get your face painted, pan for gold, and more.

Kids’ Free Month at San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park

October 1-31: Throughout the month of October, children 11 years old and younger receive free admission.

Apple Season in Oak Glen

Through late November: Working apple orchards in Oak Glen, a mountain town halfway between Riverside and Palm Springs, open their doors to the public. Some offer U-pick apples.

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch in Irvine

September 22 – October 31: Pick your own pumpkin right off the vine, take a wagon ride around the 30-acre farm, and visit the corn maze and petting zoo.

Pumpkinpalooza at ZOOMARS

September 15 – October 31: Pick pumpkins, pet Zoomar’s collection of animals, ride ponies, pan for gemstones and more.

Knott’s Scary Farm in Buena Park

September 20 – October 31: Scary Farm (13+) features 14 haunted attractions and over a thousand costumed monsters roaming the park.

The Nightmare Before Christmas 4D in Hollywood

October 22-31: The beloved stop-motion animated film tells the story of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, who stumbles across neighboring Christmas Town and sets out to fill Santa’s big shoes. Watch in spine-tingling 4-D.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Kids’ Activities at the Downtown Fullerton Market

Thursdays: The Fullerton Market is the place to come and enjoy fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, handcrafted artisan products, live music and entertainment, plus crafts and activities at the Kids’ Korner and food vendors.

Harvest Festival and Corn Maze in Mission Hills

September 29 – October 31: Enjoy the Harvest Fest and 4 acres of Super Farmer Corn Maze.

Night of the Living Dead in Fullerton

October 5-28: A group of panicked survivors are barricaded in a deserted farmhouse while a horde of flesh-eating zombies hovers outside their door.

Peltzer Farms Pumpkin Farm in Temecula

September 23-October 31: The farm features all fall activities including pumpkins, digging in the Peltzer Mine, pig races, train rides, pony rides and a petting farm.

Big Horse Feed and Mercantile Corn Maze

September 29 – October 28: Bring family and friends for old fashioned farm fun! Try your luck at SoCal’s largest corn maze. Enjoy the pumpkin patch and maze daily; on weekends, enjoy more activities!

Fall Harvest at Underwood Farms in Moorpark

September 29 – October 31: The 21st annual Fall Harvest Festival is chock full of family fun!Pick your own fruits and vegetables, ride around the farm in a wagon pulled by massive draft horses, see live performances and farm animals, and venture into a corn stalk maze!

The Great Pumpkin Hunt South Coast Botanic Gardens

September 16 – November 30: Can you locate the bird houses inhabited by parrots, owls, blue birds and hawks to collect their clues and find the missing pumpkin patch?

Treats in the Streets in Orange

October 25: The city’s annual Treats in the Streets Autumn Festival features games, trick or treating, a costume parade, food booths and entertainment for all ages.

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in Culver City

October 5-30: Families enjoy a petting zoo, bounce house, pony rides, face painting, super slide, straw maze, pumpkin decorating, Capt. Billy Bones’ Jump & Fly, and a giant rocking horse (great photo op!).

Under the Stars Music Series at the Muckenthaler

June 28 – October 25: Bring your own picnic to the Muckenthaler’s outdoor amphitheater for summer night concerts in Fullerton.

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

September 29 – October 31: Recommended for ages 12+. Horrifying creatures lurk in Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, an Iconic Hollywood tradition that remains unparalleled and unmatched.

Enchanted Country Pumpkins in Brea and San Dimas

October 3-31: Families enjoy pumpkin hunting, petting zoo, carnival games, bounce house, slide and obstacle course, and more.

Dia de los Muertos at Olvera Street

October 25 – November 2: Attend a Pre-Columbian Novenario procession and blessings nightly. Then, on November 1 and 2, enjoy beautifully decorated altars, art exhibits and entertainment.

Shoreline Village Halloween 2018

October 12-14, 18-21 and 25-31: Join them this October for a fun-filled Halloween season. This fall features YMCA Haunted Maze, the annual Zombie Walk, a Red Cross Blood Drive, and Trick or Treating.

Hollywood Horror Nights at Universal Studios

September 14 – November 3: The movie studio that invented the horror genre brings to life all-new immersive worlds of living, breathing icons from the most twisted imaginations in film and television.

Pa’s Pumpkin Patch in Long Beach

September 28 – October 31: A fun place for the enire family, you’ll find a large variety of pumpkins to choose from, plus haystacks, corn stalks and gourds. Enjoy the snack bar, pony ride, petting zoo, games and rides, all in a country fair atmosphere.

Johnson Brothers Pumpkin Patch in Irvine

October 1-31: Find thousands of pumpkins to choose from, and enjoy fun activities for the kids, including slides, bouncers and kiddie rides.

The Pumpkin Factory

September 22 – October 31: Come experience the wonder of four pumpkin patches with their fantastic rides, slides, ponies, petting zoos, games, food and more!

Pumpkin City in Orange County

September 30 – October 31: Pick out a pumpkin and enjoy rides, activities and game booths, a petting zoo, pony rides, puppet shows and photo opps.

Dark Harbor at the Queen Mary in Long Beach

September 27 – November 2: Recommended for ages 12+. The Queen Mary promises the most intense season of SoCal’s most authentic haunted attraction, Dark Harbor.

Nominate Your Favorite for the Toy Hall of Fame

October 1-31: Is your favorite toy or game missing from the National Toy Hall of Fame? Nominate it now!

The Scream Zone at Del Mar Scaregrounds

September 29 – October 31: Daring kids (10+) can tour the Scream Zone’s House of Horrors, Karnevil and Haunted Hayride while parents hang out in the free lounge.

Celebrate Halloween with Vampirates at Pirate’s Dinner Adventure

October 5-31: Pirate’s Dinner Adventure transforms into the Halloween Spooktacular!

Fullerton Market

Thursdays: Enjoy fresh produce, handcrafted vendor items, food vendors, kids’ activities and live entertainment.

43nd Street in Cerritos

October 12-28: Based on the novel and the 1933 movie, this tale is about a starry-eyed dancer named Peggy Sawyer, who heads to New York City to audition for the Broadway musical Pretty Lady.

Explore the Stratford Campus During Tour Thursday’s

October 4 – November 15: It’s Tour Thursday’s at Stratford School! Visit any of the Stratford campuses, including the Mission Viejo campus, during any of their upcoming Tour Thursday’s to see first-hand how the carefully designed Stratford approach prepares students to excel.

Treats in the Streets Autumn Festival

October 25: Join 1888 center for an autumn festival including games, trick or treating with local merchants, a costume parade, and entertainment for all ages.

KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the California Science Center

March 24 – January 6, 2019: A new chapter of ancient Egyptian history will be unearthed to the world with the debut of KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, an exclusive exhibition celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of his tomb.

Shrek the Musical in Thousand Oaks

October 19-28: Witness the musical based on the animated film!

42nd Street in Cerritos

October 12-28: This Tony-winning tale is about a starry-eyed dancer named Peggy Sawyer, from Allentown, Pennsylvania, who heads to New York City to audition for the Broadway musical Pretty Lady.

Jacob Jonas The Company at The Wallis

October 24-27: After a sold-out run in The Wallis’ 16/17 Season, Jacob Jonas The Company returns as the 18/19 Season Company-in-Residence.

Reflections of the Face of Lincoln in Redlands

Through December 29: Audiences of all ages can delight in a little theme park-style magic at the Shrine with Reflections of the Face of Lincoln, an immersive presentation featuring special effects, multi-media elements, and spectacular animatronics in a moving portrait of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era.

Tiny Chefs Make Pumpkin Themed Food in Irvine

October 25: For tiny chefs (3-5; with the help of a parent), to learn how to make yummy food; this month, Pumpkin Shaped Hand Pies.

October at Pretend City

October 1-31: Kids can participate in a variety of activities depending on the special event. This month, bugs invade Pretend City…your child is invited to make bug, fall, and Halloween themed creations of all kinds throughout Pretend City!

Halloween Time at Disneyland

Through October 31: Eerie encounters and fiendish fun await guests at both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park as favorite experiences are transformed into dreadful delights.

Boney Island

Select dates, October 11-31: Tucked away in a small corner of Los Angeles is a magical place that comes to life every October for guests of all ages to enjoy.

Pumpkin Nights Festival in Pomona

October 12 – November 4: Nightly entertainment with fire breathers, dancers and pumpkin artists. Little pumpkinheads can explore eight different pumpkin-themed lands, go on a scavenger hunt, dig for treasure in Pumpkin Pirate Cove, watch Coco and more.

Dia de Los Muertos Celebration in Anaheim

October 13 28: This important cultural tradition has been celebrated for over 3000 years in Mexico, Central and South America and is a joyful celebration of life. Visitors can leave mementos of their loved ones and participate in a mask making workshop.

Haunted Maze at the YMCA in Long Beach

October 25-31: Stop by this Halloween season and enjoy the YMCA Haunted Maze. Test your survival skills through a maze of post-apocalyptic thrill for all ages. Will you survive or become get left behind?

The Great Pumpkin Hunt South Coast Botanic Gardens

September 16 – November 30: Can you locate the bird houses inhabited by parrots, owls, blue birds and hawks to collect their clues and find the missing pumpkin patch?

Spooky Science at Discovery Cube OC & LA

October 6-31: Calling all ghouls and goblins! Spend this Halloween season dressed up and ready to explore at Discovery Cube’s Spooky Science exhibit!

Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum

September 16 – November 25: Have a one-of-a-kind experience in the only Spider Pavilion in the U.S. Get a glimpse of the private lives of spiders in the open-air pavilion that is designed as a safe space to get up close to these amazing arachnids.

Pumpkin Patch at Irvine Park Railroad

September 15 – October 31: Pick the perfect pumpkin, go on a train or hay ride, race on tractors, play a carnival game, decorate cookies, or the ponies, jump around in a bounce house, wander through the hay maze or the haunted house, get your face painted, pan for gold, and more.

Kids’ Free Month at San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park

October 1-31: Throughout the month of October, children 11 years old and younger receive free admission.

Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Fridays – Sundays, September 15 – October 28: Halloween-themed “Fright Fest” runs with low-scare areas for younger kids.

Apple Season in Oak Glen

Through late November: Working apple orchards in Oak Glen, a mountain town halfway between Riverside and Palm Springs, open their doors to the public. Some offer U-pick apples.

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch in Irvine

September 22 – October 31: Pick your own pumpkin right off the vine, take a wagon ride around the 30-acre farm, and visit the corn maze and petting zoo.

Pumpkinpalooza at ZOOMARS

September 15 – October 31: Pick pumpkins, pet Zoomar’s collection of animals, ride ponies, pan for gemstones and more.

Knott’s Scary Farm in Buena Park

September 20 – October 31: Scary Farm (13+) features 14 haunted attractions and over a thousand costumed monsters roaming the park.

The Nightmare Before Christmas 4D in Hollywood

October 22-31: The beloved stop-motion animated film tells the story of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, who stumbles across neighboring Christmas Town and sets out to fill Santa’s big shoes. Watch in spine-tingling 4-D.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Harvest Festival and Corn Maze in Mission Hills

September 29 – October 31: Enjoy the Harvest Fest and 4 acres of Super Farmer Corn Maze.

Date Night by Frogg’s Bounce House

Fridays: Every Friday night is Date Night with Frogg’s Bounce House. Drop the kids off and enjoy a night out!

Night of the Living Dead in Fullerton

October 5-28: A group of panicked survivors are barricaded in a deserted farmhouse while a horde of flesh-eating zombies hovers outside their door.

Oktoberfest in Anaheim

Weekends, September 21 – October 28: Gather friends and family to celebrate Oktoberfest with German food, dancing, kids’ activites and crafts.

Peltzer Farms Pumpkin Farm in Temecula

September 23-October 31: The farm features all fall activities including pumpkins, digging in the Peltzer Mine, pig races, train rides, pony rides and a petting farm.

Big Horse Feed and Mercantile Corn Maze

September 29 – October 28: Bring family and friends for old fashioned farm fun! Try your luck at SoCal’s largest corn maze. Enjoy the pumpkin patch and maze daily; on weekends, enjoy more activities!

Friday Knight Tournaments at Academic Chess

Fridays: Friday Knight Tournaments give students a chance to flex their mental muscles and see if their queen is the meanest queen in town!

Fall Harvest at Underwood Farms in Moorpark

September 29 – October 31: The 21st annual Fall Harvest Festival is chock full of family fun!Pick your own fruits and vegetables, ride around the farm in a wagon pulled by massive draft horses, see live performances and farm animals, and venture into a corn stalk maze!

Los Angeles Comic Con

October 26-28: The festival will be a treat for all comic, anime, gaming, scifi, fantasy and horor geeks.

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in Culver City

October 5-30: Families enjoy a petting zoo, bounce house, pony rides, face painting, super slide, straw maze, pumpkin decorating, Capt. Billy Bones’ Jump & Fly, and a giant rocking horse (great photo op!).

Ghost Train 2018 at LA Live Steamers in Griffith Park

October 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 30 and 31: Join the annual Ghost Train fundraiser with a spooky-fun ride on their pint-sized steamers! 10 nights, 7-10 p.m.

Pageant of the Monsters in Laguna Beach

October 26, 27, 28 and 31: Just when you thought it was safe to go backstage the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters brings a monster of a good time back to Laguna Beach!

Teen Movies and Anime at Garden Grove Main Library

Fridays: Binge-watch anime during Teen Anime Club every first and third Friday, and see popular and not-so-popular films during Teen Flicks every second and fourth Friday (grades 7-12).

Haunted Hayride Dinner & Haunted House Train in Fillmore

October 19 & 26: Creep onboard a hauntingly vintage train for a spooktacular adventure, with “The Patch” as the destination. Dress in costume or go as a mortal.

Halloween Spooktacular and Moonlight Movies in Dana Point

October 26: Kids (12 and under) can enjoy carnival games, crafts, cookie decorating, marionette a costume parade and entertainment.

Haunted Boot Hill in Irvine

October 12-13, 19-21, and 26-28: Boot Hill rises from the fog for it’s 19th year as Orange County’s most elaborate yard display.

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

September 29 – October 31: Recommended for ages 12+. Horrifying creatures lurk in Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, an Iconic Hollywood tradition that remains unparalleled and unmatched.

Halloween Crafts in San Pedro

Select dates, October 19-28: Join Crafted at The Port of LA for a variety of fun Halloween inspired crafts! Activities include making marbled pumpkins, Dia de Los Muertos painting instruction, and a Halloween potion making party.

Enchanted Country Pumpkins in Brea and San Dimas

October 3-31: Families enjoy pumpkin hunting, petting zoo, carnival games, bounce house, slide and obstacle course, and more.

Dia de los Muertos at Olvera Street

October 25 – November 2: Attend a Pre-Columbian Novenario procession and blessings nightly. Then, on November 1 and 2, enjoy beautifully decorated altars, art exhibits and entertainment.

Shoreline Village Halloween 2018

October 12-14, 18-21 and 25-31: Join them this October for a fun-filled Halloween season. This fall features YMCA Haunted Maze, the annual Zombie Walk, a Red Cross Blood Drive, and Trick or Treating.

Minecraft Night for Kids in Irvine

Friday and Saturday: Parents drop off the kids and enjoy a night out on their own. Three hours of awesome games on the custom server and game maps with favorite BrainStorm instructors.

Parents Night Out at BounceU Orange

Every other Friday: Parents’ drop off the kids (4+) for a night of activities, games, pizza, snacks, drinks, a movie and whole lot of bouncing fun.

Kids’ Night Out in La Habra

Select Fridays: Kids (4-13) can enjoy games, crafts, dinner, popcorn and a movie!

Beach Front Cinema in Huntington Beach

October 20, October 26, November 30, and December 1: Beach Front Cinema is the perfect activity for the whole family. Watch top box office rated movies on the beautiful sandy beaches, under the stars.

Kids’ Night Out in Buena Park

Select Fridays: Kids (4-10) enjoy a delicious dinner, plus games, crafts and movies, while parents enjoy a night out without the kiddos.

Zombie Hunter Paintball Train in Fillmore

Select Days, September 29 – October 28:: Take a train ride through the battle grounds of the Zombie Apocalypse! You will be armed with a paintball gun loaded with Zombie flesh-eating toxic paintballs.

Hollywood Horror Nights at Universal Studios

September 14 – November 3: The movie studio that invented the horror genre brings to life all-new immersive worlds of living, breathing icons from the most twisted imaginations in film and television.

Pa’s Pumpkin Patch in Long Beach

September 28 – October 31: A fun place for the enire family, you’ll find a large variety of pumpkins to choose from, plus haystacks, corn stalks and gourds. Enjoy the snack bar, pony ride, petting zoo, games and rides, all in a country fair atmosphere.

Johnson Brothers Pumpkin Patch in Irvine

October 1-31: Find thousands of pumpkins to choose from, and enjoy fun activities for the kids, including slides, bouncers and kiddie rides.

The Pumpkin Factory

September 22 – October 31: Come experience the wonder of four pumpkin patches with their fantastic rides, slides, ponies, petting zoos, games, food and more!

Pumpkin City in Orange County

September 30 – October 31: Pick out a pumpkin and enjoy rides, activities and game booths, a petting zoo, pony rides, puppet shows and photo opps.

17th Annual Halloween Spooktacular Costume Party at My Gym

October 26: Come sporting your best Halloween costume and get ready for fun Halloween games, songs, puppet shows, a costume parade, an immersive themed environment, lighting, sound, and glow-in-the-dark effects, trick-or-treating, snacks, Halloween cookies and pizza, arts and crafts, cookie decorating, refreshments, and much more. 

Dark Harbor at the Queen Mary in Long Beach

September 27 – November 2: Recommended for ages 12+. The Queen Mary promises the most intense season of SoCal’s most authentic haunted attraction, Dark Harbor.

Nominate Your Favorite for the Toy Hall of Fame

October 1-31: Is your favorite toy or game missing from the National Toy Hall of Fame? Nominate it now!

Fashionable Fundays at Fashion Camp

Fridays: Kids (7+) join Fashion Camp every Friday for a fun sewing workshop.

Fancy Nancy the Musical in Anaheim

October 5-28: Fancy Nancy and her friends Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show, “Deep Sea Dances.”

Trick or Treat at the Senior Center in Irvine

October 26: Bring your little ghouls and goblins (ages 2-6) to the Lakeview Senior Center for a morning of Halloween fun!

Last Fridays Teen Lounge Nights in Lake Forest

Last Fridays: Teens (11-14) give their parents a night off and celebrate good times with friends at the Recreation Center and Teen Lounge.

Nightmare Before Christmas at the Hollywood Bowl

October 26-27: Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Tim Burton film “The Nightmare Before Christmas” by watching it on the big screen, with cast members, a live orchestra and choir performing the soundtrack.

Long Beach Shakespeare Radio Series

October 26-28: Enjoy LBSC’s anniversary presentation of Orson Welles’ classic radio show War of the Worlds, with live sound effects and music performed by the cast.

The Scream Zone at Del Mar Scaregrounds

September 29 – October 31: Daring kids (10+) can tour the Scream Zone’s House of Horrors, Karnevil and Haunted Hayride while parents hang out in the free lounge.

Celebrate Halloween with Vampirates at Pirate’s Dinner Adventure

October 5-31: Pirate’s Dinner Adventure transforms into the Halloween Spooktacular!

Calico Ghost Haunt at Calico Ghost Town

October 19-21 and 26-28: Head to Calico Ghost Town, an old West mining town founded in 1881, for trick-or-treating, costume contests, pumpkin carving, family circus, stage shows, carnival booths, haunted attractions, wildlife animal shows, and more.

Movie Under The Guns Presents Hocus Pocus in San Pedro

October 26: Battleship IOWA’s special free Halloween event will feature trick or treating and a Movie Under The Guns screening of the comedy Hocus Pocus.

LA Fall Fair in South El Monte

October 26 – November 4: Join 50,000+ families for unlimited carnival rides including a brand new bobsled roller coaster, games, live music (on weekends), arts and crafts, an international food court, and more.

Halloween Family Night

October 26: A unique opportunity to explore the Aquarium, make a craft, learn about animal blood types, investigate touch pool animals, and venture into our famous Biofact Boneyard.

43nd Street in Cerritos

October 12-28: Based on the novel and the 1933 movie, this tale is about a starry-eyed dancer named Peggy Sawyer, who heads to New York City to audition for the Broadway musical Pretty Lady.

Haunted Train Ride at Tom’s Farms

September 29th & 30th and every Friday – Sunday during October: Bring your whole family for a night of frightening fun, food, and games!

Halloween Trainspookular Night Ride in Torrance

October 26-27: Join Southern California Live Steamers for the annual Halloween Trainspookular Night Ride.

Halloween Costume Contest and Dance Party in Redondo Beach

October 26: Join the The Redondo Pier Association for the inaugural Halloween Costume Contest and Dance Party on The Pier.

The Haunted Jail in Lakewood

October 26: The Lakewood Sheriff’s station will be transformed into The Haunted Jail for one night.

KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the California Science Center

March 24 – January 6, 2019: A new chapter of ancient Egyptian history will be unearthed to the world with the debut of KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, an exclusive exhibition celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of his tomb.

Shrek the Musical in Thousand Oaks

October 19-28: Witness the musical based on the animated film!

42nd Street in Cerritos

October 12-28: This Tony-winning tale is about a starry-eyed dancer named Peggy Sawyer, from Allentown, Pennsylvania, who heads to New York City to audition for the Broadway musical Pretty Lady.

Fun Foodie Friday at Southern California Children’s Museum

Fridays: Kids (2+) make edible art using fruits and other foods donated by Trader Joe’s. Create a tasty masterpiece that looks and tastes good.

Jacob Jonas The Company at The Wallis

October 24-27: After a sold-out run in The Wallis’ 16/17 Season, Jacob Jonas The Company returns as the 18/19 Season Company-in-Residence.

FUN-tastic Family Nights in Lakewood

September 28, October 26, March 1-29, April 26 and June 7: Every day is a wonderful day to spend with your family! Come to The Centre in Lakewood and join your neighbors and friends at FUN-Tastic Family Nights.

Adventure City’s Boo-tastic Halloween Party

October 19 and 26: Adventure City is hosting a family-friendly Halloween Bash for two Friday nights only!

Kids’ Night Out: Outer Space

October 26: Kids (4-13), this quarterly event is all about you! Stop by and enjoy a break from your parents. Outer space-themed activities will include games, crafts, dinner, popcorn, and a movie.

Reflections of the Face of Lincoln in Redlands

Through December 29: Audiences of all ages can delight in a little theme park-style magic at the Shrine with Reflections of the Face of Lincoln, an immersive presentation featuring special effects, multi-media elements, and spectacular animatronics in a moving portrait of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era.

HalGLOWeen at San Diego Zoo

October 26-28: The San Diego Zoo will light up with special activities and seasonal fun for the whole family during HalGLOWeen, the Zoo’s annual Halloween celebration.

Hallowe’en Spooktacular at Bob Baker Marionette Theater

September 22 – November 4: A delightful, family-friendly, hour long musical revue, set to haunting and jazzy holiday-themed tunes celebrating nearly every decade. Simply spooktacular! Costumes are encouraged.

Prarents Night Out and Halloween Costume Party at Lil’ Chef in Irvine

October 26: An opportunity for the parents to go out, while your child has a fun-filled, Haloween-themed, Friday evening with Lil’ Chef!

October at Pretend City

October 1-31: Kids can participate in a variety of activities depending on the special event. This month, bugs invade Pretend City…your child is invited to make bug, fall, and Halloween themed creations of all kinds throughout Pretend City!

Halloween Spooktacular at Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Select dates, October 5 – November 4: Bob Baker Marionette Theater presents a delightful, family-friendly, hour-long musical set to haunting and jazzy holiday-themed tunes.

Halloween Time at Disneyland

Through October 31: Eerie encounters and fiendish fun await guests at both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park as favorite experiences are transformed into dreadful delights.

Boney Island

Select dates, October 11-31: Tucked away in a small corner of Los Angeles is a magical place that comes to life every October for guests of all ages to enjoy.

Pumpkin Nights Festival in Pomona

October 12 – November 4: Nightly entertainment with fire breathers, dancers and pumpkin artists. Little pumpkinheads can explore eight different pumpkin-themed lands, go on a scavenger hunt, dig for treasure in Pumpkin Pirate Cove, watch Coco and more.

Dia de Los Muertos Celebration in Anaheim

October 13 28: This important cultural tradition has been celebrated for over 3000 years in Mexico, Central and South America and is a joyful celebration of life. Visitors can leave mementos of their loved ones and participate in a mask making workshop.

Spooky Halloween Cupcake Decorating in LA

October 26: Join the Grove LA for a frightfully-fun event where girls will decorate their very own Halloween-themed cupcakes with tasty icing and sprinkles! Attendees can also make a “boo box” craft and take home a special edition of American Girl Magazine.

Haunted Maze at the YMCA in Long Beach

October 25-31: Stop by this Halloween season and enjoy the YMCA Haunted Maze. Test your survival skills through a maze of post-apocalyptic thrill for all ages. Will you survive or become get left behind?

Magical Lantern Art Festival at LA County Arboretum

October 26-January 6: A fantasy of light transforms the Arboretum into an evening wonderland. Magnificent lantern art depicting exotic animals, shimmering flowers, whimsical pandas, soaring dragons and more!

Illumination Film Festival

October 26-November 1: Join Harkins Theatres for the Illumination Film Festival and watch your favorite characters from Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets, The Lorax and Sing on the big screen once again.

Sea Scare 2018 in San Pedro

October 27: Sea Scare is washing ashore with lots of thrills and chills. This event brings back all your favorite attractions like Trick-or-Treat Trail, Seaside Boardwalk, the Sea Scare Party Zone, and Skull Alley.

Spooky Science at Discovery Cube OC & LA

October 6-31: Calling all ghouls and goblins! Spend this Halloween season dressed up and ready to explore at Discovery Cube’s Spooky Science exhibit!

Jack O’Lantern Jamboree in Garden Grove

October 27: Train rides, bounce houses, crafts, animal balloons, airbrushed tattoos, a magic show, pumpkin patch, and more!

Pan for Gold at the Autry

Weekends and second Tuesdays: Eureka! Learn how to pan for gold, just like the 49ers did during the California gold rush, at an outdoor re-creation of a miner’s panning station.

Historical Cemetery Tour in Long Beach

October 28: The Long Beach Historical Society hosts this tour of the Municipal and Sunnyside Cemeteries, with characters at various graves telling the histories of their occupants.

Pumpkin Festival in Pasadena

October 27-28: This family-friendly event includes fun for all ages in Brookside Park, directly in front of Kidspace Childrens Museum. Enjoy free performances, crafts, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, pony rides, exciting bouncers, food and carnival games.

Halloween Carnival in Signal Hill

October 27: This annual event makes for a perfect family activity and includes fun contests, crafts, food, games, train rides, and of course, candy!

Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum

September 16 – November 25: Have a one-of-a-kind experience in the only Spider Pavilion in the U.S. Get a glimpse of the private lives of spiders in the open-air pavilion that is designed as a safe space to get up close to these amazing arachnids.

Pumpkin Patch at Irvine Park Railroad

September 15 – October 31: Pick the perfect pumpkin, go on a train or hay ride, race on tractors, play a carnival game, decorate cookies, or the ponies, jump around in a bounce house, wander through the hay maze or the haunted house, get your face painted, pan for gold, and more.

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular

September 22 – October 28: Enjoy silly spooky shows, delightful Halloween dance parties and trick-or-treating in a safe, family-friendly environment.

Boo at the Los Angeles Zoo

Weekends in October: The Los Angeles Zoo offers families and Halloween lovers a range of seasonal activities and learning opportunities at Boo at the L.A. Zoo.

Kids’ Free Month at San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park

October 1-31: Throughout the month of October, children 11 years old and younger receive free admission.

PumpkinLiners in Fillmore

Weekends, October 13 – 28: Witches, ghouls and goblins come out to haunt at the Fillmore & Western Railway’s pumpkin patch.

Scarium of the Pacific at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

October 27-28: Discover the creatures lurking in the depths at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s nineteenth annual Scarium of the Pacifica spooktacular, educational Halloween event for the whole family.

Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Fridays – Sundays, September 15 – October 28: Halloween-themed “Fright Fest” runs with low-scare areas for younger kids.

Brick or Treat at Legoland

September 29 and October 6, 13, 20, and 27: Brick-or-Treat Party Nights at Legoland California Resort is back with more Halloween excitement.

Halloween Carnival at Los Alamitos Race Course

October 27: Los Alamitos Race Course will host its annual Halloween Carnival with proceeds benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Cypress.

Apple Season in Oak Glen

Through late November: Working apple orchards in Oak Glen, a mountain town halfway between Riverside and Palm Springs, open their doors to the public. Some offer U-pick apples.

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch in Irvine

September 22 – October 31: Pick your own pumpkin right off the vine, take a wagon ride around the 30-acre farm, and visit the corn maze and petting zoo.

Pumpkinpalooza at ZOOMARS

September 15 – October 31: Pick pumpkins, pet Zoomar’s collection of animals, ride ponies, pan for gemstones and more.

Knott’s Scary Farm in Buena Park

September 20 – October 31: Scary Farm (13+) features 14 haunted attractions and over a thousand costumed monsters roaming the park.

The Nightmare Before Christmas 4D in Hollywood

October 22-31: The beloved stop-motion animated film tells the story of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, who stumbles across neighboring Christmas Town and sets out to fill Santa’s big shoes. Watch in spine-tingling 4-D.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Halloween Zoo-tacular! at OC Zoo

October 27: Join the OC Zoo for Halloween fun. Activities for kids (12 and under) include trick-or-treating, spooky kids crafts, a scavenger hunt, and fun games. See the zoo animals receive treat-filled pumpkins throughout the day.

Harvest Festival and Corn Maze in Mission Hills

September 29 – October 31: Enjoy the Harvest Fest and 4 acres of Super Farmer Corn Maze.

Night of the Living Dead in Fullerton

October 5-28: A group of panicked survivors are barricaded in a deserted farmhouse while a horde of flesh-eating zombies hovers outside their door.

Oktoberfest in Anaheim

Weekends, September 21 – October 28: Gather friends and family to celebrate Oktoberfest with German food, dancing, kids’ activites and crafts.

Peltzer Farms Pumpkin Farm in Temecula

September 23-October 31: The farm features all fall activities including pumpkins, digging in the Peltzer Mine, pig races, train rides, pony rides and a petting farm.

Big Horse Feed and Mercantile Corn Maze

September 29 – October 28: Bring family and friends for old fashioned farm fun! Try your luck at SoCal’s largest corn maze. Enjoy the pumpkin patch and maze daily; on weekends, enjoy more activities!

Fall Harvest at Underwood Farms in Moorpark

September 29 – October 31: The 21st annual Fall Harvest Festival is chock full of family fun!Pick your own fruits and vegetables, ride around the farm in a wagon pulled by massive draft horses, see live performances and farm animals, and venture into a corn stalk maze!

Los Angeles Comic Con

October 26-28: The festival will be a treat for all comic, anime, gaming, scifi, fantasy and horor geeks.

Dia De Los Muertos at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

October 27: Dia de Los Muertos attire strongly encouragedcome dressed in your finest Calaca apparel. Enjoy music and dance performances, fine Mexican cuisine, 100+ altars, arts and crafts, skeleton costume contests and a children’s art project area.

Fall Festival Days at Golf N’ Stuff in Norwalk

October 6, 13, 20 and 27: Kids (14 and under) will enjoy free face painting, free balloon art, and a visit from King Putt!

Family Night at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays and Sundays: A family up to 5 can skate, including skate rental, for this special deal!

Pumpkin Carving and Costume Contest in Huntington Beach

October 27: Calling all ghouls, ghosts and goblins for a Halloween pumpkin carving and costume contest inside the spooky City Gym and Pool.

All About Pumpkins at Underwood Farm

October 27-28: Head down to Underwood Family Farms for pumpkin demonstrations and displays of pumpkins, squash and gourds, plus new and different ways to decorate them!

The Great Pumpkin Hunt South Coast Botanic Gardens

September 16 – November 30: Can you locate the bird houses inhabited by parrots, owls, blue birds and hawks to collect their clues and find the missing pumpkin patch?

Halloween Mourning Tours at Heritage Square

October 27-28: Learn all about death and mourning etiquette during the Victorian era, the movement of Spiritualism, and how other cultures celebrate and remember their loved ones.

Trunk or Treat in Los Alamitos

October 27: The Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department presents the annual Halloween Event Trunk-or-Treat featuring trunk-or-treating games, costume contests, spooky hayrides and more!

Boo at the Santa Ana Zoo

October 20-21 and 27-28: Boo at the Zoo is one of the safest places for young children to trick-or-treat for Halloween taking home goodies from 10 toys/treats stations.

Free Nature Tour at the Fullerton Arboretum

Second and Fourth Saturday: Meet a nature guide at the Nature Center for a wonderful free tour through the garden.

Family Fun Pancake Breakfast at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine

October 27: Join a bird walk before or after breakfast, browse the book sale and check out the education booths with crafts and activities for all ages.

Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

September 8-November 3: Celebrating 48 years of family fun, this annual weekend festival features authentic German entertainment, contests and children’s activities, including interactive performances, game booths, bounce house and face painting.

Festival de los Muertos at MOLAA

October 27: Da de los Muertos, a vibrant celebration of life and loved ones at the Museum of Latin American Art’s annual family festival in Long Beach! Learn more about this cultural tradition through art workshops, live performances, gallery tours, face painting, food and unique craft vendors.

A Frightfully “Fintastic” Fishy Fest Weekend

October 27-28: Get into the spirit of the season at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium with a “fintastic” Halloween and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration on October 27-28.

Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade

October 27: The Anaheim Fall Festival has been entertaining families for generations! Watch the Halloween parade and Halloween Pooch Pawrade, and kids (12 and under) can enter the Kiddie Costume Contest.

Halloween Fair at Golf N’ Stuff in Norwalk

October 27: Kids can pick up free: candy bags (while supplies last), enjoy face painting and balloon art, and take part in costume and carved pumpkin contests.

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in Culver City

October 5-30: Families enjoy a petting zoo, bounce house, pony rides, face painting, super slide, straw maze, pumpkin decorating, Capt. Billy Bones’ Jump & Fly, and a giant rocking horse (great photo op!).

Ghost Train 2018 at LA Live Steamers in Griffith Park

October 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 30 and 31: Join the annual Ghost Train fundraiser with a spooky-fun ride on their pint-sized steamers! 10 nights, 7-10 p.m.

Pageant of the Monsters in Laguna Beach

October 26, 27, 28 and 31: Just when you thought it was safe to go backstage the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters brings a monster of a good time back to Laguna Beach!

School House Rock Live in Rancho Cucamonga

October 6-27: What’s old is new again, as the pop culture phenomenon based on the 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series comes to life on stage!

BARK Therapy Dogs Read in Long Beach – Bach Library

Fourth Saturday: Kids increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. 11 a.m. Free.

BOO-Tanicum in Topanga

October 27: The unique outdoor theater garden Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga Canyon transforms into the haunted BOO-tanicum, with its unique and infamous haunted house.

Haunted Boot Hill in Irvine

October 12-13, 19-21, and 26-28: Boot Hill rises from the fog for it’s 19th year as Orange County’s most elaborate yard display.

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

September 29 – October 31: Recommended for ages 12+. Horrifying creatures lurk in Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, an Iconic Hollywood tradition that remains unparalleled and unmatched.

Halloween Crafts in San Pedro

Select dates, October 19-28: Join Crafted at The Port of LA for a variety of fun Halloween inspired crafts! Activities include making marbled pumpkins, Dia de Los Muertos painting instruction, and a Halloween potion making party.

Enchanted Country Pumpkins in Brea and San Dimas

October 3-31: Families enjoy pumpkin hunting, petting zoo, carnival games, bounce house, slide and obstacle course, and more.

Dia de los Muertos at Olvera Street

October 25 – November 2: Attend a Pre-Columbian Novenario procession and blessings nightly. Then, on November 1 and 2, enjoy beautifully decorated altars, art exhibits and entertainment.

Shoreline Village Halloween 2018

October 12-14, 18-21 and 25-31: Join them this October for a fun-filled Halloween season. This fall features YMCA Haunted Maze, the annual Zombie Walk, a Red Cross Blood Drive, and Trick or Treating.

Saturday Science at Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey

Every Saturday: Join the CMSC every week for Saturday Science! The CMSC offers fun and educational science activities and demonstrations

Halloween Happenings at Mt. SAC Planetarium

October 20-21: Spooky things are happening in the night sky! Embark on a journey to ghostly nebulas and scary supernovas in the planetarium!

Zombie Hunter Paintball Train in Fillmore

Select Days, September 29 – October 28:: Take a train ride through the battle grounds of the Zombie Apocalypse! You will be armed with a paintball gun loaded with Zombie flesh-eating toxic paintballs.

Ride the Pumpkin Patch Express at Orange Empire Railway Museum

October 13-28: Take a ride to adventure at the Pumpkin Patch! Visit the petting zoo, enjoy performances, go on a hayride, jump on a trolley, explore the hay maze, experience the scavenger hunt, go trick or treating, and much more!

Absolutely Halloween in Santa Monica

October 6-28: This heartwarming musical tale of the aptly named “Candy.”

Hollywood Horror Nights at Universal Studios

September 14 – November 3: The movie studio that invented the horror genre brings to life all-new immersive worlds of living, breathing icons from the most twisted imaginations in film and television.

Haunted High School in Cypress

October 20-21, 27-28 and 31: Dodge zombies as you take a tour through the classrooms and hallways of Haunted High.

Pa’s Pumpkin Patch in Long Beach

September 28 – October 31: A fun place for the enire family, you’ll find a large variety of pumpkins to choose from, plus haystacks, corn stalks and gourds. Enjoy the snack bar, pony ride, petting zoo, games and rides, all in a country fair atmosphere.

Johnson Brothers Pumpkin Patch in Irvine

October 1-31: Find thousands of pumpkins to choose from, and enjoy fun activities for the kids, including slides, bouncers and kiddie rides.

The Pumpkin Factory

September 22 – October 31: Come experience the wonder of four pumpkin patches with their fantastic rides, slides, ponies, petting zoos, games, food and more!

Pumpkin City in Orange County

September 30 – October 31: Pick out a pumpkin and enjoy rides, activities and game booths, a petting zoo, pony rides, puppet shows and photo opps.

Boo in the Zoo at the Teaching Zoo in Moorpark

October 27-28: Each child in costume receives a Zoo Bingo card upon entry. When all squares are filled they head to the kids fun zone and receive a bag o’ treats! Plus, animal shows, costume contest, a parade at 3 p.m., face painting, games, and not-so-spooky decorations throughout the zoo.

Dark Harbor at the Queen Mary in Long Beach

September 27 – November 2: Recommended for ages 12+. The Queen Mary promises the most intense season of SoCal’s most authentic haunted attraction, Dark Harbor.

Nominate Your Favorite for the Toy Hall of Fame

October 1-31: Is your favorite toy or game missing from the National Toy Hall of Fame? Nominate it now!

Halloween Fun with Family and Friends in Stanton

October 27: This Hallowwen event is open to ghosts and goblins of all ages and will feature games, DJ entertainment, costume contests, food booths and a howling good time for everyone.

Fancy Nancy the Musical in Anaheim

October 5-28: Fancy Nancy and her friends Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show, “Deep Sea Dances.”

Nighttime Horror Haunted Maze at Placentia Teen Center

October 27: Behind its forbidden doors an evil secret hides! Enter at your own risk, as the dead will be restless at night. An award awaits for those that survive. Costumes are encouraged.

Nightmare Before Christmas at the Hollywood Bowl

October 26-27: Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Tim Burton film “The Nightmare Before Christmas” by watching it on the big screen, with cast members, a live orchestra and choir performing the soundtrack.

Slightly Spooky Stories at Descanso Gardens

October 20-21 and 27-28: Descanso favorite Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns with a family-friendly retelling of your favorite Halloween stories. Enjoy a selection of stories that are funny, surprising, and slightly spooky.

Long Beach Shakespeare Radio Series

October 26-28: Enjoy LBSC’s anniversary presentation of Orson Welles’ classic radio show War of the Worlds, with live sound effects and music performed by the cast.

The Scream Zone at Del Mar Scaregrounds

September 29 – October 31: Daring kids (10+) can tour the Scream Zone’s House of Horrors, Karnevil and Haunted Hayride while parents hang out in the free lounge.

Dia de los Muertos Celebration at La Habra Library

October 27: Join the La Habra library for one of their favorite annual events. Enjoy crafts, Folklorico, Aztec dancing and more.

Celebrate Halloween with Vampirates at Pirate’s Dinner Adventure

October 5-31: Pirate’s Dinner Adventure transforms into the Halloween Spooktacular!

Calico Ghost Haunt at Calico Ghost Town

October 19-21 and 26-28: Head to Calico Ghost Town, an old West mining town founded in 1881, for trick-or-treating, costume contests, pumpkin carving, family circus, stage shows, carnival booths, haunted attractions, wildlife animal shows, and more.

Trunk or Treat at Crossroads Multinational Church of the Nazarene

October 27: Join a fun Halloween festival with safe “trunk-or-treat,” including themes such as superheros, princesses and Star Wars; photo opps and crafts; contest for best decorated trunk; and free popcorn and cotton candy.

LA Fall Fair in South El Monte

October 26 – November 4: Join 50,000+ families for unlimited carnival rides including a brand new bobsled roller coaster, games, live music (on weekends), arts and crafts, an international food court, and more.

The Wizard’s Spellbook in Costa Mesa

October 27: Hocus pocus, alakazam! Attend a spellbinding Halloween celebration that includes music from Fantasia and Harry Potter, as well as The Conductor’s Spellbook, an exciting and interactive new work by composer Paul Dooley that teaches about the instruments of the orchestra.

Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade

October 27: The 95th annual Fall Festival returns to Center Street with the kiddie costume contest, carnival games, ferris wheel, pumpkin patch, live music, Halloween Parade and more.

Halloween Spooktacular in Newport Beach

October 27: Join the city of Newport Beach for its annual Halloween Spooktacular featuring a trunk or treat, a haunted maze, games, bounce houses, food trucks, costume prizes, and more.

43nd Street in Cerritos

October 12-28: Based on the novel and the 1933 movie, this tale is about a starry-eyed dancer named Peggy Sawyer, who heads to New York City to audition for the Broadway musical Pretty Lady.

Trunk or Treat at Grace First Presbyterian Church

October 27: Join Grace First for a bigger and better Trunk or Treat. There will be games, trunk decorating, contests, food, and more.

All Hallows’ Eve Celebration

October 27: Come dressed up in your favorite medieval or Renaissance costume and celebrate All Hallows’ Eve in a castle!

Haunted Train Ride at Tom’s Farms

September 29th & 30th and every Friday – Sunday during October: Bring your whole family for a night of frightening fun, food, and games!

Halloween Trainspookular Night Ride in Torrance

October 26-27: Join Southern California Live Steamers for the annual Halloween Trainspookular Night Ride.

Trunk or Treat in Lakewood

October 27: Join the Lakewood YMCA for a Halloween Trunk or Treat including activities such as a costume parade, trunk design, spooky maze, face painting, crafts, games, dancing, and more.

Howl-oween Festival in Long Beach

October 27: Join the El Dorado Nature Center for creepy crawlers and haunted hoots, as you trick or treat your way along the trails!

Pumpkin Party in Calabasas

October 27: In the spirit of Halloween, the Leonis Adobe Museum is holding a Pumpkin Party, featuring Halloween family fun and crafts.

Harvest Festival at Hope Community Church

October 27: Join Hope Community Church for their Annual Harvest Festival including activities, crafts, face painting, prizes, food, giveaways, loads of candy, and more.

KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the California Science Center

March 24 – January 6, 2019: A new chapter of ancient Egyptian history will be unearthed to the world with the debut of KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, an exclusive exhibition celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of his tomb.

Greene and Greene Neighborhood Walking Tour in Pasadena

Saturdays, April 28 – December 8: Enjoy a guided walking tour around the historic Arroyo Terrace neighborhood, home to nine Greene & Greene homes as well as other notable architects.

Free Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning Stores

Saturdays: Kids (3+) make fun seasonal crafts.

Shrek the Musical in Thousand Oaks

October 19-28: Witness the musical based on the animated film!

42nd Street in Cerritos

October 12-28: This Tony-winning tale is about a starry-eyed dancer named Peggy Sawyer, from Allentown, Pennsylvania, who heads to New York City to audition for the Broadway musical Pretty Lady.

Saturday Sing-a-long at Southern California Children’s Museum

Saturdays: 100% interactive music time! Children learn rhymes of all kinds, sing silly songs, and are encouraged to wiggle and move.

Barktoberfest in Costa Mesa

October 27: A canine costume contest, vendor area, and animal adoptions will be a part of the howling good time!

Jacob Jonas The Company at The Wallis

October 24-27: After a sold-out run in The Wallis’ 16/17 Season, Jacob Jonas The Company returns as the 18/19 Season Company-in-Residence.

Knott’s Spooky Farm

September 29-October 28 and October 31: Families with younger kids (3-11): can join in on the ghoulish fun by participating in safe, interactive adventures throughout the park with shows, activities and of course,trick or treating.

Girls Self Esteem Conference

October 27: Girls and their parents are invited to attend the 12th annual Girls Self-Esteem Conference.

Howl-oween Festival in Long Beach

October 27: Trick-or-treat along the trails at El Dorado Nature Center, and visit the animal education village and Ooh-possum Patch. Have fun with storytelling, face painting, and crafts.

Reflections of the Face of Lincoln in Redlands

Through December 29: Audiences of all ages can delight in a little theme park-style magic at the Shrine with Reflections of the Face of Lincoln, an immersive presentation featuring special effects, multi-media elements, and spectacular animatronics in a moving portrait of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era.

PlayClub Activities in Buena Park

Saturdays: Families can enjoy this free activities program, PlayClub! Each PlayClub event will be a different fun activity that families can enjoy with their kids!

HalGLOWeen at San Diego Zoo

October 26-28: The San Diego Zoo will light up with special activities and seasonal fun for the whole family during HalGLOWeen, the Zoo’s annual Halloween celebration.

Howl-oween Festival at El Dorado Nature Center

Saturday, October 27: Join the boo-tiful El Dorado Nature Center for a hare-raising good time as you trick-or-treat your way along the trails.

Haunted Contest at Laguna Niguel Skate Park

October 27: Laguna Niguel Skate Park wants to celebrate Halloween by bringing back the Haunted Contest!

Hallowe’en Spooktacular at Bob Baker Marionette Theater

September 22 – November 4: A delightful, family-friendly, hour long musical revue, set to haunting and jazzy holiday-themed tunes celebrating nearly every decade. Simply spooktacular! Costumes are encouraged.

October at Pretend City

October 1-31: Kids can participate in a variety of activities depending on the special event. This month, bugs invade Pretend City…your child is invited to make bug, fall, and Halloween themed creations of all kinds throughout Pretend City!

Healthy Halloween Festival in Long Beach

October 27: Dress up and join Healthy Kids and Baby Expo for their 4th Annual Healthy Halloween Festival on Farm Lot 59! No tricks, only healthy treats and fun for the whole family. There will be farm lot tours, dum circle, kids yoga and more!

Halloween Spooktacular at Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Select dates, October 5 – November 4: Bob Baker Marionette Theater presents a delightful, family-friendly, hour-long musical set to haunting and jazzy holiday-themed tunes.

Halloween Time at Disneyland

Through October 31: Eerie encounters and fiendish fun await guests at both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park as favorite experiences are transformed into dreadful delights.

Annual Model Train Show at South Coast Botanic Garden

October 27-28: The finest modular trail layouts will be represented at this annual model train show, with tracks set up indoors and in select display gardens. Plus, how-to clinics.

Boney Island

Select dates, October 11-31: Tucked away in a small corner of Los Angeles is a magical place that comes to life every October for guests of all ages to enjoy.

Pumpkins in the Pines in Skyforest

Select dates, October 20-28: The time has come to bust out the sweaters and prepare your taste buds for pumpkin spice and everything nice. This isn’t your average Pumpkin Patch, it’s a family friendly fall festival with seasonal activities you won’t find anywhere else!

Pumpkin Nights Festival in Pomona

October 12 – November 4: Nightly entertainment with fire breathers, dancers and pumpkin artists. Little pumpkinheads can explore eight different pumpkin-themed lands, go on a scavenger hunt, dig for treasure in Pumpkin Pirate Cove, watch Coco and more.

Dia de Los Muertos Celebration in Anaheim

October 13 28: This important cultural tradition has been celebrated for over 3000 years in Mexico, Central and South America and is a joyful celebration of life. Visitors can leave mementos of their loved ones and participate in a mask making workshop.

Pugtacular Spooktacular in Torrance

October 27: Join this annual Halloween festival benefiting Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles. Doggie costume contest, food, vendors, adoptions and more!

Boo-nion Station Halloween Haunt in LA

October 27-28: Union Station, LA’s historic downtown landmark, will become a party palace for ghosts and goblins at the first-ever Boo-nion Station, a free two-day, family-friendly Halloween Hoopla.

Haunted Maze at the YMCA in Long Beach

October 25-31: Stop by this Halloween season and enjoy the YMCA Haunted Maze. Test your survival skills through a maze of post-apocalyptic thrill for all ages. Will you survive or become get left behind?

Homeland Pumpkin Carving in Long Beach

October 27: Join the Homeland Cultural Center for this fun pumpkin carving event! Free pumpkins while supplies last.

Magical Lantern Art Festival at LA County Arboretum

October 26-January 6: A fantasy of light transforms the Arboretum into an evening wonderland. Magnificent lantern art depicting exotic animals, shimmering flowers, whimsical pandas, soaring dragons and more!

Prep Kitchen Kid’s Cooking Classes

Select dates, October 21-December 2: Join a parents and kids cooking class with Prep Kitchen Essentials! Pre-registration required.

Fall for All Party in Costa Mesa

October 27: Don’t miss fun-filled activities in the afternoon and an outdoor salsa dance party for the whole family in the evening. Enjoy free family fun including a salsa dance party, a performance by Ballet Folkorico Las Estrellas, Native American storytelling, line dancing lessons, Trunk or Treat, coloring, an inflatable maze and more!

Autumn Fest Concert in Los Alamitos

October 27: Join Musique Sur La Mer for a free spooktacular good time starring the Honors Youth Orchestra- La Petite Musique! There will be local vendors and bake sale in the courtyard followed by a concert including highlights from Harry Potter, Coco, Edward Scissorhands, and other creepy classics.

Kids Peaceful Painting Worshop at Sherman Library and Gardens

October 27: Kids (8-14) join local artist Stacey Fetterman as she weaves together mindfulness and art from the heart through breath work, visualization and play, on and off the canvas.

Coco at Street Food Cinema in Pasadena

October 27: Come watch Coco at this unique outdoor theater! Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

Illumination Film Festival

October 26-November 1: Join Harkins Theatres for the Illumination Film Festival and watch your favorite characters from Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets, The Lorax and Sing on the big screen once again.

Spooky Science at Discovery Cube OC & LA

October 6-31: Calling all ghouls and goblins! Spend this Halloween season dressed up and ready to explore at Discovery Cube’s Spooky Science exhibit!

Pan for Gold at the Autry

Weekends and second Tuesdays: Eureka! Learn how to pan for gold, just like the 49ers did during the California gold rush, at an outdoor re-creation of a miner’s panning station.

Pumpkin Festival in Pasadena

October 27-28: This family-friendly event includes fun for all ages in Brookside Park, directly in front of Kidspace Childrens Museum. Enjoy free performances, crafts, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, pony rides, exciting bouncers, food and carnival games.

Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum

September 16 – November 25: Have a one-of-a-kind experience in the only Spider Pavilion in the U.S. Get a glimpse of the private lives of spiders in the open-air pavilion that is designed as a safe space to get up close to these amazing arachnids.

Pumpkin Patch at Irvine Park Railroad

September 15 – October 31: Pick the perfect pumpkin, go on a train or hay ride, race on tractors, play a carnival game, decorate cookies, or the ponies, jump around in a bounce house, wander through the hay maze or the haunted house, get your face painted, pan for gold, and more.

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular

September 22 – October 28: Enjoy silly spooky shows, delightful Halloween dance parties and trick-or-treating in a safe, family-friendly environment.

Boo at the Los Angeles Zoo

Weekends in October: The Los Angeles Zoo offers families and Halloween lovers a range of seasonal activities and learning opportunities at Boo at the L.A. Zoo.

Kids’ Free Month at San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park

October 1-31: Throughout the month of October, children 11 years old and younger receive free admission.

PumpkinLiners in Fillmore

Weekends, October 13 – 28: Witches, ghouls and goblins come out to haunt at the Fillmore & Western Railway’s pumpkin patch.

Scarium of the Pacific at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach

October 27-28: Discover the creatures lurking in the depths at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s nineteenth annual Scarium of the Pacifica spooktacular, educational Halloween event for the whole family.

Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain

Fridays – Sundays, September 15 – October 28: Halloween-themed “Fright Fest” runs with low-scare areas for younger kids.

Halloween Parade and Costume Contest for Kids and Pets in Long Beach

October 28: 18th annual Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade with vendors, pet adoption fair & kids/adults costume contest.

Apple Season in Oak Glen

Through late November: Working apple orchards in Oak Glen, a mountain town halfway between Riverside and Palm Springs, open their doors to the public. Some offer U-pick apples.

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch in Irvine

September 22 – October 31: Pick your own pumpkin right off the vine, take a wagon ride around the 30-acre farm, and visit the corn maze and petting zoo.

Pumpkinpalooza at ZOOMARS

September 15 – October 31: Pick pumpkins, pet Zoomar’s collection of animals, ride ponies, pan for gemstones and more.

Knott’s Scary Farm in Buena Park

September 20 – October 31: Scary Farm (13+) features 14 haunted attractions and over a thousand costumed monsters roaming the park.

The Nightmare Before Christmas 4D in Hollywood

October 22-31: The beloved stop-motion animated film tells the story of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, who stumbles across neighboring Christmas Town and sets out to fill Santa’s big shoes. Watch in spine-tingling 4-D.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Oktoberfest, Kinderfest and Dachshund Races in Huntington Beach

Sundays, September 9 – October 28: An annual event that lets families enjoy Oktoberfest, featuring wiener dog (dachshunds) races, plus carnival games, live German music, bouncy houses street vendors, performers and family fun.

Harvest Festival and Corn Maze in Mission Hills

September 29 – October 31: Enjoy the Harvest Fest and 4 acres of Super Farmer Corn Maze.

Panning for Gold, Adobe Brick Making and Arrowhead Necklace Craft at the Mission

Saturday and Sunday: Try your luck at finding the gold in the custom-designed Mission trough. They’ll supply the pan and the “gold;” kids roll up their sleeves and pan their way to riches.

Night of the Living Dead in Fullerton

October 5-28: A group of panicked survivors are barricaded in a deserted farmhouse while a horde of flesh-eating zombies hovers outside their door.

Oktoberfest in Anaheim

Weekends, September 21 – October 28: Gather friends and family to celebrate Oktoberfest with German food, dancing, kids’ activites and crafts.

Peltzer Farms Pumpkin Farm in Temecula

September 23-October 31: The farm features all fall activities including pumpkins, digging in the Peltzer Mine, pig races, train rides, pony rides and a petting farm.

Big Horse Feed Corn Maze and Harvest Festival in Temecula

September 29 – October 28: Bring family and friends for old fashioned farm fun! Try your luck at SoCal’s largest corn maze. Enjoy the pumpkin patch and maze daily; on weekends, enjoy more activities!

Fall Harvest at Underwood Farms in Moorpark

September 29 – October 31: The 21st annual Fall Harvest Festival is chock full of family fun!Pick your own fruits and vegetables, ride around the farm in a wagon pulled by massive draft horses, see live performances and farm animals, and venture into a corn stalk maze!

Los Angeles Comic Con

October 26-28: The festival will be a treat for all comic, anime, gaming, scifi, fantasy and horor geeks.

Family Night at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays and Sundays: A family up to 5 can skate, including skate rental, for this special deal!

Weiner Dog Races at Old World

April 8 – December 9: Monthly, watch short-legged but swift Dachshunds race, like nothing you’ve seen before!

All About Pumpkins at Underwood Farm

October 27-28: Head down to Underwood Family Farms for pumpkin demonstrations and displays of pumpkins, squash and gourds, plus new and different ways to decorate them!

The Great Pumpkin Hunt South Coast Botanic Gardens

September 16 – November 30: Can you locate the bird houses inhabited by parrots, owls, blue birds and hawks to collect their clues and find the missing pumpkin patch?

Halloween Mourning Tours at Heritage Square

October 27-28: Learn all about death and mourning etiquette during the Victorian era, the movement of Spiritualism, and how other cultures celebrate and remember their loved ones.

Boo at the Santa Ana Zoo

October 20-21 and 27-28: Boo at the Zoo is one of the safest places for young children to trick-or-treat for Halloween taking home goodies from 10 toys/treats stations.

Sewing Sundays at Fashion Camp OC

Sundays: Kids (8+) can spend the day at Fashion Camp learning to sew! Campers will complete a project of their choice in one day – perfect for the beginner or returning student!

Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

September 8-November 3: Celebrating 48 years of family fun, this annual weekend festival features authentic German entertainment, contests and children’s activities, including interactive performances, game booths, bounce house and face painting.

Dia de los Muertos at Grand Park LA

October 28 – November 4: Grand Park celebrates the traditions of Da de los Muertos with multiple ways to experience and learn about the holiday.

A Frightfully “Fintastic” Fishy Fest Weekend

October 27-28: Get into the spirit of the season at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium with a “fintastic” Halloween and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration on October 27-28.

Fallbrook Harvest Fall Faire

October 28: The faire features crafts, food and treats, petting zoo, pony rides, pumpkin contests, costume contest and parade, scarecrows, and live music.

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in Culver City

October 5-30: Families enjoy a petting zoo, bounce house, pony rides, face painting, super slide, straw maze, pumpkin decorating, Capt. Billy Bones’ Jump & Fly, and a giant rocking horse (great photo op!).

Dia de los Muertos in Oceanside

October 28: Celebrate departed loved ones with live music, a car show, live entertainment, chalk cemetery, arts and crafts and more.

Celebrate Halloween with a Dance Party at the Aquarium

October 28: Celebrate Halloween with a DJ dance party for kids under 18 and their families
The Aquarium will transform into a dance club for kids and their parents to celebrate Halloween with Haunted Atlantis, presented in partnership with Kids Dance Society.

Ghost Train 2018 at LA Live Steamers in Griffith Park

October 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 30 and 31: Join the annual Ghost Train fundraiser with a spooky-fun ride on their pint-sized steamers! 10 nights, 7-10 p.m.

Pageant of the Monsters in Laguna Beach

October 26, 27, 28 and 31: Just when you thought it was safe to go backstage the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters brings a monster of a good time back to Laguna Beach!

Dia de los Muertos in San Pedro

October 28: Celebrate the Day of the Dead with art, culture, delicious cuisine and live entertainment.

Sorrowful Soirée at the Homestead Museum

October 28: Celebrate life as you learn about death at the Homestead’s very first Sorrowful Soire.

Learn to Make Spooky Treats at Lil’ Chef School

October 28: Lil’ chefs (5+) learn to make pizza dough and then make their very own individual Mummy Pizzs, followed by Spooky Treats.

Community Day at Back Bay Science

Sundays: Tour the facility, including the loop trail and marine life.

Dia de los Muertos Art Festival in Downey

October 28: The Downey Theatre hosts the annual Dia de los Muertos Art Festival, indoor/outdoor vendors, decorate Calaveras, Papel Picado demos, alter contest, art exhibition, live music, ballet folklorico, Aztec dancers, food trucks and more.

Halloween Kids Run in Dana Point

October 28: Kids can join the Super Hero 1/2 mile Kids Run while grown-ups run the Terrifying 10-miler, Spooky 5K or 10K along the Salt Creek Beach Park.

Haunted Boot Hill in Irvine

October 12-13, 19-21, and 26-28: Boot Hill rises from the fog for it’s 19th year as Orange County’s most elaborate yard display.

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

September 29 – October 31: Recommended for ages 12+. Horrifying creatures lurk in Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, an Iconic Hollywood tradition that remains unparalleled and unmatched.

Andell Family Sundays—3D: Come See It!

Sundays, October 7, 14, 21 and 28: Make, look, and talk about art at Andell Family Sundays! Drop in anytime between 12:30 and 3:30 pm.

Halloween Crafts in San Pedro

Select dates, October 19-28: Join Crafted at The Port of LA for a variety of fun Halloween inspired crafts! Activities include making marbled pumpkins, Dia de Los Muertos painting instruction, and a Halloween potion making party.

Trick or Treat Festival at OC Marketplace

October 28: The 21st annual Trick or Treat Festival is back! Come in costume and enjoy puppet shows, musical performances, trick-or-treating and lots more

Enchanted Country Pumpkins in Brea and San Dimas

October 3-31: Families enjoy pumpkin hunting, petting zoo, carnival games, bounce house, slide and obstacle course, and more.

Dia de los Muertos at Olvera Street

October 25 – November 2: Attend a Pre-Columbian Novenario procession and blessings nightly. Then, on November 1 and 2, enjoy beautifully decorated altars, art exhibits and entertainment.

Shoreline Village Halloween 2018

October 12-14, 18-21 and 25-31: Join them this October for a fun-filled Halloween season. This fall features YMCA Haunted Maze, the annual Zombie Walk, a Red Cross Blood Drive, and Trick or Treating.

Gentle Barn Open to the Public in Santa Clarita

Sundays: Make the drive to Gentle Barn for a presentation and tour. See how the barn was started and what a regular day is for them. Then head off for a tour and meet some animals that were saved.

Tree Lighting Ceremony in Artesia

November 28: Join the community of Artesia for a tree lighting ceremony with lots of holiday fun. Wednesday, 5:30-8 p.m. Free. Artesia Park.

Wiener Dog Races at Old World

Weekly through October 28: Come witness these short legged but swift wieners racing to the finish line at the most adorable competition right in Old World Huntington Beach.

Myth and Lore of Wolves at the Fullerton Arboretum

October 28: Wolves are woven within the stories of many cultures across the globe. Learn of legendary lupines such as Fenrir, Asena, Sirius, and even creatures such as Skinwalkers and Werewolves.

Zombie Hunter Paintball Train in Fillmore

Select Days, September 29 – October 28:: Take a train ride through the battle grounds of the Zombie Apocalypse! You will be armed with a paintball gun loaded with Zombie flesh-eating toxic paintballs.

Ride the Pumpkin Patch Express at Orange Empire Railway Museum

October 13-28: Take a ride to adventure at the Pumpkin Patch! Visit the petting zoo, enjoy performances, go on a hayride, jump on a trolley, explore the hay maze, experience the scavenger hunt, go trick or treating, and much more!

Absolutely Halloween in Santa Monica

October 6-28: This heartwarming musical tale of the aptly named “Candy.”

Hollywood Horror Nights at Universal Studios

September 14 – November 3: The movie studio that invented the horror genre brings to life all-new immersive worlds of living, breathing icons from the most twisted imaginations in film and television.

Haunted High School in Cypress

October 20-21, 27-28 and 31: Dodge zombies as you take a tour through the classrooms and hallways of Haunted High.

Pa’s Pumpkin Patch in Long Beach

September 28 – October 31: A fun place for the enire family, you’ll find a large variety of pumpkins to choose from, plus haystacks, corn stalks and gourds. Enjoy the snack bar, pony ride, petting zoo, games and rides, all in a country fair atmosphere.

Johnson Brothers Pumpkin Patch in Irvine

October 1-31: Find thousands of pumpkins to choose from, and enjoy fun activities for the kids, including slides, bouncers and kiddie rides.

The Pumpkin Factory

September 22 – October 31: Come experience the wonder of four pumpkin patches with their fantastic rides, slides, ponies, petting zoos, games, food and more!

Pumpkin City in Orange County

September 30 – October 31: Pick out a pumpkin and enjoy rides, activities and game booths, a petting zoo, pony rides, puppet shows and photo opps.

Boo in the Zoo at the Teaching Zoo in Moorpark

October 27-28: Each child in costume receives a Zoo Bingo card upon entry. When all squares are filled they head to the kids fun zone and receive a bag o’ treats! Plus, animal shows, costume contest, a parade at 3 p.m., face painting, games, and not-so-spooky decorations throughout the zoo.

Dark Harbor at the Queen Mary in Long Beach

September 27 – November 2: Recommended for ages 12+. The Queen Mary promises the most intense season of SoCal’s most authentic haunted attraction, Dark Harbor.

Nominate Your Favorite for the Toy Hall of Fame

October 1-31: Is your favorite toy or game missing from the National Toy Hall of Fame? Nominate it now!

Fancy Nancy the Musical in Anaheim

October 5-28: Fancy Nancy and her friends Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show, “Deep Sea Dances.”

Free Family Concerts in LA County

Through October: Family-friendly concerts will be held in parks, outdoor amphitheatres, community centers, libraries and museums throughout LA County featuring a variety of artists.

Slightly Spooky Stories at Descanso Gardens

October 20-21 and 27-28: Descanso favorite Ensemble Shakespeare Theater returns with a family-friendly retelling of your favorite Halloween stories. Enjoy a selection of stories that are funny, surprising, and slightly spooky.

Long Beach Shakespeare Radio Series

October 26-28: Enjoy LBSC’s anniversary presentation of Orson Welles’ classic radio show War of the Worlds, with live sound effects and music performed by the cast.

The Scream Zone at Del Mar Scaregrounds

September 29 – October 31: Daring kids (10+) can tour the Scream Zone’s House of Horrors, Karnevil and Haunted Hayride while parents hang out in the free lounge.

Celebrate Halloween with Vampirates at Pirate’s Dinner Adventure

October 5-31: Pirate’s Dinner Adventure transforms into the Halloween Spooktacular!

Calico Ghost Haunt at Calico Ghost Town

October 19-21 and 26-28: Head to Calico Ghost Town, an old West mining town founded in 1881, for trick-or-treating, costume contests, pumpkin carving, family circus, stage shows, carnival booths, haunted attractions, wildlife animal shows, and more.

LA Fall Fair in South El Monte

October 26 – November 4: Join 50,000+ families for unlimited carnival rides including a brand new bobsled roller coaster, games, live music (on weekends), arts and crafts, an international food court, and more.

42nd Street in Cerritos

October 12-28: Based on the novel and the 1933 movie, this tale is about a starry-eyed dancer named Peggy Sawyer, who heads to New York City to audition for the Broadway musical Pretty Lady.

Haunted Train Ride at Tom’s Farms

September 29th & 30th and every Friday – Sunday during October: Bring your whole family for a night of frightening fun, food, and games!

Kids Spooky Treats Cooking Class in Seal Beach

October 28: Kids ages 5 and up are going to cook up some spooky goblin treats!

KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the California Science Center

March 24 – January 6, 2019: A new chapter of ancient Egyptian history will be unearthed to the world with the debut of KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, an exclusive exhibition celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of his tomb.

Shrek the Musical in Thousand Oaks

October 19-28: Witness the musical based on the animated film!

42nd Street in Cerritos

October 12-28: This Tony-winning tale is about a starry-eyed dancer named Peggy Sawyer, from Allentown, Pennsylvania, who heads to New York City to audition for the Broadway musical Pretty Lady.

Knott’s Spooky Farm

September 29-October 28 and October 31: Families with younger kids (3-11): can join in on the ghoulish fun by participating in safe, interactive adventures throughout the park with shows, activities and of course,trick or treating.

Healthy Kids Running Series Fall Program in Laguna Niguel

September 30 – October 28: The Healthy Kids Running Series is a five-week running program for kids (2-14). All participants receive a medal and gift bag for their achievements!

Reflections of the Face of Lincoln in Redlands

Through December 29: Audiences of all ages can delight in a little theme park-style magic at the Shrine with Reflections of the Face of Lincoln, an immersive presentation featuring special effects, multi-media elements, and spectacular animatronics in a moving portrait of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era.

HalGLOWeen at San Diego Zoo

October 26-28: The San Diego Zoo will light up with special activities and seasonal fun for the whole family during HalGLOWeen, the Zoo’s annual Halloween celebration.

School Ghoul Run in Los Alamitos

October 28: You and your kids can sign up for this year’s School Ghoul Run! This community event features the 5K, new 1 Miler, and Combo 5K + 1 Miler, as well as a pancake breakfast, Ghoul Zone, and awards and prizes.

Day of the Dead Celebration at the Children’s Museum at La Habra

October 28: Enjoy the festivities while making decorated sugar skulls and whimsical Calavera masks, as well as traditional face painting.

Trunk or Treat in El Segundo

October 28: Safe, family fun at the Automobile Driving Museum. Folklorico dancers, costume contest, food trucks, hearse cars, games and more!

Hallowe’en Spooktacular at Bob Baker Marionette Theater

September 22 – November 4: A delightful, family-friendly, hour long musical revue, set to haunting and jazzy holiday-themed tunes celebrating nearly every decade. Simply spooktacular! Costumes are encouraged.

October at Pretend City

October 1-31: Kids can participate in a variety of activities depending on the special event. This month, bugs invade Pretend City…your child is invited to make bug, fall, and Halloween themed creations of all kinds throughout Pretend City!

Halloween Spooktacular at Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Select dates, October 5 – November 4: Bob Baker Marionette Theater presents a delightful, family-friendly, hour-long musical set to haunting and jazzy holiday-themed tunes.

Halloween Time at Disneyland

Through October 31: Eerie encounters and fiendish fun await guests at both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park as favorite experiences are transformed into dreadful delights.

Annual Model Train Show at South Coast Botanic Garden

October 27-28: The finest modular trail layouts will be represented at this annual model train show, with tracks set up indoors and in select display gardens. Plus, how-to clinics.

Pumpkin Picasso Halloween Experience at South Coast Botanic Garden

October 28: Join in on an afternoon of pumpkin-inspired art. Learn about the biology of gourds, pumpkins and squashes and search for the hidden pumpkin patch.

Halloween Spooktacular in Rolling Hills

October 28: Bring your kids to Peninsula Shopping Center for trick-or-treating, kids crafts, storytelling, DJ dance parties, face painting, balloon art and more!

Halloween Party in Mission Viejo

October 28: Ghosts and goblins of all ages are invited to Kaleidoscope in Mission Viejo
for a “Thrilling” Halloween Party with seasonal crafts, a DJ, photo opportunities, trick or treating for costumed youngsters, and some spooky surprises.

Boney Island

Select dates, October 11-31: Tucked away in a small corner of Los Angeles is a magical place that comes to life every October for guests of all ages to enjoy.

Pumpkins in the Pines in Skyforest

Select dates, October 20-28: The time has come to bust out the sweaters and prepare your taste buds for pumpkin spice and everything nice. This isn’t your average Pumpkin Patch, it’s a family friendly fall festival with seasonal activities you won’t find anywhere else!

Pumpkin Nights Festival in Pomona

October 12 – November 4: Nightly entertainment with fire breathers, dancers and pumpkin artists. Little pumpkinheads can explore eight different pumpkin-themed lands, go on a scavenger hunt, dig for treasure in Pumpkin Pirate Cove, watch Coco and more.

Dia de Los Muertos Celebration in Anaheim

October 13 28: This important cultural tradition has been celebrated for over 3000 years in Mexico, Central and South America and is a joyful celebration of life. Visitors can leave mementos of their loved ones and participate in a mask making workshop.

Boo-nion Station Halloween Haunt in LA

October 27-28: Union Station, LA’s historic downtown landmark, will become a party palace for ghosts and goblins at the first-ever Boo-nion Station, a free two-day, family-friendly Halloween Hoopla.

Haunted Maze at the YMCA in Long Beach

October 25-31: Stop by this Halloween season and enjoy the YMCA Haunted Maze. Test your survival skills through a maze of post-apocalyptic thrill for all ages. Will you survive or become get left behind?

Magical Lantern Art Festival at LA County Arboretum

October 26-January 6: A fantasy of light transforms the Arboretum into an evening wonderland. Magnificent lantern art depicting exotic animals, shimmering flowers, whimsical pandas, soaring dragons and more!

Prep Kitchen Kid’s Cooking Classes

Select dates, October 21-December 2: Join a parents and kids cooking class with Prep Kitchen Essentials! Pre-registration required.

Illumination Film Festival

October 26-November 1: Join Harkins Theatres for the Illumination Film Festival and watch your favorite characters from Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets, The Lorax and Sing on the big screen once again.

Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum

September 16 – November 25: Have a one-of-a-kind experience in the only Spider Pavilion in the U.S. Get a glimpse of the private lives of spiders in the open-air pavilion that is designed as a safe space to get up close to these amazing arachnids.

Spooky Science at Discovery Cube OC & LA

October 6-31: Calling all ghouls and goblins! Spend this Halloween season dressed up and ready to explore at Discovery Cube’s Spooky Science exhibit!

Pumpkin Patch at Irvine Park Railroad

September 15 – October 31: Pick the perfect pumpkin, go on a train or hay ride, race on tractors, play a carnival game, decorate cookies, or the ponies, jump around in a bounce house, wander through the hay maze or the haunted house, get your face painted, pan for gold, and more.

Kids’ Free Month at San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park

October 1-31: Throughout the month of October, children 11 years old and younger receive free admission.

Apple Season in Oak Glen

Through late November: Working apple orchards in Oak Glen, a mountain town halfway between Riverside and Palm Springs, open their doors to the public. Some offer U-pick apples.

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch in Irvine

September 22 – October 31: Pick your own pumpkin right off the vine, take a wagon ride around the 30-acre farm, and visit the corn maze and petting zoo.

Pumpkinpalooza at ZOOMARS

September 15 – October 31: Pick pumpkins, pet Zoomar’s collection of animals, ride ponies, pan for gemstones and more.

Knott’s Scary Farm in Buena Park

September 20 – October 31: Scary Farm (13+) features 14 haunted attractions and over a thousand costumed monsters roaming the park.

The Nightmare Before Christmas 4D in Hollywood

October 22-31: The beloved stop-motion animated film tells the story of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, who stumbles across neighboring Christmas Town and sets out to fill Santa’s big shoes. Watch in spine-tingling 4-D.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Harvest Festival and Corn Maze in Mission Hills

September 29 – October 31: Enjoy the Harvest Fest and 4 acres of Super Farmer Corn Maze.

Peltzer Farms Pumpkin Farm in Temecula

September 23-October 31: The farm features all fall activities including pumpkins, digging in the Peltzer Mine, pig races, train rides, pony rides and a petting farm.

Fall Harvest at Underwood Farms in Moorpark

September 29 – October 31: The 21st annual Fall Harvest Festival is chock full of family fun!Pick your own fruits and vegetables, ride around the farm in a wagon pulled by massive draft horses, see live performances and farm animals, and venture into a corn stalk maze!

The Great Pumpkin Hunt South Coast Botanic Gardens

September 16 – November 30: Can you locate the bird houses inhabited by parrots, owls, blue birds and hawks to collect their clues and find the missing pumpkin patch?

Dia de los Muertos at Grand Park LA

October 28 – November 4: Grand Park celebrates the traditions of Da de los Muertos with multiple ways to experience and learn about the holiday.

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in Culver City

October 5-30: Families enjoy a petting zoo, bounce house, pony rides, face painting, super slide, straw maze, pumpkin decorating, Capt. Billy Bones’ Jump & Fly, and a giant rocking horse (great photo op!).

Kids’ Club at Bella Terra

Mondays: Kids can take a break from shopping and join in a morning of craft tables, princesses, super heroes, music, petting zoos and more in the Bella Terra Amphitheater! Monday, 10:30 a.m. Free.

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

September 29 – October 31: Recommended for ages 12+. Horrifying creatures lurk in Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, an Iconic Hollywood tradition that remains unparalleled and unmatched.

Enchanted Country Pumpkins in Brea and San Dimas

October 3-31: Families enjoy pumpkin hunting, petting zoo, carnival games, bounce house, slide and obstacle course, and more.

Dia de los Muertos at Olvera Street

October 25 – November 2: Attend a Pre-Columbian Novenario procession and blessings nightly. Then, on November 1 and 2, enjoy beautifully decorated altars, art exhibits and entertainment.

Shoreline Village Halloween 2018

October 12-14, 18-21 and 25-31: Join them this October for a fun-filled Halloween season. This fall features YMCA Haunted Maze, the annual Zombie Walk, a Red Cross Blood Drive, and Trick or Treating.

Hollywood Horror Nights at Universal Studios

September 14 – November 3: The movie studio that invented the horror genre brings to life all-new immersive worlds of living, breathing icons from the most twisted imaginations in film and television.

Pa’s Pumpkin Patch in Long Beach

September 28 – October 31: A fun place for the enire family, you’ll find a large variety of pumpkins to choose from, plus haystacks, corn stalks and gourds. Enjoy the snack bar, pony ride, petting zoo, games and rides, all in a country fair atmosphere.

Johnson Brothers Pumpkin Patch in Irvine

October 1-31: Find thousands of pumpkins to choose from, and enjoy fun activities for the kids, including slides, bouncers and kiddie rides.

The Pumpkin Factory

September 22 – October 31: Come experience the wonder of four pumpkin patches with their fantastic rides, slides, ponies, petting zoos, games, food and more!

Pumpkin City in Orange County

September 30 – October 31: Pick out a pumpkin and enjoy rides, activities and game booths, a petting zoo, pony rides, puppet shows and photo opps.

Dark Harbor at the Queen Mary in Long Beach

September 27 – November 2: Recommended for ages 12+. The Queen Mary promises the most intense season of SoCal’s most authentic haunted attraction, Dark Harbor.

Nominate Your Favorite for the Toy Hall of Fame

October 1-31: Is your favorite toy or game missing from the National Toy Hall of Fame? Nominate it now!

The Scream Zone at Del Mar Scaregrounds

September 29 – October 31: Daring kids (10+) can tour the Scream Zone’s House of Horrors, Karnevil and Haunted Hayride while parents hang out in the free lounge.

Celebrate Halloween with Vampirates at Pirate’s Dinner Adventure

October 5-31: Pirate’s Dinner Adventure transforms into the Halloween Spooktacular!

KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the California Science Center

March 24 – January 6, 2019: A new chapter of ancient Egyptian history will be unearthed to the world with the debut of KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, an exclusive exhibition celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of his tomb.

After School Halloween Fun in Long Beach

October 29-31: Stop by Drake Park for some after school Halloween activities!

After School Halloween Fun at Chavez Park in Long Beach

October 29-31: Stop by Cesar E. Chavez Park for some after school Halloween activities!

Reflections of the Face of Lincoln in Redlands

Through December 29: Audiences of all ages can delight in a little theme park-style magic at the Shrine with Reflections of the Face of Lincoln, an immersive presentation featuring special effects, multi-media elements, and spectacular animatronics in a moving portrait of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era.

Hallowe’en Spooktacular at Bob Baker Marionette Theater

September 22 – November 4: A delightful, family-friendly, hour long musical revue, set to haunting and jazzy holiday-themed tunes celebrating nearly every decade. Simply spooktacular! Costumes are encouraged.

October at Pretend City

October 1-31: Kids can participate in a variety of activities depending on the special event. This month, bugs invade Pretend City…your child is invited to make bug, fall, and Halloween themed creations of all kinds throughout Pretend City!

Halloween Time at Disneyland

Through October 31: Eerie encounters and fiendish fun await guests at both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park as favorite experiences are transformed into dreadful delights.

Boney Island

Select dates, October 11-31: Tucked away in a small corner of Los Angeles is a magical place that comes to life every October for guests of all ages to enjoy.

Pumpkin Nights Festival in Pomona

October 12 – November 4: Nightly entertainment with fire breathers, dancers and pumpkin artists. Little pumpkinheads can explore eight different pumpkin-themed lands, go on a scavenger hunt, dig for treasure in Pumpkin Pirate Cove, watch Coco and more.

Haunted Maze at the YMCA in Long Beach

October 25-31: Stop by this Halloween season and enjoy the YMCA Haunted Maze. Test your survival skills through a maze of post-apocalyptic thrill for all ages. Will you survive or become get left behind?

Magical Lantern Art Festival at LA County Arboretum

October 26-January 6: A fantasy of light transforms the Arboretum into an evening wonderland. Magnificent lantern art depicting exotic animals, shimmering flowers, whimsical pandas, soaring dragons and more!

Illumination Film Festival

October 26-November 1: Join Harkins Theatres for the Illumination Film Festival and watch your favorite characters from Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets, The Lorax and Sing on the big screen once again.

Pumpkin Patch at Irvine Park Railroad

September 15 – October 31: Pick the perfect pumpkin, go on a train or hay ride, race on tractors, play a carnival game, decorate cookies, or the ponies, jump around in a bounce house, wander through the hay maze or the haunted house, get your face painted, pan for gold, and more.

Spooky Science at Discovery Cube OC & LA

October 6-31: Calling all ghouls and goblins! Spend this Halloween season dressed up and ready to explore at Discovery Cube’s Spooky Science exhibit!

Surf City Nights in Huntington Beach

Tuesdays: This special street fair takes place along a closed-off section of Main Street and includes a farmer’s market, bounce house, street performers and more.

Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum

September 16 – November 25: Have a one-of-a-kind experience in the only Spider Pavilion in the U.S. Get a glimpse of the private lives of spiders in the open-air pavilion that is designed as a safe space to get up close to these amazing arachnids.

Kids’ Free Month at San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park

October 1-31: Throughout the month of October, children 11 years old and younger receive free admission.

Apple Season in Oak Glen

Through late November: Working apple orchards in Oak Glen, a mountain town halfway between Riverside and Palm Springs, open their doors to the public. Some offer U-pick apples.

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch in Irvine

September 22 – October 31: Pick your own pumpkin right off the vine, take a wagon ride around the 30-acre farm, and visit the corn maze and petting zoo.

Pumpkinpalooza at ZOOMARS

September 15 – October 31: Pick pumpkins, pet Zoomar’s collection of animals, ride ponies, pan for gemstones and more.

Knott’s Scary Farm in Buena Park

September 20 – October 31: Scary Farm (13+) features 14 haunted attractions and over a thousand costumed monsters roaming the park.

The Nightmare Before Christmas 4D in Hollywood

October 22-31: The beloved stop-motion animated film tells the story of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, who stumbles across neighboring Christmas Town and sets out to fill Santa’s big shoes. Watch in spine-tingling 4-D.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Harvest Festival and Corn Maze in Mission Hills

September 29 – October 31: Enjoy the Harvest Fest and 4 acres of Super Farmer Corn Maze.

Curiosity Carts at San Juan Capistrano Mission

Tuesday and Thursday: Each educational cart offers learning for students and visitors interested in seeing items up close.

Peltzer Farms Pumpkin Farm in Temecula

September 23-October 31: The farm features all fall activities including pumpkins, digging in the Peltzer Mine, pig races, train rides, pony rides and a petting farm.

Fall Harvest at Underwood Farms in Moorpark

September 29 – October 31: The 21st annual Fall Harvest Festival is chock full of family fun!Pick your own fruits and vegetables, ride around the farm in a wagon pulled by massive draft horses, see live performances and farm animals, and venture into a corn stalk maze!

Kids Skate at Holiday Skate Center

Saturdays: Kids can skate to kid’s music, and play games. Recommended for kids 10 years and under, with a parent.

The Great Pumpkin Hunt South Coast Botanic Gardens

September 16 – November 30: Can you locate the bird houses inhabited by parrots, owls, blue birds and hawks to collect their clues and find the missing pumpkin patch?

Dia de los Muertos at Grand Park LA

October 28 – November 4: Grand Park celebrates the traditions of Da de los Muertos with multiple ways to experience and learn about the holiday.

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in Culver City

October 5-30: Families enjoy a petting zoo, bounce house, pony rides, face painting, super slide, straw maze, pumpkin decorating, Capt. Billy Bones’ Jump & Fly, and a giant rocking horse (great photo op!).

Ghost Train 2018 at LA Live Steamers in Griffith Park

October 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 30 and 31: Join the annual Ghost Train fundraiser with a spooky-fun ride on their pint-sized steamers! 10 nights, 7-10 p.m.

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

September 29 – October 31: Recommended for ages 12+. Horrifying creatures lurk in Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, an Iconic Hollywood tradition that remains unparalleled and unmatched.

Enchanted Country Pumpkins in Brea and San Dimas

October 3-31: Families enjoy pumpkin hunting, petting zoo, carnival games, bounce house, slide and obstacle course, and more.

Dia de los Muertos at Olvera Street

October 25 – November 2: Attend a Pre-Columbian Novenario procession and blessings nightly. Then, on November 1 and 2, enjoy beautifully decorated altars, art exhibits and entertainment.

Shoreline Village Halloween 2018

October 12-14, 18-21 and 25-31: Join them this October for a fun-filled Halloween season. This fall features YMCA Haunted Maze, the annual Zombie Walk, a Red Cross Blood Drive, and Trick or Treating.

Flashback Skate Night at Holiday Skate

Tuesdays: Skate and groove to music hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s. All ages are welcome!

Hollywood Horror Nights at Universal Studios

September 14 – November 3: The movie studio that invented the horror genre brings to life all-new immersive worlds of living, breathing icons from the most twisted imaginations in film and television.

Pa’s Pumpkin Patch in Long Beach

September 28 – October 31: A fun place for the enire family, you’ll find a large variety of pumpkins to choose from, plus haystacks, corn stalks and gourds. Enjoy the snack bar, pony ride, petting zoo, games and rides, all in a country fair atmosphere.

Johnson Brothers Pumpkin Patch in Irvine

October 1-31: Find thousands of pumpkins to choose from, and enjoy fun activities for the kids, including slides, bouncers and kiddie rides.

The Pumpkin Factory

September 22 – October 31: Come experience the wonder of four pumpkin patches with their fantastic rides, slides, ponies, petting zoos, games, food and more!

Pumpkin City in Orange County

September 30 – October 31: Pick out a pumpkin and enjoy rides, activities and game booths, a petting zoo, pony rides, puppet shows and photo opps.

Dark Harbor at the Queen Mary in Long Beach

September 27 – November 2: Recommended for ages 12+. The Queen Mary promises the most intense season of SoCal’s most authentic haunted attraction, Dark Harbor.

Nominate Your Favorite for the Toy Hall of Fame

October 1-31: Is your favorite toy or game missing from the National Toy Hall of Fame? Nominate it now!

The Scream Zone at Del Mar Scaregrounds

September 29 – October 31: Daring kids (10+) can tour the Scream Zone’s House of Horrors, Karnevil and Haunted Hayride while parents hang out in the free lounge.

Celebrate Halloween with Vampirates at Pirate’s Dinner Adventure

October 5-31: Pirate’s Dinner Adventure transforms into the Halloween Spooktacular!

Family Storytime in Lakewood

Tuesdays: Join the library for stories, fingerplays, rhymes, flannel board, art activities and fun at a special evening family storytime for younger children (4-7) and their families.

Happy Halloween Crafts at Mariners Library

October 30: Kids (3+) make some spooky Halloween crafts. Costumes welcomed.

KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the California Science Center

March 24 – January 6, 2019: A new chapter of ancient Egyptian history will be unearthed to the world with the debut of KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, an exclusive exhibition celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of his tomb.

Tiny Tot Tuesday’s at the El Capitan Theatre

Every Tuesday: Visit the magical El Capitan Theatre with your tiny tot to enjoy a first showing of the day.

Messy Mondays at Southern California Children’s Museum

Mondays: Get messy using a variety of wacky crafting materials! Drop by, let loose, and create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

After School Halloween Fun in Long Beach

October 29-31: Stop by Drake Park for some after school Halloween activities!

After School Halloween Fun at Chavez Park in Long Beach

October 29-31: Stop by Cesar E. Chavez Park for some after school Halloween activities!

Veterans Park Halloween Bash in Long Beach

October 30: Stop by Veterans Park for its Halloween Bash! Call for more information.

Reflections of the Face of Lincoln in Redlands

Through December 29: Audiences of all ages can delight in a little theme park-style magic at the Shrine with Reflections of the Face of Lincoln, an immersive presentation featuring special effects, multi-media elements, and spectacular animatronics in a moving portrait of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era.

Hallowe’en Spooktacular at Bob Baker Marionette Theater

September 22 – November 4: A delightful, family-friendly, hour long musical revue, set to haunting and jazzy holiday-themed tunes celebrating nearly every decade. Simply spooktacular! Costumes are encouraged.

October at Pretend City

October 1-31: Kids can participate in a variety of activities depending on the special event. This month, bugs invade Pretend City…your child is invited to make bug, fall, and Halloween themed creations of all kinds throughout Pretend City!

Halloween Spooktacular at Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Select dates, October 5 – November 4: Bob Baker Marionette Theater presents a delightful, family-friendly, hour-long musical set to haunting and jazzy holiday-themed tunes.

Halloween Time at Disneyland

Through October 31: Eerie encounters and fiendish fun await guests at both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park as favorite experiences are transformed into dreadful delights.

Boney Island

Select dates, October 11-31: Tucked away in a small corner of Los Angeles is a magical place that comes to life every October for guests of all ages to enjoy.

Pumpkin Nights Festival in Pomona

October 12 – November 4: Nightly entertainment with fire breathers, dancers and pumpkin artists. Little pumpkinheads can explore eight different pumpkin-themed lands, go on a scavenger hunt, dig for treasure in Pumpkin Pirate Cove, watch Coco and more.

Haunted Maze at the YMCA in Long Beach

October 25-31: Stop by this Halloween season and enjoy the YMCA Haunted Maze. Test your survival skills through a maze of post-apocalyptic thrill for all ages. Will you survive or become get left behind?

Magical Lantern Art Festival at LA County Arboretum

October 26-January 6: A fantasy of light transforms the Arboretum into an evening wonderland. Magnificent lantern art depicting exotic animals, shimmering flowers, whimsical pandas, soaring dragons and more!

Illumination Film Festival

October 26-November 1: Join Harkins Theatres for the Illumination Film Festival and watch your favorite characters from Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets, The Lorax and Sing on the big screen once again.

Kids’ Free Month at San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park

October 1-31: Throughout the month of October, children 11 years old and younger receive free admission.

Halloween Carnival in Cypress

October 31: Food, game booths, candy, family games, entertainment and more.

Spooky Science at Discovery Cube OC & LA

October 6-31: Calling all ghouls and goblins! Spend this Halloween season dressed up and ready to explore at Discovery Cube’s Spooky Science exhibit!

Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum

September 16 – November 25: Have a one-of-a-kind experience in the only Spider Pavilion in the U.S. Get a glimpse of the private lives of spiders in the open-air pavilion that is designed as a safe space to get up close to these amazing arachnids.

Pumpkin Patch at Irvine Park Railroad

September 15 – October 31: Pick the perfect pumpkin, go on a train or hay ride, race on tractors, play a carnival game, decorate cookies, or the ponies, jump around in a bounce house, wander through the hay maze or the haunted house, get your face painted, pan for gold, and more.

Apple Season in Oak Glen

Through late November: Working apple orchards in Oak Glen, a mountain town halfway between Riverside and Palm Springs, open their doors to the public. Some offer U-pick apples.

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch in Irvine

September 22 – October 31: Pick your own pumpkin right off the vine, take a wagon ride around the 30-acre farm, and visit the corn maze and petting zoo.

Pumpkinpalooza at ZOOMARS

September 15 – October 31: Pick pumpkins, pet Zoomar’s collection of animals, ride ponies, pan for gemstones and more.

Halloween Spooktacular at American Girl in Los Angeles

October 31: Calling all ghouls (8+) and their mummies: you’re invited to celebrate Halloween at American Girl.

Knott’s Scary Farm in Buena Park

September 20 – October 31: Scary Farm (13+) features 14 haunted attractions and over a thousand costumed monsters roaming the park.

The Nightmare Before Christmas 4D in Hollywood

October 22-31: The beloved stop-motion animated film tells the story of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, who stumbles across neighboring Christmas Town and sets out to fill Santa’s big shoes. Watch in spine-tingling 4-D.

Movie Deals and Theater Child Care

Daily: Movies at discounted prices.

Harvest Festival and Corn Maze in Mission Hills

September 29 – October 31: Enjoy the Harvest Fest and 4 acres of Super Farmer Corn Maze.

Halloween Extravaganza at Newport Beach Central Library

October 31: Calling all little ghouls and goblins for a fun-filled Halloween extravaganza.

Peltzer Farms Pumpkin Farm in Temecula

September 23-October 31: The farm features all fall activities including pumpkins, digging in the Peltzer Mine, pig races, train rides, pony rides and a petting farm.

Fall Harvest at Underwood Farms in Moorpark

September 29 – October 31: The 21st annual Fall Harvest Festival is chock full of family fun!Pick your own fruits and vegetables, ride around the farm in a wagon pulled by massive draft horses, see live performances and farm animals, and venture into a corn stalk maze!

Pumpkin Patch Halloween Program in Downey

October 31: Bring the family dressed in costume, even the family dog! Enjoy carnival games, prizes and costume contests, plus balloons and free cotton candy, popcorn, drinks and hot dogs! Bring a treat bag and your camera.

The Great Pumpkin Hunt South Coast Botanic Gardens

September 16 – November 30: Can you locate the bird houses inhabited by parrots, owls, blue birds and hawks to collect their clues and find the missing pumpkin patch?

Dia de los Muertos at Grand Park LA

October 28 – November 4: Grand Park celebrates the traditions of Da de los Muertos with multiple ways to experience and learn about the holiday.

Ghost Train 2018 at LA Live Steamers in Griffith Park

October 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 30 and 31: Join the annual Ghost Train fundraiser with a spooky-fun ride on their pint-sized steamers! 10 nights, 7-10 p.m.

Halloweenfest at Neff Estate in La Mirada

October 31: Get ready for a terrific time at the annual Halloweenfest at historic Neff Estate! Go dressed in your favorite Halloween costumes and participate in the costume contest. The festivities include a haunted attraction, trick-or-treat area, games, crafts, and costume contests.

Pageant of the Monsters in Laguna Beach

October 26, 27, 28 and 31: Just when you thought it was safe to go backstage the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters brings a monster of a good time back to Laguna Beach!

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

September 29 – October 31: Recommended for ages 12+. Horrifying creatures lurk in Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, an Iconic Hollywood tradition that remains unparalleled and unmatched.

Enchanted Country Pumpkins in Brea and San Dimas

October 3-31: Families enjoy pumpkin hunting, petting zoo, carnival games, bounce house, slide and obstacle course, and more.

Dia de los Muertos at Olvera Street

October 25 – November 2: Attend a Pre-Columbian Novenario procession and blessings nightly. Then, on November 1 and 2, enjoy beautifully decorated altars, art exhibits and entertainment.

Shoreline Village Halloween 2018

October 12-14, 18-21 and 25-31: Join them this October for a fun-filled Halloween season. This fall features YMCA Haunted Maze, the annual Zombie Walk, a Red Cross Blood Drive, and Trick or Treating.

Hollywood Horror Nights at Universal Studios

September 14 – November 3: The movie studio that invented the horror genre brings to life all-new immersive worlds of living, breathing icons from the most twisted imaginations in film and television.

Pa’s Pumpkin Patch in Long Beach

September 28 – October 31: A fun place for the enire family, you’ll find a large variety of pumpkins to choose from, plus haystacks, corn stalks and gourds. Enjoy the snack bar, pony ride, petting zoo, games and rides, all in a country fair atmosphere.

Johnson Brothers Pumpkin Patch in Irvine

October 1-31: Find thousands of pumpkins to choose from, and enjoy fun activities for the kids, including slides, bouncers and kiddie rides.

The Pumpkin Factory

September 22 – October 31: Come experience the wonder of four pumpkin patches with their fantastic rides, slides, ponies, petting zoos, games, food and more!

Pumpkin City in Orange County

September 30 – October 31: Pick out a pumpkin and enjoy rides, activities and game booths, a petting zoo, pony rides, puppet shows and photo opps.

Kids Halloween Festival in Downtown LA

October 31: Children and their families in Downtown LA are invited to celebrate Halloween at the 11th Annual Halloween Festival.

Dark Harbor at the Queen Mary in Long Beach

September 27 – November 2: Recommended for ages 12+. The Queen Mary promises the most intense season of SoCal’s most authentic haunted attraction, Dark Harbor.

Nominate Your Favorite for the Toy Hall of Fame

October 1-31: Is your favorite toy or game missing from the National Toy Hall of Fame? Nominate it now!

Halloween Howl in Tustin

October 31: Kids go dressed up for a free afternoon of fun! Join a costume parade, win prizes, play carnival-style games, enjoy entertainment, and get plenty of Halloween treats and candy.

The Scream Zone at Del Mar Scaregrounds

September 29 – October 31: Daring kids (10+) can tour the Scream Zone’s House of Horrors, Karnevil and Haunted Hayride while parents hang out in the free lounge.

Celebrate Halloween with Vampirates at Pirate’s Dinner Adventure

October 5-31: Pirate’s Dinner Adventure transforms into the Halloween Spooktacular!

Harvestival Alternative Halloween Celebration at Calvary Chapel of the Harbour

October 31: Enjoy a free barbecue, candy, games, bounce house, puppet show, face painting, crafts, and costume and carved pumpkin contests with prizes!

Halloween Spooktacular at the Long Beach Towne Center

October 31: Celebrate Halloween at Long Beach Towne Center and enjoy trick or treating, live entertainment, balloon twisting, face painting, a prize wheel, costume contest, and free Halloween bags while supplies last.

Halloween Bash in Hawaiian Gardens

October 31: Attend the Halloween Bash in costume and you might win an award for scariest, funniest or most original! Enjoy lots of games, a pumpkin patch, live entertainment and more.

LA Fall Fair in South El Monte

October 26 – November 4: Join 50,000+ families for unlimited carnival rides including a brand new bobsled roller coaster, games, live music (on weekends), arts and crafts, an international food court, and more.

Halloween Carnivals in Lakewood

October 31: Special Halloween carnival activities are scheduled throughout Lakewood.

Cops N’ Goblins Halloween Spooktacular in Buena Park

October 31: Enjoy ghoulish characters and trick-or-treat tour through the decorated police department and city hall.

Halloween Festival in Norwalk

October 31: Don’t miss the annual Halloween Festival that brings the community together for a night of music, dancing and celebration at this costume-themed event.

Main Street Halloween Fest in Huntington Beach

October 31: Huntington Beach will transform into Hauntington Beach for the Main Street Halloween Fest.

Trick or Treat on Second Street in Long Beach

October 31: Calling all ghosts, goblins, princesses and superheroes! Grab a bag and come show off your costumes in return for some serious candy loot!

KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the California Science Center

March 24 – January 6, 2019: A new chapter of ancient Egyptian history will be unearthed to the world with the debut of KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, an exclusive exhibition celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of his tomb.

Trick or Treat in Seal Beach

October 31: On Halloween, Main Street merchants will pass out candy to trick-or-treaters in costume. Children must be age appropriate to receive candy.

Knott’s Spooky Farm

September 29-October 28 and October 31: Families with younger kids (3-11): can join in on the ghoulish fun by participating in safe, interactive adventures throughout the park with shows, activities and of course,trick or treating.

After School Halloween Fun at Drake Park in Long Beach

October 29-31: Stop by Drake Park for some after school Halloween activities!

After School Halloween Fun at Chavez Park in Long Beach

October 29-31: Stop by Cesar E. Chavez Park for some after school Halloween activities!

Bixby Park Monster Mash Dance and Costume Contest in Long Beach

October 31: Celebrate Halloween at Bixby Park with a Monster Mash Dance Contest and Costume Contest!

Freeman Teen Center Monster Mash Dance and Costume Contest in Long Beach

October 31: Don on your best costume for this Monster Mash Dance and Costume Contest! Call for time and for more information.

Seaside Park Halloween Celebration in Long Beach

October 31: Celebrate Halloween at Seaside Park! Call for more information.

Celebrate Halloween at Silverado Park in Long Beach

October 31: Celebrate Halloween at Silverado Park with some activities! Call for more information.

Reflections of the Face of Lincoln in Redlands

Through December 29: Audiences of all ages can delight in a little theme park-style magic at the Shrine with Reflections of the Face of Lincoln, an immersive presentation featuring special effects, multi-media elements, and spectacular animatronics in a moving portrait of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era.

Hallowe’en Spooktacular at Bob Baker Marionette Theater

September 22 – November 4: A delightful, family-friendly, hour long musical revue, set to haunting and jazzy holiday-themed tunes celebrating nearly every decade. Simply spooktacular! Costumes are encouraged.

October at Pretend City

October 1-31: Kids can participate in a variety of activities depending on the special event. This month, bugs invade Pretend City…your child is invited to make bug, fall, and Halloween themed creations of all kinds throughout Pretend City!

Halloween at Del Amo Fashion Center

October 31: Del Amo Fashion Center is hosting a spooktacular afternoon of family-friendly activities and fun on Halloween! All kids in costume are invited to visit retailers from around the center to receive a special treat. Also, join Vampirina and your favorite Disney Jr. Pals for even more HalloVeen fun!

Halloween Spooktacular at Artesia Park

October 31: A night of Halloween fun at Artesia Park. There will be a Halloween party, trick or treating, games, and a haunted house. Wednesday 6-8 p.m.

Halloween Spooktacular at Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Select dates, October 5 – November 4: Bob Baker Marionette Theater presents a delightful, family-friendly, hour-long musical set to haunting and jazzy holiday-themed tunes.

Halloween Time at Disneyland

Through October 31: Eerie encounters and fiendish fun await guests at both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park as favorite experiences are transformed into dreadful delights.

Halloween Spookfest in Tustin

October 31: Spend Halloween at The District at Tustin Legacy in the Promenade! Activities include trick-or-treating, DJ dance parties, crafts, kids activities, photo opportunities and more!

Halloween Spookfest in Cerritos

October 31: Spend Halloween at Cerritos Towne Center! Activities include trick-or-treating, DJ dance parties, crafts, kids activities, photo opportunities and more!

Fall Family Festival in Long Beach

October 31: Join Crossroads Long Beach for a fall family festival! There will be lots of candy, games, music, and more.

Boney Island

Select dates, October 11-31: Tucked away in a small corner of Los Angeles is a magical place that comes to life every October for guests of all ages to enjoy.

Pumpkin Nights Festival in Pomona

October 12 – November 4: Nightly entertainment with fire breathers, dancers and pumpkin artists. Little pumpkinheads can explore eight different pumpkin-themed lands, go on a scavenger hunt, dig for treasure in Pumpkin Pirate Cove, watch Coco and more.

Haunted Maze at the YMCA in Long Beach

October 25-31: Stop by this Halloween season and enjoy the YMCA Haunted Maze. Test your survival skills through a maze of post-apocalyptic thrill for all ages. Will you survive or become get left behind?

Haunted Theatre in Long Beach

October 31: Homeland Cultural Arts Center’s Haunted Theater is Back! There will also be Long Beach Transit’s Spooky Bus at the location on Halloween Night. Come out for a good scare and candy for the kids.

Magical Lantern Art Festival at LA County Arboretum

October 26-January 6: A fantasy of light transforms the Arboretum into an evening wonderland. Magnificent lantern art depicting exotic animals, shimmering flowers, whimsical pandas, soaring dragons and more!

Illumination Film Festival

October 26-November 1: Join Harkins Theatres for the Illumination Film Festival and watch your favorite characters from Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets, The Lorax and Sing on the big screen once again.