The Ultimate Halloween Family Guide
Creatures of the Night at Sherman Library and Gardens
October 6 | Corona Del Mar
Creatures of the Night is a fun family evening designed for interacting, observing and learning about the many plants and animals that are most active at night. Visitors will receive a ‘passport’ to explore the Gardens after dark and visit interactive animal stations that delve into the nocturnal world and its inhabitants. Get an up close look at wolves and dissected carnivorous plants. Take a look at scorpions under black light and, if you dare, stick your hand in the worm pit! Meet special mammal visitors (opossum and rabbit) and a spectacled owl from the Santa Ana Zoo and don’t forget to take your picture at the Birds of Prey Selfie Wall. There will also be arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt and a gourmet hot dog cart for food and drink purchases. This is a rain or shine event. Saturday, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $10 Friends admission; $15 non-members admission; kids (5-17), $5 ; kids (4 and under), free.
Celebrate Frankenstein at Pennypickle’s Workshop
October 6-7 | Temecula
Toy with tons of hands-on fun and wacky experimentation as you play with monsters, robotics, electricity, and all things Frankenstein-ish at the L.I.F.E. Laboratory extravaganza to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s masterpiece! $5 per person for ages 2+.
Ghost Gathering at Heritage Museum
October 7 | Santa Ana
Join the Heritage Museum for a spooky ghost gathering featuring ghost tours, live and dead music, live nocturnal animals, food, blacksmith, and more. Sunday, 5-9 p.m. Free.
Select dates, October 11-31 | Los Angeles
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. Boney Island features skeletons performing rope tricks, levitating through hoops, and shadow puppetry. There are side show-type gags and a host of other oddities, including singing shrubbery, anti-gravity water, bantering spiders, a flock of skeletal hummingbirds, and more. Tickets $15 per person. Children under 2 free. See website for details.
Things That Go Bump in the Night
October 12-13 | Claremont
Get your tickets now for this highly popular event where families can discover nature’s nocturnal side! Unravel the myths and mysteries surrounding the creatures that come out at night. Visit wolves from Project Wildsong and owls from Wildwings of California! Discover insects, reptiles, carnivorous plants and many other amazing organisms! Be a part of the family comedy show “Blood-Sucking Parasites,” where kids will learn all about the world of parasitic bugs, and the best ways to avoid becoming a meal for these pesky beasts. Advanced ticket purchase is strongly recommended as this event is likely to sell out on both nights.
Shoreline Village Halloween 2018
October 12-14, 18-21 and 25-31 | Long Beach
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. Check website for admission prices and times.
Haunt at Heritage Hill
October 12-13 | Lake Forest
Dare to be a part of the 11th annual Haunt at Heritage Hill, with a double dose of fright! The park will once again transform into a Haunted Adventure. This Halloween teen/adult (ages 12+, grade 5 and older) friendly event will include: The Haunted School House Fright Maze, and the scream zones including The Side Show Maze, and the return of Backwoods Nightmare, featuring more monsters than ever. Be sure to hit the dance floor with ghouls and goblins for the extreme DJ and light show. Feel free to join in the fun and come dressed as your favorite character or in costume, but no masks please. Friday and Saturday, 6:30-10:30 p.m. $10 per person. Heritage Hill Historical Park.
Spooktacular Fun Days at Orange County Great Park
October 13-14 | Irvine
Come in costume and enjoy traditional family-friendly fall activities such as a pumpkin patch, treats, games, crafts, gourmet food trucks and much more at Spooktacular Fun Days. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $5 per child (12 and under) plus food donation; tickets are limited and required for admission. Adults, free admission.
Halloween Petacular at Orange Home Grown Farmers and Artisans Market
October 13 | Orange
An event to celebrate our furry friends! Bring your pets and kids in costume to the farmer’s market for a morning of Halloween fun! Costume contest for pets and kids, giveaways, pet resources and more! Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free.
Decorate Edible Haunted Mansions at Lil’ Chef School
October 14 | Irvine
There is no better way to get ready for Halloween then by decorating a Cookie Haunted House. Chefs (5+) learn to make Royal icing and how to use piping bags. They supply all the materials (house, candy and icing) for kids to be creative and decorate the ultimate Haunted House. Sunday, 10 a.m. – noon. Contact for price and to pre-register.
October 18-20 | Laguna Niguel
Deep in the valley there is a special Crown, which is guarded by dragons and buried within the compound. The Knights of Temptation guard the castle walls, while thieves and treasure seekers search within the halls. Dare if you will to walk the Haunted Trails experiencing medieval life and all of its tales. When the sun sets, the trails will open and guides will escort groups of 10 guests through the castle halls and tents. There will also be a less scary behind-the-scenes tour on Saturday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Recommended for ages 9 and up. Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6:30-10 p.m. $13 per-sale, $15 at entrance. Crown Valley Community Park.
Long Beach Zombie Fest
October 19-21 | Long Beach
Join hordes of rotting revelers for Long Beach’s annual zombie outbreak, a three-day invasion of undead music and horror for all ages. This apocalyptic festival is a jam-packed day of live entertainment, showcasing a dance area with bumpin’ jams you’re going want to dance to for the ultimate frightful Halloween dance party. Visit their website for details of the walk (all three days), music, attractions, contests, workshops, entertainment and more! Free make-up services at the Zombification Zone by award-winning special effects make-up artists from Cinema Makeup School. Friday, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 3-10 p.m. One-day pass: $13 ($15 at the gate); two-day pass: $18 ($20 at the gate); and three-day pass, $20 ($22 at the gate). Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Rainbow Lagoon.
Spooky Science Night at Columbia Memorial Space Center
October 20 | Downey
The annual Spooky Science Night is back at the CMSC, and in conjunction with International Observe the Moon Night. Come dressed in your Halloween best to this frightful event the whole family can enjoy. CMSC will offer Spooky Robotics Labs; star gazing with a variety of telescopes; and creepy demonstrations and activities, including a Super Slime Station. Activities are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Saturday, 5-9 p.m. $5 admission fee.
Spookable Stories at Storymakery
October 20 | Irvine Spectrum Center
Your family is invited to a fun night of Spookable Stories and super fun activities! You and your kids (suggested, ages 3-10) will work with the Storymakery team to design your own spooky character on their computers, build a story, and publish the book your child creates. Enjoy fun art activities and refreshments. Plus, take part in kid favorites, Halloween Costume Parade and Freeze Dance (2 p.m.) – dress to spook and impress! Saturday, drop-in anytime, 12:30-2:30 p.m. $35 per child (plus tax); advance reservations required. Irvine Spectrum Center.
Doheny State Beach Halloween Haunt
October 20 | Dana Point
Don’t miss out on Doheny’s most festive event of the year! Bring your family and friends to celebrate Halloween in a fun and safe environment, with good ole fashioned spookiness, arts and crafts, a fun zone, and an array of educational booths. Don’t forget to dress up those little ones! Saturday, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free; a donation of one non-perishable food item per person is greatly appreciated. Doheny State Beach, meet at picnic sites A and B.
Faery Hunt Show and Halloween Party at Griffith Park
October 20 | Los Angeles
Gather your little fairies and pixies (boys and girls 2-10) and join the faery folke on a fun and gentle quest for the Fairy Royalty. Following the morning performance is the Fairy Halloween Party, with a treasure hunt, dancing, fairy unicorn card readings, story telling, face painting, games, food and a magic show. Saturday, show 10:30 a.m.; party, 11:45. Show or party only, $15; show and party, $25. Griffith Park.
Haunted High School at Holy Cross Lutheran Church
October 20-21, 27-28 | Cypress
Dodge zombies as you take a tour through the classrooms and hallways of Haunted High. Saturday-Sunday, 6-9:30 p.m. Suggested donation of $5 for maze and haunted house; and $3 for a Humans vs. Zombies Nerf face-off. Holy Cross Lutheran Church.
Hallow’s Eve Bowl Bash at Etnies Skatepark
October 20 | Lake Forest
Come out and shred in your costume in the craziest bowl bash around, with a new obstacle this year. Prizes. Saturday, 5-10 p.m. $20 entry fee.
Spooky Halloween Train at Fullerton Train Museum
October 20 | Fullerton
Calling all ghosts and goblins! Come down to the Fullerton Train Museum in your best Halloween costumes to enjoy trick-or-treating, games, coloring table and photo opportunities. Beware, the very old rail conductor could be lurking behind a door or closet just ready to hand out treats! 9 a.m. – noon. Free admission (donations welcome).
Slightly Spooky Stories at Descanso Gardens
October 20-21 and 27-28 | La Cañada Flintridge
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. Kids (and grown-ups) are encouraged to come in costume! Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. Free with Garden admission.
A Witches’ Brew Tea at Heritage Museum
October 20 | Santa Ana
Fall approaches and Victorian Tea Society is preparing a guest favorite, A Witches’ Brew Tea! This is a child friendly celebration with stories for the little witches and wizards and opportunity drawings for their adults. All enjoy a filling and delectable assortment of sweets and savories, and of course scones and tea! Saturday, 11 a.m. Adult, $25, Child (12 and under), $20. Heritage Museum of Orange County.
35th Arturo Sanchez Sr. Halloween Parade and Costume Contest
October 20 | Norwalk
Marching bands from throughout the southland are expected to perform alongside ghosts and goblins of all kinds in this year’s Halloween Parade. The parade begins at the intersection of Norwalk Boulevard and Mapledale Street and will conclude at Hermosillo Park. Residents are encouraged to participate by dressing up in their favorite Halloween costume and marching in the parade. A costume contest will be conducted at the corner of Norwalk Boulevard and Mapledale Street beginning at 9:15 a.m. at Waite Middle School field. Saturday, 9:15 a.m.; parade, 11 a.m. Free.
Costume Week at Pretend City
October 21-27 | Irvine
Wear your costume to Pretend City this whole week and receive 25% off your second admission!
Tiny Chefs Make Pumpkin at Lil’ Chef School
October 25 | Irvine
For tiny chefs (ages 3-5; with the help of a parent), to learn how to make yummy food; this month, Pumpkin Shaped Hand Pies. Thursday, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Call or visit their website to register.
Treats in the Streets
October 25 | Orange
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. Thursday, 4-7 p.m. Free.
Parents Night Out and Halloween Costume Party at Lil’ Chef School
October 26 | Irvine
An opportunity for the parents to go out, while your child has a fun-filled Friday evening with Lil’ Chef! Calling all pumpkins, ghosts, princesses and pirates too. They’ve got a spooky party planned just for you! Wear your costume and bring a bag of nut-free candy to the Halloween Bash. Make Shepard’s Ghost Pie for dinner and Worms in the Dirt dessert cups. Then, trick or treating through the kitchens and playing games! $50 for first child; $30 for each additional sibling. Note: 3-4 year olds can attend with an older sibling and must be able to use bathroom start to finish on their own. Friday, 5:30-9:00 p.m.
Frankenstein Friday at Pretend City
October 26 | Irvine
Have a monster of a time at Pretend City and pay tribute to Mary Shelley’s classic fictional character, Frankenstein, with these monstrously fun activities. Dance to the Monster Mash, make Frankenprints, and do some Monster Science and Math Activities. Let’s have a monster of a time!
17th Annual Halloween Spooktacular Costume Party at My Gym
October 26 | Signal Hill
Come in Costume to the 17th Annual Halloween Spooktacular Costume Party! Friday, 1:30-8:30 p.m. Fifty-minute time slots. All attendees must sign up for a time slot. Space is limited – sign up today!
Halloween Family Night
October 26 | Long Beach
Dress up in your coolest costume and trick or treat through exhibits with your family and friends. Halloween Family Night will offer a unique opportunity to explore the Aquarium, make a craft, learn about animal blood types, investigate touch pool animals, and venture into the famous Biofact Boneyard. Friday, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $17.95 per person. Members get in free.
Halloween Costume Contest and Dance Party
October 26 | Redondo Beach
Join the The Redondo Pier Association for the inaugural Halloween Costume Contest and Dance Party on The Pier. All ages, family friendly. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes. Friday, 7-9 p.m. Redondo Pier.
Trunk or Treat in Los Alamitos
October 27 | Los Alamitos
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! Saturday, 5-8 p.m. Free. Little Cottonwood Park.
OC Ghostbusters Visit Pretend City
October 27 | Irvine
If you’re unafraid of ghosts and into the Ghostbuster’s Movie, put down that phone and get down to Pretend City today for some spooktacular activities! The Ghostbusters car will be there for photo opps, take part in a Ghostbusters science lesson and go for a ghost hunt led by the Ghostbusters crew!
Trunk or Treat at Grace First Presbyterian Church
October 27 | Long Beach
Join Grace First for a bigger and better Trunk or Treat. There will be games, trunk decorating, contests, food, and more. Come in your favorite costume or just come to enjoy the festivities. Saturday, 5-7 p.m. Church parking lot.
Trunk or Treat
October 27 | Lakewood
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. Saturday, 6-8 p.m.
Halloween Carnival at Signal Hill Park
October 27 | Signal Hill
This annual event makes for a perfect family activity and includes fun contests, crafts, food, games, train rides, and of course, candy! Child-friendly costumes are welcomed. Saturday, 2-5 p.m. $3 per pre-sale wristband; $4 wristbands at the event. Signal Hill Park.
Halloween Carnival at Los Alamitos Race Course
October 27 | Los Alamitos
Los Alamitos Race Course will host its annual Halloween Carnival with proceeds benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Cypress. The Carnival will feature a fun-filled evening of activities for the entire family. Staged in the grandstand apron in front of the finish line, the Halloween Carnival will include games for children of all ages and a costume contest, and is held in conjunction with the live horse racing program. Saturday, 6 p.m. $3; kids (17 and under), free. Free parking.
Jack O’Lantern Jamboree
October 27 | Garden Grove
Train rides, bounce houses, crafts, animal balloons, airbrushed tattoos, a magic show, pumpkin patch, and more! Saturday, 1-4 p.m. $10 per person, children (2 and under), free; must purchase in advance October 8-25 (no ticket sales at the door; space limited to first 1,000 people). Atlantis Play Center.
Haunted Contest at Laguna Niguel Skate Park
October 27 | Laguna Niguel
Laguna Niguel Skate Park wants to celebrate Halloween by bringing back the Haunted Contest! Skaters will enjoy a costume contest, skate contest, free food, giveaways, games, amazing prizes, and much more! Skaters must have a liability waiver signed by a parent/guardian before entering the park. Before entering the park, all skaters must be wearing elbow pads, knee pads, and a helmet. Saturday, 5-9 p.m. $10 for members; $20 for non-members; free for spectators.
Howl-oween Festival at El Dorado Nature Center
October 27 | Long Beach
Join the boo-tiful El Dorado Nature Center for a hare-raising good time as you trick-or-treat your way along the trails. Visit the animal education village, or bounce yourself silly in the Ooh-possum Patch. There will be storytelling and face painting, food trucks and crafts. Parking is $7, and a suggested donation of $5 to support Partners of Parks/ Friends of El Dorado Nature Center at the gate. Dress as your favorite creature. See you there! 2-6 p.m. Last trail entry – 5 p.m.
Nighttime Horror Haunted Maze at Placentia Teen Center
October 27 | Placentia
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. This chilling haunted maze created by the Placentia Teen Advisory Council is for brave souls only. Food, drinks, and snacks for sale support PTAC programs. Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Free.
Halloween Fun with Family and Friends
October 27 | Stanton
This Halloween 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. Be sure to bring your trick-or-treat bag! Saturday, noon – 4 p.m. Stanton Central Park.
Boo in the Zoo at the Teaching Zoo
October 27-28 | Moorpark
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, face painting, games, and not-so-spooky decorations throughout the zoo. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Adults, $8; kids (3-12), $6. America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College.
October 27 | Newport Beach
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. Saturday, 4-7 p.m. Free. Grant Howald Park.
All Hallows’ Eve Celebration at Bowers Kidseum
October 27 | Santa Ana
Come dressed up in your favorite medieval or Renaissance costume and celebrate All Hallows’ Eve in a castle! Enjoy themed art projects and stories that are sure to bring out your inner knight. Enter the costume contest for a chance to be crowned a winner! Saturday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Visit website for ticket information.
Halloween Parade and Costume Contest for Kids and Pets
October 28 | Long Beach
18th annual Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade with vendors, pet adoption fair & kids/adults costume contest. The parade features more than 400 costumed dogs of all shapes and sizes! Sunday, 12:30-4:30 p.m. The vendor fair and pet adoption fair is in the park from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Costumed kids and adults without dogs (humans can register for FREE) will lead the parade at 2:25 p.m., followed by the dogs at 2:30 p.m. Free to spectate; registration fee and signup for participants found on their website. Marina Vista Park.
Trunk or Treat at Automobile Driving Museum
October 28 | El Segundo
Join the Automobile Driving Museum for their annual “Trunk or Treat” Halloween Party! There will be folklorico dancers, costume contest, and spooky car cruise-in. Food trucks coming for the day for special treats. Hearse cars, games, treats and tricks all day at the museum! Safe, family fun! Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Children 10 and under, free; ages 11-17, $5; seniors, $8; admission, $10. Automobile Driving Museum.
Trick or Treat Festival at OC Marketplace
October 28 | Costa Mesa
The 21st annual Trick or Treat Festival is back! Come in costume. The first 500 kids in attendance will receive a complimentary trick-or-treat bag and specialty toy! Children are encouraged to grab a trick-or-treat map and visit participating vendors for candy throughout the Market Place. Check in opens at 9 a.m. inside the Hussong’s Cantina space. Free face painting will be provided from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Puppet show, featuring the talent of Puppets n Players Little Theatre, will have two performances at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. On the community stage, children can enjoy musical performances by Boris Loves Trucks creator, Jimmy William at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 28th at 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
St. John’s Trunk or Treat at St. John’s Episcopal Church
October 28 | Rancho Santa Margarita
Enjoy a family-friendly Trunk-or-Treat event! During the event, children can visit cars decorated by church and school families to play games and receive treats. Snap a selfie at the photo booth, get your face painted, and snag a fun balloon animal! This event is fun, safe, and friendly (no scary costumes). Parking will be available in lots near the church. Free. Sunday, 4-6 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church.
School Ghoul Run
October 28 | Los Alamitos
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. Separate races for adults and kids (12 and under)as well as a pancake breakfast, Ghoul Zone, costume contest, and awards and prizes. The first 250 kids who sign up will get a free pumpkin! Sunday, 6-10 a.m.; packet pick-ups Saturday, 3-6 p.m., or Sunday, 6 a.m. $20-$45; register online. Pick up race packets at Rush Park (where race will also start), visit website for course map and schedule of events for age ranges.
Halloween Kids Run
October 28 | Dana Point
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. All participants are encouraged to dress up in costume contests, and enjoy kids pumpkin decorating contests, a pumpkin patch, and more at the start-finish All-Hallows Festival. Aid stations will have tricks and treats to keep you in the holiday mood. Sunday, 8 a.m. $12-89. Salt Creek Park.
Sorrowful Soirée at the Homestead Museum
October 28 | Industry
Celebrate life as you learn about death at the Homestead’s very first Sorrowful Soirée. People’s relationship with death changed dramatically between the time that the Workman and Temple families lived at the Homestead. Come and learn more as you enjoy special tours and activities. Also, celebrate some favorite seasonal traditions of the modern day that have rich histories of their own like trick-or-treating and making costumes. Picnics are welcome. Sunday, noon – 4 p.m. Free.
Learn to Make Spooky Treats at Lil’ Chef School
October 28 | Irvine
Lil’ chefs (5+) learn to make pizza dough and then make their very own individual Mummy Pizza. Plus, they’ll make two Spooky Treats: Tarantula Cookes and Chocolate Pie Brownies.
Myth and Lore of Wolves at the Fullerton Arboretum
October 28 | Fullerton
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. From the creation of the first people to the impending rise of Ragnarok, wolves have been a keystone which have helped rewrite perceptions of the world and reshaped the environment. Join the Ambassador Wolves of Project Wildsong for an exciting evening centered around the “Myth and Lore of Wolves”– an exclusive Howl-o-ween presentation. Wednesday, 4-5:30 p.m. $15 per person; preregistration required, sign up on their website.
Halloween Spooktacular at Peninsula Shopping Center
October 28 | Rolling Hills Estates
Bring your kids to Peninsula Shopping Center for trick-or-treating, kids crafts, storytelling, DJ dance parties, face painting, balloon art and more! Look for “Trick or Treat Here” signs in the windows of participating stores and restaurants. Pick up a free trick-or-treat bag at the Peninsula Shopping Center booth, located near La Salsa (while supplies last). All families are invited and encouraged to wear their spookiest costume. Sunday, 12 – 2 p.m. Free.
Kids Spooky Treats Cooking Class at Prep Kitchen Essential
October 28 | Seal Beach
Kids, ages 5 and up, are going to cook up some spooky goblin treats! Years past included Spooky Snickerdoodles with Royal Deadly Icing, Tombstones and Gravedigger’s Pie Crust, Bloody Punch with Icy Eyeballs and Mud Pudding. Sunday, 1-3:30 p.m. $65.
Healthy Halloween at Pretend City
October 30 | Irvine
Happy Healthy Halloween! This time of year brings lots of treats and sweets into kids’ lives that may make them fall into a junk food funk. Serving Kids Hope is joining us at Pretend City to share fun tips and tricks to keep your kids eating healthy this Halloween!
Halloween Spooktacular at American Girl
October 31 | Los Angeles
Calling all ghouls (8+) and their mummies: you’re invited to celebrate Halloween at American Girl. Girls who visit the store in costume receive a sweet treat (while supplies last). Plus, they can take part in a fun Halloween Boo Box craft and pose for a photo op. Wednesday, 4-6 p.m. Call to register or for more information.
Halloween Spooktacular at the Long Beach Towne Center
October 31 | Long Beach
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. All families are invited and encouraged to wear their spookiest costumes. Wednesday, 5-8 p.m. The Promenade at Long Beach Towne Center.
Trick-or-Treat Through the City at Pretend City
October 31 | Irvine
Pirates, Ghosts, & Princesses Pretty! Come trick-or-treating at Pretend City! Stop by the museum and take part in trick-or-treating at different stations throughout the city! You will surely have a ghouly good time! Check website for times.
October 31 | Hawaiian Gardens
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. Wednesday, 5-9 p.m. Free. C. Robert Lee Activity Center (Tennis Courts).
Halloween Extravaganza at Newport Beach Central Library
October 31 | Newport Beach
Calling all little ghouls and goblins for a fun-filled Halloween extravaganza. There will be not-so-scary stories, Halloween crafts and yummy treats. Finish the evening with trick-or-treating around the library. Don’t forget to wear your costume! Wednesday, 4-5:30 p.m.
October 31 | Cypress
Food, game booths, candy, family games, entertainment and more. Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. General admission, $3, (kids 1 and under free). Volunteers needed. Cypress Community Center.
Halloween Spooktacular at Artesia Park
October 31 | Artesia
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.
Trick or Treat on Main Street
October 31 | Seal Beach
On Halloween, Main Street merchants will pass out candy to trick-or-treaters in costume. Children must be age appropriate to receive candy. Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free. Main Street.
Kids Halloween Festival
October 31 | Downtown Los Angeles
Children and their families in Downtown LA are invited to celebrate Halloween at the 11th Annual Halloween Festival. Children will enjoy face painters, bounce houses, arts and crafts tables, puppet shows, trick-or-treat doors, and more! Tickets include all activities and snacks. Wednesday, 5-8 p.m. $8 presale; $10 at the door. Grand Hope Park at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.
Halloween at Del Amo Fashion Center
October 31 | Torrance
Calling all pint-sized witches, wizards, ghosts and goblins! Del Amo Fashion Center is hosting a spooktacular afternoon of family-friendly activities and fun on Halloween! From 4 to 7 p.m., costumed kiddos are invited to a mall-wide Trick-or-Treat! All kids in costume are invited to visit retailers from around the center to receive a special treat. Stop by the Guest Services desk for a list of participating retailers. The fun doesn’t stop there, from 4 to 6 p.m. join Vampirina and your favorite Disney Jr. Pals on the Main Level in Lux Court for some HalloVeen fun.Costumes are encouraged! All attendees at the Play Date will have a chance to win a $50 Fancy Shopping Spree from the Disney store at Del Amo Fashion Center! Wednesday, 4-7 p.m. Free.
Halloweenfest at Neff Estate
October 31 | La Mirada
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. This family event is perfect for all ages. Wednesday, 4:30-8 p.m. Free.
Cops N’ Goblins Halloween Spooktacular
October 31 | Buena Park
Enjoy ghoulish characters and trick-or-treat tour through the decorated police department and city hall. Take free candy, go through the haunted maze, and listen to music. Wednesday, 2-4 p.m.
October 31 | Norwalk
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. Ghosts, goblins, witches, zombies, fairies and spirits of all kinds are invited. All ages are welcome to participate. There will be game booths, a costume contest, a community scarecrow contest, raffles, music, crafts, lots of candy and more. Plus, food will be available for purchase. Free. Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. Norwalk City Hall Lawn.
Trick or Treat at the Shops at Montebello
October 31 | Montebello
Trick or treat at The Shops at Montebello, 3-5 p.m. for children ages 3-10. Look for the orange pumpkin sign at participating retailers. Stop by Simon Guest Services in Center Court for a special treat. Limit one per child. Photo packages available for purchase at the Cherry Hill Halloween Photo Booth in Center Court, 2-8 p.m.
Trick or Treat on Second Street
October 31 | Long Beach
Calling all ghosts, goblins, princesses and superheroes! Grab a bag and come show off your costumes in return for some serious candy loot! Walk the streets of Belmont Shore and trick or treat in participating businesses. Wednesday, 4-6 p.m.
Halloween Spookfest at The District of Tustin Legacy
October 31 | Tustin
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! Enjoy trick or treating throughout the Promenade – look for the “Trick or Treat Here” signs in the windows of participating Promenade stores and restaurants. Pick up a free Trick-or-Treat bag at the District booth located in the AMC Courtyard (while supplies last). Wednesday, 5-7 p.m. Free.
Halloween Spookfest at Cerritos Towne Center
October 31 | Cerritos
Spend Halloween at Cerritos Towne Center! Activities include trick-or-treating, DJ dance parties, crafts, kids activities, photo opportunities and more! Look for “Trick or Treat Here” signs in the windows of participating stores and restaurants. All families are invited and encouraged to wear their spookiest costume. Pick up a free trick-or-treat bag at The Cerritos Towne Center booth, located near Rubio’s (while supplies last). Wednesday, 4-6 p.m. Free.
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