132+ Halloween Events in Southern California
A spooktacular Halloween is creeping up, and we’ve got the ultimate list of Halloween happenings in SoCal! From pumpkin patches to haunted mazes to trick-or-treating, this year’s Halloween is better than ever!
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Enchanted Country Pumpkins
Brea | Now – October 31
Enjoy a family pumpkin patch with carnival games, mini tractor rides, inflatables, petting zoo, and get a chance to hold adorable baby chicks. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children, age 2 and under are free. Entrance fee is cash only or purchase online ahead of time. Mention Kidsguide to get a free bottle of hand sanitizer.
Spooky Science with the Monster Academy
Discovery Cube LA & OC | Now – October 31
Plan an exciting family day at Discovery Cube’s Spooky Science Festival! Don’t miss this annual Halloween-themed event.
Join costume parades every weekend, create your own monster at Dr. Pumpkinstein’s Monster-Making Lab, explore the Perilous Pumpkin Launch, make your own unique Día de Los Muertos mask, and more! On Halloween weekend, enjoy special trick-or-treating throughout the museum.
Adults and kids of all ages are encouraged to dress up in your favorite costumes. Find Spooky Science at both Discovery Cube Orange County and Discovery Cube Los Angeles.
Discovery Cube OC: $14.95/kids (14 and under), $19.95/adults (15+), $16.95/senior (62+)
Discovery Cube LA: $13.95/kids (14 and under), $15.95/adults (15+), $15.95/seniors (62+)
Fall Festival at Lakewood Equestrian Center
Lakewood | October 15 & 17
Join Pony Time for glow in the dark pony rides, carnival games, prizes, face painting, petting zoo, animal feeding, and a Halloween-themed picture pony booth. Presale tickets only. No tickets will be sold at the door. Activity ticket is $20 and pony ride is $10.
Fall-O-Ween at Heritage Hill Historical Park
Lake Forest | Friday – Sunday, October 15-17 & 22-24
Tour the decorated historical grounds during special park hours and take your picture at a variety of fall and Halloween-themed photo opportunities. Try to find your way through the hay maze and complete a scavenger hunt for ghoulish goodies at this free, family-friendly event. Costumes are encouraged, pets welcome.
Spooky Science at Columbia Memorial Space Center
Downey | Saturday, October 16
Celebrate a spooky-themed day of science at the Columbia Memorial Space Center! Flying bats, falling ghosts, and LED jack-o-lanterns are just a few of the stations you and your family will be able to enjoy during this two-hour special event. A variety of hands-on activities will be available for all ages to experiment with. Costumes are highly encouraged! The Space Center will be closed to the general public on Spooky Science Day. Pre-purchased registration required. Admission: $5 per person. Children 3 and younger are free.
Costa Mesa | Saturday, October 16
See scarecrows displayed on the lawn, enjoy kids costume contest, face painting, trick or treat stations, pumpkin decorating, mobile recreation and food trucks.
Fall for All at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Costa Mesa | Saturday, October 16
Celebrate fall with different cultural traditions featuring live performances from local community groups and festival activities for the whole family. Bring your own folding chairs. Refreshments available for purchase. Tickets: $10.
Spooky Expo at Frank & Son Collectible Show
City of Industry | Saturday & Sunday, October 16-17
Check out 70+ spooky vendors at one of the biggest collectible shows around. Free admission, free parking.
Pirate’s Cave Haunt
Orange | Select Nights, October 16-31
Walk through this amazing home haunt put on by father and son team for over 22 years. This year’s theme, Curse of Calico Jack, will have you walking through a mine cave with things lurking in the shadows. The cave is open for a kid-friendly candy hunt the last two weekends.
Fall Faire & Pumpkin Patch at Environmental Nature Center
Newport Beach | Sunday, October 17
The Environmental Nature Center will be hosting its annual Fall Faire, featuring crafts, games, pony rides, a petting zoo, entertainment, a pumpkin patch, and food from local OC restaurants.
Family Fun Halloween Festival at 2ND & PCH
Long Beach | Sunday, October 17
A day of Halloween fun featuring local makers and vendors, live performance by Jack and Sally (from Nightmare Before Christmas), live music, face painting, photo ops, and more. Costumes encouraged.
Tustin Block Party
Old Town Tustin | Thursday, October 21
The evening will include live music, fun games, face painting, shopping vendors, food and drinks, trick-or-treating, raffle prizes, and more. Costumes encouraged. Located on El Camino Real in Old Town Tustin (between Main St. and First St.).
Halloween Night Market at Anaheim GardenWalk
Anaheim | October 22-23 and 29-31
Enjoy an evening of shopping from your favorite spooky vendors, live entertainment, food trucks, and fun photo ops.
OC Ghostbusters at Pretend City
Irvine | Saturday, October 23
The Ghostbusters will be at Pretend City to handle all of the ghouls and goblins that try to impede on the fun. Enjoy a spooky good time with hands-on activities and photo ops. Included with museum admission.
William J Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center, Irvine | Saturday, October 23
Trick-or-treat around the pool decks and enjoy the floating pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, costume contest, recreational swimming, bounce houses, sensory stations, and more. Pricing: $10 (12 and under – includes pumpkin). Advance registration required.
Pumpkin Patch & Fall Fun Fest at Santa Anita Park
Arcadia | Weekends, October 23-24 and 30-31
Bring the whole family to enjoy the pumpkin patch, inflatable bouncers, Ferris wheel, giant slide, face painting, crafts, pony rides, carnival rides, and plenty of picnic space. Pricing: $5 for adults (includes program and parking), kids (17 and under) are free. Pricing for rides and attractions range $2-10. Plus, USA Street Food Awards ($10) is also happening closing weekend of the Pumpkin Patch & Fall Fest.
Boo at the Santa Ana Zoo
Santa Ana | October 23-24 and 29-30
Follow a fun Halloween trail through the zoo during extended admission hours. You’ll discover “merry, not scary” decorations along the way, making this an activity the whole family can enjoy together, wearing family-friendly costumes and collecting goody bags for each child on the way out. Limited tickets available, must be purchased online. Admission: $29.95 for non-members.
Huntington Beach | Saturday, October 23
Fun family activities will include a pumpkin patch and carving station, games, food trucks, Monster House movie screening, and more. Bring chairs and blankets to sit on. $20 per family, additional pumpkins available for purchase. Register online.
A Faery Hunt Show and Fairy Halloween Party
Tarzana | Saturday, October 23
Enjoy an enchanted Faery Hunt show and Halloween Party. Activities include one-on-one time with the fairies, dancing, games, storytelling, fairy unicorn readings, frolic, and fun!
Halloween Zoo-tacular at OC Zoo
Orange | Saturday, October 23
Visit the OC Zoo for Halloween fun. Activities include trick-or-treating (ages 12 and under) and spooky crafts. The first 100 children in costume receive a free gift! See zoo animals receive treat-filled pumpkins throughout the day. Included with zoo admission.
Family Fun Halloween Festival
Outlets at San Clemente | Saturday, October 23
Get ready for some Halloween fun featuring local makers and vendors, live music, photo ops, face painting, Halloween activities, and meet and greet with Mickey & Minnie! Costumes encouraged.
Howl-o-Ween Storytelling at El Dorado Nature Center
El Dorado Park, Long Beach | Saturday, October 23
Delicious Shivers and Startled Gasps by South Coast Storytellers Guild. Join them for spooky stories as the sun sets over the Nature Center. Free event, parking is $8. Check out El Dorado Frontier inside the park for more family fun.
Halloween Spooktacular & Trunk or Treat
Dana Point | Saturday, October 23
Celebrate with a haunted house maze, games, crafts, cookie decorating, entertainment, a costume parade and treats for children. Trunk or treat with Dana Point Police Services in the parking lot. Meet bloodhounds, bomb squad, K-9 unit, and mounted patrol. Then, enjoy a Halloween movie on the ball field with free hot chocolate, popcorn, and candy.
Trunk & Treat at Fairhaven Memorial Park
Santa Ana | Saturday, October 23
Bring your family to take a .5 mile walk, collect treats and enjoy an array of beautiful cars, from classic to current. Open to the public and free to attend. Costumes encouraged. Register to attend.
Onward Movie in the Park
Fountain Valley Sports Park | Saturday, October 23
Enjoy the fall weather and come in your best costume for fun trick-or-treating, games, popcorn, and movie screening of Onward. Bring your lawn chairs and blanket.
Los Alamitos | Saturday, October 23
A fun, safe Halloween event for families. Free admission. Wear your best costume and enter the costume contest.
Hocus Pocus Halloween Movie Night
Heritage Museum of OC, Santa Ana | Saturday, October 23
Before the movie begins, run “amuck, amuck, amuck” and enjoy trick-or-treating, themed photo ops, a costume contest, and trivia. Then find your spot, enjoy your picnic, and watch the Disney Halloween classic “Hocus Pocus” under the stars surrounded by the beautiful Victorian buildings of Heritage Museum of Orange County. Tickets: $24.99. Children 2 and under are free.
Sea Scare at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
San Pedro | Saturday, October 23
Enjoy family-friendly Halloween activities with a “Haunted Port Town” theme that includes all of your favorites – games, take-home crafts, the haunted maze, Skull Alley, and a costume contest! Tickets: $8-15.
Halloween at Western Museum of Flight
Torrance | Saturday, October 23
Visit the Western Museum of Flight for a day of Halloween fun! Learn the science of flying broomsticks and other airborne things, story time, and treats. Admission is free for Halloween creatures in costume.
Ohana’s Halloween Town
Garden Grove | Saturday, October 23
A family-friendly event with 50+ vendors and small shops, artists, music, food, drinks, giveaways, photo ops, trick-or-treating, and kids Halloween costume contest.
Boo at the Zoo at Wild Wonders
Bonsall | Weekends, October 23-24 and 30-31
Go on a tour to see nocturnal animals with provided flashlights, spot the “Ghost of the Amazon”, visit candy stations, sip on apple cider, and wear your favorite costume! Tours are $250 for a group of 1-5 people. Additional guests are $30 (ages 12 and up) and $15 (ages 5-11).
Halloween at Southern California’s Children’s Museum
Pasadena | October 25-31
Enjoy creepy stories during Story & Crafts, a faBOOlous Bilingual Circle time, fangtastic sing-alongs, and visit their colorful mini pumpkin patch. Costumes are encouraged! Halloween Kits also available for purchase.
Cemetery Lane: Trick R Treat Experience
Heritage Square Museum, Los Angeles | October 27-31
Explore a neighborhood of Victorian manors and haunted houses where the neighbors are dying to celebrate Halloween. Cemetery Lane features 13 themed trick-r-treat stops and other surprises for kids of all ages. Cemetery Lane is spooky but safe — no jump scares, but eerie with ghostly sights and creepy characters. While intended for all ages, the event is less scary during our daytime hours, and gets spookier as the night goes on. Tickets: $25-30.
Treats in the Streets Autumn Festival
Orange | Thursday, October 28
This free community event includes games, trick or treating with local merchants, a costume parade, entertainment, community parades, and Saber Guild light show.
Casa Creepy Haunted House at Casa Romantica
San Clemente | Thursday – Saturday, October 28-30
Walk through 2.5 acres of a 1920s-themed haunted house and gardens. Werewolves, vampires, and ghosts are waiting behind every corner of the historic home. Suitable for most families with children ages 8 and up. Tickets: $12-18.
Frankenstein Friday at Pretend City
Irvine | Friday, October 29
In honor of Mary Shelley’s classic fictional character, Frankenstein, Pretend City is celebrating this green giant with monstrously fun activities. Explore the variations of the color green in the art studio and make your own monster friends using recycled goods and natural materials. Included with admission.
Trunk-or-Treat with Fullerton Police Department
Fullerton | Friday, October 29
Trunk-or-Treat will be held in the back lot of the police department at the corner of Highland and Amerige. Wear your costume, and trick-or-treat with some of the officers that keep your neighborhoods safe.
Mini Monsters Bash at Children’s Museum at La Habra
La Habra | Friday, October 29
Calling all little monsters for a Halloween bash featuring games, crafts, mini-maze and costume parade! Little ones and their adults are encouraged to dress in costume! Included with paid admission.
Cops N’ Goblins
Buena Park | Friday, October 29
Bring your little goblins out for a Halloween and trick-or-treat experience with the Buena Park Police Department and Community Services Department. Enjoy candy, carnival games, pumpkin patch, arts and crafts, haunted house, costume contest, and food trucks.
Halloween Spookfest at Admiral Kidd Park
Long Beach | Friday, October 29
Trunk or treat, crafts, games starting at 5pm and Hocus Pocus movie in the park at 7:30pm.
Trunk or Treat with Gente Night Market
Santa Ana | Friday, October 29
Come in costume to trunk or treat and enjoy some sweet treats. Pets welcomed.
Halloween Spookfest at Long Beach Towne Center
Long Beach | Friday, October 29
Bring your friends and family to enjoy kid-friendly entertainment, including a Frankenstein look-alike stilt walker, trick-or-treating candy stations, music, airbrush tattoos, costume contest, and more.
Halloween on the Boardwalk
Redondo Beach Pier | Friday, October 29
An outdoor Halloween experience featuring balloons, boat rides (free for costumed riders), prizes for best costumes, DJ, selfie station, sponsor giveaways, and trick-or-treat on the pier.
Halloween Trick or Treat Festival
Norwalk | Friday, October 29
Visit the neighborhood park from 6-8pm for pumpkin painting, games, costume, contest, trunk or treat, and a night full of spooky activities. Event will take place at Hermosillo Park, Lakeside Park, and Norwalk Park.
Creatures of the Night at Sherman Library & Gardens
Corona del Mar | Friday & Saturday, October 29-30
Creatures of the Night is a lively and engaging event where families can come to have fun while learning about the habits of birds of prey and nocturnal animals. Grab the whole family and enjoy an eerie garden walk to discover what plants do after dark. Toxic specimens, night blooming plants, and the Forbidden Jungle await! Dissect an owl pellet in the Nocturnal Alley and create your own baby owlet out of a pinecone at the craft table.
Receive a passport to explore the Gardens after dark and visit interactive animal stations. Guests can get up close to birds of prey, tortoises, creepy, crawly bugs and get a close look at dissected carnivorous plants. Scorpions, tarantulas, lizards, snakes and other nocturnal animals will all be in the gardens.
Tickets: $25/non-member, $15/member. Children 3 and under are free. Advance ticket sales only. No tickets will be sold at the gate.
Spooky Seas: Haunted Tales at the Ocean Institute
Dana Point | Friday & Saturday, October 29-30
Visit the Mad Scientist Lab to make ghost bubbles and fizzing eyeballs, and the Candy Lab to perform experiment on treats. Learn sailor myths, legends, and superstitions, and meet and greet with a fintastic mermaid. Costumes are welcome and encouraged.
The Nightmare Before Christmas Live-to-Film Concert
Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles | October 29-30
Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas live-to-film concert experience featuring Danny Elfman singing the songs of Jack Skellington plus special guests “Weird Al” Yankovic, Ken Page, and Billie Eilish as Sally. This event will start at 8 pm and include on-site trick-or-treating and a pre-show costume contest! As of 10/13/21, October 29th show is sold out.
Wildlife Learning Center’s Creeptacular
Sylmar | Friday & Saturday, October 29-30
Get ready for a creeptacular night in your costume and enjoy Halloween treats and decor while encountering creatures of the night and venturing in to their reimagined Reptile Cave.
Haunted House & Hearse Car Show at the Whittier Museum
Whittier | Friday – Sunday, October 29-31
Realm of the Supernatural is a complete full-scale, haunted house-maze experience. Are you brave enough to confront these forgotten spirits now roaming within the Whittier Museum? Recommended for mature audiences (not associated with the trick-or-treat event). Also, don’t miss the free Hearse Car Show happening on Saturday, October 30. See over 20 unique vintage-style hearses on display.
Trick-or-Treat at the Whittier Museum
Whittier | Saturday, October 30
An all-ages friendly Halloween event where kids can safely receive candy. Free admission and free candy for all visitors without the worry of being frightened. Check out the Haunted House and Hearse Car Show happening the same day.
Spooky Saturday at Shoreline Village
Long Beach | Saturday, October 30
Bring the family for trick or treating, face painting, live music, fortune teller, and more.
Fall Fest at The Pike Outlets
Long Beach | Saturday, October 30
Enjoy an afternoon of fun featuring magic shows, kid’s crafts, character meet & greets, balloon & caricature artists, an online costume contest and center-wide trick-or-treating!
Historical Cemetery Tour at Sunnyside Cemetery
Long Beach | Saturday, October 30
This one-of-a-kind living history event provides an amazing opportunity to remember the lesser-known and well-known figures in Long Beach history. The daytime tour features graveside presentations by professional and volunteer actors in period costumes who relate the life and demise of the person lying in rest. Appropriate for families and all ages.
Marine Mammal Scare Center
San Pedro | Saturday, October 30
Visit the Marine Mammal Scare Center to enjoy trick-or-treating, costume contest, and a pumpkin carving contest. The most exciting part will be seeing recovering seal and sea lion patients! Tickets: $10/children, $20/adults.
The Great Anaheim Halloween Parade Scavenger Hunt
Downtown Anaheim | Saturday, October 30
Ten parade floats will be hidden around Downtown Anaheim. This family-friendly, large-scale hide-and-seek offers up close photo ops with the floats, plus treats, crafts, and other surprises. Those able to visit all 10 spots can be entered in a raffle to win 4 tickets to Disneyland. Visit their Facebook page for clues to where the floats are hiding.
Spooky Treat Trolley
Dana Point | Saturday, October 30
The Spooky Treat Trolley will be making stops at the following park locations to distribute treats to children up to 12 years of age. Pines Park (4pm), Sunset Park (5pm), Dana Wood Park (6pm), and Sea Canyon Park (7pm).
Newport Beach | Saturday, October 30
Come out for the 4th Annual Halloween Spooktacular at Mariners Park! There will be live music, trunk-or-treat area, a haunted maze, carnival games, bounce houses, costume contests, food trucks, and fun for the whole family! The event is free to attend. Food will be available for purchase.
San Clemente | Saturday, October 30
Swim in the Activity Pool & Play Structure, float with pumpkins, listen to spooky music, play on the inflatable obstacle course, decorate a pumpkin, and enjoy Halloween-themed activities in and out of the pool. Pre-registration required.
Halloween Storytime at Bowers Museum
Santa Ana | Saturday, October 30
Join local children’s author Stefanie Annis for a special reading of her newest book Coco the Chameleon, followed by coloring activities and additional Halloween-themed books read by volunteer docents. Costumes encouraged! Free with general admission.
Halloween Trick-or-Treat Party at Bella Terra
Huntington Beach | Saturday, October 30
Go trick-or-treating center-wide, listen to festive and spooky tunes, and enjoy balloon twisters, free face painting, and take pictures with your favorite characters including the Sanderson Sisters, Jack Skellington & Sally, and Vampirina. Goodie bags will be given to the first 500 kids. RSVP online.
Boo at the Bay: Family Halloween Party
Upper Newport Bay, Newport Beach | Saturday, October 30
Visit the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center for a fun family Halloween party featuring spooky stories, creepy crafts, weird science experiments, bizarre animals, and hair-raising games. All children who attend in costume will receive ghoulish door prizes.
Jack O’ Lantern Jamboree at Atlantis Play Center
Garden Grove | Saturday, October 30
Families are invited to attend the annual Jack O’ Lantern Jamboree, a Halloween-themed community event. Activities include train rides, bounce houses, crafts, airbrush tattoos, pumpkin patch, petting zoo and reptile show. Costumes are encouraged. Ticket prices are $10 (ages 3-13), $2 (ages 14+), children 2 and under are free.
Battleship IOWA Halloween STEMebration
San Pedro | Saturday, October 30
Come aboard Battleship IOWA for free candy, games, crafts, and more! Trick or treat at candy stations, play carnival games to collect Halloween Vicky the Dog stickers, and apply fun science concepts to build your own light-up wand, fly a spooky kite, and launch a spider rocket! Family-friendly Halloween movies will be playing on the media wall at the stern of the ship and IOWA crew members will be sharing spooky story books throughout the night. Costumes encouraged.
Scarium of the Pacific at Aquarium of the Pacific
Long Beach | Saturday & Sunday, October 30-31
Discover the creatures lurking in the depths at Scarium of the Pacific—a Halloween-themed weekend for the whole family. Enjoy special Halloween programs, including the annual children’s costume contest, creepy coloring contest, magic shows, underwater pumpkin carving, storytelling, crafts, and meet eerie animals. Included with admission.
Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade
Long Beach | Sunday, October 31
Enjoy a vendor and pet adoption fair, and see 500+ costumed dogs as they parade around. Halloween costume contest for kids and adults with prizes too.
Safe Harvest Halloween Festival
Anaheim | Sunday, October 31
A safe alternative to trick or treating on Halloween for the low-income families living in motels in Anaheim. The event serves 1200 children and their families. Enjoy candy, carnival-style game booths, activities, and entertainment.
Trick-or-Treat Through the City at Pretend City
Irvine | Sunday, October 31
It’s all treats and no treats here in the city! Be part of the special trick-or-treat extravaganza as Pretedgineers give away some neat surprises. Enjoy crafting fun in the art studio, move and groove with Disco Dracula, and enjoy a Halloween story time. Included with admission.
Mr. Bones Halloween Trick or Treat Spooktacular
Culver City | Sunday, October 31
It’s a Halloween party! Come in your best costume, enjoy Halloween music all day long and enjoy live entertainment and trick to treating with costumed characters.
Trunk or Treat Spooky Car Cruise-In
El Segundo | Sunday, October 31
Enjoy Halloween at The Zimmerman Automobile Driving Museum with family and friends alongside plenty of classic and vintage automobiles. Bring the kids, dress up in spooky costumes, and have ice cream from the ice cream parlor. Suggested donation: $5-10. Kids 10 and under are free.
Spooktacular Tea Party
Long Beach | Sunday, October 31
Visit Dream Come True Tea & Party Room to enjoy a festive set menu with delicious tea sandwiches, soup, fancy desserts, tea, and more. Fun crafts, prizes, and games for adults and children. Costumes encouraged. Tickets: $45 per person.
Halloween Spooktacular at Anaheim Hills Festival
Anaheim | Sunday, October 31
Calling all goblins, ghosts, and ghouls to join the Halloween Spooktacular! The event will feature trick-or-treating throughout the shopping center at participating tenants and restaurants, live DJ, face painting, balloon twisting, photo opportunities, and more.
Halloween Spooktacular & 1 Year Anniversary at Play & Parties
The Village at Orange Mall | Sunday, October 31
Join Play & Parties for their one-year anniversary with a spooky good time. Favorite halloween friends will lead the group in fun games, crafts, costume contests, costume parades, and so much more! Come dressed in your halloween costume and get the chance of winning some fun prizes and take lots of pictures.
Annual Halloween DTLA Festival for Kids
Los Angeles | Sunday, October 31
Children and their families living and working in Downtown Los Angeles are invited to celebrate Halloween in Grand Hope Park at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM.) Enjoy a Trick-or-Treat trail, character meet and greets, hot dogs, live entertainment including puppet shows and magic shows, and more! Tickets include all activities, snacks, and entertainment. Tickets: $8-10.
Halloween Carnivals at Lakewood Parks
Lakewood | Sunday, October 31
Lakewood’s traditional Halloween Carnivals offer fun and safety for youngsters on the year’s spookiest night. Special carnival activities are scheduled from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Biscailuz, Bloomfield, Bolivar, Boyar, Del Valle, Mayfair, Palms and San Martin parks. There will be inflatable attractions at Mayfair park for an additional fee. Each park will have a special theme.
Headless Horseman’s Hallow’s Eve at Muzeo
Anaheim | Sunday, October 31
Learn the art of creating your own miniature book of this spooky tale, visit the tarot card reader, create a bubbling colorful potion, and enjoy drinkable potions and treats. Cross a cedar-plank bridge into the charming exhibit of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. There will also be children’s crafts and a special costume contest just for kids. Admission: $10-30. Children 5 and under are free. Price includes keepsake book, personalized potion bottle, and a satchel of surprises.
Boonion Station at Union Station LA
Los Angeles | Saturday & Sunday, October 30-31
Union Station transforms into a Halloween village featuring delightfully devilish activities for families including a fun and fuzzy spider forest, Halloween crafts, tarantula tattoos, mad scientist slime sessions, treats-on-track trail, monster mash dance parties, costume contests, pumpkin patch picnic with food trucks, cobweb craft corner, Day of the Dead destination, and a host of stilt walkers and Halloween characters. Free advanced tickets required. Walk-ins welcome on a first-come, first-served basis.
Absolutely Halloween – Family Theatre Musical
Santa Monica Playhouse | Fridays, Now – October 29
Absolutely Halloween is an absolutely ‘don’t miss’ Halloween theatre treat for the entire family. A musical tale of a sweet girl named Candy, who learns lessons about life, love, laughter, and sugar from a delightful array of colorful characters, who take her on a magical adventure to save Halloween.
Hallowe’en Spooktacular at Bob Baker Marionette Theatre
Los Angeles | Select Days, Now – October 31
In this hour-long, family friendly boo-sical revue, over one hundred spirited puppets rally to unearth ghastly things on strings. From whirling witches, to the soulful laments of Dracula and Vampira, to a bone-rattling soirée of glow-in-the-dark skeletons in a hidden cabaret, Bob Baker’s Hallowe’en Spooktacular whisks you to the place where imagination lurks.
Tunnel of Terror OC Haunted Car Wash
Anaheim | Select Dates, Now – October 30
Experience a world-class car wash through a haunted tunnel! The Tunnel of Terror car wash is a carefully curated experience, with scary and creepy performers popping up throughout the wash, and special effects providing a terrifying ambiance. Cost: $30-35 per vehicle.
Horror Car Wash
Lakewood | Fridays – Sundays, Now – October 31
Get a horrifying car wash from ghosts and ghouls! Theatrical special effects will leave you on the edge of your seat— Keep you seat belt secured and your hands and arms inside at all times! Cost: $30-40 per car.
Adventure City’s Boo-Tastic Halloween Party
Anaheim | Select Dates, Now – October 29
Enjoy 11 exciting rides, walk through the “Trick-or-Treat Street” for free candy and trinkets, enter the Cosmic Vortex Tunnel, ride the Express Train for a fun Halloween Scavenger Hunt, get free glow accessories to light up the night, join the Spooktacular Dance Party, meet the Mad Science Magician, and show your Halloween spirit! Tickets: $29.50.
Spider Pavilion Exhibition
Natural History Museum Los Angeles | Now – December 5
This one-of-a-kind seasonal pavilion gives you a rare glimpse into the secret life of spiders. Stroll through the open air pavilion to see hundreds of orb weavers and their amazing webs all around you. Then enter the spider den to peer into enclosed habitats that house different species from tarantulas to jumping spiders. Pricing: $6 to enter the pavilion, plus regular admission.
Boo at the L.A. Zoo
Los Angeles | Now – October 31
Enjoy Halloween decor, a spooky stroll with photo ops, an extinct-animal graveyard, and other weird and wacky animal facts and educational opportunities. Weekends include special animal feedings, merry-not-scary entertainment, take-home crafts, and, during the last two weekends in October, trick-or-treat candy stations scattered throughout the Zoo grounds.
Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge
Anaheim | Now – October 31
Great Wolf Lodge will feature a variety of fa-BOO-lous events and treats to celebrate the spooky season including Boo Bingo, grab-n-go crafts, Halloween-themed yoga, trick-or-treat trail, story time, Monster Bash dance party, and learn to draw critter cartoons. Events are included with an overnight stay.
Cabinet of Curiosities Halloween Boutique
Roger’s Gardens, Corona del Mar | Now – October 31
The seasonal Halloween Boutique is now open at Roger’s Gardens. Experience the thrill of classic horror as you explore eerie and unusual rooms. Discover cabinets overflowing with unusual artifacts and antiquities. Curated themed boutiques include Frankenstein’s Laboratory, Dracula’s Dining Hall, The Mummy’s Tomb, The Creature’s Black Lagoon, and The Bride of Frankenstein’s Chamber.
Haunt of Halloween: Haunted Maze Attractions
Mission Viejo | Now – October 31
Outpost 13 Haunted Maze is an intense and terrifying journey designed to shock senses, test limits, and bring out your deepest fears! Recommended for ages 13 and up. Tickets: $20-25.
Not-So-Scary Haunted Maze is a family-friendly, less-haunted version of the maze featuring trick-or-treating throughout the maze, pumpkin carving and decorating, spooky shows, and Halloween acts. Costumes encouraged. Recommended for children under 12. Tickets: $15.
George the Giant’s Strange Museum of Oddities & Wonders is a museum filled with haunted objects (for real), two-headed animals, chupacabras, and more. Entry fee is $3 and can be purchased on-site.
Haunted Hunt & SOAR – Monarch Migration
South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes Peninsula
Come find haunted houses of all shapes and sizes throughout the garden’s 87 acres. This is the perfect Halloween outing for visitors of all ages. ON Halloween day, go on the hunt in costume! Snap a pictures in front of one of the haunted houses, post the photo on social media using #HauntedHuntContest and tag @scbgarden. Their team will select a winner with the best costume. Winner receives two golden tickets to SOAR!
The garden’s newest exhibit, SOAR – Monarch Migration, showcases monarchs and mimics in an immersive pavilion. Explore the garden area to see plants monarchs love, including milkweed. Tickets: $7-22 for non-members. Open now until November 30.
Icons of Darkness: The Exhibition
Hollywood & Highland | Now – February 28, 2022
See the most extensive, privately-owned collection of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror film artifacts on Earth including screen-used props, original costumes, life casts, production-made maquettes, makeup effects heads, and artifacts from Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wizard of Oz, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and more!
Haunt O’ Ween LA: An Immersive Halloween Experience
Woodland Hills | Now – October 31
An immersive family-friendly playground full of Halloween adventures and fun! Explore 150,000 sq. ft. full of trick-or-treating in the town, pumpkin picking and carving, face painting, performances, games, immersive Halloween-themed tunnels, a 40ft. carousel, and 35,000 pumpkins on display. Price: $35 per person and $31.50 for groups (minimum 8 people). Children under 2 are free.
Haunted Mini Golf at SpeedZone
City of Industry | Fridays & Saturdays, Now – October 31
Choose from two spooky courses filled with shocking scares. The Dawn of Daytona course is family-friendly with a silly pumpkin patch and cemetery, followed by a forest of spirits and witches. The Spirts of Sebring course begins in a pumpkin patch, but a toxic spill has caused the pumpkins and scarecrows to come to life, overrunning the mini golf course. Tickets: $18.99-59.99.
Halloween at Kidspace Children’s Museum
Pasadena | Now – October 31
Come march, dance, and strut the orange catwalk in the fanciful Halloween parade. Enjoy pumpkin decorating, silly story times, and up-close visits with hairy-not-scary-spider friends. Indoor spaces are now open featuring exhibitions, Mighty Build Guild (where you can make costumes out of cardboard) and Sssensational Sssnakes! As an extra treat, on Halloween weekend, Bob Baker Marionette Theater will be presenting Hallowe’en Spooktacular, a spirited puppet show for all ages. Costumes encouraged!
Knott’s Spooky Farm
Buena Park | Weekends, Now – October 31
Enjoy the spooktacular Halloween season at Knott”s Spooky Farm, an event full of Halloween activities for kids ages 3-11. Trick-or-treat through Ghost Town, visit the Pumpkin Patch, watch fun shows, and learn about creepy crawlies.
Knott’s Scary Farm
Buena Park | Select Nights, Now – October 31
Terror comes to life as the theme park shifts into your worst nightmare, with horrifying monsters and hair-raising scares looming around every turn. Guests will have to confront their greatest fears with 15 haunted attractions, including five sinister scare zones, eight mesmerizing mazes, and two seasonal ride overlays to some of your favorite park attractions. Recommended for ages 13 and up.
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios
Hollywood | Thursdays – Sundays, Now – October 31
This year’s event brings together terrifying mazes, sinister scare zones, outrageous live entertainment and some of the park’s most exhilarating attractions. Maze themes include The Haunting of Hill House, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Universal Monsters, Michael Myers, and more. Select rides are open during HHN. Admission: $69.99. Recommended for ages 13 and up.
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
Griffith Park, Los Angeles | Select Nights, Now – October 31
The hayride will have all-new mazes and scare zones including Midnight Falls, Midnight Mortuary, and Dead End Diner. Live entertainment provided by The Monte Revolta Show and his Band of the Living Dead. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Tickets: $29.99-109.99.
Urban Death Tour of Terror: Haunted Theatre Attraction
Hollywood | Select Nights, Now – November 1
The family-friendly tour aims to scare and delight haunters of all ages in a dark and twisting haunted maze and spooky theatre attraction. After facing the maze, guests are treated to a family-friendly live show. Recommended for ages 8 and up. The more horrifying version of the tour is recommended for ages 17 and up.
Haunted Aquarium at Birch Aquarium
La Jolla | October 22-24
Meet slimy sea creatures, learn about mysterious animals from the sea, and get up close with spooky science. Admission includes access to all aquarium exhibits as well as treat bags, and Halloween fun – a “kelp” maze, costume showcase, music and more!
HalGLOWeen at San Diego Zoo
San Diego | Fridays – Sunday, Now – October 31
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. Guests can enjoy a multitude of entertainment options, including live music, amazing performances, and awesome interactive games and costume fun. Plus, kids receive free admission to the zoo throughout October.
Autumn Festival at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
San Diego | Weekends, October 16-31
Celebrate the fall season with wildlife encounters, entertainment and culinary comforts. Experience live bluegrass music, play trivia games, win special culinary prizes, maze, and a special lantern ceremony. Plus, kids receive free admission to the zoo throughout October.
San Diego | Weekends, Now – October 31
SeaWorld Spooktacular features a trick-or-treat candy trail, Sesame Street Countdown to Halloween show, Halloween dance party and costume parade, meet a mermaid and favorite Sesame Street characters, hay maze, pumpkin hunt, and Día de los Muertos celebration.
San Diego | Thursdays – Sundays, Now – October 31
For the first time ever, Howl-O-Scream has arrived to transform the peaceful SeaWorld San Diego park into something sinister featuring haunted houses, scare zones, live entertainment, DJ dance parties, access to themed bars, rides and coasters. Recommended for ages 13 and up.
Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND
Carlsbad | Saturdays, Now – October 31
LEGOLAND is open after dark with rides, trick-or-treating, live entertainment, Halloween décor, and more. See live creatures and underwater pumpkin carving at SEA LIFE Aquarium and join the Costume Contest Parade.
Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain
San Dimas | Select Nights, Now – October 31
Get ready for family-friendly thrills by day and the scariest of frights by night! Explore haunted mazes, scare zones, rides in the dark, live entertainment, and spooky sweets and eats. Fright Fest is included with park admission. The Fright Pass Haunted Maze Add-On lets you visit all premium haunted mazes (sold separately).
Hallo-saurus Nights at Cabazon Dinosaurs
Cabazon | Fridays – Sundays, Now – October 31
Celebrate a family-friendly yabba dabba Hallo-saurus at Cabazon Dinosaurs roadside attraction. Enjoy larger-than-life, Flintstone-themed painted dinosaurs, go on a colorfully lit up night walk, take photos, and get treats from the Wafflesaurus truck! Admission: $11-13. Photo Op is additional $10.
Temecula | Thursdays – Sundays, Now – October 31
Wander through terrifying mazes and scare zones including the town cemetery and asylum. Bring your mini monsters for Family Fright Hours on Fridays and Saturdays from 5-7pm for a spooky (but not scary) experience with carnival games, photo ops, trick-or-treating, and costume contest.
Castle Dark at Castle Park
Riverside | Fridays – Sundays, Now – October 31
Darkness falls on Castle Park as your biggest fears come to life. Wander through mazes and scare zones with monsters lurking around every corner. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Visit during the daytime on weekends for a family-friendly Halloween event featuring live entertainment, costume contest and parade, games, activities, photo ops, and more.
Pa’s Pumpkin Patch
Long Beach | Now – October 31
Pa’s Pumpkin Patch offers a large variety of pumpkins to choose from, as well as haystacks, corn stalks and gourds. Enjoy a snack bar, pony ride, a petting zoo and a variety of games and rides. Attractions and rides include merry-go-round, dragon race, mirror maze, toon cars, log jammer bounce, log jammer slide, and more! Admission is free, pricing for activities vary.
El Dorado Frontier Pumpkin Market
El Dorado Park, Long Beach | Fridays – Sundays, Now – October 31
Take a ride on the El Dorado Express, where you’ll learn the origin of the Jack O’ Lantern during the narrated train ride. Try your luck at unique carnival games, panning for treasures, and take a journey on the carousel and hand car ride. Photo ops, live ambient music, Tin-Type Photography, and pumpkins available too. Admission: $15-17. Ticket includes unlimited train and carousel rides. Children under 1 are free.
Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch
Irvine | Fridays – Sundays, Now – October 31
Have you ever picked your own pumpkin right out of the pumpkin patch? Tanaka Farms is one of the only farms in Orange County with a REAL pumpkin patch! There’s lots of activities, from wagon rides to arts and crafts. Pricing: $6/general admission, $6/wagon rides, $6/barnyard, $10/parking pass.
Hana Field Pumpkin Patch
Costa Mesa | Now – October 31
Enjoy the inaugural Pumpkin Patch at Hana Field. Pick your own pumpkin, wander through the flower fields, or take a wagon ride. There’s also a strawbale maze, strawbale mountain for climbing, and arts and crafts station. Pricing: $6/general admission, $6/wagon rides, $10/parking pass, $5-20/activity tickets.
Seasonal Adventures Pumpkin Patch
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa | Now – October 31
Visit the OC Fair & Event Center for a pumpkin patch featuring kiddy rides, petting zoo, inflatable slides, bounce house, and obstacle course. Entrance is free, prices for activities and pumpkins vary.
Pumpkin Patch at Irvine Park Railroad
Orange | Now – October 31
Enjoy the many activities for kids of all ages. Enjoy a not-too-spooky haunted house, hay maze, hay pyramid, picture stands, and lots of other fun activities. Ticketed activities include train rides, hay rides, moon bounce, panning for gold, John Deere racers, carnival games, and lots more. Pricing: Admission is free. There is a fee to enter the park. Activities are $6 per ticket or $80 for book of 15 tickets.
Pumpkin City’s Pumpkin Farm
Laguna Hills | Now – October 31
Meander through thousands of pumpkins, enjoy rides, games, and activities. Also, experience the new Oktoberfest Beer Garden with live music and more. Admission is free. Rides, games, and activities require tickets. Additional location in Anaheim.
Pumpkin Patch at Zoomars Petting Zoo
San Juan Capistrano | Now – October 31
Visit Zoomars Petting Zoo to see and feed animals, go on train rides, jump on a mini excavator, drive in a mini tractor, and get a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.
The Pumpkin Patch
Placentia | Now – October 31
Visit Southern California’s oldest pumpkin patch! Pet and feed baby animals, go on tractor rides, play carnival games, bounce on inflatables, run inside a human hamster ball, go gold mining, pick out beautiful gemstones, enjoy face painting, photo ops, and of course, mosey through the pumpkin patch.
Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch
Culver City | Now – October 31
OCTOBER 7-31: A spooky, fun environment complete with pumpkin carving, straw mazes, face painting and more. Enjoy the famous Pumpkin Village, boo-tique filled with Halloween favorites, tipi village, pumpkin decorating, a VIP area, and incredible activities for all ages. Food trucks and live entertainment on weekends. Admission ranges $5-25.
Mr. Jack O’ Lanterns Pumpkin Patch
LA, Torrance, & San Diego (6 Locations) | Now – October 31
Mr. Jack O’ Lanterns Pumpkin Patch is now open with games, activities, attractions, and parties along with online ordering, delivery, and curbside pick-up. Games and activities include photo station, maze, pumpkin decorating, pumpkin putting, games, slides, animal viewing, bounce house, and lots more. Free parking and admission to all pumpkin patches. Fee for rides and attractions.
Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch
Los Angeles | Now – October 31
Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch features mountains of pumpkins, straw bales, corn stalks, gourds, and more. There’s also lots of attractions including bounce houses, ponies, petting zoo, ball house, train rides, obstacle courses, straw maze, slides, carnival games, and guaranteed fun for the whole family. Free admission and free parking.
Nights of the Jack: An Immersive Halloween Experience
King Gillette Ranch, Calabasas | Select Dates, Now – October 31
Walk through an interactive trail filled with thousands of hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins. Vast grounds of elaborate, larger-than-life pumpkin installations greet visitors as they walk around the history-filled ranch. Guests can treat themselves to hot cider, seasonal cocktails, or festive fall treats. Watch live pumpkin carvings from Jack-O’-Lantern experts, stop into the Souvenir Shop, and grab a treat from LA’s best food trucks. Admission: $39.99-64.99. Parking: $9.99. Children 2 years and under are free.
Pumpkin Patch at the Beverly Center
Los Angeles | Now – October 31
Guests can enjoy farm-fresh pumpkins, Instagrammable photo moments and surprises and delights all season long. Pumpkin sales will be offered at the Concierge Desk.
Pumpkin Fest at Cal Poly Pomona
Pomona | Now – October 31
Pick the perfect pumpkin, pet a goat, ride the hay wagon, get lost in the giant corn maze, enjoy live entertainment, festival food, and fun farm demonstrations including cow milking and beekeeping. See antique tractors and farm equipment, visit the marketplace, and enjoy the Moo Moo Cow Train and children’s garden activities. Tickets will only be sold online. Price: $5-22/adults, $4-20/children depending on day and attraction bundle. Free admission on Wednesdays and Thursdays (reserve online). Only the pumpkin patch and corn maze will be available these days.
Whittier Pumpkin Patch
Whittier | Now – October 31
Go mining for gems, join a pumpkin painting party, tractor rides, and jumper and slide area. Admission is free and activity prices vary.
Fall Harvest on the Farm at Underwood Family Farms
Moorpark | Now – October 31
The farm transforms into a giant Pumpkin Patch, Pick Your Own & Fall Harvest experience filled with games, rides, photos ops, live entertainment, and themed weekends. Activities include tractor-drawn wagon rides, corn maze, corn stalk labyrinth, chicken show, pumpkin house, hay pyramids, animal center, and lots more!
Tina’s Pumpkin Patch
Sherman Oaks | Now – October 31
Join the fun at Tina’s Pumpkin Patch with pony rides, petting zoo, train ride, bouncer, slide, obstacle, and free straw maze. Free admission and parking. Prices for activities vary.
Carved at Descanso Gardens
La Cañada Flintridge | Now – October 31
See hundreds of carved pumpkins lined along a 1-mile walk through the Camellia Forest and Oak Grove at Descanso Gardens. Along with pumpkins, there will be exciting new oversized sculptures made of naturals materials. Don’t forget to check out the popular Pumpkin House, hay maze, and themed food and beverages. Pricing: $30-35 for non-members.
Peltzer Pumpkin Farm
Temecula | Now – October 31
Peltzer Farms is a family-owned and operated farm in the heart of Temecula Valley Wine Country. Once a year, they offer a country-chic, pick-your-own pumpkin patch with family activities for all to enjoy. Attractions include panning for gems, pony rides, train rides, petting farm, carnival rides, mini John Deere carts, shaved ice, pumpkin painting, and tractor garden. Entrance is $2-3 per person. Children under 2 years old are free with a paid adult. Pricing for activities vary $2-20. Enjoy unlimited weekday visits with $50 Pumpkin Pass.
Gilchrist Farm Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Patch
Santa Clarita | Now – October 31
Pick out the perfect pumpkin and enjoy making family memories with wool spinning demonstrations, forging demonstrations, goat milking, pig races, festival food, live music and performances. Attractions available for purchase include horse rides, pony rides, farm animal visits, pumpkin sling shots, archery, axe throwing, straw bale maze, slide, wagon rides, farm train, crafts, and pumpkin decorating. Free admission and free parking. Prices for attractions range $5-25. Wristband deals available.
Prancers Farm Pumpkin Patch
Santa Paula & Ventura | Now – October 31
Pick your pumpkin right off the vine or select from thousands of pre-cut pumpkins. Tractor hay rides are included with admission. See farm animals, hay pyramid, barrel train ride, and more. Tickets range from $5-10 depending on which day and week you go. Children under 2 are free and parking is free.
The Pumpkin Factory
Corona | Now – October 31
Experience the wonder of the pumpkin patch with rides, slides, ponies, petting zoo, games, and food. Attractions include carousel, spinning pumpkins, fun house, swings, archery, and more. Admission is free Monday – Thursday and $5 per person Friday – Sunday. Children 2 and under are free.
Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Farm
Redlands | Now – October 31
Visit the largest outdoor pumpkin patch in Southern California! Enjoy rides, slides, ponies, petting zoos, games, and food. Attractions include a corn maze, sunflower fields, cow coaster, mini ATVs, carousel, corn box, and lots more. Admission prices range $12-25 for adults and $7-20 for children depending on the day and time you go.
Frosty’s Forest Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch
Chino | Now – October 31
Fall at Frosty’s Forest is a time full of exciting attractions, games, and beautiful pumpkins ready for carving. Attractions include a 4-acre Ghostbusters-themed corn maze, zoo, pony rides, carnival games, slides, obstacle courses, Ferris wheel, train rides, and more. Pumpkin patch admission ranges $0-10 depending on the day. The Dark Harvest Corn Maze is also available for ages 18 and older ($30 per person).
Pumpkins in the Pines – Skypark at Santa’s Village
Skyforest | Weekends, Now – October 31
Activities include parkwide trick-or-treating, costume contest, cookie decorating, pumpkin painting, Monster Mash skate party, a walk-through haunted Fantom Forest, live entertainment and characters, light show, face painting, food, and more!
Día de los Muertos at Gente Night Market
Heritage Museum of OC, Santa Ana | Sunday, October 17
Enjoy live performances, outdoor art gallery, food and drinks, sugar skull face painting, kids craft area, raffles, altars, and over 100 vendors to shop. Also, take photos with La Catrina, Carnita the Pot Belly Pig, and Miguel & Hector from Coco.
Downtown Día de los Muertos at Grand Park
Los Angeles | October 22 – November 2
Contribute to the community altar and stroll through the park to view 20 altars made by professional artists and local organizations. On Saturday, October 23, enjoy the traditional Noche de Ofrenda ceremony honoring the dead with live performances and calavera art workshops for all ages.
Día de los Muertos at Bowers Museum
Santa Ana | Sunday, October 24
Observe Mexican Day of the Dead as we remember friends and family members who are no longer with us. Celebrate the joy and happiness they brought into our lives with music by Joel Aceves and Los Cuates, dance by Relampago del Cielo, art, and special foods. Bring a photo for our ofrendas (memorial altar), honoring our loved ones and that special pet that left too soon.
Día de Todos Santos
San Pedro | Sunday, October 24
A lively, intimate celebration to remember your loved ones. Enjoy children’s folklorico and mariachi, food trucks, craft booths, traditional ofrendas, and a free screening of the movie Coco at the Warner Grand Theatre at 2pm.
Día de los Muertos on Olvera Street
Los Angeles | October 25 – November 2
Merging ancient traditions with modern-day interpretations, you are invited to join in honoring deceased loved ones. The nightly celebration begins in the plaza with Novenario Procession, a colorful parade honoring loved ones. Visit community altars, enjoy live entertainment, face painting, and La Danza de la Muerte, a vibrant theatrical performance that tells the story of Día de los Muertos.
Día de los Muertos at The Muckenthaler
Fullerton | Thursday, October 28
Enjoy an incredible and unique shared performance by two of Southern California’s great traditional companies, Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar and Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles. They’ll be combining their prodigious talents into a single giant spectacular that will leave you speechless (sin palabras). Tickets: $20-35.
Día de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Los Angeles | Saturday, October 30
The annual Día de los Muertos festival at Hollywood Forever returns featuring two separate ticketed events, one daytime (9am – 3pm) and and one evening event (5pm – midnight). This year’s theme is The Return of Quetzalcoatl – El Retorno de Quetzalcoatl. Daytime event features a children’s plaza. Both events include altars, art exhibitions, cultural performances, and vendors.
Día de los Muertos at Third Street Promenade
Downtown Santa Monica | Saturday, October 30
Downtown Santa Monica is honoring Día de los Muertos, highlighting the traditional Mexican cultural celebration of life and death, with a mix of live entertainment featuring DJs and traditional dance performances, larger-than-the-afterlife La Catrina sculptures, makers market, face painting, kids crafts, and other family-friendly activities.
Xantolo: Día de los Muertos
Paramount | November 1-2
Enjoy live music, community altars, free art workshop, artisan vendors, and food. Register to create an altar or submit a photo to be placed on the community altar. Movie screening of ‘Coco’ at 6pm on November 2nd.
Día de los Muertos at Pretend City
Irvine | Wednesday, November 3
Celebrate Día de los Muertos at Pretend City with vibrant, educational activities for little ones. Bring a photo of your loved one to add to a special altar and partake in the celebration! Included with admission.
Día de Muertos Celebration at Domingue Rancho Adobe Museum
Rancho Dominguez | Saturday, November 6
View ofrendas honoring the dead, live performances by Semillitas Preschool’s Aztec Dancers, Ballet Folklorico Alma de Oro de Carson and Mariachi Academy of Carson. Mexican cuisine and arts and crafts will be available for purchase. Event is free to attend and visitors are encouraged to take a tour of the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum.
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