Where to Go Trick-or-Treating on Halloween Weekend

Besides strolling through your own neighborhood this year, how about trick-or-treating in a neighborhood of haunted Victorian mansions or a spooky ghost town? Explore a science museum, get treats from the trunks classic cars and hearses, shopping centers, zoos, and so much more!


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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+)

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.

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!

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.

Halloween Spooktacular
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SeaWorld Spooktacular
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.

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.

Check out Kidsguide’s 2021 HalloweenGuide for even more events!

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This post was written by Alina Na

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