Halloween Events in Southern California – 2023

A spooktacular Halloween is creeping up, and we’ve got the ultimate list of Halloween events in Southern California! From pumpkin patches to haunted mazes to trick-or-treating, this year’s Halloween is better than ever!

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Pageant of the Monsters
Laguna Beach | October 27, 28, 29 & 31, 2023


Only resurrected every 5 years, the Pageant of the Monsters is clawing its way back to Laguna Beach! Presented by the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters, this monstrously delightful Halloween event transforms the Pageant’s backstage into a family-friendly haunted house with an artistic twist.

Themed the “Maze of the Minotaur,” guests will be directed through the amphitheater, workshops and stage, which have been transformed into the labyrinth from the ancient Greek legend. Join the valiant Warrior Theseus and embark on a harrowing mission to rescue the Minotaur’s captives and navigate the twisting passages to find a means of escape.

In addition to the haunted house, there’s also a scarecrow competition and even more fiendish fun on Festival of the Arts grounds. Enjoy the spooky Alien Autopsy and Demented Chef sideshows, multiple Halloween photo ops, browse art displays, get up-close with creepy crawly creatures from The Reptile Zoo, and lots more art projects, games and ghoulish delights.

Tickets are $20-25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Not recommended for children under 5. Costumes encouraged for kids ages 12 and under.

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Dia de los Muertos at Museum of Latin American Art
Long Beach | October 29, 2023
🟣 FREE!


MOLAA’s Día de los Muertos: Hecho con Amor / Made with Love honors their partnership with Mexico and exhibition, Festin de Sabores – an intimate look at the richness and the complexity of Mexican cuisine.

Join MOLAA for their annual Day of the Dead Family Festival featuring over 36 merchants, nine delicious food stations, beer and wine, and sweets for the kids and kids at heart. Live performances and tunes spun all day by DJ Caveman. Kids can enjoy the face painting station, sugar skull workshop, printmaking station, and more. Go dressed in Day of the Dead regalia and enter to win prizes. Ballet Folklorica Nueva Antequera, Ballet Folkorica de El Salvador, and Danza Azteca Xochipilli will be performing.

The event is free to attend. Reservations not required, but encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome. Parking is $15 per car.

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Enchanted Country Pumpkins
Brea | October 5-31, 2023


In operation since 1972, Enchanted Country Pumpkin Patch and fall festival extravaganza has something for everyone this season! Lots of thrills on huge slides, inflatable obstacle courses and jumpers, ride on kid-sized John Deere Tractors, farm animal exhibit, and carnival games galore with awesome prizes! Food vendors on select days.

Admission: $5 per adult, $3 for children 12 and under, and free for toddlers 3 and under. Admission includes picture taking stations and play pumpkin. Attraction and activity tickets are additional charge, prices vary. Purchase tickets on-site.

Check website for more information and specific dates and hours open.

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Halloween Events in Southern California

Monster Mash at Anaheim GardenWalk
Anaheim | September 29 – October 29, 2023

Enjoy a fun and chilling experience at the GardenWalk’s Monster Mash, a monthlong family-friendly celebration featuring a Monster Mash Market with vendors, live music, and haunted photo area. There’s also the OC Nightmare Mansion (a haunted house experience), Zombie Apocalypse weekend (with zombie walk) and more. Check their website for themed weekends.

Theme Nights at Pigeon’s Roller Rink
Long Beach | October 6-27, 2023

Halloween-themed, all-ages skate nights include Disney Villains Skate Night (October 6), “Friday the 13th” 80s Night (October 13), 70s Roller Disco (October 20), and Barbie Skate Night (October 27). Costumes encouraged.

Halloween Glow Parties at Candified
Long Beach | October 6, 13, 30, 27, 2023

Great for date night! Drop the kids (ages 6 and up) off for Halloween Glow Parties at Candified. The night includes pizza, beverages, creation stations, and glow cotton candy. Call 562-588-9008 or email hello@itscandified.com to reserve.

🟣 FREE!
Halloween Festival on Amber Lantern
Dana Point | October 7, 2023

Free block party featuring artisan marketplace, live music, costume contests, free pumpkin patch, kids craft zone, trick-or-treating, family-friendly workshops, and guest appearances by Queen Elsa and Spiderman.

Halloween Snap & Treat
Laguna Niguel | October 7, 2023

Visit Crown Valley Park for a family-friendly experience on the trail. Enjoy spooktacular trick-or-treat stations, themed photo ops, and the crafts station.

Creeptacular at Wildlife Learning Center
Sylmar | October 7-28, 2023

Enjoy spooky decor and lights, meet some creepy critters, and don’t miss the photo ops. Each child received a complimentary goodie bag that can be filled up during a scavenger hunt around the center.

Stanleyhaus – Nightmare Before Christmas Neighborhood Display
Aliso Viejo | October 7-31, 2023

The Stanley family has transformed this entire Aliso Viejo neighborhood into the Nightmare Before Christmas. Each house in the cul de sac is dedicated to a different scene from the movie; the characters come alive with lights and sound. Donations are accepted benefiting the Camp Pendleton Marines. Located at 8 Oak Ridge Circle, Aliso Viejo.

Second Sunday: Spooky Season at The Huntington
San Marino | October 8, 2023

Get in the Halloween spirit this season through poetry, artmaking, and a musical performance, at this free event for visitors of all ages.

Haunted Trails
Laguna Niguel | October 12, 2023

Haunted trails at Crown Valley Park is back again for another unnerving, dreadful year! It’ll be four memorable nights that are sure to haunt your dreams. Not recommended for children under 12 years old.

🟣 FREE!
Trunk-or-Treat at Santiago Canyon College
Orange | October 13, 2023

Join Living Mi Vida Loca for a free family event with vendors, food trucks, and activities. Bring your trick-or-treat bags and costumes encouraged.

🟣 FREE!
Boo at the Oaks
Orange | October 13, 2023

Visit Santiago Oaks Regional Park after dark to discover critters that call the canyon home. The evening is filled with nature stations, creative crafts, scavenger hunts, and night hikes. Registration required.

🟣 FREE!
Fall-O-Ween at Heritage Hill Historical Park
Lake Forest | October 13-15 & 20-22, 2023

Tour the decorated historical grounds during special park hours and take your picture at a variety of all and Halloween-themed photo ops. Enjoy a hay maze and complete a scavenger hunt for ghoulish goodies. Costumes encouraged and pets welcome.

🟣 FREE!
Long Beach Zombie Walk & Halloween Party
Shoreline Village | October 14, 2023

Dressed in their most terrifying zombie costumes, participants take to the streets of Shoreline Village, creating a parade of the undead. Dance the night away with live music after the walk. Activities for all ages include face painting, pumpkin carving stations, haunted house tours, and trick-or-treating.

🟣 FREE!
Halloween Parade
Norwalk | October 14, 2023

This free, community event includes marching bands, costume contests, and parade entries. Parade begins at 11am at the corner of Norwalk Blvd. and Mapledale St. and concludes at Hermosillo Park.

🟣 FREE!
Scarecrow Festival
Costa Mesa | October 14, 2023

See scarecrows displayed on the Lions Park Event Lawn, enjoy a kids costume contest, trick-or-treat stations, pumpkin decorating, music, food trucks, and more.

Spooky Farm Fun at Manassero Farms
Irvine | October 14-15, 2023

Face painting, petting zoo, pony rides, popcorn, homemade pretzels, cozy apple cider, popsicle bar, photobooth and more. Reservations required.

Fall Faire at Environmental Nature Center
Newport Beach | October 15, 2023

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.

🟣 FREEish!
Haunted Jail & Public Safety Expo
Lakewood | October 19, 2023

Lakewood Sheriff’s Station is inviting the community to attend this fun-filled spooky family event. Enjoy food, pony rides, petting zoo, pumpkin painting, face paining, small kid’s maze, games, and food. Plus, check out some first responder vehicles and public safety equipment on display. Entrance to the Haunted Jail and Kids Maze is free. Some attractions, games, and food require the purchase of tickets which can be purchased the day of the event.

Fairbrook Manor Home Haunt
Long Beach | October 21-22 & 27-29, 2023

Pack up your family and friends and visit Fairbrook Manor for spooky photo ops, laughs, and screams. This home haunt in Long Beach welcomed 3,200 guests last year. Entry is a $5 donation, plus donations for community food drive is appreciated. No scare hours on October 29 from 1-4pm and display only on October 31.

Halloween Events at Lil’ Chef School
Irvine | October 19-27, 2023

Make mummy pizzas from pizza dough from scratch at the Adult N’ Me Workshop on October 19. Whip up candy corn popcorn balls, chocolate chip pretzel bars, and chocolate toffee during Fun Halloween Treats class on October 20. Make pumpkin face meat pies, jack-o-lantern pops, and Jack Skellington Oreo pops during the Jack-O-Lantern Workshop on October 22. Drop off the kids for Parent’s Night Out & Costume Party on October 27, where the kids get to make rice crispy chocolate spiders, mummy pizzas, and bloody mozzarella sticks. Go in costume for a trick-or-treat party.

🟣 FREE!
Pumpkin Patch at Fairhaven Memorial Park
Santa Ana | October 21, 2023

Free pumpkins (one per family while supplies last), hay rides, and more. Costumes encouraged.

Ghost Haunt at Calico Ghost Town
Yermo | October 20-22 and 27-29, 2023

Every year, Calico Ghost Town brings out the scare, fun and excitement of Halloween. More details TBA.

🟣 FREEish!
Howl-o-ween Festival at El Dorado Nature Center
Long Beach | October 21, 2023

Join the boo-tiful El Dorado Nature Center and Long Beach Animal Care Services for a hare-raising good time and trick-or-treat along the trails. Visit the animal education village and bounce yourself silly at the Ooh-possum Patch. Plus, enjoy storytelling, face painting, food trucks, and crafts. Parking is free, suggested donation of $5 per person at the gate.

🟣 FREE!
Halloween Spooktacular at Long Beach Towne Center
Long Beach | October 21, 2023

Family-friendly entertainment in the Regal Promenade, including costumed character available for selfies, trick-or-treat candy stations, face painters, balloon twisters, kids craft, and live DJ spinning festive Halloween music.

Sea Scare at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
San Pedro | October 21
, 2023
Sea Scare is washing ashore with thrills, chills, and gills! Trick-or-treat stations, create creepy crafts, dance like a hagfish at the Midnight Party Zone, join the Costume Contest, and bring your own trick or treat bag to enter the free raffle.

Harvest Sail with Los Angeles Maritime Institute
San Pedro | October 21, 2023

Sail the San Pedro Bay and watch the sunset from the deck of a tall ship. You can sit back and relax or become part of the crew – your choice! Don’t forget to bring a picnic to enjoy too.

Spooky Science Night at Columbia Memorial Space Center
Downey | October 21, 2023

Celebrate a spooky-themed night of science with a spooky robotics lab, costume parade, super slime, ghostly inks, and even more fun stations. The center is closed to the general public during this four-hour special event. The center will also unveil the all-new Spooky Sensory Yard! Costumes highly encouraged.

Halloween Carnival at Los Alamitos Race Course
Los Alamitos | Saturday, Oct 21, 2023

Families can enjoy a costume contest, carnival games, pony rides, football toss, and a photography booth. Game tickets are available for 50¢ per ticket. Admission is only $3 and kids 17 and under are free.

🟣 FREE!
Trunk-or-Treat
Los Alamitos | October 21, 2023

This spooktacular event features trunk-or-treating, free pumpkin (one per household until supplies last), costume contest, free moon bounces, free spooky train ride, free carnival games, free calming sensory activity area, food and artisan vendors, pie eating contest (for grown-ups), and a beverage garden.

Falloween
Huntington Beach | October 21, 2023

Join the City of Huntington Beach at Worthy Park for a fall-themed celebration with a pumpkin patch, carving station, games, inflatables, movie, food trucks and more.

Pumpkin Diving
Mission Viejo | October 21, 2023
Jump in and pick your pumpkin as the Sierra pool is transformed into a floating pumpkin patch. Decorate your pumpkin and play fun carnival games. Register online to pick a pumpkin.

Harbor Hayride at Ocean Institute
Dana Point | October 21, 2023

Enjoy live music, apple cider, temporary tattoos and trick-or-treating all while cruising the beautiful Dana Point Harbor on the R/V Sea Explorer. Harbor Hayrides are 45-minutes long. Tickets also include access into Spooky Sea in the evening.

Spooky Seas at Ocean Institute
Dana Point | October 21, 2023

Visit the Mad Scientist Lab, play bioluminescence laser tag, trick-or-treat throughout the night, check out the Artifact Graveyard, haunted tall ship tour, tidepool touch tank, costume contest and more.

Pumpkin Splash
San Clemente | October 21, 2023

Visit the Ole Hanson Beach Club and swim in the activity pool and play structure, float around with pumpkins, listen to spooky music, play on the inflatable obstacle course, and enjoy Halloween-themed activities in and out of the pool. Participants get one pumpkin for decorating (while supplies last). Pre-registration required.

Haunted Hangar Halloween Bash at the USS Midway
San Diego | October 21, 2023

Get ready for a boo-tiful evening with a fun lineup of family-friendly activities, contests, tasty treats, magic potion cocktails for mom and dad, crafts, magic and more. There’s also photo ops, face painting, balloon artists, and trick-or-treat stations.

Boo at the Zoo at America’s Teaching Zoo
Moorpark | October 21-22 & 28-29, 2023

Enjoy two weekends of family fun with interactive trick or treating, scavenger hunt, photo ops, food trucks, free kids crafts, wildlife programs, and meet and greets.

Boo! at the Zoo at Wild Wonders
Bonsall | October 21-22 & 28-29, 2023

Go on a Boo! at the Zoo Flashlight tour to get to know nocturnal animals. Plus, enjoy candy stations and apple cider. Costumes encouraged.

Boo at the Santa Ana Zoo
Santa Ana | October 21-22 and 28-29, 2023

Follow a fun Halloween trick-or-treat trail through the zoo after hours. Discover “merry, not scary” decorations along the way, making this an activity the whole family can enjoy together, wearing family-friendly costumes and taking photos. The exciting “Boofari” Express Train, Conservation Carousel, and Fifty Monkey Ferris Wheel rides will entertain little ghouls and goblins all night long.

Boo at the L.A. Zoo
Los Angeles | Oct 21-22 & 28-29, 2023

The Halloween spirit will be in full swing for two full weekends of sweet and spooky fun filled with trick or treat stations, animal pumpkin feedings, themed photo ops, education stations, live animal shows, and much more. Costumes are encouraged!

Long Beach Symphony Family Concert & Halloween Spooktacular
Long Beach | October 22, 2023

Bring the family to celebrate a musical afternoon of all things spooky featuring music and sing-alongs from Harry Potter, Star Wars, Addams Family, Ghostbusters, and fun age-appropriate classical music. Plus, enjoy the instrument petting zoo, costume contest, games, crafts, and trick-or-treating. Kids get in free.

A Faery Hunt Show & Fairy Halloween Party
Tarzana | October 22, 2023

Enjoy an immersive faery performance, then after the show enjoy a Halloween Party with the Faery Folk.

Halloween Camp at the LA County Arboretum
Arcadia | October 22, 2023

What plant looks like a cluster of human eyeballs? Which flowers are pollinated by bats? How do spiders make their amazing webs? Joins The Arboretum for this fun-filled one-day camp to learn the answers to these questions and more while exploring the “spookier” side of nature. Campers are encouraged to attend in their Halloween costumes!

Trick or Treat at Garden Grove Main Library
Garden Grove | October 26, 2023

Trick or treat event for all ages. Enjoy a spooky maze, craft, black light bubble party, and trick or treating.

🟣 FREE!
Treats in the Streets Autumn Festival
Old Towne Orange | October 26, 2023

Visit the Old Towne Orange Plaza for kids activities, booths, community displays, trick-or-treating, costume parade, and the Saber Guild Light Show.

🟣 FREE!
Spooky Skele-bration at Tustin Library
Tustin | October 26, 2023

Enjoy a magic show by Brettso the Great and a ton of hocus pocus. Families are invited to join the costume parade, try out not-so-creepy crafts, sweet treats, and other fun photo ops.

Octo-Boo-Fest at Downtown Fullerton Market
Fullerton | October 26, 2023

Visit the Downtown Fullerton Plaza for trick-or-treating, kids costume parade, bounce house, face painting, food vendors, and more.

Neurodivergent Family Night “Halloween” at Pretend City
Irvine | October 26, 2023
Celebrate Halloween by visiting stations for goodies. Event is specifically for families with children of all ages from the neurodiverse community and with other disabilities. Pretend City will be closed to the public.

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Pageant of the Monsters
Laguna Beach | October 27, 28, 29 & 31, 2023


Only resurrected every 5 years, the Pageant of the Monsters is clawing its way back to Laguna Beach! Presented by the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters, this monstrously delightful Halloween event transforms the Pageant’s backstage into a family-friendly haunted house with an artistic twist.

Themed the “Maze of the Minotaur,” guests will be directed through the amphitheater, workshops and stage, which have been transformed into the labyrinth from the ancient Greek legend. Join the valiant Warrior Theseus and embark on a harrowing mission to rescue the Minotaur’s captives and navigate the twisting passages to find a means of escape.

In addition to the haunted house, there’s also a scarecrow competition and even more fiendish fun on Festival of the Arts grounds. Enjoy the spooky Alien Autopsy and Demented Chef sideshows, multiple Halloween photo ops, browse art displays, get up-close with creepy crawly creatures from The Reptile Zoo, and lots more art projects, games and ghoulish delights.

Tickets are $20-25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Not recommended for children under 5. Costumes encouraged for kids ages 12 and under.

🟣 FREE!
Glow in the Dark Halloween Festival
Norwalk | October 27, 2023

Join the community for a night of music, dancing, and celebration at this costume-themed event. Enjoy game booths, costume contest, raffles, music, crafts, and lots of candy. The Halloween Festival is held at three different parks: Norwalk Park, Hermosillo Park, and Lakeside Park.

🟣 FREE!
Halloween and Día de los Muertos
Redondo Beach | October 27, 2023

Celebrate Halloween on the pier! Join this free community event and enjoy a costume contest with prizes, DJ, Halloween selfie station, giveaways, and trick-or-treat on the pier.

Trick-or-Treat at Lakeview Senior Center
Irvine | October 27, 2023

Trick-or-treat stations, snacks, and Halloween activities. Registration recommended.

Magical Fun House Party at Pennypickle’s Workshop
Temecula | October 27, 2023

Enjoy a non-scary evening of exceptional fun for the entire family as Pennypickle’s Workshop transforms into a Magical Fun House full of adventures, experiments, treats, and surprises for all ages. Intriguing scavenger hunts, magical science demos, snacks and more await. Call for tickets.

Trick-or-Treat at LA County Arboretum
Arcadia | October 27, 2023

Trick-or-treat in the garden to learn about the spookier side of nature. While searching for trick-or-treat stations, children will discover fun facts about the plants at each destination. Visit the resident hissing cockroaches, earthworms, snakes, bearded dragon, and carnivorous plants at tables along the way.

Halloween Aglow at Birch Aquarium
La Jolla | October 27-28, 2023

After the sun goes down, the aquarium lights up! Halloween Aglow is a family-friendly event that features live music, costume contest, trick-or-treat stations, and more. Don’t miss skeleton divers in the Giant Kelp Forest or the opportunity to learn about the weird and wonderful research being done at Scripps Oceanography.

Spooky Campover at Lions Tigers & Bears
Alpine | October 27-28, 2023 (overnight)

Camp out in the countryside and sleep under the stars with the sanctuary animals at Lions Tigers & Bears. This spooky overnight event includes campfire songs and s’mores, animal trivia, pumpkin carving, costume contest, and an all-ages haunted house. The next morning is the Pumpkin Bash when animals receive their Halloween treats.

Evening Halloween Train Rides
Torrance | October 27-28, 2023

Take a ride with Southern California Live Steamers at Torrance’s own miniature railway located in Wilson Park. Costumes are highly encouraged. Passengers must be at least 32″ tall to ride.

Mini Monster’s Bash at Children’s Museum at La Habra
La Habra | October 27-28, 2023

Trick-or-treat through museum galleries, boogie on the dance floor and participate in spooky STEM activities, games, and crafts.

Historical Cemetery Tour
Long Beach | October 28, 2023

Enjoy graveside performances by community theater actors portraying the life of the person lying at rest. Actors perform in period-appropriate costumes. The tour is self-guided. First-person performances last 10 minutes and are repeated every 20 minutes. Attractions include Japanese American History, Día de los Muertos installation, talks by historians, author signings of local history books, and displays of Long Beach history. The tour is appropriate for families and all ages.

Scarium of the Pacific at Aquarium of the Pacific
Long Beach | October 28-29, 2023

Enjoy a Halloween-themed weekend for the whole family featuring costume and coloring contests, a vampire magician, underwater pumpkin carving, creepy critters, and more.

Witches Tea Party
Long Beach | October 28, 2023

Dream Come True Tea & Party Room invites you to a Witches Tea Party! Enjoy a morning of magic spells, witchy crafts, tea and delicious treats. For all ages.

🟣 FREEish!
Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Long Beach | October 28, 2023

The Exceptional Day of Play hosts their annual Not-So-Scary Halloween Party with trick-or-treating, sensory activities, arts and crafts, mad science lab, performances, haunted maze, and more. The event is universally designed for children of all abilities. Free, $5 donation suggested. RSVP online.

Fall Festival at Barnyard Buddies
Lakewood | October 28, 2023

Fall festivities include petting zoo, scavenger hunt, animal feed, cow photo booth, raffle ticket, and games. Pony rides are also available for purchase.

🟣 FREEish!
Haunted Jail at Cerritos Sheriff’s Station
Cerritos | October 28, 2023

Visit Cerritos Sheriff’s Station for the haunted jail, car show, safety expo, boo-tique, inflatables, kids costume contest, music, food and drinks. Suggested donation of $4 to enter the haunted jail.

🟣 FREE!
Halloween STEMebration at Battleship IOWA
San Pedro | October 28, 2023

Come aboard Battleship IOWA for candy stations, game stations, STEM/craft stations, Spooky Reading Corner, Franklin’s Marionettes on the fantail stage, and a family Halloween movie on the fantail.

Trick-or-Treat Spooktacular at Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch
Culver City | October 28, 2023

Date confirmed, more details TBA.

🟣 FREE!
Halloween Spooktacular at Mariners Park
Newport Beach | October 28, 2023

Live music, trunk-or-treat area, a haunted house, carnival games, bounce houses, costume contests, food trucks, and fun for the whole family!

🟣 FREE!
Boo at the Bay: Family Halloween Party
Newport Beach | October 28, 2023

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. Stop by booths and exhibits from OC Bird of Prey Center, Environmental Nature Center, and the OC Parks Archaeology and Paleontology departments. 

Jack O’ Lantern Jamboree
Garden Grove | October 28, 2023

Magic shows, trackless train, inflables, reptile booth, carnival games, face painting, balloon twisting, pumpking patch, and pumpkin decorating. Only children (ages 2-11) will receive a pumpkin and decorating kit. Food and drinks also available for purchase. Reservations required.

Halloween Zoo-Tacular at the OC Zoo
Orange | October 28, 2023

Visit the OC Zoo for a scavenger hunt, trick-or-treating, and spooky crafts. The first 100 children (ages 12 and under) in costume will receive a free gift. Prizes and treats available while supplies last. Free with paid zoo admission ($2 per person, ages 2 and under are free).

🟣 FREE!
Halloween Spooktacular & Trick-or-Treating at Play & Parties
Orange | October 28, 2023

Enjoy a kids DJ, trick-or-treating, free train rides, pumpkin crafts, photo ops, balloon art and more. Free goodie bags for the first 100 reserved kids.

The Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade
Anaheim | October 28, 2023

The Anaheim Fall Festival will be on Center Street Promenade in Anaheim. Festivities include a Kiddie Costume Contest and Doggie Costume Contest. The parade will start at City Hall and proceed west via Center Street and Broadway.

🟣 FREE!
Trunk-or-Treat Community Event at IKEA
Costa Mesa | October 28, 2023

Join Power of One Foundation for a trunk-or-treat event open to the public. Visit the Treat Zone to collect candy from decorated trunks, the Trick Zone for booths with activities and games, and dress up for the costume contest. There’s also a Haunt Zone, Dance Zone, Food Zone and more.

Monster Splash
Irvine | October 28, 2023

Dress in your spooky best and celebrate Halloween at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center. Trick-or-treat around the pool decks and enjoy a floating pumpkin patch, decorating station, recreational swimming, and bounce houses. Registration required.

🟣 FREE!
Most Terrifying Objects in Space: Halloween STEM Presentation
Mission Viejo City Hall | October 28, 2023

Join NASA Solar System Ambassadors from Science Heads as they explore the most terrifying objects in space. Vampire stars? Check. Black Widow pulsars? Check. Dark energy? Check. Free for all ages. Halloween treats available. Costumes encouraged. Prizes awarded for sci-fi horror movie trivia.

Halloween Spooktacular & Trunk or Treat
Dana Point | October 28, 2023

Join the city for fun Halloween-themed events at the Dana Point Community Center. More details TBA.

Monster Dash 5K & Creepy Crawly Fun Run
San Clemente | October 28, 2023

With tricks and treats for all ages, all runners, joggers, walkers, zombies, skeletons, and crawlers are invited to come dressed in their best Halloween costumes.

🟣 FREE!
Boonion Station
Los Angeles | October 28, 2023

Join Los Angeles Union Station for a frightfully fun family-friendly Halloween haunt. Activities include face painting, dancing, costume contests, crafts, a one-of-a-kind trick-or-treating experience, and more. No tickets required.

Owl-O-Ween at Living Coast Discovery Center
Chula Vista | October 28, 2023

Celebrate the spooky season with an evening of trick-or-treating, mysterious animal encounters, dissections, Día de los Muertos stories, eerie night hikes, creepy crawlers, arts and crafts, and more.

The Boo Bop Halloween Music Party
Pasadena | October 28, 2023

This outdoor Halloween music party will have costumes, trick or treating stations, games, activities, giveaways, special music performances by Minibop, and more.

Halloween Fun Fishy Fest at Heal the Bay Aquarium
Santa Monica Pier | October 28-29, 2023

Heal the Bay Aquarium at the historic and iconic Santa Monica Pier will host an all-ages celebration of Halloween and Día de Muertos. Two days of fun and educational events will feature a deep-sea creature lab, sustainable crafts, along with their popular animal feedings at the aquarium’s live marine exhibits, and ofrendas honoring local conservation heroes. Then join the aquarium on Sunday for a costume parade and trick-or-treating on the pier.

🟣 FREE!
Hearse Car Show & Nightshade Market at the Whittier Museum
Whittier | October 28-29, 2023

See over 30 unique vintage and modern style hearses on display on October 28. Shop the Nightshade Market for Halloween and horror movie themed memorabilia on October 28 and 29. “Threshold of Darkness” Haunted House attraction also open. Car show and market is free.

Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade
Long Beach | October 29, 2023

Enjoy a vendor and pet adoption fair, and see 450+ costumed dogs as they parade around. Halloween costume contest for kids and adults with prizes too.

Kids’ Halloween at Bixby Park
Long Beach | October 29, 2023

Games, face painting, ghost rock craft, costume contest, and lots of treats.

Halloween at Pretend City
Irvine | October 29, 2023

Come in costume, enjoy themed story times, a witches brew science experiment, and more. They’re also having Costume Week from October 25-28. Wear your costume and enjoy $2 off general admission.

Trunk-or-Treat & Spooky Hearse Cruise-In at The Zimmerman
El Segundo | October 29, 2023
Ghouls and goblins of all ages are invited to hunt with The Zimmerman for tasty treats. Dress in costume, find all the checkpoints, then get rewarded with a Hot Wheels toy. The day is filled with costume contests, folklorico dancers, arts and crafts, hearse cruise-in, and local vendors.

Floating Pumpkin Patch at Splash!
La Mirada | October 29, 2023

Swimmers of all ages are invited to Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center for a floating pumpkin patch. Jump into the pool, choose a pumpkin to take home or decorate, and enjoy festive crafts and ghostly delights. Registration required.

Trick-or-Treat at the Whittier Museum
Whittier | October 29, 2023

An all-ages friendly Halloween event where kids can explore the entire museum and receive candy. Free admission and free candy for all visitors without the worry of being frightened. Check out the Haunted House, Hearse Car Show, and Nightshade Market happening the same day.

🟣 FREE!
Spooktacular Halloween at Bella Terra
Huntington Beach | October 30, 2023

Visit Bella Terra for a morning of Halloween fun including a costume parade, music and entertainment, games, live creepy crawlies, craft, and raffle. Must register online.

🟣 FREE!
Halloween Carnivals at Lakewood Parks
Lakewood | October 31, 2023

Special carnival activities will be held at Biscailuz, Bloomfield, Bolivar, Boyar, Del Valle, Mayfair, Palms and San Martin parks. “Haunted houses” for little ghosts and goblins to venture inside will be at Bolivar, Del Valle, Palms, and San Martin. Plus, inflatable attractions at Mayfair park for an additional fee. Each park will have a special theme.

Halloween Spooktacular & Trunk or Treat
Artesia | October 31, 2023

Visit Artesia Park for a night of music, candy, costume contests, food trucks, laser tag, and decorated trunk or treat vehicles.

🟣 FREE!
Cops ‘N’ Goblins at the Civic Center
Buena Park | October 31, 2023

Bring your little goblins out for a Halloween and trick-or-treat experience as brought to you by your Buena Park Police Department and Community Services Department.

HalloweenFest at Neff Estate
La Mirada | October 31, 2023
Enjoy a haunted maze, costume contests, carnival-like games, crafts, and a trick-or-treat area located at the historic Neff Estate. Pumpkins available for families to decorate. Pets welcome.

Halloween Spooktacular at Anaheim Hills Festival
Anaheim Hills | October 31, 2023

Go trick-or-treating throughout the shopping center, live DJ, face painting, balloon twisting, photo ops, and more.

Don’t miss a bone-chilling beat. 💀

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Halloween Shows in Southern California

Hallowe’en Spooktacular at Bob Baker Marionette Theater
Los Angeles | Sep 16 – Nov 5, 2023

In this hour-long, family friendly revue, over 100 spirited puppets rally to regale you with silly things on strings. From Frankenstein’s monster’s toe-tapping inception to a bone-rattling soirée of glow-in-the-dark skeletons in a hidden cabaret, Bob Baker’s Hallowe’en Spooktacular beckons you to the place where imagination lurks.

Vampirates at Pirates Dinner Adventure
Buena Park | October 1-31, 2023

Travel back to the 1800s where you’ll climb aboard the Evil Captain Sebastian the Black’s ship for an interactive family friendly evening filled with adventure, romance and a spooky good time. Costume contest for ghouls and goblins of all ages on select nights (call for more details).

Pacific Symphony: Halloween & Fabulous Fall Festivals
Costa Mesa | October 21, 2023

A celebration of the traditions, the magic, and the fun that take place around the world during the fall: Halloween, Día de los Muertos, Mid-Autumn Festival, Diwali, and more. Costumes encouraged. Enjoy pre- or post-concert fun with special activities for kids in the concert hall lobbies including a coloring station, craft station, photo backdrops, and STEAM station.

Absolutely Halloween at Santa Monica Playhouse
Santa Monica | Oct 7-29, 2023

A heartwarming musical tale tells the story 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.

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert
Hollywood Bowl | October 27-29, 2023
Join Danny Elfman with a live orchestra and special guests. Go early for a costume contest, and explore the grounds in a trick-or-treat adventure, for kids of all ages.

Halloween Movie Screenings in Southern California

Addams Family Values at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Los Angeles | October 7, 2023

Enjoy this special 30th anniversary screening. Bring blankets, pillows, low chairs, and picnics.

The Nightmare Before Christmas Fan Events at El Capitan Theatre
Hollywood | October 13 & 20, 2023

See props from the movie and enjoy photo ops. The Friday the 13th Fan Event features a special introduction by Disney Legend Don Hahn and a Nightmare Before Christmas Zoetrope Vinyl. The Opening Night Fan Event includes the Zero 30th Anniversary popcorn container.

🟣 FREE!
Fall Outdoor Movie Nights at Muzeo
Anaheim | October 19, 26 and November 2, 2023

Get into the spirit of the season with free, family-friendly outdoor movie series in the MUZEO courtyard. Concessions and fall drinks available for purchase. Crafts and contests start at 5pm. October 19: The Nightmare Before Christmas, October 26: Hocus Pocus, November 2: Coco. Event is free, but registration is required.

Disney’s “Mickey and Friends Trick or Treats” at the Autry Museum
Los Angeles | October 22-29, 2023

Watch Disney’s new stop-motion Halloween special on the big screen at the Autry Museum. Event is free with museum admission.

Family Matinees at Academy Museum
Los Angeles | October 28, 2023

The Academy Museum will be screening The Witches (1990). On the last Saturday of every month, the museum’s Family Matinee is an accommodative screening where they offer open captioning, keep the theater dimly lit, and maintain a lower volume.

🟣 FREE!
PCH Movies & Moonlight Series
Long Beach | October 20, 2023

2ND & PCH will be screening Hocus Pocus, with activities before the show. Movies are complimentary to the community; self-seating is available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Los Angeles | October 21, 2023

Something wizardly comes our way. Party before and after the film with DJ sets, themed treats, and a photo booth that might give you a glimpse into your future.

🟣 FREE!
Movie in the Park: Disney Haunted Mansion (2023)
Cordova Park, Mission Viejo | October 28, 2023

Watch a free screening of Disney Haunted Mansion (2023) at Cordova Park. Movie begins at dusk. Fun games and music beginning at 6pm.

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Halloween Attractions in Southern California

Boney Island at Natural History Museum
Los Angeles | September 28 – October 31, 2023

Visit the Natural History Museum for a bone-chilling, interactive light-up experience. The Nature Gardens transform into an illuminated wonderland of fun and frights. Explore ghoulishly glowing exhibits, fascinating creatures of the night and prehistoric past, a skeleton orchestra, haunted mansion cauldron water show, photo ops, and live performances and demonstrations.

Boo-tastic Halloween Party at Adventure City
Anaheim | Select Days, Sep 29 – Oct 31, 2023

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, go on a Halloween Scavenger Hunt, get free glow accessories, join the Spooktacular Dance Party, and show your Halloween spirit!

Knott’s Spooky Farm
Buena Park | Thursdays – Sundays, Sep 28 – Oct 29 & 31, 2023

Enjoy the Halloween season at Knott’s Spooky Farm, a family-friendly fall time celebration. Little ghouls can trick-or-treat around the town of Calico’s shops and buildings to collect sweet treats from the friendly townsfolk, plus enjoy even more kids’ Halloween activities. Families can join in on the Halloween fun as the park is transformed with themed décor and spooky surprises.

Nights of the Jack at King Gillette Ranch
Calabasas | September 29 – October 31, 2023

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. New this year, are massive scenes of lantern art activations great for photo ops.

Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND
Carlsbad | Select Days, Sep 16 – Oct 29, 2023

LEGO Monsters are taking over the kids’ Halloween celebration. The Brick-or-Treat Monster Party transforms the park into a fun-filled Halloween escape with tons of candy, not-so-scary shows, and silly monster LEGO characters. The Monster Party features live entertainment, character meet and greets, costume contests, and trick-or-treating. Plus, don’t miss the 4D movie, The Great Monster Chase.

🟣 FREE!
Witching Hour Halloween Boutique at Roger’s Gardens
Corona del Mar | Now – October 31, 2023

Roger’s Gardens is a unique shopping destination for creatively curated Halloween décor and one-of-a-kind Halloween artisan pieces. Every inch of the boutique features items highlighting this year’s theme of the Witching Hour.

Pumpkin Express at Pacific Southwest Railway Museum
Campo | Weekends, October 7-29, 2023

Ride decorated vintage railcars through the San Diego back country. After the train returns to the museum grounds, passengers head to the Display Building to enjoy pumpkin decorating, outdoor pumpkin patch, and collection of Halloween scenes and haunted train cars. Pumpkins included in the purchase of every toddler and child ticket. Costumes encouraged.

🟣 KIDS ARE FREE!
Autumn Festival at San Diego Safari Park
Escondido | Weekends, October 7-29, 2023

Celebrate the season with wildlife, special entertainment, and culinary comforts. Meet Robert the Zebra, Safari Parker, hoedown with not-so-scary scarecrows, enjoy live country and bluegrass music, navigate through a maze, and more. Kids 11 and under are free.

Carved at Descanso Gardens
La Cañada Flintridge | October 6-29, 2023

Carved is a family-friendly event where you will be enchanted by luminous jack-o’- lanterns, fall foliage, and whimsical displays. There will also be a glow-in-the-dark art installation, artists sculpting pumpkins, and a special Día de los Muertos altar.

Shaqtoberfest at The Queen Mary
Long Beach | Sep 28 – Oct 31, 2023

Shaq is taking over Long Beach and The Queen Mary for his own twist on Halloween at Shaqtoberfest. Attractions include Midway Madness, Diesel’s Pumpkin Patch, Lost City Boardwalk, Shipwreck Graveyard, Deadman’s Wharf, and Pirate’s Cove. Most of these attractions are family-friendly areas during the day and a more eerie experience at night. All new this year, is The Grey Ghost aboard The Queen Mary. Don’t miss the Trick or Treat Party on Sundays, October 15, 22, and 29th — a one-of-a-kind kids’ event that will have the entire family bouncing with excitement and dunking into the Halloween spirit.

Spooky Science at Discovery Cube LA
Sylmar | September 30 – October 31, 2023

Make green slime and participate in a marble run at the Spooky stage, ride the tractor trails and enjoy other haunting sights and sounds throughout the center.

Spider Pavilion Exhibition at the Natural History Museum
Los Angeles | Sep 17 – Nov 26, 2023

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.

Halloween at Kidspace Children’s Museum
Pasadena | Sep 28 – Oct 31, 2023

Come march, dance, and strut the catwalk in the spirited Halloween parade. Enjoy pumpkin decorating (additional fee), costume crafts, and up-close visits with some not-too-scary snakes in the Slitherin’ Snake Tent. Costumes encouraged.

Pumpkin Palooza at Discovery Cube OC
Santa Ana | October 7-31, 2023

Dress the kids in their favorite costumes and dance to Halloween-themed music. Ticket includes an interactive dance party, bumper cars, spellbinding science activities, trick-or-treating, pumpkin science demos, corn maze, carnival style games, and so much more. The festival is a separate ticket in addition to your general admission ticket.

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HalGLOWeen at San Diego Zoo
San Diego | Fridays – Sundays, October 6-29, 2023

The zoo’s Halloween-themed extravaganza features interactive performances, Skeleton Band, scarecrow stilt-walkers, creatures at the Wildlife Explorers Basecamp, talented acrobatic spider performers, Dr. Zoolittle’s Tricks & Treats, bubble dance party, and more. Kids 11 and under are free.

The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place
San Diego | Sep 16 – Oct 29, 2023
Come in costume and celebrate silly, not-too-spooky fun at The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular. The park will be transformed into a family-friendly Halloween haven and guests can enjoy trick-or-treating around the park, Halloween-themed shows, the Sesame Street Halloween Parade, Dance Party, Spot-the-Ghost Scavenger Hunt, Sesame Street-themed dry and wet rides, games, and photo ops with everyone’s favorite furry friends dressed up in costume.

Magic of the Jack O’ Lanterns
South El Monte | September 22 – October 31, 2023

Stroll a glowing half-mile trail of thousands of magnificent, hand-carved pumpkins. A magical light show illuminates larger-than-life displays including a nautical sea-scape, a pirate ship, dinosaurs, dragons, and lots more.

Kids Boo Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain
Valencia | Sep 8 – Oct 31, 2023

Enjoy the family-friendly trick-or-treat trail in Bugs Bunny World, explore festive mazes and your favorite rides, and spooky sweets.

No tricks, just treats! 🍭

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Día de los Muertos Events in Southern California

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Dia de los Muertos at Museum of Latin American Art
Long Beach | October 29, 2023
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MOLAA’s Día de los Muertos: Hecho con Amor / Made with Love honors their partnership with Mexico and exhibition, Festin de Sabores – an intimate look at the richness and the complexity of Mexican cuisine.

Join MOLAA for their annual Day of the Dead Family Festival featuring over 36 merchants, nine delicious food stations, beer and wine, and sweets for the kids and kids at heart. Live performances and tunes spun all day by DJ Caveman. Kids can enjoy the face painting station, sugar skull workshop, printmaking station, and more. Go dressed in Day of the Dead regalia and enter to win prizes. Ballet Folklorica Nueva Antequera, Ballet Folkorica de El Salvador, and Danza Azteca Xochipilli will be performing.

The event is free to attend. Reservations not required, but encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome. Parking is $15 per car.

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Día de los Muertos Festival
San Pedro | October 22, 2023

Celebrate and honor the memories of the deceased with colorful displays, Grammy-winning Mariachi Divas, altar competitions, face painting, live entertainment, craft vendors, local food, and outdoor beer garden. Plus, screening of Encanto at the Grand Warner Theater (reserve tickets online).


Día de los Muertos Celebration at The Muckenthaler
Fullerton | October 26, 2023

A Día de los Muertos celebration with music on the amphitheater stage with Grupo Bella. The concert will also include free arts and crafts to make sugar skulls, papel picado, and paper marigolds. Plus, enjoy a market with vendors and the community ofrenda.

🟣 FREE!
Dia de los Muertos Festival on Olvera Street
Los Angeles | Oct 25 – Nov 2, 2023

The nightly celebration begins in the plaza with Novenario Procession, featuring blessings, “living muertos”, and free sweet bread. 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.

🟣 FREE!
Día de los Muerto Celebration at Fullerton College
Fullerton | October 26, 2023

Join Fullerton College for a free evening of music, food, activities, ofrendas, and performances. The community is invited to bring their chairs and blankets to see performances on the Quad and bring a copy of a photo to add to the community altar.

🟣 FREE!
Día de los Muertos at St. Isidore Historical Plaza
Los Alamitos | October 28, 2023

Altar display contest, face painting, folkloric dancing, live music, and food and drinks. The public is invited to participate in the creation of altars.

Día de los Muertos at MainPlace Mall
Santa Ana | October 28, 2023

Enjoy live performances, face painting, sugar skull decorating workshop, illustration station, live painting, kid crafts and and the first 300 children to visit the welcome table will receive a swag bag.

🟣 FREE!
Día de los Muertos Fiesta
Mission Viejo | October 28, 2023

Visit the Norman P. Murray Community Center to explore the educational and cultural significance of Day of the Dead traditions. Enjoy live mariachi music, folkloric dance, face painting, arts and crafts, and a movie screening of Coco.

🟣 FREE!
Día de los Muertos Celebration
Downtown Santa Monica | October 28, 2023

Visit Third Street Promenade for festive live entertainment, colorful community altars, pop-up market, and a public art installation by Los Angeles-based artist, Ricado Soltero.

Día de los Muertos at Pretend City
Irvine | October 28, 2023

Create arts and crafts for loved ones. This enchanting celebration is all about honoring and remembering our loved ones in a joyful and meaningful way.

Día de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Los Angeles | October 28, 2023

The annual Día de los Muertos festival at Hollywood Forever returns featuring two separate ticketed events, Día de los Muertos and Noche de los Muertos. This year’s theme is Máscaras de México – Vida y Muerte en La Máscara. Daytime event features a children’s plaza. Both events include altars, art exhibitions, cultural performances, and vendors.

🟣 FREE!
Día de los Muerto Pop Up Event at Wilmington Cemetery
Wilmington | October 28, 2023

Shop from over 60 booths and vendors, enjoy face painting, food and dessert, arts and crafts, and more.

🟣 FREE!
Day of the Dead in Old Town San Diego
San Diego | Oct 28 – Nov 2, 2023

It’s the time of the year where we reunite the living and the dead. The tradition of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) continues in Old Town this year. More details TBA.

Día de los Muertos Art Festival
Downey | October 29, 2023

Now in its 10th year, the event features live music, ballet folklorico, Aztec dancers, car altar displays, papel picado, calaveras, face painting, food trucks, and more.

🟣 FREE!
Día de los Muertos at Forest Lawn
Cypress, Covina Hills, Glendale | October 29, 2023

Forest Lawn will bring traditional Day of the Dead customs to life with folkloric dance and mariachi performances, Bob Baker Marionette performances, community ofrendas presentations, traditional catrina and alebrijes art works, crafts, face painting, plus food trucks and refreshments.

Sugar Skull! A Día de Muertos Musical Adventure! at The Wallis
Beverly Hills | October 29, 2023

Sugar Skull! A Día de Muertos Musical Adventure!, a bilingual/bicultural musical for young audiences, uses traditional music and dance from Mexico to tell the story twelve-year-old Vita Flores who thinks her family has gone loco planning a celebration for deceased loved ones. Why throw a party for the dead? But when a spirited candy skeleton suddenly springs to life, Vita finds herself on a magical musical journey to unravel the true meaning and tuneful traditions of Día de Muertos. Best enjoyed by grades Pre-K – 3. All wigglers are welcome!

Día de los Muertos at Fairhaven Memorial Park
Santa Ana | November 2, 2023

Celebrate your loved ones with a blessing of the souls, marimba music, folkloric dance performances, and more.

Día de los Muertos at Hana Field
Costa Mesa | November 2-4, 2023

Enjoy food, music and crafts, create an altar for your loved ones.

Día de los Muertos Grand Parade & Festival
Long Beach | November 4, 2023

The Día de los Muertos Grand Parade & Festival returns to Rainbow Lagoon Park for a culturally rich showcase of costumes and traditional dances. The parade features Catrinas, Calaveras, musical groups, and more. The Arte y Ofrendas Festival at the park features Aztec dance blessing, altares, Children’s Plaza, art exhibits, face painting, artisan mercado, food vendors, and more.

🟣 FREE!
Día de Muertos Celebration at Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
Rancho Dominguez | November 4, 2023

Watch live performances from mariachi to baile folklorico, enjoy traditional food options, shop from vendors, and view ofrendas from the community.

Disney Pixar’s Coco Live-to-Film Concert
Cerritos | November 13, 2023

Sit back and enjoy Disney Pixar’s Coco Live-to-Film Concert at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. The evening includes a screening of the complete film and a musical score performed by a 20-member ensemble Orquesta Folclórica Nacional de México.

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Horror Attractions in Southern California

Knott’s Scary Farm
Buena Park | Select Dates, Sep 21 – Oct 31, 2023

Knott’s Scary Farm is the largest and most haunting Halloween event in Southern California. Experience the culmination of 50 years of terror in the fully transformed theme park, with uniquely haunted mazes and attractions, sinister shows, and more than 1,000 horrifying creatures lurking in the fog and hiding across every inch of the park. Not recommended for children under 13.

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios
Hollywood | Select Dates, Sep 7 – Oct 31, 2023

Summon your scream squad to Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights with 8 haunted houses, the Terror Tram, scare zones, a live show and exhilarating attractions. Not recommended for children under the age of 13.

Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain
Valencia | Select Dates, Sep 8 – Oct 31, 2023

Get ready for family-friendly thrills by day and the scariest of frights by night! Explore scare zones, rides in the dark, live entertainment, and spooky sweets and eats. Fright Fest is included with park admission. The Haunted Attractions Pass gives access to premium haunted houses. Not recommended for children under the age of 13.

Howl-O-Scream at SeaWorld
San Diego | Select Dates, Sep 29 – Oct 31, 2023

Howl-O-Scream has arrived to transform the peaceful SeaWorld San Diego park into something sinister featuring haunted houses, scare zones, roaming haunts, live entertainment, thrilling rides, and more. Not recommended for children under the age of 13.

Castle Dark at Castle Park
Riverside | Fridays – Sunday, Sep 22 – Oct 29, 2023

Castle Park transforms into fright-filled Castle Dark as frightening characters on every corner haunt three new mazes. Not recommended for children under the age of 13. Visit during the daytime on weekends for a family-friendly Dia de los Muertos celebration.

Icons of Darkness: The Exhibition
Hollywood | Now – December 31, 2023

See the world’s most extensive, privately-owned collection of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror film artifacts, including screen-used props, original costumes, life casts, makeup effects heads, and artifacts from Terminator, Alien, Star Wars, Batman, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, and many other horror, superhero, fantasy, and sci-fi movies.

Tunnel of Terror Haunted Car Wash
Anaheim & Lakewood | Select Dates, October 5-30, 2023

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.

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
Los Angeles | Thursdays – Sundays, Sep 22 – Oct 31, 2023

The world-famous hayride features terrifying attractions including the Town Square of Midnight Falls, Midnight Mortuary, Hellbilly Halloween, plus the ghoulish Monte Revolta, Zombie Splat gellyball experience, and axe throwing. May be too intense for children 12 and under.

Dark Harvest
Garden Grove | Select Dates, Sep 29 – Oct 31, 2023

Dark Harvest is back with two walk-through attractions, Shady Pines Asylum: The Escape and The Scary Clowns. This frightful, horror-themed maze experience features gory situations, foul odors, strobe lighting, lasers, and fog. Not recommended for children under the age of 13.

Threshold of Darkness Haunted House
Whittier | October 21-22 & 28-29, 2023
Based on timeless monsters such as Frankenstein’s Monster, Count Dracula and his vampire brides, the Wolfman, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, and monsters from the ocean depths, Threshold of Darkness is a haunted house-maze with scare actors and special effects designed to scare all visitors. There’s also a free Hearse Car Show & Nightshade Market happening at the museum.

From spooky to sparkling! 🎄

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Pumpkin Patches in Southern California

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Enchanted Country Pumpkins
Brea | October 5-31, 2023


In operation since 1972, Enchanted Country Pumpkin Patch and fall festival extravaganza has something for everyone this season! Lots of thrills on huge slides, inflatable obstacle courses and jumpers, ride on kid-sized John Deere Tractors, farm animal exhibit, and carnival games galore with awesome prizes! Food vendors on select days.

Admission: $5 per adult, $3 for children 12 and under, and free for toddlers 3 and under. Admission includes picture taking stations and play pumpkin. Attraction and activity tickets are additional charge, prices vary. Purchase tickets on-site.

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Greater Long Beach Pumpkin Patches

Pa’s Pumpkin Patch
Long Beach | September 29 – October 31, 2023

El Dorado Frontier Pumpkin Market
Long Beach | September 30 – October 29, 2023

Fallstivities Pumpkin Patch
Los Cerritos Center | September 30 – October 30, 2023

Whittier Pumpkin Patch
Whittier | October 1-31, 2023

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Orange County Pumpkin Patches

Pumpkin City’s Pumpkin Farm
Anaheim & Laguna Hills

Enchanted Country Pumpkin Patch
Brea | October 5-31, 2023

🌽 Hana Field Pumpkin Patch
Costa Mesa | September 30 – October 29, 2023

Seasonal Adventures Pumpkin Patch
Costa Mesa | September 30 – October 31, 2023

Tanaka Farms
Irvine | September 16 – October 31, 2023

Santa’s Garden Pumpkin Patch
La Habra | Opens September 29, 2023

Irvine Park Railroad
Orange | September 16 – October 31, 2023

The Pumpkin Patch
Placentia | October 11-29, 2023

ABC Tree Farms
San Clemente | September 16 – October 31, 2023

Zoomars at River Street Ranch
San Juan Capistrano | Now Open

The Pumpkin Factory
Westminster & Corona | September 29 – October 31, 2023

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LA County Pumpkin Patches

Nights of the Jack (Pumpkin Attraction)
Calabasas | September 29 – October 31, 2023

Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch
Culver City | October 5-29, 2023

Magic of the Jack O’ Lanterns (Pumpkin Attraction)
El Monte | September 22 – October 31, 2023

🌽 Tapia Bros. Farm
Encinco | September 30 – October 31, 2023

Pumpkin Junction
Hollywood | October 6 – November 4, 2023

Carved at Descanso Gardens (Pumpkin Attraction)
La Cañada Flintridge | October 6-29, 2023

Mr. Jack O’ Lanterns Pumpkin Patch
LA Farmers Market, West LA, Torrance, La Jolla, & San Diego

Shawn’s Pumpkin Patch
Los Angeles | September 30 – October 31, 2023

Forneris Farms Pumpkin Patch
Mission Hills | October 7-31, 2023

🌽 Underwood Family Farms
Moorpark | September 30 – October 31, 2023

🌽 Pumpkin Fest at Cal Poly Pomona
Pomona | September 30 – October 29, 2023

Pumpkin Patch & Fall Fun Fest
Santa Anita Park | October 21-22 & 28-29, 2023

Gilchrist Farm
Santa Clarita | September 30 – October 31, 2023

Prancers Pumpkin Patch & Fall Harvest
Santa Paula | September 23 – October 31, 2023

Tina’s Pumpkin Patch
Sherman Oaks | September 30 – October 31, 2023

Here are more details about Pumpkin Patches in LA County.

Pumpkin Patches Worth the Drive (Beyond LA & OC)

🌽 Frosty’s Forest Pumpkin Patch
Chino | September 29 – October 29, 2023

Greenspot Farms Pumpkin Patch
Mentone | Opens September 30, 2023

🌽 Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Farm
Redlands | September 22 – October 31, 2023

Fort Cross Old Timey Adventures
Santa Ysabel | September 23 – October 29, 2023

Pumpkins in the Pines
Skyforest | October 7-29, 2023

🌽 The Solvang Farmer Pumpkin Patch
Solvang | September 28 – October 31, 2023

Peltzer Pumpkin Patch
Temecula | September 23 – October 31, 2023

🌽 Big Horse Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Temecula | September 30 – October 31, 2023

Bates Nut Farm
Valley Center | September 16 – October 31, 2023

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  • Diana CRUDO

    How can I get a copy of print magazine

    • Alina Na

      Hi Diana,

      Our next print issue comes out early November. They can be picked up at local libraries around Long Beach and Orange County. Let us know your zip code and we’ll send you the nearest pick-up spots.

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