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September 2022

‘Nightmare’ Halloween Boutique at Roger’s Gardens

NOW OPEN: 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 curated items highlighting this year's theme of 'Nightmare.'

Dates:
Thursday, September 1 - Monday, October 31
Location:
Roger’s Gardens, 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road
Corona del Mar, CA 92625

October 2022

Boo at the LA Zoo

OCTOBER 1-31: The Halloween spirit will be in full swing for 31 frightfully fun days with open-air live shows, animal pumpkin feedings, themed photo ops, education stations, and much more.

Dates:
Saturday, October 1 - Monday, October 31
Location:
LA Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Kids Free in October at San Diego Museums

OCTOBER 1-31: All month long, kids 12 and under receive FREE admission with a paid adult to more than 50 of San Diego County’s favorite museums, historic sites, aquariums, gardens and more. Many are even free for the whole family.

Dates:
Saturday, October 1 - Monday, October 31
Cost:
Free

October Events at Pretend City

Oct 5: Career Day • Oct 6: Mad Hatter Day • Oct 9: Sukkot Begins • Oct 12-16: Fire Prevention Week • Oct 13: Hispanic Heritage Month • Oct 15: White Cane Safety Day • Oct 23: Diwali • Oct 26-29: Costume Week • Oct 27: Read for the Record • Oct 29: Dia de los Muertos • Oct 30: Halloween

Dates:
Saturday, October 1 - Sunday, October 30
Location:
Pretend City Children’s Museum, 29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride at Griffith Park

OCTOBER 6-31: The world-famous hayride features new terrifying attractions including the Town Square of Midnight Falls, Midnight Mortuary, Laughterhouse, plus the ghoulish Monte Revolta and his Band of the Living Dead performing nightly.

Dates:
Thursday, October 6 - Monday, October 31
Location:
Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Brass Rubbing Medieval Arts in Long Beach

OCTOBER 18 - NOVEMBER 12: Learn about the interesting history, folklore, and art of monumental brasses. Choose from more than 100 reproduction-engraved plates of brass to do a rubbing. A trained instructor will provide rag paper, metallic waxes, and instructions for you to create your rubbing masterpiece

Dates:
Tuesday, October 18 - Saturday, November 12
Location:
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 E. 7th St.
Long Beach, CA 90813 United States
Cost:
$8 – $15

Día de los Muertos on Olvera Street

OCTOBER 25 - NOVEMBER 2: 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.

Dates:
Tuesday, October 25 - Wednesday, November 2
Location:
Olvera Street, 845 Alameda St.
Los Angeles, 90012
Cost:
Free

Annual Ghost Haunt at Calico Ghost Town

OCTOBER 21-23 & 28-30: This annual event includes, trick-or-treating, costume contests, pumpkin carving, kids’ carnival tent, campfire and ghost stories, games, live entertainment stage shows, haunted attractions and more.

Dates:
Friday, October 28 - Sunday, October 30
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Location:
Calico Ghost Town, 36600 Ghost Town Road
Yermo,
Cost:
Free

Boo at the Santa Ana Zoo

OCTOBER 23-24 & 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 taking photos.

Dates:
Saturday, October 29 - Sunday, October 30
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Location:
Santa Ana Zoo, 1801 E. Chestnut Ave.
Santa Ana, 92701
Cost:
$29.95

Leonardo! A Wonderful Show About A Terrible Monster at Segerstrom

OCTOBER 29-30: Leonardo! tells the story of a monster who longs to be scary and the big decisions about identity and empathy that we all must make. This live theater production is adapted from the beloved children’s books by Mo Willems, and realized through live actors, 3D puppets, DIY cinema, and immersive sound.

Dates:
Saturday, October 29 - Sunday, October 30
Location:
Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA
Cost:
$20

Absolutely Halloween – A Santa Monica Playhouse Family Theatre Musical

OCTOBER 8-30: Now in its 16th sell-out year, the classic 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.

Dates:
Sunday, October 30
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Location:
Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th Street
Santa Monica, 90401
Cost:
$12.50 – $15

The Circus Vargas Express in Torrance

OCTOBER 14 - NOVEMBER 7: Don’t miss the final two locations of Circus Vargas’ 2022 production, The Circus Vargas Express, in Torrance at Del Amo Fashion Center October 14 – November 7 and in Lakewood at Lakewood Center November 11–28! The Circus Vargas Express delivers the ultimate entertainment experience! An amazing adventure guaranteed to thrill and enchant you with moment after fun-filled moment of world-class performers, aerialists, acrobats and comedic characters … all under the big top!!

Dates:
Sunday, October 30
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Location:
Circus Vargas – Torrance, 3525 West Carson St
Torrance, CA

Tunnel of Terror OC Haunted Car Wash in Anaheim

OCTOBER 6-30: 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.

Dates:
Sunday, October 30
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Location:
Big Wave Express Car Wash, 2219 Lincoln Ave.
Anaheim, CA CA United States
Cost:
$30 – $40

Dia de los Muertos at Forest Lawn

OCTOBER 30 & NOVEMBER 2: The lively community festivals honor the memories of the dead while illuminating the rich history of the holiday with community altars, cultural expressions, folkloric dance group, and mariachi music.

Dates:
Sunday, October 30
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Cost:
Free

SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream

SEPTEMBER 16 - OCTOBER 31: 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. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Dates:
Sunday, October 30
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Location:
SeaWorld, 500 Sea World Drive
San Diego, CA 92109 United States

Castle Dark at Castle Park

SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 30: Castle Park transforms into fright-filled Castle Dark as frightening characters on every corner haunt three new mazes. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Visit during the daytime on weekends for a family-friendly Dia de los Muertos celebration.

Dates:
Sunday, October 30
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Location:
Castle Park, 3500 Polk St.
Riverside, CA 92505

The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place

SEPTEMBER 17 - OCTOBER 30: 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.

Dates:
Sunday, October 30
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Location:
Sesame Place San Diego, 2052 Entertainment Circle
Chula Vista, CA 91911

Boo at The Zoo at Wild Wonders

OCTOBER 22-23 & 30-31: Go on a Bearcat BOO! Flashlight tour to get to know nocturnal animals. Plus, enjoy candy stations and apple cider.

Dates:
Sunday, October 30 - Monday, October 31
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Location:
Wild Wonders, 5712 Via Montellano
Bonsall, CA 92003
Cost:
$20 – $39

Knott’s Scary Farm in Buena Park

SEPTEMBER 22 - OCTOBER 31: The fully transformed theme park features uniquely haunted mazes and attractions, sinister shows, and more than 1,000 horrifying creatures lurking in the fog and hiding in every corner of the park.

Dates:
Sunday, October 30
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Location:
Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, 90620

Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND in Carlsbad

SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 17 - OCTOBER 29 & 30: Brick-or-Treat features an all-new Monster Party with limited-time attractions, character meet and greets, costume contest, and trick-or-treating. Plus, don't miss the all-new 4D Movie: The Great Monster Chase.

Dates:
Sunday, October 30
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Location:
LEGOLAND, 1 Legoland Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008

SeaWorld Spooktacular

WEEKENDS, SEPTEMBER 17 - OCTOBER 31: SeaWorld Spooktacular features a trick-or-treat candy trail, Halloween dance party, meet a mermaid, hay maze, pumpkin hunt, and Día de los Muertos celebration.

Dates:
Sunday, October 30
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Location:
SeaWorld, 500 Sea World Drive
San Diego, CA 92109 United States

Weekend Family Crafting at reDiscover Center in Los Angeles

SATURDAY & SUNDAYS, NOW - DECEMBER 31, 2022: Have a blast making art from upcycled materials. Your table is stocked with curated recycled materials and "rediscovered" offcuts and scraps from local manufacturers, along with freshly sanitized crafting tools and kid-friendly fasteners. 

Dates:
Sunday, October 30
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Location:
reDiscover Center, 12958 W Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066 United States
Cost:
$40

Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain

SEPTEMBER 10 - OCTOBER 31: Get ready for family-friendly thrills by day and the scariest of frights by night! Explore haunted houses, scare zones, rides in the dark, live entertainment, and spooky sweets and eats.

Dates:
Sunday, October 30
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Location:
Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy
Valencia,

Family Matinees at The Academy Museum

OCTOBER 8 - NOVEMBER 26: On select days, the Academy Museum screens films for families of all ages. Oct 8: Kubo and the Two Strings • Oct 22: Box Trolls • Oct 29: ParaNorman • Oct 30: Coraline & ParaNorman • Nov 5: Coco • Nov 12: James and the Giant Beach • Nov 26: The NeverEnding Story

Dates:
Sunday, October 30
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Location:
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, 6067 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
Cost:
$5
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