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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

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

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

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:
Monday, October 31
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Location:
SeaWorld, 500 Sea World Drive
San Diego, CA 92109 United States

Halloween Spooktacular at Anaheim Hills Festival

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.

Dates:
Monday, October 31
Location:
Anaheim Hills Festival, 8020 E Santa Ana Canyon Road
Anaheim, CA 92808 United States

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:
Monday, October 31
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Location:
Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, 90620

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:
Monday, October 31
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Location:
Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy
Valencia,

Shady Pines Asylum in Anaheim

OCTOBER 7-31: Dark Harvest and Pirate's Cave Haunt have teamed up to produce Shady Pines Asylum. This frightful, horror-themed maze experience features gory situations, foul odors, strobe lighting, lasers, fog, and you may get wet.

Dates:
Monday, October 31
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Location:
Dark Harvest Haunted Attraction, 5702 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92807
Cost:
$25 – $30

Spooktacular Halloween at Bella Terra

OCTOBER 31: 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.

Dates:
Monday, October 31 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location:
Bella Terra, 7777 Edinger Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Cost:
Free

Halloween Carnivals with City of Lakewood Parks

OCTOBER 31: Special carnival activities will be at Biscailuz, Bloomfield, Bolivar, Boyar, Del Valle, Mayfair, Palms and San Martin parks in Lakewood. Inflatable attractions will be at Mayfair for an additional fee.

Dates:
Monday, October 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free

November 2022

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:
Tuesday, November 1
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Location:
Circus Vargas – Torrance, 3525 West Carson St
Torrance, CA

Santa Ana Zoo Park Pop-Ups

SEPTEMBER 7 - NOVEMBER 18: Meet zoo staff for a fun time of exploration and discovery at a local park. Each week features a new theme, activities, and animal friend.

Dates:
Wednesday, November 2
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Cost:
Free

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:
Wednesday, November 2
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Cost:
Free

2nd & PCH Movies & Moonlight Fall Series in Long Beach

OCTOBER 21 - NOVEMBER 11: Movies are complimentary to the community; self-seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Oct 21: Hotel Transylvania • Oct 28: Disney's Coco (plus pre-show entertainment) • Nov 4: Maleficent • Nov 11: Monsters Inc.

Dates:
Friday, November 4
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Location:
2nd & PCH, 6400 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, 90803
Cost:
Free

Ice Rink at Irvine Spectrum Center

NOVEMBER 4 - JANUARY 8: Holiday magic starts at Irvine Spectrum Center with the return of the Ice Rink sponsored by the Anaheim Ducks. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Dates:
Friday, November 4, 2022 - Sunday, January 8, 2023
Location:
Irvine Spectrum Center, 670 Spectrum Center Drive
Irvine,
Cost:
$21 – $25

The Harvest Feast at Riley’s Farm

SELECT DATES, NOVEMBER 4-18: Enjoy a sumptuous feast as the public house comes alive, with countrymen far and wide, for a harvest celebration. Witness a duel, enjoy 18th century dancing, live colonial music, drama, and fun activities like tomahawk throwing.

Dates:
Friday, November 4
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Location:
Riley’s Farm, 12261 S. Oak Glen Road
Oak Glen, CA 92399
Cost:
$44 – $65

Snow White at South Coast Repertory

NOVEMBER 4-20: Forget everything you thought you knew about this classic! Snow White is reclaiming her story and acting out what really happened after her new mother took over as queen. Two incredibly talented actors take on all 14 roles in a super-fast, whip-smart, hilarious game of switcheroo that tickles your imagination and delights at each twist and turn.

Dates:
Friday, November 4
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Location:
South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa,

Christmas Nights at 123 Farm in Cherry Valley

NOVEMBER 4 - JANUARY 8: From acres of lavender, to century-old olive grove and towering oaks, the farm turns into a festive event with over one million lights. Enjoy food and drink, horse-drawn carriage tours, s'mores pits, and Santa.

Dates:
Friday, November 4, 2022 - Sunday, January 8, 2023
Location:
123 Farm at Highland Springs Ranch & Inn, 10600 Highland Springs Ave.
Cherry Valley, CA 92223

FUN-Tastic Family Night – Wildlife Wendy

NOVEMBER 4: Wildlife Wendy and her tropical birds provide an up-close and personal encounter with the most entertaining species of the bird world. Families and friends will be instantly intrigued by the majestic macaws as they present incredible physical abilities as well as their vivacious personalities. Be ready to laugh out loud at the antics of the talking and singing parrots.

Dates:
Friday, November 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:
Lakewood Centre, 5000 Clark Ave.
Lakewood, CA 90712

Warrior Queen: Anahit the Brave in Burbank

NOVEMBER 5-18: Follow the swashbuckling adventure of a young peasant woman, Anahit, and her remarkable journey as she transforms into a royal warrior, inspires her people, raises an army of women, and rescues the King and entire kingdom from evil forces.

Dates:
Saturday, November 5
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Location:
The Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third St.
Burbank, 91582
Cost:
$20 – $30

Nature POP! at South Coast Botanic Garden

NOVEMBER 5 - JANUARY 24: This new exhibition from artist Sean Kenney features more than 40 sculptures made from LEGO® pieces. The sculptures, sprinkled throughout the garden’s 87 acres, explore the beaut­­y of nature through contemporary, stylized and colorful displays that stand in striking contrast with their surroundings. 

Dates:
Saturday, November 5, 2022 - Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Location:
South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd.
Palos Verdes Peninsula,
Cost:
$5 – $15

Ventura County Farm Day

NOVEMBER 5: More than 15 Ventura County farms, ranches and agricultural organizations will invite the public to experience a day of free agricultural activities and tours.

Dates:
Saturday, November 5
Cost:
Free

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:
Saturday, November 5
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Location:
reDiscover Center, 12958 W Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066 United States
Cost:
$40

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:
Saturday, November 5
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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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