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SEPTEMBER 26 - 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.
OCTOBER 1-31: The Halloween spirit is in full swing for 31 monstrous days this October, with special weekend entertainment and activities, including open-air live shows, special animal pumpkin feedings, themed photo ops, education stations, and much more. Costumes are encouraged!
OCTOBER 1-31: Join costume parades, 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, enjoy animal shows, and more! On Halloween weekend, enjoy special trick-or-treating throughout the museum.
OCTOBER 1-31: 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.
OCTOBER 1-31: Haunt O' Ween is 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.
SEPTEMBER 24 - 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.
OCTOBER 11-31: See hundreds of carved pumpkins lined along a 1-mile walk through the garden. See oversized sculptures made of naturals materials and don't forget to check out the popular Pumpkin House, hay maze, and themed food and beverages.
OCTOBER 12-31: 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. Costumes encouraged.
NOW - OCTOBER 31: An intense and terrifying maze designed to shock senses, test limits, and bring out your deepest fears. On weekends, the maze shifts to a kid-friendly not-so-scary haunted maze. Enjoy a "less haunted" version of the maze featuring trick-or-treating throughout the maze and fun activities. More attractions include pumpkin carving and decorating, photo ops, scary sideshows, Halloween acts, and George the Giant's Strange Museum of Oddities & Wonders.
NOW - FEBRUARY 28, 2022: See the most extensive, privately-owned collection of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror film artifacts from your favorite films including Dracula, Frankenstein, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and more.
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.
SELECT DATES, OCTOBER 1-31: 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.
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.
OCTOBER 25 - NOVEMBER 2: 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 Danza de la Muerte, a vibrant theatrical performance that tells the story of Día de los Muertos.
OCTOBER 2-31: 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.
WEDNESDAY - SUNDAY, 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.
SELECT DATES, OCTOBER 7-30: 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.
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.
SELECT NIGHTS, SEPTEMBER 16 - 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.
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.
THURSDAYS - SUNDAYS, NOW - OCTOBER 31: Three terrifying mazes plus a giant scare zone. Enjoy live entertainment and performances and Family Fright hours on Fridays & Saturdays , 5-7pm.
SELECT DATES, 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.
SELECT DATES, OCTOBER 1-29: A boo-tastic Halloween party featuring exciting rides, trick-or-treating, scavenger hunts, free glow accessories, dance party, and more!
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.
OCTOBER 29-30: 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.
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.
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.
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? Also, don't miss the annual Hearse Car Show on Saturday, October 30. See over 20 unique vintage-style hearses on display.
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.
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 collecting goody bags for each child on the way out.
FRIDAYS - SUNDAYS, OCTOBER 1-31: 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
SELECT NIGHTS, OCTOBER 1 - 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.
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!
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.
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!
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, OCTOBER 9-31: Pumpkins in the Pines is the weekend destination for family fun in the San Bernardino Mountains. 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!
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, and more. Free advanced tickets required.
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, 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.
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!
SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS, SEPTEMBER 25 - 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.
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 tour is appropriate for families and all ages. There is nothing scary about the vignettes or the location.
SATURDAYS, OCTOBER 2-30: 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.
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.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30-31: 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.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30: Come aboard Battleship IOWA for trick-or-treating at candy stations, carnival games, and apply fun science concepts to build your own light-up wand, fly a spooky kite, and launch a spider rocket! Halloween movies will be playing and crew members will be sharing spooky storybooks.
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.
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.
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.
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