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Halloween parties, Fall Festivals and seasonal parades!

** Due to possible last minute changes to times & locations to the events below, we encourage you to click on the link of the event holder to get the most updated information.

Aliso Viejo Anaheim
Brea Buena Park
Costa Mesa
Cypress Dana Point
Fullerton Garden Grove
Huntington Beach Irvine
Laguna Niguel
La Habra Lake Forest
La Palma Los Alamitos
Newport Beach Orange
San Juan Capistrano
Santa Ana Stanton
Silverado / Trabuco Canyon
Villa Park Westminster
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Halloween Fair and Haunted House

Soka University will have booths for children, haunted house for young teens, games, activities and performances for all to enjoy!

The Haunted House will be held on the first floor crypt of the SUA Recreation Center and the entrancing fee will be $5 at the doomsday door. The suggested age for this dark journey with moving monsters is 10 years old and up. Proceeds benefit the student clubs at Soka University.

Soka University, Recreation Center
1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo



The Empty Grave
(open on selected days, please check their website calendar)

The Empty Grave Haunted House is ALL NEW for 2013! This haunted attraction is located a few block from Disneyland with 50,000 square feet of terror! Featuring state of the art special effects, live actors and animatronics. Online tickets available.

Anaheim GardenWalk
321 W. Katella Ave. (Under the UltraLuxe Theater)

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Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade

The Halloween Parade has been an Anaheim tradition since 1924, when baseball legend Babe Ruth was honored as the Grand Marshal of the celebration.

The Fall Festival features game and food booths, live entertainment, craft fair, haunted house, pumpkin patch, a children's costume contest and trick-or-treating. Food and craft booths are available for a nominal fee.

Most events are held in Downtown Anaheim, at the Center Street Promenade

(714) 999-3456

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Halloween Treat-or-Treating at Anaheim Town Square
October 31

FREE Event! Activities include: Trick-or Treating, Pumpkin Decorating, Face Painter, Train Ride, a Costume Contest and More! Plus, your favorite stores will be passing out treats and special offers. Look for the participating merchants with pumpkin window clings & balloons!

Anaheim Town Square
2180 East Lincoln Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92806



Kidz Block Party
October 31

North Orange County's Largest Free Halloween Alternative Event at Downtown Brea.

Presented by The Cause Community Church featuring face painting, pony rides, games, bounce house, petting zoo,rock climbing wall, raffles, prizes, entertainment and free candy.

Brea Downtown
E Birch St and S Brea Blvd
Brea, CA 92821


Pirate's Dinner Adventure presents "VAMPIRATE'S"
September - October 31

Care to join the VamPirates…. As Dinner?

Back by popular demand, Pirate's Dinner Adventure's Halloween-themed show, "VamPirate's" will return this October! Come celebrate at Treasure Bay's Annual Masquerade Ball with vampire hunters Randolph & Kate. They are there to forewarn the costume-clad guests of the dangers lurking in the haunted Secret Cove. Unfortunately, their cries of despair go unheard, as Captain Sebastian the Black and his horde of Vampire Pirates crash the Ball and take Randolph and Kate captive. The VamPirates take them aboard their ghostly ship, where they will prepare them as their midnight snack! Will Randolph and Kate escape the perils of the VamPirates appetite? Find out this October at Pirate's Dinner Adventure. Ghouls and ghosts of all ages are encouraged to dress up in costume and participate in the costume contest, where prizes will be awarded.

Pirate's Dinner Adventure
7600 Beach Blvd
Buena Park CA, 90620

For reservations and showtimes, please call 714-690-147 or toll free 866-439-AHOY.

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Knotts Scary Farm Halloween Haunt
September - November
select nights

Knott’s professional “scare-masters” transform the old Berry Farm into Knott’s Scary Farm for another year of the world’s first, biggest and most famous theme park Halloween event! Every year all 160-acres of Knott’s Berry Farm are transformed into your worst nightmare with themed mazes, live shows, and scare zones featuring hundreds of free-roaming monsters.

2013 brings five new mazes to an already extensive variety of horrific attractions and Elvira makes her return in an all-new stage show.

Knott's Berry Farm
8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park CA, 90620

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Knotts Berry Farm Camp Spooky
Weekends In October

Knott’s Berry Farm invites kids ages 3-11 to dress to impress in all their Halloween finery and come to 'Snoopy’s Costume Party' in Camp Snoopy. This daytime, non-scare celebration of cheer rather than fear is the social event of the season with shows, activities and of course, trick or treating.

Knott's Berry Farm
8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park CA, 90620


Pacific Symphony concert

Pacific Symphony spooky favorites like "Harry Potter" and "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" are paired with Latin American symphonic hits for a cross-cultural celebration! Enjoy music and traditions from "Dia de los Muertos" alongside Halloween tunes and spine-chilling fun.

Don’t forget to wear your costume and mask! Designed especially for children 5-11.

Segerstrom Concert Hall
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

(714) 755-5799

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Annual Trick or Treat Festival

The Orange County Market Place celebrates the Halloween season with its 16th Annual Trick or Treat Festival & Halloween Hearse Show featuring a Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration with Azteca and folklorico dancing, artisans and more. Families can also enjoy hearses on display, sugar skull painting for children, strolling entertainment and more.

Children in costume can enjoy trick-or-treating from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Trick or Treat Festival and most activities are free with Orange County Market Place admission.

Orange County Market Place/OC Fair & Event Center Lot A
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA

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Halloween Foodtacular

Food Truck Fare will get spooky at the Halloween Foodtacular with a variety of gourmet food trucks, ghoulish tunes, cash bar with adult "spirits," truck-to-truck trick-or-treating for the kids, and more. Family-friendly costumed encouraged.

Admission & Parking is Free

OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA


City of Cypress Halloween Carnival
October 31

Family Games, Entertainment and Trick or Treat! Food will be sold for an additional cost at the event

Admission - $3 (cash only), children under 1 year old are free. Professional pictures will be available for $10 (cash only)

Cypress Community Center
5700 Orange Ave



Doheny State Beach Halloween Haunt

Don’t miss out on Doheny’s most festive event of the year! Bring your family and friends to celebrate Halloween in a fun and safe environment with good ole fashioned spookiness, arts and crafts, a fun zone, and an array of educational booths.

There is no charge for admission; however, a donation of one non-perishable per person is greatly appreciated. Don’t’ forget to dress up those little ones!

Doheny State Beach, picnic sites A and B.


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Halloween Kids Boo Cruise

The haunted vessel, Sum Fun, will be cruising the harbor ever 20 minutes. This event is fun for the whole family and there will be a costume contest on every cruise! Be sure to dressed in your best Halloween attire! Be sure to get here early as this is a really popular event!

There is a $5 donation for each person (no donation for children 1 and under) with all proceeds to benefit Us Too Gymnastics and Community Autism NOW

Dana Wharf Sportfishing / Dana Point Harbor
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point


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Halloween Spooktacular & Moonlight Movie

At 4:30 pm the City of Dana Point will be hosting spooky fun at Lantern Bay Park. Halloween Carnival Games, Halloween Cupcake Decorating & Crafts, costume parade and more!

"Hotel Transylvania" playing at 6:30 - Free popcorn and treats

Lantern Bay Park
25111 Park Lantern Road
Dana Point, California 92629



Haunted Fullerton Walking Tours

Did you know Fullerton is one of the most haunted cities around? Ghosts are lurking at every corner. Take this tour and find out what businesses have pots and pans flying around after hours, what famous deceased Fullertonian makes an “appearance” now and then, enjoy some of Fullerton's history. These tours are a celebration of local legend while sharing stories of another facet of Fullerton’s history, particularly that of the downtown.

“Ghost hunters” should be prepared to walk approximately 1.5 miles (lasting about 2 ½ hours), and the tours will include climbing stairs. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a sense of humor with them. The tour is not recommended for children under 13. Cost is $15 for museum members and $18 for the general public (Halloween night slightly higher).

Meet at Fullerton Museum

(714) 738-6545
It's strongly advised to get your registrations in early

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Night of the Living Dead
September - November

The zombie classic that started it all! A true cult classic - and one of the scariest movies of all time. The dead are walking, and hunger for human flesh. A group of panicked survivors are barricaded in a deserted farmhouse while the army of flesh-eating zombies hovers outside their door. This Halloween experience the bone-chilling terror on STAGE!

Warning - Graphic Violence

Maverick Theatre
110 E. Walnut


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Haunted Garden at the Arboretum

Every year the Fullerton Arboretum transforms their garden into a haven for all that goes bump in the night. But don’t worry, their guides will take you safely through the treacherous paths that wind through the dark forest the evil spirits call home.

Tours through the garden begin at 6:30 pm both nights and run until the last tour leaves at 8:00. The end of the tour features a Haunter’s Ball, where there are games and activities for those lucky enough to make it through the garden. Pre-paid Ticket Pricing: Adults and Teens $12, Children under 12, $6. Prices at the gate will be higher.

Fullerton Arboretum
1900 Associated Road
Fullerton, CA


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Temple Baptist Church's Fall Festival

Wear your costumes for our parade and contest. Play Games for candy and Prizes. Adults make you best homemade chili for our annual Chili Cook Off!!

1601 W. Malvern Avenue
Fullerton, CA.



Jack O’Lantern Jamboree

Sponsored by the city’s Community Services Department , the event will feature games, crafts, a costume parade, a haunted house, a bounce house and more. Snacks will be a available for purchase.

Must buy tickets before this event! - Admission is $7 per person; children 2 and under are free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Atlantis Play Center
13630 Atlantis Way
Garden Grove, CA 92844


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King of Kings Lutheran Church is hosted a Halloween event with games and meal. Kids come in costume and there will be photo opportunities.

King of Kings Lutheran Church and School
13431 Newhope St
Garden Grove, CA 92843



Main Street Halloween Fest
October 31, 2014

For children of all ages, this annual Halloween celebration comes courtesy of the Downtown Business Improvement District. The spooky festivities include a moon bounce, petting zoo, Ferris wheel, pumpkin carving, costume contests and more.

Downtown Huntington Beach
Main Street and 5th Street by Pacific Coast Highway

(714) 536-8300


Boot Hill

An elaborate yard display in Irvine, BOOT HILL rises from the fog for it's 14th year to inhabit the residence at 16 Goldenrod. The unearthly spirits from the old west town of Bridgewood will materialize for NINE nights, transforming the residence at 16 Goldenrod into the old church and cemetary that once occupied the land. Come if you dare...but beware the ghost of Jedediah Smith, he has been known to roam through the decaying grounds of Boot Hill.

Free to all, donations are accepted with proceeds going to CHOC, Children’s Hospital of Orange County.

16 Goldenrod
Irvine, CA


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Great Park Pumpkin Harvest

The annual Great Park Pumpkin Harvest is a day of fall family fun.

Carving Demos, Hay Maze, Carnival-Style Games, Train Rides, Petting Zoo, Puppet Show & Scavenger Hunt are some of the activities planned for the day. FREE Admission, $10 Parking

The Great Park
5 Freeway and Sand Canyon

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Fall Fest - Hosted by Compass Bible Church
October 31

For the past 8 years, FALL FEST has become a favorite event for families to enjoy on Halloween night.

Costumes are welcomed...and encouraged. But please, for the sake of our younger guests NO SCARY COSTUMES.

ALL FREE family event

Compass Bible Church
150 Columbia in Aliso Viejo - There will be PLENTY OF PARKING and an event drop off zone available onsite.


Haunted Trails

Small groups will experience a year of "Hol-i-Daze" and the horror that unfolds. Keep your eyes peeled open for Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel & Gretel and Rapunzel wandering in and out of the mazes and tents that groups will be escorted through. Wear comfortable walking shoes, and come dressed in "street clothes", as the monsters are dressed up for the holiday, and YOU will be our guest!

This is a VERY SCARY event and not recommended for children under 8 years of age. $10 per entrance

Crown Valley Community Park
29751 Crown Valley Parkway
Laguna Niguel, Location at the entrance to the Community Park on the emergency road.

949-362-4351 x 1


Children's Museum Mini Monsters Bash
October 31

Bring your little goblin for a fun and festive Halloween morning! There will be crafts, games, stories and a costume parade!

Free to CMLH Members and visitors with paid admission.

Children's Museum at La Habra
301 South Euclid Street
La Habra

Please call 562-905-9793 for reservations


Haunt at Heritage Hill

The 6th annual Haunt at Heritage Hill. Be the first to dare tour the haunted schoolhouse. Are you brave enough to experience “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and the all new “La Carnivora” scream zones? There will also be a DJ, dancing and a special movie screening of the Universal classic horror film “Dracula” starring the legendary Bela Lugosi. Celebrate the legacy of Bela Lugosi with Bela Lugosi Jr. who will be at the event signing autographs and answering questions.

Recommended for 13 years and older. $5 per person

Heritage Hill Historical Park
25151 Serrano Road
Lake Forest, CA



Halloween Carnival
October 31

This yearly spooktacular event features a fabulous COSTUME CONTEST for ghouls and boys with special prizes in each age division! This year’s Halloween spookfest will feature CARNIVAL GAMES, a “GOBLIN GULCH” for children under the age of 5, and a haunted area.

Free event. This event will be canceled in the event of rain.

Central Park
La Palma

For more information, please call the La Palma Recreation and Community Services Department at (714) 690-3350.


Halloween Carnival & Haunted House

The Haunted House is creepy and dark. It’s filled with monsters and unexpected creatures. Come get lost in a frightening maze through a Dark Graveyard, Creepy Witch’s Room, Toy Store Gone Wrong and Dracula’s lair! Compete in a Pumpkin Pie Contest, Costume Contest, Games, Prizes, Candy, and much more.

$5.00 one maze, $6.00 both mazes

10909 Oak Street
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

(562) 430-1073

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Trunk or Treat

The Los Alamitos Recreation & Community Services Department is proud to bring back the second annual Trunk-or-Treat event. Held at Little Cottonwood Park this year, the FREE event will offer trunk-or-treating, treasure hunting, games, costume contests and more! Be sure to dress in your Halloween best and bring a bag for all of your loot!

Cost: FREE (food available for purchase)

Little Cottonwood Park
4000 Farquhar Ave
Los Alamitos CA 90720



Family Fright Zone Friday

Ghostly creatures take to fright, on this spooky family Fun Zone night. Join us for a BOOtiful evening at our 2nd Annual Halloween event. Experience costumes, pumpkins and candy, Oh My! Trick-or-treat at the Fun Zone as witches, wizards and ghosts come to life on the waterfront. Enjoy spooky storytelling, kooky crafts, face painting, magic shows and live entertainment for the entire family.

Friends of Frankenstein: Dress is your favorite costume and march in our Howlin’ Halloween Costume Parade. Participate in the Monster Mash, the Mummy Wrap and other Halloween activities. No tricks, just treats!

All activities are FREE for Members or $5 for Non-Members.

600 East Bay Avenue
Newport Beach, CA, 92661

For details about this spooktacular event visit or call (949) 675-8915!


Irvine Park Railroad - Pumpkin Patch
September - October 31

Irvine Park Railroad's 8th annual pumpkin patch is fun for the entire family! The pumpkin patch opens daily at 10:00 am beginning September 21st through October 31st. Activities include train rides, hay rides, a haunted house, a hay maze, pony rides, a moon bounce, panning for gold, face painting, picture stands, the Orange County Zoo, and a lot more. Admission into the pumpkin patch is free. Prices for all other activities vary. Additional activities inside of the park include Irvine Park Rentals' paddle boats and Wheel Fun Rentals® bikes (single surrey bikes, deuce coupes, choppers, beach cruises and more), the Orange County Zoo and pony rides. School and group discounts available for Pumpkin Patch tours.

Irvine Park Railroad
1 Irvine Park Road, Orange

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Bats, Cats & Spiders - Halloween Toddler Program

Learn about creatures that are associated with Halloween! Class includes hands-on learning, fun, spooky crafts, and meeting zoo animals up close.

Event Fee: $5.00 (includes ONE parent)
Parking Fee: Irvine Park entry fee is $3 per car weekdays & $5 per car weekends Age: 3-4 years old

Orange County Zoo
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869

Special Instructions: PHONE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Call Marcy Crede-Booth, Education Coordinator at (714) 973-6846. Additional parents/siblings/family/friends must pay admission fee to enter zoo. Please note spaces fill quickly for toddler classes.

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Treats in the Streets

The streets surrounding the Old Towne Plaza are closed off to traffic and Old Towne merchants decorate their shops and local non-profit groups provide delicious food items and tasty treats for a nominal charge.

Fun activities include games, trick or treating, a costume parade, and entertainment for participants of all ages. (Parents please leave masks and pets at home)

Old Towne Orange Plaza Area
Chapman Ave. & Glassell

Orange Special Event Hotline (714) 744-7293

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Halloween Zoo-tacular!

Fun activities include trick-or-treating (kids ages 12 & under), spooky crafts, a scavenger hunt (kids ages 12 & under), and face painting! See the zoo animals receive treat filled pumpkins throughout the day! First 100 children (ages 12 & under) in costume receive a special gift!

Free with zoo admission ($2 per person, ages 2 & under free) Parking Fee: Irvine Park entry $5 per vehicle

Orange County Zoo
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869

(714) 973-6847


Ghost Tours

Get in the spirit of Halloween by joining the Historical Society Walking Tour Guides on a spooky walking tour of Los Rios Street, the oldest residential neighborhood in California. Be prepared for creepy tales of big black dogs, strange monks who have lost their heads, ghostly tales about a lady in white and other goings on.

Cost: $5.00 adults $3.00 children. Reservations are required - it's best to make them as soon as possible since these tours fill up. Meet and pay at the O'Neill Museum.

O'Neill Museum
31831 Los Rios Street

Reservations are required and can be made by calling


Discovery CubePresents: Spooky Science

Creepy crawlers, pumpkins, and friendly spooks are all making their way to Discovery Cubefor Spooky Science this October. Join us as we explore pumpkins of all sizes, shapes and colors and investigate the seeds inside them. Make your own slime, explore a spooky 3-D maze, check out spiders of all sizes and colors, and much more! Even the youngest of goblins will enjoy spooky fun while learning about shapes as they create their own jack-o-lanterns out of felt.

Discovery Cube
2500 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92705


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BOO at the Zoo

This family-friendly costumed extravaganza will bring FUN, SAFE, trick-or-treating in a "Merry not Scary" Zoo atmosphere, with educational animal presentations, storytelling, and entertainment throughout the evening, with a grand finale costume parade!

For the older kids, there's also "Teen Scream," a haunted house filled with thrills and chills. This ghoulish attraction has a separate entrance, but is included with the price of admission.

$14/person (only $7/Member) ages 2 & up children under 2 free. online tickets available

Santa Ana Zoo
1801 E. Chestnut Ave



Halloween Fun with Family and Friends

Join the fun as the annual Halloween Fun with Family and Friends is conducted the Saturday prior to Halloween. This special event is open to ghosts and goblins of all ages and will feature games, DJ entertainment, costume contests, non-profit food booths and a howling good time for everyone. Be sure to bring your trick-or-treat bag!

Stanton Park
7800 Katella Avenue

For additional information please call 714-890-4270


Haunted Tales from the Shadows of Old Saddleback

Some say that Black Star Canyon is haunted. Ghost hunters wander up the canyon at night searching for tribal villagers, bandits, homesteaders, and other forgotten figures of the past. Many of the legendary tales about the Santa Ana Mountains were compiled into Shadows of Old Saddleback, a book published in 1931. Dress up like a ghost from old California and creep along with us into the dark hollows of Black Star Canyon. Hear stories about strange happenings and decide for yourself if they are true. Search for elusive apparitions and nocturnal wildlife. We will gather in front of the giant sandstone formation at the end of Black Star Canyon Road at 5:45PM. At 6PM. Some stories may be inappropriate for younger audiences.

For 9 years and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian.

Black Star Canyon, Black Star Canyon Rd.
Silverado, CA 92676.

Please check their website for RSVP information and special instructions to this event.


Halloween Howl
October 31

Costume contests, family entertainment, carnival games, prizes and candy. Hosted by City of Tustin Parks & Recreation

Columbus Tustin Activity Center
17522 Beneta Way (Corner of Irvine Blvd & Prospect)

(714) 573-3326


Halloween Fest

The night before Halloween, the VP Towne Center suddenly becomes the happy haunting grounds for young ghosts, goblins, a few pirates, some skeletons, and lots of princesses who have escaped from their local castles.

Costumed children will have the opportunity to visit local merchants for treats throughout the Towne Centre.

Villa Park Towne Centre

(714) 998-1500


The Pumpkin Factory at Westminster Mall

Visit the Pumpkin Factory for all your pumpkin needs! Check ou the HUGE selection of pumpkins if all shapes and sizes while the kids play the carnival games, rides, get your face painted, and visit the petting zoo!

Westminster Mall

(714) 483-9211

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Halloween Happening at the Mall
October 31

Join the City of Westminster and Westminster Mall for the annual Halloween trick or treat and nickel carnival! Located in the lower level Macy's Court

Bring money to play carnival games!

Westminster Mall


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Costume Rentals

Creative Parties for Kids

Creative Parties for Kids now has costume rentals! Take advantage and rent now for Halloween. Visit Costume Gallery on our website for selection & prices.

New Studio Address:
924 North Batavia
Orange, CA 92867

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Halloween Parties

Creative Parties for Kids

Creative Parties For Kids offers the best and most talented committed artists. We can create a magical Halloween experience for you and your guests.

Our artists are appropriate for different kinds of parties and events, from backyard birthdays to large corporate events - our artists can even paint your company logo!

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