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2020 Orange County
Halloween Celebrations

Haunted Houses, Halloween Parties, Trick-or-Treating, Day of the Dead Events & Fall Festivals.

Due to COVID 19 restrictions, many events are being canceled or modified. We're in the process of updating this year's events, but are also encouraging you to click on links below to get individual event updates.

** 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
Corona Del Mar
Costa Mesa Cypress
Dana Point    Fountain Valley
Fullerton Garden Grove
Huntington Beach Irvine
Laguna Niguel Lake Forest
La Palma Los Alamitos
Mission Viejo Newport Beach
Orange Rancho Santa Margarita
San Clemente Santa Ana
San Juan Capistrano
Stanton Tustin
Villa Park Westminster
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ALISO VIEJO

Fall Fest - Hosted by Compass Bible Church
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For the past 15 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.

The event is free, along with rides, games and candy. There will be small charge for food, so please bring cash (credit cards will be accepted with a small add’l charge).

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

Aliso Viejo Library Spooktacular
event postponed for 2020

All ages welcome for crafts, decorating and mummy bowling!

Also enjoy a special performance from Buster Balloon! Costumes welcome.

LOCATION:
Aliso Viejo Library
1 Journey
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

INFORMATION:
949-360-1730

ANAHEIM

Anaheim Plaza - Halloween Trick or Treat
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Anaheim Plaza will be hosting a Halloween Event! This is a free event is for the whole family and will include face painting, balloon artist and a kid friendly DJ plus, raffles and prizes!

Free Trick-or-Treat bag for the first 150 kids! While supplies last. Must be wearing a costume to participate.

LOCATION:
Anaheim Plaza Food Court
N. Euclid St. & Santa Ana Frwy.
Anaheim, CA 92801

Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade
October 1 - 31, 2020
online events

For 2020 - For almost 100 years, the Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade has brought our community together to create an annual parade & festival, enjoyed by nearly 50,000 attendees each year. This year, due to events in the world, this Festival will be happening online for the entire month of October and, for the first time ever, there will be a “Drive-Thru” Parade on Oct 24th!

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.

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

INFORMATION:
(714) 999-3456

Día de los Muertos at Anaheim Town Square
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Join the fun festival at Anaheim Town Square – bring the whole family!

From 5-7pm: Pan de Muertos Bread Decorating Class hosted by Northgate Market, Face painters, Build an altar, Balloon twisters, Flower making station, Mariachi Band Performance, Folklore Dancers Perform and host the classes

From 7-9pm: Watch Coco the movie at sunset (bring your own seating)

LOCATION:
Anaheim Town Square
2180 East Lincoln Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92806

INFORMATION:
714.956.3411

BREA

Brea Downtown Treats in the Street
postponed for 2020

Trick or Treat with the downtown merchants of Brea!

Parents, bring your kids downtown to trick or treat at participating merchants who have a pumpkin in their window.

LOCATION:
Downtown Brea
Brea, CA 92821

All Treats No Tricks at the Mall
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Come in costume for spooky family fun and activities based on Vampirina and your favorite Disney Junior pals! Find your favorite Disney Junior costumes and accessories at the Disney store at Brea Mall to gear up for your Play Date on Wednesday, October 31.

There will also be trick or treating at the mall from 4-7PM. Toy weapons or masks on anyone 10 years and older are not permitted.

LOCATION:
Brea Mall Center Court
1065 Brea Mall
Brea, CA 92821

BUENA PARK

Pirate's Dinner Adventure presents "VAMPIRATE'S"
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Care to join the VamPirates…. As Dinner?

Travel back to the 1800’s 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. While enjoying a four-course meal so delicious it’s scary, you’ll witness feats of aerial artistry, swordplay, death defying stunts and dynamic duels as Captain Sebastian Black’s dastardly crew of “Vampire Pirates” attempts to defeat the Vampire Hunter. Can the Vampire Hunter overcome the Vampirates before becoming… their dinner? It only takes one bite!

There will also be a costume contest every Saturday and Sunday for ghouls and goblins of all ages! However, all costumes must be family friendly, no masks and no weapons.

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

INFORMATION/RESERVATIONS:
For reservations and showtimes, please call (714) 690-1497

Knott's Tast of Fall o Ween
Fridays - Sundays
September 25 - November 1, 2020

Knott's Berry Farm introduces its newest family-friendly outdoor dining and retail experience celebrating the Halloween season and the flavors of Fall with Knott's Taste of Fall-O-Ween. Knott’s pays tribute to the year's spookiest season with a Fall food event unlike any other. The spirit of Halloween comes to life with a cornucopia of Harvest and Halloween décor that will transform the park for the season.

Guests of all ages can dress up in their most festive costumes* to experience one-of-a-kind themed food and treats, exclusive event merchandise including specialty items from local crafters, an all-new “Into the Fog” art show, and so much more.

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

Knott's Scary Farm
2020 events cancelled

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.

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

Knott's Spooky Farm
2020 events cancelled
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

For ages 3-11, newly expanded trick-or-treating through Ghost Town, little ghouls can stop through Calico to collect sweet Halloween treats. Fun Halloween-themed shows are in store as a friendly magician mystifies little ones with spell-binding tricks. Camp Snoopy Theater plays host to the “Monsters are Coming Charlie Brown” show where children are encouraged to participate in the daily costume contest.

Admission to Spooky Farm is included with your Knott's Berry Farm admission.

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

Cops N Goblins Drive Thru
October 30, 2020
2-5 pm

Bring your little goblins out for a drive-thru trick-or-treat experience!

Decorated drive-thru, free candy, and social distanced fun to celebrate Halloween brought to you by your Buena Park Police Department and Community Services Department.

LOCATION:
6640 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park CA

CORONA DEL MAR

Eerie Evenings
October 23-24, 2020
5-8 pm

By day, Sherman Library & Gardens is a paradise of colorful flowers and blooming plants. However, on October 23 & 24, the gardens will offer a glimpse into a different world, when Sherman Gardens presents “Eerie Evenings in the Gardens,” a family friendly evening of entertainment and education.

Grab an adventurous partner, or the whole family, and enjoy an eerie garden walk to discover what plants do after dark. Toxic specimens, man-eating plants, and the Forbidden Jungle await! Guests will follow a map and encounter fun surprises around each corner as the garden reveals mysteries of the natural world.

All guests must wear a face covering and choose a timed admission entry to ensure safe physical distancing. Timed admission entries will be every half-hour. Advance ticket sales only! No tickets will be sold at the gate. This is not a trick or treating, haunted house, or scary adventure.

LOCATION:
The Sherman Library and Gardens
2647 East Coast Hwy
Corona Del Mar, CA


Creatures of the Night
will be back in 2021

Creatures of the Night is a fun family evening designed for interacting, observing and learning about the many plants and animals that are most active at night. Visitors will receive a 'passport' to explore the Gardens after dark and visit interactive animal stations that delve into the nocturnal world and its inhabitants.

Get up close to Project Wildsong's Ambassador Wolves. Weave your way through the Forbidden Jungle and get a close look at dissected carnivorous plants. Visit Bug Country where Adventures in Living Science will dispel myths of the creepy crawlies, take a look at scorpions under black light and, if you dare, stick your hand in the worm pit! There will also be arts and crafts, an opportunity to dissect an owl pellet, and a gourmet hot dog cart for food and drink purchases.

$10 Friends Admission; $15 Non-Members Admission; $5 Children 4-17; Children 3 and Under are Free

LOCATION:
The Sherman Library and Gardens
2647 East Coast Hwy
Corona Del Mar, CA

INFORMATION:
949-673-1880

Halloween Spooktacular
October 19-31, 2020

Calling all ghouls, goblins, princesses and superheroes! We're brewing up a lot of at-home Halloween fun with Grab-and-Go crafts and activities, a virtual costume parade, and a chance to win a raffle prize!

Grab-and-Go craft kits available for pick up at any Newport Beach Public Library location beginning October 19 through October 31 (while supplies last).

LOCATION:
Newport Beach / Corona Del Mar, Ca

COSTA MESA

Pacific Symphony
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LOCATION:
Segerstrom Concert Hall
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

INFORMATION:
(714) 755-5799

Urban Legends Drive-Thru Haunt
Wednesdays-Sundays
October 1 - November 1, 2020

In the safety of their own vehicle, guests will enjoy a drive-thru where scare seekers will experience immersive storytelling and terrifying scenes. Guests will be entertained by live performances throughout their drive, plus experience three interactive show zones with an immersive show of lights, sound, special effects and monsters that will come alive.

Tickets start at $49 per vehicle (includes up to 5 guests per vehicle

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

The OC Marketplace
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On October 26th in conjunction with the OC Market Place 50th Anniversary come watch THRILL THE WORLD! “The biggest Halloween event on the planet” happens when Zombies crawl out of their graves to terrorize your neighborhood. The biggest event is called “Thrill the World” when people dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”!

In addition to many other things to do, there will also be a costume contest for guests that wear their best 1960's looks.

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

Pumpkin Patch
October
9-12

Information coming

LOCATION:
Tanager Park
1780 Hummingbird Dr
Costa Mesa, California 92626

CYPRESS

City of Cypress Halloween Carnival Check back to see if there will be a 2020 event

Family Games, Entertainment, Fun Zone and Trick or Treating! Food will be sold for an additional cost at the event.

Admission $3 (cash only - children under 1 are no charge)

LOCATION:
Cypress Community Center
5700 Orange Ave

INFORMATION:
714-229-6780

DANA POINT

Halloween Spooktacular Movie Night - "The Nightmare Before Christmas"
Saturday, October 24, 2020
6:30pm Movie Showing (Admittance starts at 5:45pm)
8:30pm Movie Showing (Admittance starts at 8:00pm)

Social distancing movie 12’x12’ grass area for up to 8 people per household, with a 10’ space between each area. Cloth face covering required, except while seated in your area. Non-contact temperature check upon admittance. Bring blankets, and beach chairs.

• Come dressed in family friendly costumes.
• Dana Point Sheriff’s Trunk or Treat candy hand out starting at 4:30pm.
• Burger Monster Food Truck from 4:30pm to 9:30pm, featuring delicious burgers and fries for purchase.
• FREE popcorn and candy for each child attending the movie.
• Outdoor walk through Halloween area with Halloween entertainment.

LOCATION:
Del Obispo Park Ball Field
34052 Del Obispo Street
Dana Point, California 92629

INFORMATION:
To register for this FREE movie event visit www.danapoint.org/recreation. When registering only sign up the main contact person for your area, not each member of your household. Registration starts September 28th. For more information call 949-248-3536.




Spooky Seas
No events currently scheduled this year. Please check back

Join the Ocean Institute for a night full of fun and fright. The haunted adventure begins aboard the Brig Pilgrim with ghost sailors, continues with a visit from a siren in the historic Boathouse, and ends in a Mad Scientist lab with hands on experiments! Excuse yourself from the ghostly gathering to enjoy hot cocoa, apple cider, and educational activities inside the Ocean Education Center.

Activities in the Ocean Education Center are suitable for all ages. The Haunted Tour is suitable for those ages 8 and up.

LOCATION:
Ocean Institute
24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr.
Dana Point

Doheny State Beach Halloween Haunt
No event currently scheduled this year. Please check back

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. Rangers, Lifeguards and other volunteers all pitch in to make this a really fun evening,

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!

LOCATION:
Doheny State Beach, picnic sites A and B.

INFORMATION:
949-496-6172

Woofstock
No event currently scheduled this year. Please check back

A free community event and celebration of our dogs! Many dog organization and vendors with amazing dog toys and treats will be there. Dog and owners parade, free face painting and children's activities.

There will also be Halloween costume contests for the dogs (and owners) plus a beer and wine garden. It’s a very fun afternoon for fido and you.

LOCATION:
Grass Area at Doheny Main Beach
Dana Point, California

Halloween Kids Boo Cruise
October - DATES TBA
5-7 pm

Cruises every 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 and get there early as this is a really popular event!

$5 per person (all money raised goes directly to Special Fishies: Aquatic Freedom and Education which in turns gives it back in scholarships to the special needs children in our community).

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

INFORMATION:
949-496-5794

Halloween Spooktacular & Trunk or Treat
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A Spooktacular Halloween-themed event at the Dana Point Community Center. The City of Dana Point Recreation Division is teaming up with Dana Point Police Services for two great family events on one night.

Besides their regular indoor activities of carnival games, crafts, cookie decorating, entertainment, costume parade, and treats for all the children, Dana Point Police Services will be holding their Trunk or Treat event in the parking lot area. Come meet the Blood Hounds, Bomb Squad, K-9 Unit, Mounted Patrol and the dedicated staff that keep our City safe.

Free BBQ hot dogs and refreshments.

LOCATION:
Dana Point Community Center
34052 Del Obispo St.
Dana Point, California 92629

INFORMATION:
949-248-3530

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

OC Parks Drive-in
October 23-25, 2020

OC Parks will host a drive-in movie event at Mile Square Regional Park October 23 featuring "Hocus Pocus." Please note that this is a ticketed event and tickets must be purchased online in advance (one ticket is good for one vehicle).

Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, October 13 at 10 a.m. For more information and to purchase tickets follow us on Facebook at @OrangeCountyParks or visit OCParks.com.

LOCATION:
Mile Square Regional Park
Forest Shelter near parking lot C
16801 Euclid St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

INFORMATION:
(714) 973-6600

Free Community Halloween Party
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Enjoy fun for the whole family including Trick-or-Treating at participating merchants throughout Callens Corner & Fountain Valley Promenade, Face Painting, Balloon Art, Games & Kids Crafts

Enter to win a $25 Ralphs gift card when you register and check-in via Eventbrite. One lucky winner will be randomly selected.

LOCATION:
Callens Corner & Fountain Valley Promenade Shopping Centers
Located at the corner of Brookhurst and Ellis
Fountain Valley, Ca

FULLERTON

Haunted Fullerton Walking Tours
October tours every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

Due to popularity, the tours book up fast, and persons interested in participating are strongly advised to get their registrations in early.

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.

The tours leave the museum promptly at 6 p.m., and last approximately two and one-half hours. Aul said “ghost hunters” should be prepared to walk approximately 1.5 miles, and the tours will include climbing stairs. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a sense of humor with them.

LOCATION:
Meet at Fullerton Museum

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

Night of the Living Dead
all performances are currently on hold.

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, recommended for older audience.

LOCATION:
Maverick Theatre
110 E. Walnut
Fullerton

INFORMATION HOTLINE:
714-526-7070

Mystery at the Monster Mixer
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A night of ghouls, grub, and gut-busting laughter awaits you at Mystery at the Monster Mixer! Klubhouse offers a fully-immersive dinner party that has you enjoying a delicious spread and solving a puzzling mystery whilst sitting amongst vampires, phantoms, demons and more!

It’s 2019 and monsters have reformed their wicked ways, but some are having a bit of trouble acclimating into regular society. So, ZomBrian (the former human, recent zombie) has arranged a night for their old human kin to mix and mash with his new monster buds! All is fun and frights until a chilling murder happens! It’s up for the guests to help Detectives Monty Frankenstein and Eliza Frankenstein-Webb solve the mystery and catch the culprit! Costumes or festive-wear highly encouraged!

LOCATION:
The Romeo and Juliet Room @ Angelo & Vinci’s Ristorante
550 N Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA

Spooky Halloween Train
Saturday, October 17, 2020
9 am - 12 pm

Grab your best costumes and bring the family to the annual Halloween Train! Tours, treats, and maybe some tricks will delight kids of all ages. There will also be games, photo opportunities, and crafts. Bring your trick or treat bag!

This is a free event but donations are welcome. Every donation directly impacts the Fullerton Train Museum and allows them to continue bringing events to the community.

LOCATION:
Fullerton Train Museum
200 E Santa Fe Ave
Fullerton, California 92832


Trunk or Treat - Fullerton
Sunday, October 25, 2020
6-7 pm

Please join us for an amazing evening of Trunk or Treating! If you are looking for a little reprieve(and candy!), come enjoy a fun filled family outing. All are welcome to this free event.

LOCATION:
Seeker's Chapel
1521 E Orangethorpe Ave, Suite D
Fullerton, CA 92831

GARDEN GROVE

Jack O’Lantern Jamboree
2020 event cancelled

Sponsored by the city’s Community Services Department, the event will feature train rides, magic show, animal balloons, bounce houses and more! Pumpkins available for sale at the Pumpkin Patch.

Must buy tickets before this event! - Admission is $10 per person (children 2 and under are free). No ticket sales at the door - buy early, this event tends to sell out. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

LOCATION:
Atlantis Play Center
13630 Atlantis Way
Garden Grove, CA 92844

RESERVATIONS & INFORMATION:
To order by phone or for more information, call the Garden Grove Community Services Department at (714) 741-5200.

Trunk-or-Treat
October 31. 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Put your costumes on and join us for some FREE family fun! King of Kings is hosting our annual Trunk or Treat event - an evening of fun games, treats and friends.

What is "Trunk or Treat"? Instead of trick-or-treating from house to house, come and trick-or-treat from car to car! This Halloween night event is held on our church and school property where you and your children can walk through our parking lot, stopping at each parked car to get candy and/or play a game.

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

INFORMATION:
714-530-6584

HUNTINGTON BEACH

Halloween Harvest Festival
Saturday, October TBA
11 am - 2 pm

Celebrate the Harvest Season and Halloween at Bella Terra for a fun family event on the Green. Enjoy carnival games, a fun kids DJ who will be playing festive and spooky tunes, FREE face painting for kids, and pumpkin crafts. Go dressed in your Halloween costumes if you dare!

Pumpkin Carving Artist, Carnival Games, Halloween Kids DJ, Pumpkin Crafts for the Kids and Free Face Painting are some of the activities planned. Please RSVP for each child to make sure there are enough crafts.

LOCATION:
Bella Terra (at The Green)
7777 Edinger Avenue
Huntington Beach

Worthy Park Before Dark
Saturday, October 24, 2020
1-4 pm

Calling all ghouls, ghosts and goblins for a Halloween festival at Worthy Park. Dress up in your best costume and get ready to make a jack-o-lantern come to life! Festivities will be held outside and will include pick your own pumpkin patch & carving, games, a bounce house and more!

Cost: $20 per family (includes 1 pumpkin); $5 per additional pumpkin

LOCATION:
Worthy Park
1831 17th Street
Huntington Beach

INFORMATION:
Pre-registration is encourage to guarantee a pumpkin. For additional information contact the City Gym and Pool at (714) 960-8884.

HAPPY HALLOWIENER Doggy Dress up & Kids Costume
2020 information TBA

Doggy Dress Up & Kid Costume Party to celebrates Halloweiner & the last day of Kinderfest! There will be a Best Doggie and Kid Costume Contest on that day from 2pm-4pm, Kinderfest runs until 7:30 pm. It's a great family day!

While the kids are having fun, the adults can enjoy the the great selection of German Beers and menu options which include some amazing sausages you'll love.

PARTICIPANTS GET IN FREE! Else *ADMISSION During Oktoberfest: $7 adult, $3 kids 6-12, Free for kids under 5

LOCATION:
Old World Village Festival Hall
7561 Center Avenue #49
Huntington Beach

Main Street Halloween Fest
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A fun filled evening where we turn downtown into a Halloween extravaganza with family activities, and above all... trick-or-treating in the BID downtown zone on Main (and side-streets), PCH, the Pier, and 5th with businesses providing candy to children. Halloween costume contest for kids and dogs on 5th Street.

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

INFORMATION:
(714) 536-8300

Halloween Trick-or-Treat Kids Party
October 31 - 2020 event info TBA
3-5 pm

All little goblins, monsters, princesses and warriors come show off your costumes and enjoy safe Halloween trick-or-treating center-wide at Bella Terra. The first 500 kids who arrive will receive a super cute trick-or-treat bag with some fun goodies. A Kids DJ will be playing festive and spooky tunes on the Green along with balloon twisters, FREE face painting for kids, plus there will be some of your favorite characters to take pictures with.

LOCATION:
Bella Terra (at The Green)
7777 Edinger Avenue
Huntington Beach

IRVINE

Boot Hill
October - closed for 2020 season. Will be back in 2021

An elaborate yard display in Irvine, BOOT HILL rises from the fog each year to inhabit the residence at 16 Goldenrod. The unearthly spirits from the Old West town of Bridgewood will materialize for EIGHT haunting nights, transforming the residence at 16 Goldenrod into the old church and cemetary that once occupied this hallowed ground. Come if you dare... but beware the ghost of Jedediah Smith, as he has been known to roam the decaying grounds of Boot Hill, exacting revenge on all who cross his path!

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

LOCATION:
16 Goldenrod
Irvine, CA

INFORMATION:
818-633-0300

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch & Weekend Fall Festival
Open through October 31
9-6 pm

For 2020 - The Drive-Thru Pumpkin Farm Experience will be opening Saturday, September 19th and run every Saturday and Sunday through October 31st.

The U-Pick Pumpkin with Wagon Ride option will open on Monday, September 21st and run Monday through Friday through October 30th.

Reservations are required.

LOCATION:
Tanaka Farms
5380 University Dr
Irvine, CA 92612

Pretend City Costume Week
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Black cats and witch’s brew, we want to dress up with you! Wear your costume to Pretend City this whole week and receive 25% off your second admission!

Fee: Included in museum admission.

LOCATION:
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA

INFORMATION:
949.428.3900

Trick-Or-Treat Through the City - Irvine
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Pirates, Ghosts, & Princesses Pretty! Come Trick-Or-Treating at Pretend City! On Halloween, we are having a special trick-or-treat extravaganza for all our friends! Stop by the museum and take part in our Halloween pARTy inside the Art Studio as well as trick-or-treat at different stations through the city! We will surely have a ghouly good time!

Fee is included with museum admission

LOCATION:
Pretend City
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

LAGUNA NIGUEL

Haunted Trails
October
6:30-10pm (ends at 8:30 Thursday night)

There was a hotel in the Valley of Crowns that sat empty for years due to mysterious sounds. The hallowed halls are haunted by those from the past, screaming, and searching for answers at last! Guides will escort groups through the old hotel, the lobby, kitchen, and the gardens of HELL!

This is a very SCARY events and do not recommended for children under 8 years of age. Pre-sale wristbands go on sale Monday, August 14 during office hours 8am-5pm at the Crown Valley Park Registration Office. Prices go up for wristbands purchased after 5pm, on October 17, 18, and 19.

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

INFORMATION:
949-425-5100

Yappy Howl-O-Ween
Thursday, October
4-7 pm

Yappy Howl-O-Ween is the chance for pups to strut their stuff in their favorite costume. A panel of judges will determine which canine will take home the prize in the costume categories.

Beer and a selection of barbecue items are also available for purchase. "Proceeds support The Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence.

LOCATION:
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
One Ritz-Carlton Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629

Haunted Skate Contest
Saturday, October
5-9 pm

Celebrate Halloween with Laguna Niguel Skate Park at the Haunted Skate Contest! Skaters will enjoy a costume contest, food, giveaways, games, amazing prizes, and much more. Skaters must have liability waiver signed by parent/guardian before entering the park.

$10 for members/$20 for non-members until Friday, October 25 (prices then go up). Haunted contest is free for spectators. .

LOCATION:
Laguna Niguel Skate Park
27745 Alicia Pkwy
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

LAKE FOREST

Haunt at Heritage Hill
October
6:30 - 10:30 pm

The park will once again transform into a haunted adventure with scream zones, music, and game booths. Costumes encouraged, but no masks or face paint will be permitted to enter the event.

Recommended for 12 years and older. Admission is $10 per person.

LOCATION:
Heritage Hill Historical Park
25151 Serrano Road
Lake Forest, CA

INFORMATION:
(949)923-2230

LA PALMA

Halloween Carnival
October 31
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

For 2020 - Due to the pandemic, a safe alternative to the in-person Central Park event is being planned.

Join La Palma’s safe, family-oriented alternative to the traditional trick-or-treat! Kids and families can choose from a variety of activities such as the costume contest for infants to 6th graders with special prizes in each division. This year's Halloween Carnival will feature carnival games, an area for children under the age of 5 to play games, and those who dare to find their way through a scary maze!

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

LOCATION:
Central Park
La Palma

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

LOS ALAMITOS

Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October
5-7:30 pm

The Los Alamitos Recreation & Community Services Department is proud to bring back the second annual Trunk-or-Treat event. Held at Little Cottonwood Park, the FREE event will offer fun family activities for all ages including costume contest, pie eating contest, train ride, trunk or treating, prizes, food trucks, inflatables, and photo booth!

Cost: FREE (food available for purchase)

LOCATION:
Little Cottonwood Park
4000 Farquhar Ave
Los Alamitos CA 90720

INFORMATION:
562-430-1073

Los Alamitos Race Course Halloween Carnival
check back to see if there will be a 2020 event

Los Alamitos Race Course will host its annual Halloween Carnival with proceeds benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Cypress, California. It’s fun for the entire family with a collection of new carnival games for kids of all ages, pony rides, a costume contest for cash prizes and more. Plus live horse racing at Los Alamitos.

Kids 17 and under are admitted free – General admission is only $3 and we have free parking

LOCATION:
Los Alamitos Race Course
4961 Katella Ave

INFORMATION:
714-820-2800

MISSION VIEJO

Hometown Halloween
October TBA
4-7 pm

Celebrate this fall holiday with themed carnival games, crafts, music and much more from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Then from 6 pm to 7 pm, it's fun or fright as you travel through our glowing haunted maze. Game tickets are $0.50 each and are available for purchase at the information booth. Cash only.

LOCATION:
Norman P. Murray Community & Senior Center
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo

NEWPORT BEACH

Halloween Party at the Library
October 19-31, 2020
4-5:30 pm

Trick-or-treat at Newport Beach Public Library!

Calling all ghouls, goblins, princesses and superheroes! We're brewing up a lot of at-home Halloween fun with Grab-and-Go crafts and activities, a virtual costume parade, and a chance to win a raffle prize! Grab-and-Go craft kits available for pick up at any Newport Beach Public Library location beginning October 19 through October 31 (while supplies last).

LOCATION:
Central Library Children's Room
1000 Avocado Ave.
Newport Beach, California

ORANGE

Halloween Animal Art Preschool Program - Halloween Toddler Program
Friday, October
10:15-11:15 am

Come learn about creatures that are associated with Halloween! Class includes hands-on learning, fun crafts, and meeting zoo animals up close! Ages: 3-4 years old only. Parent must accompany child for duration of program.

Event Fee: $5.00 (includes one adult)
Parking Fee: Irvine Park entry fee is $3 per car weekdays & $5 per car weekends

LOCATION:
Orange County Zoo
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869

INFORMATION:
Special Instructions: PHONE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Call 714-973-6846 to register. Please note spaces fill quickly for toddler classes.

Treats in the Streets Autumn Festival
October 23-29, 2020

For 2020 - While we're not able to gather for our traditional "Treats in the Streets" event this year due to current health guidelines, that doesn't mean we cannot celebrate fall and have some fun. We invite you and your family to join us as we bring you "Festifall at City Hall". Households are invited to dress-up in your best Halloween costumes, bring along a decorated pumpkin, and help us turn our City Hall front lawn into a Pumpkin Patch. Then, everyone can "escape" the fun maze, grab a take-home craft (ssshhhh, it's a secret!), and take a spooktacular family picture at our Photobooth.

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 with local merchants, a costume parade, and entertainment for participants of all ages. (Parents please leave masks and pets at home)

LOCATION:
300 E. Chapman Ave
Orange, CA

INFORMATION:
Orange Special Event Hotline (714) 744-7293

Halloween Zoo-tacular!
Saturday, October
10 am - 4 pm

Halloween fun at the OC Zoo! Activities include trick-or-treating, kids crafts, a scavenger hunt (12 and under), and fun games! First 100 children in costume receive a free gift! Come see the zoo animals receive treat-filled pumpkins throughout the day.

Activities are free with paid zoo admission ($2 per person, ages 2 & under free). Zoo coupons/free passes are not valid for this event. Parking: $5 per vehicle.

LOCATION:
Orange County Zoo
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869

INFORMATION:
(714) 973-6847

Pirates Cave Haunt
October
10 am - 4 pm

Since 2000, The Pirate's Cave has been a premiere stop for trick or treaters in the city of Orange. During the expansion of our haunt, a long forgotten pirates cave has been discovered. Since then, many have entered seeking treasure, but none have returned. Legend says the cave is haunted by undead pirates from ages past. Are you brave enough to venture through the graveyard, sea monsters, time tunnel, and into the siren's layer?

You will be amazed at the special effects and pirate-themed walk-up haunt that is geared for ages 10 to adult.

LOCATION:
2548 E Garfield Ave
Orange, CA

Dia De Los Muertos Annual Festival
Saturday, November
5-9 pm

Come join everyone at Moreno's Restaurant for their 7th annual Dia De Los Muertos celebration with iconic Mariachis, Folkloric Dancers, and music native of the state of Veracruz, featuring the talented Los Danzantes del Sol.

There will also be face painting, treats and giveaway prizes. Enjoy dinner and drinks and bring the whole family to enjoy the celebration.

LOCATION:
Moreno's Restaurant
4328 E. Chapman Ave
Orange, Ca 92869

INFORMATION:
For more information call 714-639-2181

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

Fall Family Festival
October 31, 2020
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For 2020 - Traveling Trick or Treat. Celebrate a Sweet & Spooky Halloween Join SAMLARC & the RSM Chamber of Commerce for a fun & festive afternoon! We welcome you to put on your Halloween costumes & decorate the car for a drive around town collecting sweet treats!

Enjoy Spooktacular fun for the entire family at the Fall Family Festival, sponsored in partnership with SAMLARC and the City of Rancho Santa Margarita.

Trick-or-Treat in a fun and safe environment, enjoy multiple inflatables and bounce houses, partake in the costume contest and join the child and pet costume parade while you listen to music and play games. Capture memories at our festive photo backdrop and purchase refreshments throughout the event from local vendors.

Entrance is complimentary for SAMLARC members. Be sure to bring your trick-or-treat bags to fill at the booths around the park!

LOCATION:
Central Park
30842 La Miranda
Rancho Santa Margarita

SAN CLEMENTE

Casa Creepy: Haunted House
check back for 2020 event

Casa Creepy Haunted House is south Orange County’s largest family-friendly Halloween attraction, with a 1920s-themed haunted house and gardens. Walk through 2.5 acres of the most haunted mansion on the block! Werewolves, vampires and ghosts are waiting behind every corner of our historic home, and you can bet on plenty of creepy-crawlies in the gardens.

Casa Creepy Haunted House is suitable for most families with children ages 8 and up; please use your discretion. Costumes are encouraged; masks not allowed. $12 general adult admission, $7 for ages 12 and under

Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens is a nonprofit 501(c3) cultural center and is the historic home of the founder of the City of San Clemente. Casa Romantica provides year-round programs for all ages in arts, music, history and horticulture.

LOCATION:
Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
415 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672

INFORMATION:
(949) 498-2139

Spooky San Clemente
cancelled for 2020

Attention all ghosts and goblins! Join us at Spooky San Clemente for scary fun and hours of fright including a haunted maze, a mystical magic show, a costume contest and parade, a movie on the lawn (MONSTERS, INC at 6 pm), and ghostly games.

The Downtown Business Association and local shops will be open for “Treat Street” down Avenida Del Mar. Activity wristbands will be available for purchase for $5 at the event. This is a family-friendly Halloween celebration!

LOCATION:
Community Center
100 N. Calle Seville
San Clemente, California 92672

City of San Clemente Pumpkin Splash
2020 event cancelled

Bring your bathing suit and towel and jump in the pool with the pumpkins! Free event for all ages - event includes a floating pumpkin patch, giant inflatables, and more!

Each participant will take home an orange floating friend of their choosing.

LOCATION:
Ole Hanson Beach Club
105 W. Avenida Pico
San Clemente, California 92672

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

Ghosts and Legends Tour
October
6:30, 7:00 and 7:30 pm.

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 who have all been seen in this area.

LOCATION:
O'Neill Museum / Historical Society
31831 Los Rios Street
San Juan Capistrano, CA

SANTA ANA

Discovery CubePresents: Spooky Science
cancelled for 2020

Calling all ghouls and goblins, it’s a new kind of back to school! This year’s Spooky Science will be hosting the Monster Academy where students will learn hair-raising science lessons from the some of the world’s most famous monsters.

Throughout the month of October, Discovery Cube invites guests to visit The BeWitchery, where Ashes, our resident student witch, will use chemistry to teach you how to make potions, experiment with light and shadows at Bolton’s Shock Lab or help Vlad, their student vampire, discover his reflection in the infinity mirror.

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

INFORMATION:
714-542-2823

BOO at the Zoo
October 28-30, 2020
5:30-7:30

For 2020 - Passive Walk Through Experience: Follow a fun Halloween trail through the Zoo during extended admission hours. You'll discover our "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.

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.

LOCATION:
Santa Ana Zoo
1801 E. Chestnut Ave

INFORMATION:
714-953-8555

Vintage Witch and Warlock Ball
October 2020 date TBA
6-10 pm

Brush the mystical pixie dust from your Witch and Warlock attire and enjoy an enchanted evening of vintage Halloween festivities under the stars. Mysterious soothsayers will astound with their predictions of your future, and spooky storytellers will chill you to your bones. Delight in lantern-lit games, dancing, and delicious food, as we begin the magical Halloween season with true old-fashioned style. Costumes are encouraged to prevent bedevilment by resident sprites and hobgoblins, but not required. Don’t miss this event!

Pre-paid reservations are required, and space is limited. No tickets will be sold at the door.

LOCATION:
Dr Howe-Waffle House & Medical Museum
120 W Civic Center Dr
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Heritage Museum Haunted History Tours
no event scheduled for 2020

Why is the front room called a "parlour"? Why photograph your recently deceased child? How long did the mourning period last? What superstitions did Victorians fear? Is the Kellogg House truly haunted? Perhaps you should decide for yourself...

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Try to book early, tickets sell out fast.

LOCATION:
Heritage Museum of Orange County
3101 West Harvard Street
Santa Ana, CA

STANTON

Halloween Fun with Family and Friends
check back for possible 2020 event

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 ghouls and goblins of all ages and will feature games, costume contests, food booths, crafts, and more!

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!

LOCATION:
Stanton Central Park
10660 Western Avenue

INFORMATION:
For additional information please call 714-890-4270

TUSTIN

SunDay FunDay - Succulent Sugar Pumpkin DIY Class - Tustin
check back for possible 2020 event

Succulent Sugar Pumpkin Design Class and Brewery Tour + Beer!

Create fresh beautiful succulent arrangments on faux fall colored sugar pumpkins in this one-of-a-kind DIY Workshop. Includes Brewery Tour, Flight of Beer, Plants, Supplies and Instruction.

LOCATION:
TAPS Brewery & Barrel Room
15501 Red Hill Ave
Tustin, CA

Halloween Howl
October (TBA)
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

INFORMATION:
(714) 573-3009

Halloween Spooktacular Filmfest
October 1-29, 2020
Thursdays at 5:30 pm

We're celebrating Halloween with a five-week dinner & movie series for the whole family in the AMC Fountain Courtyard at The District at Tustin Legacy! Families can reserve their own socially-distanced table to dine & watch the movie on a 20’ screen outside AMC Theaters. Come early to reserve your table and dine on takeout from your favorite District restaurant while enjoying lively music, fun trivia, table activities for the kids and giveaways!

LOCATION:
The District at Tustin Legacy
2437 Park Avenue
Tustin, CA, 92782

VILLA PARK

Halloween Fest
check back for possible 2020 event

See the VP Towne Center suddenly become 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. There will also be hayrides, a coloring contest, food, commemorative photos and pumpkin carving.

LOCATION:
Villa Park Towne Centre

INFORMATION:
(714) 998-1500

WESTMINSTER

The Pumpkin Factory at Westminster Mall
October 1 - 30, 2020

For 2020 - The Pumpkin Factory will be limiting attendance during the 2020 season in response to capacity limits currently mandated by the California Department of Health and Human Services.

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, and visit the petting zoo!

LOCATION:
Westminster Mall

INFORMATION:
(714) 483-9211

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