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Halloween Events In Orange County

It’s time for ghouls and goblins to kick off the spooky season celebrations. Here is a list of annual Halloween events in Orange County fit for the whole family. Check back often! We’ll be adding more events as they are created.

For more local seasonal events check out our Fairs & Festivals and Día de los Muertos event pages.

Halloween Events In Orange County

Featured Halloween Events

Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort – Anaheim

Disneyland Park & California Adventure
Included with regular price of admission

Disneyland dresses up for Halloween every year with magically spook-free decorations throughout the park and all your favorite characters don their best costumes. The Main Street Pumpkin Festival is a guest favorite packed full of hand-carved jack-o-lanterns on display. California Adventure doesn’t miss the party either. Decked out in Halloween Decorations and featuring Halloween-themed activities like Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree, Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween, and Guardian of the Galaxy’s Monsters After Dark. Plus, Disney fans love the Oogie Boogie Bash, a separately priced special event on select nights during September and October that offers trick-or-treating, Halloween Scream fireworks, vile villains, and a parade led by the Headless Horseman.

Knott’s Scary Farm & Camp Spooky

Knott’s Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90620
Scary Farm: Select Dates Sept. 19 – November 2, 2024
Camp Spooky: Daytime Thurs. – Sun. Sept. 26-Oct. 31, 2024

A leader in manufacturing nightmares, Knott’s Berry Farm is host to one of the biggest and longest running fright fests in Southern California. As darkness descends, monsters and zombies take over the park, triggering terror for all who enter to experience horrifying mazes, scare zones, and shows.

Camp Snoopy transforms into Camp Spooky every year at Knott’s Berry Farm for scare-free Halloween fun. Participate in special activities ideal for ages 3-11. Enjoy the rides, the Halloween decorations, and your favorite costumed Peanuts characters. Be sure to visit Camp Snoopy Theater to see the Halloween-themed live show with Snoopy and Friends. Additional fun around the park includes taking a trip to the pumpkin patch, trick-or-treating at various locations, a costume contest, and a Dia De Los Muertos Celebration.

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Tunnel of Terror Car Wash

Big Wave Car Wash | 2219 Lincoln Avenue, Anaheim
Oct. 5-30, 2023 | 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Thurs., Fri., Sat.

OC’s original haunted car wash brings drive-thru thrills with special effects and creepy costumed characters popping in throughout the duration of your wash cycle. Keep your hands off the wheel and the car in park and get ready for a scary good time.

Dark Harvest Haunted Attraction

10201 Garden Grove Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92843
Friday, September 29 – Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday Only + Halloween

Step into Dark Harvest, a family-operated immersive haunted maze attraction. Brace yourself for bone-chilling frights, deafening sounds, gruesome sights, and a genuinely terrifying Halloween adventure.

Shaqtoberfest – Halloween Festival

Queen Mary, Long Beach
Thursday, September 28 – Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Shaq brings his Halloween vibe through the multi-night immersive Shaqtoberfest Halloween festival. Taking place alongside the Queen Mary, this event is designed for everyone. Engage in family-friendly trick-or-treating during daylight and venture through eerie trails after dark. Indulge in live performances, delectable cuisine, themed bars, carnival rides, and a plethora of other attractions.

Community Halloween Events by City

Aliso Viejo Halloween Events

Fall Harvest Festival

Grand Park | 6101 City Lights Drive, Aliso Viejo
Saturday, October 21, 2023 | 10AM – 12PM

Hosted by the Aliso Viejo Community Association, the Fall Harvest Festival will include games, entertainment, a kid’s costume parade, community booths, and trick or treating.

Fall Fest

Compass Bible Church
Saturday, October 21, 2023 | 6PM – 9PM

A fun, family-friendly night with lots of food, candy, games, and rides to enjoy.

Anaheim Halloween Events

Adventure City’s Boo-tastic Halloween Party – Anaheim

1238 S Beach Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92804
September 29th, October 6th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th or 31st, 2023
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Adventure City’s kid-friendly Halloween Party is a hit for the whole family. The special, ticket-holders only event includes a Trick-or-Treat street for collecting goodies, a Vortex Tunnel, tricks from the Mad Scientist Magician, a Halloween Scavenger Hunt, a Spooktacular Dance Party, and eleven rides. Tickets sold out last year so be sure to purchase your tickets early! Guests are invited to wear their favorite costumes (optional) and enjoy the spirit of the spooky season.

Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade – Anaheim

Downtown Anaheim | Center St Promenade, Anaheim, CA
Saturday, October 28, 2023
Fall Festival – 11AM – 6PM | Halloween Parade – 7PM

For over 100 years, the Anaheim community has celebrated the season with the annual Fall Festival and Halloween Parade. Children 12 and under are invited to wear their Halloween best and take part in the Kiddie Costume Contest. The best dressed pets? There’s a Halloween Pooch Pawrade for them. The historic Anaheim Festival and Parade has a star-studded past, with the first parade in 1924 being led by baseball stars Babe Ruth and Walter Johnson. Don’t miss out on this exciting annual tradition.

OC Nightmare

400 Disney Way Suite 193, Anaheim, CA 92802
Open Thursday – Sunday, 7-11 pm | October 1, 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29

Embrace the convergence of reality and the surreal, where your deepest fears come to life and every moment pulses with spine-tingling anticipation. OC Nightmare is your gateway to a world of horror and immersive storytelling, inviting you to escape the ordinary and step into the heart of your darkest nightmares.

Anaheim Hills Festival Halloween Spooktacular

8020 E Santa Ana Canyon Road, Anaheim
Tuesday, October 31, 2023 | 4-6PM

Trick or treating around the shopping center from participating shops and restaurants. There will also be a DJ, face painting, photo ops, balloon twisting, and more.

Nightmare On Center Street

435 W. Center Street Promenade, Anaheim
Thursday, October 26, 2023 | 11AM – 3PM

The Anaheim Farmers Market presents Nightmare on Center Street. Come in costume to trick or treat from market booths decked out in décor, plus shop from vendors, grab a bite to eat, and more.

Anaheim Plaza Trick or Treat

Anaheim Plaza Shopping Center | N. Euclid and Santa Ana Freeway, Anaheim, CA
Saturday 28, October 2023 | 11AM – 1PM

Come in costume for a day of trick or treating at participating stores and restaurants – look for the Trick Or Treat Here signs. Kids 12 and under. Must be dressed in costume to participate. There will also be photo ops, a balloon artist, DJ, and more.

Anaheim Town Square

State College & Lincoln
Sunday, October 29, 2023

Gather your goblins, witches, and little monsters for an afternoon of frightfully delightful fun including a giant pumpkin carving showcase, face painting, creative crafting, magic and trick or treating.

Halloween Monster Mash & More

Anaheim Garden Walk | 321 W. Katella Ave, Anaheim
Every Weekend of October 2023 | Friday 5PM – 10PM | Sat/Sun 4PM – 90PM

These family-friendly outdoor events feature spooky vendors, treats, photo ops, pumpkin decorating contest, and entertainment and more.

Pumpkin City

2180 E. Lincoln, Anaheim, CA 92806
September 29 – October 31, 2023
Mon-Thurs 11AM – 8:30PM | Fri-Sun 10AM – 10PM

Pumpkin City features thousands of pumpkins, rides, game booths, and fun activities. Admission is $6 for ages 3 and up, but you can get in free Monday through Friday before 5PM. There is also a beer garden to celebrate Oktoberfest complete with live music.

Muzeo’s Fall Outdoor Movie Nights

241 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805
Thursday Nights, 5-8PM

Registration is required but admission is free for these Halloween themed movie nights at Muzeo’s Carnegie Plaza & Courtyard.

  • October 19 – The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • October 26 – Hocus Pocus
  • November 2 – Coco

KACC Trunk Or Treat

Knott Avenue Christian Church | 315 S Knott Ave., Anaheim
October 28, 2023 | 4PM – 8PM

Includes trunk or treat, costume contest, candy, games, food, and music.

Brea Halloween Events

Enchanted Country Pumpkins & Trees

480 N State College Blvd., Brea, CA 92821
View hours of operation here

You’ll find a variety of pumpkins in different colors, shapes, sizes, and types plus games and zoo animals.

Brea Downtown Treats in the Street

Tuesday, October 31, 2023 | 5-7 pm

Put on your costumes and head downtown for trick or treating with the downtown merchants.

Buena Park Halloween Events

Cops N’ Goblins Fall Spooktacular – Buena Park

In front of City Hall and Buena Park Police Department
6650 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA
Tuesday, October 31, 2023 | 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Buena Park’s annual Cops N’ Goblins Halloween Trick-Or-Treating Spooktacular is a free community event where members of the Police Department and favorite characters socialize with families from the area. Kids are invited to come in costume to trick-or-treat for sweets. The event also includes a pumpkin patch, costume contest, carnival games, food trucks, and other fun activities.

Vampirates! at Pirate’s Dinner Adventure – Buena Park

7600 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90620
September 30 to October 31, 2023

If you’ve been to Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, the popular pirate-themed dinner theater in Buena Park, CA, you’re in for a whole new swashbuckling Halloween themed treat this October! On select nights through October 31st Pirate’s Dinner Adventure transforms into the Halloween Spooktacular, ‘Vampirates’! There will also be costume contests for ghouls and goblins of all ages on select nights.

The 17th Door

Buena Park Mall | 8420 On the Mall, Buena Park, CA 90620
Sept. 22, 23, 29, 20 | Oct. 1, 5-8, 10, 12-15, 18-22, 24-31

The 17th Door intertwines a classic maze experience with intense fright factors and remarkable technological and design features. The outcome is among the most terrifying, intense, and captivating haunted attractions, promising an unforgettable and spine-chilling adventure.

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Costa Mesa Halloween Events

Hana Field Pumpkin Patch – Costa Mesa

Hana Field Sunflowers | 427 Anton Boulevard, Costa Mesa, CA
Fridays thru Sundays, Sept. 30 – Oct. 29, 2023 | 10:00AM – 6:00PM

This event allows guests to wander through the flower fields, take a wagon ride, and pick your own pumpkin. There will also be mazes, crafts, and more. Kids 2 and under are free, and military members are free.

Seasonal Adventures Pumpkin Patch

88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
October 1 – October 31
Mon.-Thurs. 3 pm-9 pm | Fri. 3pm-10pm | Sat. 11am-10pm | Sun. 11am-9pm

The Seasonal Adventures Pumpkin Patch at the OC Fairgrounds features a huge pumpkin selection hand selected by local growers. After picking out your pumpkins make it a day at the fair and enjoy the petting zoo, mechanical carnival rides, inflatable bounce houses, slides, and obstacle courses, and more fun family activities. Admission is free, but activities and rides require tickets.

Scarecrow Festival

Lions Park Event Lawn
1845 Park Ave., Costa Mesa
Saturday, October 14, 2023 | 11AM – 3PM

The Scarecrow Festival features a scarecrow contest, kids costume contest, face painting, trick or treat stations, pumpkin decorating, food trucks, and mobile recreation.

Halloween & Fabulous Fall Festivals

Segerstrom Concert Hall
Saturday, October 21, 2023 | 10 AM & 11:30 AM

A celebration of the traditions, the magic and the fun that take place around the world during the fall: Halloween, Día de los Muertos, Mid-Autumn Festival, Diwali, and more. Dress in costume. Light a candle. Dance to the beat. Whatever your background, join the festivities and make memories to last a lifetime.


Tewinkle Park | 970 Arlington Drive, Costa Mesa
Saturday, October 21, 2023 | 11AM – 2PM

Come celebrate your furry friends with a pet costume party, photo ops, music, demonstrations, pet adoptions, food trucks, and more.

Trunk Or Treat

Ikea | 1475 S Coast Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Saturday, October 28, 2023 | 3pm-7pm

In partnership with the City of Costa Mesa and Santa Ana, this event will feature candy from decorated trunks, interactive booths, games, activities, a costume contest, parade and haunt, dance and food zones.

Pumpkin Patch at Torelli Realty

1700 Adams Ave, Suite 110 Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Thursday, October 19, 2023 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Torelli Realty has maintained this Pumpkin Patch tradition for over 30 years, offering family-friendly enjoyment. Guests will receive free pumpkins, pumpkin decorating, pony rides, a petting zoo, and face painting. It’s a timeless event in Costa Mesa, bringing joy to generations of families.


The Crossing Church | 2115 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa
October 28, 2023 | 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Halloweekend is a safe environment to celebrate and enjoy candy and activities for free. All are invited to enjoy cosmic golf, laser tag, carnival games, a spooky room, blackout room, trick or treating, pumpkin bowling, hayrides, tacos, and snow cones.

Cypress Halloween Events

Stay Tuned for announced events!

Dana Point Halloween Events

Halloween Festival on Amber Lantern

Saturday, October 7, 2023 | 11am-4pm
Amber Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629

The street of the Amber Lantern will be closed down for this event to bring you a Spooktacular Halloween Festival. Trick or Treat yourself to a free block party event showcasing an artisan marketplace of the community’s best local small businesses. There will also be happy hour crawl with hauntingly good deals on local bites and craft spirits, live music, costume contests and raffle prizes, a pumpkin patch, kids craft zone and family-friendly workshops in Prado Square.

Halloween Spooktacular & Trunk or Treat

Dana Point Community Center | 34052 Del Obispo Street, Dana Point
Saturday, October 28, 2023 | 2:00 to 8:00 PM

This event hosted by the city’s recreation division includes a haunted house maze, carnival games, crafts, cookie decorating, plus Dana Point Police Services will be on-site for trick or treating with bloodhounds, the bomb squad, mounted unit, K-9 team, SWAT, and more. Stick around for the kids’ costume contest at 6PM. Includes free hot chocolate, popcorn, and candy, and food trucks will be available to purchase dinner and snacks.

Spooky Seas at the Ocean Institute

Ocean Institute – 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point, CA 92629
Saturday, October 21, 2023 | 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Visit the Ocean Institute in Dana Point for spooky and spellbinding fun. The hauntingly exciting adventure begins with a visit to the Mad Scientist’s lab with hands-on experiments. There is also bioluminescence laser tag, a costume contest, trick or treating, live music, Artifact Graveyard, aquarium access, a photo booth, and food and drinks. The event is appropriate for all ages.

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Fountain Valley Halloween Events

Fountain Valley Halloween Movie In The Park

Fountain Valley Sports Park | 16400 Brookhurst Street, Fountain Valley
Friday, October 6, 2023 | Activities at 5PM, Movie at Dusk

Come out for movie night. Pre-show activities include food, games, trick or treating, and more! Showing The Super Mario Bros. Movie.

Halloween Havoc – 5k, 10k, 15k

Saturday, October 28, 2023
Mile Square Park | 16801 Euclid St., Fountain Valley, CA 92708

This race is a spooky, spine-chilling adventure that will test your courage and endurance. As you approach the finish line, you’ll be greeted by a festive Halloween party with pumpkin spice treats, spooky music, and other wicked surprises.

Fullerton Halloween Events

Downtown Fullerton Market Octo-Boo-Fest

125 E. Wilshire Ave., Fullerton
Thursday, October 26, 2023 | 4:30PM – 8:30PM

Trick or treating, a kids costume parade, live music, hot food for purchase, vendors, crafters and artisans, crafts for kids, raffle, and more!

Night of the Living Dead

Maverick Theater | 110 E. Walnut Avenue, Fullerton
October 6 – 29, 2023
Fri. 8 PM | Sat. 7 PM & 9 PM | Sun. 7 PM

A live, modern take on the classic film – a full 1/3 mile walk through immersive experience that will include stage blood. Ticket price includes disposable protective gear. The Zombie outbreak experience lasts approximately 50 minutes.

Trunk Or Treat

Highland and Amerige
Friday, October 17, 2023 | 5PM – 8PM

Get dressed up and trick or treat with Fullerton police officers in the back lot of the police department, corner of Highland and Amerige. There will be special guests from Fullerton Fire, the library, and parks and rec.

Haunted Fullerton Waking Tours

Hosted by Fullerton Museum
October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 2023 | 5:30PM – 8:00PM

Take a guided walk through some of Fullerton’s haunted sites including Villa Del Sol, the Schumacher Building, the police station, Fox Theatre, and the Auditorium at Fullerton High School.

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Garden Grove Halloween Events

Jack O’Lantern Jamboree

13630 Atlantis Way, Garden Grove, CA 92844
Saturday, October 28, 2023 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join the annual Jack O’ Lantern Jamboree at Atlantis Play Center in Garden Grove. A limited number of tickets will be available for this exciting Halloween event. Tickets must be purchased online, in person, or by phone, children under 2 are free. The lucky souls who get tickets will enjoy obstacle courses, a pumpkin patch, reptile shows and a petting zoo, crafts, a puppet show, and all the play structures and activities that kids adore at Atlantis Play Center.

Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge | 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

Pack your costumes and join the festivities at Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge. All throughout October, they’re featuring frightfully fun special treats and events to celebrate the season.


St. Columban School | 10801 Stanford Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92840
October 27, 2023 | 5PM – 8PM

Library Trick Or Treat

Garden Grove Main Library | 11200 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove, CA 92840
October 26, 2023 | 5:30PM – 6:30PM

Free trick or treating for kids of all ages, while supplies last, plus a spooky maze, craft, and a black light bubble dance party.

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Huntington Beach Halloween Events


Worthy Park | 1831 17th Street, Huntington Beach
October 21, 2023 | 4PM -8PM

The fall celebration includes a pumpkin patch, carving station, games, food trucks, and more. Wear your fall themed clothes or your best Halloween costume.

Bella Terra Halloween Events

Bella Terra | 7777 Edinger Avenue, Suite 133. Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Halloween Scarolers
October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28, 2023

You’ll encounter classic Halloween Scarolers roaming about, crooning spooky Halloween tunes and eerie scarols, promising a delightfully terrifying experience.

Spooktacular Halloween Kids Club
Monday, October 30, 2023

A special free Halloween kids club with a parade, music and entertainment, games and activities, a Halloween themed craft, and live creepy crawlers with Doodle Bugs.

Hocus Pocus Halloween Maker Market
Saturday, October 28, 2023 | 2:00 PM – 8:00 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 trick-or-treat bag with some fun goodies. The Kids DJ will be playing festive and spooky tunes on the Green along with face painting for kids, and there will also be some of your favorite characters to take pictures with including the Sanderson Sisters, Jack Skellington & Sally.

Halloween Fest

Downtown Huntington Beach on Main Street
Tuesday, October 31, 2023 | 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

There’s an annual trick or treating event in Downtown Huntington Beach with trick or treating for the kids. Local businesses hand out candy, and police, fire, and marine safety come out to pass out treats and show off their gear. Kids can’t get enough of the bounce houses, inflatable slides, games and creepy critters. Plus, capture your memories at Halloween-themed photo stations. Join in the costume contest for dogs at 5:30 and the costume contest for kids at 6:00.

Halloween & Thanksgiving Pet Costume Contest & Parade

Old World Huntington Beach | 7561 Center Ave, # 49 Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Sunday, October 22, 2023

The parade will route through the village walk-ways, followed by the announcement of the costume contest winners.

Central Library Trick Or Treat Night

Central Library | 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach
October 26, 2023 | 7PM – 8:30PM

There will be trick or treat stations on the main floor of the Central Library for treats and goodies!

Shipley Nature Center Fall Friends

17851 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
October 28, 2023 | 3PM – 6PM

Come in costume and enjoy fall activities at the Nature Center including making seed balls, leaf rubbings, and a special scavenger hunt.

Huntington Beach Spooktacular

Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center | 6956 Ellis Ave., Huntington Beach
Saturday, October 28, 2023 | 9am – 9PM

Come enjoy a day of trick or treating and celebrating. There will be a horse jumping event, face painting, pumpkin decorating, carnival games, a live country band, food and drinks and much more.

FIT FALL Halloween Harvest 5k/10K

Bolsa Chica State Beach | 17851 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Saturday, October 21, 2023

This event combines a 5k/10k race with a traditional Halloween/Harvest theme (so if that’s your gig, costume it up, join in games, costume contests, and super fun selfies and awards).

Halloween Costume Parade

First Christian Church of Huntington Beach | 1207 Main St., Huntington Beach
Saturday, October 28, 2023 | 4PM – 6PM

Put on your costume and come anytime between 4 and 6 to make your way around the campus and collect candy and prizes from decorated booths.

Halloween Spook-easy

Be Good Restaurant & Experience
300 East Pacific Coast Highway, #112, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
October 13, 14, 20, 27, & 28, 2023
Reservations/Tickets required

Enjoy a spooky Halloween experience in the speakeasy lounge with local ghost stories, supernatural magic, and haunting music. Tickets include two drinks with admission plus small bites will be available.

Irvine Halloween Events

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch & Fall Harvest Festival

5380 3/4 University Drive, Irvine, CA
September 16th-October 31st | Daily 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The popular Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch is a local favorite. Choose your very own pumpkin from acres of pumpkins still growing in the Tanaka Farms fields. Visitors to the pumpkin patch can take a wagon ride, pet the goats, sheep, and an alpaca, get lost in a corn maze, and pick fresh produce from the u-pick vegetable patch. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the month of October, in addition to the regular activities, guests will also find ATV rides, games, interactive kids’ activities, face painting, a pumpkin cannon, and food to purchase and enjoy. Tickets are required for the activities.

Manassero Farms Pumpkin Patch

33 Irvine Valley, Irvine, CA
September 23 – October 31, 2023

Discover a variety of heirloom pumpkins in various shapes and sizes, at this decorated, spooky farm. Alongside perfect photo opportunities, there’s a kids’ playground and a selection of other fresh fruits and vegetables available for you to pick up during your visit.

Pretend City Halloween Events

29 Hubble Drive, Irvine, CA 92618
Dates and times vary

Every October, Pretend City hosts special Halloween-themed activities. Dress up for costume week, and on Frankenstein Friday guests can dance to the Monster Mash, make fun crafts and participate in Monster-themed STEM activities. You can even come out to the OC Ghostbusters event where kids will learn about science while making slime and play ghostly games. Plus, take their picture in the Ghostbusters car. On October 31st, Pretend City hosts a Trick-or-Treating event for kids to collect treats throughout the museum and join in the Monster Mash Dance Party.

Oogie Boogie Bash

Hangar 24 | 17877 Von Karman Avenue #Unit 110 Irvine, CA 92614
Saturday, October 28, 2023 | 1PM – 5PM

 This event is packed with thrilling activities, and live entertainment including trick-or-treating, character meet-and-greets, a costume contest, games, bounce house and much more.

Trick-Or-Treat at the Senior Center

Lakeview Senior Center | 20 Lake Rd, Irvine, CA 92604
Friday, October 27, 2023 | 9:30AM – 11AM

Bring the kids in costume to trick or treat at stations around the senior center. Includes snacks and activities. Registration is recommended at

Monster Splash

William J. Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center | 4601 Walnut Ave., Irvine
Saturday, October 28, 2023 | 1PM – 5PM

Put on your costumes and head to the pool for a floating pumpkin patch, decorating station, trick or treating, photo ops, swimming in the enchanted lagoon, inflatable obstacle course, bounce houses, and food for purchase.

Irvine Community Church Trunk Or Treat

Irvine Community Church | 14804 San Canyon Ave., Irvine
Saturday, October 21, 2023 | 12PM – 3PM

Trunk or Treat event with face painting, balloon artists, bounce houses, crafts, and more.

SuperNova Kids Trunk Or Treat

Terranova Church | 7 Whatney, Irvine, CA 92618
October 28, 2023 | 5PM – 7:30PM

Featuring Trunk or treating, food, games, photobooth, dance party, and more.

Good Shepherd Trunk Or Treat

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church | 4800 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA
October 21, 2023 | 5PM – 7PM

Includes hot dogs, a cake walk, pumpkin bowling, photo ops, costumes, and trunk or treating. Bring a stocking stuffer to donate for the holiday drive!

Tent Or Treat

Heritage Community Park, Black Cat Campgroundt
14321 Yale Ave, Irvine, CA 92604
October 27, 2023 | 6PM – 8PM

Enjoy an evening under the stars at Black Cat Campground celebrating Halloween. The event is $15 for all children ages 3 to 14. Ages 15 and over are free. The fee includes a trick or treat bucket for collecting candy and participation at all activity booths. Registration is required. The snack bar will have food and drinks available for purchase.

Halloween Trunk Or Treat

University United Methodist Church
18422 Culver Drive, Irvine, CA 92612
October 31, 2023 | 5-6:30PM

This free trunk or treat event includes a pinata, trick or treating, games, contests, and more.

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Ladera Ranch Halloween Events

Trick Or Treat At Mercantile West

Mercantile West | 25612 Crown Valley Parkway, Ladera Ranch
Sunday, October 29, 2023 | 12PM – 2PM

Trick or treat around the shopping center and enjoy live music, face painting, balloon art, photo ops, Halloween characters, Superhero meet-and-greets, and more.

La Habra Halloween Events

Kids Night Out – Monster Mash

La Habra Community Center | 101 W. La Habra Blvd., La Habra, CA 90631
Friday, October 20, 2023 | 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Open to ages 4-12 years. Join this event for dinner, snacks, games, crafts and a movie.

Mini Monster Bash

The Children’s Museum at La Habra | 301 S. Euclid St., La Habra, CA 90631
October 27 & 28, 2023 | 5PM – 8PM

Enjoy a toddler-friendly Mini Monster Bash at the Children’s Museum at La Habra. Guests are invited to wear costumes and join in for trick or treating, a dance party, games, crafts, mazes and more, all set inside the children’s museum.

Halloween Block Party

Crossroads Church La Habra | 222 N Euclid, La Habra
October 27, 2023 | 5:45PM – 8:15PM

This free event features the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown and The Nightmare Before Christmas, taco man and drinks, a raffle for everyone in costume, DJ, and carnival games.

Trunk Or Treat

La Habra Hills Presbyterian Church | 951 Idaho Street, La Habra, CA 90631
October 13, 2023 | 5:30PM – 8:30PM

La Palma Halloween Events

La Palma Halloween Carnival

Central Park | 7821 Walker St, La Palma, CA 90623
Sunday, October 29, 2023 | 3:30 – 5:30PM

Enjoy Halloween fun with carnival games, treats, costume contests, and giveaways.

Laguna Beach Halloween Events

Preschool Trick Or Treat

Community & Susi Q Center | 380 Third St., Laguna Beach
Friday, October 27, 2023 | 9AM – 11AM

Free trick or treating for preschool kids with music and photo ops. Costumes are welcome.

Pageant of the Monsters – Laguna Beach

650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
October 27, 28, 29 & 31, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 pm

Every five years, The Festival of the Arts Laguna Beach hosts the annual Pageant of the Monsters. The Festival grounds are transformed into all things eerie with a themed haunted house in The Pageant’s backstage area. The Pageant’s backstage will transform into an eerie haunted house themed “Maze of the Minotaur.” Plus, brush off those creative cobwebs and sign up for the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters’ Scarecrow Contest.

Laguna Hills Halloween Events

Pumpkin City

Laguna Hills Mall | 24203 Avenida de la Carlota, Laguna Hills
September 30-October 31, 2023
Mon-Thurs 11AM – 8:30PM | Fri-Sun 10AM – 10PM

Pumpkin City features thousands of pumpkins, rides, game booths, and fun activities. Admission is $6 for ages 3 and up, but you can get in free Monday through Friday before 5PM. There is also a beer garden to celebrate Oktoberfest complete with live music.


Nellie Gail Ranch Equestrian Center
25202 Nellie Gail Road, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
October 29, 2023 | 11AM – 1PM

Come out to see the horse and rider costume content and enjoy activities, prizes, and the Kona Ice Truck.

Laguna Niguel Halloween Events

Haunted Trails – Laguna Niguel

Crown Valley Park | 29751 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel
October 10-13, 2024 | 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

The Haunted Trails 2023 is a spine-chilling walk-through experience with scare-achters, displays, lights, and fog. Get in the Halloween spirit with this frightful event.

Halloween Snap & Treat – Laguna Niguel

Crown Valley Park Amphitheater | 29751 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel
October 7-8, 2023 | 11AM – 2PM

Get your tickets to come out in costume and take photos with friends and family with harvest themed backdrops. This years snap and treat is a less fear-inducing experience than the normal Haunted Trails (above) and is perfect for families with small children.

Haunted Skate Contest

Laguna Niguel Skate and Soccer Park | 27745 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Saturday, October 21, 2023 | 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Skaters will enjoy best trick contests on various obstacles in the skate park, a costume contest, give-a-ways, games, and food will be available for purchase from a local food truck.

Pumpkin Rescue – Laguna Niguel

Laguna Niguel Aquatics Center
Saturday, September 30, 2023 | 1PM – 3PM

Dive into the Halloween fun! Rescue a pumpkin at the aquatics center, then participate in a decorating contest to win prizes. There will be music and plenty of fun.

Wraith House – Laguna Niguel

27996 Milt Circle, Laguna Niguel
October 27-31, 2023
Low scare: 6-7PM (not recommended for kids under 8)
High scare: 7:15 – 9:30PM (not recommended for kids under 13)

Come out for a walk through your worst nightmare in a house that fell victim to an unfortunate nuclear spill from a nearby reactor. Plagued with the undead and horrid mutations who guard the House from those who disturb the hellish slumber of its evil inhabitants. Guests will make their way through the zombie-encrusted front grounds to the House’s back entrance.

Boo Blast Wicked Woods

Moulton Elementary | 29851 Highlands, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Saturday, October 14, 2023 | 2PM-6PM

The Wicked Woods event includes a silly string fight, carnival games, inflatable rides, food, haunted house and more. Come out in costume and enjoy this fun community Halloween event.

Laguna Woods Halloween Events

Stay tuned for announced events!

Lake Forest Halloween Events

Fall-O-Ween at Heritage Hill Historical Park

Heritage Hill Historical Park | 25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest
Friday through Sunday, October 13-15 and 20-22, 2023 | 4:30PM – 8:30PM

Tour the historical grounds with special decorations for the Halloween season. There will be themed photo ops, a scavenger hunt for treats, a hay maze, and more.


Lake Forest Sports Park | 28000 Rancho Parkway, Lake Forest
Saturday, October 26, 2024 | 3PM – 7PM

This exciting kid-friendly Halloween event is free for parents and children under 3! Enjoy food trucks, a trunk or treat, indoor inflatables, creepy crafts, and more fall fun.

Night of the Living Shred

Etnies Skatepark | 20028 Lake Forest Dr, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Saturday, October 21, 2023

Throw on your best costume for a night of thrills, spills, and chills skateboarding under the full moon.

Monster Mash Halloween Dance

The Clubhouse | 100 Civic Center Drive, Lake Forest
October 7, 2023 | 6PM – 8PM

Come dressed in your best costume and dance at the Monster Mash. The event will include music, games, snacks, and a photo booth. Costumes are not required, but best costumes will win prizes. This event is for ages 12 and up.

La Palma Halloween Events

Halloween Carnival

Central Park – 7821 Walker Street, La Palma, CA
October 29, 2023 | 3:30PM – 6PM

Enjoy carnival games, costume contests, treats, giveaways, and food and drinks available for purchase.

Pumpkin Decorating

La Palma Branch Library
7842 Walker Street, La Palma, CA 90623
Thursday, October 26, 2023 | 4PM

Kids can come to the library and decorate pumpkins with paint, glitter, pom poms, and more. Pumpkins and supplies will be provided until they run out.

Los Alamitos Halloween Events

Annual Halloween Carnival

Los Alamitos Race Course | 4961 Katella Ave, Los Alamitos, CA
October 21, 2023 | 6PM – 9PM
Kids 17 and under are free; adults are $3

Get in the Halloween spirit at the Los Alamitos Race Course and enjoy carnival games, a costume contest, pony rides, photo booth, and more. There will also be live horse racing throughout the night.

Halloween Decorating Contest

City Of Los Al Community
October 24, 2023 | 6PM to 8PM

All decorated homes in Los Alamitos are judged and winners are announced. No registration is required.

Trunk or Treat

Little Cottonwood Park | 4000 Farquhar Ave., Los Alamitos
October 21, 2023 | 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Family fun and outdoors, come out with your costumes on and trick or treat with friends from the community. Activities include a free pumpkin patch, costume contest, adult pie eating contest, moon bounces, train rides, carnival games and food.

Mission Viejo Halloween Events

TGIF Nights Halloween

Union Market at Kaleidoscope | 27741 Crown Valley Parkway, Mission Viejo, 92691
Friday, October 20, 2023 | 5PM – 9PM

Dress up in your most boo-tiful costumes and bring your friends along for a frightfully good time. From bounce houses to creepy costume contests, this event will leave you screaming for more. Plus, take pictures during a meet and greet with character Minnie Mouse.

Haunted Escape Room + Library Trick or Treat

Mission Viejo Library – Heritage Room | 100 Civic Center
Haunted Escape Room: October 27, 28, 29, 2023 | 5pm
Library Trick or Treat: Saturday, October 28 | 10am-2pm

The free Escape Room program is recommended for adults and families with children ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by adults at all times. For the trick or treat, dress up in your costume and visit Halloween treat and activity stations throughout the library.

More Mission Viejo Halloween Events

Newport Beach & Corona Del Mar Halloween Events

Fall Faire & Pumpkin Patch

Environmental Nature Center | 1601 East 16th Street, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Sunday, October 15, 2023 | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Embark on a “Craft Crawl” or play nature games. Watch performances around the “Fire Circle Stage”. Enjoy delicious treats from the SavorOC restaurants and pick up a pumpkin or two.

Halloween Boutique at Roger’s Gardens – Corona Del Mar

2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd., Corona del Mar, CA 92625
Open September 1 through October 31, 2023 | 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Explore Nightmare, Roger’s Gardens’ unique and impressive Halloween Boutique, in Corona Del Mar. Experience classic horrors, creepy crawlers, ghastly ghouls, and sinister secrets tucked inside crooked cabinets. This is the place to go for your Halloween décor inspiration.

Halloween Spooktacular – Newport Beach

Mariners Park | 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach, CA
October 28, 2023 | 3PM – 6PM

Come out for the Annual Halloween Spooktacular at Mariners Park presented by the Newport Beach Recreation & Senior Services Department. There will be live music, a trunk-or-treat area, haunted walk-through area, carnival games, bounce houses, costume contests for kids, groups, and dogs, food trucks, and fun for the family! The event is free to attend.

Newport Beach Classic Car & Truck Festival

Newport Beach Pier
Friday, October 27, 2023 | 5PM – 10PM

Enjoy a trunk or treat and Friday Night Cruise-In at the pier. Includes pre-registration for the following days car show, a pre-show, poker run, and food and drink specials. Festivities include a DJ and music, beer garden, raffle prizes and giveaways, costume bike parade, best costume contest, games for kids and much more. Free admission.

Boo At The Bay

Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center | 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, CA
Saturday, October 28, 2023 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Join in the fun at the back bay family Halloween party at Peter and Mary Muth. The event features spooky stories, creepy crafts, science experiments, strange animals, and games. Kids who come in costume get a prize at the door.

Halloween Hoopla

Newport Beach Library – Mariners Library
Thursday, October 26, 2023 | 4PM – 5PM

Come in costume to make not so spooky crafts.

Children’s Halloween Party

Newport Beach Public Library – Central Library
Tuesday, October 31, 2023 | 4PM – 5PM

Wear your costume to the library and enjoy music by Imagine Nation.

Newport Beach Halloween Bar Crawl

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Get spooky while we eating and drinking your way through this bar crawl at the beach.

Halloween At Lido

Lido Marina Village
October 31, 2023 | 1PM – 5PM

Bring the kiddos in their costumes to trick or treat throughout Lido Marina Village at participating retailers and restaurants Complimentary trick or treat bag for the first 50 trick or treaters to visit the French Buckets cart.

Halloween Fun

Fashion Island – Lincoln Experience Center
October 28-29, 2023

Strike a pose for a Halloween-themed digital photo you can share with family and friends. Then take home a bag of tasty treats to satisfy your sweet tooth and enjoy a beverage from the café.

Orange Halloween Events

Halloween Animal Art – Orange

1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA
Select Dates Throughout the Month
Park entrance $5 per car | Zoo entrance $2 per person

Visit the Orange County Zoo for a one-hour class for kids ages 5-10. Guests will learn about all the eerie animals associated with Halloween, do a festive Halloween-themed craft, and get an up-close introduction to a zoo animal. Registration is required and there is a $5 fee per child. One parent is allowed per paying child.

Halloween Zoo-tacular at the OC Zoo

1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA
Saturday, October 28, 2023 | 10 am – 4 pm
Park entrance $5 per car | Zoo entrance $2 per person

The Orange County Zoo’s Halloween Zoo-tacular is especially for kids 12 and under and includes trick-or-treating, scavenger hunts, spooky crafts, and games. The zoo animals get treats too and guests enjoy watching the animals get the goodies out of their treat-filled pumpkins during this annual family Halloween event. Don’t forget to dress up! The first 100 kids in costume receive a freebie. Plus, during the month of October, the OC Zoo hosts Halloween Animal Art preschool programs on select days. Check the calendar for details.

Orange Treats in the Streets

Old Towne Orange Plaza | 1 Plaza Square, Orange, California 92866
Thursday, October 26, 2023 | 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Come out to the annual Orange Circle Treats in the Streets event. Local merchants hand out goodies to trick-or-treaters. Families are invited to dress up in costumes and participate in the Halloween Parade. The Treats in the Streets event features entertainment and games and community non-profit organizations will sell food and drinks for a small fee to feed all the hungry goblins.

Irvine Park Pumpkin Patch

1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869
September 16 – October 31, 2023
Weekends 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Weekdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Park Entrance Fee: Weekdays $3.00 per vehicle, Weekends $5.00 per vehicle, Holidays $7.00 per vehicle

Irvine Park Pumpkin Patch returns annually with Halloween fun for the whole family. Guests pick their perfect pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, and watch the Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off to see who the prize for biggest pumpkin goes to this year. Climb aboard the ghost train for a trip around the park or hitch a ride on the big green tractor-pulled wagon for a hay ride. Face painting and cookie decorating are available for those crafty kids, plus they’ll have a blast in the moon bouncer and playing carnival games. Mini John Deere races are available for kids ages 5-8. There is a mining area to pan for gold and kids can take home a bag of gold they discover. Wander through the only slightly spooky haunted house and get lost in the hay maze. Capture your Fall pumpkin patch memories at the photo stands around the park complete with harvest and Halloween-themed props. Most activities require tickets which cost $7 each or $90 for a book of 15 tickets. Pumpkin prices vary based on size.

Trunk or Treat

Santiago Canyon College | 8045 E. Chapman Ave, Orange
Friday, October 13, 2023 | 4:30PM – 7:30PM

This free family event features trunk or treating with vendors, food trucks, activities, and lots of candy.

Boo at the Oaks

Santiago Oaks Regional Park | 2145 N. Windes Drive, Orange, CA
Friday, October 13, 2023

This evening is filled with fun nature stations, creative crafts, scavenger hunts for prizes and night hikes.

Ronald McDonald House Trunk or Treat

Orange Police Department | 1107 N. Batavia Street, Orange
Friday, October 27, 2023 | 5PM – 8PM

This free event includes trick or treating, food, games, contests, and fun for the whole family.

Halloween Spooktacular

Orange Public Library | 407 E Chapman Ave., Orange
Saturday, October 28, 2023 | 2PM – 4PM

Come by the library in costume and collect treats, take pictures, stroll through the haunted room, and enjoy crafts and games. Good for ages 3-12.

Old Towne Haunted Halloween Decorating Contest

Check out last year’s winners

See homes throughout the city dressed in their best Halloween decorations! Here are some areas to check out:

  • Homes in the area of Palmyra and Hardwood
  • Homes near 350 Pine Street

More Orange Halloween Events

Placentia Halloween Events

The Pumpkin Patch

300 Yorba Linda Boulevard, Placentia, CA
October 11 – 29, 2023

This place is more than Southern California’s oldest pumpkin patch as there is much to do here including tractor rides, carnival games, inflatables, human hamster balls and gold mining. If that isn’t enough check out the baby animal including chicks, ducklings, piglets, lambs, bunnies, goats, and other animals. Get up close and pet and feed them.

Placentia Library Halloween Events

411 E. Chapman Ave. Placentia, CA 92870

Pumpkin Book Character Decorating Contest: Saturday, October 21, 2023

LEAP Trunk Or Treat

LEAP Dance Academy | 2031 East Orangethorpe Ave, Placentia
October 22, 2023 | 3PM – 5PM

$10 per trick or treater, includes trunk or treat, costumes, and activities.

Rancho Santa Margarita Halloween Events

Halloween Family Festival

Central Park | 30842 La Miranda, Rancho Santa Margarita
Tuesday, October 31, 2023 | 2:00PM – 5:00PM

Join in the “spooktacular” fun for all ages at SAMLARC’s Halloween Family Festival! Trick-or-treat in a safe environment, play in bounce houses and inflatables, enter the costume contest, and join in the kid and pet costume parade. Capture your favorite memories at a festive photo booth, purchase refreshments from vendors, and enjoy music, games, and more. No Registration Required!

San Clemente Halloween Events

Monster Dash 5K – San Clemente

Community Center | 100 N. Calle Seville, San Clemente
October 28, 2023 | 7:00AM – 10:30AM

There will be a fun run for the kids and a 5K, a costume contest, and tricks and treats for participants of all ages.

Treat Street on Avenida Del Mar

Avenida Del Mar, Downtown San Clemente
Saturday, October 21, 2023 | 4PM – 6PM

Look for the purple balloons outside of downtown businesses and head in for a Halloween treat. Put on your costumes and join in the fun.

Candy Crawl

Outlets At San Clemente
101 W. Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente
October 28, 2023 | 1PM-3PM

Join in the festivities with live music, photos with Gigantic Jack, activities for kids, trick or treating and more!

Casa Romantica Halloween Party

Casa Romantica | 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente
October 27-28, 2023 | 7PM – 9PM

The Casa will be decorated to the nines for this spooky 1920s Halloween themed party. This event is 21 and over only.

Pumpkin Splash

San Clemente Aquatics Center
987 Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente, CA
October 21, 2023 | 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM

There are two Pumpkin Splash sessions beginning at 11:30a & 2:00p with an activity pool & play structure, floating pumpkins, spooky music, an inflatable obstacle course, and Halloween themed activities in and out of the pool. Each participant will receive one pumpkin for decorating while supplies last. Preregistration is required.

Note that participants must successfully pass a swim test to play on the giant inflatable in the 50M pool.

Trunk or Treat – San Clemente

Pacific Coast Church | 2651 Calle Frontera, San Clemente
Friday, October 27, 2023 | 5:30PM – 8:00PM
Free for kids up to 12 years old

Kids 12 and under can trick or treat for all the candy they can eat, plus games and prizes, costume contests, live music, and selfie stations. Food trucks will be on site.

ABC Tree Farm Pumpkin Patch

Outlets of San Clemente, San Clemente
September 16 – October 31, 2023

Pick out your pumpkins while entertaining the kids with inflatable amusements including bounce houses, giant slides and obstacle courses, duck bumper boats. You’ll also find many different types of pumpkins, gourds, pumpkin accessories, snacks, beverages and more.

San Juan Capistrano Halloween Events

Zoomars Pumpkin Patch

Zoomars Petting Zoo | 31791 Los Rios Street, San Juan Capistrano, CA
Open through October 31, 2023 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Daily
Children/Seniors $12 | Adults $15 | Military $10

Zoomars Petting Zoo invites you to a rustic pumpkin patch plus the normal activities already on site. Guests can pick their favorite pumpkin, pan for gems, gold, and fossils, and make friends with animals including llamas, horses, sheep, cows, an emu, bunnies, and more. Take a train ride, or a pony ride, and make great memories with family and friends.

San Juan Capistrano Ghost Walk

Hear tales of headless spirits, bandits and even a pirate attack along the dark and the macabre the historic streets of one of California’s oldest cities. Under the canopy of century old pepper trees, hear the stories of the spirits that inhabit the old Los Rios district and make our way through the dimly lit Camino Capistrano to the outskirts of the Mission itself.

Tricks & Treats Halloween Market

Capistrano Business Center | 27130 Paseo Espada San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Saturday, October 7, 2023 | 12pm – 5pm

This market will feature a haunted maze and bounce house for kids, photo opportunities, face painting and balloons, live DJ, food, drinks, local small creative businesses and more. Admission and parking is free.

Santa Ana Halloween Events

Boo at the Santa Ana Zoo – Santa Ana

1801 E Chestnut Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92701
October 21, 22, 28, 29, 2023 | 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Children under 3 FREE

Come out for the Halloween event at the Santa Ana Zoo. The event is fun for the whole family, and perfect for kids ages 2-12. Wear your favorite Halloween costume, follow the Halloween trail, and collect a goody bag on the way out.

Creep It Real OC EXPO

Heritage Museum of Orange County | 3101 West Harvard Street, Santa Ana
September 14-15, 2024

OC’s biggest Halloween and Horror event with more than 100 vendors, live entertainment, celebrity visitors, photo ops, characters, ghost tours, and more.

Pumpkin Palooza at Discovery Cube OC

Discovery Cube | 2500 N Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705
Requires Discovery Cube Admission plus event ticket
October 7, 8, 12-15, 19-22, 25-31, 2023

Discovery Cube’s Pumpkin Palooza Festival features bumper cars, a themed dance party, giant pumpkin octopus, carved pumpkins and sculptures, inflatable corn and hay mazes, science demos, pumpkin launches, and much more! Put on your costume and come join the fun!

Bowers Museum

2002 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92706
Pumpkin Painting: Sunday, October 8, 2023
Haunted OC After Hours Tour: Friday, October 6, 13, 27, 2023

Bowers is hosting two Halloween related events including creating pumpkin paintings using oil pastels and three nights of Haunted OC After Hours Tour: Spirits & Legends of Bowers Museum.

Birch Park Spooky Movie Series

400 W 3rd St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Thursday, October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023

Enjoy classic films every Thursday in October with themed activities and family-friendly fun. Movie screenings and concession booths will be coordinated in partnership with The Frida Cinema. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with movies scheduled to begin promptly after sunset. Free popcorn for the first 100 people.

Santa Ana Police Department Trunk or Treat

Santa Ana Police Department | 60 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana
Thursday, October 19, 2023 | 5PM – 8PM

Free event with trick or treating with police officers and staff, plus other community organizations. Police vehicles will be out for the show, Halloween music, characters, photo booth, and more.

Pumpkin Patch

Fairhaven Memorial Park | 1702 Fairhaven Ave., Santa Ana
October 21, 2023 | 3PM – 5PM

Enjoy a festive pumpkin patch with free pumpkins, a hayride, and more at Memorial Park.

Halloween Minion Madness Rave

Yost Theater | 307 H. Spurgeon Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701
October 31, 2023 | 9:00 PM

This Halloween, admit yourself to a themed and wild evening at the historic and haunted Yost Theatre. Enjoy a Minion themed rave with 3 areas of House, Bass, and Dubstep music plus photo ops, minion themed cocktails, go-go dancers, and more.

Santa Ana’s Halloween Pub Crawl

Downtown Santa Ana
Saturday, October 21 | 4:30pm-9pm

The time to eat drink and be scary is at Santa Ana’s Halloween Pub Crawl Costumes are encouraged and prize(s) will be awarded. Games, prizes, photo ops, and more.

Trunk Or Treat

KidWorks Dan Donahue Center
1902 W Chestnut Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92703
October 27, 2023 | 5PM – 7PM

Team Trunk Or Treat

Santa Ana Pony Baseball
Riverview Park | 1817 W 21st St, Santa Ana
October 14, 2023 | 4:30PM – 7PM

Trick Or Treat At MainPlace

MainPlace Mall | 2800 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705
October 31, 2023 | 4PM – 6PM

Come in costume and trick or treat from participating retailers throughout MainPlace Mall.

Spooktacular Open House

Jerome Center | 726 S Center Street, Santa Ana, CA 92704
October 28, 2023 | 2PM – 4PM

Enjoy a Halloween themed open house at the Jerome center. Learn about free programs and classes, plus games and activities to celebrate the spooky season.

Horror Movie Night

The Frida Cinema | 305 E. 4th Street, Ste 100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
October 28, 2023 | 7:30 PM

Presented by HorrorBuzz, enjoy a giveaways, themed drinks, a horror short from Midsummer Scream, trivia, costume contest, and a screening of The Return Of The Living Dead, then stick around for post-movie Halloween Party.

Check their event calendar to see more scary movies all month long including showings of The Exorcist, Halloween, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Seal Beach Halloween Events

Trick Or Treat On Main Street

Main Street Seal Beach
October 31, 2023 | 11AM – 4PM

Collect treats from the merchants on Main Street! Don’t forget your costume and treat bag.

Pumpkin Decorating

Seal Beach Library | 707 Electric Ave., Seal Beach
Thursday, October 12, 2023 | 2PM – 5PM

Small pumpkins will be available to paint and take home. One pumpkin per child while supplies last.

Silverado/Trabuco Halloween Events

Haunted Mansion Haunt

Millwood Rd, Trabuco Canyon, CA
October 13 · 7pm – October 31 · 10pm

This house is transformed into the Haunted Mansion with all the characters and effects you absolutely love but with a fine-tuned, more intense environment for adults and teens. Those of you with little ones, our actors maintain the fun and friendly atmosphere this attraction is known for. During your walk-through adventure, there will be appearances from Madame Leota, The Singing Busts, Hatbox Ghost, and MUCH more.

More Events

Stanton Halloween Events

Halloween Festival – Stanton

Stanton Central Park | 10660 Western Ave, Stanton, CA 90680
October 28, 2023 | 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The city of Stanton hosts the annual Halloween Festival for the community at Stanton Central Park. Enjoy music played by a DJ, games to participate in, spooky story times, Halloween-themed crafts, costume contests, and of course, trick or treating. Dress up in your favorite costume, bring your treat bag, and have fun with the whole family. Booths will have food and drinks available for purchase.

Tustin Halloween Events

Halloween Howl

Columbus Tustin Recreation Center | 17522 Beneta Way, Tustin
October 31, 2023 | 3:30PM – 5:30PM

Details to be announced! Activities include games, candy, inflatables, petting zoo, costume contest, and more!

District At Tustin Halloween Events

The District at Tustin | 2437 Park Ave, Tustin

October 19, 2023 | 5PM – 9PM: Fall Carnival Sip & Stroll with games, music, crafts, and more.

October 28, 2023 | 4PM – 9PM: Halloween Bazaar & Party with costume contests for kids and pets, cocktails, live music, slime station, activities, vendors, and photo ops.

Villa Park Halloween Events

Halloween Fest at Villa Park

Villa Park Towne Centre
Saturday, October 28, 2023 | 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Since 2002, the annual Halloween Fest in Villa Park has been a popular free community event. Free activities include trick or treating from Town Center businesses, a hayride, crafts, and dancing. Other available activities include a coloring contest, costume contests for kids and dogs, and a pumpkin carving and decorating contest. Food and beverages are available for purchase and you’ll have the opportunity to capture your memories with commemorative photos.

Westminster Halloween Events

The Pumpkin Factory

1025 Westminster Mall, Westminster, CA 92683
Starts October 1, 2023

Find that perfect pumpkin to turn into your scariest Jack o’ Lantern while enjoying carnival rides, games, pony rides and a food tent.

Prism Haunt – Westminster

100 Westminster Mall, Westminster
Fri, Oct 27: 7-10; Sat, Oct 28: 7-10; Tues, Oct 31: 7-10

Prism Haunted House is back with an all-new walk-through haunt attraction! You’re invited to explore Dr. Sanguine’s MiCRO Laboratory at your own risk! Please don’t touch the specimens… you never know when they may touch back.

Halloween Movie in the Park

Bolsa Chica Park | 13660 University Street, Westminster
Saturday, October 14, 2023 | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

This free movie in the park event includes complimentary popcorn, raffle prizes, a costume contest, and more. Come in costume and enjoy the Halloween-themed classic under the stars with friends and family. Bring your own chairs and blankets.

Hauntington Beach Manor

Westminster Mall | 8200 Westminster Boulevard, Westminster, CA

Come check out this haunted house experience, the Sanitarium and see if you can make it through with becoming a patient. Serious scares are in store for you here! This event is incorporated into Dark Harvest in Garden Grove this year.

Yorba Linda Halloween Events

Hotel Transylvania: Transformania Halloween Movie

Hurless Burton Park | 4601 Casa Loma Ave., Yorba Linda
October 21, 2023 | 7:45-9:45PM

Free movie in the park. Seating will be on the grass, so bring chairs and blankets.

Teen Pumpkin Patch Night

Yorba Linda Public Library & Cultural Arts Center | 4852 Lakeview Ave., Yorba Linda
October 17, 2023 | 6:00-7:30PM

Enjoy all things pumpkin with crafts and supplies. For teens 13 and up.

Halloween Hike

Travis Ranch Youth Park | 21305 Via Del Parque, Yorba Linda
October 28, 2023 | 9:00am – 11:00am
$10 per family

Follow the treat trail on this Halloween hike and find goodies for the kids and photo ops for the whole family.

Historic Yorba Cemetery

No exact address but the best address would be 6749. Parkwood Court, Yorba Linda, CA. 92886
Saturday, October 1, 2023
Yorba Cemetery Tours: 10 a.m.-11 a.m., first Saturday of each month, except May.

Go on a walking tour of one of the oldest cemeteries in Orange County and you might catch a glimpse of The Pink Lady. Local legend holds that The Pink Lady Ghost materializes every June 15th. According to the tale, she met a tragic fate on the night of a school dance, perishing after being thrown from a carriage on her way home. The pink dress she wore that ill-fated night earned her the moniker she carries in local lore.

Fall Harvest Festival

Coldwell Banker Parking Lot | 21580 Yorba Linda Boulevard Yorba Linda, CA 92887
Saturday, October 14, 2023

Seize the moments at the professional photo booth, let your creativity run wild with face painting, treat yourself to freshly popped buttered popcorn, relish the warmth of spiced apple cider, revel in the rich flavors of pumpkin spiced lattes, dance with abandon amidst the autumn ambience, and witness the delight on the little ones’ faces as they bounce in the lively bounce house.

Trunk or Treat – Yorba Linda

Messiah Lutheran Church | 4861 Liverpool Street, Yorba Linda
Friday, October 21, 2023 | 6PM – 8PM

Halloween fun for the whole family at this trunk or treat event.

Just Keep Trunk or Treating

17000 Brooklyn Avenue, Yorba Linda, CA
Saturday, October 28 | 5-8pm

Come on out for a spooktacular night of trunk or treating, filled with games, candy and a visit from Mickey and Minnie.

Haunted OC Ghost Walks

Locations Vary
Events are recurring through October 31
Approximately $23 – $25 per person

Explore the most haunted locations in the area with Haunted Orange County Paranormal Tours & Events. Choose from a variety of ghastly ghost walks like The Black Star Canyon Haunted History Night Hike which takes you from the safe city streets into the darkness in search of the mysterious circulating lights and appearing apparitions. The Old Towne Orange Haunted History Ghost walk steps into the past of Orange Plaza at haunted spots like the Chapman Antique Mall, the Royer Mansion, and Rutabegorz Restaurant. Hear a tale of murder and execution at the The Santa Ana Haunted History Ghost Walk, where you’ll visit the city’s most haunted home, the Howe-Waffle Victorian Mansion. The San Juan Capistrano Ghost Walk explores the Los Rios district in search of restless spirits wandering the streets. Guests will learn of the tragic 1812 earthquake that crushed 42 people to death as stones fell into the church they sat in. The Ghost Walks are led by local historians. The walks are offered year-round, but it’s slightly spookier when Halloween is around the corner.

Southern California Halloween Events

Here is a quick rundown of some of the larger Halloween events in greater So Cal.

  • Los Angeles
    • Boo at the LA Zoo
    • Carved at Descanso Gardens
    • Fall Festival at the LA Farmers Market
    • Family Halloween Night at Aquarium Of Pacific
    • Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain
    • Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios
    • Halloween Spooktacular at Bob Baker Marionette Theater
    • Haunt’oween LA
    • Los Angeles Haunted Hayride at Griffith Park
    • Nights of the Jack at King Gillette Ranch
    • Shaqtoberfest – Halloween Festival at Queen Mary
    • Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” 30th Anniversary
    • West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval
  • San Bernardino
    • Escape Halloween Rave Musical Festival
  • San Diego
    • Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND
    • HalGLOWeen at the San Diego Zoo
    • Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place
    • Seaworld Spooktacular
  • Ventura County
    • Fall Harvest on the Farm
  • Catalina Island Annual Bats In The Belfry

Community Haunts

Lots of people in the community transform their homes into Halloween haunts for people to enjoy walking through haunted houses and mazes. This year is no different. Drive or walk by these Orange County destinations to get in the Halloween spirit. Some are décor, others will have live-action and effects as well. Check out the SoCal Haunt List for even more destinations.

* = Confirmed for 2023

1313 El Potro Cemetery
25 El Potro, Rancho Santa Margarita
Oct. 1 – 31 – 6-10PM
Recommended For: All Ages
Yard Display

The 8th Plague
416 Locust St. Brea
Oct. 1-31- Dusk-10p
Recommended For: All Ages
Yard Display

The Abandoned Mansion
2551 Glasgow Drive, Carlsbad
Oct. 9 – Nov. 2 – 4:30 – 9:30PM
Recommended For: All Ages
Yard Display

The Bayou by You
156 Sellas Rd. S, Ladera Ranch
October 1-31, 7-10PM
Recommended For: All Ages
Yard Display

Brentwood Boneyard
10376 Florence Ave. Buena Park
October 1-31; 7PM – 12AM
Recommended For: All Ages
Yard Display

The Cemetery on 9th
8231 9th Street, Buena Park
October 2-31; 7-11PM
Recommended for All Ages
Yard Display

Chains of Wakefield presents Freaky Flesh *
1576 West Wakefield Ave. Anaheim
Oct. 13-15, 20-22, 27-29, 31; 6:30-9:30PM
Recommended For: Older kids and adults
Yard Displays

Creepy Crypt
1301 E Chestnut Ave., Orange
Oct. 14, 21, 22, 28, 30, & 31
7PM – 11PM
Recommended For: All Ages
Walk Through

The Curse of the Raven *
4682 Stanton Ave. La Mirada
Oct. 21-31 – 7-10p
Recommended For: All Ages
Yard Display

Dark Harvest*
5702 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim
Friday, September 29 – Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Recommended for: Teens & Adults
Paid Attraction with scare actors

Fairbrook Manor*
5426 E Fairbrook St, Long Beach
Oct. 21-22, 27-29 – 6:30-9:30p
Recommended For: All Ages
Walk Through

The Gershon Dungeon*
13861 Gershon Place, Santa Ana
Oct. 28-29; 7-10p
Recommended For: All Ages
Walk Through

Goclowski Family Manor
5642 Mildred Lane, Cypress
Oct. 31 – Dusk-9:30p
Recommended For: All Ages
Haunted Show

The Grim Grinners Haunt*
2015 S. Eileen Dr., Anaheim
Oct. 13-15, 20-22, 27-31; 6:30pm-10pm
Recommended For: All Ages
Yard Display

Grizz’s Haunted Yard
5732 Mildred Lane, Cypress
October 31; 6-10PM
Recommended for All Ages
Yard Display

The Hallows Of Greentree*
4101 Reyes St., Irvine
Oct. 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, 31 – 7-10PM
Recommended For: All Ages
Walk Through

Haunted Dolls
7671 Volga Dr. #2, Huntington Beach
Oct. 7-Nov. 1 – 7PM – 12AM
Recommended For: All Ages
Yard Display

Haunted House San Clemente*
1601 Via Ameno, San Clemente
October 27, 28, & 31, 6PM – 10PM
Recommended for: All ages
Walk through

Haunted Mansion Haunt*
28322 Millwood Rd., Lake Forest
Oct. 13-14 & 20-31, 7-10PM
Recommended For: All Ages
Walk Through

Nightmare On Beechtree*
4 Beechtree Street, Ladera Ranch
Oct. 1-31, 6PM-9:30PM
Recommended For: All Ages
Yard Display

Haunted Reed Manor*
8073 Calendula Dr. Buena Park
Oct. 2-31 – 6-10PM
Recommended For: All Ages
Yard Display

The Haunt That’s Rated Arrrgh
113 S Alice St., Anaheim
Oct. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 28-31; 8PM-10PM
Recommended for: All Ages
Yard Display

Hollywood Haunt
4381 Avenida Rio Del Oro, Yorba Linda
Oct. 1-31; 6PM – 10PM
Recommended For: All Ages
Yard Display

6052 Irongate Circle, Huntington Beach
Oct. 21-31 – 7-10PM
Recommended for: All Ages
Yard Display

Lark Ellen Haunt*
1917 Lark Ellen Drive, Fullerton
October 31, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Recommended For: Teens & Adults
Walk Through

Legend of the Death Tree
1409 W Cerritos Ave., Anaheim
Sept. 24 – Nov. 6; 7-11PM
Recommended for: All Ages
Yard Display

Legends of Sleepy Hollow*
22711 Rockford Drive, Lake Forest
Oct. 30-31; 6pm-9:30pm
Recommended For: All Ages
Yard Display

Lost Souls Cemetery
10376 Florence Ave., Buena Park
Oct. 1-31; 7PM – 12AM
Recommended For: All Ages
Yard Display

Mystic Terror Presents*
6721 Acacia Ave; Garden Grove
Oct. 27-29,31 – 7-10PM
Recommended For: Teens & Adults
Walk Through

Nightmare on 4th Street
520 W. 4th Ave., La Habra
October 1-31; 7PM-10PM
Recommended for: All ages
Yard Display

Nightmare On Tripoli*
5051 Tripoli Ave., Los Alamitos
Oct. 1-31; 6:00-9:00PM
Recommended for: All Ages
Yard Display

Phantom Hollow*
9852 Verde Lomas Circle, Villa Park
Décor only

The Pirates Cave Haunt
2548 E. Garfield Ave., Orange
Recommended For: All Ages
Walk Through

Pirate Port
1652 Summerville Ave., Tustin
Oct. 29-31; 7-10PM
Recommended for: All Ages
Yard Display

Pumpkin Hollow
5224 Melbourne Drive, Cypress
Oct. 1-31; 7-10PM
Recommended For: All Ages
Yard Display

Punkinz Fun Houz
2742 E Standish Ave Anaheim
Oct. 30 1-10PM; Oct. 31 7-9PM
Recommended For: All Ages
Walk Through

RMV Holiday House
19 Alza Street, Rancho Mission Viejo
Nightly through Halloween, sundown to 9PM/weekdays & 10PM/weekends
Recommended For: Everyone
Yard Display

Rogers Drive Haunted House
5551 Rogers Drive, Huntington Beach
October 31, 2021, 7PM
Recommended for: Teens and up
Haunted House

Santa Ana Haunt Presents: Shades Of Hell
2309 W. Cubbon, Santa Ana
Oct. 21-23, 28-31 – 6-11PM Fri & Sat; 6-10PM Sun & Mon
Recommended For: All Ages
Walk Through – $5 minimum donation

Stearns Halloween Haunt*
1440 E Stearns Ave Unit 1, La Habra
Sept. 18-October 31 – 7-10PM
Recommended For: All Ages
Yard Display

Terror On Laura Street*
501 Laura St., La Habra
October 28-29, 31; 7PM -10PM
Recommended for: Teens & Adults
Walk Through

Terror on Ticonderoga*
11131 Ticonderoga Drive, Los Alamitos
Oct. 1-20, 22-31, 6pm-9pm
Recommended for: All ages
Yard Display

Town of Deadwood*
7475 Mohawk Circle, Buena Park
Oct. 20-21, 27-29, 31; 7PM-10PM
Recommended For: All ages
Walk Through

Twisted Dreams Haunt
5815 Panama Drive, Buena Park
Oct 21,22,23,28,29,30,31; 7-11PM
Recommended For: Teens & Adults
Walk Through

The 17th Door*
8420 On The Mall, Buena Park
Sept. 23-23, 29-30 & Oct. 1, 5-8, 10. 12-15, 18-22, 24-31
Hours Vary
Recommended For: Teens & Adults
This is a paid, ticketed haunted house

Umall Manor*
2301 W Coronet Ave., Anaheim
Oct. 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-31; 6-10PM
Recommended for: All Ages
Yard Display

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Heidi Deal
Heidi Deal is the author of the Newcomers Handbook to Living In Los Angeles & Orange County, and a children’s book author specializing in history and human rights. When she's not writing you can find her solo hiking and going on new adventures with her kids and pup.