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The Best Halloween Events in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego

Best Halloween Events In Los Angeles,Orange County, and San Diego

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It’s that time of the year again! Halloween is coming up and we’ve put together a list of our favorite Southern California Halloween Events in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego for this spooky holiday season. 

From pumpkin patches to haunted houses, there are tons of fun things to do in Southern California. Check out these ideas for your family this Halloween Season!


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Best Halloween Events In Los Angeles,Orange County, and San Diego

Los Angeles Halloween Events

Related: Check out our local event calendars for more local Halloween fun in the South Bay, Los Angeles, and Orange County

PUMPKINS IN THE PARK 2022 Edith Rodaway Friendship Park
HOWL-O-WEEN FESTIVAL City of Long Beach, El Dorado Nature Center and Regional Park
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All Things Wicked & Wonderful at South Coast Botanic Gardens

October 1- November 30, 2022

There is something for everyone and every degree of fright, from delving into the shadowy pasts of Diabolical and Misunderstood plants in the Garden Graveyard to hundreds of creepy crawlies taking over our first-ever Spider Pavilion. Explore 87 acres on our Witch Hunt, which may just convert you to a believer in sorcery, or bring your canine companion to our Howl-o-ween Costume Contest on October 30. All Things Wicked & Wonderful will be included into our regular events, such as workshops and our food and beverage selections, as well as the Garden. What more could you ask for? Although this may not be your typical Halloween activity, it will be both wicked and lovely.

Boo at the L.A. Zoo

October 1 – 31, 2022

At the L.A. Zoo, visitors can take in spooky views every day as the Halloween spirit takes over for 31 frightfully fun days. Weekends are even better since they provide extra goodies like outdoor live performances, animal pumpkin feedings, themed picture chances, educational areas, and much more. Enjoy trick-or-treating stations with treats provided by our honored partner, Mars, on the final two weekends of the month (October 22/23 and 29/30). Dress up is welcomed!

One of the numerous advantages of membership is free admission to unique programming like Boo at the Los Angeles Zoo during the day. Join now and find out more!

“CARVED” Brings Pumpkin-Filled Family Fun to Descanso Gardens

Carved returns October 7–31, 2022 

A three-week long family-friendly event called Carved will be held at Descanso Gardens. On either side of the mile-long path through Camellia Forest and Oak Grove will be thousands of carved pumpkins. There will be interesting new giant sculptures made of sticks and other natural materials in addition to the pumpkins. At the Descanso Gardens, Carved will create a “harvest festival” atmosphere with pumpkin carving demos, a hay maze, food, and drink.

Halloween at Kidspace

October 1 – 31, 2022

Time for pumpkins! You and your little pumpkin may attend the cutest Halloween event ever from October 1–31 at Kidspace. Come walk the runway in our imaginative Halloween parade – costumes welcome! and a whole lot more.

Underwood Family Farms: Fall Harvest on the Farm

Saturday, October 1 – Monday, October 31, 2022

Get ready for the return of the Fall Harvest Festival at Underwood Family Farms! The farm will be transformed into a sizable “Pumpkin Patch, Pick Your Own & Fall Harvest Experience” with activities such as rides, games, and picture ops as well as live entertainment, themed weekends, bands, and more. Weekends will include live entertainment; for updates, see their website. 

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

Sept 24 – Oct 31, 2021


Experience the famous Halloween tradition that is the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride. 

The main gathering place for the celebrations is the Town Square of Midnight Falls. Various residents of the Midnight Falls village cruise the area conversing with tourists as they move between attractions or stay around to take in the atmosphere.

Haunt’Oween LA, Woodland Hills

September 30th – October 31st, 2022
4 p.m. – 10 p.m (last entry at 9:00 p.m.)
Monday 31: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m (last entry at 9 p.m.)

Presented by Experiential Supply, a massive, interactive, and immersive Halloween event. 

Stay as long as you like in this spacious, family-friendly 200.000 sq ft area covered with 35,000 pumpkins, which offers the ideal playground for enjoying all the seasonal adventures and enjoyment.

The list of activities is endless: trick-or-treat in the Town of Haunt O’ Ween, stroll amid countless pumpkins, engage in a variety of games and attractions, get your face painted, partake in food and beverages. You’ll never forget the month of Haunt O’ Ween if you snap lots of pictures and movies!

Get your Haunt O’ Ween LA Tickets Here

Nights of the Jack in Calabasis

September 30th – October 31st, 2022 from 6pm – 10pm  

A mysterious, eerie wonderland that everyone has been speculating about is located in the Santa Monica Mountains, 30 miles northwest of Hollywood. With the well-known Halloween event returning this season and better than ever. They’ve created a frightfully spectacular lit light display beneath the fall sky by calling upon Jack o’ lanterns from every mysterious realm! It is an experience rather than merely an illusion. This sensory-stimulating feast is one you don’t want to miss. Prepare yourself with a hot beverage from the Spookeasy bar or a seasonal drink, and give your kids some of our fun fall snacks to keep them going. Follow the 2.3-mile route at King Gillette Ranch, which sparkles with our brilliant gourds around every bend.

Pumpkins in the Pines at SkyPark at Santa’s Village – Lake Arrowhead Adventure Park

Saturdays only – October 8, 15, 22, 28 

Introducing the return of our fall festival, Pumpkins in the Pines, at SkyPark! There will be a variety of enjoyable weekend events, including a trick-or-treat event and costume party, cookie decorating, and pumpkin picking.

Orange County Halloween Events

Related: Check out our local event calendars for more local Halloween fun in the South Bay, Los Angeles, and Orange County

HalloweenTime at Disneyland Resort & Disney’s California Adventure

September 2 to October 31, 2022

This Halloween, Disneyland and California Adventure will transform into a kid friendly, spooky theme park.  Main Street, USA will greet you with a frightfully lovely exhibition of extraordinary displays of distinctively carved pumpkins, including the enormous Mickey pumpkin. 

Characters will be dressed in costumes, the Haunted Mansion becomes the Nightmare before Christmas, you’ll find lots of special Halloween themed shows and parades and don’t forget all the yummy sweets throughout the park.

Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit at Downtown Disney

September 9 to October 31, 2022

How to Get Involved
At specific retail locations, you can pick up your game board and stickers for $9.99 plus tax.

Have fun locating concealed Halloween décor including Disney character-themed pumpkins and sticking the accompanying stickers on your game board.

Return your game board to a redemption site for a memento, whether you decide to go pumpkin hunting or not.

Knott’s Spooky Farm

Daytime Thursdays – Sundays, September 29 – October 30, plus Halloween 

Enjoy the spooktacular Halloween season at Knott’s Spooky Farm, family-friendly.

Enjoy a family-friendly fall festival around Halloween at Knott’s Spooky Farm. Little kids ages 3-11 may participate in various children’s Halloween activities while trick-or-treating throughout the stores and other structures in the town of Calico to gather tasty sweets from the welcoming locals. The park is changed for Halloween, complete with eerie surprises and themed décor, so families may enjoy the festivities.

For the older kids, there is KNOTT’S SCARY FARM.  This is a special ticketed event that happens on Select nights – September 22 – October 31

The largest and spookiest Halloween attraction in Southern California, Knott’s Scary Farm features unfathomable thrills and creative shocks that are unmatched anywhere else.

Irvine Park’s Railroad, Pumpkin Patch

September 17 – October 31, 2022

The Pumpkin Patch at Irvine Park Railroad in Orange County is enjoyable for the whole family. Come out and take advantage of the numerous kid-friendly activities. Admission to the pumpkin patch, which is right behind the railway station, is free. Please be aware that the County of Orange will collect an admission fee at the gate for each vehicle that enters Irvine Regional Park.

Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch

September 17 – October 31, 2022

Have you ever chosen a pumpkin straight from the pumpkin patch? The only farm in Orange County with an actual pumpkin patch is Tanaka Farms. Wagon rides and arts & crafts are just a few of the things they provide.

Boo-tastic Halloween Party at Adventure City

5 Nights only: October 7th, 14th, 21st, 27th or 28th 2022

Event time:  5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Take part in 11 thrilling coasters, browse the “Trick-or-Treat Street” for free candy and other gifts, and enter the Cosmic Vortex Tunnel for a heady experience.

You may take the express train for a spooky Halloween scavenger hunt and pick up your free glow accessories to brighten the night.A Spooktacular Dance Party and Meet the Mad Scientist Magician are also offered, both of which feature amazing illusions. Costumes are optional.

Halloween Events in San Diego 

Related: Check out our local event calendars for more local Halloween fun in the South Bay, Los Angeles, and Orange County

Brick-or-Treat Presents Monster Party at Legoland California

Saturdays, Sept. 17 to Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30

This year’s version of the popular Halloween event is greater than ever! With lots of candy, a brand-new show schedule, never-before-seen unique LEGO® characters, and more, Brick-or-Treat will charm LEGOLAND® California Resort. On each Brick-or-Treat Monster Party day and from 2pm to 8pm on Sunday, October 30, all Brick-or-Treat events will take place.

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SeaWorld Spooktacular, San Diego 

Saturdays & Sundays, Sept. 17 through Oct. 31 

Halloween is returning this year with lots of frightening surprises, sweets, and more. Enjoy SeaWorld Spooktacular’s holiday fun with your family.

During this daytime event, children enjoy trick-or-treating while they tour our decorated path and interact with a variety of vibrant characters. And that’s only the start! This is immersive family fun you can only find here, with frightening tales, a Halloween dance party, and more.

Families may purchase a Spooktacular Pumpkin Hunt Map at The SeaWorld Store to help them locate decorated pumpkins with Halloween and SeaWorld-related themes.

Costumes are acceptable and encouraged for all visitors. All costumes must adhere to the park’s standard dress code, and visitors aged 13 and older are not permitted to wear masks or hoods when dressing up.

The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place 

Select dates – Sep 17 – Nov 06

The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place is a fun, not too creepy celebration, so dress up and join in the fun! Visitors will delight in trick-or-treating around the park, Halloween-themed concerts and parades, taking part in the interactive Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt, and special picture opportunities with everyone’s most beloved animal companions decked out in costume!

We are keeping our eyes on the following events.  Typically they happen every year, but 2022 hasn’t officially been announced yet. 

South Bay Botanic Garden – The Haunted Hunt – TBA 

Discovery Cube’s Spooky Science Festival, Los Angeles & Orange County – TBA

Scarium of the Pacific – TBA

Haunt of Halloween – Haunted Maze Attraction, Mission Viejo – TBA

If you are looking fun places to go with family and looking to adventure out of the South Bay or looking for more ideas, check out our Fun Things to do section of our website or our local event calendar – Both updated often! 

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