KIDS AND FAMILIES
Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch
September 14 through October 31 | 10:00am – 5:00pm Weekdays, 10:00am – 6:00pm Weekends | 1 Irvine Park Rd., Orange
Irvine Park Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch in Orange County is fun for the entire family. Come out and enjoy the many activities for kids of all ages. The Pumpkin Patch is located just behind the train station and admission is FREE.
Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge
October 1 – 31 | Great Wolf Lodge, Anaheim
Book and stay before October 31, 2019, for a Howl-O-ween to remember! We’ll have special events scheduled for you to share with your family including – Trick-Or-Treat Trail, Monster Bash Dance Party, Spooktacular Story Time & more!
Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch
September 21 through October 31 | 9:00am – 6:00pm Daily | 5380 3/4 University Dr., Irvine
Tanaka Farms invites you to visit our Pumpkin Patch with all your favorites as well as some new and improved guest experiences for 2019.
Spooky Science at Discovery Science Center
Weekends in October | Discovery Science Center OC, Santa Ana
Giant bugs, creepy crawlers, and friendly spooks are all making their way to Discovery Cube for Spooky Science this October. Join us as we explore bugs of all colors and sizes among over-sized exhibit sets and hands-on learning stations. Even the youngest of goblins will enjoy spooky fun while exploring insects like never before.
Boo at the Zoo
October 19, 20, 26 & 27 | 5:30 – 8:00pm | Santa Ana Zoo, Santa Ana
A “Merry not Scary” family-friendly event where everyone is encouraged to come in costume! One of the safest places for children (ages 2-12) to trick-or-treat for Halloween enjoying goodies from TEN Trick-or-Treat Stations throughout the Zoo providing a variety of toys, books, snacks, and candy on the Trick-or-Treat Trail, Entertainment, Animal Presentations, Storytelling, Costume Parade, Ride the “Boofari” Express Train and Carrousel for an additional fee and “Teen Scream” Haunted House (a separate area, included in the price of admission)
October 20 | 2 – 5:00pm | Sierra Recreation and Fitness Center, Mission Viejo
Jump in and pick you pumpkin! Join us for this annual event as we transform the Sierra pool into a floating pumpkin patch. Once you pick your pumpkin, you can decorate it at one of decorating stations and play fun carnival games. Enter the pumpkin decorating contest for a chance to win a FREE one-month membership! Spots fill up quickly, register today!
Creepy Casa Haunted House
October 25, 26 & 27 | 7 – 9:00pm | Casa Romantica, San Clemente
Have you ever wondered if Casa Romantica is haunted? Yes, it is! CASA CREEPY: HAUNTED HOUSE is one of the most fun and unique haunted houses for families in south Orange County. Walkthrough 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. Period films such as Nosferatu and vintage-themed special effects will ‘reel’ in the whole family, and candy and refreshments will be available. Suitable for most families with children ages 8 and up. Costumes are encouraged; masks not allowed.
Pageant of the Monsters
October 26, 27, 28, 31 | 6 – 9:30pm | Laguna Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach
This Halloween the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters brings a monster of a good time to Laguna Beach! Only returning every five years, the Pageant of the Monsters offers families a frightfully fun time filled with ghoulish tricks and treats. The Pageant’s backstage is transformed into a haunted house themed RAIDERS OF THE LOST ART where guests can follow along on a perilous quest to recover treasures from exotic locales across the globe. The Festival of Arts grounds will be filled with Halloween-themed arts and crafts, a reptile zoo, music, and other “spook-tacular” surprises! Not recommended for children under 5.
Haunt at Heritage Hill
October 12 – 13 | 6:30 – 10:30pm | Heritage Hill Historical Park, Lake Forest
OC Parks and the City of Lake Forest welcome trick-or-treaters ages 12 and older back to Heritage Hill Historical Park for the 12thAnnual Haunt at Heritage Hill. The park will once again transform into a haunted adventure with scream zones, music, and game booths. Admission: $10 per person. Costumes encouraged, but no masks or face paint will be permitted to enter the event.
October 18, 19, 25 & 26 | 6 – 9:30pm | Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Cerritos
Are you ready for the scream of your life? Then, come join us for our annual ‘SPOOK’-TACULAR event, HAUNTED HIGH! Critics say it’s the “Best haunted house in town!” Each year it gets better and better, so you won’t want to miss out on all the fun! $5.00 donation.
Haunted Escape Room
October 28 | 10:00am – 7:00pm | Mission Viejo Library, Mission Viejo
You have been trapped inside a haunted room! Can you work together and find a way out? Registration opens October 1st. This program is free and sessions run every 40 minutes. FREE
JUST BEYOND ORANGE COUNTY
October 10 – November 3 | 5:00 – 10:00pm | Pomona Fairplex, Pomona
In 2016, a team of passionate artists set out to create a brand-new Halloween experience. At Pumpkin Nights, visitors journey through eight different themed lands, all crafted using over 3,000 hand-carved real and synthetic pumpkins. Now, for the first time ever, we’re bringing the Pumpkin Nights experience to Los Angeles!
The Peanuts Great Pumpkin Express
October 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | Orange Empire Railway Museum, Perris
Enjoy a day of Family Halloween-Themed Fun! Get behind a real locomotive and take a Train Ride to adventure to the Pumpkin Patch – select and decorate your own pumpkin to take home, enjoy Jon and Rachel Music 4 kids on stage, and Mister Twister the balloon guy. Jump on a trolley for a ride around campus, Take part in kids crafts, the hay maze, visit the coloring station, temporary tattoos and stickers, bounce house, cookies and cider, scavenger hunt, and trick or treating, Carnival Games($1 each) and 14ft Kids’ Ferris Wheel ($3 each). And kids, don’t forget to wear your Halloween costumes for the Costume Contest!
Scarium at the Aquarium of the Pacific
October 26 & 27 | 7:00pm – Midnight | Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach
Discover the creatures lurking in the depths at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s twentieth annual Scarium of the Pacific—a spooktacular, educational Halloween event for the whole family. Enjoy special Halloween programs, including the annual children’s costume contest, creepy coloring contest, magic shows, underwater pumpkin carving, spooky storytelling, and kooky crafts, and meet eerie animals in the Great Hall.
Boot Hill in Irvine
October 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, & 27 | 7 – 9:00pm | 16 Goldenrod, Irvine
BOOT HILL rises from the fog for its 20th year. The unearthly spirits from the Old West town of Bridgewood will materialize for NINE haunting nights, transforming the residence at 16 Goldenrod into the old church and cemetery 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!
The 17th Door
September 20, 21, 27, 28 | October 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31 | November 1 & 2 | Time Vary | 1851 W Orangethorpe Ave, Fullerton
Returning once more to Perpetuum Penitentiary and the torturous story of our Paula. After accepting responsibility for the vicious murder of her son, Lincoln, Paula now seeks atonement for past sins. Even after months of intense labor, strengthening her body and mind, Paula has repeatedly failed in appealing to the Prison’s sinister Warden for freedom. It’s not enough. It’s never enough. Her work must continue.
At Perpetuum, a new circle of hell has taken root. Courtesy of Vixi Labs, and by the Warden’s decree, all Prison treatment facilities will now be powered by revolutionary Vixi-technology. Operated by vile and sadistic engineers, their unorthodox methods for treating evils of humanity have hit new levels of depravity. They are enjoying every minute.
Will you join Paula in her fight for redemption? Or will you succumb to the madness? Will you cry Mercy or will you emerge from Perpetuum changed and “FEARLESS”?