Halloween Fun in Orange County: Guide to Halloween Events in the OC

the Halloween season has arrived in Orange County and Halloween events are popping up all around the OC! here is a list of all the fun Halloween events that are scheduled this season. so get your calendar out and pick the ones that look the most fun for you and your family. get ready to make this Halloween, one to remember! (be sure to check back, as more events are announced, we will be adding them to this list!)
Mickey’s Halloween Party
September 28th, October 3, 5, 9, 12, 15, 19, 23, 26, 29, & 31st
Disneyland Resort
party with Mickey Mouse, go trick or treating & watch the spectacular Halloween Screams Firework Show. guest of the party get to enter Disneyland 3 hours before the party to enjoy the park!
click here for more info.
 
Camp Spooky at Knott’s Berry Farm
Weekends in October
Camp Snoopy at Knott’s
this daytime, non-scare event is a celebration of cheer rather than fear! you can enjoy shows, activities and of course, trick or treating. kids can take part in the “Monster Dance Party and Costume Parade,” sing and dance along with the Peanuts gang at the “Peanuts Halloween Spooktacular,” and walk through the “Haunted Harvest” cornfield maze.
click here for more info.
 
Knott’s Scary Farm
September 27, 28, 29, 30 & October 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28, 30 & 31st
Knott’s Berry Farm
be prepare to get SCARED!!!! this event is definitely not for the kiddies. send your teenagers or make a date night at this frightfully scary night of terror. you can go through the monster mazes, watch the traditional Hanging Show, and be sure to try out the new interactive Trapped Maze.  a pre-show buffet is offered at an additional price.
click here for more info.
Irvine Park Pumpkin Patch
September 22nd – October 31st
Irvine Regional Park, Orange
the best pumpkin patch around. be prepared to spend the day roaming through pumpkins, decorating cookies and running through and hay maze! you can enjoy pony rides, haunted house, face painting, bouncy houses, games, food and best of all….the train ride!
click here for more info.

Boo at the Zoo
October 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 & 28th
Santa Ana Zoo
a family-friendly costumed extravaganza, trick-or-treating in a “Merry not Scary” Zoo atmosphere, educational animal presentations, storytelling, entertainment with a grand finale costume parade! for the older kids, there is a “Teen Scream,” a haunted house filled with thrills and chills.
click here for more info.

U-Pick Pumpkin Patch Tours
September 28th – October 31st
Tanaka Farms, Irvine
take a wagon ride around the farm, wander through the corn maze, pick your own vegetables, visit our petting zoo, take pictures by “Tanaka’s Pile of Pumpkins” & finally pick your own pumpkin right off the vine. on the weekends there is a Fall Harvest Festival with food, games, atv rides and more!
click here for more info.
Historic Yorba Cemetery Tour
October 6th  •  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Woodgate Park, Yorba Linda
enjoy a guided tour through Orange County’s oldest private cemetery.
click here for more info. FREE
Aliso Viejo Fall Festival
October 20th  •  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Grand Park, Aliso Viejo
Costume parade, family games, pony rides, art and crafts, balloons, music & games
click here for more info. FREE
Soka University’s Annual Halloween Fair & Haunted House
October 26 & 27th  •  6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Soka University Recreation Center, Aliso Viejo
university student clubs will once again combining their ghastly talents to host this fun family event.  it will offer games, activities and food booths. you can also enter the haunted house at an additional cost!
click here for more info. FREE
The Empty Grave Haunted House
September 28, 29, 30 & October 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 25-28, 30-31 & November 1-3
7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Anaheim Garden Walk, Anaheim
click here for more info.
Oktoberfest & Family Halloween Party
October 28th  •  7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Phoenix Club, Anaheim
enjoy authentic German food, bounce house, pony rides, folk dancers & music.
click here for more info.
Villa Park Halloween Fest
October 30th  •  4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Villa Park Towne Center, Villa Park
costume parade for kids & dogs, hayride, crafts, treats & food vendors.
click here for more info. FREE
Halloween in Silverado Canyon
October 31st  •  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Canyon Market, Silverado
meet a ghost who haunts the historic mining town of Silverado & follow him into a creepy woodland. hear tales of long ago, meet an ghosts who are doomed to relive tragic events of their lives and summon the great spirit of the grizzly bear who roamed the mountains until 1908. an interactive event for the whole family. costumes must be worn by ALL participants.
click here for more info. FREE
Great Park Pumpkin Harvest
October 20th  •  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Orange County Great Park, Irvine
pick your own pumkin from the Great Park Pumkin Patch, enjoy pumpkin carving demos, train rides, corn mazes, games, petting zoo, puppet shows and more!
click here for more info. FREE $10 parking
 
Bats, Cats &  Spiders – Toddler Program
October 5, 19, 25 & 30th  •  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
OC Zoo, Irvine Regional Park, Orange
learn about all the animals associated with the Halloween season with crafts and hands-on learning. ages 3-4 recommended.
click here for more info.

Zoomars Pumpkin Palooza
October 1st – 31st
Zoomars, San Juan Capistrano
pumpkins, petting zoo, train rides, pony rides & more.
click here for more info. 
 
Haunt at Heritage Hill
October 19th  •  5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Heritage Hill Historical Park, Lake Forest
enjoy a haunted house, mazes, ghost, scary movie classic and spooky music. a very scary tradition!
click here for more info.
 
Autumn Harvest Festival
October 20th  •  4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Heritage Hill Historical Park, Lake Forest
enjoy a Halloween costume parade, games, haunted school house, trick-or-treating throughout the park, and narrated tours of the historic buildings. a great family-friendly event!
click here for more info.
 
Halloween Zoo-tacular
October 27th  •  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
OC Zoo, Irvine Regional Park, Orange
see animals receive treat-filled pumpkins throughout the day! activities include kids crafts, trick-or-treating, scavenger hunts & face painting. the first 100 children in costume (ages 12 & under) will receive a gift!
click here for more info.

Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade
October 27th  •  11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Center Street Promonade, Anaheim
the Family Festival will have something for everybody including live entertainment, games, craft fair, community information booths, food, pumpkin patch and more! there will be trick or treating for costumed youth up to 12 years and also a haunted house.
click here for more info.
Treats in the Streets
October 25th  •  4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Old Towne Orange Plaza, Orange
a community event that includes games, trick-or-treating, costume parade and entertainment.
click here for more info. FREE
Spooky Science
October 20th – 31st
Discovery Science Center, Santa Ana
guest can experience a scavenger hunt, snake show and take your picture on a green screen. kids will get  a goodie bag.
click here for more info. 
Doheny State Beach Haunted Campground
October 20th •  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Doheny State Beach Campground, Dana Point
don’t miss out on Doheny’s most festive event of the year as we transform a section of the campground into a spooky area, an array of educational booths, arts and crafts, fun zone, and more. a donation of one non-perishable food item per person is greatly appreciated.
click here for more info. FREE
Family “Fright” Zone Friday
October 26th •  6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Newport Beach Nautical Museum, Balboa Fun Zone
experience trick-or-treating, costume parade, face painting, pumpkins, candy, witches, ghosts and wizards on the waterfront!
click here for more info. 

 

Haunted Trail of Laguna Niguel
October 25, 26 & 27th  •  6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Crown Valley Community Park, Laguna Niguel
get escorted through haunted mazes, tents and a graveyard!
click here for more info.
 
The Haunted Garden
October 26 & 27th •  6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Fullerton Arboredum, Fullerton
take a scary tour through the garden and encounter ghools and goblins. there will be a less spooky night for little kids too.
click here for more info.
 
Boo at the Zoo!
October 28th •  11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Zoomars, San Juan Capistrano
bring the family for a Western-themed Halloween event at Zoomars! ticket price includes admission to Zoomars, a BBQ lunch from Hunter Steakhouse,  two drink tickets for adults or a basket of food, one pony ride and one train ride for kids. a cash prize for the best decorated pumpkin, so bring your fully decorated pumpkin to be judged. all proceeds benefit the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter.
click here for more info.
 
Pumpkins & Pancakes
October 30th  •  8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa
enjoy Plum’s Café Gourmet Pancake Breakfast, a petting zoo, face painting, balloon artists, music, crafts, caricature drawings, professional photos, hair Feather artists, spooky characters and a silent auction benefiting CASA Orange County, CHOC Children’s Foundation & Orangewood Children’s Foundation
click here for more info.
 
Mini Monster Bash
October 31st  •  10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
La Habra Children’s Museum, La Habra
will feature craft stations that include edible crafts, silly games for little hands, costume parade and admission into the Museum.  a great photo opportunity for parents attending the event with kiddies.
click here for more info.

and check out these awesome Halloween events, just ouside of Orange County.
Legoland Brick-or-Treat Party Nights
Saturday Nights in October •  5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Legoland, Carlsbad
Trick-or-Treat through the park trails, build a giant Lego vampire, party with the Boo Crew, spectacular fireworks and enjoy the entire Legoland Park.
click here for more info.
 
SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular
September 29 & 30th, Saturday Nights in October •  11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
SeaWorld, San Diego
Trick-or-Treat through the aquarium, visit the Octopus’ Candy Garden, watch Seamore’s Spooky Adventure, visit Penelope’s Pumpkinfish Patch, watch Pirates 3-D and countdown with Sesame Street to Halloween.
click here for more info.

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