Halloween events in Southern California

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Check out these fun Halloween events in Southern California

Here's a list of Halloween events around Southern California. Share your Halloween haunts with #abc7halloween!


Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios

Select nights September 9 - October 31

100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City

The amusement park guarantees a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of horror with eight terrifying experiences from TV and movies.


Six Flags Fright Fest

September 11 - October 31 on select dates

26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia

Fright Fest is back at Six Flags Magic Mountain. You can expect haunted mazes, scare zones and scream worthy rides. During these select days the theme park will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.


Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

September 24 - October 31

Griffith Park Old Zoo, 4730 Crystal Springs Avenue, Los Angeles

The 30-acre attraction consists of a 25-minute nighttime tractor ride where you see tons of scary creatures and characters along the way, a haunted village, scary trick or treating, and a spooky corn maze. But beware! It's not recommended for children under 12.


Halloween Movies at The El Capitan Theatre

October 1 - 7: Disney's "Hocus Pocus"
October 8 - 17: Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" shown in 4-D

1755 N. Highland Avenue, Hollywood


Nights Of The Jack

October 1 - October 31

King Gillette Ranch, Calabasas

Enjoy the enchanting King Gillette Ranch grounds in this 2/3 mile walking trail. This Halloween wonderland features a live pumpkin carver, gift shop, top LA food trucks, and tons of other "Instagrammable" moments for all to enjoy! Advanced ticket purchase is required.


Boo at the Los Angeles Zoo

October 1 - 31

October 23, 24, 30 or 31, you'll find trick-or-treat stations throughout the zoo.

5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles

The annual spook spectacular allows ghouls and goblins of all ages to get up close to all sorts of creepy critters...so close, you can touch them.


Haunted Little Tokyo

Events throughout October

Various Locations, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

The neighborhood is transformed with pumpkin patches, ghoulish games, trick-or-treating, free Halloween movie screenings, haunted walking tours, themed drink specials, scrumptious food, and more.

The pumpkin patch is on October 16 and the block party and scavenger hunt is on October 30.


Haunt'oween LA

October 1-31

Woodland Hills, Los Angeles

Celebrate the spooky season with an illuminated carnival, a pumpkin patch, food trucks, and more! Tickets are on sale now.


PumpkinFest 2021

October 2 - 31

Pumpkin Festival at AGRIscapes, 4102 S. University Drive, Pomona

PumpkinFest is back and better than ever. Enjoy fun activities for the entire family and the all new Moo Moo Cow train and children's garden activities. Tickets must be purchased in advance online.


Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch
October 7 - 31

10100 Jefferson Blvd, Culver City

Founded in 1987, Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch is a family-owned and operated business that focuses on bringing the farm to the city and celebrating the magic of Halloween.



October 11-31

Descanso Gardens, La Canada, Los Angeles

For three weeks, Descanso Gardens will be transformed, featuring a mile-long trail lined with thousands of professionally carved jack-o-lanterns made from real pumpkins. Tickets go on sale October 1st.


Halloween at Descanso Gardens!
Courtesy of Descanso Gardens

Calabasas Pumpkin Festival 2021

October 17, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Located along Lost Hills Rd. & Juan Bautista de Anza Park in Calabasas

Did you know that Calabasas got its name from the Spanish word "Calabaza" meaning "pumpkin"or "gourd"? Local legend has it that in the late 1700's, explorer Juan Bautista de Anza was traveling through the area now known as Calabasas when suddenly, his wagon full of pumpkins overturned. A few months later, the area saw its first pumpkin patch!


Cemetery Lane: Trick-R-Treat Experience

October 27-31

Heritage Square Museum, Montecito Heights, Los Angeles

Come for an hour-long trick-or-treat experience at one of Los Angeles's collection of old Victorian homes! Perfect for all ages, especially kids!

A timed ticket is necessary for visits.


Feliz Dia de Los Muertos

October 30, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Plaza La Alameda

2140 Florence Ave, Walnut Park, CA 90255

Come out to enjoy entertainment, giveaways, activities, arts and crafts, costume contests, and of course trick-or-treating on Halloween! The plaza will also be having an altar from October 18 through November 7.


Altar at Plaza La Alameda in Walnut Park
Courtesy of Plaza La Alameda

Halloween Organ & Film

October 31, 7:30 PM

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

Halloween meets Frank Gehry architecture as a silent film screening is accompanied by organist Clark Wilson. This year, check out 1920's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, starring John Barrymore.

Tickets are on sale now.



Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort

September 3 - October 31

1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim

You can catch spook-tacular thrills at the Haunted Mansion Holiday and thrill to Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy. Also returning are Luigi's Honkin' Haul-O-Ween, Mater's Graveyard JamBOOree and Guardians of the Galaxy - Monsters After Dark. New this year: meet the girly, ghoulish and fang-tastic Vampirina in Hollywood Land.


Halloween Time and Dia de Los Muertos return to Disneyland and California Adventure.

Knott's Spooky Farm and Knotts Scary Farm

Selected dates, September 16 - October 31

8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park

Halloween has taken over Knotts Berry Farm!

You can catch Knott's Spooky Farm, a family-friendly Halloween celebration geared for kids ages 3-11, on weekends and October 31.

Knott's Scary Farm is not recommended for kids under 13.


The 17th Door Haunt Experience

Selected dates, September 17 - October 31

West Fullerton Shopping Center

1851 W Orangethorpe Ave, Fullerton

The 17th Door converts a Fullerton strip mall into a prison from hell. You'll get a spook out of this extreme haunted house. The attraction is not suitable for children.


On Friday the 13th, which is what many consider to be the scariest day of the year, you may not find a scarier place than "The 17th Door."

Tanaka Farms

September 18 - October 31

5380 University Dr, Irvine

The popular pumpkin patch will be open for the best photo opportunities, best selection of pumpkins in the field, and the "least-crowded patch experience," according to its website.


Anaheim Fall Festival

October 1-31

Downtown Anaheim, Orange County

Check out the Anaheim Fall Festival in Downtown Anaheim! This month-long festival includes a costume contest, scavenger hunt, parades, and more!


Tunnel of Terror "Haunted Carwash"

October 7 - 31 on select nights.

2219 Lincoln Ave. Anaheim, CA. 92801

SoCal's first ever haunted car wash is only $25 per car for residents of Orange County. The Tunnel of Terror is a carefully curated experience, with scary and creepy performers popping up throughout the wash, and special effects providing a terrifying ambiance.


Fall-o-ween at Heritage Hill Historical Park

October 15-17, 22-24

Lake Forest, Orange County

Tour the decorated historical grounds and take your picture at a variety of fall and Halloween-themed photo opportunities. Featuring a hay maze, scavenger hunt, and more! Attendance is free.


Halloween Zoo-tacular

October 23, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

OC Zoo

1 Irvine Park Road, Orange

Join this annual Halloween celebration at the OC Zoo in Irvine Regional Park on Saturday, October 23!

Free with zoo admission of $2 per person, ages 2 & under free



Pumpkin Rock Hike


Southeast of Ingalls Park at 3737 Crestview Drive, Norco

The approximately 15-foot-tall rock sits above Norco Ridge, and the trail to the top can be a bit steep, but it's relatively short. You'll find the giant orange orb just southeast of Ingalls Park at 3737 Crestview Drive in Norco.

Pumpkin Rock on Yelp

Frosty's Forest and Pumpkin Patch

14861 Ramona Ave, Chino

You and your family will enjoy the twists and turns of the 4-acre attraction, along with plenty of other daytime activities. They anticipate being able to fully reopen and offer all of their regular attractions, but things could change at any moment due to COVID. Check their web site for details.


"It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and corn mazes have been designed around the country to mark the occasion, including one at a Chino farm.

Riverside Ghost Walk

October 22 & 23

Downtown Riverside Main Street Pedestrian Mall

University & Main St, Riverside

The Ghost Walk offers four story-telling walking tours throughout downtown Riverside, featuring the courthouse, Old Morgue, Riverside Police Station and Coffee Court. "The tours range from the perfect youngster spook-fest to more daring tours for the adventurous tour-goer."



Underwood Family Farm

September 25 - October 31

3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark

Underwood's 23rd Annual Fall Harvest Festival includes a tractor-drawn wagon ride, corn maze, pig races, a pumpkin house, live music and a whole lot more.

Festival hours are 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tickets start at $10.


Surrounded in a 50-acre field of squash and pumpkin, families and children are enjoying the 20th annual Fall Harvest Festival at Underwood Family Farm.

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