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!


Nights Of The Jack

King Gillette Ranch, Calabasas

October 3 - November 3 from 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

The event will feature a special "SpongeBob SquarePants" installation, which brings to life fan-favorite SpongeBob characters and iconic Bikini Bottom places through an illuminated pumpkin display, as well as an Are You "Afraid of the Dark?" pre-show tent space to include twisted surprises!


Pumpkin Festival

Rose Bowl

1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena

October 19 and 20 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Admission to the festival is free, with tickets required for various activities. Attendees enjoy activities like: free performances, pumpkin patch, pony rides and bouncers. All proceeds benefit Kidspace Children's Museum's Kidspace For All programs, which provide free and reduced price admission for nearly 80,000 children and families from under served communities.

Pasadena Pumpkin Festival

Calabasas Pumpkin Festival 2019

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

October 19 and 20 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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!

Calabasas Pumpkin Festival

Movie Night at Heritage Square Presents Alfred Hitchcock's "PSYCHO"

Heritage Square Museum

3800 Homer Street, Los Angeles

October 20, 2019

Heritage Square Museum is teaming up with Street Food Cinema to bring you Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film "Psycho" starring Janet Leigh & Anthony Perkins.

Purchase tickets here: streetfoodcinema.com

Heritage Square Museum presents our annual Halloween Tours: True Crime Stories of Los Angeles

Heritage Square Museum

3800 Homer Street, Los Angeles

October 26 and 27 12 p.m. and 6 p.m.

"True Crime Stories of Los Angeles" will present historic characters, crime reenactments and early investigators recreating conventional methods of the day to solve cases and bring perpetrators to justice.

Purchase tickets here: Los Angeles True Crime

Boo-nion Station

Union Station, 800 N Alameda Street, Los Angeles

October 26 and 27 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

The South Patio of the historic train station will host a free, family-friendly, Halloween-themed event, with a Creepy & Cleaver Costume Contest, Treats-on-Track Trail, Monster Mash Dance Party and Spooktacular Selfie Booth and Pumpkin Patch Picnic.


West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

Santa Monica Blvd., from Doheny Drive to La Cienega Blvd.

October 31, 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

This free event is known as the world's largest Halloween party, with about a half-million attendees. It's where you'll see some of the grandest and most outrageous costumes. There will be multiple music stages, with live bands and DJs.


"Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" and Costume Ball

Los Angeles Theatre, 615 S Broadway, Los Angeles

October 31, Doors at 7 p.m., Movie at 9 p.m.

Spend your Halloween night with a Cinespia screening of "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" (1971) and a costume ball. The venue becomes a candy palace, with a photo booth, DJs, a costume contest and a chocolate factory in honor of Willy Wonka. 21+ with valid ID. Costume required for entry.


Los Angeles Haunted Hayride

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

Selected nights through October 31

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 8.


Movies at The El Capitan Theatre

1755 N. Highland Avenue, Hollywood

October 11-21: 25th anniversary of Disney's "Hocus Pocus"

October 22-31: 25th anniversary of Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" shown in 4-D


Boo at the Los Angeles 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.

Through October 31. October 20 & 21 and 27 & 28, you'll find trick-or-treat stations throughout the zoo.


"The Nightmare Before Christmas" at the Hollywood Bowl

2301 N Highland Ave, Hollywood

Catch Tim Burton's holiday classic in concert, live to film, with original voices Danny Elfman as Jack Skellington, Catherine O'Hara as Sally and Ken Page as Oogie Boogie.

October 26-28


Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios

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.

Select nights September 14-November 3


Haunted Little Tokyo

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.

Events throughout October. Block party and costume parade on October 27.


Dark Harbor at The Queen Mary

1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach

Nine evil spirits have descended on the ship to haunt you through various Halloween-themed mazes and attractions.

Select nights though Nov. 2.


Horror Made Here: A Festival of Frights - Warner Bros. Studio Tour

3400 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank

This haunted backlot tour includes scares from "IT," "The Conjuring," "Freddy vs. Jason," and "The Exorcist."

Select night's through Oct. 28.


Pumpkin Nights

Pomona Fairplex

1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona

Through Nov. 4, this outdoor family-friendly Halloween experience invites attendees to witness multi-sensory Halloween displays and eight Pumpkin Lands created with over 3,000 hand-carved and foam pumpkins.

Children 3 years old and under get in free.


PumpkinFest 2019

Pumpkin Festival at AGRIscapes

4102 S. University Drive, Pomona

October 8-31, 2019, there is no admission into the Pumpkin Patch, however there will be fees for other activities.

On Saturdays and Sundays, all major activities Except Pumpkins, the Pony Rides, and Night Maze will use activity tickets.

Tickets may be purchased on-site at the AGRIscapes Farm.


Six Flags Fright Fest

26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia

Fright Fest is back at Six Flags Magic Mountain for select days until Oct. 28. 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 1 a.m.


Long Beach Zombie Fest

Rainbow Lagoon Park

400 E Shoreline Drive, Long Beach

Unleash your inner zombie at the Long Beach Zombie Fest in Rainbow Lagoon Park. The 3-day festival starts on Oct. 19 and will include activities like the Zombie Apocalypse Scavenger Hunt and a workshop that teaches you all the moves to the zombie anthem "Thriller."


Halloween Ghost Train

Griffith Park

5200 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles

The Halloween Ghost Train is a spooky yet family-friendly, 23 minute experience at the Los Angeles Live Streamers Railroad Museum. Tickets for the train ride are available now and the rides will start Oct. 13 for 10 days only.


Pageant of the Monsters

650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach

Organizers at the Festival of Arts transform their backstage area into a haunted house, filling the grounds with Halloween-haunted art activities, live music, wandering zombies and other spooky surprises - all with an artistic twist.

October 26, 27, 28 and 31, 6pm-9:30pm


Halloween Zoo-tacular

OC Zoo

1 Irvine Park Road, Orange

Join this annual Halloween celebration at the OC Zoo in Irvine Regional Park on Saturday, October 26!

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


Jack-O-Lantern Balloon Ride

Orange County Great Park

6950 Marine Way, Irvine

Rides are available Thursdays-Sundays, weather permitting, through Nov. 2.


Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort

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.

Through Oct. 31


Knott's Spooky Farm and Knotts Scary Farm

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, not recommended for kids under 13, takes place on selected nights through October 31.


The 17th Door Haunt Experience

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 attractions lasts through Oct. 31 and is not suitable for children.


Tanaka Farms

5380 University Dr, Irvine

Through Oct. 31, 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.



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

Scare Valley Farms

Bear Valley Farms

1601 E Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City

The annual Halloween haunt at the 30-acre Bear Valley Farms is back. Guests will travel back to the early 1900s and make their way through a haunted ghost town, mine shaft and cemetery, creepy carnival, hayride, slaughterhouse, undead swamp and more, before the final terrifying stop.


Frosty's Forest and Pumpkin Patch

14861 Ramona Ave, Chino

Check out this year's Grinch-themed corn maze. You and your family will enjoy the twists and turns of the 4-acre attraction, along with plenty of other daytime activities. For the adults looking for a nighttime spook, there is a smaller, haunted maze starting at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.


Riverside Ghost Walk

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."


All Saints Lunatic Asylum

22521 Shawnee Rd, Apple Valley

This popular yet terrifying haunted house attraction imitates an insane asylum to spook those who dare to enter and attempt to escape.



Underwood Family Farm

3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark

Underwood's 21st 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. to 6 p.m. through Oct. 31. Tickets start at just $6.


Voodoo on the Bayou

1657 Simi Valley Town Center Way, Simi Valley

This 15,000-square-foot maze in an old bayou house will make you feel the presence of Voodoo all around you. The haunt is not recommended for children under 13.


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