Southern California Halloween events and festivals: pumpkin patches, theme parks, haunted houses, and mazes. Scary festivals from Los Angeles to San Diego. The best things about living in Southern California is you are never too far away from something fun to do on Halloween.
Halloween events range from family-friendly to age-restricted haunted parties. Scare zones live shows and ghostly walking tours of haunted neighborhoods. Find Halloween activities for Trick-Or-Treaters and grown-up Zombies. Discounts and Deals available for most of these Halloween Events. Family events listed at the bottom of this post.
September 21 through October 31, 2018, Knott’s Scary Farm will be terrifying visitors with mazes, scare zones, thrilling rides and shows. Save up to $42.00. All dates available.
Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights
(Select Nights Sept. 13 thru Nov. 3) Face unthinkable horror at Halloween Horror Nights through. With 7 mazes, a brand new Terror Tram and scare zones, this year promises to take you Beyond Your Wildest Screams. Mazes that will make your worst nightmares come to life. Save $37.00.
(September 29th – November 1, 2018) One of the most frightening Halloween events in Southern California. Shipboard and onshore mazes with hundreds of monster throughout the port of purgatory. Save $12.00 on ticket booth prices.
Southern California’s original Haunted Hayride is located in Griffith Park. Guests ride aboard a tractor-pulled hay wagon through the woods of Griffith Park. Sideshow with the backward Scary-Go-Round. The slideshow includes a house of mirrors and free psychic reading plus a place to buy souvenirs. Save $16 on VIP tickets that include all attractions.
(select nights September 28 – October 31, 2018) South Orange County’s biggest and best Halloween Event. Three floors, 150,000 square foot of frighting attractions. Scream Zones, boogeyman express, stages zones, food, and drink. Not recommended for young children. Located at the Laguna Hills Mall (a modern day Ghost Town). Save up to $30.00.
(September 28 through October 31, 2018.)San Diego County’s largest haunted Halloween event. House of Horror, KarnEvil, Haunted Hayride. Children ages 10 or 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Not suitable for any children younger than 10. Save $13.00 on Ticket Booth Prices.
Long Beach Zombie Fest October 29-21. Become a Zombie free makeup services by artists from Cinema Makeup Schoo. Haunted Maze with an Interactive Zombie Outbreak Cage, a Zombie Apocalypse Scavenger Hunt, and live entertainment. Children under 12 Free when accompanied by an adult. 400-403 Shoreline Village Drive Long Beach.
During the Tales From The Other Side tour, you’ll get the chance to find out how the scandals, legends, and superstitions of yesteryear still linger. It all starts at dusk with some champagne to toast the coming darkness. Friday and Saturday evenings through November 18, 2018. Free Parking. Guests 16 years and over are welcome. Save $22.00.
This walk-through, maze-like show is not for the faint-of-heart. Delve into an avant-garde world of inexplicable horrors, unfathomable monstrosities and the disturbed spirits that walk among us. Not suitable for guest 15 and under. Evening shows through October. Tickets selling fast. Book now for best date. Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre in North Hollywood. Half Price Tickets.
(Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 / 8:00pm-2:00am | $10) Age 21 and over. Get your drink on at the open bar, nosh on small bites and hit the dance floor to the live DJ. Come dressed to impress and nab some awesome prizes in the scandalous costume contest. You and your friends will party the night away well into the witching hour
(Saturday, Oct 27, 2018, / 10:00 pm) New Wave nerds The Spazmatics are creeping into Agoura Hills to get a jumpstart on this year’s All Hallows’ Eve proceedings. Expect to see the clever L.A.-based quartet take to the stage dressed in costumes that combine all things square and scary. Tickets only $15.
Saturday, October 27, 2018, 9:00 pm to 2:000 am. The Egyptian Theatre and its private courtyard, usually the site of movie premieres and, is the site of SoCal’s hottest Halloween party. LA-based DJs spinning house, Top 40, EDM and club mixes, plus old-school hip-hop from DJ Prophet.
(Saturday, Sept. 15th through Saturday, October 27th) Travel back in time to the early 1900s where creepy carnivals, live executions, haunted mine shafts, and ghostly cemeteries had their heyday. This incredibly scary haunt has been designed by expert propmasters and features professional scare actors intent on delivering the stuff of nightmares.
October 27 -28, 2018. A variety of magic acts. Husband-and-wife team Steve Spill and Bozena Wrobel serve up a vaudeville-style show, complete with disappearances, levitation, mind-reading, optical illusions, comedy, and music, which climaxes with a nail-biting, Houdini-Inspired escape.
Tuesday, October 31, 2018, 9:00 pm – 2:30 pm. Nightmare on Hollywood Boulevard is expected to draw crowds of over 2,000 people, a raging block party. Show up in your spookiest, kookiest and sexiest costumes, ready to get down on one of the wildest nights of the year. Age 18 and over. Tickets ten dollars.
Friday, Saturday, and Sundays October 6 – October 29. Experience the frightening fun of 3 NEW spine-chilling mazes with monsters lurking around every corner throughout the park and the brand new virtual reality attraction, Ghost Manor™. Age 13 and over recommended. Castle Park Riverside.
Family-Friendly Halloween Events
This Halloween event is perfect for kids ages 3 to 11 years. Camp Spooky, Ghost Town and a Spooky Hollow Maze in Fiesta Village. Runs all weekends in October through Halloween Day. Camp Spooky is included with regular park admission.
Brick-or-Treat Party Nights is back for even more Halloween fun. The entire Park is open after dark Saturday, September 30, and every Saturday in October. See special ticket offer!
Kid-Friendly Haloween events October 1-30. Included with park admission. Kids free all October with paid adult. Halloween-themed shows, trick-or-treating throughout the park. Bags are provided by SeaWorld.
(October 26 & 27: 6-9 p.m) Annual Haunted Aquarium: Sea Monster Mash. Families are invited to dive into the spooky, slimy side of ocean science and enjoy a Halloween-themed evening of music, crafts, and close encounters with underwater creatures.
Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch open September 22, 2018, to Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Pick from a huge selection of pumpkins. Weekends include live entertainment, food trucks, rock climb, bounce, horse-drawn carriage, hayride.
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