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Halloween Events in Orange County (2023)

Halloween Events in Orange County (2023)

Family-friendly Halloween events in Orange County 2023

Halloween events in Orange County are back! There’s tons of fun things to do in Orange County for Halloween season and we’re happy to be rounding up as many events as we could find for you.

This Orange County Halloween events list is organized by city and noted where the entrance are FREE. Use it as a jumping off point to celebrate this holiday in Orange County and choose a few holiday events to attend.

We put together so many Halloween family events including small business pop-ups, haunted houses, halloween parties, fall festivals, and celebrations. Scroll down and let us know in the comments which one is your favorite!

p.s. If you’re looking for more fun things to do in Orange County this Fall, check out our Orange County Fall events guide!

Orange County Halloween Events organized by city

ANAHEIM
Halloween events in Anaheim
FREE Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade
Downtown AnaheimOctober 28, 2023
11:00AM – 6:00PM
Look for a new halloween exhibit at the Muzeo this fall, A return of a favorite beer fest to downtown as well as an exciting documentary project . . . . SEVERAL New PARADE floats, New merchandise & all your favorites from the festival & Parade, past & present, will return.

FREE Halloween Boo Bash
Anaheim Indoor Marketplace | TBD 2023
12:00PM – 5:00PM
Family fun day of entertainment-
-A live puppet show with arts and crafts
– A costume contest with cash prizes 
– Inflatables and carnival games 
– Pumpkin patch and photo ops 
– Pumpkin decorating and more!

Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party
Disney California Adventure select nights September and October
6:00PM-11:00PM
It’s almost time to celebrate Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort with the long-awaited return of Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party. So dress in a fun costume and discover thrills and chills for every member of the family…from Mickey’s Trick & Treat show to our Frightfully Fun Parade, and even trick-or-treating! 

$34.95/person Adventure City Boo-Tastic Halloween Party
Adventure CitySeptember 29th, October 6th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th or 31st 2023
5:30PM-9:30PM

  • Enjoy 11 exciting rides
  • Walk through our “Trick-or-Treat Street” for FREE candy and trinkets
  • Enter the Cosmic Vortex Tunnel for a dizzying delight
  • Ride the Halloween themed Express Train
  • Go on a Halloween themed scavenger hunt for even more candy
  • Get your FREE glow accessories to light up the night
  • Join us for our Spooktacular Dance Party
  • Show your Halloween spirit and wear a costume* (optional)

To ensure that wait times are at a minimum, we only have a limited supply of special event tickets available

FREE Anaheim Plaza Trick-or-Treat
Anaheim Plaza October 28, 2023
11:00AM-1:00PM
For Kids ages 12 and under, dressed in costume can enjoy a FREE and SAFE way to TRICK or TREAT in the light of day!

Kids must be dressed in costume to participate. Candy available from 11 am – 1 pm or while supplies last. Look for the “Trick or Treat” signs posted in the windows of participating stores and restaurants.

FREE Nightmare on Center Street Farmers Market
435 W. Center Street Promenade October 26, 2023
11:00AM-3:00PM
Get ready for a bunch of hocus pocus at the Nightmare on Center Street farmers market! Visit the Halloween village to meet Winnie, one of the iconic Sanderson sisters! After taking some fun photos, shop around for your Halloween necessities!

FREE Trick or Treat
Emerald Court Senior Living – 1731 W. Medical Center Dr. October 27, 2023
3:00PM-5:00PM
Face painting. Balloon art. Magic show. RSVP 714 778 5100 or email [email protected].

FREE Halloween Movie Night
1931 East Wright Circle October 13 and 27, 2023
6:00PM-11:00PM
Brewheim October 13 Movie Night featuring Coco + Disney’s Halloweentown 

Brewheim October 27 Movie Night featuring Hocus Pocus + Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas 

Treats available for everyone!

$5 Trunk or Treat
American Legion Anaheim Post 72 October 28, 2023
6:00PM-9:00PM
Join us for a day of trick-or-treating at the 3rd annual Trunk r Treat!This spooktacular free event will also feature music, food, opportunity drawings, 50/50 ! Costumes encouraged!Enter if you dare our amazing Haunted Maze! Opens Friday night, Saturday night and Halloween night 6:00pm – 10:00pm – $5.00 donation Adults $3.00 10 yrs younger donationCash Only

FREE Witches Brew Night Market
Outside of Packing House October 14-15, 2023
4:00PM-9:00PM
Join us at Farmers Park in Anaheim Packing District (Outside of Packing House) for the Witches Brew Night Market

FREE Spooktacular Halloween Celebration & Boo-tiful Trick-or-Treating Extravaganza
Anaheim Town Square October 29
3:00PM-6:00PM
Event Highlights:Spectacular Giant Pumpkin Carving Showcase | Face Painting Fun | Creative Crafting | Mesmerizing Magic | Candy Extravaganza

Gather your goblins, witches, and little monsters for an afternoon of frightfully delightful fun that promises to be an unforgettable Halloween experience for all ages. 

$30-$40 Tunnel of Terror OC Car Wash
2219 West Lincoln Avenue Oct. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-30, 2023
6:00PM-10:00PM
A world class car wash experienced with a haunted tunnel that you and loved ones will never forget all from the comfort of your own vehicle.

Tunnel of Terror OC Haunted Carwash is a carefully curated experience, with ghosts and ghouls popping up throughout the wash, and special effects providing a terrifying ambiance. Participants can also expect unique surprises each night!

Tunnel of Terror OC will have no age limit, as all visitors are expected to remain in their vehicles at all times throughout the event.

WATCH: https://www.instagram.com/p/CVVrbKupixl/

ANAHEIM HILLS
Halloween events in Anaheim Hills
FREE Halloween Spooktacular
Anaheim HillsOctober 31, 2023
4:00PM-6:00PM
Spooky season is here! We are calling all goblins, ghosts, and ghouls to join us for our Halloween Spooktacular event on Monday, October 31 from 4 pm to 6 pm. The event will feature trick-or-treating throughout the shopping center at participating stores and restaurants, live DJ, face painting, balloon twisting, photo opportunities, and more. You are sure to have a SPOOKTACULAR time! 

When trick-or-treating at stores and restaurants, guests are asked to adhere to each tenant’s COVID safety guidelines. 

$55 Kids Cookie Class – Halloween
East Anaheim Community CenterOctober 28, 2023
1:30PM-3:30PM or 4:00pm-6:00pm
This beginner level cookie class features a trio of ghosts and uses only artificial dye free colors! Participants will learn to decorate the three pictured ghost cookies! Everything you need to decorate the cookies, and some take-home items including some tools, a gift box, and any extra icing, will be provided, along with professional cookie artist instruction, a cookie photo staging set-up and some refreshments! See below for additional information.

FREE Trick-or-Treat
Meridian Assisted Living – 525 S Anaheim Hills RdOctober 31, 2023
2:30PM-4:30PM
RSVP: 714 469 1058

BREA
Halloween events in Brea
FREE Barnyard Bonanza Fall Fest
North Hills Church3100 E Birch StOctober 22, 2023
3:00PM-7:00PM
Come celebrate the season with us at our annual NHC Fall Fest! There will be food and fun for the entire family.

FREE Family Movie Night
Refinery Church – 123 W Ash St., Suite AOctober 20, 2023
6:30PM-8:30PM
“The Mario Movie”

  • Costume Contest (Family Friendly)
  • Raffle & Prizes
  • Free Candy for kiddos
  • Food for purchase

FREE Trunk or Treat
Christ LutheranOctober 27, 2023
6:00PM-8:00PM
The annual Trunk-Or-Treat returns on Oct. 28th to give families the opportunity to go trunk-or-treating in a safe and fun environment for all ages! Bring a big bag to fill up with candy, as well as an empty stomach to enjoy not only the tasting of al of the chili iterations entered in our annual chili cookoff, but also for all of the food the 8th Grade will be selling to help support their East Coast Trip! 

BUENA PARK
Halloween events in Buena Park
$79+/person Knott’s Spooky Farm
Knott’s Berry FarmDaytime Thursdays – Sundays, September 28 – October 29, plus Halloween
8:00AM-5:00PM
Enjoy the Halloween season at Knott’s Spooky Farm, a family-friendly fall time celebration. Little ghouls can trick-or-treat around the town of Calico’s shops and buildings to collect sweet treats from the friendly townsfolk plus enjoy even more kids’ Halloween activities. Families can join in on the Halloween fun as the park is transformed with themed décor and spooky surprises. 

The fall daytime Seasons of Fun event is included with regular park admission or your Season Pass.

On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CUbcapsFQ8B/

WATCH: https://www.instagram.com/p/CUTcK8ppNzl/

$59+/person Knott’s Scary Farm
Knott’s Berry Farmselect nights September 21 – October 31
Thursday & Sunday: 7:00PM-1:00AM; Friday & Saturday: 7:00PM-2:00AM
Knott’s Scary Farm is the largest and most haunting Halloween event in Southern California, with unimaginable scares and innovative thrills that can’t be found anywhere else.

The fully transformed theme park features uniquely haunted mazes and attractions, sinister shows, and more than 1,000 horrifying creatures lurking in the fog and hiding in every corner of the park.

These haunted attractions have the ingredients of a truly terrifying nightmare. But unlike most dreams, Knott’s Scary Farm is a nightmare you can’t wake up from — which makes it the thing to do for Halloween.

Knott’s Scary Farm is not recommended for children under 13.

WATCH: https://www.instagram.com/p/CT2AHtIhQHP/

$68.95/adult Pirate’s Diner Adventure’s Vampirate’s!
Pirate’s Dinner AdventureOctober 2023
Tuesday-Friday: 7:00PM; Saturday: 5:00PM & 8:15PM; Sunday: 2:30PM and 6:00PM
Travel back to the 1800’s where you’ll climb aboard the Evil Captain Sebastian the Black’s ship for an interactive family friendly evening filled with adventure, romance and a spooky good time. While enjoying a four-course meal so delicious it’s scary, you’ll witness feats of aerial artistry, swordplay, death defying stunts and dynamic duels as Captain Sebastian Black’s dastardly crew of “Vampire Pirates” attempts to defeat the Vampire Hunter. Can the Vampire Hunter overcome the Vampirates before becoming… their dinner? It only takes one bite!

FREE Cops N Goblins
Buena Park Civic CenterOctober 31, 2023
2:00PM-6:00PM
Cops N Goblins returns this year in person and outdoors. Families will have fun with carnival games, trunk or treating, crafts, a rock climbing wall, pumpkin patch, food trucks, and a kids costume contest.

FREE Trunk or Treat
The Way Fellowship – 7142 Thomas St | October 28, 2023
5:00PM
Join us for fun, candy & food

$36+ The 17th Door Haunt Experience
8420 ON THE MALL select dates September 22-October 31, 2023
6:00PM-12:30AM
OC’s scariest & most intense haunted house known for pushing boundaries! Mind-blowing rooms, shocking innovation & unique experiences that have never been undertaken before in a haunt, including an epic 45 minute add-on experience called The Field Trip!

CORONA DEL MAR
Halloween events in Corona del Mar
FREE Halloween Boutique
Roger’s Gardens | September 6-October 31, 2023
9:00AM-6:00PM
Experience the thrill of classic horror as you explore the rooms of our eerie and unusual house. Haunted walls hide unseen activity, and otherworldly creatures lurk at every corner.

Discover cabinets overflowing with unusual artifacts, and decadent decor with a twist. The sinister styled rooms are decorated with a beautiful, eclectic collection of antiquities and curios.

Connect with your inner ghoul and monster at Roger’s Gardens.

WATCH: We visited Rogers Gardens

COSTA MESA
Halloween events in Costa Mesa
$47.50 – $67.50 Boo Ha Ha!
OC Fair October 29, 2023
6:30PM-12:00AM
The Boo Ha Ha will feature 3 hours of unlimited tastings from some of the nations top breweries! Enjoy samples of Oktoberfest, German style lagers, IPA’s, Seltzer, Cider, Kombucha and more! 

Tastings will be available from 7PM – 10PM and concessions will be available throughout the event featuring a full bar.

$10/person Hana Field Pumpkin Patch
Hana FieldSeptember 30 – October 29, 2023
10am to 6pm
Pick your own pumpkin! Wander through the flower fields! Take a Wagon Ride around the fields! Open on weekends only.

FREE Barkoberfest
Tewinkle ParkOctober 21, 2023
11:00AM-2:00PM
Pet adoptions, pet costume contets, vendors, dog training introductory class, and much more!

FREE Scarecrow Festival
Lions Park Event LawnOctober 14, 2023
2:00PM-6:00PM
A tradition dating back to 1930’s, sign up to create your own scarecrow. Enjoy train rides, face painting, pumpkin patch and crafts. Free!

FREE Trunk or Treat
IKEAOctober 28, 2023
4:00PM-7:00PM
Bring your own bags to collect candies from decorated trunks. Interactive booths, activities, and a costume contest.

FREE Trunk or Treat
South Hills – 215 Baker StreetOctober 27, 2023
6:00PM-8:00PM
Put on your costume, grab your friends, and join us for Trunk-or-Treat! There will be LOTS of candy, decorated trunks, costumes, photo booth and more! This is a free event that is open to the community, but RSVP’s help us plan appropriately. Spread the word! 

FREE Trick or Treat Halloween Party
UFC Costa Mesa – 2860 Harbor BlvdOctober 7, 2023
9:00AM-2:00PM
Join us for a day of frightful fun and fabulous costumes! Come trick or treat with vendors and shop small. This is a free event for the whole family.

FREE Annual Pumpkin Patch
88 Fair DriveSeptember 29 – October 31, 2023
Monday – Thursday 3pm – 9pm
Friday 3pm – 10pm
Saturday 11am – 10pm
Sunday 11am – 9pm
Closing October 31st at 7pm
Pumpkin Patch has mechanical rides, blow up slides, obstacle courses, bounce houses, a petting zoo, and a train too!
They have a HUGE supply of fresh pumpkins in all shapes and sizes, many varieties of squash and gourds too!
Fairgrounds Parking:
Monday – Thursday Free
Friday – Sunday $12

$15-$35 Fang-tastic Family Paint Night
The Avanti Dance CompanyOctober 15, 2023
5pm
Bring your entire family for an evening filled with Halloween-inspired art and fun! Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just starting, we’ve got you covered. Our talented instructors, Arielle (for adults) and Anna (for the kids), will guide you every step of the way.

FREE Torelli Realty’s Pumpkin Patch
Torelli Realty – 1700 Adams Avenu | October 19, 2023 
5pm-7pm 
Torelli Realty’s Pumpkin Patch has become a tradition spanning over 30 years. Fun for the whole family. Enjoy free pumpkins, pumpkin decorating, pony rides, petting zoo, and face painting.

FREE Horsey Halloween
OC Fairgrounds | October 28, 2023 
11am-1pm 
Halloween costume parade for horses. Parade starts at 11am. Family and friends welcome! Games, food and prizes. Enter through gate 9.

DANA POINT
Halloween events in Dana Point
$50 non-member; $45 member Family Night: Pretty Garden Pumpkin
Sherman Gardens & LibraryOctober 18, 2023
10:00AM-12:00PM
Join artist instructor Alexandra Ito to learn how to decorate a pumpkin with dried leaves and flowers. This fun family class takes place in the outdoor classroom at Sherman Gardens before the garden is open. Your pumpkin will look great at your home or make a wonderful gift for someone special.

Grandparents and favorite adults are welcome too! No experience necessary.

All materials provided.

WATCH: We visited Sherman Gardens

FREE Pumpkin Decorating
Dana Point LibraryOctober 19, 2023
3:00PM-5:00PM
Get ready for Halloween! Stop by any time between 2pm and 5pm to decorate a pumpkin without carving.

Please bring your own pumpkin to decorate! We will provide paint, sequins, feathers, and a bunch of spooktacular materials for you to use.

Free. No registration required.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Dana Point Library.  For more information, please call 949-496-5517.

FOOTHILL RANCH
Halloween events in Foothill Ranch
FREE Halloween Storytime
Foothill Ranch LibraryOctober 31, 2023
10:30AM-11:30AM
Join us for a fun storytime

FREE Monster Storytime
Foothill Ranch LibraryOctober 24, 2023
10:30AM-11:30AM
Join us for a fun storytime with a monster twist. Decorate a bag and participate in a trick or treat around the library.

All Ages are welcome. Thank you FHR Friends of the Library.

FULLERTON
Halloween events in Fullerton
$10 + fees for online reservations Frights and Flights
Hanger 21 – 3815 W. Commonwealth AveOctober 21, 2022
5:30PM-9:00PM
Join us for a frightfully fun time of Trunk or Treat featuring Fullerton Airport airplanes, games, helicopter flights, and more! It’ll be a fun event for your family and your friends!

SCHEDULE:

  • Doors open at 5:30 PM
  • Trunk or Treating 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Helicopter Flights 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Costume Parade 6:30 PM
  • Music & Games 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Movie starts at 7:30 PM

Helicopter flights are available for purchase at the event, but limited supply. Helicopter flights will be running throughout the event on a first come first served basis.

$45 Hocus Pocus Cookie Decorating Class
Sweets Shop – 1335 E Chapman AvenueOctober 18, 2023
6:00PM-8:00PM
Adult cooking decorating class! Since we do a hocus pocus theme yearly, I thought this would be fun to do. We can dress up in witch theme or hocus pocus theme! It’s BYOB and snacks. $45 for the class. Please call 657-378-9902 to register and pay for the class. Check them out on sweets.stop.oc on Instagram

GARDEN GROVE
Halloween events in Garden Grove
$12 (ages 3-13); $3 (ages 14+); FREE (under 2) Jack-o-Lantern Jamboree
Atlantis Play CenterOctober 28, 2023
1:00PM-4:00PM
Experience spooky obstacle courses, puppet shows, a reptile show and petting zoo, pumpkin patch, and more! Costumes are encouraged.

Ticket prices are $12 per child, ages 3-11; $3 for individuals, ages 12 and over; and youth, 2 and under, are free.

FREE Trick-or-Treat Event
Garden Grove Main LibraryOctober 26, 2023
5:30PM-6:30PM
Join us for a Spooky Maze, craft, dance party, and trick or treating! This event is for all ages. Costumes are encouraged. Supplies are available while they last. Questions? Call the branch at 714-530-0711 or [email protected]

HUNTINGTON BEACH
Halloween events in Huntington Beach
$10 per person, additional pumpkins available for purchase Falloween
Worthy ParkOctober 21, 2023
4:00PM-8:00PM
Join us for a fall-themed celebration! We’ll be hosting fun family activities including a pumpkin patch, games, food trucks, a movie, and more! Dress in your favorite fall outfit or your Halloween costume!

$22+ Pumpkin Dash
Bolsa Chica State BeachOctober 21, 2023
8:05AM-9:00AM
Kick off for A  FIT FALL. We are combining the traditional Halloween/Harvest theme (so if that’s your gig, costume it up, join in games, costume contests, and super fun selfies and awards.

$5 Pet Costume Parade & Contest
Old World Huntington BeachOctober 21, 2023
1:00PM-2:45PM
Check-In is between 1pm & 1:45pm (in front of the Wiener Dog Store, parade to begin at 2pm (parading the Village) with contest to follow. For more info, contact RC Palmer & Co. at [email protected] or text (714) 202-4504. There is also our Arts & Crafts Show throughout the village from 10am to 4pm, so be sure to arrive early to check out all the great stuff!

IRVINE
Halloween events in Irvine
$10/person Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch
Tanaka FarmsSeptember 16-October 31, 2023
Daily: 9am to 6pm* (September 16 to October 30)
Fridays and Saturdays: 9am to 9pm* (October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28)
Halloween Day: 9am to 3pm* (October 31)

Have you ever picked your own pumpkin right out of the pumpkin patch? Tanaka Farms is one of the only farms in Orange County with a REAL pumpkin patch! We offer lots of activities, from wagon rides to arts and crafts!

No reservations are needed Monday thru Thursday, or Friday before noon. Parking Passes are required Fridays starting at noon, Saturdays & Sundays.

WATCH: https://www.instagram.com/p/CUc_Ug2Je5F/

Included with museum admission Trick-or-Treat through the City
Pretend CityOctober 29, 2023
General Admission
Step into a world of enchantment, mystery, and Halloween magic as we invite you to our thrilling Halloween Extravaganza. Whether you’re a tiny trick-or-treater or a daring ghost hunter, this event is packed with spooky surprises and fun-filled activities. 

FREE Trunk-or-Treat
Irvine Community ChurchOctober 21, 2023
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Share an afternoon of petting zoo, candy, cakes, fun activities, stories and decorated car trunks. Everyone is welcomed.

LA HABRA
Halloween events in La Habra
$15 per person; $10 for members Mini Monster’s Bash
Children’s Museum at La HabraOctober 27 or 28, 2023
5:00PM8:00PM
Calling all mini monsters! Join The Children’s Museum at La Habra for our annual Halloween spooktacular event! Trick or treat through museum galleries, boogie on the dance floor and participate in spooky STEM activities, games and crafts!

Members have early access to tickets starting Sunday, October 1st – Saturday, October 7th. Tickets will open up for the general public on Sunday, October 8th.

Click the link in our bio or go to visit.LHCM.org under Special Events for more information and to purchase your tickets!

Registration is required for this event. This event is not included with regular museum admission tickets. Limited tickets are available. Register early!

LAGUNA BEACH
Halloween events in Laguna Beach
FREE Spooky Month
Laguna Beach LibraryOctober 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023
4:30PM5:30PM
Celebrate the year’s spookiest month at the library!

10/5: Michael Rayner, Juggler Extraordinaire!

10/12: Gingerbread Haunted House making

10/19: Pumpkin decorating

10/26: Crafts and Costume Parade

10/26-27: Spooky Toy Sleepover

For more information, please contact the library at 949-497-1733 or [email protected].

$20 Pageant of the Monsters
650 Laguna Canyon RoadOctober 26, 27, 28, 29, 31 2023
Doors Open At 6pm, Haunted House at 6:45 pm
This beloved tradition, resurrected every five years, holds a special place in the cobweb-covered hearts of both locals and visitors. Prepare to be spellbound as you venture into the Pageant’s backstage area and scenic workshops, transformed into a family-friendly haunted house. It’s a bone-chilling celebration of creativity that’ll send shivers down your spine!

This Halloween season is going to be a real treat, full of tricks and monstrous surprises. Don’t ghost this fang-tastic event – be there or be scared!

LAGUNA NIGUEL
Halloween events in Laguna Niguel
$5
Snap & Treat
Crown Valley Community CenterOctober 7 and 8, 2023
11:00am – 2:00pm
Join us at Halloween Snap & Treat for a family-friendly experience on the trail! Visit spooktacular trick-or-treat stations, themed photo opportunities, and the crafts station.

Entrance Wristband: $5 per person. Wristbands will be available for purchase beginning Friday, September 8th at Crown Valley Community Center during normal operating hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. You may also purchase wristbands on event days. You must present a wristband to enter the trail. Everyone walking the trail three years and older must purchase a wristband to enter.

$5 Pumpkin Add-On: Decorate a pumpkin to take home for an additional $5 per person. Must purchase with entrance wristband. While supplies last.

FREE Haunted Trails
Crown Valley Community CenterOctober 12-15, 2023
6:30PM
Haunted Trails is back again for another unnerving, dreadful year! Join us on the trail for four memorable nights that are sure to haunt your dreams. Not recommended for children under 12 years old.

One-Time Only Entrance Ticket: $13 per person pre-sale; $15 day of

Ghoulish Group Rate: Groups of 10+ can purchase tickets at $10 per person

Ticket sales begin on Friday, September 8th. Tickets will be available for purchase in person at Crown Valley Community Center during normal operating hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00pm. You may also purchase tickets on event nights.

FREE Fall Boutique & Crafts Faire
Crown Valley Community CenterOctober 7, 2023
9:00AM-2:00PM
Start your holiday shopping early or treat yourself to unique, handmade, one-of-a-kind gems! The event will take place at Crown Valley Community Center located at 29751 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel. 

$10 per person, $15 day of Pumpkin Rescue
Crown Valley Community CenterSeptember 30, 2023
1:00PM-4:00PM
Join us to rescue and decorate your own pumpkin! This fun event will include music, swimming, and an inflatable slide. . Pumpkin included. 3 and under free. Limited tickets available.

$15-$20 Haunted Skate Contest
Crown Valley Community CenterOctober 21, 2023
5:30PM-8:30PM
Celebrate Halloween with the Laguna Niguel’s Skate Park. This year’s Haunted Skate Contest will take place Saturday, October 22. Skaters will enjoy best trick contests on various obstacles in the skate park, a costume contest, give-a-ways, games, and food will be available for purchase from a local food truck.

There will be so many opportunities to win amazing prizes!

LAKE FOREST
Halloween events in Lake Forest
FREE Fall-o-Ween
Heritage Hill Historic ParkOctober 13 – 15 and 20-22, 2022
4:30PM-8:30PM

Tour the decorated grounds at Heritage Hill Historical Park (25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest ) and take your picture at a variety of fall and Halloween-themed photo opportunities. Little ghouls and goblins are invited to try and escape the hay maze and complete a scavenger hunt for spooky surprises. Event and parking are FREE. Costumes are encouraged and pets are welcome on leashes no longer than 6 feet. For more information visit OCParks.com. 

Watch: https://www.instagram.com/p/CVEBV90BKfX/

FREE Pumpkin Painting
El Toro LibraryOctober 20, 2023
3:00PM-4:00PM
You are invited to the El Toro Annual Pumpkin Painting Party! Bring your own pumpkin or use one of the ones provided. We will have spooky tunes and a slime decorating station. Materials provided while supplies last.

FREE Healthy Halloween Health Fair
Lake Forest Civic Center ComplexOctober 14, 2023
10:00AM-2:00PM
This is a family friendly event that will also feature a Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Awareness panel discussions. Learn more about the great resources available to your community.

MISSION VIEJO
Halloween events in Mission Viejo
FREE Halloween Dog Event
Hala’s PawsOctober 29, 2023
11:00PM-2:00PM
Bring your pet dressed up to our annual spooktacular Halloween dog event at Hala’s Paws in Mission Viejo, CA! We are super excited to team up with the wonderful Alison Barker and her dog Violet again this year. We will be having a pet caricature artist, a costume contest, vendors and more!

Dog Costume Contest • Pet Caricature Artist • SindyQuill Dog Sticker Booth • Monsieur Dog Groomer • Vendors • Snacks & Yummy Treats • Face Painting for Kids & Adults •  & More!

$30 Halloween Pet Potrait
Hala’s PawsOctober 21, 2023
11:00PM-3:00PM
You will receive one 4×6 print, plus a digital file, for only $30. We can’t wait to see how spooktacular your pets look this year!

RESERVE YOUR SPOT by signing up on our sign up sheet at our store or giving us a call at (949) 446-6400. Appointments preferred, but walk-ins welcome.

NEWPORT BEACH
Halloween events in Newport Beach
FREE Annual Fall Faire & Pumpkin Patch
Environmental Nature CenterOctober 15, 2023
10:00AM-3:00PM
Join the fun at our 47th Annual Fall Faire! Embark on a “Craft Crawl”! Play nature games! Watch performances around the “Fire Circle Stage”! Enjoy delicious treats from our SavorOC restaurants! Pick up a pumpkin or two!

An Online Silent Auction from October 11 – 16 will feature something for everyone – from gift certificates to your favorite restaurants to exciting and unique experiences! Donate to our online silent auction HERE. You do not need to be present or even attend the Faire to participate in the auction.

FREE Halloween Spectacular
Mariners Park & VJ Community CenterOctober 28, 2023
3:00PM-6:00PM
Come out for the 5th Annual Halloween Spooktacular at Mariners Park! There will be LIVE music, trunk-or-treat area, a haunted house, carnival games, bounce houses, costume contests, food trucks, and fun for the whole family! The event is free to attend. Food will be available for purchase from Front Porch Pops, Mountain Mike’s Pizza, and TK Burger and proceeds will benefit our neighbors at Mariners Elementary PTA to support their school.

Mariners Park & VJ Community Center is located at 1300 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach, CA 92660. Parking is limited. Walking and biking are encouraged. For questions, contact the Newport Beach Recreation & Senior Services Department at 949-644-3151 or [email protected].

Costume Contest Enjoy a little family-friendly competition to receive an award and recognition on the stage!

Trunk or Treat in Orange, CA

ORANGE
Halloween events in Orange
FREE Trunk or Treat hosted by Living Mi Vida Loca
Santiago Canyon College, 8045 E Chapman AveOct. 13, 2023
4:30PM-7:30PM

* FREE EVENT 🎟
* Family Friendly event 👶🏻
* Dog-friendly 🐕 
* Bring your bag to trick-or-treat! 🍬

FREE Halloween Spooktacular (ages 3-12)
Orange Public LibraryOct. 22, 2023
1:00PM-3:00PM
Stop by the Library for thrills, chills, and treats. Come in costume for games and crafts, and stroll through the Haunted Hall if you dare.

FREE Halloween Story Hour in Mandarin
Taft Public LibraryOct. 21, 2023
11:00am-12:00pm
Join us for a special Mandarin language Halloween story hour and craft, presented by the Orange Mandarin Community Booster Club.

FREE Halloween Drop-in Craft (3-12 years)
Taft Public LibraryOct. 21, 2023
11:00am-12:00pm
Stop by the Taft Branch Library to create a Halloween themed craft.

FREE Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch
September 16-October 31, 2023 |  Irvine Park Railroad
The Pumpkin Patch is located just behind the train station and admission is FREE. Please note that a gate entrance fee will be charged by the County of Orange for each vehicle that enters Irvine Regional Park.

If you plan to visit us on busy weekends, we suggest that you plan to arrive early in the morning to help avoid park entrance and parking delays.

FREE Great Pumpkin Weigh-off
September 23, 2023 |  Irvine Park Railroad
9:00 am
Pumpkin growers will see if they have what it takes to win a prize for growing the biggest pumpkin. Cash prizes will be awarded.

FREE Treats in the Street
Old Towne OrangeOct. 26, 2023
4:00PM-7:00PM
Celebrate the Fall season with a fun family event. Activities include games, trick-or-treating, a costume parade and entertainment for all ages. Our local non-profit groups will have delicious food and tasty treats available for a nominal charge. Parents, please leave adult costume masks and pets at home.

FREE Movie in the Park: Nightmare Before Christmas
El Camino Real ParkSeptember 22, 2023
6:00PM-10:00PM
Come and join us on Friday, October 21 for an evening under the stars at El Camino Real Park for a family fun movie night featuring, Nightmare Before Christmas! This event is free and open to the general public. Lawn seating opens at 6:00 PM and the movie will begin at approximately 7:00 PM. Light refreshments will be available for purchase.

FREE Ronald McDonald House Trunk or Treat
Orange Police Department – 1107 N Batavia Street Oct. 27, 2023
5:00PM-8:00PM
Car trunks decorated in various themes or stories, and filled with lots of candy and other treats. Looking to be part of this event as a volunteer, “trunk” or carnival booth, contact Johanna Folkes at 714-514-3664 or email her at [email protected]. Come dressed in creative and non-scary costumes! See you for an evening full of FUN!

FREE Trunk or Treat
Verve Chiropractic – 1015 E Chapman Ave Oct. 27, 2023
11:00AM-2:00PM
We’re going to have fun activities and crafts for the kiddos, a costume contest with amazing prizes from our community partners, music and plenty of snacks and drinks for mom and dad. 

Bring your best costume and come hang out with us on the 22nd! Costume contest winners will win a wellness basket, free massage at Verve, a 5 pack of classes at The Dungeon Studios, and more! 

FREE Trunk or Treat
Autism Spectrum Therapies October 29, 2023
12:00AM-3:00PM
We welcome the public to join us for a sensory-friendly trunk-or-treat event at our Orange County Learning Center! Stop by for some spooktacular fun, including crafts, games, photo booths, face painting, and, of course, candy! This event is open to all ages. Costumes are encouraged! 

FREE Halloween Pack Walk
Halloween Pack Walk October 29, 2023
4:00PM-5:30PM
13th annual Halloween Pack Walk👻 Costumes are welcome for furballs & owners, but not required!

PLACENTIA
Pumpkin Patches in Placentia
FREE The Pumpkin Patch
300 Yorba Linda Boulevard | Oct. 11-29, 2023
Mon.-Thur.: 4:00PM-9:00PM; Fri.: 4:00PM-10:00PM; Sat. 10:00AM-10:00PM; Sun. 11:00AM-8:00PM

Swing by the ENC Pumpkin Patch in the “Log Area” near the “Top of the Stream” to pick out pumpkins for the whole family! Proceeds support environmental education in our community. Renew or become an ENC member on 10-17 Mosey through the patch and find your perfect pumpkin! We have pumpkins in every shape, size, and color! Whether you want to carve, paint, or eat it, we will have the pumpkin that you are looking for! We also have an assortment of carving and decorating kits for your to choose from.

FREE Book Character Contest
Placentia Library | Entries must be submitted by 5pm on October 22, 2023
5:00PM

Get ready for Halloween by showing off your favorite book character, in pumpkin form! Decorate a pumpkin with non-perishable items to resemble your favorite book character for a chance to win exciting prizes! Entries must not be carved in any way to prevent rotting while on display. 

FREE Cops and Goblins Trunk or Treat Spooktacular
Placentia Police Station Courtyard – 401 E. Chapman | October 26, 2023
3:30PM-6:00PM

Calling all goblins, ghosts, and creatures 12 and under, accompanied by an adult.

RANCHO SANTA MARGRITA
Halloween events in Ranch Santa Margarita
FREE Halloween Family Festival
30842 La MirandaOct. 31, 2023
2:00PM-5:00PM
Enjoy “spooktacular” fun for all ages at SAMLARC’s Halloween Family Festival! Families can trick-or-treat in a safe and welcoming environment, play in bounce houses and inflatables, and enter the costume contest (child, pet and family categories). Attendees are encouraged to capture their favorite memories at a festive photo booth, purchase refreshments from local vendors, and enjoy music, games, and more. No Registration Required!

SAN CLEMENTE
Halloween events in San Clemente
$25 Monster Dash 5K
San Clemente Community CenterOct. 28, 2023
6:00AM-11:00AM

Join the City of San Clemente for the 1st Annual Monster Dash 5k, it’s bound to be a smash! There will be tricks and treats for all ages including a costume contest and fun run!

Preregister and save! Only $25 for the 5k Monster Dash and $13 for the 1 mile Creepy Crawl!

FREE The Pumpkin Patch
Outlets at San Clemente | September 16-31, 2023
Times vary

Inflatable Amusements including bounce houses, GIANT slides and obstacle courses, Duck Bumper Boats as well as different types of Pumpkins, Gourds, Pumpkin Accessories, Snacks, Beverages and more.

WATCH: https://www.instagram.com/p/CUTIX2EBKPG/

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO
Halloween events in San Juan Capistrano
FREE Tricks and Treat Market with Maze
27130 Paseo EspadaOct. 21,2023
12:00PM-5:00PM
100 FREE tote bags for shoppers! Face Painting and balloons for the kids! Live DJ!

SANTA ANA
Halloween events in Santa Ana
$12/each plus $22/adult; $17/child Pumpkin Palooza
Discovery CubeOct. 7-31,2023
11:00AM-3:30PM

Dress the kids in their favorite costumes, join Pumpkinology 101 activities, and come dance to Halloween-themed music at the fun Pumpkin Palooza Dance Party. To attend the festival and dance party, you must purchase an event ticket in addition to your general admission ticket or membership.

$35/person (3+) Boo at the Zoo
Santa Ana ZooOct. 21, Oct. 22, Oct. 28, Oct. 29, 2023
5:30PM7:30PM

Boo at the Zoo is one of Orange County’s longest-running Halloween events, providing a fun, safe, and family-friendly event for children of all ages who love to embrace the Halloween spirit!

Guests will discover “merry, not scary” decorations throughout the Zoo, making this an activity the whole family can enjoy together, wearing family-friendly costumes and collecting goody bags for each child on their way out. 

Our exciting “Boofari” Express Train, Conservation Carrousel and Fifty Monkey Ferris Wheel rides will be entertaining little ghouls and goblins all night long. Parents, don’t forget your cameras! Boo at the Zoo will provide great photo opportunities to last a lifetime!

FREE Pumpkin Patch
Fairhaven Memorial October 21, 2023
5:00PM-8:00PM
Free pumpkins, hayride and more

FREE Halloween Festival
2nd Street and Broadway October 7, 2023
2:00PM-10:00PM
Art shows, live music, dancing in the streets, kids’ arts and activities and more!

$15 OC Pride Presents: Hocus Pocus 30th Anniversary
Frida Cinema October 14, 2023
8:00PM
Please bring proof of ID for any discounted tickets showing in Screen 1

FREE Halloween Movies Series
Birch Park October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023
8:00PM
Spooky movies are soon coming to Birch Park during the month of October! 👻Enjoy classic films every Thursday in October with themed activities and family-friendly fun. Doors will open at 5:30pm and movies are scheduled to begin promptly after sunset. Guests can look forward to free popcorn (for the first 100 guests), special discounts to select nearby restaurants, a community band performance prior to the start of the movie, and concessions for sale. Follow the linktree in bio for more information.

The following movies will be screened:
10/5/23 Ghostbusters (1994)
10/12/23 Ghost (1990)
10/19/23 The Haunting (1963)
10/26/23 Poltergeist (1982)

FREE Pumpkin Patch Splash
Memorial Pool October 21, 2023
12:00PM-3:00PM
Help us say farewell to our oldest aquatic facility in Santa Ana, as Memorial Pool is decommissioned for a reimagining project with a new state of the art aquatic facility.

Get ready to enjoy a pumpkin patch splash (ages 4-17), open recreation swim, activity booths, and project concept designs from project consultant ELS+SWA. Along with all these activities we will also have a guest speaker, five-time Olympic gold medalist Dana Vollemer. This free family-friendly event is open to all, if you would like to participate in the Pumpkin Splash please pre-register by following the link in our story and linktree. Spots are limited, makes sure to register early.

FREE Classic Car Trunk-or-Treat
Memorial Park (parking lot in front of pool) October 31, 2023
5:00PM-8:00PM
Costumes encourage. Don’t forget your treat buckets! For more information, please contact Alejandra at 657-235-0938 or [email protected]

FREE Trunk-or-Treat
Santa Ana Police Department October 19, 2023
5:00PM-8:00PM
Vehicle displays, candy and treats. Lots of spookiness and costumes are welcomed. We will once again take over Boyd Way.

SEAL BEACH
Halloween events in Seal Beach
FREE Pumpkin Painting
Seal Beach LibraryOct. 12, 2023
3:00PM-5:00PM
Decorate a small pumpkin to display in the library, or take home. This program will take place on the Greenbelt near the Red Car. Limit one pumpkin per child, while supplies last. Contact Seal Beach Library for more information at (562) 431-3585 or Email: [email protected].

FREE Brettso’s Super Spooky Fun Time
Seal Beach LibraryOct. 14, 2023
3:00PM-4:00PM
Come enjoy a seasonal spooky show, featuring Psychie the Psycholoon, the balloon puppet who can read minds!

FREE Trick-or-Treat on Main St.
Main St.Oct. 31, 2023
10:00AM-4:00PM
Participating shops will have balloons out front to let your little trick-or-treaters know to come on in and get some candy from 11am-4pm. 

Also, in the parking lot located on the corner of Electric Ave and Main Street the City is hosting a Trunk or Treat event with lots of fun activities and candy as well, from 10am-4pm. Children must be age appropriate to receive candy.

SILVERADO CANYON
Halloween events in Silverado
FREE Super Spooky Craft Time
Library of the CanyonsOct. 31, 2023
11:30AM-12:30PM
OC Parks will be joining us for a special and not-soscary storytime of nocturnal animals and their habitats. Which creatures go bump in the night? Think owls, bats, skunks, snakes, and maybe some spiders. Stay after for passive play. This program is open to all ages.

STANTON
Halloween events in Stanton
FREE Halloween Festival
Stanton Central Park October 28, 2023
4:00PM – 8:00PM
Join us the Saturday before Halloween for our annual Halloween Festival at Stanton Central Park. This special event is open to ghosts and goblins of all ages and will feature games, entertainment, costume contests, food booths and a howling good time for everyone. Be sure to bring your trick-or-treat bag!

TUSTIN
Halloween events in Tustin
FREE Spooky Skele-bration
Tustin LibraryOctober 26, 2023
4:00PM-6:00PM
Enjoy a magic show by Brettso the Great and a ton of hocus pocus! Families are invited to join our costume parade, try out our not-so-creepy crafts, sweet treats, and other fun photo-ops!

FREE Spooky Storytime
Tustin LibraryOctober 30, 2023
11:00AM-12:00PM
Join us for spooky-themed stories and a fun craft to celebrate October. Costumes welcome!

FREE Halloween Howl
Columbus Tustin Recreation CenterOctober 31, 2023
3:30PM-5:30PM
Halloween Howl will include a costume parade, carnival style games, a children’s performance by Ranger Jack, bounce houses, bubble show, prizes and plenty of Halloween treats and candy.

FREE Trunk or Treat
Columbus ParkOctober 14, 2023
1:00PM-3:00PM
Bring something to sit on, a pumpkin to carve, carving utensils and trick-or-treat bag! We will have games, treats, pumpkin carving, and more!

VILLA PARK
Halloween events in Villa Park
FREE Villa Park Halloween Fest 
Villa Park Town CenterOctober 28, 2023
4:00PM7:00PM
Kids of all ages are invited to visit in their favorite costumes and partake in the many contests and activities that are laid out for them. The costume contest is open to all children aged 12 or younger. The coloring contest is open to all children aged 12 or younger. This year kids will be coloring at Halloween Fest. 

WESTMINSTER
Halloween events in Westminster
FREE Hocus Pocus
Bolsa Chica ParkOctober 14, 2023
5:00PM-9:00PM
Movie starts at dark (around 6:15pm). Enjoy fun, custom contest with prizes, pre-movie raffle prizes, complimentary popcorn & cotton candy while supplies last for attendees. Costume contest at 5:30PM. Bring your own picnic and dine in the park before or during the movie!

Bring your own blankets, and low back outdoor chairs and get comfy! Enjoy DJ Music for 1 Hour Before Movie!

Yorba Linda
Halloween events in Yorba Linda
FREE Trails and Treats 
Travis Ranch Youth ParkOctober 28, 2023
9:00AM-11:00AM
No spooks or frights but there will be lots of Halloween fun! Costumes are welcome as you hike along the trail and discover treats and plenty of photo opportunities for the whole family. Pre-registration is required. 

FREE Trick or Treat Extravaganza
19631 Yorba Linda Blvd.October 25, 2023
2:30PM-5:30PM
Popcorn, trick or treating, candy/prizes, games, arts and crafts, photo opportunities, costumes not required. Open to the public.

FREE Trick or Treat
Senior Living Community – 16850 Bastanchury Rd.October 27, 2023
3:00PM-4:00PM
Bring a bag to collect candy from our residents!

$10-$25 Halloween Spooktacular
Yorba Linda Packing HouseOctober 15, 2023
2:00PM-5:00PM
We invite you to our Halloween Spooktacular – Fundraiser for the Citrus Historical and Preservation League Museum in the original Yorba Linda Packing House

The Event will include:

-Live Music with the Thunder Country Band

-Food/Drinks/Wine

-Treasure Hunt

-Pumpkin Decorating

-Face Painting

-Raffles

-Museum Annual Memberships included with ticket/admission

-Car Show!

FREE Trunk or Treat
17000 Brooklyn AvenueOctober 28, 2023
5:00PM-8:00PM
Get ready for a frightfully fun evening of trunk-or-treating. Dress up in your favorite costume and enjoy a safe and exciting Halloween celebration with family and friends. Our event offers a variety of creatively decorated car trunks filled with treats for all the little goblins and ghosts. Don’t miss out on the chance to collect delicious candies and create lasting memories. Mark your calendars for this thrilling event and prepare for a night full of tricks and treats!

We will have games, prizes, candy (of course), face painting and a visit from a surprise guest! Everyone is welcomed to join and dress up. We will have a costume contest and the winners will receive a prize (must be present to accept )

Please RSVP for total # of attendees in your family that will be attending, so we can provide an estimate to our vendors

ORANGE COUNTY HALLOWEEN EVENTS IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS
Orange County Haunted Ghost Walks
Through October 31 |  6 Historic Locations in OC
Haunted Orange County is officially OPEN all season and just added OVER 30 NEW TOURS from now until October 31st! Choose from Old Town Orange, Santa Ana, Gold Star Canyon, Kellogg House, San Juan Capistrano, and Fairhaven Cemetery. All tours are still running with safety protocols in place including face covering requirements, strict social distancing, and limited tour group sizes. 

OC Ghosts and Legends Ghost Walks
October 1-31, 2023 |  Black Star Canyon and San Juan Capistrano 
OC Ghosts and Legends is the #1 source for authentic haunted tours and events in southern california and beyond. If you’re seeking an intimate and authentic paranormal experience, you’re in the right place.

FREE Pumpkin City Pumpkin Farm
October 1-31, 2023 |  Laguna Hills Mall
Come celebrate Halloween at Orange County’s premier Harvest Festival. Meander through thousands of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes in a charming farm atmosphere. Enjoy a host of amusement rides, game booths, and activities all set under the canopy of the beautiful autumn sky. Free parking.

Halloween events in Orange County
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Originally published on September 7, 2023. Last Updated on November 2, 2023 by Pattie Cordova

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