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2023 Halloween Events in Orange County

2023 Halloween Events in Orange County

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

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
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

  • 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
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 TBD
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 Spooktacular Halloween Celebration & Boo-tiful Trick-or-Treating Extravaganza
Anaheim Town Square October 29
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
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/

Halloween events in Anaheim Hills
FREE Halloween Spooktacular
Anaheim HillsOctober 31, 2023
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. 

Halloween events in Brea
FREE Barnyard Bonanza Fall Fest
North Hills Church3100 E Birch StOctober 22, 2023
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
“The Mario Movie”

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

FREE Trunk or Treat
Christ LutheranOctober 28, 2022
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! 

Halloween events in Buena Park
$69+/person Knott’s Spooky Farm
Knott’s Berry FarmDaytime Thursdays – Sundays, September 29 – October 30, plus Halloween
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 22 – October 31, 2022
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/

$64.95/adult Pirate’s Diner Adventure’s Vampirate’s!
Pirate’s Dinner AdventureSept. 27 – Oct. 31, 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, 2022
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.

$2 Halloween Teens Night Out
Buena Park Civic CenterOctober 21, 2022
This event creates a safe and welcoming environment for teens, age 13-17, to listen their favorite music while enjoying refreshments, games, and more. 

A student ID and signed waiver are required to attend. $2 entrance fee.

Halloween events in Corona del Mar
FREE Halloween Boutique
Roger’s Gardens | September 6-October 31, 2023
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

Halloween events in Costa Mesa
$30+ Boo Ha Ha!
OC Fair October 28-29, 2022
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 FieldOctober 1-31, 2022 (weekends only)
Pick your own pumpkin! Wander through the flower fields! Take a Wagon Ride around the fields! Open on weekends only.

FREE Barkoberfest
Tewinkle ParkOctober 22, 2022
Pet adoptions, pet costume contets, vendors, dog training introductory class, and much more!

FREE Scarecrow Festival
Lions Park Event LawnOctober 15, 2022
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 29, 2022
Bring your own bags to collect candies from decorated trunks. Interactive booths, activities, and a costume contest.

FREE Annual Pumpkin Patch
1700 Adams AvenueOctober 20, 2022
Photo opportunity, free pumpkins, petting zoo, pumpkin decorating, bounce house, haunted house, music, pony rides, face painting and so much more!

Halloween events in Dana Point
$30 non-member; $25 member Family Night: Pretty Garden Pumpkin
Sherman Gardens & LibraryOctober 15, 2022
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

$30 non-member; $25 member Family Art Class: Painting Pumpkins
Sherman Gardens & LibraryOctober 29, 2022
Join local artist Erna Van Dyk as she teaches you how to create a watercolor painting of pumpkins.  Working together, you will use step-by-step watercolor techniques to create your own beautiful piece of art. This fun, relaxed class takes place in our outdoor classroom before the garden is open. 

FREE Pumpkin Decorating
Dana Point LibraryOctober 25, 2022
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.

Halloween events in Foothill Ranch
FREE Pumpkin Painting
Foothill Ranch LibraryOctober 15, 2022
Come paint a pumpkin at the Foothill Ranch Library! All supplies and pumpkins will be provided.

Halloween events in Fullerton
$34+ The 17th Door Haunt Experience
1851 W Orangethorpe Avenueselect dates September 16-October 31, 2022
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!

$50 Muckenthaler After Dark: Beyond the Black Veil
The Muckenthaler Cultural CenterOctober 27, 2022
Get into the Halloween Spirit at the Muck! Join in: a staff lead flashlight behind the scenes tour, stories of “Sadie”, the Muck’s own resident benevolent spirit, a paranormal investigation by the North Orange County Paranormal Society (NOPS), a séance overseen by world renowned psychic, Dr. Ryan Joseph, Professor of Divination and Parapsychology at Miskatonic University, tarot readings foretold by Terri Kennedy of Fullerton’s own Ipso Facto, an Absinthe tasting (extra charge), and more! This is a spooky event not to be missed.

FREE Downtown Fullerton Market
125 E. Wilshire AveOctober 27, 2022
Fun family night out: Trick or Treating, Kids Costume Parade, Live music, hot food, kids craft and raffle

$10 + fees for online reservations Frights and Flights
Hanger 21 – 3815 W. Commonwealth AveOctober 21, 2022
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!


  • 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.

Halloween events in Garden Grove
$12 (ages 3-13); $3 (ages 14+); FREE (under 2) Jack-o-Lantern Jamboree
Atlantis Play CenterOctober 22, 2022
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.

Ticket sales begin Monday, October 3 through Thursday, October 21, or until quantities run out.

For more information, visit ggparksandrec.com or call (714) 741-5200.

FREE Trick-or-Treat Event
Garden Grove Main LibraryOctober 27, 2022
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]

FREE Trunk-or-Treat Event
G10870 Katella AveOctober 15, 2022
Vendors, Live DJ, Raffles and Prizes, Games, Classic cars and more!

Halloween events in Huntington Beach

$10 per person, additional pumpkins available for purchase Falloween
Worthy ParkOctober 22, 2022
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 22, 2022
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.

Halloween events in Irvine
$10/person Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch
Tanaka FarmsSeptember 17-October 31, 2022
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 31, 2022
General Admission: 12:30PM, 1:30PM – 4:00PM

We’re all treats and no tricks here in the city! Come be a part of our special trick-or-treat extravaganza as our Pretendgineers give away some neat surprises! This party is bound to be a scream!  

$5 Halloween Animal Art Preschool Class
Irvine Regional ParkOctober 7, 12, 14, 2022
10:15 am – 11:15 am
Class includes hands-on learning, fun crafts, and meeting zoo creatures up close! 

Program is for ages 3-4 years old ONLY. 

Cost is $5 per child (one parent included). Parent must accompany child for entire program.

Phone registration is required. To register for a class, call 714-973-6846. 

Parking fee is $3 per car on weekdays. 

$5 Halloween Animal Art for Ages 5-6
Irvine Regional ParkOctober 15, 2022
11:00 am – 12:00 am
Class includes hands-on learning, fun crafts, and meeting zoo creatures up close! 

Program is for ages 5-6 years old ONLY. 

Cost is $5 per child (one parent included).

Phone registration is required. To register for a class, call 714-973-6846. 

Parking fee is $5 per car on weekends. 

Halloween events in La Habra
$10 per person; $7 for members Mini Monster’s Bash
Children’s Museum at La HabraOct. 29, 2022
Annual Halloween spooktacular costume party! Trick or treat through museum galleries then make your way through our not-so-spooky monster maze to the dance floor for a DJ hosted dance party. We will also be playing games, making Halloween crafts, and investigating some spooky science! Click the link in our bio or go to visit.LHCM.org under special events to purchase your tickets. 

Event tickets include museum admisison and all spooktacular activities. 
Tickets are required for adults and children two years old and older.

Please note that general museum operations on Saturday the 29th will be closing at 4:00 pm, one hour before event time. 

Halloween events in Laguna Beach
FREE Spooky Month
Laguna Beach LibraryOct.6, 13, 20, 27, 2022
Celebrate the year’s spookiest month at the library!

10/6: Gingerbread Haunted House decorating

10/13: Crafts

10/20: Pumpkin decorating

10/27: Costume Parade

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

Halloween events in Laguna Niguel
FREE Halloween Home Decorating Contest
Laguna NiguelOct. 22-31, 2022

Get started now! Pull out your Halloween décor and trick-out your house for this year’s competition!

Show the community your spirit for pumpkins, witches, ghosts & goblins.

Choose one of the following theme options and send us a completed Entry Form by the deadline:

  • Tricks & Treats (Best Display of Theme) 
  • Spooky Extravaganza (Scary)
  • Pumpkin-Tastic (Traditional)

 Have your home ready for judging by Wednesday, October 19, 2022 6 p.m.  Homes must be accessible for public viewing from Saturday, October 22, 2022 – Monday, October 31, 2022.  (The public must be able to view your decorations each night from 5 – 9 pm)   

Entry Forms are due by Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 5 p.m.  Click the link below for the Flyer and Rules/Entry Form.  For questions, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (949) 425-5100.  

*Please understand:  The City will not be able to give specific “back-way” directions or gate codes to access your home.  If public entry is not permitted by your homeowner’s association, an entry in the contest cannot be accommodated.

FREE Fall Boutique & Crafts Faire
Crown Valley Community CenterOct. 1, 2022

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 CenterOct. 2, 2022
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.

Halloween events in Lake Forest
FREE Fall-o-Ween
Heritage Hill Historic ParkOctober 14 – 16 and 21 -23, 2022

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 LibraryOct. 8, 2022
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.

Halloween events in Mission Viejo
FREE Halloween Dog Event
Hala’s PawsOct. 29, 2022
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!

Halloween events in Newport Beach
FREE Annual Fall Faire & Pumpkin Patch
Environmental Nature CenterOct. 16, 2022
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 CenterOct. 29, 2022
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!

Halloween events in Orange
FREE Trunk or Treat hosted by Living Mi Vida Loca
Santiago Canyon College, 8045 E Chapman AveOct. 14, 2022

* Family Friendly event 👶🏻
* Vendors 🛍 
* Food trucks 🌮 
* Activities 🖼 
* Dog-friendly 🐕 
* Bring your bag to trick-or-treat! 🍬

FREE Halloween Spooktacular (ages 3-12)
Orange Public LibraryOct. 22, 2022
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 Make & Take Craft (Ages 5-12)
Taft Public LibraryOct. 24-29, 2022
Drop by the One Desk at the Taft Branch Library and pick up a Halloween kit filled with supplies and instructions for a fun craft to make at home. While supplies last. Ages 5-12.

FREE Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch
September 17-October 31, 2022 |  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 24, 2022 |  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. 28, 2022
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: Coco
El Camino Real ParkOct. 21, 2022
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, Coco! 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 Pirate’s Cave Haunt
2548 E Garfield Ave | Select nights Oct. 7-9, 14-16, 20-23, 27-31, 2022
Pirate’s Cave Haunt has been providing family-friendly scares to the city of Villa Park & Orange for 22 years now. It’s a labor of love headed up by the father and son team Dave & Jacob Larson, at our home in Orange County, CA

FREE Ronald McDonald House Trunk or Treat
Orange Police Department – 1107 N Batavia Street Oct. 28, 2022
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!

Pumpkin Patches in Placentia
FREE The Pumpkin Patch
300 Yorba Linda Boulevard | Oct. 11-31, 2022
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 Fall Fest
Placentia Presbyterian Church | Oct. 22, 2022

Music, free food and drinks, candy, games, raffle, pumpkin decorating, and bounce house

FREE Book Character Contest
Placentia Library | Entrise must be submitted by 5pm on October 23.

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. 

Halloween events in Ranch Santa Margarita
FREE The Great Pumpkin Carving Contest
Central ParkOct. 31, 2022

The Great Pumpkin Carving ContestCarve out some family time and enter your pre-carved pumpkin for a chance to win a prize. Pumpkins will be displayed at the Amphitheater during Halloween Family Festival. 
Categories: Most Creative, Spookiest and Funniest.

All pumpkins must be displayed by 3:00 p.m. Winners will be announced at 4:30 p.m. and must be present to win.
For any questions, please contact Teresa Frei, SAMLARC Lifestyle Coordinator at 949.709.4006 or [email protected]

FREE Halloween Family Festival
30842 La MirandaOct. 31, 2022
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!

FREE Ghost Bingo
Rancho Santa Margarita LibraryOct. 1, 2022
Spooky fun has taken over the library. Join us for Family “Ghost” Bingo! Please contact the library for more information: Phone: 949-459-6094 Email: [email protected]

Halloween events in San Clemente
$25 Monster Dash 5K
San Clemente Community CenterOct. 29, 2022

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 17-31, 2022
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/

$7 Pumpkin Splash
San Clemente Aquatics Center | October 22, 2022

Pumpkin Splash will take place at the San Clemente Aquatic Center October 30th. Two sessions beginning at 11:30a & 2:00p! Attendees of all ages can swim in the Activity pool & Play Structure, float around with pumpkins, listen to spooky music, play on the inflatable obstacle course, and enjoy Halloween themed activities in and out of the pool! Each participant will enjoy one pumpkin for decorating while supplies last. Entry fee is $7 per person pre-registered space is limited. Participants must successfully pass a swim test to play on the giant inflatable in the 50M pool.

Halloween events in Santa Ana
$5/each plus $19.95/adult; $14.95/child Pumpkin Palooza
Discovery CubeOct. 6-31,2022

Visit Orange County’s first-ever Pumpkin Palooza Festival at Discovery Cube. 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.

$29.95/person (3+) Boo at the Zoo
Santa Ana ZooOct. 22, Oct. 22, Oct. 28, Oct. 29

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!

$5 Santa Ana Haunt 
2309 W. CubbonOctober 21-23, 28-31 2022
Friday-Saturday – 6:00PM-11:00PM | Sunday-Monday 6:00PM-10:00PM
Get ready to descend back into hell one last time…. Come visit us this Halloween season as we say “Goodbye” to Shades of Hell.

$45 Non-Museum Members / $35 Members Haunted OC After Hours Tour: Spirits & Legends of Bowers Museum
Bowers MuseumOctober 15, 22, 29, 2022
First opened in 1936, the Bowers Museum has educated and enchanted people from all over with its exhibits on local and world history as well as preeminent presentations on culture and art from around the world. After the lights are dimmed and the crowds disperse for the day, something else may inhabit the museum as well. For decades, many of the employees and some of the guests have told stories of paranormal encounters they have experienced at the museum. Could it be the spirits of the Bowers family keeping watch over their museum or perhaps a spectral attachment from some of the countless antiquities on display? Join Haunted Orange County’s historian and author Charles Spratley for an exclusive after-hours tour as you explore the spirits and legends of Bowers Museum. Tours begin promptly at the advertised start time as noted on your confirmation and run approximately 90 minutes.

$15 Non-Museum Members / $10 Members A Night at the Movies presents The Birds (1963)
Bowers MuseumOctober 23, 2022
Just in time for Halloween – join A Night at the Movies’ Theo Siegel for a bone-chilling screening of the 1963 thriller masterpiece, The Birds, Alfred Hitchcock’s follow-up to Psycho. Based on the novella by Daphne du Maurier, the film and short story were inspired by the true events of a mass bird attack on the seaside town of Capitola in California on August 18, 1961. Before the film begins, learn more fun facts about The Birds as Siegel leads a discussion about the making of the film including its script, casting, production, reception, and legacy.

Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium | Onsite film screening and discussion

FREE Trick-or-Treating
Fairhaven Memorial October 20, 2022
Experience a .5 mile Trick-or-Treat Journey through Fairhaven Memorial Park to celebrate “all the holidays” with displays and treats for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Independence Day, Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, Thanksgiving and Christmas! A Mini Pumpkin for the first 200 Families!
Costumes are Encouraged 
All Children must be Accompanied by an AdultFor more information contact (714) 633-1442

FREE Delhi’s Trunk-or-Treat Resource Fair
Delhi Memorial October 25, 2022
This free event will feature sweet treats, games, a costume parade, free flu shots, food distribution, resources from many community-based organizations, and much more! For more information, please call 714-481-9600.

$7.50 Coraline Screening & Post Film discussion
Frida Cinema October 27, 2022
Mark your calendars, snap up a copy of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline at @arvidabookco, and purchase advance tickets to Henry Selick’s stop-motion adventure 

FREE Annual Trunk or Treat Event
Suavecito HQ October 27, 2022
Enjoy Music, Food Trucks, Haunted House, Games, Classic Cars & More!

FREE Tianguis Market
Frida Cinema October 30, 2022

The Famous Creative Visual Artist will be show casing her talent on the RED CARPET!⭐️

•Red Carpet Catrina Model Runway
•Aztec MoonCeremony
•Xolo Dog
•Trick r’ Treat
•Remembrance Altar
•Kids Custom Contest

Halloween events in Seal Beach
FREE Pumpkin Painting
Seal Beach LibraryOct. 6, 2022
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 The Craft: Wooden Haunted House
Los Alamitos-Rossmoor LibraryOct. 13, 2022
Open to ages 11-18, decorate a wooden house into a spooky decoration for October or year round! Paints and markers will be provided, but feel free to bring extra materials for decorating!
Supplies are limited, so first come, first served. Email [email protected] if interested in participating!

FREE Arty Loon’s Spooky Adventure Show
Seal Beach LibraryOct. 15, 2022
Join us for a spooktacular presentation of magic, juggling, puppetry, games and prizes!  Everyone is welcome to participate. Contact Seal Beach Library for more information at (562) 431-3585 or Email: [email protected].

FREE Interactive Movie: Hocus Pocus
Seal Beach LibraryOct. 20, 2022
Come run AMOK, AMOK, AMOK at the library and watch Hocus Pocus!  Come prepared to be part of the show.  Hot apple cider, bagged pretzels and popcorn snacks provided.  All ages welcome. Contact Seal Beach Library to sign up at (562) 431-3585 or Email: [email protected].

FREE Unhaunted House
Seal Beach LibraryOct. 31, 2022
Come get just a little spooky at the library! Visit our creepy crawly craft and activity stations, and leave with a small treat or prize after your visit.  This program is for children 2-5 years old.  Siblings welcome.

Contact Seal Beach Library for more information at (562) 431-3585 or Email: [email protected].

Halloween events in Seal Beach
FREE Creepy Crawler Storytime
Library of the CanyonsOct. 27, 2022
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.

Halloween events in Stanton
FREE Halloween Festival
Stanton Central Park October 29, 2022
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!

Halloween events in Tustin
FREE Spooky Party for Kids
Tustin LibraryOctober 24, 2022
Join us for a family friendly Halloween themed performance by magician Brettso the Great! This program is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

FREE Children’s Author Visit
Tustin LibraryOctober 25, 2022
Halloween for Middle Schoolers! Join us for an author visit with local children’s authors Lori R. Snyder, the author ofThe Circus at the End of the Sea, and Tracy Badua, the author of Freddie vs. The Family Curse.

FREE Craft and Story Time
Tustin LibraryOctober 26, 2022
Stop by the library for a fun Halloween themed craft and story celebrating Read for the Record.

FREE Movie Screening: The Book of Life
Tustin LibraryOctober 28, 2022
Join us for a spooky and fun Halloween themed experience that will include games, stories, crafts, and photo opportunities. Costumes are welcome!

FREE Spooky Party
Tustin LibraryOctober 27, 2022
Join us for a special outdoor screening of The Book of Life. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

FREE Halloween Howl
Columbus Tustin Recreation CenterOctober 29, 2022
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 Family Fun Halloween Bazaar
Columbus Tustin Recreation CenterOctober 29, 2022
Dress up your little ones (kids & pets too!) and come to our Free ‘spooky’ Halloween Bazaar.

Enjoy Kid, Family & Pet Costume Contests, free Kids Crafts & Family Activities, Live Music, 35+ Artisan Vendors, including a Slime Station, and fun Photo Ops at our Pumpkin Patch (sponsored by Lowes), and a visiting Hearse! Plus, for the adventurous at heart, challenge yourself with Axe Throwing!

Gift card prizes awarded to the top 3 winners of our costume contests*:

6PM Kid & Family/Group Costume Contest 
7PM Pet Costume Contest

*No registration required, check in at the stage in the AMC Courtyard 30 minutes prior to each contest. 

Halloween events in Villa Park
FREE Villa Park Halloween Fest 
Villa Park Town CenterOctober 29, 2022
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. 

Halloween events in Westminster
FREE Hocus Pocus
Bolsa Chica ParkOctober 8, 2022
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!

FREE Trunk or Treat Movie Night
Westminster Civic CenterOctober 28, 2022
4:30PM (Movie at 6:15pm)
Join us for an evening full of Halloween fun featuring Trunk or Treat, Movie night, games, activities & more! Be sure to wear your costume and stay tuned for more details!

Yorba Linda
Halloween events in Yorba Linda
FREE Trails and Treats 
Travis Ranch Youth ParkOctober 30, 2022
Join us for a special Halloween Hike. As you hike along the trail, you’ll discover treats for the kids and photo opportunities for the whole family. Pre-registration is required.

FREE Trunk or Treat
Messiah Lutheran ChurchOctober 28, 2022
All are invited to our FREE community-wide Trunk or Treat family festival! Wear a costume, bring a treat bag and trunk-or-treat in our safe parking lot! We’ll have bounce houses, dinner for purchase, music, crafts and much more!

Please bring canned food to support our local Food Pantry and receive glow bracelets! 

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, 2022 |  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, 2022 |  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, 2022. Last Updated on September 21, 2023 by Pattie Cordova

Pattie Cordova is founder of Cordova Media Group, LLC, a boutique social media consulting firm that develops and creates social media strategies for businesses. She manages LivingMiVidaLoca.com. In her spare time (what little there is LOL) she enjoys working out, hanging out with her family (two chiclets and a Hubster) and traveling.

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