Halloween is fast approaching and we’ve lined up the best Orange County Halloween events. From costume contests to haunted houses, get ready for scares, screams, parties and more!
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Night of the Living Dead Fullerton Oct. 7 – Oct 30. 8pm, Fri 7pm & 9pm Sat 7pm Sun (and 9pm Oct. 30th) 8pm Thur, Oct 27th Spend Halloween honoring the zombie classic that started it all. A true cult classic—and one of the scariest movies of all time—Night of the Living Dead comes to Fullerton for a live performance on stage. The dead are walking and hungry for human flesh. A group of panicked survivors are barricaded in a deserted farmhouse while the army of flesh-eating zombies hover outside the door. Warning: Graphic Violence. See website for varying showtimes. $22. Maverick Theatre, 110 E. Walnut, Fullerton, 714.526.7070.
Haunted Garden at the Arboretum TBD. See the Fullerton Arboretum as it transforms the garden into a haven for all that goes bump in the night. Guides will take you safely through the treacherous paths that wind through the dark forest the evil spirits call home. Tours begin at 6:30 p.m. and run until 8 p.m. The end of the tour features a Haunter’s Ball where games and activities await those lucky enough to make it through the garden. $15 adults; $8 children 12 and under. Fullerton Arboretum, 1900 Associated Road, Fullerton, 657.278.4002.
Vampirate’s Halloween in Orange County? October 3-31st Celebrate Halloween with Pirate’s Dinner Adventure starting October 3rd at Treasure Bay’s Annual Masquerade Ball. However, heed this warning: be wary. For the Evil Captain Sebastian the Black is still lurking in the shadows, awaiting unsuspecting guests who would become prey to him and his horde of “Vampire Pirates.” Care to join the Vampirates… as their dinner? Featuring: A costume contest every Saturday and Sunday for ghouls and goblins of all ages, a four-course feast, and a two-hour chilling show located down the street from Knott’s Berry Farm in the city of Buena Park. Costume guidelines: We invite guest of all ages to dress up every night of our Halloween show. However all costumes must be family friendly, no masks, and no weapons. For reservation, showtimes, and information 866-439-2469 7600 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90620
Irvine Boot Hill Select nights starting October 14, 2016 An elaborate yard display in Irvine, BOOT HILL rises from the fog for it's 17th year to inhabit the residence at 16 Goldenrod. The unearthly spirits from the old west town of Bridgewood will materialize for NINE nights, transforming the residence at 16 Goldenrod into the old church and cemetary that once occupied the land. Come if you dare...but beware the ghost of Jedediah Smith, he has been known to roam through the decaying grounds of Boot Hill. Free to all, donations are accepted with proceeds going to CHOC, Children’s Hospital of Orange County. LOCATION: 16 Goldenrod Irvine, CA INFORMATION: 818-633-0300
Huntington Haunt Experience Oct. 28-31. Join two of Huntington Beach’s most notoriously feuding families, the Hauntingtons and the Oldlands, who request your presence at the doomed wedding of their bride and groom, where twists, turns and—of course—bone chilling terror await you. Take part in the candlelit 35-minute interactive experience where you become a part of the story. Attend the wedding at the historic Newland House and Barn, spread among two “scare” acres of haunted thrills and chills. Before beginning the tour and while waiting your turn, enjoy a haunted carnival with local artisans, a Victorian psychic, henna painting, a costume contest and live entertainment, food, wine and craft beer. Costumes encouraged, no masks allowed. W-Th 7-10 p.m.; F-Sat 7 p.m.-midnight. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. daily. $12.50-$25. The Newland House, 19820 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, 714.337.9176.
The 17th Door Sept. 23-Oct 31. Remember, the safe-word is “Mercy.” This Halloween, try the all-new haunt experience that takes place inside a vacant furniture shop at The Market Place. You’ll have to sign a waiver before the doors are locked behind you. This is an interactive Halloween experience where the gruesome characters are able to touch you. Those who dare to partake will spend roughly 30 minutes walking through 17 rooms where they will be locked in with a small group for a carefully planned show. Prepare for all five senses to be engaged with things like foul scents, extreme temperatures, detailed visuals, spooky sounds and even a chance for a taste test or two. 7 p.m. on various dates through Nov. 1. $22-$35. Adults and teens; Children under 13 permitted at parents’ discretion; no infants or toddlers allowed. The Market Place, 2856 El Camino Real, Tustin, 714.441.9080.
Haunt at Heritage Hill Saturday, October 15, 2016 6pm-10:30pm Dare to be a part of the 9th annual Haunt at Heritage Hill, with a double dose of fright! The park will once again transform into a Haunted Adventure. This Halloween teen/ adult friendly event will include: The Haunted School House Fright Maze, and the scream zones including The Joker’s Side Show Maze, the Zombie Apocalypse, and Riding Hood’s Revenge, featuring more monsters than ever. Be sure to hit the dance ? oor with ghouls and goblins for our extreme DJ and light show. Don’t be spooked by the Haunted Teen Dance & Costume Contest! Feel free to join in the fun and come dressed as your favorite character or in costume, but no masks please. Be the ?rst in the know and get the inside scoop at facebook. com/LFhaunt. There will be special announcements and chances to win prizes. Be ready to have fun, be ready to be scared, be ready to laugh, be ready to scream, but please be ready… Heritage Hill Historical Park 25151 Serrano Road Lake Forest, CA 92630
Motel 6 Feet Under - Haunted House in Anaheim September 15 - November 11, 2016 Thursdays - Sundays Are you ready for the SCARIEST haunted house in Orange County!? If you are, then step inside Motel 6 Feet Under - and get lost! This haunted maze is sure to frighten even the most seasoned of Halloween veterans, with state-of-the-art props and animatronics around every corner, a dedicated staff of haunting ghouls and just a touch of magic! What's better than being scared silly? Supporting a good cause while doing so! Motel 6 Feet Under is a non-profit which benefits the local community, and is partnered with BOO! (Building Occupational Opportunities) which benefits local under-served adults by providing theatrical arts and construction training. LOCATION: Business Expo Center 1960 S Anaheim Way Anaheim, CA 92805
Trick-Or-Treat Through the City - Irvine October 31, 2016 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Pirates, Ghosts, & Princesses Pretty! Come Trick-Or-Treating at Pretend City! On Halloween, we are having a special trick-or-treat extravaganza for all our friends! Stop by the museum and take part in our Halloween Bug Bash as well as trick-or-treat at different stations through the city! We will surely have a ghouly good time! Fee is included with museum admission LOCATION: Pretend City 29 Hubble Irvine, CA 92618
Eat, Drink and Be Scary Oct. 29th 9pm. This Halloween, don your scariest, most original costume, and creep over to Red Bar and Lounge for our second annual Halloween party. Sip on Halloween-themed specialty cocktails while you mix and mingle with other creatures of the night, and enter our group costume contest to win some scary-good prizes. No entry fee required. , 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 949.225.6780.
Knott’s Scary Farm Sept. 24-Oct. 31. Halloween is coming and Knott’s is the perfect place to put you in the zone –the scare zone. If you dare, visit the scare zone that has returned due to overwhelming demand, Special Ops: Infected – Patient Zero, where you will be enlisted to fight off the zombie apocalypse. This year, its 43rd, includes new lives shows, 11 mazes and 1,000 monsters lurking throughout the park. See website for schedule. Select nights only. Sun, Wed and Th 7 p.m.-1 a.m.; F, Sat 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $39.99-$105. Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, 714.220.5200.
DARK HARBOR RETURNS SEPTEMBER 29 HALLOWEEN HORROR ABOARD A HAUNTED SHIP From the darkest depths of your deepest hidden fears, Dark Harbor is resurrected this fall with its cast of sinister spirits ready to deliver another season of blood curdling terror. Live your nightmares aboard the haunted Queen Mary and join our cast of ghouls, spirits, and undead for an unforgettable, frighteningly authentic haunted experience. Dark Harbor is not only a unique haunted experience in Southern California, but also a great value with ticket prices starting at just $20 online. Fast Fright, VIP Passes, and Overnight Packages are also available. Come back night after night and enjoy fright after fright with the Dark Harbor Season Pass, available at the scarily low price of just $59 (certain restrictions apply; please see TICKET PAGE for more information). Opening Night, September 29th: Dark Harbor is open 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM September 30th - October 31st: Dark Harbor is open 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM (1:00 AM on Fridays and Saturdays) Dark Harbor Oct. 11–13, 17–20, 24–27, 31.
Yost Haunted Mansion at the Yost Theatre Saturday Oct. 29th. Sat 10/29 / Doors: 9:30pm / $20 Early Bird Presale / 18+ 307 N. Spurgeon St., Santa Ana, 323.604.6030.
Haunted Heat at Heat Ultra Lounge Oct. 31. Join Us This Halloween Night For Our Annual Haunted HEAT Halloween Party! Orange County's Most Thrilling Costume Party With Decorations Like No Other! Featuring 3 Different Areas Of Terror. The Tunnel Of Terror The Slaughter House The Spiders Den Purchase Discounted Tickets For Guaranteed Admission At Any Time Of Arrival Or Reserve Your VIP Section Today. This Is A Special Event And Sells Out Every Year. Early Arrival, Pre-Sale Tickets And Table Reservations Are Highly Suggested. Info & Table Reservations: 714.776.4328 Table reservations available. 9 p.m. 21 and over. 321 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.776.4328.
Walk & Trick or Treat for the Animals - Dates and times TBD Huntingon Beach 2016 information coming Bring your dogs for a SPOOKTACULAR good time and help the OCSPCA save the animals! Stop along the walk route to trick-or-treat with your furry family members and your human kids too! Trick-or- treat through the “ghost town” of vendors, and explore the haunted dog agility area presented by the Zoom Room (or is it the Doom Room?) Enjoy Halloween festivities: Games, Trick-or-Treating, Food/Treats, Costume Contests, Bounce House and more! LOCATION: Huntington Beach Central Park East (Goldenwest and Talbert Avenues) INFORMATION: (714) 964-4445
Happy Hallowiener Doggy Dress Up & Races and Kids Costume Day - Huntington Beach Sunday, October 30, 2016 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Doggy Dress Up & Kid Costume Party to celebrates Halloweiner & the last day of Kinderfest! There will be a Best Doggie and Kid Costume Contest on that day from 2pm-4pm, Kinderfest runs until 7:30 pm. It's a great family day! The kids can enjoy the dog races, carnival games, face painting, a bouncy house, DoDo the chicken, and join everyone on the dance floor for everyones favorite song, the Chicken Dance. While the kids are having fun, the adults can enjoy the the great selection of German Beers and menu options which include some amazing sausages you'll love. Adults: $7 / Kids 6-12: $3 / Under 5 is FREE! LOCATION: Old World Village 7561 Center Ave. Huntington Beach
Haunted Fullerton Walking Tour September 21 through November 10, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. (lasting about 2 ½ hours). Monday-Friday, October 17-28 A special Halloween tour is planned for Oct. 31. Check out the North Orange County Paranormal Socitey open house before the tour at 5:00pm. Where: Meet at Fullerton Museum (locations visited on tour may vary) Cost: $15 for museum members and $18 for the general public. Halloween tour is $20 for museum members and $25 for the general public No refunds. Be prepared to walk approximately 1.5 miles over two and a half hours. Wear comfortable shoes. Not recommended for children under 13. 6 p.m. W-Th only and Oct. 31. Reservations strongly suggested as space is limited. Fullerton Museum, 301 N. Pomona Ave., Fullerton, 714.738.6545.
Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade Saturday October 29th. 11:00 am Parade at 6pm. Join in on the fun at Anaheim’s Halloween Parade and Fall Festival featuring game and food booths, live entertainment, craft fair, haunted house, pumpkin patch, carnival rides, doggy costume contest, a children’s costume contest and trick-or-treating. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Packing House/Farmers Market
Huntington Beach Main Street Halloween Fest Oct. 31. Celebrate with spooky festivities including a petting zoo, pony rides, bounce house, dog parade, costume contest and more. 4-8 p.m. Free. Downtown Huntington Beach, Main St. and 5th St. by Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.536.8300.
Knott’s Berry Farm Camp Spooky Weekends throughout October. Kids ages three to eleven are invited to dress to impress in all their Halloween finery to Snoopy’s Costume Party in Camp Snoopy. The special limited-time event serves up live entertainment, trick-or-treating, a costume contest and exclusive festivities honoring the 50th anniversary of the classic Peanuts animated TV special It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown! Admission to Knott's Spooky Farm is included with park admission or a Season Pass.This daytime, non-scare celebration of cheer rather than fear is full of shows, activities and of course, trick or treating. Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, 714.220.5200.
Don’t miss out on Doheny’s most festive event of the year! Bring your family and friends to celebrate Halloween in a fun and safe environment with good ole fashioned spookiness, arts and crafts, a fun zone, and an array of educational booths. The event is Saturday, Oct. 22 and runs from 6:30-8:30 pm in picnic sites A and B. There is no charge for admission; however, a donation of one non-perishable food item per person is greatly appreciated. Don’t’ forget to dress up those little ones!
Dismember the 80’s: Horror Art by Stephen Von Frankenstein Through Oct. 31. Kick off the Halloween season with Laguna Ink Spot as they showcase the work of Stephen Von Frankenstein. Inspired by horror movies, Von Frankenstein features both digital and traditional art, ranging from playful to disturbing. Laguna Ink Spot, 412 N. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.715.7304.
Boo at the Santa Ana Zoo Oct. 22,23,28,29,30 - 5:30-8pm Grab your costumes and join the zoo for their annual “merry not scary” celebration in a fun, safe and family friendly setting. Enjoy trick-or-treating, Halloween-themed games and activities, including storytelling and sing-alongs and visits with nocturnal animals. 5:30-8 p.m. free for children two and under. 1801 Chestnut Ave., Santa Ana, 714.836.4000.
Family Fright Zone Friday Oct. tbd. Ghostly creatures take to fright, on this spooky family Fun Zone night, Have a BOOtiful evening with costumes, pumpkins, candy, spooky storytelling, kooky crafts, face painiting, spooky and slimy lab activities and live entertainment for the entire family. 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Explorocean, 600 E. Bay Ave., Newport beach, 949.675.8915.
Trick-or-Treat Pumpkin Dance Party at Kaleidoscope Center Saturday Oct. 29th. 1-3:30 Costumed youngsters ages 2 to 10 are invited to bring their own treat bag and stroll the center for trick-or-treating from 12-1 p.m. followed by pumpkin decorating with paint. Pick up your Halloween passport upon arrival and collect stamps at participating merchants for a chance to win the grand prize. 12-3 p.m. Free event; pumpkins for decorating $5. 27741 Crown Valley Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.542.4407.