ANAHEIM

Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade
Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Halloween Parade has been an Anaheim tradition since 1924, when baseball legend Babe Ruth was honored as the Grand Marshal of the celebration.

The Fall Festival, organized by the Anaheim Fall Festival Committee, have activities planned from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., featuring game and food booths, live entertainment, craft fair, a children’s costume contest and trick-or-treating. Food and craft booths are available for a nominal fee

There will also be a pancake breakfast at 8:30 am

LOCATION:
Most events are held in Downtown Anaheim, at the Center Street Promenade

INFORMATION:
(714) 999-3456


The Empty Grave
September 24 – October 31, 2010

New location!
Haunted Attraction located a few block from Disneyland with 50,000 square feet of terror!

Online tickets available.

LOCATION:
Anaheim GardenWalk
321 W. Katella Ave.
Anaheim 92802


Oktoberfest and Halloween Party at the Phoenix ClubAnaheim
October 31, 2010

Come in costume on Halloween and get in FREE!

Featuring Ompapah Bands from Germany, Authentic German Food & Drink, Folk Dancers, German Items for Sale. This is a fun event for the whole family with Train Rides, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides and entertainment.

LOCATION:
Phoenix Club
1340 S. Sanderson Ave.
Anaheim, CA

INFORMATION:
714-563-4166

BUENA PARK

Knotts Scary Farm Halloween Haunt
Starts September 24, 2010

Knott’s professional “scare-masters” transform the old Berry Farm into Knott’s Scary Farm for another year of the world’s first, biggest and most famous theme park Halloween event! This year there will be new mazes and old mazes returning.

LOCATION:
Knott’s Berry Farm
8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park CA, 90620


Knotts Berry Farm Camp Spooky
Weekends in October

Family friendly, daytime fun. Weekends in October through Halloween. Pirate, witch, cowboy, angel? It’s that time of year to decide who you want to be. Knott’s invites you to dress to the nines in your Halloween finery and come to “Snoopy’s Costume Party” in Camp Spooky. This daytime, non-scare celebration of cheer rather than fear, is THE social event of the season with shows, activities, and of course trick-or-treating all geared for kids ages 3-11.

Snoopy’s Costume Party runs weekends only October 2-31 and is included in regular park admission.

LOCATION:
Knott’s Berry Farm
8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park CA, 90620

COSTA MESA

Pumpkins & Pancakes
A Children’s Halloween Extravaganza
October 24, 2010
8 am – 11 am

A Children’s Halloween Extravaganza. Children come in costume and will enjoy live music and entertainment. Guests will also enjoy a gourmet pancake breakfast, live animal show, face painting and arts and crafts. All proceeds from the event benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).

Click here for tickets and more information,

LOCATION:
Located in Crate and Barrel / Macy’s Home Store Wing
South Coast Plaza

INFORMATION:
(714) 619-5140


Halloween Goes Hollywood – Costa Mesa
October 16, 2010
10 am & 11:30 am

Celebrate Halloween with a concert featuring frightfully fun movie music! Enjoy selections from “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Star Wars,” “Harry Potter” and more. Don’t forget to wear your costume for this wonderful celebration!

LOCATION:
Segerstrom Concert Hall
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

INFORMATION:
(714) 755-5799

CYPRESS

City of Cypress Halloween Carnival
Saturday, October 30, 2010
6-9 pm

Food, Game Booths, Prizes, Entertainment, Costume Contests and Spook Alley.

Admission- $3, children under 1 year old are free

LOCATION:
Cypress Community Center
5700 Orange Ave

INFORMATION:
714-229-6780

DANA POINT

Doheny State Beach Haunted Campground
Saturday, October 23, 2010
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Interpretive Association will once again host Doheny’s Halloween Haunt. A section of the campground will be transformed into a spooky area, with educational booths, arts and crafts, a Fun Zone, and other fun activities.

There is no charge for admission; however, a donation of one non-perishable food item per person is greatly appreciated. Dress those little ones for this event!

LOCATION:
Doheny State Beach

INFORMATION:
949-496-6172

Halloween Kids Boo Cruise
Dana Point
Friday, October 29th, 2010
5:00pm – 7:00pm


Take a 20-minute Haunted Harbor Cruise! Wear your favorite costume! Trips will depart every 20 minutes. Tons of great prizes and a costumer contest on every cruise! $3 per person. No reservations required.

LOCATION:
Dana Wharf Sportfishing / Dana Point Harbor
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point

FULLERTON

Haunted Fullerton Walking Tours
September 15 – November 4, Wednesdays & Thursdays
Starts at 6 p.m.

Did you know Fullerton is one of the most haunted cities around? Ghosts are lurking at every corner. Take this tour and find out what businesses have pots and pans flying around after hours, what famous deceased Fullertonian makes an “appearance” now and then, and where the spirits like to have a beer or two. Don’t miss out on a hauntingly good time!

“Ghost hunters” should be prepared to walk approximately 1.5 miles, and the tours will include climbing stairs. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a sense of humor with them. The tour is not recommended for children under 13.

LOCATION:
Meet at Fullerton Museum

RESERVATIONS & INFORMATION:
(714) 738-6545


Haunted Garden at the Arboretum
October 29 & 30, 2010

Watch out for bats & bullfrogs, vampires & vermin, ghosts, goblins and ghouls. Follow Count Dracula and Friends of Frankenstein for a scary trip down garden paths into the deciduous forest and on to the Haunters’ Ball for refreshments and fun.

The tours for this popular event begin at 6:30 PM both nights with the last scheduled tour leaving at 8:30 pm. Tour times both nights are planned from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm and 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

For the younger Halloween fans the Haunted Garden will feature a Children’s Party on Saturday, October 30th from 1:00- 3:00 PM, for children 3-5 years of age.

LOCATION:
Fullerton Arboretum
1900 Associated Road
Fullerton, CA

RESERVATIONS & INFORMATION:
657.278.4002


Night of the Living Dead
October 1 – 30, 2010

“A true cult classic – and one of the scariest movies of all time. The dead are walking, and hunger for human flesh. A group of panicked survivors are barricaded in a deserted farmhouse while the army of flesh-eating zombies hovers outside their door. This Halloween experience the bone-chilling terror on STAGE!

Tickets: $20, Students with current ID $10
Warning – Graphic Violence

LOCATION:
MaverickTheatre
110 E. Walnut
Fullerton

INFORMATION HOTLINE:
714-526-7070

HUNTINGTON BEACH

Main Street Halloween Celebration
October 31, 2010
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For children of all ages, this annual Halloween celebration features games, a haunted house, petting zoo, pony rides, activity booths, a bounce house, costume contest and more. Children 12 and under can trick-or-treat along Main Street and enter into a costume contest.

Also, feel free to dress up your dog and bring them along, as this event is pet friendly!

LOCATION:
Downtown Huntington Beach
Main Street

INFORMATION:
(714) 969-0795


Halloween Day at Dippin Dots – Huntington Beach
2010 Date TBA

Halloween Spooktacular Fun at the Huntington Beach Dippin Dots! Free toppings on any purchase of dippin dots. Customers can also enter to win free dippin dots for one year with purchase. Halloween crafts – come in costume!

LOCATION:
19742 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach

INFORMATION:
(714) 963-4549

IRVINE

Boot Hill
October 22-24, 27-31, 2010
Times vary – check their website

An elaborate yard display in Irvine, BOOT HILL rises from the fog for it’s 11th year to inhabit the residence at 16 Goldenrod. The unearthly spirits from the old west town of Bridgewood will materialize for SEVEN 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


Great Park Pumpkin Harvest
October 23, 2010
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate the harvest season at the third annual Great Park Pumpkin Harvest, the Orange County Great Park Halloween celebration and food drive benefitting the Orange County Food Bank and the Second Harvest Food Bank.

The Great Park Balloon will be transformed into a giant Jack-O-Lantern, as visitors are welcomed to the Great Park Pumpkin Harvest. Visitors will experience the time honored tradition of fall activities and family fun, including a pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, carnival, arts and crafts and more!

LOCATION:
The Great Park
5 Freeway and Sand Canyon
Irvine

LA HABRA

Mini Monsters Bash
October 30, 2010
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Calling all little monsters for a Halloween bash featuring games, crafts, treats, dance party and costume parade! Little ones dressed in costume will receive 50% off Museum admission. Free to CMLH members and guests with paid admission.

LOCATION:
Children’s Museum at La Habra
301 South Euclid Street
La Habra

INFORMATION:
(562) 905-9793

LAGUNA NIGUEL

Haunted Trails
October 28-30, 2010

What’s left of the world in the year 2050? Walk through “Niguel-O-Tropolis” where you will explore cities of the future! Small groups will be escorted by guides weaving through the back alleys of New York City, and experiencing the creatures in San Francisco’s China town, or walking through the subway maze that will take you into Central Park. Watch out for street people, gangs, and New Orleans zombies as you end your visit in the swamp graveyard.

The urban horror of “Niguel-O- Tropolis” is “Very Scary” and not recommended for children under 8 years of age. Wear comfortable shoes to walk along the trail.

Location at the entrance to the Community Park on the emergency road. Cost: $10 per person – Purchase tickets in Parks and Recreation office at the event

INFORMATION:
949-425-5100

LOS ALAMITOS

Halloween Carnival
Saturday, October 30, 2010
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Admission is free and includes activities, carnival games, raffle prizes and music. The event is geared toward children ages 3-12 years of age.

LOCATION:
Laurel Park
Bloomfield and Katella

INFORMATION;
(562) 430-1073

ORANGE

Irvine Park Railroad – Pumpkin Patch
September 18th – October 31, 2010

Irvine Park Railroad’s 5th annual pumpkin patch is fun for the entire family! The pumpkin patch opens daily at 10:00 am beginning September 18th through October 31st. Activities include train rides, hay rides, a haunted house, a hay maze, pony rides, a moon bounce, face painting (weekends only), picture stands, the Orange County Zoo, and a lot more. Admission into the pumpkin patch is free. Prices for all other activities vary. Additional activities inside of the park include Irvine Park Rentals’ paddle boats and Wheel Fun Rentals® bikes (single surrey bikes, deuce coupes, choppers, beach cruises and more), the Orange County Zoo and pony rides. School and group discounts available for Pumpkin Patch tours.

LOCATION:
Irvine Park Railroad
1 Irvine Park Road, Orange


Treats in the Streets
Thursday, October 28, 2010
4-7 pm

The streets surrounding the Old Towne Plaza are closed off to traffic and Old Towne merchants decorate their shops and hand out candy to trick-or-treaters. Live music, activities, food booths, costume parade and community displays. (Parents please leave masks and pets at home)

Trick or Treat 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
costume parade at 5:30 p.m.

LOCATION:
Old Towne Orange Plaza Area

INFORMATION:
714-744-7267


Bats, Cats & Spiders – Halloween Toddler Program
Fridays, October 8, 14, 22 & 26, 2010
10 – 11 am

Halloween is almost here! Come learn about animals associated with this time of year and make spooky crafts. Class inlcludes hands-on learning and fun crafts. This class fills up quickly! Please see special instructions.

Event Fee: $5.00 (includes ONE parent)
Parking Fee: Irvine Park entry fee is $3 per car weekdays & $5 per car weekends Age: 3-4 years old

LOCATION:
Orange County Zoo
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869

INFORMATION:
Special Instructions: PHONE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Call Marcy Crede-Booth, Education Coordinator at (714) 973-6846. Additional parents/siblings/family/friends must pay admission fee to enter zoo. Please note spaces fill quickly for toddler classes.


Halloween Zootacular
Saturday, October 30, 2010
10:00am to 4:00pm

Trick-or-treating (for kids 12 & under), a scavenger hunt (kids 12 & under), crafts, and face painting! See the zoo animals receive treat-filled pumpkins throughout the day.

Event Fee: Free with zoo admission ($2 per person, ages 2 & under free) Parking Fee: Irvine Park entry $5.00 per car Age: all ages

LOCATION:
Orange County Zoo
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869

INFORMATION:
For more information or questions, please contact Marcy at 714-973-6846.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

Haunted House of Illusions
October 29-31, 2010

Not your ordinary Haunted House, this Magic Show with a Haunted Twist will leaves the hairs on your neck standing up as you try to figure out, “How did they do that?” Tickets are $8 each and will be sold at Sponsoring Businesses throughout the Capistrano Valley. The recommended age range is 8 years old and up.

Benefitting the Capistrano Unified School District Foundation.

LOCATION:
Zax Studios
33155 Camino Capistrano, Suite B
San Juan Capistrano

INFORMATION:
(949) 388-5802


Ghost Tours
2010 Date TBA

Get in the spirit of Halloween by joining the Historical Society Walking Tour Guides on a spooky walking tour of Los Rios Street, the oldest residential neighborhood in California. Be prepared for creepy tales of big black dogs, strange monks who have lost their heads, ghostly tales about a lady in white and other goings on.

Cost: Adults: $4.00 Children: $3.00. Reservations are required. Meet and pay at the O’Neill Museum.

LOCATION:
O’Neill Museum
31831 Los Rios Street

INFORMATION:
Reservations are required and can be made by calling
949-493-8444

SANTA ANA

Discovery Science Center Presents: Spooky Science – Bug Invasion – Santa Ana
October 2 – 31, 2010

They’re coming to get you…at Discovery Science Center! No magnifying glass needed here; these bugs are larger than life! Experience giant bug animatronics, a world-class insect collection, and interactive educational stations. See the world of bugs through their eyes, find out about “the good, the bad, the ugly” of the insect world, even play with our remote-controlled robotic bugs!

LOCATION:
Discovery Science Center
2500 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92705

INFORMATION:
714-542-2823


Victorians After Dark
October 22, 2010

What was under that dignity and restraint? Experience the “dark side” of the Victorian Era in this 80 minute exploration of the various “unmentionable” aspects of the Victorian lifestyle. Discover that the morality of the time wasn’t as oppressed as we have come to believe. Learn about Victorian vice, undergarments, funerary practices, and medical breakthroughs. See if you can reach “the other side” in a Victorian parlour Séance.

Recommended for mature audiences. For dinner and the interactive show, tickets are $45.00.

LOCATION:
Heritage Museum of Orange County
3101 West Harvard Street
Santa Ana

INFORMATION:
714-540-0404


BOO at the Zoo
October, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 2010
5:30 – 8 pm

Halloween family festival with trick-or-treating, costumes, lights and decorations, nocturnal animal presentations, train & carrousel rides. For the older kids, they also offer “Teen Scream,” a haunted house filled with thrills and chills. This ghoulish attraction has a separate entrance, but is included with the price of admission.

$12/person (only $6/Member) ages 2 & up children under 2 free

LOCATION:
Santa Ana Zoo
1801 E. Chestnut Ave

INFORMATION:
714-953-8555

SEAL BEACH

Trick or Treating on Main Street
October 31, 2010
11 am – 4 pm

Merchants will dress in costume to greet young trick-or-treaters on Halloween.

LOCATION:
Main Street

INFORMATION:
562-799-0179

SILVERADO CANYON / TRABUCO CANYON

Haunted Tour up Black Star Canyon
Saturday, October 23, 2010
7pm – 9pm

By lantern light, follow the ghost of William Wolfskill up Black Star Canyon where he massacred an entire Indian village. Hear stories about grizzly bears, wolves, and jaguars. Look for tarantulas, bats, and owls. Wear your favorite Halloween costume. Beware the mysterious spooks concealed within the Chaparral. Meet at the great sandstone rock next to the pipe gate at end Black Star Canyon Rd. Cost: $10 donation per person

Cost: $10 donation per person. For ages 13 and up (Minors must be accompanied by parent or guardian.)

LOCATION:
Meet at the end of Black Star Canyon Rd, Silverado, CA 92676. Take Santiago Canyon Rd east from Jamboree, follow past Irvine Lake, turn left on Silverado Cyn Rd, turn left on Black Star Cyn Rd, follow all the way to white pipe gate and park. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.


Pirates of Frontier
2010 Date TBA

The 3rd Annual “Pirates of Frontier” haunted house will be held at the end of Frontier Street in Wagon Wheel (101 Frontier Street). This year, we are accepting donations on behalf of the Katie Hawley Fund, which assists the Hawley family as they help their daughter fight the effects of cancer.

The excitement all starts on Halloween Night, when the cul de sac at the end of Frontier Street will be transported into an amazing scene from the age of swashbucklers. The Pirates of Frontier will include 5 different areas: The Pirate Shack, Redbeard’s Saloon, Outdoor Graveyard, Torture Chamber& Davy Jones’ Shipwreck

LOCATION:
101 Frontier Street
Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679

INFORMATION:
piratesoffrontier@yahoo.com

WESTMINSTER

Halloween events at the Westminster Mall
2010 information TBA

LOCATION:
Westminster Mall

INFORMATION:
714-898-2558

 Reproduce Courtesy of Orangecounty.net

   
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