Halloween Events In Orange County 2021

Life is returning to some degree of normalcy as Halloween events are back in Orange County! If you love ghostly tales, frightful flicks, thrill / chill rides and seasonal scares you can find plenty of fearsomely well-produced attractions, ghost walks and ensorcelled exhibits across Orange County this time of year. Here is a list of what Southern California is offering in 2021 - do double check times, prices, parking and safety guidelines before you go.

Orange County Halloween Events organized by city

Anaheim

FREE Halloween Night Market
Anaheim GardenWalk October 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th, 31st
3:00PM; 5:00PM; 7:00PM timed entry
Enjoy an evening of shopping from 60+ of your favorite spooky vendors, live entertainment, food trucks, and fun photo ops!

Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party
Disney California Adventure select nights Sept 9–Oct. 31st
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! 

FREE Anaheim Plaza Trick-or-Treat
Anaheim Plaza Oct. 30, 2021
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.

Buena Park

$52+/person Knott’s Spooky Farm
Knott’s Berry Farm | Saturdays & Sundays, Sept. 25 – Oct. 31
9:00AM-5:00PM
Enjoy the spooktacular Halloween season at Knott”s Spooky Farm, an event full of Halloween activities for kids ages 3-11. Little ghouls can trick-or-treat through Ghost Town to collect sweet Halloween treats. Fun Halloween-themed shows are in store. Guests of all ages can learn about the creepy crawly critters occupying Ghost Town”s Livery Stable. 

The Halloween Hootenanny returns as The Timber Mountain Log Ride transforms with spooky but family-friendly surprises. The fall daytime Seasons of Fun event is included with regular park admission or your Season Pass.

$50+/person Knott’s Scary Farm
Knott’s Berry Farm | Select Dates Sept. 16 – Oct. 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. 

$64.95/adult Pirate’s Diner Adventure’s Vampirate’s!
Pirate’s Dinner Adventure | Sept. 30 – Oct. 31, 2021
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!

There will also be a costume contest every Saturday and Sunday for ghouls and goblins of all ages! However, all costumes must be family friendly, no masks and no weapons.

Corona Del Mar

FREE Cabinet of Curiosities
Roger’s Gardens | September 6-October 30, 2021
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.  

$25 non-member; $15 member Creatures of the Night
Sherman Gardens & Library | October 29-30, 2021
5:00PM-8:00PM
Creatures of the Night is a lively and engaging event where families can come to have fun while learning about the habits of birds of prey and nocturnal animals. 

Enjoy an eerie garden walk and discover what plants do after dark. Toxic specimens, night blooming plants, and the Forbidden Jungle await! Dissect an owl pellet in the Nocturnal Alley, or create your own baby owlet out of a pinecone at the craft table. Or both! 

Attendees will receive a passport to explore the Gardens after dark and visit interactive animal stations that delve into the nocturnal world and its inhabitants. Guests can get up close to birds of prey, tortoises, creepy, crawly bugs and get a close look at dissected carnivorous plants. Scorpions, tarantulas, lizards, snakes and other nocturnal animals will all be in the gardens. It is not a trick-or-treating, haunted house, or scary adventure.

Costa Mesa

$35+ Boo Ha Ha!
OC Fair | October 29-30, 2021
6:00PM-12:00AM
The Boo Ha Ha will feature 3 hours of unlimited beer tastings from some of the nations top breweries! We will have a strong focus on Oktoberfest and German style lagers but will of course… have all the west coast favorites as well! Beer Tastings will be available from 6PM – 9PM and concessions will be available afterwards. 

We strongly encourage costumes! The event will feature live music from an AMAZING lineup of artists that are sure to make this one of the most memorable Halloween weekends of your life! 

$20/person (includes a U-Pick Pumpkin) Hana Field Pumpkin Patch
Hana Field | October 1-31, 2021 (weekends only)
9:00AM-6:00PM
Pick your own pumpkin! Wander through the flower fields! Take a Wagon Ride around the fields! Open on weekends only.

FREE Barkoberfest
Tewinkle Park | October 30, 2021
11:00AM-2:00PM
Pet adoptions, pet costume contets, vendors, dog training introductory class, and much more!

Fullerton

$30+ The 17th Door Haunt Experience
1851 W Orangethorpe Avenue | select dates September 17-October 31, 2021
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!

FREE Downtown Fullerton Market
723 S Harbor Blvd | October 23, 2021
12:00PM-5:00PM
Support 15+ vendors at Downtown Fullerton Market pop-up. Family and Pet Friendly event. Dog Halloween Costume Contest at 1pm. Kids Halloween Costume contest at 3pm. Food, drinks, live DJ, live giveaways.

Huntington Beach

FREE Halloween Bash
SeaSalt Beachside Burger | October 30, 2021
5:00PM-8:00PM
Join us for a Halloween costume concert at the beach!! Live music, food, beer, wine, pet and kid friendly! Wear your costume. 

$20/family Fall Fest
Worthy Park | October 23, 2021
3:30PM-8:30PM
Fun family activities will include: a pumpkin patch and carving station, games, food trucks, a move and more! 3:30-6pm fall fest activities. 6:30-8:30pm: Monster House screening. Register online at hbsands.org. Activity code: 411202.

Irvine

$6/person Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch
Tanaka Farms | September 18-October 31, 2021
9:00AM-6:00PM
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.

$12; $10 online Spooky Baby Steps
Pretend City | October 10, 2021
8:00AM-9:30AM
Join us for this October’s Baby Steps event as we explore some of nature’s creepy crawly critters! Exploring the different types of bugs in your backyard or on your evening walks can teach your little one about nature and help them develop positive attitudes towards themselves, natural life, and the earth! Asking questions such as “I wonder what’s under the rock?”, “What is that bird eating?”, and “Does that flower smell good?” encourages and nurtures early interest in the natural world! Specifically, for: Infant (0-18 months), grownups. For the comfort of our infant guests, no older siblings please.  

Included with museum admission The OC Ghostbusters
Pretend City | October 23, 2021
All day
We ain’t fraid of no ghosts…especially because the Ghostbusters will be here to handle all of the ghouls and goblins that try to impede on our fun. Join us for a spooky good time with hands-on activities and photo-ops.  

Included with museum admission Frankenstein Friday
Pretend City | October 29, 2021
All day
In honor of Mary Shelley’s classic fictional character, Frankenstein, we’re celebrating this green giant with monstrously fun activities. We may not be mad scientists, but we’re mad about monsters! 

Included with museum admission Trick-or-Treat through the City
Pretend City | October 31, 2021
General Admission: 12:00PM, 3:00PM & 4:00PM | Members Only: 10:30 AM  

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!  

Ladera Ranch

FREE Family Ghost Bingo
Ladera Ranch Library | Oct. 13, 2021
4:00PM-5:00PM

BOO! It’s BINGO! Join us for a spooooky, fun time playing Ghost Bingo for booooks and treats. Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Ladera Ranch Library

Laguna Niguel

FREE Haunted Trails
Crown Valley Park | Oct. 22-24, 2021
6:30PM-10:00PM

Haunted Trails is back again for another year of terrifying thrills! You are invited to join us on the trail for three memorable nights that are sure to haunt your dreams. Our undead monsters are eagerly awaiting your arrival. This year’s event will be reservation based, limited, and will sell out. Reservations will open online and in person in early October. Not recommended for children under 8 years old.

FREE Halloween Snap & Treats
Crown Valley Amphitheater | Oct. 16, 2021
9:00AM-4:00PM

Put on your Halloween costumes and join us for family photo snaps. Bring your cell phones to take pictures with the harvest themed backdrops. You can also stop by the craft table for a scarecrow surprise! 

Reservations are required and will be available on Friday, October 1 at 9:00 AM. One 10-minute time slot per family and a maximum of 6 people per group. Furry friends are welcome and must be on leash! 

Starting on October 1st, you can reserve your time slot at bit.ly/HalloweenSnapandTreat2021.

Mission Viejo

Starting at $20 for adultsHaunt of Halloween
Kaleidoscope Mall | Sept. 30 – Oct. 31, 2021 (Thursday-Sunday)
12:00PM

The event will feature a haunted maze, interactive scare zone, face-your-fears attraction, up-close horror pop up, thriller workshop, and makeovers by Hollywood special-effects makeup artists from Cinema Makeup School. You will also enjoy a souvenir photo op, sideshows and acts, live interactive reptile exhibit, meet and greets, pumpkin patch, kid-friendly trick-or-treating, Halloween-themed food and more! 

FREEFall Family Photos
Pacific Hills Drive & Glenwood Drive | Oct. 23, 2021
9:00AM-12:00PM

Bring your kids/family and have a free photo taken with a fun fall backdrop. Wear your Halloween costume if you would like to. Or just take this opportunity to have a family picture taken.

Newport Beach

FREE Annual Fall Faire & Pumpkin Patch
Environmental Nature Center | Oct. 17, 2021
10:00AM-3:00PM

Embark on a “Craft Crawl” and “Story Walk”. Play nature games, and watch performances around the “Fire Circle Stage”. Enjoy delicious treats from our SavorOC restaurant sponsors.  Get your face painted and pick up a pumpkin or two!

FREE Halloween Spectacular
Crean Mariners Branch Library | Oct. 30 2021
3:00PM-6:00PM

There will be LIVE music, trunk-or-treat area, haunted maze, carnival games, bounce houses, costume contests, food trucks and fun for the whole family! 

FREE Boo at the Bay: Family Halloween Party
2301 University Drive | Oct. 30 2021
11:00AM-3:00PM

Join us at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center for a fun family Halloween party featuring spooky stories, creepy crafts, weird science experiments, bizarre animals, and hair-raising games.   All children who attend in costume will receive ghoulish door prizes. 

Minors aged 16 and younger must have a legal guardian present at all times.

Orange

FREE Treats in the Street
Old Towne Orange | Oct. 28, 2021
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.

Placentia

FREE The Pumpkin Patch
300 Yorba Linda Boulevard | Oct. 8-31, 2021
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.

Rancho Santa Margarita

FREE Halloween Family Festival
D30842 La Miranda | Oct. 31, 2021
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, enter the costume contest, and join in the child and pet costume parade. Attendees are encouraged to capture their favorite memories at a festive photo booth, purchase refreshments from local vendors, and enjoy music, games, and more.

San Clemente

$5 Spooky San Clemente
San Clemente Community Center | Oct. 23,2021
4:00PM-7:00PM

Tricks & Treats for All Ages! Grab your costumes and bring the family to the Community Center for a night of games, costume contest, trick-o-treating, pumpkins, and more! Avoid the ticket lines and purchase your pre-sale wristbands today for only $5. 

FREE The Pumpkin Patch
Outlets at San Clemente | September 24-31, 2021
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.

Santa Ana

$19.95/adult; $14.95/child Spooky Science featuring The Monster Academy
Discovery Cube | Oct. 1-30,2021
10:00AM-5:00PM

Our spook-tacular celebration is right around the corner. Spooky Science featuring the Monster Academy is coming soon. Visit on Halloween weekend, October 30 and 31, for the costume party parade and trick-or-treating at the museum! 

$29.95/person (3+) Boo at the Zoo
Santa Ana Zoo | Oct. 23, Oct. 24, Oct. 29, Oct. 30
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!

$45 2021 Witches’ Brew Tea
Heritage Museum | Oct. 16, 2021
11:00AM1:00PM

Join the Victorian Tea Society at Heritage Museum for fiendish food and Witches’ Brew! Don’t forget to bring your broom and costume! There will be spooky house tours and photo opportunities!

Member:$5 General: $10 Virtual Public Tour- Halloween Tours: Unsolved Mysteries
Bowers Museum | October 3, 7, 13, 24, 31, 2021
12:00AM-11:59PM
Join us for a spine-tingling experience that will haunt you! This 30-minute tour in the Historic Wing highlights mysteries surrounding the Bowers’ oldest artifacts and a ghostly presence often felt in the museum’s original building, dating back to 1936. Ticketholders will receive a private link to view the online presentation prior to the tour. 

Tustin

FREE Tustin Block Party and Street Fair
Old Town Tustin | October 21
4:00PM-9:00PM
There will be live music, family games and entertainment, shopping vendors and more! Families are welcome to come and trick-or-treat to each table for some free candy and a fun Halloween evening.

Please keep in mind that El Camino Real will be closed from 3 to 10 PM that day (between Main St. and First St.) for our spook-tacular party.

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