Spooky and fun Halloween events happening around SoCal
LOS ANGELES – It’s time for the witches and ghosts to come out and play as Halloween approaches.
The haunting season is in full swing this year, with dozens of spooky, frightening, and family-friendly events happening across Southern California. From haunted houses and cart rides to escape rooms and thrilling roller coasters, there is something fun for everyone.
Below is a list of events happening around SoCal.
Six Flags Fear Festival: Scary monsters come out to play in this terrifying theme park. Walk around haunted mazes, graveyard, and meet monsters in spooky areas. Visitors can also scream at the top of their lungs on the park’s thrilling roller coasters. Fright Fest also offers live entertainment, games and shows. The event takes place on certain dates from September 11 to October 31. Tickets are on sale now at sixflags.com/magicmountain.
Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights: The films come to life on Halloween Horror Nights. This year the park will feature mazes of the hit movies “The Exorcist”, “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, “The Bride of Frankenstein” and more. There are fear zones throughout the park and live performances. Horror Nights takes place on select dates from September 9 to October 31. For more information on tickets, visit hollywood.halloweenhorrornights.com.
Knott’s Scary Farm: Knott’s Spooky Farm is known as SoCal’s biggest and most haunted Halloween event. This year the attractions feature Paranormal Inc., 20’s Gore-ing, CarnEVIL, Boo-fest and more. Over 1,000 horrific creatures lurk in the dark, ready to frighten visitors. Knott’s Scary Farm takes place on select dates September 16 through October 31. You can find more information online at knotts.com.
Disney’s Oogie Boogie Bash: Trick or Treat with Minnie and Mickey at Disney’s California Adventure Park. Guests can wear their costumes and hang out with their favorite Disney character. Customers can enjoy spooky yet delicious food and drink, off-world decor, live entertainment including a spooky parade, and of course the iconic Disney rides and attractions. Oogie Boogie Bash takes place on select nights in September and October. More information can be found at disneyland.disney.go.com.
Los Angeles County
Los Angeles Haunted Cart Ride: The iconic Haunted Hayride is back with a vengeance this year. Take a spooky stroll through Midnight Falls where the Wood Witch and her army come to life. Guests can also take advantage of the fear zones and other attractions. The Haunted Hayride is open select nights from September 24 to October 31. Tickets are on sale at losangeleshauntedhayride.com.
Haunt ‘O Ween LA: Haunt ‘O Ween LA is an immersive, family-friendly Halloween experience in Woodland Hills. The event features a playground full of spooky and fun adventures for people of all ages. Visitors can carve pumpkins, go on tricks or treats, play games, get their face makeup done, and watch shows. Tickets are available at socalhauntoween.com.
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Illusion: Guests can participate in an interactive theatrical performance known as Reaper’s Remorse. The illusion is known as a “moving room” where guests move through various locations as the story unfolds. In this unique experience, guests will have the chance to explore, climb, crawl and wander through terrifying places. You can find more information at enterdelusion.com.
The Freeform “Halloween Road”: The fourth annual Halloween Road is back, but this year it will be a socially distant experience. The immersive event features attractions from popular films like “The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton”, “Hocus Pocus” and “The Addams Family”. The event also features games, shows, drag show, ride or treat, beer and wine garden and much more. The event takes place at the Heritage Square Museum and is open to the public October 1-5. Visit freeform.com. for more information.
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The haunt of urban legends: Experience a Halloween haunt behind the wheel at the OC Fairgrounds. Customers can participate in an immersive storytelling and terrifying experience from the comfort and safety of their own car. The event features live performers and four interactive fear zones. More information can be found at urbanlegendshaunt.com.
The Halloween Lair: You can enjoy interactive mazes and spooky areas at Haunt of Halloween in Mission Viejo. The event features a terrifying maze for adults, but also Halloween fun for kids with a not-so-scary haunted maze, trick or treat, and pumpkin carving. Other unique attractions include a sensory pull to face your fears, an up-close horror pop-up, live performances, and even a reptile exhibit. Visit hauntofhalloween.com for more information.
Haunted Prism: This year, Prism Haunted House will feature a new maze that will feature map projection, movie-quality special effects, and live monsters. The event also features the “Museum of Life” where guests can explore weird weirdnesses gathered in the known universe. Find more information at prismhauntedhouse.com.
The 17th gate: The 17th Gate is a timed haunting experience that takes guests approximately 34 minutes. It’s known as one of California’s longest haunted mazes, and perhaps one of the scariest, too… guests must sign a waiver to enter. If the guests can’t handle the fear, there’s a safe word to go out. Customers can also experience the “Field Trip” which is an additional 45 minutes experience and the “Virtual Reality” which adds an additional 15 minutes experience. It is a unique experience not to be missed. Ticket information is available at the17thdoor.com.
Coffin stream: Guests can enter Brimstone Asylum, the Dark Realm, and more with their five terrifying attractions. You will also be able to enjoy the Dark Shadow Marketplace. Coffin Creek is open every weekend in October. Visit coffincreek.com for more information.
Terror of Temecula: Temecula Terror is one of the newest haunted attractions in the Inland Empire. The event includes three mazes and a giant scary area; there are even spooky cocktails for adults and a kids’ area for little monsters to explore. Take a stroll down Hyde Street, pass through Butterfield Asylum, and explore the small Crypt City graveyard. Temecula Terror opens to the public on October 1. Visit their website at temeculaterror.com for more information.
San Bernardino County
Dark Harvest Haunted Attraction: Dark Harvest is Southern California’s only haunted corn maze and takes around 30 minutes to complete. In addition to the corn maze, the event features a zombie paintball attraction, fear zone, carnival rides, food vendors, a petting zoo, a sunflower plot, and tons of pumpkins. Dark Harvest is now part of Frosty’s Forest. Dark Harvest will be open select nights from September 30 through October 31. You can find more information online at darkharvesthaunt.com.
Pumpkins in the Pines: It’s full of pumpkins in Sky Park. There is family fun for everyone at this unique pumpkin patch. Families can have fun picking, painting and carving their own pumpkin. Children can also enjoy a treasure hunt. Sky Park also hosts skate nights on Saturdays. Find more information on skyparksantasvillage.com/pumpkins.