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Halloween Fun for the Whole Family

Spooktacular Fun in San Diego

The wait leading up to chocolate bliss can be torture, but there are plenty of fun ways to celebrate the spooktacular Halloween fun in San Diego throughout the month of October!

*Please note, events are subject to change and cancellation. Please confirm the event information by visiting the event website. 

SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular

Fun for the Little Ones

SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular

When: September 18 - October 31, 2021
SeaWorld's biggest fall festival with weekends brimming with family fun, catch spooky live shows, join in on Halloween activities and let the little ones trick-or-treat throughout the park in a safe, family-friendly environment.

HalGLOWeen at the San Diego Zoo

When: October 1-31, 2021
Plan to join the San Diego Zoo for musical entertainment, special performances, Dr. Zoolittle, and more family friendly fun will light up the night every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening in October. Kids 11 and younger are free, and can come in costume for even more seasonal excitement.

LEGOLAND Brick-or-Treat Party Nights

When: October 2-30, 2021
Every Saturday night, LEGOLAND® California Resort creates Halloween excitement with live entertainment, character meet-and-greets, costume contests, and treat stations during extended Park open hours! 

Haunted Harvest

When: October 2-30, 2021
Special evenings in October at Fort Cross will entail some seasonal spooky fun, if you dare... with Jug Band Music, Hoedown, Ghost Stories, and Haunted Hayrides.

Not-So-Scary Estuary Family Discovery Day

When: October 17, 2021
Discover hoots + howls at a nature-themed Halloween Family Day! Costumes are encouraged! Kids can join hands-on interactive activities, from craft-making to live animal encounters. Nature gets the spotlight with a fun variety of family-friendly experiences and nature walks in a Halloween theme.

Villains in the Village!

When: October 23, 2021
We dare you to try and keep your wits about you while strolling through the treelined streets of Third Avenue Village in Chula Vista. Over 20 nefarious characters and uncanny activities will torment and trick thrill seekers of all ages.

HauntFest on Main

When: October 29, 2021
HauntFest on Main is an exciting family friendly event in Downtown El Cajon with a pumpkin patch, costume contest, kidz zone, rides, entertainment and more!

Trick-or-Treat on India Street

When: October 29, 2021
This fun and safe Halloween event makes it possible for urban families to enjoy authentic trick-or-treating fun as Little Italy businesses along historic India Street open their doors to give out candy and Halloween treats.

Lions Tigers & Bears Annual Spooky Campover

Mayhem at the Museums

Pumpkin Express

When: October 9-31, 2021
Join the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association in the Pumpkin Express Halloween Celebration complete with a train ride, pumpkin patch and more.

Haunted Aquarium

When: October 22-24, 2021
Meet slimy sea creatures, learn about mysterious animals from the sea, and get up close with spooky science in this family-friendly event!

Lions, Tigers & Bears Spooky Campover

When: October 29-30, 2021
Enjoy a wild and ghoulish night under the stars with the rescued exotic animals of Lions Tigers & Bears. The annual Spooky Campover is a family favorite you do not want to miss! Enjoy pumpkin carving (don't forget your pumpkin), s'mores by the campfire, and more.

Whaley House

Haunted Houses and Tours

Ghosts & Gravestones Frightseeing Tour

When: August 31 - October 31, 2021
Dying to take a ride on the dark side? Join us for a spirited & entertaining tour built on stories of history, mystery and legends of San Diego's past! Travel back in time with us and learn about the spirits of notorious wild characters like gunslingers, gamblers, and ladies of the night who lived and died in San Diego.

Haunted Happenings Tour

When: September 3 - Ongoing
Learn the official account of Kate Morgan's 1892 visit to The Del and why her spirit never left in this 45-minute ghostly tour of the resort. Walk in Kate's footsteps after dark as you uncover the mystery of her death, other spirits who haunt the hotel and ghostly guest encounters.
Note: Haunted Happenings Tour is designed for kids 10 and older.

Whaley House

When: Anticipated reopening Fall 2021
Step into one of America's Most Haunted Houses and immediately feel a chill! See something out of the corner of your eye that you can't explain? Hear the sound of a ball bouncing off the wall but don't see it? This October, the Whaley House will be offering extended hours and the chance for you to have an actual paranormal encounter.

*Please note, events are subject to change and cancellation. Please confirm the event information by visiting the event website.

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Kids Go Free to SeaWorld Spooktacular

SeaWorld San Diego
Valid: Sep 18 - Oct 31, 2021

Get your kids’ costumes ready, because kids go FREE (1 per paid adult) to SeaWorld Spooktacular through October 31, 2021! Enjoy an exciting trick-or-treating candy trail, fall-flavored food...

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