October is here, and things are getting spooky in Surf City USA! There are so many Halloween festivals and celebrations in Huntington Beach plus plenty of offerings from nearby Orange County attractions to get your fix of candy and hair-raising screams. Celebrate All Hallow's Eve all throughout October with these amazing events!
Pumpkin Patch Party at the Beach
When: Saturday, October 18 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: 1720 PCH (corner of 18th St.) in Downtown Huntington Beach
What do you mean there aren't pumpkins by the beach? The Coldwell Banker-Campbell Realtors in Huntington Beach are hosting a FREE Pumpkin Patch Party by the beach with 1,500 pumpkins to give away (one for each child in attendance)! Enjoy carnival games, face painting, balloon creations, dancing to a live DJ, raffles, a live auction, and so much more! The entire family will have fun getting into the Halloween spirit.
The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor
When: Select nights between October 2 and November 2
Where: The Queen Mary: 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA (by the Aquarium of the Pacific)
If you're brave enough, venture to Southern California's only Halloween haunt that is actually haunted! The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor features mazes and entertainment that bring the historical ship's haunted history to life. Meet the Spirits of the Dark Harbor and encounter an abundance of monsters that live within the ship's depths. On October 31, families are invited to the kid-friendly Little Monsters Ball with trick-or-treating and fun entertainment! Tickets must be purchased in advance. Visit the Queen Mary's official website for more information.
Halloween Trunk N Treat
When: Friday, October 24 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: Redeemer Lutheran Church and Preschool:
Just because you are on vacation doesn't mean you have to miss out on one of the best parts of Halloween: trick or treating! Vehicles with decorated trunks will be parked in rows inside the church's parking lot, handing out candy and prizes to all children. That way, you can trick or treat safely while you are staying in Huntington Beach.
HB Halloween Fest
When: Friday October 31 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: Downtown Huntington Beach: 200 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA
On the evening of Halloween, Downtown Huntington Beach is transforming into HBoo Spookytown! This festival is packed with frighteningly fun activities such as trick-or-treating, games, entertainment, costume contests and more. HB is one of the dog-friendliest destinations around, and Halloween wouldn't be the same without your furry best friend. Your canine is invited to come in costume and enter the Howl-o-ween costume contest!
Sunset Beach Halloween Party
When: Friday October 31 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Where: Sunset Beach Community Center: 16861 12th St, Sunset Beach, CA
You and your family are invited to the Sunset Beach Community Association's annual Halloween Party! This year, the party is Egyptian themed, featuring Halloween decorations, games, and activities everyone will enjoy.
Knott's Scary Farm
When: Select nights from October 1 - November 1
Where: Knott's Berry Farm, Buena Park, CA
One of the scariest Halloween experiences in Southern California, Knott's Scary Farm brings you up close with terrifying monsters and chilling frights. In addition to its rides, shows, and more than 10 mazes and scare zones, the park is offering a brand new zombie-hunting experience, Special Ops: Infected. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Visit the official website or check out our Frightfully Delightful Getaway Package to see how you can save on a Huntington Beach hotel stay and tickets to Knott's Scary Farm!
What's your favorite part of Halloween? The candy and decorations or bone-chilling frights?
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