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!
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.
HB Halloween Fest
When: Friday October 31 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: Downtown Huntington Beach: 200 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA
Venture into Downtown Huntington Beach on Halloween, when Downtown becomes HBoo Spookytown. For children of all ages, this annual Halloween celebration comes courtesy of the Downtown Business Improvement District. The spooky festivities include trick-or-treating, pony rides, a petting zoo, games, entertainment, kids and canine costume contests, and more.
The festivities will take place in downtown Huntington Beach along the first three blocks of Main Street and on the first block of 5th Street at The Strand. Costume contest participants must sign in at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the contest. Kids costume contest begins at 5:00 pm; canine howl-o-ween costume contest begins at 6:30 pm at The Strand. All kids activities are free!
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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