Fall is here which means it’s time to start thinking about the holidays – first up, Halloween! It is one of those holidays that can make you feel like a kid again, especially if you’re going to be dressing up your kids and wandering from house to house in search of the best candy.
With that said, where can you take your kids this Halloween in Orange County? Here are some of our top picks to take your little devils.
Howl O’ Ween (Huntington Beach, CA)
Bring your flesh babies and your fur babies to 5 Points Plaza & Kahoots Pet Store for a fun-filled Howl-O-Ween Party on Sunday, October 24 from 11am – 2pm. Some of the festivities include:
- Trick-or-treating for dogs
- Halloween-themed photo booth
- Critter encounters at the Creepy Crawly Animal Exhibit from 11:30am – 1:30pm
- Pet parade and contest w/prizes at 1:30pm
- Barbeque and refreshments
Trick-Or-Treat Through the City (Pretend City – Irvine, CA)
On Halloween day, your kids can come to Pretend City in Irvine dressed in their ghoulish costumes and wander the “streets” of this pretend city for candy and treats.
- Smart Art: Halloween pARTy! > Come one, come all to create and craft fun Halloween-inspired art at a Halloween pARTy inside the Art Studio.
- Music & Movement: Monster Mash > Disco Dracula is ready to dance! These creepy, kooky and totally jammin’ tunes will have children of all ages moving and grooving!
- Sensational Story Time (12pm): Join Jaclyn Coy as she reads her story, The Lonely Little House Ghost.
Presented By: Pretend City
Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine
Times: General Admission Trick-or-Treating at 12:30pm and 3:00pm & 4pm
Members Only Trick-or-Treating at 10:30am
Price: Free – included with museum admission
Rise OC Trunk O’ Treat (Costa Mesa, CA)
Join Rise OC for a safe (masks required) trunk or treat for kids! Trunks, treats, photo area, and more! Costumes are encouraged but no scary ones, please.
Presented By: Rise OC
Date: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Address: Rise OC church parking lot: 3198-B Airport Loop Drive, Costa Mesa
Times: 1 – 3pm
Halloween Night Market (Anaheim, CA)
If you really want to make an afternoon and night out of Halloween, enjoy shopping from your favorite spooky vendors, live entertainment, food trucks, and fun photo ops!
Presented By: STC GardenWalk
Date: October 22 & 23, October 30 & 31, 2021
Address: 400 Disney Way, Anaheim, CA 92802
Times: Times vary. Register for free tickets here.
Irvine Railroad Pumpkin Patch (Irvine, CA)
Irvine Railroad has fall and Halloween activities for kids of all ages such as cookie decorating, face painting, tractor racing, panning for gold, train rides, pony rides, and much more. Admission is free with tickets for activities available for purchase. Please note that a parking fee will be charged by the County of Orange for each vehicle that enters Irvine Regional Park.
Presented By: Irvine Railroad
Date: September 18 – October 31, 2021
Weekdays 10am – 5pm
Weekends 8am – 6pm
Address: 1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869
Price: Free admission – activity tickets, $6/each
Fall Harvest Festival (Aliso Viejo)
The Fall Harvest Festival features include games, entertainment, a kid’s costume parade, community booths, and trick or treating.
Presented By: Aliso Viejo Community Association
Date: October 23, 2021
Time: 10am – 12pm
Address: Grand Park – 6101 City Lights Drive, Aliso Viejo