Best Orange County Halloween Events for 2017

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From haunted mazes, hotels and houses to masquerade balls, here are 30+ Orange County Halloween events.

 

Haunt at Heritage Hill
Oct. 13-14. Dare to be a part of the 10th annual Haunt at Heritage Hill. This event will include The Haunted School House Fright Maze, scream zones including The Joker’s Side Show Maze, the return of Backwoods Nightmare, a DJ, light show, screenings of classic horror films, guest appearances and prizes. Costumes recommended, but no masks. 6:30-10:30 p.m. $8/pp. Heritage Hill Historical Park, 25151 Serrano Rd., Irvine. 949.273.6960. lakeforestca.gov

 

Boot Hill 2017
Oct. 13-14, 20-22, 27-29. In its 18th year, Boot Hill is back to haunt the residents of Irvine. The unearthly spirits from the Old West town of Bridgewood will materialize for eight haunting nights, transforming into the old church and cemetery that once occupied the hallowed ground. Beware the ghost of Jedediah Smith, as he has been known to roam the decaying grounds of Boot Hill, exacting revenge on all who cross his path… Parking is available at nearby Springbook Elementary School. 7-10 p.m. Free. 16 Goldenrod, Irvine, 818.633.0300. legendofboothill.com

 

Pumpkin Patch Haunt: The Fleshyard Haunted Maze
Oct. 13-31. Get ready to be scared, thrilled and startled by the most depraved souls. Expect loud noises, special effects, gory visuals and terrifying imagery. See websites for select dates. Ages 12+. $20 GA. Free parking. 5702 E La Palma Ave., Anaheim, 626.831.5321. pumpkinpatchhaunt.com

 

Hallow’s Eve Bowl Jam
Oct. 21. The Hallow’s Eve Bowl Jam is a crowd favorite, great for skaters and spectators alike. Held at the skatepark, a new obstacle will be featured this year. Registration 3 p.m., event 5-10 p.m. $20. Etnies Skatepark, 20028 Lake Forest Dr., Lake Forest, 949.916.5870. etniesskatepark.com

 

Boo at the Santa Ana Zoo
Oct. 21, 22, 28-29. Grab your costumes and join the zoo for their annual “merry not scary” celebration in a fun, safe and family-friendly setting. Jump on board the “boofari” express train and make your way through 10 prize stations along the trick-or-treat trail. Other entertainment includes Halloween-themed games, storytelling, sing-alongs and visits with nocturnal animals. 5:30-8 p.m. Members $9.95, non-members $19.95; free for children 2 and under. 1801 Chestnut Ave., Santa Ana, 714.836.4000. santaanazoo.org

 

Night at the Surfing Museum
Oct. 26. Join Ben Hansen, Syfy channel host and paranormal investigator, for an unforgettable experience. Hear local ghost stories and lore about the spirit of Duke Kahanamoko body surfing near the Huntington Beach pier, unexplained events at the haunted Surfing Museum and ghostly sightings at nearby Shorebreak Hotel. 7-9 p.m. Pre-sale $25, door $30. Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum, 411 Olive Ave., Huntington Beach, 866.446.7803. hauntedorange.webs.com

 

17th Annual Haunted Trails
Oct. 26-28. Guests will be escorted in groups through a series of mazes and tents themed as Freak Show, Fortune Teller, Spider Maze and Clown Alley. Other spooky haunts include frightful music, black lights, fog machines, strobe lights and clowns popping out along the trail. Ages 8+. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $13 pre-sale, $15 GA. Crown Valley Park, 29751 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel, 949.425.5100. lnhauntedtrails.com

 

Blood Ball: Neon Paint Party Halloween Edition
Oct. 27. What’s a neon paint party without 10,000 gallons of non-toxic glow-in-the-dark paint? There will be state-of-the-art sound, carbon dioxide blasters, paint cannons and more. Wear all-white clothing for the full paint effect. Valid state ID is required to enter the concert venue. 18+ to enter, 21+ to drink. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $15-$25. Free parking. The Reef, 880 South Harbor Scenic Drive, Long Beach. Tickets

 

Casino Royale Halloween Bash
Oct. 27. The name’s Lounge. Aqua Lounge. And this year’s Halloween party will be Casino Royale themed. Costume-lovin’ celebrators should don their Vegas or Monte Carlo best and come sip the Lounge’s signature drinks such as Aqua Old Fashion and Dutch Mule while its DJ sets the mood for this autumn bash. 9 p.m. $20 GA, $250 VIP booth. Aqua Lounge, 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.760.4920. Tickets

 

M.E. Halloween Yacht Party Night Club
Oct. 27. Sail across the ocean during MidKnight Energy’s Halloween yacht party. Stay for the after-party at Baja Beach Cafe from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. for food, pool, shuffleboard, beer pong tournaments, flip cup and music. 6-10 p.m. $25-$350. 3101 West Coast Highway #160, Newport Beach. Tickets

 

Haunted-Hills

Enter the Haunted Hills and hope you won’t lose you way.

Haunted Hills
Oct. 27-28. Dare to come to Laguna Hills and enter this frightful maze that will send shivers down your spine. This event is recommended for the brave only. Ages 7+. F 8-10 p.m.; Sa 8:30-10 p.m. $10/pp. Laguna Hills Community Center and Sports Complex, 25555 Alicia Parkway, Laguna Hills, 949.707.2680. ci.laguna-hills.ca.us

 

HEX
Oct. 27-28. Be part of Orange County’s largest costume event featuring heart-pounding live entertainment, themed bars, an escape room, $500 costume contest and devilish delights all wrapped in wicked decor. See website for more details. 21+. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $1,200 VIP, $45 GA. E Sports Arena, 120 W. 5th Street, Santa Ana. Public parking location: 300 W. 5th Street, Santa Ana. sinisterpointe.com

 

Eat, Drink and Be Scary
Oct. 28. Hotel Irvine invites guests to the third annual Eat, Drink and Be Scary Costume Party at Red Bar and Lounge. Get ready for an evening filled with specialty cocktails, a group costume contest with prizes, beats from their local DJ and a scary good time. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $10-$500. Red Bar And Lounge, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 949.225.6780. Tickets

 

Halloween Yacht Party
Oct. 28. Get your costume and come aboard the beautiful Ambassador Yacht in Newport Harbor. During this four-hour trip, enjoy a dinner buffet, a DJ spinning Top 40 hits and a full bar. $500 cash prize will be awarded to the best costume. 21+. Doors open 6:30 p.m.; Event 7-11 p.m. $89 GA; $125 reserved banquet table; $175 reserved couch area. 2901 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, 714.485.6543. annualyachtparties.com

 

Haunted OC Hotel Halloween
Oct. 28. Spirits, ghouls, goblins and more overtake Wyndham Irvine for one night of frightful fun. Dance your way through two floors of music where DJs keep the party alive and drinks flow all night. VIP packages include a private lounge and bar. Arrive early to get your bag of party favor treats while supplies last. 21+. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $20+. Wyndham Irvine Hotel, 17941 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, 310.749.9029. ticketvibe.com

 

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Howl-o-Ween Pooch Pawrade
Oct. 28. Calling all pups and their people, come on down to Center Street Promenade for the Anaheim Fall Festival’s Howl-o-Ween Pooch Pawrade. The costume contest includes categories for top dog (both large and small), most creative, funniest and best pooch/person combo. All pups must be on a leash and need to be comfortable with crowds, loud noises and other pups. Registration 2-2:45 p.m.; event 2-4 p.m.; costume contest 3 p.m. Free. 201 W. Center St. Promenade, Anaheim. anaheimfallfestival.com

 

Long Beach Halloween Cruise 2017
Oct. 28. Come aboard for the ultimate Halloween experience on the Catalina King Yacht. Bring your entourage and dance the night away on two different floors with live DJs. 21+. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $30-$69. Catalina King Yacht, 1046 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, 310.749.9029. ticketvibe.com

 

OC Halloween Masquerade and Costume Ball
Oct. 28. Celebrate Halloween at Ten Ultra-Lounge and nightclub. The classy and decadent club will feature a VIP section, OC DJs, state-of-the-art sound and lighting, Best Costume contest and more. 21+. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $15-$50. Ten Nightclub, 4647 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach, 310.749.9029. Tickets

 

Saints and Sinners Costume Party
Oct. 28. Calling all saints and sinners for a night featuring a haunted maze, live DJs, dancing, drinks, classic scary movies, giant Connect Four and a costume contest. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $20-$150. The Mega Warehouse, 601 Golden Ave., Long Beach, 310.500.0557. Tickets

 

Trick-or-Treat Pumpkin Dance Party
Oct. 28. Surprise the kids with an afternoon of games, face painting and trick-or-treating at participating stores and restaurants at Kaleidoscope. For $5, children can pick a pumpkin from the patch to paint and have the chance to win a Grand Pumpkin giveaway basket filled with candy and an iPad. 1-3:30 p.m. $5. 27741 Crown Valley Parkway, Mission Viejo, 949.542.4417. gokaleidoscope.com

 

The-Gershon-Dungeon

Beware of the undead as you enter the Gershon Dungeon.

The Gershon Dungeon
Oct. 28, 31. It is said that every year around Halloween, spirits and ghosts can be heard coming from the Gershon Dungeon beneath the earth. Beware on your journey through the dungeon, for a cruel woman named Guinivere Holt may rise from the grave and wait for your arrival. All ages. 7-10 p.m. Free. Mike and Tiya’s House, 13861 Gershon Place, Santa Ana, 714.544.0667. thegershondungeon.com

 

‘Night of the Living Dead’
Through Oct. 29. Spend Halloween season honoring the zombie classic that started it all. A true cult classic—and one of the scariest movies of all time—Night of the Living Dead comes to Fullerton for a live performance on stage. Parental discretion, not suitable for young children. See website for showtimes. $25. Maverick Theatre, 110 E. Walnut, Fullerton, 714.526.7070. mavericktheater.com

 

Main Street Halloween Fest
Oct. 31. Visit Huntington Beach as downtown transforms to HBoo Spookytown. Suitable for children of all ages, this annual Halloween celebration features spooky festivities like a moon bounce, petting zoo, pony rides, costume contests and more. 4-8 p.m. Free. Main St. and 5th St., Downtown Huntington Beach, 714.536.8300. hbdowntown.com

 

Scare Away Hunger Hallow-Wine Spooktacular
Oct. 31. Join the OC Food Bank for a frightfully fun wine and food tasting fundraiser. Throughout the evening, you will be introduced to delectable California wines paired with signature dishes from top local restaurants. There will be dancing, entertainment, live and silent auctions, tours of Wilcox Manor and more. 21+. 4-8 p.m. $100/pp. Wilcox Manor, 310 Pasadena Ave., Tustin, 714.897.6670. ocfoodbank.org

 

Spooktacular Tricks and Treats: An Exclusive & Tasty Halloween Dine Around Party
Oct. 31. Instead of trick-or-treating for candy, treat your palate to mouthwatering food paired with wine and beverages from four top Laguna Beach restaurants. Participating restaurants include Another Kind Café; Kitchen in the Canyon, Ivory Lounge and Restaurant and 7 Degrees. Other activities include music, dancing and a costume contest. 6-9 p.m. $100/pp. The Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, 949.715.3257. lagunaplayhouse.com

 

The 17th Door
Through Oct. 31. Remember, the safe word is “Mercy.” Taking place inside a vacant furniture shop at The Market Place, venture through 21 unsettling horror rooms and a mini escape room. Prepare for all five senses to be engaged with things like foul scents, extreme temperatures, detailed visuals, spooky sounds and even a chance for a taste test or two. See website for schedule. $22+. Children under 13 permitted at parents’ discretion; no infants or toddlers allowed. The Market Place, 2856 El Camino Real, Tustin, 714.441.9080. the17thdoor.com

 

Deadringers: Coffin Escape Races
Through Oct. 31. Players will enter each coffin individually and race to get out, being immersed into a full sensory experience with interactive puzzles. Each technically-advanced coffin is custom built and engineered by the creators of the Escape Bus, and while they want you to feel “buried alive,” the coffins are comfortable, ventilated, and feature state-of-the-art lighting and sound effects. See website for times. 15-minute intervals. $15. 31706 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, 949.357.2871. theescapebus.com

 

Disneyland-Halloween-Time

Bring the whole family to explore Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort.

Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort
Through Oct. 31. Come one, come all to join Mickey Mouse and the Disney villains for some new treats and family fun. Attractions to look forward to include Costumed Cars Crash the Park, Guardians of the Galaxy—Monsters After Dark, Main Street Pumpkin Festival, Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy and more. See website for prices. 1313 S. Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, 714.785.4565. disneyland.disney.go.com

 

Howl-O-Ween
Through Oct. 31. Bring the whole family for Halloween activities at the brand new Great Wolf Lodge. Its first annual event will transform the lodge into the ultimate Halloween destination with nightly costume parades, spooktacular story time, a trick-or-treat trail and weekend monster bash dance parties. See website for more details. 12681 Harbor Blvd., Garden Grove, 888.960.9653. greatwolf.com

 

Knott’s Scary Farm
Through Oct. 31. The nation’s first theme park turns sinister on select nights during the Halloween season. This year includes new live shows, mazes and 1,000 monsters lurking throughout the park. 7 p.m. Admission to every event night: $90. See website for Scary Farm event nights. Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, 714.220.5200. knotts.com

 

Pirate’s Dinner Adventure presents Vampirates
Through Oct. 31. Enter a world of amazing stunts, musical numbers and razor sharp teeth. Vampires have taken control of the high seas led by Evil Pirate King Sebastian the Black for the Halloween season. Watch out for Sebastian’s thirsty horde of Vampirates; they would love to make you an eternal part of the crew… all it takes is one bite. See website for showtimes. M-Th $33 adults, $23 children; F-Su $37 adults, $25 children. 7600 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, 714.690.1497. piratesdinneradventureca.com

 

The Haunt at Daisy Manor
Oct. 31-Nov. 1. In a ghostly seance gone horribly wrong, the once beautiful and noble Ravenwood Manor has become a forlorn graveyard haunted by tragic memories. You are invited, if you dare, to walk the dark halls of corruption, murder and decay to uncover the truth behind Ravenwood Manor. Tu 6-10 p.m. W (non-scare) 7-9 p.m. Free or donate $5 for Front of the Line pass. 16887 Daisy Ave., Fountain Valley. thehauntatdaisyavenue.com

 

Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor
Through Nov.1. Sinister spirits are taking over the haunted Queen Mary ship this Halloween season for more nights than ever before. Additions for 2017 include an all-new Feast maze, Ice Bar Experience and Chef’s Feast Experience. 8 p.m.-midnight; F-Sa 8 p.m.-1 a.m. $64 GA; $89 VIP. See website for additional prices. 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, 877.342.0738. queenmary.com

 

MABLE’S 6 Feet Under Haunted Motel
Through Nov. 4. Located across the freeway from Disneyland in Anaheim’s Business Expo Center, this haunted attraction is actually a maze. Once you’re there, the little girl Mable won’t want you to leave. She has enlisted the help of the dead and undead motel staff to keep you in her tourist trap. There will be animatronics to keep you on your toes as you make your way through the maze. Parental discretion, not suitable for young children. See website for select dates. W-Th, Su and Halloween 7-10 p.m.; F-Sa 7-11 p.m. $15+. 1960 S. Anaheim Way, Anaheim, 800.822.6695. mables6feetunder.org

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