Photography By: Joshua Sudock / Disneyland Resort
Photography By: Joshua Sudock / Disneyland Resort

It’s Spooky Szn! Here Are 9 Halloween Happenings in Orange County 

From Costume Contests to Haunted Mazes, These Festive Events Are Sure to Put You in the Halloween Spirit

Even though the temperatures have yet to drop, these exciting month-long haunts will definitely get you ready for Halloween! From exciting DJ nights with boozy potions to family-friendly trick-or-treating, this list has something sinister for every ghost, witch and spirit. Orange County Halloween Events

Halloween Haunt at Topside

When: Oct. 30 from 3-11 p.m. | Oct. 31 from 2-8 p.m.
Where: Lido House, an Autograph Collection
Admission: $25 (includes one drink ticket)

Head to everyone’s favorite hangout spot in Newport Beach—Topside at Lido House. Put on your cutest or scariest costume for this two-day Halloween Spooky Soiree. There will be cocktails, live music and dancing all evening long!


Hive & Haunted Halloween Bash

When: Oct. 30 | 8 p.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Marriott Irvine Spectrum
Admission: $80, buy tickets here

The night before Halloween, head to Hive & Honey at Marriott Irvine Spectrum for a whole lot of fun! There will be dancing, ghostly cocktails, a photo booth, a Halloween movie viewing and so much more. You’re guaranteed to have a good time.


Paséa’s Put a Spell on You

Photo By: Mathew Martinez

When: Oct. 30-31 | 7 p.m.–midnight
Where: Huntington Beach
Admission: $25 (Free for hotel guests)

Paséa Hotel & Spa’s Treehouse Lounge will metamorphosize into a Halloween destination. Groove with DjShai, sip on spooky cocktails and enter costume contests! If you can’t make it during Halloween weekend, you can still get specialty cocktails all October long. Grab a glass of Unicorn Blood or MC Magic, which is smoked and poured right in front of you!

Orange County Halloween Events

Knott’s Scary Farm

When: Select nights through Oct. 31 | 7 p.m.–1 a.m.
Where: Buena Park
Admission: Starting at $53

Knott’s Berry Farm fully transforms into a chilling scare-fest, complete with haunted mazes, nightmarish shows and over a thousand sinister creatures lurking in the fog of night. This is the largest Halloween event in Orange County and one that you won’t want to miss out on.


Cabinet of Curiosities at Roger’s Gardens

When: Daily through Oct. 31 | 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Where: Corona del Mar
Admission: Free

Roger’s Gardens, a botanical home and garden destination, is breaking out the ghouls and the otherworldly this month. Guests can explore each eerie room in the house, which will be laden with Halloween artifacts ranging from the slightly spooky to the spine-chilling. There will also be unique Halloween decor for purchase—just make sure you’re not taking any additional spirits home with you! 

Orange County Halloween Events

Spooky Science

When: Daily through Oct. 31 | 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: Santa Ana
Admission: $19.95 adults and $14.95 children

The Discovery Cube is throwing a Spooky Science Festival on select days throughout October, featuring some not-so-terrifying, hands-on activities for the kiddos. They’re also having costume parades and trick-or-treating throughout the museum on weekends. It’s the perfect fall activity!

Orange County Halloween Events

Happy Hauntings at Disneyland & Disney California Adventure

When: Daily through Oct. 31 | 8 a.m.–11 p.m.
Where: Anaheim
Admission: $104 Single Park + $55 for Park Hopper

Main Street USA has donned its giant pumpkin, and Mickey and friends will all be decked out in Halloween wear at Disneyland! The kids won’t want to miss the Frightfully Fun parade with Disney villains and fireworks. Guardians of the Galaxy gets a Halloween makeover as Monsters After Dark, and there is no better time to visit the Haunted Mansion! Don’t miss out on the epic Halloween treats too!


Fall-O-Ween at Heritage Hill Historical Park 

When: Oct. 15-17, 22-24 | 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Where: Lake Forest
Admission: Free

Join OC Parks at this family-friendly event on the historical OC grounds! There will be a hay maze, themed photo ops and a scavenger hunt. Wear your costumes and bring your furry friends as you celebrate the fall season with your community.


Boo Ha Ha – A Haunted Oktoberfest 


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When: Oct. 30 – 31 | 6 p.m.–midnight (beer tastings end at 9 p.m.)
Where: Costa Mesa
Admission: $47.50 (presale) 

This haunted brewfest will have three hours of unlimited beer tastings from top breweries in the nation, as well as some West Coast favorites. Come in costume and enjoy the live music while sipping on endless lagers at the OC Fairgrounds. 

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