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2014 Family Halloween Events in Orange County

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It’s Halloween Time in Orange County. Time to get your kids dressed in their favorite costumes, and visit some of these fun family Halloween events in Orange County.

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Mickey’s Halloween Party
Disneyland
1313 Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802

Bring your kids trick-or-treating throughout Disneyland for Mickey’s Halloween Party! Tickets include early entrance into Disneyland, parades, trick-or-treating, and more. Tickets are available for select nights online.

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The Ghostly Affair
Laguna Hills Community Center
25555 Alicia Pkwy.
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

October 25th at 4pm

The Ghostly Affair will begin on October 25th at 4pm at the Laguna Hills Community Center. Bring your children dressed in their favorite costume for trick-or-treating, games, and endless fun until 5pm. The event is recommended for children under the age of six years, and the cost is $5 per child.

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A ‘Maze’ingly Haunted Hills
Laguna Hills Community Center
25555 Alicia Pkwy.
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

October 25th at 7:30pm

For families with children over the age of 7, they are hosting a ‘Maze’ingly Haunted Hills event on October 25th from 7:30-10pm. There will be bone-chilling frights as children will go through the frightful maze. Children are asked (not) to come in costumes. The event costs $10 per person and includes unlimited trips throughout the maze.

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Scarium of the Pacific
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Swim into the dark depths of the Aquarium, where there’s more fun than fright! Discover the eerie creatures lurking in the depths at the Aquarium’s 15th annual Scarium of the Pacific on Saturday and Sunday, October 25 and 26, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Kids of all ages can hunt for creepy-looking animals while enjoying special Halloween activities and learning about the ocean.

The event will feature various Halloween programs, including the annual children’s costume contest, the creepy coloring contest, magic shows, underwater pumpkin carving, spooky storytelling, kooky crafts, other-wordly animals in the Great Hall, and much more.

Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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OC Zoo-tacular
OC Zoo
1 Irvine Park Rd
Orange, CA

OC Parks has announced the return of the popular Halloween zoo-tacular event at the OC Zoo on October 25th from 10am to 4pm. Located inside of Irvine Regional Park, families can have a fun halloween celebration with some of Orange County’s favorite animals.

At Halloween Zoo-tacular, guests ages 12 & under will trick-or-treat through the zoo and take part in a spooky scavenger hunt. Kids of all ages can create Halloween and fall-themed crafts and enjoy festive face painting. The OC Zoo animals will participate in the fun and receive treat-filled pumpkins and special Halloween treats throughout the day. On October 25, the first 100 children ages 12 & under that visit the OC Zoo in costume will receive a special free holiday treat.

Halloween Zoo-tacular is a free event with paid zoo admission and open to children of all ages. Zoo admission is $2 per person (ages 2 & under are free). Parking at Irvine Regional Park is $5 per vehicle.

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Ronald McDonald House Orange County
383 S Batavia Street
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 639-3600

October 31st at 6:30pm

Join us at the Orange County Ronald McDonald House on Friday, October 31st for their annual Halloween event! There will be trunk or treating in the Orange Tree Lot next to the House from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Families, volunteers, and supporters are all welcome to stop by.

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Heritage Hill Historical Park
25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630
http://www.ocparks.com/heritagehill/
(949) 923-2230 or (949) 461-3450

October 11 – Autumn Harvest Festival
4 – 9 p.m.
Event Cost: $5 per person ages 3 and up
Parking: FREE
(Recommended for all ages)

October 17 & 18 – Haunt at Heritage Hill
6 – 10:30 p.m.
Event Cost: $7 per person
Parking: FREE
(Recommended for 12 years and up)

October 26 – Pioneer Roundup
2 – 4 p.m.
Event Cost: FREE
Parking: FREE
(Recommended for all ages)

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Hallelujah Harvest Festival
www.reverencechurch.org
22081 Hidalgo
Mission Viejo, Ca
A free alternative to Halloween open to the community featuring games, prizes, candy,
food, and beverages. Featuring:
· BBQ · Popcorn
· Bounce Houses · Chili Cook-off
· Cake Walk · Cotton Candy
· Carnival Booths · SnoCones
· Face Painting · Petting Zoo
· Inflatable activities
· Pony Rides

WHEN: October 31, 2014 (Friday)
4p.m.-8p.m.

WHERE: Reverence Bible Church
22081 Hidalgo
Mission Viejo

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17th Annual Trick or Treat Festival
Orange County Marketplace
88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa

17th annual Trick or Treat Festival on Sunday, October 26 at the Orange County Market Place in Costa Mesa. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kids get an early opportunity to wear their costumes for the free daytime trick or treating for children 12 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with several vendors and Market Place operations offering free candy and toys. In addition the first 500 kids will receive a treat bag packed with goodies including local attraction tickets, Gaslamp Popcorn and other surprises.

Other free activities for kids include face painting from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., all day craft activities by the Orange County Therapeutic Art Center and the “Hilarious Halloween Haunt” puppet show presented by Franklin Haynes Marionettes at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

They can also vie for free ice cream in the 4th annual I Scream for Ice Cream Contest presented by Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlours at 1 p.m. and hosted by the Professor from FreakShow Deluxe. There are divisions for 12 years and under and 13 to 18 years, and winners receive a Zoo party. Second and third place winners also win gift certificates for free ice cream. Contestants can pre-register by sending an email to [email protected] Space is limited to 15 contestants per division.

Geared for ages 13 years and older, the Dead Ringers Costume Contest at 2 p.m. seeks those who resemble someone famous, living or dead. Hosted by Morticia and Gomez Addams Family look a-likes, winners win cash awards and trophies. To enter send an email [email protected] to pre-register. Space is limited.

Featured entertainment includes the Skeleton Crew from FreakShow Deluxe performing feats of sword swallowing, glass eating, straight jacket escapes, bed of nails and other carnival side show acts at noon and 2:45 p.m.; a Day of the Dead Tribute dance performance at 11: 15 a.m. by Relampago del Cielo Grupo de Folklorico; an all-day exhibition of snakes, reptiles, tarantulas and other creepy crawlies from the Southern California Herpetology Association and Rescue and carving expert Doug Goodreau from Peculiar Pumpkin Portraits creating monsters and other creatures infused with a cultural blend of techniques by Thai fruit carving artists.

Also among the highlights is the 15th annual Halloween Hearse Show which in addition to its regular display of antique, classic and restored hearses, funeral cars and ambulances, a special Bug and Monster Show has been added this year. Invited are owners of vintage VW Beetles and Bugs, black, orange, green and white cars (any year up to 1979.) and Cobras, Spiders, Vipers, Barracudas from any year. Hearses will arrive into the Market Place at 10:30 a.m. following a procession on the streets surrounding the OC Fair & Event Center.

Other attractions include monsters, mask and zombie sculptures by artist-sculptor Larry Carr of Abracadaver Productions in Fullerton , who creates characters for film, amusement parks and haunted attractions throughout the world.

Strolling entertainment includes Dr. I.M. Mad and stilt Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein and gourmet food trucks such as the Burger Monster and Farrell’s Ice Cream offering a Sundae of the Dead will be at the Festival.

A blood drive and marrow screening by Lifestream will be offered all day and donors will receive a free zombie t-shirt.

Admission, which includes the Trick or Treat Festival and the Orange County Market Place, is $2 or free for kids 12 and under. The Market Place is held at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.
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Westminster Mall Halloween Activities
1025 Westminster Mall
Westminster, CA 92683

They will offer Orange County-area children a safe place to take part in Halloween activities as the Simon Kidgits Club® presents its annual Fall Festival event on Saturday, October 11, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Pumpkin Factory pumpkin patch, located in the parking lot near JCPenney.

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Halloween Spooktacular & Moonlight Movie
Lantern Bay Park
25111 Park Lantern Road
Dana Point, California 92629

Date: 10/24/2014 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: FREE

Fun FREE activities for the whole family! Carnival Games, Costume Parade, Cupcake Decorating, Marionette Show, Pumpkin Decorating Contest for ages up to 12 years…bring your already decorated pumpkin. The night ends with the Moonlight Movie – Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone (PG) beginning at 6:30pm. Free refreshments during the movie and each child will get a special treat! For further information call 949-248-3530.

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Doheny State Beach Halloween Haunt
Doheny State Beach
Picnic sites A and B.

October 25, 2014

Don’t miss out on Doheny’s most festive event of the year! Bring your family and friends to celebrate Halloween in a fun and safe environment with good ole fashioned spookiness, arts and crafts, a fun zone, and an array of educational booths.

There is no charge for admission; however, a donation of one non-perishable per person is greatly appreciated. Don’t’ forget to dress up those little ones!

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Halloween Kids Boo Cruise
Dana Wharf Sportfishing / Dana Point Harbor
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point

The haunted vessel, Sum Fun, will be cruising the harbor every 20 minutes. This event is fun for the whole family and there will be a costume contest on every cruise! Be sure to dressed in your best Halloween attire! Be sure to get here early as this is a really popular event!

There is a $5 donation for each person (no donation for children 1 and under) with all proceeds to benefit Us Too Gymnastics and Community Autism NOW

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Halloween Terrifying 10-Miler, Spooky 5K & 10K, Super Hero Kids Run
Salt Creek Beach Park (Bluff Park-grassy area above beach)
33333 Pacific Coast Hwy
Dana Point, California 92629

Halloween-themed running event to start and finish at Salt Creek Beach Park. Event will feature “Terrifying 10-miler, Spooky 5K & 10K and Super Hero Kids Run (1/2 mile). All runs will use the Salt Creek Corridor Trail: the 5K and Super Hero Kids Run will stay within the City of Dana Point; however, the 10-miler and 10K will continue on the path into the City of Laguna Niguel. All runs except for the Super Hero Kids Run will be timed. Participants will enjoy vendor booths and Halloween-related activities after the race.

Date: 10/26/2014 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Cost: Varies by distance $12 – $80

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The Best Halloween Costume Party Ever!
Aventura Sailing Association
24707 Dana Drive
Dana Point, California 92629

Fundraiser for Boys and Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley
Date: 10/31/2014 7:00 PM
Cost: $30 per person

Halloween Costume Party Pirate-theme but can wear any costume. LIVE SWORD FIGHT by sword team from such movies as Mast & Commander of the Far Side of the World, Narnia, Prince Caspian and many more.

Calling all Wenches and Scallywags for an evening of Merriment & Mayhem! Open Bar – No Host, Appetizer Stations, Desserts and Coffee Stations, Complimentary Cocktail with Ticket Purchase. Music, Dancing, Karaoke, Silent Auction. Games of Chance, Black Jack & Poker, Best Costume Prize, Best Dancing Prize, Best Karaoke Prize. Wear a costume or you will be thrown into the Brig!

Raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley!

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Muckenthaler Cultural Center
1201 West Malvern Avenue
Fullerton, California 92833

Michael McCarty- Family Scary Stories
Thursday, October 23, 7:30 p.m.
$10 Member, $16 Student/Senior, $20 Non-member

Michael is a multicultural storyteller of African, African-American and International folk tales, historical tales, stories of science, spiritual stories as well as stories of the brilliant and absolutely stupid things he has done in his life. His stories inform, educate, inspire and amuse. Join us for an evening of funny scary, scary, scary, tales of mystery and suspense from here there and everywhere!

Day of the Dead Festival/Teen Festival
Sponsored by Popular Community Bank

In partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Fullerton
Thursday, October 30, 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Free

Join our young people at this family-friendly event as we combine our highly successful Day of the Dead Celebration and the Teen Festival at the Muckenthaler! We present youth bands, teen organizations, Latino arts and crafts, alters, poetry slam, art competition, and free art workshops. Food vendors support the local organizations involved in youth activities.

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Trick or Treat Pumpkin Party
Kaleidoscope Center
7741 Crown Valley Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA

October 26th 12-3pm

Kaleidoscope hosts its 4th annual Trick or Treat Pumpkin Party on Sunday, October 26 from 12 to 3 pm. Costumed youngsters ages 2 to 10 are invited to bring their own treat bag and stroll the center trick-or-treating from 12 to 1 pm, or while supplies last. Kids are also invited to pick a pumpkin from Kaleidoscope’s pumpkin patch for $5 and have fun painting it fancy or frightening., from 12 to 3 p.m. Be sure to collect a Halloween passport when you arrive and get it stamped at participating shops and restaurants at Kaleidoscope as your little ones trick or treat. You can then turn in the passport for a chance to win a Great Pumpkin Giveaway Basket, filled with candy and prizes from participating stores at Kaleidoscope.

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Family Halloween Fun
Mercantile West
25612 Crown Valley Parkway
Ladera Ranch, CA

October 31st 3-7pm

On Friday, October 31, start your family’s Halloween fun early by trick-or-treating at Mercantile West from 3 to 7 p.m. The Ladera Ranch shopping center is located at 25612 Crown Valley Parkway in Ladera Ranch, at Antonio Parkway. Numerous shops and restaurants at Mercantile West will offer special deals during the event, including a free orange crush smoothie atNekter Juice Bar between 3 and 7 p.m. when kids 12 and under decorate a jack-o-lantern on a Nekter cup; Choya Japanese Cuisine will give free $10 gift cards to the first 10 costumed youngsters who come into the restaurant from 3 to 7 p.m., and the next 20 costumed kids will get a $5 gift card, while other visitors will get coupons when they mention the Halloween promotion; and many other special offers that can be found at www.shopdineladeraranch.com.

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Chipotle Halloween Fundraiser
(Your closest Chipotle location)
chipotle.com

Chipotle is also inviting costumers to participate in a costume contest. To enter, participants can upload a photo of themselves in costume at Chipotle to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #ChipotleBooritoContest. Three grand prize-winners will win $2,500 in the categories of best group costume, scariest costume, and most creative costume. Five runners-up will also be selected to receive free Chipotle catering for 20 people.

To participate in Boorito, simply visit any Chipotle restaurant dressed in costume between 5 p.m. and closing on October 31, and purchase a burrito, burrito bowl, tacos, salad or kids meal for only $3. Proceeds, up to $1 million, will benefit the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to creating a more sustainable and healthful food system and to raising awareness about important issues in food.

For more information about Boorito and full contest details, please visit Chipotle.com/Boorito.

Coast Hills Falloween
5 Pursuit
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Join us and the local community for Falloween this Sunday from 3-6pm on Sunday, October 26th at Coast Hills. Wear a costume if you want, bring a dessert for the potluck and some money for the food trucks. Most importantly bring a neighbor with you!

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The Shops at Mission Viejo
555 Shops At Mission Viejo
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

The Kidigits Halloween Spooktacular! event will take place on Saturday, October 25 from 10 a.m. to noon on the upper level, near the Play Area. The Shops at Mission Viejo will have several activity stations and games for children to enjoy, including cookie decorating, Halloween-inspired crafts, and more. Simon Kidgits Club members will receive special goodies, while supplies last.

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Brea Mall
2040 A Brea Mall
Brea, CA 92821

The Halloween event will take place on Friday, October 31, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the center’s lower level in Center Court. Brea Mall will have several activity stations and games for children to enjoy, including Trick-or-Treating throughout the mall with participating retailers, and Halloween-inspired crafts and activities.

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The Spa Spooktacular has returned to The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles with some of Hollywood’s masters in metamorphosis offering professional Halloween makeovers. Whether the end result is sexy or sinister, the spa’s special effect makeup artists can easily create any look with frightening accuracy. Available Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1, guests can book a special makeup session with a local professional, sit back, and be transformed!

Special Effects Express Services are priced from $30, and include the following:
– Faux lash application
– Fang bites
– Superhero Eye Mask
– Daisy Buchanan, Marilyn Monroe or Kate Middleton (Flapper, Starlet or Princess)
– Slit throat
– Half-skeleton face

Full Face Transformations are priced from $150, and include the following:
– Wicked Witch face
– Grumpy Cat / Animal face
– Bride of Death
– Walking Dead zombie face
– Day of the Dead skull face
– Geisha face
– Demon face

In addition, a full fantasy transformation – from hair to make-up – can be accommodated upon request.Complementing the Halloween offerings, all spa guests will enjoy fresh apple cider and house-baked ginger cookies within the Spa’s Sanctuary. To make an appointment, please call The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles at (213) 763-4400.

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