Long Beach and surrounding areas offer a wide variety of family-friendly attractions and spooky Halloween events for locals and visitors to enjoy. From haunted houses and harvest festivals to trick-or-treating and pumpkin patches, there is Halloween fun for everyone.
Family-Friendly Attractions for Halloween in Long Beach
For those looking for kid-friendly attractions, the Aquarium of the Pacific and the Queen Mary are top destinations in Long Beach. The aquarium features over 11,000 animals and hosts events like Scarium of the Pacific on October 28-29. The legendary Queen Mary ship offers tours plus Shaqtoberfest throughout October with carnival rides and activities.
Nearby, the Cayton Children’s Museum in Santa Monica hosts a Howl-O-Ween Fest on October 28th. Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park transforms into Knott’s Scary Farm through October 31st. Disneyland in Anaheim celebrates Halloween Time with rides, treats, and characters in costumes.
For pumpkin patches, Tanaka Farms in Irvine and Peltzer Farms in Temecula offer autumn fun like hayrides and corn mazes. Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark has an extensive pumpkin patch along with festivals and classes.
Halloween Haunts in Long Beach
Thrill-seekers can get their fill of terror at immersive Halloween haunts and trails. The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor offers several frightening maze experiences on select nights. The 17th Door interactive haunted house in Tustin is packed with terrifying challenges.
For twisted trails, Delusion in Los Angeles takes guests through an alternate reality with live actors. Rotten Apple 907 in Burbank features a haunted hayride and corn maze with sinister creatures lurking about. Sinister Pointe in Laguna Hills has multiple intense haunts including museum exhibits.
Out in Pomona, Fear Farm provides horrifying hayrides and mazes spread out over 80 acres for maximum scares. For zombie action, The Walking Dead immersive experience in Los Angeles puts you right into the undead apocalypse.
Halloween Parties & Events in Long Beach
Long Beach offers an array of lively Halloween events for partying. Shoreline Village hosts a Zombie Walk on October 14th with entertainment, music, costumes, and parade. On October 31st, Nosferatu screens at Art Theatre Long Beach with live musical accompaniment.
Halloween parties take place across Long Beach at bars and restaurants like Saint & Second, Portuguese Bend, and Society Social House. Nearby, House of Spirits in LA features a costume party with music, entertainment, and themed cocktails.
On October 31st, the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval draws big crowds for its massive street party on Santa Monica Boulevard. Also in West Hollywood, The Montalbán hosts rooftop Halloween screenings all month long.
Trick-or-Treating & Costume Contests in Long Beach
For traditional trick-or-treating, Shoreline Village, Belmont Shore, 2nd Street in Long Beach, and the Downtown Santa Monica Promenade all host festivities on Halloween night. Other popular areas include Huntington Beach Main Street, Irvine Spectrum Center, and The Village at Orange.
Leading up to Halloween, towns and destinations host safe trick-or-treating events. On October 26th, 2nd & PCH in Long Beach offers trunk-or-treating. Cerritos Towne Center hosts trick-or-treating on October 29th.
Costume contests and parades happen across the region, like Marina del Rey’s on October 28th. Old Town Orange has one on October 20th. On October 29th, dogs can strut their stuff at Long Beach’s Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade.
Día de los Muertos Festivals
To celebrate Día de los Muertos, areas across LA and Orange County host festivals and events. On October 28th-29th, the Aquarium of the Pacific has a festival with music, dance, and altar displays. The Museum of Latin American Art also holds a festival in Long Beach on October 29th.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery hosts a huge Día de los Muertos festival on October 29th. Grand Park in LA has a big celebration on November 1st-2nd. And Olvera Street hosts a colorful festival on October 28th-30th.
With so many fun options across LA and Orange County, locals and visitors alike can enjoy a frightfully good Halloween season. From kid-friendly attractions to terrifying haunts to spirited parties and events, there are plenty of ways for everyone to get their fill of Halloween magic.