16 frightfully fun Halloween 2021 events coming to Southern California – Daily News
It’s time for the ghosts, goblins and witches to come out and play, and there’s no shortage of spooky happenings this haunting season throughout Southern California.
Starting in early September, major theme parks and independent haunts will be open, decked out in seasonal decor and ready to welcome little ones with family-friendly tricks and treats – and provide adults with the frights they’ve been craving.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and health and safety updates within each county, check the official event websites for the most current protocol and recommendations before attending.
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Los Angeles County
Experience an evening of terrifying interactive theater as Delusion creator Jon Braver presents this year’s story, Reaper’s Remorse. Guests will become part of the nearly 90-minute show and play a key role in furthering the storyline as it unfolds. The event features creature effects, stunt actors and an original music score.
When: 6:30-11:15 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, Sept. 21-Nov. 21
Where: Phillips Mansion, 2640 Pomona Blvd., Pomona.
Tickets and information: $89.99-$129.99 general admission; $30 additional for VIP. enterdelusion.com
Freeform’s Halloween Road
Freeform’s annual Halloween Road is back in person this year and will kick off the cable channel’s “31 Nights of Halloween” programming. The outdoor experience will be socially distanced but bring to life beloved family-friendly seasonal films like “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Hocus Pocus,” “Ghostbusters” and “The Addams Family” through a series of themed activations. There’s also a “Hocus Pocus” drag show, a beer-wine garden with themed cocktails, trick-or-treat stations and more.
When: 6-10:15 p.m. Oct. 1-Oct. 5.
Where: Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer Street, Los Angeles.
Tickets and information: Tickets start at $37 per person. 31nightsofhalloween.com
Haunt ‘O Ween LA
Welcome to an immersive family-friendly Halloween playground that spans 150,000-square-feet and includes large-scale, multi-sensory scenes, pumpkin picking with carving stations, trick-or-treating, face painting, live performances, games, snacks and a glowing Jack-O-Lantern tunnel.
When: 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Oct. 1-31
Where: The Promenade, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills.
Tickets and information: $30 per person Monday-Thursday; $35 Friday-Sunday; children under 2 are admitted free. feverup.com
Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
The annual event will feature a traditional hayride through the dark forest, creepy mazes, trick-or-treating and guests can explore the fictional town of Midnight Falls as it celebrates its 13th annual Halloween Festival in the year 1985.
When: Open select evenings and times, Sept. 25-Oct. 31
Where: Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles.
Tickets and information: Tickets are $24.99-$34.99 per person. losangeleshauntedhayride.com
Six Flags Fright Fest
Celebrate the season and scream alongside terrifying monsters at Six Flags Magic Mountain. During the day, the little ones can enjoy the fall decor and visit Bugs Bunny World for spooky family-friendly fun. At night, the monsters will rise and take over the park.
When: Open select dates and times, Sept. 11-Oct. 31
Where: Six Flags Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia.
Tickets and information: Ticket start at $49.99 for single day admission; Season passes start at $79.99. Not recommended for children under the age of 13. sixflags.com.
The House of Spirits: A Haunted Cocktail Soirée
Step into a world of mystery and magic and spend an evening mingling with spirits, interacting with a variety of oddities and creatures and communicate with the Great Beyond on a giant ouija board while enjoying themed cocktails and music. Each experience lasts approximately two hours. Tickets include four miniature cocktails (five for VIP) and guests are encouraged to dress in period fashion, costume or cocktail attire. Beer, wine and food will also be available for purchase. This event is for guests 21 and older only.
When: Open select dates and times Sept. 25-Oct. 31
Where: Location is secret until closer to opening, but is to be in a mansion located in the Highland Park area.
Tickets and information: $55 for general admission; $77 for VIP. houseofspiritssoiree.com
Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights
Horror films and TV shows come to life throughout the theme park including attractions based on the hit Netflix series “The Haunting of Hill House,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “The Exorcist” and more.
When: Open select evenings and hours Sept. 9-Oct. 31
Where: Universal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City.
Tickets and information: $69-$99 general admission; $189-$279 Universal Express; $229-$319 Universal Express Unlimited; $99-$139 after 2 p.m. day/night general admission passes; $219-$329 Universal Express after 2 p.m. Not recommended for children under the age of 13, no costumes allowed. halloweenhorrornights.com
Haunt of Halloween
A one-stop shop of scares with a haunted maze attraction, a face-your-fears sensory attraction, an up-close horror pop-up, photo ops, reptile exhibit, pumpkin carving and decorating, trick-or-treating and more.
When: Various time slots available Thursday-Sunday Sept. 30-Oct. 31
Where: Haunt of Halloween, 27741 Crown Valley Parkway, Mission Viejo.
Tickets and information: $20 per adult Thursday or Sunday; $25 per adult Friday or Saturday; $40 R.I.P. pass; $15 for Kids Spooky Tickets and trick-or-treating 2-5 p.m. Saturday or Sunday. Maze attraction is not recommended for those under 12. hauntofhalloween.com
Knott’s Scary Farm
Once darkness falls, Knott’s Berry Farm will be completely transformed. There are themed haunted houses, magic displays, the “Puppet Up! Uncensored” show, thrill rides in the dark and more than 1,000 monsters lurking in the dense fog waiting to pop out for a scare. On weekends during the daytime (Sept. 25-Oct. 31), Knott’s will host its kid-friendly Spooky Farm with activities and trick-or-treating through Ghost Town.
When: Open select dates and times Sept. 16-Oct. 31.
Where: Knott’s Scary Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park.
Tickets and information: $50-$72 general admission; $45 pre-event Boo-fet Meal; $99-$125 Fright & Fast Lane; $25 parking. Spooky Farm is included with regular park admission, starting at $52. Scary Farm is not recommended for children under the age of 13. knotts.com
Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party
Oogie Boogie has summoned his fellow Disney villains and other costumed characters to hang out at Disney California Adventure Park for a family-friendly after-hours, special ticket event featuring trick-or-treating, a Halloween parade, spooky decor and Halloween-themed Disney treats. All ages and costumes welcome.
When: Open 6-11 p.m. select nights Sept. 9-Oct. 31
Where: Disney California Adventure Park, 1313 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim.
Tickets and information: Tickets are $114-$169 (ticket includes 3 p.m. admission to Disney California Adventure for the Halloween pre-party). disneyland.com
Prism Haunted House: The Museum of Life
Walk through the Museum of Life where all kinds of creepy oddities have been curated for your viewing pleasure. The haunted attraction will include projection mapping, movie-quality special effects and live monsters for the scares.
When: 7-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday Oct. 1-30 and Sunday, Oct. 31; Special Lights On kids day 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 23.
Where: Prism Haunted House, 24465 Chamalea Drive, Mission Viejo.
Tickets and information: Ticket prices TBA. prismhauntedhouse.com.
The 17th Door
This haunted attraction is so scary you need to sign a waiver. The 17th Door is back with an all-new experience dubbed Fearless: 2021, which brings guests into Perpetuum Penitentiary and the story of its protagonist, Paula. Those that dare to enter will become a part of the experience and, if you get too scared, you can always yell the safe word: “Mercy!”
When: Open select dates and times Sept. 17-Oct. 31
Where: The 17th Door, 1851 W. Orangethorpe Ave., Fullerton.
Tickets and information: Tickets start at $30. The attraction is for those ages 16-and-older. Those under-18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign their waiver on-site. the17thdoor.com
Take a trip to the Brimstone Asylum for the Criminally Insane or cruise through the Cruse of VooDoo Bayou. There’s also the Shady Hallow Hayride and the Dark Shadow Marketplace for all the creepy wares.
When: 7 p.m.-midnight, Friday-Saturday; 7-10 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 8-31
Where: Riverview Recreation Park, 14600 Baron Drive, Corona.
Tickets and information: $15 per attraction; $45 for a five-attraction combo ticket; $65 for five attractions with fast pass; $5 parking. Not recommended for children under the age of 12. coffincreek.com
Visit a creepy small town hosting its Halloween Harvest Carnival with three outdoor haunted mazes, two general admission bars and a VIP bar with a hidden speakeasy. There are also food trucks, live entertainment, carnival games, a pumpkin patch and a scare zone with roaming monsters.
When: 5-11 p.m. select dates Friday, Oct. 1-Sunday Oct. 31
Where: Galway Downs, 38801 Los Corralitos Road, Temecula.
Tickets and information: Tickets are $25 general admission for ages 12 and older; $10 children 11 and younger (during Family Fright Hours 5-7 p.m.); $35 adult VIP. $5 general on-site parking; $10 premium on-site parking. temeculaterror.com
San Bernardino County
Dark Harvest Haunted Attraction
Guests can wind through a massive corn maze, which will take about 30 minutes to complete, as well shoot it out in a zombie paintball attraction, run through an interactive scare zone, check out carnival rides, food vendors and visit a petting zoo. The event is done in conjunction with the annual Frosty’s Forest pumpkin patch so patrons will be able to roam through the large sunflower and pumpkin patches as well.
When: 7-11 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays and 7 p.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays Sept. 30-Oct. 31
Where: Frosty’s Forest, 14861 Ramona Ave., Chino.
Tickets and information: Tickets start at $25 for the haunted corn maze walk-thru and includes admission to Frosty’s. Pumpkin patch admission is $5 for kids 3-14 and $10 for adults 15-and-older Monday-Thursday; $5 for kids ages 3-14 and $15 for adults 15-and-up Friday-Sunday. darkharvesthaunt.com or frostysforest.com
Pumpkins in the Pines
SkyPark at Santa’s Village will transform into a family-friendly harvest festival each weekend with a pumpkin patch, face painting, a Fantom Forest walk-thru haunted maze, cookie decorating, photo ops with costumed characters, pumpkin panting, skate nights, trick-or-treating, costume parties, live entertainment and more.
When: Open various hours Saturdays and Sundays Oct. 9-31
Where: SkyPark at Santa’s Village, 28950 CA-18, Skyforest.
Tickets and information: Admission is $59 for adults and $49 for children ages 4-12. Children 3 and under and adults 75 and older are admitted free. Some activities extra. skyparksantasvillage.com.