5 Most Hyped Halloween Events In California | Family Events You Can’t Miss (2021)

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Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and Giant Trees? Does it ring any bells? California is one of the most popular states in the whole world and surely the people who live there have their ways of celebrating Halloween. That’s why we have to talk about the “Most Hyped Halloween Events In California” so that you celebrate this Halloween month in the best way possible.

When we went through Halloween events in LA, it included some of the best places to celebrate Halloween. However, not all of those places are open for people of all ages. Since when do they invite kids to Block Parties at secret locations? However, this article mostly refers to places that can be visited by whole families. And trust me when I say that even if these are family places you’ll have more fun here than you’ll have in any pubs.

Some people love to binge-watch Halloween movies this month. After all, it’s a great way to spend some quality time with our loved ones. However, sitting at home is not everyone’s thing. Some of us also need to go out every now and then to keep up with our spooky spirits. For those ones of you, these Halloween events in California will be total treats to visit. Let’s move forward and know all about them. 

5 Best Halloween Events In California in 2021

5 Best Halloween Events In California in 2021
Source: AgNet West

As important as annual Halloween can be, nothing is as important as your health. Ever! You should never forget we barely got out of a deadly pandemic. In this situation, being fully vaccinated should be your topmost priority. If you aren’t fully vaccinated then refrain from going outside (especially without a mask). 

All the states in the US have their own restrictions. Please follow all the rules and if somehow you cannot visit these Halloween events in California then worry not. Decorate your places and dress up as your favorite character. Cause who’s going to post that Halloween selfie on Instagram?

1. Absolutely Halloween! | Santa Monica, CA

5 Best Halloween Events In California in 2021

People think that Halloween cannot be entertaining with family and kids. You can only visit the zoos and places like that. However, this year Halloween is going to be the most fun festival of your life. Why? Cause of events like Absolutely Halloween! It is one of the best Halloween events in California. 

Absolutely Halloween is a theatre musical event that swoons you by its storytelling. It’s a story of a girl named “Candy” who is a very sweet girl inspired by life, love, laughter, and sugar. You’ll see some great Halloween costumes that are more colorful than our lives. (Pun Intended)

DatesOct 8 to Oct 29
TimingStarts at 6:00 PM
Tickets$15 for Adults (13+), $12.50 for Kids (12 or under 12)
VenueSanta Monica Playhouse®, 1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Contact Info1-310-394-9779 ext 3 or [email protected]

2. A Halloween Adventure For The Whole Family | Gilroy, CA

5 Best Halloween Events In California in 2021

Gilroy Gardens are your one-stop for all the fun you are looking for at Halloween. For kids, there are endless rides, adults can explore the BOO Alley, there’s even a BOO Town Hall. 

You’ll see pumpkin pyramids, endless hay maze, plus enjoying the spooky drinks when you are exploring the place. I don’t think you should miss Gilroy Gardens this Halloween because it is clearly one of the most momentous Halloween Events in California.

DatesOct 1- Oct 31
TimingFridays: 5PM-10PM, Saturdays: 2PM-10PM, Sundays: 1PM-9PM
TicketsStarting from $45
Venue3050 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy, CA 950203050 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy, CA 95020

3. Brick-or-Treat at Legoland | Southern California

5 Best Halloween Events In California in 2021

There’s nothing more attractive in this world for kids than Legoland. The Park will be open at 10 AM for the Brick-or-Treat event. Every Saturday they will let you enjoy happy rides in the night, do safe trick-or-treating, and even perform live entertainment for you. These performances start at 2 PM and trick-or-treating at 3 PM. 

Parents can sit back cause Brick-or-Treat is probably the only event in Southern California that is made only for kids. However, you can still have food and beverages for your whole family. Don’t forget to check out their Spooktacular SEA LIFE aquarium. 

DatesOct 2, Oct 9, Oct 16, Oct 23, Oct 30
TimingThe all-day event, activities start at 3 PM
TicketsStart from $104
VenueOne Legoland Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008

4. Spookomotive Train Ride | Sacramento, CA

5 Best Halloween Events In California in 2021

Spookomotive is a delightful train that has vo creepy vibes at all. People of all ages can enjoy it without any fear. Spookomotive is decorated every season. At Halloween, you’ll see cornstalks, skeletons, spiders, and stuff. Every weekend its theme changes and there are only limited days when they offer you a ride on Spookomotive. 

The different themes of Spookomotive on weekends are-

  1. October 9 & 10: Superheroes & Villains
  2. October 16 & 17: Pirates & Princesses
  3. October 23 & 24: Witches & Wizards
  4. October 30 & 31: Superheroes & Villains
DatesOct 8, Oct 9, Oct 15, Oct 16, Oct 22, Oct 23, Oct 29, Oct 30
TimingAll-day
TicketsGeneral Coach: $19 adult; $9 youth (ages 3-17)Member Coach: $9 adult; $4 youth (ages 3-17)
VenueCalifornia State Railroad Museum, Sacramento, CA

5. ScreamFest- Horror Film Festival | Hollywood, CA

5 Best Halloween Events In California in 2021

Hollywood always has something special for you. This Halloween it has some special screenings of horror movies and those who live to see horror movies can book their tickets now. Don’t worry about the sanitization and safety rules. Last year the Horror Film Festival was virtual but this time it’s in Hollywood, California. 

ScreamFest offers 10 days of horror. They offer multiple passes and all of them are listed below-

  1. Bloody Sunday Day Pass – $50+fee
  2. Saturday Nightmares Day Pass – $50+fee 
  3. Weekend Of Screams – $130+fee
  4. All Movie Pass – $200+fee
  5. Full Festival Pass – $300+fee
DatesOct 12- Oct 21
Tickets$50-$300
Venue6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028, USA

Wrapping Up

We don’t know if the Californians are family-friendly people or not, but their events are surely made for the big-fat families. If you know a friend who lives in California then share this article with him/her. Comment below your favorite places from this article.

If you have visited any of these places then rate them in the comment section. Happy Halloween in advance! 

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