Spooky Halloween 2013 Events in San Diego are already happening!
America’s Finest City has an overwhelming amount of awesome San Diego Halloween events this year! Luckily many of them have already begun so you will have all month to participate in as many as you can. Our favorite picks for this year are the theme park and attractions that are hosting huge San Diego Halloween celebrations for the entire family! However we couldn’t forget the traditions of haunted houses and pumpkin patches!
Theme Parks & Attractions: San Diego theme parks sure don't skimp for the holidays and Halloween is no exception!
- San Diego Zoo Spooky Sleepover ( Oct. 19 & Oct. 26 4pm -9am) This event sounds so incredibly fun! It’s the San Diego Zoo’s Halloween rendition of their Snoar and Roar yearly sleepover events. Participants will camp overnight on the park grounds and have the chance to embark on a tour and see many different animals as well as interact with them. There will be dinner and breakfast provided as well as a Halloween costume parade and trick-or-treat. Finally, before bed your tour guide Dr. Zoolittle will tell stories around the campfire. Nothing could beat this camping trip! Includes park entree, food, fun, and a souvenir.
- SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular (Every Saturday and Sunday in October) San Diego SeaWorld is joining in on the festivities of Halloween and has put together a ton of fun Halloween activities. There will be trick or treating from 11am - 6pm at 10 different spots, as well as Otto’s Candy Garden full of sweets and treats. Don’t miss out on festive shows as these are always my favorite! There will be a Sesame Street Countdown to Halloween musical production, as well as Clyde and Seamore’s Spooky Adventure production. To see the festive sea creatures visit Penelope’s Pumpkin Patch where pumpkin fish roam in the unique undersea pumpkin patch.
- Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLand (Weekends until Oct. 27th) Grab the kids, and don’t forget the costumes! As you wander through California LEGOLAND you can stop at the 10 LEGO themed treat stations that are handing out candy, healthy snack, and some surprises as well! If you’re up for it there is a bonus station set up at SEA LIFE Carlsbad Aquarium (requires admission ticket). Costume Contest run every Saturday night for children under 12. Winners receive 4 membership passes and gift basket! Registration begins at 4pm at the Imagination Zone.
- Haunted Birch Aquarium: Shipwrecked (Oct. 25 and 26 6-9pm) The spectacular San Diego Birch Aquarium has put together a night of spooky tricks and treats for it’s guests. Come see the underwater creatures, live music and dancing with Billy Lee & the Swamp Critters, play games and listen to stories. Touch the animals with interactive animal encounters, and hop to the chance to make some slime in the deep sea slime lab. There will also be treats given out and a costume raffle for all dressed up participants.
Haunted Houses: Year after year I tell myself I am never going back to one these Haunted Houses because I am the biggest scaredy cat there is, but I am somehow always convinced to go back! The attention to detail make these San Diego haunted houses horrifyingly life-like and bone chillingly frightening. As you walk up you can already hear the screams of terror from other participants.
- Haunted Hotel (Ongoing until Nov.2)
- The Haunted Trail at Balboa Park (Ongoing until Nov.2)
- Scream Zone (Ongoing until Nov. 2)
Pumpkin Patches: It was no shock to me to see pumpkin patches already going up in mid September around San Diego. As a kid I always looked forward to our annual trip to Bates Nut Farm, with fields of pumpkins, rides, games, crafts and much more! You can find pumpkin patches all throughout San Diego already providing pumpkins and fun for all. Be sure and check one out this year and maybe even Celebrate with a pumpkin carving party of your own!
- Bates Nut Farm Annual Oma’s Pumpkin Patch (Ongoing until Nov.4)
- 14th Annual Oma's Pumpkin Patch (Ongoing until Oct. 31)
- Pumpkin Station Del Mar,Chula Vista, El Cajon (Ongoing until Oct. 31)
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