Things to do for Halloween in San Diego

Halloween is a holiday enjoyed by people of all ages. San Diego is expanding its population everyday and there are many events that are going on for families and party goers. Whether you enjoy spending time with the family or going out with your friends, Halloween can be fun for everyone.

If you’re looking for something to do on Halloween night, here are just a few of the events going around town that we’re looking forward to.

Family events:

1. Balboa Park Halloween Family Day – On Saturday Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Balboa park will be hosting its 5th Annual Balboa Park Halloween Family Day. There will be more than a dozen museums that will be offering free admission to children 12 and under, with a paid adult admission. You can take the kids to a spooky storytelling, hands-on activities including crafts, costume parades and special tours at all participating museums and cultural attractions. For more information visit

2. Brick-or-treat – Every Saturday and Sunday this October, Legoland will be hosting brick-or-treat, filling the park with Lego-themed treat stations that offer a variety of candy and surprises for children. On Saturday nights, Legoland has a costume contest for kids ages 12 and under. The winners walk away with four resort membership passes and a gift basket. For more information about these events, visit

3. Haunted Birch Aquarium – On Oct. 25 and 26, the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla will have a haunted aquarium. There will be a variety of activities, treats and the chance to touch live animals, live music, story times, games and a costume raffle. The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information about this event, visit /

4. Boo! Parade – On Oct. 26, San Diego’s only Halloween themed parade will be held at the college area. This family-friendly parade starts at 10 a.m. and it will include many floats, vintage cars, costumed characters, music, food, games and lots more activities. For more information visit

5. Sea World Spooktacular – Sea World hosts its “Spooktacular” event every weekend in October until the 27. It includes trick-or-treating, shows, activities and an “undersea” pumpkin patch. The hours of the park vart depending on the day that you attend, but it is always opened at 10 a.m. For more information, visit

Adult events:

1. San Diego Monster Bash – On Oct. 26, the 13th Annual Dos Equis Monster Bash Block Party will take over the streets of Downtown. With eight blocks and three stages, DJs from all over the world will be performing. The party will end with a Monster Bash parade where the best costume will win a $5,000 grand prize. The event starts at 6 p.m. and will end at midnight. For more information, visit

2. The Haunted Hotel – One of The Gaslamp’s scariest Halloween attractions will return. The attraction has been voted one of the best haunted houses in America. Open until Nov. 2, guests will experience “The Walking Dead” dungeon and get to see the “Evil Dead” cellar. If you’re prepared for the horror and suspense, you’ll enjoy this. For more information, visit

3. The Haunted Trail – Balboa Park’s haunted outdoor attraction has returned. The mile long trail of terror may not be suitable for children, but for those who are up for the experience the attraction will stay open until Nov. 2. For more information, visit

4. The Scream Zone – The Del Mar fair has brought yet again their haunted attraction called “The Scream Zone,” with a new addition this year, zombie paintball safari. Included in the experience is the House of Horror, The Chamber and the Haunted Hayride and will take place until November 2. For more information visit

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