Family Friendly Halloween Haunts

Check out our "to-do" list for your Halloween weekend.

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LONDON - OCTOBER 31: A child enjoys traditional candle-lit Halloween pumpkins on October 31, 2007 in London. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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Start getting into the holiday spirit and strut in that costume early at Trek 'n' Treat Halloween. Costumes of all kinds are going to be on display as people walk in the charity event put on by Community Interface Services. You can call 760-729-3866 for more info. WHERE: Oceanside Harbor - Oceanside WHEN: Oct. 30, 8 a.m.
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Gather around the campfire and catch a screening of Charlie Brown’s “It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”. The night is also going to feature games and prizes, a costume contest, educational booths and food amohng other things. WHERE: San Elijo State Beach - Cardiff WHEN: Oct. 30, 5 p.m.
Kids get in free at a family Halloween day in Balboa Park. Thing’s are going to super spooky with live music, hands on activities and dozens of other fun events for kids. Adult tickets cost $10 and if you want to know more call 619-238-1233. WHERE: Balboa Park WHEN: OCT 30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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It’s going to be a bash, a Boo Bash that is, at the kid and family friendly Harvest Festival. The day is jam packed with activities of all kinds featuring pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating, carnival type games, ice-skating, music and more. Tickets are $2 per person and kids under 3 are free. WHERE: The Salvation Army Kroc Center WHEN: October 30, 5 p.m.
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Ever wonder what kind of spooky tales and creepy facts haunt ships in San Diego? Here’s your chance to get the truth about the untold stories of the Star of India’s haunted history and get some treats too. Get your spot by calling 619-234-9153 x101. Tickets start at $8 and go up to $14. WHERE: San Diego Maritime Museum WHEN: Oct. 30, 6 p.m.
Do you dare to mix it up with monsters? Yes? Well get ready, Monster Manor is back and this year’s theme is Murder, Mayhem, and Gore- all the things a ghoulish Halloween fan would love. The manor includes "Scooby-Doo and the Mystery of the Backlot Phantom" and for the kids, "Lite Frite”. Tickets start at just $5 and for more details you can call 858-222-4815. WHERE: Monster Manor, 8235 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92126 WHEN: October 30, 31. Noon to 4 p.m.
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Pets can get in on the Halloween spirit at the FACE Foundation's Howl-o-ween Canine Carnival. Your dog better come prepared for the costume contest showdown. There’s also going to be pet parade, samples from California Pizza Kitchen, Coldstone Creamery, Cupcake Love and more. Admission to the event is free. WHERE: Beachwalk, Solana Beach WHEN: OCT 30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Check out Knott's 38th annual Halloween Haunt at Knott's Scary Farm for some spooky fun. WHERE: 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park WHEN: Runs evenings through Oct. 31; opens daily at 10 a.m. and closing time varies
Alright so Bieber might not be the scariest thing coming this halloween but we bet the screams at his concert are going to rival any you'd hear at Halloween events around the city. Want to catch the boy wonder live? Get your tickets online here. WHERE: San Diego Sports Arena WHEN: October 30, 7 p.m.
There is no house in San Diego spookier than the Whaley House in Old Town. Drop by for a tour with the kids and stick around for this month's special after hours ghost hunts. WHERE: Old Town, San Diego WHEN: Ongoing
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Mystery madness! Have a four-course dinner while trying to solve a factious murder at The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show Halloween Show. Get into your Sherlock Holmes mood because you won’t know just who is part of the show and who is not during this exciting event. Think you can nab the killer? WHERE: Embassy Suites San Diego Bay WHEN: October 30, 6:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
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Let the some Halloween tunes tingle up your spine as the Mannheim Steamroller, with help from the San Diego Symphony, performs music from their 2003 CD Halloween. WHERE: Copley Symphony Hall WHEN: October 30, 8 p.m.
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Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center hosts weekend festivals for families in October, featuring a pumpkin patch, hay rides, a farm zoo, arts and crafts, live entertainment and more. WHERE: 15954 Woods Valley Road, Valley Center WHEN: Saturdays and Sundays; through Oct. 31; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
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Brick or Treat, Brick or Treat, LEGOLAND’s Halloween can’t be beat! Excuse the little song but we can’t get enough of Lego Land’s annual Halloween event and this year it only gets bigger as they include a new spooky Sea Life themed destination. WHERE: LEGOLAND WHEN: Now until October 31st
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The Rancho Bernardo Inn is going to host a "not-too-spooky" celebration for all ages including a pumpkin patch, costume contest, trick-or-treating, pumpkin-decorating contest, interactive games, face painting and movies. A $149 "stay and spook" package includes a hotel room, s'mores for the children and breakfast. WHERE: 1580 Cannon Road, Carlsbad WHEN: Oct. 30; 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park hosts a free spooky movie night under the stars. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs for a program that includes pre-show costume contests for all ages and a merchant fair. WHERE: Old Town San Diego, Twiggs Street, San Diego. WHEN: Oct. 30 Bonus: There will also be trick-or-treating at Old Town shops from 4-6:30 p.m. Oct. 30 and 31
Halloween = Shopping? But of course! Head over to Plaza Bonita for their Spooktacular Halloween Weekend. The day is going to feature live music, family fun like costume contests, a spooky scavenger hunt, customizing trick-or-treat bags and cookies. Families who RSVP will get a free gift and those who are in it to shop are going to get "Boo Book Savings". WHERE: Westfield Plaza Bonita, National City WHEN: OCT 30, Noon to 5 p.m.
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Six Flags Magic Mountain's annual Halloween haunting event features a trick-or-treat trail, scare zones, mazes, stage shows, haunted rides, and children's events. WHERE: 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia WHEN: Runs Oct. 29-31; opens at 10:30 a.m. daily
Universal Studios Hollywood's annual haunting event features five mazes, six scare zones, a "Terror Tram" ride and themed shows. WHERE: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City WHEN: Runs from 7 p.m. to close Oct. 28-31
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Don’t forget - things can get just as scary in the water as they do on land. SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular is proof! The park is going to deck itself out with ghostly attractions and spooktacular happenings. If you haven’t been to SeaWorld in a while this is definitely the time to come and check it out, because, while the fish are going to stick around, this haunted event ends Halloween night. WHERE: SeaWorld San Diego WHEN: October 2, to October 31. 1 p.m. to 6.
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Day of the Dead is going to be celebrated in a very big way with Aztec dancers, workshops, live music, arts and craSts, and more. Want to get in on the action? Call 619-800-8621 or 619-232-5181 for more info. WHERE: Sherman Heights Community Center - Sherman Heights WHEN: Oct. 30, 9 a.m.
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Haunted Birch Aquarium The aquarium is celebrating Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 30th, with sooky sea-themed activities, slimy encouters and live music. Costumes encouraged! Admission range between $15-$17, and is free for children under 2. For more informaiton, call (858) 534-7336. Time: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
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Halloween in Del Mar Village Celebratre an old-fashioned Halloween Sunday at Del Mar Village. Free trick-or-treating, crafts and an illusionist. For more details, go to Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Mehgan Murphy, National Zoo
Wild Animal Park's Pumpkins at the Park Check out this brand-new "Pumpkins at the Park" event at the Wild Animal Park! This safe, family friendly Halloween adventure will include trick-or-treating scavenger hunt, an Extinct Animal Graveyard, eerie entertianment, pumpkin decorating and scarecrow stuffing demonstrations, spooky animal encouters, a conservation cupcake walk and costume contest. Don't miss out!
Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland Park Mickey's Trick-or-Treat party from Disney California Avendture Park is now at Disneyland Park! Dress up in your favorite costume for an evening of spirited attractions, treats and more. Date: October 31 Time: 7 p.m. to 12 a.m.
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