San Diego Halloween Family Fun 2011

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

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380611 05: A scary looking butler stands guard in front of a wall of Halloween masks October 20, 2000 at Fantasy Costumes in Chicago. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Newsmakers)
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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 - OceansidenWHEN: Oct. 29, 9 a.m.
Kids 12 and younger 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. Adults can receive discounted tickets, or buy a 5-museum pass for $35. WHERE: Balboa ParknWHEN: OCT 29, 11 a.m. to 3 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 for children and go up to $14 for adults. WHERE: San Diego Maritime MuseumnWHEN: Oct. 15 to 29, anytime
Do you dare to mix it up with monsters? Yes? Well get ready, Monster Manor is back and this year’s theme is Ghastly Murderers -- all the things a ghoulish Halloween fan would love. Tickets start at $13 and for more details you can call 858-222-4815. WHERE: Monster Manor, 8235 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92126nWHEN: Weekends starting Oct. 14 starting at 7 p.m.
Check out Knott's 38th annual Halloween Haunt at Knott's Scary Farm for some spooky fun. Tickets start at $39. WHERE: 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park WHEN: Runs evenings through Oct. 31; opens daily at 10 a.m. and closing time varies
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. Tickets are between $4 and $10. WHERE: Old Town, San DiegonWHEN: 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? Tickets start at $59. WHERE: Embassy Suites San Diego BaynWHEN: October 22 and 29 at 6:15 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 CenternWHEN: 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: LEGOLANDnWHEN: 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. WHERE: 1580 Cannon Road, CarlsbadnWHEN: Oct. 1 to 31.
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park hosts trick or treating during Halloween weekend, with ghost and goblins out in full force. WHERE: Old Town San Diego, Twiggs Street, San Diego.nWHEN: Oct. 29 and 30.
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 CitynWHEN: OCT 29 to 31, times vary
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Six Flags Magic Mountain's annual Halloween haunting event Fright Night features a trick-or-treat trail, scare zones, mazes, stage shows, haunted rides, and children's events. WHERE: 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, ValencianWHEN: Oct. 7-31; opens at 10:30 a.m. daily
Universal Studios Hollywood's annual Halloween Horror Nights 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 1 a.m. Oct. 1 to 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 DiegonWHEN: October 1, 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 in Old Town San Diego. A parade, live music and candlelight procession will be held to honor the traditional Mexican holiday. WHERE: Old Town State Historic ParknWHEN: Nov. 1 and 2
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The Birch Aquarium is celebrating Halloween with kids free the whole month of October. Where: 2300 Expedition WaynTime: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
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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 entertainment, pumpkin decorating and scarecrow stuffing demonstrations, spooky animal encounters, a conservation cupcake walk and costume contest. Where: Wild Animal ParknWhen: Weekends from Oct. 17 to Nov. 1
Mickey's Trick-or-Treat party from Disney California Adventure Park is now at Disneyland Park! Dress up in your favorite costume for an evening of spirited attractions, treats and more. When: Fridays and Mondays in OctobernWhere: Disneyland Resort, Anaheim
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