Old Town San Diego Trick-or-Treat
(Thursday, Oct. 31): Free goodies from merchants at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
make this a unique trick-or-treating experience for the family. Kids can enjoy special holiday treats and activities, while parents enjoy extended shopping hours within the park. This event is free.
• Balboa Park Halloween Family Day 2013 (Saturday, Oct. 26 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.): Over a dozen museums at Balboa Park will treat children 12 and under to free admission with paid adult admission during the 5th annual Balboa Park Halloween Family Day. Participating museums will also present special, spooky activities, tours, storytelling and other goodies.
• Haunting Tales from Our Seafaring Past at Star of India (Oct. 18-19 and Oct. 25-26 – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.): Ghosts, goblins, pirates and princesses alike will love this scary storytelling session aboard the Star of India as storytellers reveal the eerie legends of the past and tales of ghostly encounters. Kids are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes, and creepy treats will be handed out to all who attend. The Haunting Tales are included with Maritime Museum admission ($16 per ticket for adults, $8 per ticket for kids 4-12, kids 3 and under free).
• Spooky Sleepover at the San Diego Zoo (Oct. 19 and Oct. 26 – 4 p.m. to 9 a.m.): Get into the spirit of the Halloween season with a Spooky Sleepover at the San Diego Zoo led by ghostly camp director, Dr. Zoolittle. Participants get to make their own personalized treat bags and take an exclusive bus tour to visit some scary and strange animals. Families will then settle in for the night at “haunted” Camp Timbuktu where they can partake in a costume parade, ghost stories, dinner, snacks around the campfire and an optional night prowl through the Zoo. Tickets cost $139 per adult and $119 per child (ages 4-11), plus Zoo admission for nonmembers.
• SeaWorld San Diego Halloween Spooktacular (Weekends, Sept. 28 – Oct. 27): SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular includes special shows, fun activities, photo ops with wacky characters and gob of ghoulish goodies. Kids are encouraged to come to the park in their costumes. The Halloween Spooktacular is included with park admission ($64 per person).
• Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND (Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26 – 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.): Held every Saturday in October, the Brick-or-Treat Party Nights at LEGOLAND boasts several special areas open late, including Miniland USA, Land of Adventure and Castle Hill. Activities include a dance party, the “Mail Order Monsters Show,” a live performance from a group called The Witchettes, a magic show and a costume contest. The event is free with paid one-day admission to the park ($59 per person).