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Family Halloween Fun

Find Southern California Halloween activities & costume stores!



In the slide show above, you're viewing pictures of exciting Halloween events at Southern California theme parks! What a fun area to celebrate Halloween; all of SoCal's major theme parks hold special events, plus haunted houses & Halloween stores sprout up throughout the entire region. On this page, you'll discover where to find scary...or cute & tame...Halloween events in Southern California.








SoCal Halloween Theme Park Celebrations

1.) List of Disney Halloween activities

Picture of Pirate Goofy, dressed in his Halloween costume and ready for photo and autograph seekers!

Disneyland Halloween: Learn details about the Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure theme park Halloween celebrations!

Woody's Halloween Roundup pictures: Kids will love the cute show, crafts, and barnyard animal-petting at Woody's Halloween Roundup, while adults will be dazzled by the beauty of Disneyland's fall decorations!

Holiday Haunted Mansion pictures: See photos of Disneyland Park's Haunted Mansion all trimmed & decorated for the Halloween & Christmas holidays!

Holiday Haunted Mansion photos, pt 2: See inside the Nightmare Before Christmas-themed Haunted Mansion for a view of how Jack Skellington & his crew have "taken over" for the holidays!

Disney Halloween Pumpkins: There's a Pumpkin Festival going on at Disneyland Park for Halloween! From mini-pumpkins used a part of larger autumn-themed decorations to a giant pumpkin so large it can be used as a photo backdrop, you'll find a real variety of them. See photos of Disneyland's creative use of pumpkins...including intricate Disney & Pixar character Jack O Lanterns! Photo of Halloween Knotts Berry Farm entrance, all decorated with cobwebs for the annual Halloween Haunt festivities

Disney's Halloween Candy Corn:: Part of the Disney Halloween Time celebration includes whimsical Candy Corn Acres at Disney's California Adventure Park. You'll find a more imaginative and adorable use of giant candy corn than you ever thought possible. Come take a look!

Mickeys Halloween Treat Parade: Mickey's Halloween Treat is an extra-fee special event which takes place after-hours at Disney's California Adventure theme park. See photos and learn about this party's brand new interactive parade...where you can dance along with costumed Disney and Pixar characters!

Dance w/Disney Characters: Dancing at the parade is great...but it's just the beginning! Rock 'n roll the night away at 3 character-filled dance parties within the Mickey's Halloween Treat event. See pictures & get the scoop on this page.

Halloween Disney Characters: Discover what Disney Characters you can meet, greet and take photos with...when you visit Disneyland Park or the Mickey's Halloween Treat even in Anaheim, California.




2.) Knott's Halloween Events

Read about the Knott's Scary Farm and Camp Spooky celebrations at Knott's Berry Farm theme park in Orange County, CA on the following pages of this website---

Knott's Halloween Events: Get info about the world-famous Knott's Scary Farm Halloween Haunt...or discover the light-hearted, lesser-known children's Halloween attraction called "Camp Spooky."

Scary Farm Pics: See photos taken at the Knotts Berry Farm's Halloween Haunt!

Halloween Haunt Pics, pt 2:: One page just isn't enough for showing a good variety of Knotts Scary Farm pictures...so here's page 2!









3.) Other Southern Califoria theme park Halloween Celebrations!

Picture: Ogre at Legoland, made entirely of Lego bricks!Legoland Halloween Fun-- Discover the fun your family will have at Legoland Theme Park in San Diego County! You can trick-or-treat, enjoy decorations, or head to a nighttime family Halloween Party that's included with the price of your general admission ticket!

SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular-- Enjoy Clyde & Seamore's adorable Halloween Sea Lion Show, catch the popular nighttime Shamu Rocks presentation, and take the kids to fill their bags at Halloween trick-or-Treat stations.

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest pics: See pictures of Magic Mountain's after-dark Halloween celebration...when the lights go dim and scary monsters are on the prowl!

Six Flags Magic Mountain Halloween pictures, pt 2: Just like Knotts Berry Farm, the Magic Mountain Halloween festival includes fun---and tame---activities for kids during the daytime. See photos of the 6 Flags children's activities and other Magic Mountain Halloween decorations

Universal Studios Hollywood's Horror Nights-- Grab your teens & head to the gore-fest known as Halloween Horror Nights. Some of Tinseltown's most famous horror flicks come to life on the Universal Studios back lot--where these movies were actually filmed! Freddy Krueger and other famous evil-doers try to give you a scare as you walk through haunted mazes; will you scream or be brave?


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Halloween Clearance Sale: Online clearance sales are in progress! Clearing out old merchandise is a top priority as new merchandise arrives; now's a great time to stock up! Here's a link to the Clearance Costume Section at BuyCostumes.com, where you can reap big bargains. (Or, if you're looking for a specific costume, you may use the Costume Search Box below to find it.)



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Family Halloween Fun, pages on this site

Costume ideas to get you decked out for seasonal fun!

Picture: Halloween Snoopy stuffed animal poses infront of Knott's Berry Farm's Ghostrider Roller Coaster You can get hints for sewing or buying your seasonal disguise on the following Halloween Costume Pages--

1.) Captain Jack Sparrow Costume, pt 1: Discover how to pull together a Pirates of the Caribbean-style Captain Jack Sparrow costume from clothing you may already own. Also find out about how to apply Jack Sparrow's makeup to finish off "the look."

2.) Captain Jack Costume, pt 2: Find out options for sewing your own (or your partner's) Jack Sparrow costume from a pattern, as well as options you'll have when buying a pirate's costume from a store.

3.) Celebrity & Movie Costumes: Elvis impersonators, Marilyn look-alikes, junior Michael Jackson's, Star Trek crew members...anything's possible with a celebrity, TV or movie outfit. What a fun type of Halloween to choose!

4.) Cheap Halloween Costumes: How low can you go? Discover ideas for finding cheap kid's and adult's costumes this year.

5.) Children's Animal Costumes: Whether you'd like to sew or purchase a child's animal costume for Halloween, this page can help you find a costume that will look absolutely precious on your little one.

6.) Clown Costumes: Get ideas for making an adorable children's clown costume for Halloween trick-or-treating.

7.) Darth Vader Costumes: Become the terror of the Universe! Choosing to be Darth Vader for Halloween can be great fun for Star Wars fans...and other party guests may even feel a bit of fear---who knows!

8.) Disney Princess Costumes: Discover options for sewing or purchasing costumes for the Disney princesses...Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, and Tinkerbell.

9.) Fairy Costumes for girls and women emphasize their natural grace and beauty. Plus, these costumes are just plain fun; not many people ever get to have wings!

10.) Halloween BuildABears: We can't forget Halloween costumes for your stuffed animals! Explore the selection of Halloween Costumes you can get for own Build A Bear when you visit your local workshop, and see pictures of Halloween-themed Build A Bear stuffed ghosts and bears.

11.) Inexpensive Homemade Costumes: see some of the inexpensive costumes this website's readers have created...some of them good for last-minute Halloween disguises.

12.) Nightmare Before Christmas costumes: Wouldn't it be fun to dress like Jack Skellington or Sally this Halloween?

13.) Pirate Costumes: Get tips for buying or sewing pirate outfits for girls and boys...even babies and toddlers!

14.) Pirate Costumes/Adults: Dashing...or cute...pirate costumes are a favorite of grown men and women, too! On this page, discover different pirate styles you may not have considered.

15.) Pet Costumes: Get ideas for helping your four-legged friend celebrate in style. Who knows? Maybe you'll end up having the best dressed pooch at one of Southern California's Halloween pet parades and contests!

16.) Plus Size Costumes-- See an overview of Plus Size Costumes actually for sale during the 2008 Halloween season, and get tips for planning an attractive, even sizzling, Halloween disguise.

17.) Star Wars Costumes: Whether you're alone or if you'll be part of a group costume effort, the beloved and classic Star Wars movie characters make a very good choice for Halloween disguises.

18.) Superhero Costumes: Is your son or daughter interested in dressing as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Spiderman or a Ninja this Halloween? Here are some ideas for buying or sewing superhero suits!

19.) Witch and Vampire costumes, a page where you can get shopping & sewing ideas for updated looks on these old "classic" costumes.

20.) Wizard of Oz Costumes-- Here's a great group costume idea: how about dressing as the Wizard of Oz movie characters? Get tips on sewing or buying your outfits & accessories for Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and other Oz characters.



Get costume ideas from our contest winners!





Family-Vacation-Getaways.com used to hold Halloween costume contests every year...as you can tell by viewing the Halloween costume slide show above. Maybe you can get some good costume ideas from our winners. Here's our Halloween Photo Contest page where you can view top prize winners. You may also view the Best-of-Category Winners and contestants on the following pages:

1.) "Baby and Toddler Costumes"
2.) "Girls Costumes"
3.) "Boys Costumes"
4.) "Kids Pairs Costumes"
5.) "Family Group Costumes"
6.) Other family costumes, including wagon/stroller/wheelchair/vehicle costumes; and the "Families with Pets" costumes
7.) Teen Individual Costumes
8.) "Men's Individual Costumes"
9.) "Women's Individual Costumes"
10.) " Teen & Adult Pairs, Couple's and Group Costumes"
11.) Scary Costumes
12.) "Pet Costumes"


You may also view 2009 prize-winners on the following pages of our site:

1.) 2009 Prize winners, Babies thru Teens

2.) 2009 Prize Winners, family groups and pets

3.) 2009 Prize Winners, Adult Men's, Women's and Pairs


Or, you may check out 2008 prize-winning costumes on the following pages--

1.) October 2008 Prize Winners, Part 1

2.) 10/08 Halloween Costume Prize Winners, Part 2

3.) September, 2008 Halloween Costume Contest Winners




Halloween Stores; find your perfect costume!

SoCal costume store pages---

Picture: Disneyland's Halloween merchandise on display; Anaheim, CA Halloween Store Locations pages on this website---

1.) Party City Stores/Los Angeles: For 2 months every year, the popular party-goods chain, Party City, goes "gung ho" for Halloween. Discover where you can find a Party City location in Los Angeles County on this page.

2.) Party City/other So Cal: Here's where you'll find the list of Party City stores in Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura counties.

3.) Year-round costume stores: There are quite a few year-round costume stores in Southern California. Not only can they outfit you at Halloween time, but also for the Renaissance Festival, masquerade parties, and other occasions requiring costumes all year long. You'll find a selection of the best SoCal costume stores on this page.



*To see a listing of costume stores in other locations besides Southern California, see the following pages:

Picture: Disneyland ticket booth at Halloween timeNorthern & Central California: List of Central and Northern California Year-Round Costume Stores

Arizona costume stores: Arizona costume & party stores

Colorado costume stores:Colorado costume and party stores

CT: Connecticut Costume and Halloween Stores"

FL: Florida Year-Round Costume Stores

GA: Georgia Costume and Halloween Stores

IL: Illinois Costume and Halloween Stores

IN: Indiana Costume and Halloween Stores

MA: Massachusetts Costume and Halloween Stores"

ME: Maine Costume and Halloween Stores"

MI: Michigan Costume and Halloween Stores"

MO: Missouri Costume and Halloween Stores"

NH: New Hampshire Costume and Halloween Stores"

NV: Nevada Halloween Stores

NY: New York Costume and Halloween Stores

PA: Pennsylvania Costume and Halloween Stores

RI: Rhode Island Costume and Halloween Stores"

Texas costume stores: (1) Year-round Texas Costume Stores and (2) Texas Seasonal Costume Stores

VA: Virginia Costume and Halloween Stores

VT: Vermont Costume and Halloween Stores"

WI: Wisconsin Costume and Halloween Stores"




Other Family Halloween Fun resources

Try these interesting websites to find fun seasonal activities!

Picture: Six Flags Magic Mountain's Halloween decorations include smiling pumpkins atop lampposts throughout the park...and they light up at night! Southern California Halloween events: www.PumpkinPatchesAndMore.org: What family doesn't like visiting a pumpkin patch or a corn maze? These fun annual traditions aren't just for those people who live in rural areas---there are pumpkin patches and corn mazes located throughout Southern California, as well! Use this link to head to the SoCal page of a website which specializes in finding corn mazes and other autumn-themed seasonal events for you to attend.

Are you from another state of the USA? No problem. This pumpkin patch-finding website has pages for other states and regions, too! Instead of using the Southern California link, simply use the following link to the www.PumpkinPatchesAndMore.org home page, where you'll find a master index for pumpkin patches throughout the 50 states of the USA...AND from the countries of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United Kingdom, as well!

Halloween Crafts: Is the creative inner-you begging to make something cute and decorative for Halloween? You'll find some very good Halloween crafts projects on the www.Holiday-Crafts-and-Creations.com website. Projects include Halloween banners, garlands, candle wraps, treat boxes and bags, coloring pages and more.


Picture of a pumpkin patch in Southern California. Pumpkin Patches pop up every October around greater Los Angeles and San Diego Photo note: To your left, you can see the picture of a cute Southern California pumpkin patch. This one, located near US 101 and the Fallbrook exit, offers pony rides and inflatables for jumping in addition to selling Halloween pumpkins.

More Southern California Halloween activities: www.AlleyCatScratch.com: Here's an interesting site if you'd like to discover details about various Halloween festivities which will be happening around Southern California (both family-style activities plus events for adults.)

The events on this site cover a wide range...everything from doggie Halloween costume contests to Haunted Houses. You'll find large-scale, expensive events (like haunted evenings aboard the Queen Mary) and inexpensive or free celebrations (like local street fairs.)

Photo of Spiderman suit for boys, a popular Halloween superhero costumeHalloween activities throughout California: www.BeachCalifornia.com's events calendar: This detailed calendar focuses on SoCal events...but not just Halloween activities. It also includes other types of October festivals.So, you'll also find out about Oktoberfest events, Fall festivals, and misc events (like jazz festivals, art festivals, car shows, etc.

Disney's printable Halloween fun for kids: The Disney company publishes a family-oriented activities magazine and website called Family Fun. If you're looking for professional-looking Halloween coloring pages and pencil games (such as Halloween mazes & connect-the-dots puzzles,) then this is a great website for finding a whole treasure chest's load of them! Also on this website, you'll find fun family arts & crafts activities, children's Halloween party ideas...and Halloween-themed games to play at those parties! Use the following link to check out the Halloween section of Disney's Family Fun.com Website.

More fun Halloween crafts: www.How-To-Arts-And-Crafts.com: Families who enjoy making crafts projects will delight in seeing the clever Halloween ornaments and other artistic projects which can be found on this new website for crafters. Sections are available for Christmas crafts, as well...if you'd like to use the autumn time to get a head-start for December decorating.

Looking for fun Halloween coloring pages? If you have children who love to color, you won't want to miss checking out the Halloween coloring pages of the www.ColoringBookFun.com website. This website is a real "find" for families, baby sitters, day care centers, etc needing a constant supply of printable coloring pages. When your group gets done coloring the Halloween pictures...which will take awhile, because there are so many...you can explore the site and find hundreds of other pictures to color. You'll find coloring pages to fit all of the major holidays, as well as many popular children's cartoon, movie and TV characters.







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