Halloween is almost here! Read below to find out about upcoming events and fun festivities. For more on upcoming fall events, click here.
Pumpkin Days: A Harvest Celebration for Families
Location: CuriOdyssey Science Playground & Zoo—1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo
Dates: Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm. through the end of October (closes at 3:00 p.m. on Oct. 31)
This immersive fall experience includes a pumpkin patch, jack-o-lanterns, Halloween-themed science experiments, animal ambassadors, and more! It’s included with admission to CuriOdyssey, and costumes are welcome. Tickets can be reserved here.
All Hallows’ Eve at Winchester Mystery House
Location: 525 S. Winchester Blvd, San Jose
This special seasonal event is open on select nights through Oct. 31, featuring the Lost in The House Tour theatrical paranormal adventure, as well as a Jack O’ Lantern Trail in the Victorian gardens. Click here to learn more about this and other festive Halloween events at Winchester Mystery House, to purchase tickets for the full All Hallows’ Eve event or individual experiences and to view event dates.
History Park’s Halloween Haunt Light Show
Location: 635 Phelan Avenue, San Jose
Dates: Every weekend in October, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
This family-friendly Halloween event features a Haunted Light Show, a Pumpkin Patch, Spooky Graveyard, food trucks, Halloween treats, and more fun activities. Light shows take place at 6:00, 7:00, and 8:00 p.m. Click here to learn more and book tickets.
Location: Rengstorff Park—201 S. Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View
Date: Oct. 30, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
This event, organized by the City of Mountain View, features Halloween-themed activities including a Twisty Maze, Spooktacular Inflatables, Ghoulish Games, Zombie Dash: Cake Walk, Bubble Show, Stilt Walkers and a Roaming Magician, Dia De Los Muertos Ofrenda and Crafts, music, and more! This event is free and open to the public—find out more here.
Halloween Haunt at California’s Great America
Location: 4071 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara
Dates: Select nights through Oct. 31
This annual event at California’s Great America theme park includes scare mazes, spooky shows, and themed zones, live entertainment, and more, as well as regular attractions transformed into Halloween-themes. Click here to purchase tickets, and view the events calendar here.
Family Fun Night: Drive-Thru Trick-Car-Treat Event
Location: Bridges Community Church—625 Magdalena Ave, Los Altos
Date: Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
This annual event is free for the public, and offers a COVID-safe way to kick off the Halloween weekend! Perfect for families, this costume-friendly event will feature decorate cars and drive-by trick-or-treating. Learn more here.
Halloween Family Movie Night at Purissima Park
Location: Purissima Park—27500 Purissima Road, Los Altos Hills
Date: Oct. 29, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
This fun family event features an outdoor screening of Addams Family (Animated), with popcorn and Halloween-themed handouts. Bring a blanket, lawn chair, flashlight, and your costume! RSVP here.
Dead Time Dreams Haunted Attractions
Location: 2300 Eastridge loop on the Tully side of the Mall by Wells Fargo Bank (San Jose)
Dates: Oct. 28-31, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Come if you’re looking for a good scare! This year’s immersive haunted attraction is ‘The Meat Factory’ and will be coupled with other fun attractions to celebrate Halloween weekend. Click here to find out more.