Grab the family and explore a corn maze, a pumpkin festival, go on a hay ride, pet some barn animals, crawl through a giant pumpkin, see a ghost or dodge a zombie. October is the main month for Halloween fun, but some events occur September through November.
Please note that some activities are noted as not suitable for children.
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Hauntings - Fiction
Do you know of a house hauntingly decorated for the Fall? Then please send us an email, along with an image, to info@SantaClaritaGuide.com.
Guided tours for ages 7+ (no infants or strollers allowed). Walk nearly a mile through an hour-long tour. Advanced reservations recommended and personal flashlights mandatory.
Harry Carey (Merry but Scary) Halloween Tours
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, October 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, & 26th, 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Come for a night of history and haunt. Tour a haunted 1930's Adobe Mansion.
October 18, 19, 25 & 26, 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Pumpkin Festival October 26, 10:00am - 2:00pm
General admission is $10 per adult, $5 per child. Bring 2 Cans of Food for SCV Food Pantry and get $3 off adult admission! Admission includes entrance to all events, shows and performances. Not recommended for children under 8 years old.
October 27, 2013
A Santa Clarita tradition, kids of all ages will enjoy outdoor games, activities, entertainment and food. Don't miss this great family event!
Theme Park Scares
Six Flags Magic Mountain is transformed from a “theme park” to a haunted “scream park” for Fright Fest, Southern California’s ultimate Halloween experience. With eight terrifying haunted mazes, roaming zombies, spooky shows and Xtreme rides in the dark, Fright Fest offers sensory overload for every range of fear. And, a Fright Fest exclusive – experience one of the largest, most celebrated coasters in the world, Colossus, BACKWARDS! Not recommended for children under 13. No costumes or masks allowed.
With Kids in Mind
Trick or Treat!
Turn your porch light on when you are receiving Trick or Treaters, or they will pass you along for the next house on your block. Trick or Treat in Santa Clarita begins at dusk and continues until the kids get tired and go home or all of the porch lights are turned off. Have fun and be safe!
Stay Safe While Trick or Treating
Megan's Law Registered Sex Offenders Website
Before sending your children out, ensure they only meet up with make-believe monsters. On this website, once you agree to the terms, you can enter in your zip code and find exact addresses, photos and offense information on registered sex offenders. Maps are also available.
Trick or Treat Safety Tips From the FDA
Avoid those decorative contact lenses (unless purchased through an eye care professional), drink only pasteurized cider at parties, learn which makeup is approved by the FDA, avoid houses without outside lights on...and why.
Halloween at the Castle
Saturday, October 26th, 3-8pm, Free
Real Life Church, Valencia
Open to everyone - fun for the whole family! Acrobatic show, food, trick-or-treating and more!
Thursday, October 31st, 5-8pm, Free
The Church on the Way, Santa Clarita
Bring your kids, neighbors and friends. Trunk or Treat games, inflatables, and food trucks!
Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest
Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, Canyon Country
Santa Clarita's Depth-Defying Halloween Celebration! Watch as official pumpkin carvers in SCUBA gear create masterpieces underwater.
22421 Market Street
October 25th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm The City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the Sunrise Rotary Club will host the 14th annual Halloween Fiesta, a FREE event, featuring a children’s costume contest, pumpkin decorating, food, drinks, and live entertainment at the Newhall Community Center.
Halloween Festival (Free)
Saturday, October 26th, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Richard H. Rioux Memorial Park, Stevenson Ranch
All ages, free of charge.
Free Games, costume contest and candy!
Halloween Splash (Free)
Saturday, October 26th, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Castaic Aquatic Center, Castaic
Free fun for the whole family with pumpkin carving, costume contest, carnival games, face painting, reptile zoo, and candy!
Westfield Valencia Town Center
Thursday, October 31st
Trick or treating inside mall and on the Patios: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Costume Contest: 6:00pm
Pumpkin Patch, Produce & Train Ride
Lombardi Ranch, Saugus
Located just south of Vasquez Canyon Road on Bouquet Canyon Road, Lombardi's is open mid-summer to late autumn. October brings fun events including a giant crawl-through pumpkin, rides on vintage vehicles, sample garden, tractor-pulled train through a cornfield and sunflower forest with scarecrows. Pick up pumpkins, squash, corn, or other autumn veggies. Live music on weekends.
Pumpkins, Squash and Indian Corn
...are all for sale at Nancy's Ranch. Located on Magic Mountain Parkway in Valencia.