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Best 2016 Halloween Events For Kids In Orange County

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Spice up Halloween 2014 with these family-friendly events suitable for all ages. You can celebrate the holiday with candy, train rides, face painting, haunted exhibits, bouncy houses, live music and even party with Mickey.

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Knott's Scary Farm
Knott's Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 220-5200
Date: September 22, 2016 - October 31, 2016With a variety of Halloween shows and haunted exhibits, Halloween at Knott's Scary Farm has been one of the best go-to Halloween events for kids for years now. Throughout the month of October, Knott's Berry Farm is transformed into Knott's Scary Farm each weekend until Halloween. The park, known for its roller coasters, rides, shows and attractions will be offering haunted mazes, scare zones, rides and much more including hundreds of scary monsters scattered throughout the park with the goal of getting a scream out of you. The frightful mazes and rooms filled with terror will have you tip-toeing around the park in anticipation. and the trills continue through the night with roller coasters and other amusement park rides transformed just for the month of October. Get your tickets to this frightful farm here.

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Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch
Irvine Park Railroad
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869
(714) 997-3968
Date: Daily Throughout The Month of OctoberBack again this year is the popular Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. Having been opened for over 10 years, the patch opens daily at 10am on the weekdays and 9am on the weekends and includes a ton of activities for kids to enjoy including train rides, panning for gold, face painting, a pumpkin moon bounce, hay rides, carnival games, pony rides and much more. So climb aboard the Irvine Railroad Pumpkin Patch for this annual fall event that will have you and your kids thoroughly enjoying the fun. You can also look for pumpkins to take home and decorate from the large pumpkin patch on site. Older kids may be interested in renting bikes and paddle boats, hiking, horseback riding, playing volleyball and competing in a game of horseshoe.

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Mickey's Halloween Party
313 Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 956-6425
Dates: Sept 23, 2016 - October 31, 2016It really wouldn't be Halloween unless Disneyland was in on the fun, would it? If you want to take your little ones to an event that's less spooky but still a ton of fun, then Mickey's Halloween Party is sure to please. Dress the entire family up in costumes and experience Halloween one of the world's most famed theme parks. Dubbed "the happiest place on earth," some of the special activities at Mickey's Halloween Party include trick-or-treating, fireworks and much more. Visit our official guide to Mickey's Halloween Party for more information.

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Halloween Trick-or-Treating At Anaheim Square
Anaheim Town Square
2180 E. Lincoln Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806
(714) 956-3411
Date: October 29, 2016Conveniently located in Anaheim, The Halloween Trick-or-Treat At Anaheim Square is back again this year to bring smiles on attendees faces. The free event, which offers a trick or treat between 2pm and 4pm, will feature a ton of great activities to take part in including train rides, face painting, balloon artists, a raffle, free crafts and more. Prizes will be awarded in categories ranging from the funniest costume, the scariest costume, team/group costumes, super hero characters, DIY homemade costumes and more.

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Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade
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92nd Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade
Downtown Anaheim
Center Street Promenade
205 W Center Street Promenade
Anaheim, CA 92805
Date: October 29, 2016Now in its 92nd year, come on down to Downtown Anaheim for Anaheim's Fall Festival & Halloween Parade the weekend before Halloween. An Anaheim tradition since 1924, Babe Ruth was actually honored as the Grand Marshall of the inaugural celebration. The festival will feature everything from game and food booths, live entertainment and a craft fair to a haunted house, a terrific pumpkin patch, trick-or-treating, and of course a good ol costume contest. Most events are held in downtown Anaheim at the Center Street Promenade.

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