Southern California may not have a traditional fall season like much of the country, but this doesn’t mean we don’t do fall and Halloween in style. If you recently bought a home for sale in Irvine, CA, and you’re looking for some spooky fun or traditional family-friendly events for the kids this year in the area, make sure you catch these six essential Halloween happenings around town.
1. Spooktacular Fun Days
October 13th-14th @ Orange County Great Park Take part in Irvine’s best-known Halloween tradition at Orange County Great Park. This year’s fall festival will feature a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, treats, inflatables, food trucks, carnival games, and entertainment. You’ll know you’re in the right spot when you see the iconic jack-o’-lantern balloon affectionately known as Jack. Children up to 12 will need a ticket to participate in Treat Town and the Pumpkin Patch.
2. The Legend of Boot Hill
October 19th-21st, 26th-28th @ 16 Goldenrod Irvine’s most well-known and elaborate yard display is now entering its 19th year. Boot Hill rises for eight nights to transform the residence into the cemetery and church that once occupied the land. Beware Jedediah Smith’s ghost who roams the grounds in search of revenge. Boot Hill is always free, but donations are accepted for the Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
3. Trick or Treat Through the City
October 31st @ Pretend City Stop by the Pretend City children’s museum for family-friendly trick-or-treating this year. From 10am to 3pm, Pretend City is hosting a Halloween bash and trick-or-treat stations throughout the museum. There’s also a Monster Mash dance party at 12pm and 2pm. The trick-or-treating is included with museum admission.
4. Irvine Park Pumpkin Patch
Daily through October 31st @ Irvine Park Railroad The Pumpkin Patch at the Irvine Park Railroad is the place to be for pumpkin decorating, hayrides, hay bale mazes, and everything that makes fall so magical. Along with the popular pumpkin patch, kids can enjoy train rides, bounce houses, face painting, John Deere racers, and carnival games. The Pumpkin Patch is located behind the train station with free admission and fun activities for guests of all ages.
5. Halloween Zoo-Tacular
October 27th @ Orange County Zoo The Orange County Zoo is celebrating Halloween in style with a scavenger hunt, trick-or-treating, and more. Watch the zoo animals receive treat-filled pumpkins all day, and make sure to wear a costume. The first 100 kids 12 and under in costume get a free gift this year. Zoo hours are 10am to 4pm on Saturday, and all Halloween activities are included with zoo admission.
6. Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch
Every weekend through October 31st @ Tanaka Farms A visit to Tanaka Farms is an Irvine tradition. Established in 1960, the family-owned farm has welcomed guests to its annual Pumpkin Patch event for years. The kids will love picking their own pumpkin right off the vine with no shortage of things to do. Every weekend through Halloween will feature a Fall Harvest Festival with carnival games, wagon rides, a petting zoo, and the popular pumpkin cannon. Make sure to buy and print your parking pass before you visit. Halloween isn’t the only time fun things are going on in Irvine. If you live in this city, you’ll have many great events to choose from all year long. Before you start your search for the perfect property, make sure to find a realtor in Irvine you can trust. Call Irvine Residential Living today at 714-454-6304.