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Frightful fun: San Diego Halloween, fall events for families

Posted: 12:10 PM, Oct 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-02 19:54:06-04
El Cajon Hauntfest offers free family fun

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — This month, there are plenty of fun, free ways to enjoy Halloween and fall with your family and kids.

Around San Diego County, numerous celebrations keep the spooky fun going all month, from Legoland's Brick-or-Treat Party Nights to Chula Vista's Villains in the Village takeover.

Some events are free for families and others may require purchased admission. (And don't forget, it's Kids Free October !) But all are sure to be a frightfully fun time for everyone.

Legoland Brick-or-Treat Party Nights (Sept. 29 - Oct. 26): The Halloween season is alive and well at Legoland Park, where kids can enjoy new live entertainment, character meet-and-greets, costume contests, treat stations, and special Lego building activities.

SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular (Sept. 21 - Oct. 27): SeaWorld celebrates the fall season with spooky live shows, Halloween activities, scavenger hunts, special Dia de los Muertos celebrations, and trick-or-treating throughout the theme park.

Belmont Fall Fest (Oct. 4 - Nov. 30): Kids can celebrate the fall season with free trick-or-treating, pumpkin painting, fall-themed rides and attractions, a spooky escape room, costume contests, and a new hazy maze to escape.

HalGLOween at the San Diego Zoo (Oct. 11 - 27): Spooky fun takes over the San Diego Zoo, as the park celebrates Halloween with bubble dance parties and hula-hooping activities, a spirited "boo-crew" traveling through the park, themed-entertainment and shows, and featured animal encounters for the month.

Villains in the Village (Oct. 19): Families are invited to stroll Chula Vista's Third Avenue as villains take over for frightfully fun selfies, eerie children's activities, delicious eats and drinks, and a costume contest during the Village holiday takeover.

Haunted Tales abroad the Star of India (Oct. 19 & 26): The Maritime Museum presents a haunting escape aboard the world's oldest active sailing ship, the Star of India. Guests will be treated to an evening filled with ghost tales and tours of the historic vessel.

Hauntfest on Main (Oct. 25): Tons of family Halloween fun will line Main St. in downtown El Cajon this season, where families can check out costume contests, carnival rides and games, face painting, live entertainment, a pumpkin patch, crafts, and much more.

Trick-or-Treat on India Street (Oct. 25): Grab your spookiest or silliest costume and trick-or-treat in Little Italy during this family-friendly event with India Street's businesses. Stops will be giving out candy in this safe trick-or-treating excursion along with more fun down the street.

Mall-O-Ween Monster Mash (Oct. 26): Hazard Center is bringing together tons of fun for kids with carnival rides, arts and crafts, a costume contest, prizes, live music, and more to celebrate the Halloween season, benefiting the Angels Foster Family Network.

Balboa Park Halloween Family Day (Oct. 26): Balboa Park is bringing back their annual Halloween-time celebration with dozens of free crafts for kids, Dia de los Muertos-themed activities, free child's admission at participating museums, carnival games, live entertainment, parades, food trucks, and more.

Halloween at the Station (Oct. 27): Liberty Station's free event invites families out for a day of trick-or-treating throughout the Liberty Station Arts District, live music and entertainment, arts and crafts, costume contests, games, and more Halloween surprises about.