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San Diego Halloween Events




San Diego Halloween 2012 Ghosts and Gravestones

San Diego Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

The spirits come alive this Halloween on San Diego’s most notorious tour… Ghosts and Gravestones. Take your seat on the trolley as our Gravedigger guides transport you back in time to San Diego’s past - and witness for yourself the paranormal activity, ghostly sightings and the unexplainable mysteries that surround some of San Diego’s most haunted sites. We’ll journey to the Maritime Museum where three ghosts are said to be dwelling on the Flag Ship, the Star of India and the Berkeley. Then onto the Gaslamp Quarter, where Gunslingers, Gamblers and Ladies of the Night who died centuries ago are said to live… miserably residing in ancient old buildings. Catch your breath as the trolley heads to the Whaley House, which is the number one haunted house in the United States, according to the Travel Channel’s America’s Most Haunted. Listen for the moans, look for the orbs of light, watch your back—the ghosts are angry and looking for revenge. San Diego’s most frightening Ghost Tour runs September through October only so make your reservations well in advance for San Diego Halloween Events.

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Scream Zone Del Mar

Come one, come all to the Del Mar Fairgrounds for a night of thrills and terror! The Scream Zone includes a huge house of horrors where there are frightful creatures lurking around every corner and monsters and terrifying scenes in every room. Take the haunted hayride through the haunted barns and beware of the tormented souls that are waiting to greet you. Then enter The Chamber, if you can stomach it, as San Diego’s largest spinning tunnel will leave you queasy and uneasy… Happy Halloween. The Scream Zone is open 7:00PM-midnight on Friday and Saturday nights and 7:00PM-11:00PM all other nights throughout October and November 1. General admission prices start at $18.

SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular

SeaWorld gets into the spirit of Halloween with a celebration geared toward young children and families on Saturdays and Sundays from late September to late October. You can enjoy special Halloween performances, costumed creatures and even celebrate Halloween with Sesame Street characters. Bring your little ones in costume and let the family festivities commence.

Monster Bash

Eat, drink, and get wild at the San Diego Halloween Block Party on October 31st from 6pm to midnight. Throw on your scariest, sexiest, most outlandish costume and head to the Gaslamp Quarter for a night of music and mayhem, cocktails, costume contests and more. Live bands, frights, scares and thousands upon thousands of partiers make this the place to be to celebrate Halloween. Must be 21 years old to enter. General admission prices start at $35.

The Haunted Hotel

Enter if you dare into The Haunted Hotel where zombies, monsters and heart-pounding scares will cause a chill to run down your spine. Climb into the Hellevator, get ready to land wherever it takes you and try to survive this year’s “Lights Out Wednesdays.” The Haunted Hotel, located in the Gaslamp District, was named as one of the top 13 Haunted Houses in America by Haunt World Magazine and has been featured on the Travel Channel.
From late September to early November. Opening hours vary; check online for details.

Haunted Trail of Balboa Park

Take a walk down the trails at Balboa Park for a terrifying experience you will wish you could forget. During your one-mile trek, beware of the terrifying unknown that exists among the twisted pines and gnarled oak trees. Don’t go alone—or if you’re faint of heart, San Diego’s only All Outdoor Haunted Attraction will scare you beyond expectation. From late September to early November. Opening hours vary; check online for details.

Hoppy Halloween San Diego

Featuring San Diego's ONLY Haunted Biergarten.
Saturday, October 31
3:00pm - 7:00pm
SILO in Makers Quarter, 753 15th Street

21+ crowd of craft beer and Halloween lovers! A portion of the proceeds goes to Nsefu Wildlife, a nonprofit organization focused on wildlife conservation and community help for the Nsefu sector, Zambia.

San Diego is one of the leading cities in the craft brew world and our event features San Diego's only Haunted Biergarten! We are featuring several of San Diego's top local breweries like Stone Brewing Co, Green Flash, Ballast Point, but we are also introducing San Diegans to other favorites like Modern Time, Intergalactic, and Belching Beaver to name a few. But it isn't just about the local craft beers; we have also partnered with Kill Devil Spirits Co, a San Diego native distillery of vodka, gin and their specialty, moonshine.

Tickets ($65) include all inclusive drinks, as well as a meal ticket redeemable at one of the food trucks stationed at our event: Mastiff Sausage Company or Frida's Cocina.

LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat Party Nights
Every Saturday evening in October.

Halloween at the Whaley House
Various house tours during October.

The Savage House
Month of October.

Monster Manor
October 10-31

Haunted Aquarium: Shipwrecked! at the Birch Aquarum
October 23-24

Haunted Tales of our Seafaring Past at the Maritime Museum
October 24-31

San Diego Zombie Crawl
October 31

Hard Rock Horror Story
October 31

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