October 18, 2019

Spook-tacular Experiences You Won’t Want to Miss this Halloween

Calling all ghosts and goblins, Halloween is just around the corner and it’s time to get into the spirit of the holiday. If you’re reading this and you don’t have kids, you might find yourself wondering where to find a Halloween event that isn’t trick or treating. If you do have kids, you can look forward to traditional Halloween festivities such as trick or treating and some local spooky fun at the museum. With a little of everything you’re sure to have a boo-filled blast this year!

Boot Hill yard display

It’s called the “legend of Boot Hill” for a reason. What looks like a typical home in the neighboring area of 16 Goldenrod, Irvine, has transformed into a haunted attraction each year for the last 20 years into the Boot Hill yard display. With a nightmare tale to match the creepy decor and props, the elaborate display will have you questioning what’s real, and what’s fake. The annual halloween event is free to the public, and the spooky stop is totally worth the scare.

 

Haunted Ghost walks

Looking for something more than one local haunting ground? Is a haunted maze or scary movie not going to do the trick? Well then a Haunted Orange County Ghost Walk might be just the right spook you need this Halloween! Providing haunting thrills for over 10 years, these nail-biting tours range from Old Town Orange to the Haunted Disney Estate tour. This particularly unique experience takes you on a tour through the pristine estate of Walt Disney, with unsettling stories of neighbors, residents prior to Disney and more tales that will leave you feeling extra eerie.

 

Pretend City Children’s Museum

Maybe a haunted attraction or Halloween horror nights aren’t exactly your idea of a fun Halloween, and if that’s the case, the Pretend City Children’s Museum has family friendly fun through October 31st. The little ones can enjoy events like a visit from the Ghostbusters (Oct. 26th) and Frankenstein Friday (Oct. 25- you won’t want to miss the Monster Mash Halloween parade!) while you can snap the perfect Instagram worthy shot of them in their cute costumes with recognizable spooky characters. The museum also hosts costume week from Oct. 27 – 30th, and if you bring a little Disney princess or buzz lightyear (any costume really) on these days, admission to the museum is discounted.

These are just a few top Halloween events you might consider exploring this spooky season, but given there are so many boo-worthy events in Irvine, we might have missed your favorite. Let us know all about your fright nights and costume party shenanigans this year and tag us on Facebook and Instagram, and be sure to keep following the blog here for other ideas and adventures throughout town!

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