Thinking of getting out of LA for some Halloween fun? Head south to San Diego for family friendly events at Legoland in Carlsbad and then continue on to San Diego for Seaworld.
LEGOLAND Brick or Treat & Party Nights
Where can you see the world’s largest LEGO® jack-o-lantern – which is more than 7 feet wide, is made of 22,000 DUPLO® bricks and weighs 850 pounds? LEGOLAND® California during Halloween season, that’s where! Held on Saturdays and Sundays in October, kids 12 and under can trick-or-treat at 7 stations along the Brick-or-Treat trail from 12:00 – 5:00 PM. The popular show “Mail Order Monsters” on the Courtyard Stage provides entertainment and some rest for the young costumed guests. SEA LIFE Aquarium, which is adjacent to LEGOLAND Park, is the scene of a Brick-or-Treat Trail Bonus station and a special storytelling from underwater that finishes with an underwater pumpkin carving.
Saturdays only, it’s Brick or Treat Party Nights from 5:00 – 9:00 PM. The park is transformed into a not-too-spooky Halloween Party with family friendly activities like costume contests, dance contests, a pumpkin patch building event and nighttime trick-or-treating on one of two Brick-or-Treat Trails. There is also the opportunity to interact with LEGOLAND’s “Boo Crew” and take in “Party Nights Only” acts around the park. The animated light show “Spirits of Halloween” takes place after sundown on the castle rooftop, and, new this year, the evening is capped off with fireworks at 9:00 PM.
Good to know before you go: All Brick-or-Treat and Party Nights festivities are included in the price of regular one-day admission to LEGOLAND California. Guests can pre-purchase Brick-or-Treat Hopper tickets online which include SEA LIFE for $55.00 and receive a complimentary second-day ticket valid through Dec. 25. Guests planning to attend Brick-or-Treat Party Nights only can purchase special hopper tickets exclusively available online for just $25.00.
1 Legoland Dr.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Halloween meets the sea at SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular taking place on weekends in October. Held from 1:00 – 6:00 PM and included in regular admission, kids can do meet & greets with animals, Halloween themed shows, trick-or-treat and pose for pictures with costumed characters. Special event attractions include: “The Search for Captain Lucky’s Treasure,” a walk-through experience, “Clyde & Seamore’s Spooky Adventure,” a show and “Penelope’s Pumpkinfish Patch,” with lots of pumpkin activities. Posing with mermaids at “Mermaids Grotto” is a big hit as well as “Pirates 4-D,” a wacky movie about bumbling pirates.
Trick-or-treating takes place at 11 stations plotted for kids on their Spooktacular maps. Fans of Sesame Street will want to head to Sesame’s Bay of Play for “Countdown to Halloween” with Count Von Count, Elmo, and other friends. Near the Main Gate area visitors will find an Octopus Candy Garden with tentacles and treats and photo opps with Sesame Street characters. Single day tickets are $61.99 for ages 3-9 and $69.99 ages 10+.
Good to know before you go: Get some savings with the current ticket promotion of “Kids Free Single-Day Ticket with Each Full-Paid Adult.” Spooktacular festivities are geared for guests under age 12. Kids are encouraged to come in costume. On Halloween day itself the park remains decorated but the only event attractions open are: “Clyde & Seamore’s Spooky Adventure” and “Pirates 4-D.”
SeaWorld San Diego
500 Sea World Dr.
San Diego, CA 92109
(800) 25-SHAMU (74268)
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