7 Of Our Favorite Halloween Events In Huntington Beach
Tricks and treats are abound in Huntington Beach, from pumpkin carvings and costume parties to scary movie screenings and haunted houses. Here's our growing collection of devilishly fun Halloween happenings.
In its first year ever, Huntington Beach’s historic Newland House and Barn will be transformed into a chilling four-night Halloween experience, appropriately dubbed Huntington Haunt. Spearheaded by the same innovative team who brought the community Surfboards on Parade, the Haunt is also the brainchild of Haunt Operations Manager Paul Frechette, who has assembled a team with collectively over 250 years of experience in the haunt industry. The interactive candlelit haunted house/"moving play" invites visitors to "be our guest, and even a part of the story, at the joining of two of Huntington Beach's most notoriously feuding families, the Hauntington's and the Oldland's, who request your presence at the doomed wedding of their bride and groom, where twists, turns and of course...bone chilling terror await you!" Outside the 40-minute twisted tale sits a Haunted Carnival featuring artisans, a Victorian psychic, henna painting, costume contests, live entertainment, food, and a craft beer and wine garden. Costumes are encouraged, but masks are a no-go. For the little goblins, a family-friendly "Happy Hour" from 4-6 p.m. includes a tour of the Newland House, interactive experience featuring friendly costumed characters, pumpkin patch, plenty of treats, and a Family Carnival with artisans, face painting, carnival games, costume contests, live entertainment, and food. The Haunt benefits the Rotary Club of Huntington Beach and aids in their mission to install the first ever Universally Accessible Playground in Huntington Beach, along with other worthy causes. Wednesday, October 28, and Thursday, October, 29, 7-10 p.m.; Friday, October 30, and Saturday, October 31, 7 p.m.-midnight. $25 (13+); $12.50 (family-friendly "Happy Hour" for adults and children). Purchase online.
Newland House Museum // 19820 Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-337-9176
Earrywood Haunted House
Now in its lucky 13th year, Earrywood Haunted House will return for two back-to-back nights to terrorize the neighborhood with an even bigger assortment of roughly a dozen ghastly rooms and creepy characters. A truly volunteer collaborative effort, Earrywood is designed and constructed by families, friends, students, and church-goers outside the Huntington Beach home of Ken and Teri Earwood. The annual free haunted house grows scarier every year, and this year they're introducing several new rooms and bringing back a few haunts from the past. Expect to wait at least 45 minutes to enter, where you'll be ushered through in small groups. Once you're almost through, you'll "choose your poison," says Ken Earwood, by choosing one of two exits. Ages 8+ recommended; anyone younger enters at his or her own risk. Friday, October 30, and Saturday, October 31, once darkness falls (7 p.m.) until the last soul runs howling. Free. Tip: Smaller crowds on Friday night.
Earrywood Haunted House // 5631 Serene Drive, Huntington Beach, CA 92649 // 714-840-1022
Yelloween Masquerade at SeaLegs Wine Bar
Celebrating All Hallow's Eve "until the goblins go to bed," SeaLegs Wine Bar's Yelloween Masquerade invites you to "indulge in the lavish world of excess" and immerse yourself "in a world of dreams and sounds." The night features sounds by DJ Mike Soltani, a masquerade-themed costume contest with a $500 cash prize at midnight, Veuve Clicquot-inspired decor, and $60 bottles of Veuve Clicquot. Saturday, October 31, 8 p.m. No cover.
SeaLegs Wine Bar // 21022 Beach Boulevard, #105, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-536-5700
Sort Of Spooky Beery Halloween Gathering at Beach City Brewery
Likely named while sampling one of their seasonal brews, Beach City Brewery's dog-friendly "Halloween Gathering" promises ghoulish good times, including a costume contest for people AND pups, free pumpkin carving and candy (while supplies last), scary movies, The Buffalo Truck, and a special Halloween cask. Thursday, October 15, 6-10 p.m.
Beach City Brewery // 7631 Woodwind Drive, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 // 714-842-9160
Halloween Party At Four Sons Brewing
Hosting a family-friendly Halloween party, Four Sons Brewing is decking our their tasting room in wicked fashion this year. The night features a costume contest, Halloween movies, drink specials for costumed ghouls ages 21+, candy for the little goblins, and special Halloween-themed beer releases starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, October 31, noon-10 p.m.
Four Sons Brewing // 18421 Gothard Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 // 714-584-7501
Haunted Party at Johnny's Saloon
Johnny's Saloon invites you to leave your body and soul at the door, and enter its famed dive bar for a night of costume contests, drink specials, and fun times. Saturday, October 24, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Johnny's Saloon // 17428 Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 // 714-848-0676
Adult Halloween Oktoberfest Party
In addition to the ongoing 39th Annual Oktoberfest at Old World, the charming Euro village is also putting on an All Hallow's Eve costume party for adults (21+) only. Plan for a costume contest, DJ, and the usual boots of beer that come with the German festival. Saturday, October 31, 6:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $15.
Old World Festival Banquet Hall // 7561 Center Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 // 714-895-8020
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