Santa Clarita Guide, What To Do in Santa Clarita

Harvest Fun & Halloween Haunts
In the Santa Clarita Valley


Grab the family and explore a corn maze, a pumpkin festival, go on a hay ride, pet some barn animals, crawl through a giant pumpkin, see a ghost or dodge a zombie. October is the main month for Halloween fun, but some events occur September through November.

Please note that some activities are noted as not suitable for children.

Check our Calendar of Events for new events added daily which may not appear on this page.

Updated for 2016!



Hauntings - Fiction


Do you know of a house hauntingly decorated for the Fall? Then please send us an email, along with an image, to info@SantaClaritaGuide.com.

Ghost Walk
Santa Paula
Runs October 7-9, 14-16, and 21-23 Guided tours for ages 7+ (no infants or strollers allowed). Walk nearly a mile through an hour-long tour. Advanced reservations recommended and personal flashlights mandatory.
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Beware the Dark Realm
28621 Sugar Pine Way, Saugus
A full maze walk through styled in a medieval theme, created to raise money for the food pantry. Nonscare version is available from 6-7pm; scare version is open 7-11pm.
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Harry Carey (Game Clue) Halloween Tours
Tesoro Adobe Historic Park
661-702-8953
Free. Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays, October 21, 22, 28, & 29th, 2016 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Tour a haunted 1930's Adobe Mansion. Guaranteed a night of full of history and haunt! Tours every 15 minutes.
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Haunted Jailhouse
Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station
661-255-1121
October 30, 2016 11:00 am - 4:00pm
A Santa Clarita tradition, kids of all ages will enjoy outdoor games, activities, entertainment and food. Don't miss this great family event!
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Zombie Hunter Train Ride
Fillmore & Western Railway
805-524-2546
Join Fillmore & Western Railway and Stryker Paintball & Airsoft to shoot moving and stationary targets (including zombies!) with paintball guns from our antique train! It's 2 hours, everything you need will be supplied. Must be 10 or older to shoot. Advance ticket purchase is required. TICKETS ARE NON REFUNDABLE. MISSING THE TRAIN WILL NOT ENTITLE ANYONE TO A REFUND OR RESCHEDULE. Refreshments will be available onboard for purchase. Shooters over age 10 and up-$49 Under 10 or ride only- $25
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Theme Park Scares


Fright Fest
Six Flags Magic Mountain is transformed from a "theme park" to a haunted "scream park" for Fright Fest, Southern California's ultimate Halloween experience. With eight terrifying haunted mazes, roaming zombies, spooky shows and Xtreme rides in the dark, Fright Fest offers sensory overload for every range of fear. And, a Fright Fest exclusive - experience one of the largest, most celebrated coasters in the world, Colossus, BACKWARDS! Not recommended for children under 13. No costumes or masks allowed.
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With Kids in Mind


Trick or Treat!
Turn your porch light on when you are receiving Trick or Treaters, or they will pass you along for the next house on your block. Trick or Treat in Santa Clarita begins at dusk and continues until the kids get tired and go home or all of the porch lights are turned off. Have fun and be safe!

Stay Safe While Trick or Treating
Megan's Law Registered Sex Offenders Website
Before sending your children out, ensure they only meet up with make-believe monsters. On this website, once you agree to the terms, you can enter in your zip code and find exact addresses, photos and offense information on registered sex offenders. Maps are also available.

Trick or Treat Safety Tips From the FDA
Avoid those decorative contact lenses (unless purchased through an eye care professional), drink only pasteurized cider at parties, learn which makeup is approved by the FDA, avoid houses without outside lights on...and why.

Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest
Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, Canyon Country
661-250-3700
October 22, 2016 5:30 pm
Free. Santa Clarita's Depth-Defying Halloween Celebration! Watch as official pumpkin carvers in SCUBA gear create masterpieces underwater. Crafts, games, trick-or-treating around the pool and a costume contest
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Teen Monster Mash
Newhall Community Center
661-286-4006
October 21, 2016 7:30pm - 9:30pm Free. Teens are invited to participate in a night of scares, costumes, inflatables, dancing, and fun!
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Halloween Fiesta
Newhall Community Center
661-286-4006
October 28, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm Free. The City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the Sunrise Rotary Club will host the 15th annual Halloween Fiesta, a FREE event, featuring a children's costume contest, pumpkin decorating, food, drinks, and live entertainment.
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Halloween Festival
Richard H. Rioux Memorial Park, Stevenson Ranch
661-222-9536
Saturday, October 29, 2016 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Free. All ages.
Free Games, costume contest and candy! Live music!
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Halloween A Tribute to Lombardi Ranch
Real Life Church, Valencia
October 29, 2016 3:00 - 8:00 pm
Free. Open to everyone - fun for the whole family! Food, Trunk or Treat and more!
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Trunk or Treat
NorthPark Church, Valencia
Friday, October 30th, 2015 6-8pm, Free
Free. Safe family fun night! DJ Stave will be spinning tracks throughout the night. Pumpkin Carving Contest. Bring your already carved pumpkin by 7:30pm. Taco Truck. Fall kid friendly crafts. Over 30 trunks to collect treats!
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Candyland SCV
The Church on the Way, Santa Clarita
Saturday, October 31st, 2015 5-9pm, Free
Free. Bring your kids, neighbors and friends. Trunk or Treat games, inflatables, and food trucks! Map It!

Spooktakular
Westfield Valencia Town Center
Saturday, October 31st, 2015
Trick or treating inside mall and on the Patios: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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Farmer John Harvest Festival
November 21st, 2015 11:00 - 3:00pm
Tesoro Adobe Historic Park
661-702-8953
Free. Celebrate the western past of the Harry Carey Ranch with pony rides, animals, carnival games and craft vendors.
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Gilchrist Farm Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Patch
Saturday, October 1st, 2016- Monday, October 31st, 2016 9:00am - 6:00pm Daily
30116 Bouquet Canyon Road Saugus, CA 91390
661-645-2517
A pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, straw bale maze, horse drawn wagon rides, petting zoo, weekend entertainment, fall festival food, face painting, crafts to make and buy, bake sale and more!
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Pumpkin Patch, Produce & Train Ride
Lombardi Ranch, Saugus
661-296-8697
Lombardi Ranch will be closed for the 2015 season and will not hold their annual festival due to the drought.


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