I don’t know about you, but we’ve been having a pretty Incredible month-long Halloween. Disney-Pixar’s The Incredibles 2 is now available for digital download and will be available on DVD/Blu-Ray on November 6th. One of my favorite things about Halloween is seeing all of the kids dressed up and I have a feeling this year there will be quite a few Incredible costumes. In fact, if you keep scrolling, you’ll get to see me as Edna! #Incredibles2Read More
Just in time for Halloween, the perfect family friendly scary movie is here, in theaters now, and it’s so good. Last weekend I got to not only screen The House With A Clock In It’s Walls, but we also had a wonderful picnic lunch, met with director Eli Roth and checked out an escape room experience at the Americana on Brand. Yeah, it was as cool as it sounds.Read More
FERDINAND tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can't judge a bull by its cover.Read More
Back again for another year of fun! Boo at the LA Zoo is treating guests to some Halloween fun. Weekends in October are special at the LA Zoo because not only do you get to visit all of the amazing animals that you know and love, but you can also expect live performances, special animal feedings, pumpkin carving, characters, and crafts.Read More
One of the best parts about my girls growing up is sharing with them things from my childhood. I love to tell them about the games I used to play, sing along to old songs and quote lines from my favorite movies. I feel like I've been waiting for them to be old enough to really appreciate the movies that I loved so much. So, this Halloween season I've been bringing out some of my favorites. The time has finally come for them to be introduced to some of the classics and of course, the only way they can be properly introduced is with a movie night. #FrightAndDelight #CollectiveBiasRead More
Oh, Knott's Berry Farm, you have such a special place in our hearts. Knott's Berry Farm has been a part of our lives for the past four years, across all seasons, holidays and for numerous events. The love we have for Knott's all started right here, four years ago at #KnottsSpookyFarm.Read More
Okay, if you're not following my InstaStories over on Instagram, you are totally and completely missing out on all of my fun daily updates. If you were following my InstaStories, then you would know just how completely excited and nervous I was to attend the opening night of the Queen Mary's Dark Harbor. I was invited and said yes, and then was completely freaked out all the way up until walking through the welcome gate. This was my first time doing any fright night type of event in almost 20 years and I have to say... I had so much fun!Read More
Halloween costume decisions are kind of a big deal around here. Since my littlest has been obsessed with Unicorns all year long, we could not think of a more appropriate costume for her. I was planning on DIY'ing the whole costume, but we happen to stumble upon a Unicorn costume while out shopping one day. The costume came with a horn on a headband but, I just knew I had to make my own tweaks. With the head of hair on this little girl, I knew we would have enough to make our very own Unicorn horn.Read More
This year marks the third year that we have celebrated Halloween at Knott's Spooky Farm. Our first visit was when Knott's had #CampSpooky and all of the family friendly Halloween activities were only in and around Camp Snoopy. Now, with #KnottsSpookyFarm you can find Halloween fun all throughout Knott's Berry Farm.Read More
We had so much fun at Eek! at the Greek! last year of course we are going again!
EEK! At The Greek! featuring Symphony in the Glen with Arthur B. Rubinstein this year is taking place October 24, 2015 with the Trick-Or-Treat village opening at 4:30 PM and the Main Stage performance at 7:00 PM.
The 5th annual EEK! At The Greek! featuring Symphony In The Glen announced today that actor, Armin Shimerman (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) will join Maestro Rubinstein and the orchestra to narrate Edgar Allen Poe’s Gothic masterpiece, “The Tell-Tale Heart.” The event takes place on Saturday, October 24 at the Greek Theatre, LA.
Presented by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, this family-friendly event featuring the 60-piece Symphony In The Glen Orchestra with Maestro Arthur B. Rubinstein will present a creepy collection of frightening favorites, plus a Trick-Or-Treat Village in the plaza prior to the performance. This year’s musical program includes Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries,” “Ghost Riders in The Sky” with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, John Williams’s “The Devil’s Dance” from The Witches of Eastwick and actor, Armin Shimerman narrating Edgar Allen Poe’s Gothic masterpiece, “The Tell-Tale Heart.”
Symphony In The Glen is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization with the mission of cultivating new generations of classical music lovers. The orchestra comprises professional musicians whose talents and skills grace the premier orchestras of Los Angeles. Tickets are on sale now and available at GreekTheatreLA.com, AXS.com. All dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice. A service charge is added to each ticket price.
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Hey Los Angeles! It's almost October so we might as well get a jump start on all of the Halloween fun! Today I'm sharing a few of my favorite kid friendly Fall and Halloween events taking place around Southern California. Some of these events we go to every year and some will be our first time this year, either way, our calendar is filled and we are so excited.
Knott's Camp Spooky
Every Weekend in October
The daytime event is a non-scary celebration of cheer rather than fear with shows and activities all geared for kids ages 3-11. Admission to Knott's Spooky Farm is included with your Knott's Berry Farm admission or Season Pass. Here is some of the fun you can look forward to: Monster Masquerade Ball Karaoke, Snoopy's Costume Contest and Dance Party
“The Monsters are Coming, Charlie Brown” in the Camp Spooky Theatre, Ghost Town Trick or Treating, the Creepy Crawler Cabin and the Spooky Hollow Maze! After the maze, paint and decorate your own pumpkin (nominal fee required).
Boo! at the Zoo!
Every Day in October
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
At the L.A. Zoo, you’ll enjoy more treats than tricks, with haunted caves, a pumpkin patch, fun photo opportunities, jack-o-lantern carving demonstrations, costumed characters, and up-close encounters with creepy, crawly, and scaly creatures. Some of our animals will even join in the fun, with seasonal treats all their own.
Explore the Zoo’s darkest caves and learn about the “super natural” powers of animals and how they adapt at night through the use of their senses. Choose your own adventure to meet the most mysterious, feared, and freaky animals at the Zoo!
Plus, Every Saturday and Sunday in October:
Create black bat and spider-themed crafts, view tigers, elephants, orangutans, jaguars, and other Zoo residents tasting their own delicious treats. Explore the nighttime through a “Graveyard Safari” to find and learn about creatures that emerge in the dark in Los Angeles and take in the “Campfire Cathy” interactive, animal-themed musical show in our Adventure Theater.
Irvine Park Railroad
Saturday, September 19th - Friday, October 31st
Open 7 Days a week starting at 10 am
The cost to enter the Pumpkin Patch is free, and activity tickets are $5.00 each or $60 for 15 tickets. Children can download and color a Halloween coloring page during the Pumpkin Patch and bring it in to the train station for a sweet treat. You can find more coupons for bike and paddle boat rentals here.
P.S. I'm giving away a $55 value ticket bundle here.
Rise of the Jack-o-lanterns
Descanso Gardens in La Cañada, CA
Thursday-Sunday in October from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, CA
Friday-Sunday Oct. 9- Nov.1 from 6:30-10:30pm
*Tickets are timed and limited, so purchase here ahead of time!
Come see more than 5,000 hand-carved and illuminated Jack O'Lanterns lighting up the night this October in a unique and family friendly fall event. Created by professional artists and sculptors and arranged in creative ways along a 1/3-mile scenic walking trail all set to an original music score produced exclusively for The RISE! The variety of new and exciting themes created for 2015 is sure to impress both RISE newbies and returning RISE fans.
Go on a safari and see larger-than-life animals carved from dozens of jack o'lanterns and make sure to watch out for the dragon that's over 50 feet long and contains hundreds of jacks carved by a team of artists! You'll also see our talented artists hand-paint and hand-carve the images of some of your favorite TV and movie stars into giant 100 pound pumpkins at our live carving station! Our well lit parking lots and trail make The RISE experience safe and exciting for visitors of all ages.
Scarium of the Pacific
Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Sunday, Oct 25, 2015 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Discover the creatures lurking in the depths at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s 16th annual Scarium of the Pacific—a spooktacular educational Halloween event for the whole family. Enjoy special Halloween programs, including the annual children’s costume contest, the creepy coloring contest, face painting, magic shows, underwater pumpkin carving, spooky storytelling, kooky crafts, eerie animals in the Great Hall, and much more.
Eek! at the Greek!
Saturday October 24
Trick-or-Treat Village opens at 4:30 PM show begins at 7PM
$55.00 (adult) $15.00 (child) / $25.00 (adult) $8.00 (child)
Symphony In The Glen and Nederlander Concerts will host the 5th Annual EEK! At The Greek!, a symphonic extravaganza, presented by Children's Hospital Los Angeles. The Greek Theatre's front plaza transforms into a "Trick-or-Treat Village," welcoming families to bring their children for safe trick-or-treating and Halloween activities from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM, including arts & crafts, face painting, a costume contest and more! The costume contest will begin at 4:30 PM in the front plaza with the finale taking place during intermission on The Greek Theatre's main stage.
This year's program will feature the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles performing "Ghost Riders in The Sky," under the direction of Dr. Joe Nadeau, Artistic Director.
21st Annual Pumpkin Festival at Kidspace Children's Museum
Saturday, October 17 & Sunday, October 18, 2015
9:30a.m. to 5:00p.m.
This family-friendly event includes fun for all ages and will be hosted in Brookside Park, directly in front of Kidspace Children’s Museum. The kids get to enjoy the petting zoo, pony rides, bouncers, carnival games, and seasonal crafts. Partake in a costume parade, make your own take-home fall crafts, enjoy face painting, and select pumpkins from our pumpkin patch.
Parents will love the book and costume sale, and tasty picnic treats.
Festival admission is free - as well as the live music/performances, selected crafts, promotions at the Radio Disney tent, and a photo opportunity at the pumpkin patch. There is also plenty of free parking in Lot I of the Rose Bowl adjacent to Brookside Park. Tickets are available for purchase to enjoy the bouncers, pony rides, games, food, and many other festival attractions.
Mickey's Halloween Party
Select dates in September and October
*Tickets sell out fast, buy yours ASAP Mickey's Halloween Party is a fun way to celebrate Halloween. You get to dress up and enjoy all the magic that Disneyland has to offer but with some frightful fun! The trick or treat stations can be found throughout the park and with the decorations, the characters dressed up, the rides and the shows, it's all just really magical. We haven't been in 3 years, so we are very excited for this one. If you haven't been yet, I definitely recommend it, it's a fun experience.
I have heard about the famous Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch for a while now. This year, as they celebrate their 10th anniversary, I am excited to take my family for our first visit and even more excited to share a giveaway with one of my lucky readers.
Irvine Park Railroad’s 10th annual Pumpkin Patch is fun for the entire family! Children and adults are invited to the Pumpkin Patch which is open daily at 10:00 am, beginning September 19th through October 31st. Admission into the Pumpkin Patch is free and ticket prices for all other activities vary, you can visit
for additional information and costs.
If you have never been to Irvine Park Railroad, it is located inside Irvine Regional Park in the foothills of Orange, California. The Pumpkin Patch is located in Locomotive Loop and Miner's Meadow just behind the train station where thousands of pumpkins, in all shapes and sizes, fill the areas behind the train station.
All visitors are sure to find the perfect pumpkin! This year’s Pumpkin Patch activities include: Train rides, hay rides, panning for gold, a child-friendly haunted house, a hay maze, a moon bounce, pumpkin ring toss, carnival games, cookie decorating, John Deere tractor racers, face painting, picture stands, great food, and a lot more!
The Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch is open daily from
September 19th through October 31st
Weekdays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Weekends 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The parking fee for Irvine Regional Park is $3.00 per vehicle on weekdays and $5.00 per vehicle
on weekends. Important parking information: As Halloween nears, we encourage visitors to plan to arrive early to help avoid crowds, particularly on the weekend.
While you're there, make sure to check out all the fun Irvine Regional Park offers:
Irvine Regional Park’s other activities include Wheel Fun Rentals® at Irvine Park — fun and unique bike rentals that can be enjoyed by single riders or an entire family — paddle boat rentals, the Orange County Zoo and pony rides. Bike and paddle boat rentals are open daily at 10:00 am.
I can't wait to add this to our Fall family traditions, are you ready to win tickets? Enter below for your chance to win:
· 4 Tickets (which can be used to ride the train OR participate in Pumpkin Patch activities)
· 1 Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park deuce coupe bike rental
· 1 Wheel Fun Rentals at Irvine Park paddle boat rental
What do you think about my cookies? I mean, you can't really mess up anything cut with a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter. My girls were so excited when they came home from school and found these fun cookies ready to eat.
If your kids love Mickey Mouse and his Clubhouse they will love Mickey's Monster Musical. It's kid friendly Spooky Fun and will help get them into the Halloween spirit.
Would you like to win a DVD Copy and some other fun Mickey Mouse goodies?
Leave me a comment below and tell me who your favorite Clubhouse character is. Simple!
2) A Halloween Scare written by Eric James and illustrated by Marina Del Ray
It’s Halloween night, and creatures and critters from near and far are starting to gather outside the front door. And now here comes a whole army of monsters, on broomsticks, buses, and bikes, all clamoring in the darkness. What is it they want? Are they coming for you?
This humorous, creative story is the perfect Halloween adventure for children and parents to share.
3) Pumpkin Time! written by Erzsi Deák and illustrated by Doug Cushman
The day the cows strolled down Main Street in fancy hats...Evy didn't notice.
What was Evy doing?
Evy is so focused on watching her garden grow that she misses all the silliness going on around her—pigs DANCING, donkeys FLYING, and sheep HAVING A PICNIC.
|Some of our Halloween fun over the last 4 years.|
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