Some may say that shows like The OC or Laguna Beach put Orange County, California on the map. However, if you’ve ever frequented the area on Halloween, you know that Orange County is a howling good time, with a bunch of events for people to fright and delight in.
The biggest event the county has to offer is Halloween OC, a 21+ Halloween masquerade ball. The Orange County Halloween staple benefits OWL (Ones We Love), and brings out thousands of California’s finest every year. Each of the six themed ballrooms has different DJs and live performances, costume contests and more. The annual event takes place in the OC Fair and Event Center and is a must-attend for Halloween in Orange County.
Halloween in Orange County offers up even more excitement for the 21+ crowd. Many of the county’s best bars celebrate Halloween with booze and boo’s, such as Bar 330 and The Moon Palace. Come dressed to impress, as you ring in the spookiest time of the year with the OC’s best party-goers.
If you are looking for screams instead of Jim Beam, no need to worry; Orange County has tons of terrifying spots. Celebrate All Hallow’s Eve at Sinister Pointe, one of Orange County’s best haunted houses. Explore their multiple mazes, all filled with plenty of gore and horror, including the new Silent Hill-themed spectacle.
Knott’s Berry Farm, an Orange County establishment and one of the best amusement parks in the world, throws an annual Halloween Haunt event. The theme park features 13 horrifying mazes, along with a Big Top of the Bizarre, and a special Terror of London exhibit, recounting the tales of Jack the Ripper and Dr. Jekyll. Get your thrills from the amusement parks countless rides, and your chills from the frightening featured events this Halloween in Orange County.