Kids are fixated on Halloween night costumes and trick-or-treating, but the days leading up to the candy-filled evening also provide lots of opportunities for quality family time. This fall season, Southern California is full of kid-friendly outings such as haunted hayrides and Day of the Dead dancing. Here’s a guide to All Hallows’ Eve events for all ages.
The originator of the haunted theme park, Knott’s has been frightening folks after-hours for 38 years. The park features 13 themed mazes filled with monsters, ghosts, ghouls and mutants. Not recommended for children younger than 13. Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Wed., Thurs., Sun. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat. $33-$50 in advance, $56 at the gate. (714) 220-5200. http://haunt.knotts.com.