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 iconic ocean liner’s macabre makeover may be seasonal, but legend has it the Queen Mary is genuinely haunted. Dark Harbor presents three shipboard and two onshore fright-filled mazes paying homage to the vessel’s storied history. Queen Mary, 1126 Queen’s Highway, Long Beach. 7 p.m.-midnight Wed.-Sun. $35. (877) 342-0738. http://www.queenmary.com.