California Halloween Celebrations - Huntington Beach, Oct 31


HUNTINGTON BEACH - Halloween on Main includes bounce houses for kids, petting zoo, booths, candy from merchants and a costume contest. Location: Main Street between Pacific Coast Highway and Orange Street. Time: 5 - 8 p.m.


Trick or Treat on Main Street is a popular annual event that's a safe, family fun gathering allowing kids to Trick or Treat with merchants in the first three blocks of Main Street in downtown Huntington Beach California. Held on Halloween Day, October 31, for over 10 years, a petting zoo, bounce houses, games, booths and costume contest are part of the merriment for youth dress in costumes.


While the Huntington Beach event continues to grow in popularity, nearby celebrations include Knotts Berry Farm's annual haunt, Queen Mary's haunted ship event in Long Beach, Universal Studios themed scare event and Disneyland's scare event at the Haunted Mansion.


Not to be outdone, the largest event in the US is held in West Hollywood.  Over 500,000 people attend the West Hollywood Street Party on October 31 with live bands, extravagant costumes, food booths and celebrities.


For year round ghosts and haunt experiences, there's a ghost walking tour in San Francisco, Winchester Mystery House daily tours and many haunted hotels and buildings, some of them listed on the California Historic Register, such as the Whaley House in Old Town San Diego.