Thrills and Chills: October Events in Anaheim

Look no further for thrills and chills this October! All around Anaheim you’ll find festive fun, from Oktoberfest to Halloween. Here’s your inside look at all the hocus pocus happening around town.

Pirate’s Dinner Adventure Presents Vampirates

Can the Vampire Hunter defeat the Vampirates before the fourth course? Find out as Pirate’s Dinner Adventures in Buena Park says ahoy to spooky fun in their Halloween-themed show running September 30 to October 31. Swashbuckling has never been spookier! The Vampirates aren’t the only ones biting as guests enjoy a four-course meal, included with admission.

Theme Parks

The giant pumpkin is back on Main Street, and that means Halloween Time has returned to the Disneyland Resort. Check out the seasonal decor and food items like the Poison Skull Caramel Apple and Pumpkin Spice Beignets. Halloween attraction overlays include The Haunted Mansion and Cars Land rides. Nightmares never end at Knott’s Berry Farm, where SoCal’s largest haunt is underway. Two new mazes, Origins: The Curse of Calico and Wax Works, join the terror-filled line-up. Weekdays September 28 through October 27, plus Halloween day, guests are invited to enjoy family-friendly entertainment, complimentary trick-or-treating and costumed characters during Knott’s Spooky Farm.


Celebrate the city’s German roots at the Phoenix Club’s Oktoberfest in Anaheim. Enjoy polkas and prosts at the family-friendly event Fridays through Sundays all month long. Authentic German food, folk music, and kids’ activities are part of the fun. Lederhosen always encouraged! Or, head to the Anaheim Brewery for Oktoberfest celebrations on Saturday, October 5 and Saturday, October 12.

House of Blues Anaheim

Cast a spell at the House of Blues Anaheim who will host a Spooky Soiree October 25 with a DJ spinning for costumed guests. Halloween night offers a second opportunity to dance the night away with Halloween drink specials.

Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge

Splish and splash this Halloween at Great Wolf Lodge. The indoor water park brings festive fun with Trick-or-Treat Trails, Monster Bash Dance Party, and Spooktacular Story Time. The hair-raising and spine-tingling celebrations include water park admission.


Unwind with Halloween vibes at Anaheim’s only rooftop bar and restaurant, The FIFTH. Beer, brats and more are on the menu select Sundays in October for Oktoberfest, starting at 5 PM. Watch your favorite Halloween movies select Mondays for FIFTH Flicks as part of their Rooftop Movie Series. Admission is free, with complimentary popcorn and snacks. Beer and wine are available for purchase.

Anaheim Fall Festival and Halloween Parade

For almost 100 years, Anaheim has come together for its annual Halloween parade. The community parade includes floats, cars and community groups marching down Broadway on October 26. Prior to the parade, enjoy the Fall Festival on Center Street Promenade starting at 11 AM. Crafts, games and a children’s costume contest are scheduled, as well as a Halloween Pooch Parade at 3:00 PM.