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Halloween in San Diego 2012

October 8, 2012

Halloween in San Diego 2012
(Photo from Screamzone and Haunted Hayride at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Oct. 22, 2009. Photo by Fred Greaves http://www.fredgreaves.com)

Every year, San Diegans of all ages participate in a variety of ghoulish events during the Halloween season. Because San Diego’s weather is so mild in October, many events are held outdoors including one that is set along the trails within Balboa Park and within the confines of the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

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Here is a listing of some of San Diego’s best Halloween events for 2012.

Haunted Halloween Events in San Diego

The Haunted Trail in Balboa Park is perhaps the best outdoor setting for a terror-filled experience since the park is pretty scary at night any time! The dark spooky trails are located in the Marston Point section of the Park which is east of Sixth Avenue and Juniper Street in Balboa Park. This spooky event is not for young children or the scaredy cats among us. Look for the orange signs with the ghoulish writing to point you in the right direction. BOO!

The Haunted Trail in Balboa Park goes on now until October 31, 2012. This schedule will allow plenty of time to get the living daylights scared out of you! Check the official schedule here. Check out the admission prices here. New this year: FAQs!

The Haunted Hotel features specially decorated rooms that bring back the spirits of Hollywood horror films from the past. The hotel is situated in an old building that probably has stories of its own to tell. This spooky event is not for young children or the scaredy cats among us.

The Haunted Hotel is located at 424 Market Street (4th & Market) in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. The terror goes on now until October 31, 2012. Check the official schedule here. Check the price of tickets here. FAQs.

The Scream Zone at the Del Mar Fairgrounds features three haunted attractions, the House of Horror, the Haunted Hayride and The Chamber. Each dwelling is inhabited by terrifying creatures and scary scenes. Local actors play the part of the many ghouls and monsters that dwell in this very scary Scream Zone. Be prepared to scream your head off. This spooky event is not for young children or the scaredy cats among us. It is the biggest haunted house attraction in San Diego, bar none.

Check the schedule and admission prices here. Map and directions here.

Looking for a scary video to get you in the Halloween mood? Nothing’s creepier than the San Diego Comic-Con Zombie Walk 2012.

We hope that this article gives you a snapshot of the main events happening in 2012 for Halloween in San Diego. When the big day comes or rather when the giant pumpkin arrives on Halloween night, we encourage all drivers to please remember to that trick-or-treaters might be in your path so please drive slowly through local neighborhoods.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Klemm, Peri M permalink
    October 8, 2012 5:20 pm

    What spooky event IS for young children or the scaredy cats among us?

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  2. November 30, 2012 7:38 pm

    Thanks a lot for this article. My out of town guests had a blast at the Scream Zone in Del Mar.

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