Halloween Events in Santa Barbara

As darkness falls, the harvest moon rises over Santa Barbara, treating visitors to a spooktacular series of Halloween events and activities themed perfectly for a bewitching getaway. From carnivals and haunted houses to all night dance parties, below is a curated list of the best Halloween events taking place all month long.

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Lane Farms Pumpkin Patch, September 28 to October 30, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; October 31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Searching for just the right place to capture the perfect autumn Instagram? Look no further than Lane Farms. Dress in your best fall plaids (or costume) and get in the Halloween spirit with hayrides, farm animals, a corn maze and loads of pumpkins. From now until October 31, bring the entire family (or squad) for an afternoon of autumn activities.
Cost: Admission is Free

Solvang Haunted House, October 30 to 31, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The Fright Farm is Solvang’s worst nightmare where thrills, chills and creepy-crawly creatures await. Those brave enough to enter can head to the Solvang Festival Theatre. For a more kid-friendly version, visit the Fright Farm from 6 to 6:30 p.m. on either night.
Cost: $12 Adults, $10 Children (12 and under)

Día De Los Muertos: Community Celebration, October 31, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; November 1, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; November 2, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Learn about the cultural importance of the Mexican festival Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. In addition to craft and decor workshops on Saturdays all month long, enjoy Día De Los Muertos-themed activities over three days including face painting, crafts, altars, a Monarch Migration Quest and more.
Cost: Included with Museum admission.

Gourmet Halloween Candy and Wine Pairing, October 31, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Stop by the Riverbench Santa Barbara tasting room on Halloween and dive into a spooky-delicious pairing of gourmet candy and estate-grown wines. Chocolate truffles, caramel corn and other Halloween treats are surprisingly tasty paired with sparkling wine, rosé, chardonnay and pinot noir.
Cost: $20 ticket includes a flight of four wines and candy pairing; Wine club member tastings are complimentary.

Downtown Trick-or-Treating, October 31, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Ghouls and goblins and ghosts, oh my! Bring your Halloween goodie bags for trick-or-treating in Downtown Santa Barbara. Walk from shop-to-shop along State St., Anacapa St., Chapala St. and other side streets as participating businesses display balloons and distribute sweet treats to children in costume.
Cost: Admission is free.

Trick or Treat La Cumbre Plaza
La Cumbre Plaza is creepin’ it real this Halloween! Bring the little ones for a safe evening of shopping and trick-or-treating at select retailers.
Cost: Admission is free.

Spooky Meow-lloween Party, October 31, 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Our furry friends at Cat Therapy invite you to join them for a Spooky Meow-lloween Party with 10 percent of the proceeds donated to Stray Cat Alliance. Hangout with adorable rescued cats and kittens while enjoying spookily delicious donuts from Hook & Press paired with wine. Dress up in costume for your chance to win your own private party at Cat Therapy and pawesome prizes! Every guest gets a free pass to visit another time. Guests must be over the age of 21 to attend.
Cost: Minimum contribution is $35.

Carr Winery Halloween Party, October 31, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Join Carr Winery for a bone-chillingly fun evening with spooktacular wines, live music, a costume contest and more in the haunted wine cave. Guests must be over the age of 21 to attend.
Cost: Admission is free.