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Halloween Howl


The city of Tustin is hosting their annual Halloween Howl at Columbus Tustin Activity Center. This FREE Family Friendly event is the perfect warm up for Trick or Treating.

Come in costume for a costume contest, candy, games, prizes and a bounce house.

  • When: Friday, October 30, 2105, from 3:00 pm – 5: 00 p,
  • Where: Columbus Tustin Activity Center, 17522 Beneta Way, Tustin, CA 92780
  • Cost: FREE

Acorn Day

AcornDayFlier2015-page-001Come celebrate Acorn Day under the oaks at O’Neill Regional Park. It’s a free, family-friendly day of excitement and learning with activities for every age:

  • free crafts for kids
  • live butterfly enclosure
  • games, face painting
  • live music
  • nature exhibits
  • oak tree planting
  • ukulele lessons for kids.

Guided nature hikes to the Water Tower will be offered at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Presentations throughout the day include Journeys to the Past, Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary, Inside the Outdoors, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Reserve K-9 Program, The Hummingbird Story and a live butterfly release at 2:30 p.m. by Western Monarch Guardians.

Participants also include OC Trails, The Helena Modjeska Foundation, Tree of Life Nursery, Orange County Fire Watch, OC Parks, Earthroots Field School, The Saddleback Area Historical Society, Southern California Bluebird Club, Saddleback Canyon Riders, SHARE Mountain Bike Club, Southwestern Field Herping Associates and The Institute for Wildlife Studies and more.

  • When: Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Where: O’Neill Regional Park, 30892 Trabuco Canyon Road
    Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678
  • Cost: FREE

Christmas Train

 Irvine Regional Park  will be ready to open their first annual Christmas Tree Ranch on Friday, November 28, 2014

Santa and his Train

Tis the season, once again, for Irvine Park Railroad’s annual Christmas Train. Come with family and friends and take this enchanting night ride through historic Irvine Regional Park to meet Santa Claus.


The train will depart from the brightly-lit train station and drop passengers off at the North Pole. Children can share their wish list with Santa and have their photo taken with him too. You may take pictures with your personal camera or you may purchase a photo taken by Irvine Park Railroad.

 After visiting with Santa, hop back aboard the train and enjoy the colorful Christmas lights and decorations, as well as the magical “Tunnel of Lights”, on the ride back to Santa’s Village.

Don’t forget to print and take these COUPONS  for Irvine Regional Park. 

Days & Hours
Christmas Train Christmas Train – 2014 Dates
$12.00 per person — Children age 24 months and younger ride free.

2014 Dates    Hours
November 28th – 29th 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm     Activities open at 4:00 pm.
November 30th 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm     Activities open at 4:00 pm
December 5th – 6th 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm     Activities open at 4:00 pm.
December 7th 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm     Activities open at 4:00 pm
December 12th 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm     Activities open at 3:00 pm.
December 13th – 14th 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm     Activities open at 1:00 pm.
December 15th – 19th 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm     Activities open at 3:00 pm.
December 20th – 21st 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm     Activities open at 1:00 pm.
December 22nd – 23rd 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm     Activities open at 3:00 pm.


Christmas Train tickets may only be purchase online. A one-time, online ticket fee will apply to each order. Tickets may not be purchased in person. When you purchase tickets to ride the train at a specific time, you may pick your tickets up at the train station ticket window. Then, get in line and board the train at any time during the hour for which tickets are purchased. It is recommend to arrive at the top of the hour to board the train

For frequently asked questions regarding the Christmas Train, including details on purchasing tickets in person click here.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Cost to Ride the Christmas Train $12.00 per person ● Children age 24 months and younger ride free.
Children’s Coloring Page Children can print and color a Christmas coloring page.
Wish List for Santa Children can print and fill out a wish list to share with Santa Claus!

Irvine Regional Park

1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869


Elves’ Faire

On Saturday, November 22, 2014, Watch the Magic Unfold at The 29th Annual Elves’ Faire.

Pasadena Waldorf School

Pasadena Waldorf School is getting ready for another beautiful, magical Elves’ Faire! This FREE event is created each fall through the creativity, passion, and dedication of the PWS parents, staff, and faculty as a gift to the greater community.

elves' faire

Activities will include: Arts & Crafts, Games, Puppet Show, Storytelling, Elves’ Forest Photo Studio, Music and a Pixie Party.

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When: Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 10am-4pm



Harvest Fest on Halloween Night

Harvest Christian Fellowship  is hosting  a “Harvest Fest” at both the Riverside and Orange County campus on Halloween night. The festivities begins at 5:00 P.M.


Riverside’s Harvest Fest will feature free raffles, obstacles courses, large slides, lots of good food, and a production for kids called “The Wonderful Wisdom from God.”

Harvest Riverside Campus is located at 6115 Arlington Avenue, Riverside. Get Directions »


In Orange County, there will be games, an obstacle course, petting zoo, climbing wall, train rides, a photo booth, bungee jumper, and treats. The evening will also have a glow-in-the-dark show with a gospel message.

Harvest Orange County Campus is located at: 2727 Campus Drive, Irvine. Get Directions »



Calvary Chapel Harvest Festival

Another Family Friendly option for Halloween in South County is the Harvest Festival at  Calvary Chapel South Orange County in San Juan Capistrano on Friday, October 31st, 5 to 9 p.m. at Buchheim Field.

This FREE event features rides, games, face painting, candy,  food trucks, live entertainment and more, This family event is open to the public.

Calvary Chapel South Orange County is located at 31522 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano.




Halloween Howl


Don’t miss Halloween Howl at Columbus Tustin Activity Center on October 31, 2014 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This FREE warm up for Trick or Treating includes a costume contest, candy, games, prizes and a bounce house.

Columbus Tustin Activity Center

17522 Beneta Way

Tustin, CA 92780




BOO! San Diego’s only Halloween Parade

Image from The-Boulevard-BOO-Parade facebook page
Image from The-Boulevard-BOO-Parade facebook page

The Boo Parade is San Diego’s only Halloween parade! On October 25, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., The Boulevard BOO! Parade is returning to the College Area. This free, family event is bigger and spookier than ever! More floats, more zombies, more music and more surprises. More of what makes the Boulevard BOO! Parade San Diego’s only Halloween Parade.

The fun doesn’t stop after the parade. There are many places to discover in the College Area. Stop over to the After BOO Community Carnival & Float Award’s Ceremony at the College Ave Baptist Church from 11 am to 5 pm, (4747 College Ave.). Enjoy live music, carnival rides, games, cold drinks and food trucks with friends.

The College Area Business District, a non-profit corporation that manages the College Area Business Improvement District, focuses their efforts on helping small business owners in the commercial corridors in the College Area of San Diego, including El Cajon Blvd., College Ave., and Montezuma Rd. The Boulevard BOO! Parade brings thousands to the commercial district to enjoy the local restaurants and specialty shops. Sit patio side and enjoy something tasty and cool to drink while being entertained by the BOO!

BOO! Parade is produced by the College Area Business District.


Celebrate Prehistoric OC at Clark Regional Park

Prehistoric OC is a FREE annual family fun event that is a joint celebration of:

International Archaeology Day (October 18th)

and National Fossil day (October 15th)


Come and Learn the history and deep roots of Orange County, see Native American and natural history exhibitors,a Junior Scientist Camp, demonstrations, lectures, hands-on activities, food and FUN!

When: Sunday, October 12, 2014

Where: Clark Regional Park
8800 Rosecrans Ave.
Buena Park, CA 90621
(714) 973-3170 or (714) 973-6618

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.





Orange County’s Biggest Block Party is at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest. This October, the Lake Forest campus will be transformed into a playground of fun and food for both kids and adults!

Last year, more than 10,000 people came to Saddleback’s Blocktober party. And this year, we’re going even bigger!

Join us for games, rides, candy, photo booths, live music, food trucks, and more! There will be fun zones for ALL ages.


Tickets are $5 and go on sale during weekend services beginning October 4, 2014.

Friday, Oct 31, 2014 at 5: 00 p.m.

Saddleback Church, 1 Saddleback Pkwy Lake Forest, CA 92630

 Contact Saddleback Kids 949-609-8651