Spooky Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings spooky pumpkinThere are so many ways to celebrate Halloween in the Bay Area this year. Here are a few of our top picks for spooky Halloween Happenings!

Boo at the Zoo Enjoy this family-friendly Halloween event with a spooky animal-themed scavenger hunt. Grab a program as you enter and follow the clues to trick-or-treat for animal trading cards throughout the Zoo. Upon completing your scavenger hunt, collect a limited-release trading card and a candy bar from our presenting sponsor, OCHO Candy. 10 AM to 4 PM through October 31st. Free with admission.

Halloween Fright Night Costume Cruise  Celebrate Halloween with a 3-hour midnight cruise from Jack London Square to the haunted waters under the Bay Bridge and all the way to San Francisco and McCovey Cove. There will be food and chilly cocktails available for purchase, plus prizes for the best costumes. October 28th at 10:30 PM at Jack London Square. $55-$400.

Halloween Haunt in the Hills You’ve heard the rumors, but are they true? If only these historic walls could talk, they would reveal many a story over their 107-year history. Legend has it, some of our past guests still drop by for a visit. Three spine-tingling tours will be offering access to areas not generally open to the public, including the Tower Suite and the most haunted room in the hotel. Tours begin at 5:30 PM on October 29th through the 31st at the Claremont Club & Spa. $35.

SuperNatural Halloween at the California Academy of Sciences Shake your bones at a silent disco in Steinhart Aquarium. Satisfy your sweet tooth at trick-or-treat stations, marvel at mystical magic shows, and create crafts to “DIY” for. Transform into living (or undead) art with face painting, and immortalize your spirit at a photo booth. And last but not least: Teens can rest in peace at an exclusive teen lounge with arcade games, snacks, and more. October 28th from 5 to 9 PM at the California Academy of Science in Golden Gate Park. $55-$60.

Edge of Halloween Treasure Hunt at Grace Cathedral Join this family-friendly Halloween treasure hunt amid the holiday-perfect Gothic ambiance with spooky music and festive fun. Families will follow the footsteps of the cathedral cat, performing fun tasks, searching for clues, and weaving their way through obstacles to find their treasure. Sensational and super-spooky organ music will be provided by Grammy-winning composer and organist Dorothy Papadakos. October 30th from 2 to 4 PM at Grace Cathedral. Free tickets through Eventbrite.

Halloween Hoopla Yerba Buena Gardens. The 22nd annual Halloween Hoopla is the place to be for family-friendly frights and delights, including live entertainment, palm reading from the mystical Madam Z, and ghoulishly good craft-making.October 29th from 12 to 3 PM at The Children’s Garden in Yerba Buena Gardens. Free.

Terror Vault—The Summoning Into The Dark returns to The San Francisco Mint with their latest Terror Vault show The Summoning, a brand-new, fully immersive haunted experience. Guests will participate in a real live seance that rips a hole into the supernatural world and takes them on a terrifying adventure! Prepare to come face-to-face with demonic spirits while you attempt to retrieve the severed head of an unethical vampire queen. Through November 5th at the San Francisco Mint. $55-$75.

Winchester Unhinged The Winchester Mystery House returns with an entirely new chapter, Unhinged: Nightshade’s Curse. Featuring a new storyline and terrifying new scares, this suspenseful walk-through haunt offers multiple routes through the darkened corridors of the infamous mansion, where guests will confront malicious spirits and encounter terrifying scenes revealing the twisted tales and secrets of the haunted home. Through October 31st. Visit the website for dates and times. At the Winchester Mystery House. $65+.

We hope you enjoy celebrating with some of these Halloween Happenings!

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