Halloween provides the perfect opportunity for creative expression. Whether you are interested in doing something creative or if you want to watch the creativity of someone else come to life, you will find plenty of options available in Orange County. From spooky stage performances to fun pirate adventure dinners, your biggest hurdle will be trying to find the time to enjoy them all! Here are just a few options for you to explore.
Pirates Dinner Adventure Presents VamPirates
Pirate’s Dinner Adventure will bring back its VamPirates Halloween-themed show on October 3rd. At this dinner adventure, guests become a part of the show as vampire hunters Randolph and Kate attempt to forewarn guests about the dangers of the haunted Secret Cove. The show includes aerial artistry, swordplay and special effects along with a four-course feast. Up to 150 volunteers participate in the production, including actors, singers and stunt performers.
Pirate’s Sinner Adventure is located at 7600 Beach Boulevard in Buena Park. Guests are invited to dress in costume and to participate in the costume contest, where prizes will be awarded, on Saturdays and Sundays.
Night of the Living Dead
The zombie classic movie Night of the Living Dead comes to life on stage at the Maverick Theatre from October 6th through the 29th. Recommended for older audiences, the show includes graphic violence as it explores the story of the walking dead and their hunger for human flesh.
The Maverick Theater is located at 110 E. Walnut in Fullerton. Show times are Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm and Sundays at 7:00 pm with a special showing on the 26th at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $25 each.
Every year, Boot Hill offers an elaborate yard display in Irvine that is free to enjoy. Set in the fictional old west town of Bridgewood, the display transforms the residence at 16 Goldenrod in Irvine into an old church and cemetery. The ghost of Jedediah Smith is said to haunt the property.
Boot Hill is open to the public on October 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th and 29th. Admission is free, though donations are accepted with proceeds going to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
Pacific Symphony Presents: Halloween Goes Hollywood
The 13th Annual Despicable Villains Choice Awards will take place at Segerstrom Concert Hall on October 21st with 10:00 am and 11:30 am performances. At this event, the symphony will perform pieces from a variety of films, including Star Wars, Harry Potter and The Nightmare Before Christmas. The event will also feature an interactive Musical Carnival in the concert hall lobby where kids can enjoy hands-on experiences with a variety of musical instruments while also meeting the performers. Musical crafts and activities will start at 9:00 am for 10:00 am concertgoers and at 10:30 for 11:30 am concertgoers.
The Sagerstrom Concert Hall is located at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa. Guests are invited to come dressed as their favorite despicable villain.