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Let your imagination run free during the Halloween season in Big Bear Lake! Fall colors turn the Valley into a living postcard, full moon nights illuminate the forest, and Halloween events make the community a family friendly destination where everyone is invited!

Here are some exciting Halloween activities and events happening in Big Bear:

  •  Join the Treats & Trails event hosted by the Southern California Mountains Foundation on October 28. Bring your kids and dress up in your best Halloween costumes for some trick-or-treating on the Rathbun Trail in Moonridge from 12 PM - 2 PM.

  •  Explore the nocturnal animals at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo during the Twilight Safaris. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies along the way. Reserve your spot on

  •  Experience Boo at The Zoo at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo on October 29 from 10:30 AM to 4 PM. Dress up in costumes and trick-or-treat while getting to know the amazing animals at the zoo. This event is included in the general admission price.

  • Visit the Pumpkin Patch Pop-Up Shop on October 28 for a fun pumpkin decorating experience. Choose your pumpkin trio, add stencils, faces, and decorations. No registration required, just show up and have fun for $25.

Event date/Time: October 28, 2 PM - 6 PM.

Location: Board and Brush Big Bear Lake (41440 Big Bear Blvd Big Bear Lake, CA 92315)


  •  Brave the Mystery Maze presented by the Big Bear Moose Lodge. It's a thrilling activity for the whole family. Find your way through darkness, mirrors, and more to achieve freedom. The Maze is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 5-9 PM until October 28, with a special opening on Halloween from 5 PM - 9 PM. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for kids 12 and under.

  •  Dare to walk the Haunted Halls hosted by the Big Bear Youth Interact Club. Explore spooky skits in various classrooms of an old school building. This event is free, but donations are appreciated, with all proceeds going to charity. Available on October 28, 29, and 31.

Event time: 5PM - 8 PM

Location: 40940 Pennsylvania Ave, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

  •  Enjoy a Halloween Concert in The Village on October 31 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM with The Spazmatics performing live. Dance to the hits of the 80s and have a great time.

  • Test your puzzle-solving skills at the Big Bear Escape Room. Try to rescue your missing friend from a terrifying fate in the Big Bear Asylum puzzle room. You have 60 minutes to complete the mission with a team of 2-6 people. Children 12 and up can participate with parental permission. Other escape room experiences are also available at this location.

  • Visit Mountain Room Escapes for three different escape room experiences. Escape from an Alpine Ski Lodge, find your way home from an abandoned cabin, or save Moonbeam Hollow from an evil wizard's spell with an Inventor's Workshop. MORE INFO

  •  Get ready to party at the Howl at The Moon Party hosted by Barrel 33 on October 28. Enjoy your first drink for free, DJ music, seasonal drinks, delicious food, raffles, and prizes for the top 3 Halloween costumes.

Event time: 5 PM - 8PM

Location: Barrel 33 (40754 Village Dr. Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

  •  Don't miss the FREE Community Pumpkin Patch at Snow Summit on October 28, organized by the Big Bear Lions Club. Kids can have a blast with activities like a bounce house, hay maze, and carnival games, and each child under 12 years old will receive a free pumpkin to take home.

Event time: 10 AM - 2 PM

Location: Snow Summit (880 Summit Blvd. Big Bear Lake, CA 92315)

  •  Attend the Scary Tales Variety Show at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center. Enjoy a Halloween-themed variety show filled with poetry, improv, music, and dance. Wear a Halloween costume and get a free concession treat. The show takes place on October 28 at 2 PM & 7 PM at 39707 Big Bear Blvd. Tickets are $10 for kids, $15 for adults, and $13 for seniors.

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