In October, the county comes alive with spooky Halloween events! Free festivities are endless for locals and visitors alike. Compete in a costume contest, walk around mountain and city main streets and trick-or-treat until your bag is overflowing or experience the ultimate holiday destination: Skypark @ Santa’s Village.

There are a number of great October events for children and families to enjoy fall in San Bernardino County all around Big Bear, Lake Arrowhead, Ontario and Redlands. Read on!


Halloween in The Village

Celebrate Halloween at Big Bear Village. With more than 50 places to trick-or-treat, kids and their families suit up in their costumes and walk through the village to pick up as many goodies as they can.

When: October 31, 2018

Where: The Village of Big Bear Lake at 630 Bartlett Rd.

Cost: FREE



Skypark@Santa’s Village

SkyPark at Santa’s Village is celebrating one more holiday before Christmas. The Pumpkins in The Pines Harvest Festival sprinkles in seasonal activities along with their fun attractions for a festive autumn festival in the mountains. This year, the seasonal event also includes Skate Night – a themed night of fun on wheels. Plus, the evening festivities will come alive with a Halloween Party featuring a live performance!

When: Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where: SkyPark at Santa’s Village – 28950 California 18, Skyforest, CA 92385

Cost: Adults | $39; Under 12 & Over 60| $24

Halloween at Lake Arrowhead Village

A fun-filled Halloween at the famous Lake Arrowhead Village. Kids come dressed for the annual costume contest for a chance to win a prize! It’s a family-friendly events as children and families roam the village enjoying trick-or-treating & live performances such as Thriller & other dances by the Lake Arrowhead School of Dance at Center Stage.

When: October 31, 2018 | 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where: Lake Arrowhead Village – 28200 Highway 189, Lake Arrowhead, California 92352

Cost: FREE



Halloween Costume Parade and Contest 

Gather around for an afternoon of family fun and spooky delights. Children ages 8 and younger and families are welcomed to dress up in their best costumes to celebrate the holiday and win great prizes. From most creative to creepiest costume, there are a number of categories to showcase the best dressed. Participants will receive a trick or treat bag, participation ribbon and refreshments. Winners in each category will receive 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention ribbons.

For more information, please call the City of Ontario Recreation & Community Services Department at (909) 395-2020

When: October 31, 2018 | 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: Ontario Senior Center – 225 E. “B” Street, Ontario, CA 91764.

Cost: FREE



Downtown Redlands – Safe Trick-or-Treat

Historic Downtown Redlands is putting the treat in “trick-or-treat.” The City of Redlands is providing safe trick-or-treating in Historic Downtown Redlands. City volunteers and Downtown storefronts will be passing out candy while supplies last. Enjoy the holiday festivities in the awesome downtown area.

When: October 31, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Trunk or Treat Festival

It’s a free evening of family fun this Halloween! The Trunk or Treat Festival brings the festivities of Halloween and the fun of a carnival in one place featuring a bounce house, carnival games, free candy, costumes and more. It is an all ages event great for kids, friends and families. Join in on the fun this Halloween and don’t forget your costumes!

When: October 31st | 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where:Cucamonga Christian Fellowship – Redlands Campus Tennessee Street, Redlands CA 97323 (just up the street from Carolyn’s Cafe). 75 Tennessee Street, Redlands

Cost: FREE