California Halloween Events

Sacramento Spookomotive Train Rides

California State Railroad Museum October 9-31, 2021

California State Railroad Museum
2nd and I Streets
Old Sacramento, CA
$15-29 approx.,

Each weekend is specially themed:
October 9, 2021 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Superheroes & Villains
October 10, 2021, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Superheroes & Villains
October 16, 2021, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Pirates & Princesses
October 17, 2021, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Pirates & Princesses
October 23, 2021, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Witches & Wizards
October 24, 2021, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Witches & Wizards
October 30, 2021, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Superheroes & Villains
October 31, 2021, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Superheroes & Villains
Departures at 10am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4pm. Where: Purchase tickets online in advance starting August 31 at noon or at the Ticket Office day of (if available), located at the Central Pacific Passenger Station on Front Street in Old Sacramento.

Spookomotive Excursion Train Rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad. California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to offer diesel-powered Spookomotive train rides aboard a whimsically decorated train crawling with spiders, cobwebs and cornstalks while staffed with an entertaining skeleton crew. New this year, train ride guests are encouraged to dress up according to weekly themes.  

Fairytale Town Super Safe Halloween

October 16,17, 23, 24, 2021, 5-9 p.m.

Fairytale Town
3901 Land Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95822
$10-12,  (buy tickets early, may sell out)

Follow the Yellow Brick Road as you journey to the Emerald City. Visit Munchkin Land, the Haunted Forest, and more! Meet Professor Marvel for an up-close magic experience. Plus meet all your favorite Wizard of Oz characters but watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her flying monkeys! This Halloween extravaganza also features 15 treat stations, a nightly costume parade at 8:30 p.m., hands-on activities, and lots of fun.


Sacramento Ultimate Terror Scream Park

Opening mid-October 2021

4909 Auburn Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95841

October 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2021, November 1, 5, 6, 2021

Voodoo Bayou, Midnight Asylum, House of Undead are the 3 attractions that are attracting attention this Halloween season. Ratings are high -- and fear is on the plate at the most outrageous haunted house event in Sacramento. As seen on CBS, ABC, Fox, and Forbes, Ultimate Terror Scream Park offers two horrifying haunted houses and live horror entertainment throughout the month of October. Mature audiences only.

Sacramento Zoo Boo at the Zoo  

Día de Los Muertos Fiesta

El Panteon de Sacramento 2021 in celebration of Dia de los Muertos.

  • Oct 28, 2021 (Thu) at 6-10 p.m.
  • Oct 29, 2021 (Fri) at 6-10 p.m. 
  • Oct 30, 2021 (Sat) at 10 a.m.-10 p.m.  Join a procession into the site at 5:30 p.m.
  • Oct 31, 2021 (Sun) at 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Latino Center of Art and Culture
2700 Front Street
Sacramento, CA 95818
Free masks are required.
(916) 446-5133

This annual LCAC event, El Panteón de Sacramento, features the recreation of a candlelit Mexican cemetery and chapel accompanied by live performances from The Lico Music Academy, a 24-piece music group from Los Angeles. With 3 stages, traditional Mexican music and dancing, El Panteón de Sacramento is the area's biggest and most exciting Día de los Muertos celebration! The event is free to the public, though donations are welcome.

Food, drinks, local art and crafts will be available for purchase. Masks will be required. Dozens of traditional memorials will be created by families and friends to honor those who have passed, telling the stories of their departed loved ones. These colorful ofrendas are adorned with sugar skulls, food and drink once enjoyed by the departed, flowers and personal mementos. Bathed in the light of the moon during evening hours and filled with drifting fragrances of copal and cempasuchil, the bright marigolds considered the flowers of the dead, El Panteón is not only a place of remembrance, but a joyous celebration of our loved ones.

The traditional music program is created by a team of artists led by Vidal Beltran, featuring:

  • The Lico Music Academy, a 24-piece Mexican orchestra
  • Live Traditional Musicians
  • Ballet Folklorico
  • Son Jarocho fandango with Son de Sacramento
  • Mojigangas giant puppet performance

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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