Halloween & October Fun
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.
Spooky Fun & Themed Activities
Big Bear Escape Room features a hair-raising Big Bear Asylum puzzle room where your team must rescue your missing friend from a ghoulish fate at the hands of an evil doctor. You have 60 minutes to complete your mission with a team of 2-6 people. Children 12 and up may participate with parental permission. Two additional escape room experiences are also available at this location.
Mountain Room Escapes features 3 escape room experiences of varying difficulty. Will you make out of your snowed in Alpine Ski Lodge before the cold truly sets in? Or, will you find your way home after becoming hopelessly lost on a hike and seeking shelter in an abandoned cabin - that maybe isn't abandoned? Will you save Moonbeam Hollow from an evil wizard's spell with the help of an Inventor's Workshop?
Big Bear Discovery Center is hosting a fun Halloween craft on October 29 from 10-11 AM. Come design a toilet paper mummy pinata to hang as a fun decoration this Halloween!
Stella Luna hosts a Halloween costume contest (prizes included!) Saturday, Oct 29. Come by for farm to table cuisine and a little Halloween fun!
Board & Brush is hosting a Fall Pumpkin Patch Make & Take workshop. Choose your pumpkin trio and add your stencils. Pumpkins will be pre-stained or pre-painted, you add the faces and a fun bow tie. All ages welcome!
Pumpkin Smash Zipline tours offer a unique zipline experience this October. Action Zipline hosts their Pumpkin Smash tours every Saturday for the month of October. INFO AND Action Tours celebrates the change in seasons with daily Fall Segway tours every afternoon in October. Start times are 1:30 pm & 2:30 pm throughout October.
Community Halloween Events
Boo at the Zoo - Go trick-or-treating at the Zoo! Boo at the Zoo returns October 29th and everyone is invited to show up their Halloween costumes (no sound effects please) with a bag to collect candy! Boo at the Zoo takes place during regular business hours and is included with general admission on Oct 29 only.
Twilight Tours at the Zoo return Oct 7-8, 14-15, and 21-22. These tours take place after regular business hours have closed. Visit BigBearZoo.org to purchase tickets in advance and to check for times.
Halloween in The Village! Everyone is invited to head to The Village from 5-7 PM on Halloween to trick-or-treat from store to store. Oh - And don't forget your costume! A special dog costume contest will take place from 4-4:30 PM at the Copper Q.
Southern California Mountains Foundation - Our local trails and environment advocates are hosting a Trick-or-Treating event at the Rathbun Creek Trail on October 29 from 1 PM - 4 PM.
Free Pumpkin Patch by Big Bear Lions Club - The Big Bear Lions Club is hosting a Free Pumpkin Patch event at Bear Mountain for community members Oct. 29 from 10 AM - 2 PM. Kids can enjoy a bounce house, a hay maze, carnival games, a costume contest at 12 PM and a FREE pumpkin for every child under 12 years (while supplies last).
The Mystery Maze - Presented by the Big Bear Moose Lodge is back at 39247 North Shore Dr. It's the perfect activity for the whole family to enjoy as we inch closer to Halloween. The Mystery Maze is open Fridays and Saturdays from 10/14 from 5-9 PM with a special opening on Halloween from 5 PM - 9 PM. Tickets may be purchased at the door.