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Get Haunted in SD this Halloween season

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Halloween seemed to just pop up out of nowhere this season, but do not fear! SD Entertainer is here with the latest and greatest events for this spooky Halloween season. Whether you are looking for a place to bring the kids, or a party so you can wear your fantastically innovative costume on the dance floor, San Diego is a busy portal for October events.

Looking to begin your Halloween celebration a bit earlier than the 31st?

Some of Seaworld's "Spooktacular" creatures (Photo by ChekIt! via Flickr)

Some of Seaworld's "Spooktacular" creatures (Photo by ChekIt! via Flickr)

Seaworld and Legoland have decked their parks with ghoulish characters, fall themed foods, and festive shows to send shivers down your spine from early October all the way up until November 1st.

Legoland’s “Brick or Treat” Party nights will be held on October 10th, 17th, 24th, and of course 31st. During these days, tickets will be discounted, offering a night visit from 5-9 p.m. for just $25, and an all day pass for $55. Just in case you did not get your lego adventure fix in your one visit, when you buy the specially discounted ticket, you get a free pass to come back anytime between Nov. 1st and Dec. 25th.

Theme parks not exactly what you had in mind to get the party started? 4th and B will be hosting a “Heaven and Hell” themed pre-Halloween party on Oct. 30th, where, you guess it, devils and angels will crowd the dance floor. The party starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $20.

Halloween night will be a busy one for San Diegans as they try and decide where they will spend the haunted evening. If you’re looking for something big and 21 and up, head out to the Halloween Ball 2009 at the Prado at The House of Hospitality in Balboa Park. Thirty bucks will score you free parking, access to 20 bars, a night full of renowned DJ’s spinning your fave records, and the night would not be complete without a costume contest that pays out $500 to the winner.

Another 21 and up late night event will be the Dos Equis XX Monster Bash. Located in the Gaslamp on 7th and Island, the party will host live music, booze, and a costume contest that pays out $3,000. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

Photo by Wxmom vis Flickr

Photo by Wxmom vis Flickr

If you are not really into the huge event scene the Casbah will be hosting a concert on Halloween. Headliners include The Night Marchers and The Creep Creeps. If your low on cash, this is a perfect night of music and company for just $15 at the door.

For a fun family night for all ages, take your young ones to Trick or Treat on India Street from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. where local businesses will be handing out sweet treats. Or you can take the family on a spooky tour of the Star of India, beware of pirates in this creaky dark haunted boat. Tours go from 5 p.m. to 8p.m.

We all love to celebrate such a holiday during the evening hours, but San Diego actually offers some great daytime events that are great for family, friends, or even a date. Balboa Park has exciting activities all day long, including a costume parade and merchant stands. Kids can get into many of the museums free with the purchase of an adult ticket.

Another great a.m. pit-stop is The Boulevard Boo! Parade and Carnival. The street parade begins at El Cajon Blvd. and ends at Rolando Blvd., with the carnival going noon to 6 p.m. with special performances by local bands and dance groups, food, and even a doggie costume contest.

With this grab-bag of up and coming Halloween attractions, there should be no reason for a dull October 31st this year. All you need now is an awesome costume that will scare the pants off all your friends and you are good to go!

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