2015 Corona-Norco Halloween Guide

It’s hard to believe, but in just a few weeks ghosts, ghouls, and goblins will take to Corona’s streets in search of tricks and treats for Halloween.  And while local haunt Crossroads Haunted Village is closed for the 2015 season, there is still plenty to do to get into the Halloween spirit.  This year we’ve scoured the darkest dungeons and spookiest cemeteries to find every possible opportunity for Corona residents to scare up some fun this Halloween!  For 2015 we’ve broken the list up into Halloween-Themed Events in October, which features activities on various dates leading up to Halloween.  Halloween Night Events, which feature events taking place on the day of Halloween, and Yard Haunts, which feature addresses to some of the spookiest yards and mazes Corona residents have to offer.  See something we missed? Shoot us a message at tips@lifeincorona!

Halloween-Themed Events in October

Tom’s Farms Annual Pumpkin Patch

Daily in October

Bring the family down to Tom’s Farms and pick up your pumpkin, take pictures with the Halloween cutouts or simply enjoy a day of shopping and dining.

Dos Lagos Stadium 15 Halloween Features

Various Dates & Times Throughout October

Keeping up with its annual Halloween tradition, Dos Lagos Stadium 15 (2710 Lakeshore Drive, Corona) is bringing some spooky family favorites and horror classics back to the big screen:

  • October 16-22, 11:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. – The Exorcist
  • October 17, 10:00 a.m. – Paranorman
  • October 23, 8:00 p.m. – Plan 9 from Outer Space
  • October 24, 10:00 a.m. – Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • October 27, 8:00 p.m. – Plan 9 from Outer Space
  • October 31, 10:00 a.m. – Casper
  • October 31, 8:00 p.m. – Double Feature: Night of the Living Dead & Plan 9 from Outer Space

Haunted Sip & Shop

Friday October 16, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Join the Dos Lagos Golf Course (4507 Cabot Dr., Corona) for a fun evening of drinks, food, shopping and more.  This free Halloween themed event will feature 30 vendors, a cash bar, and raffles.  The first 25 people through the door will get a free swag bag. View Flyer

Tarbell Realtors South Corona Annual Pumpkin Patch

Saturday October 17, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Join Tarbell Realtors South Corona (315 Magnolia Ave., Corona) for free pumpkins, games, face painting, crafts, a haunted house, a kids costume contest and more! Flyer with coupon for a free pumpkin can be found here.

American Legion Auxilary Unit 742 Annual Children’s Halloween Party

Sunday October 18, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm.

The American Legion Auxilary Unit 742 invites you to join them for their annual children’s halloween party at American Legion Post 742 (1557 Yorba Street, Corona)  Enjoy an afternoon of fun and games, costumes are encouraged.  $2 donation per person to attend, includes a hot dog, chips and a drink.

El Cerrito Middle School Fall Festival

Friday October 23, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Come to El Cerrito Middle School (7610 El Cerrito Rd, Corona) for their fall festival, featuring several game booths with prizes, a Halloween Circus themed haunted house, food, drinks, and more.  Game tickets can be purchased individually or in quantities of six or 12.  Wristbands will also be available for purchase and allow for unlimited game play.  This event is open to the community and children are welcome to come in costume.  This is a cash only event, so please plan accordingly. View Flyer

Green River Promenade Harvest Festival & Food Drive

Saturday October 24, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Join the Green River Promenade (4300 Green River Rd, Corona) for this free event benefiting Food Runners and Corona-Norco Settlement House.  Bring the whole family for an afternoon of family fun activities, food, games, bounce houses, pumpkin painting, pony rides and more.  Bring 10 cans of food for Corona-Norco Settlement House and receive a free mini pumpkin and neck wallet with over $75 in coupons to local restaurants. View Flyer

Temescal Valley’s 4th Annual Trunk or Treat

Saturday October 24, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Riverside County Parks and Recreation Department this family-friendly event is held at Deleo Regional Sports Park in Sycamore Creek (25655 Santiago Canyon Road, Corona) and features family fun, food trucks, and numerous vendors offering free goodies to trick or treaters.

Inland Vineyard Harvest Festival

Saturday October 24, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join Inland Vineyard Christian Fellowship (935 McKinley St, Corona) for an evening of family-friendly events including face painting, photo ops, inflatables, laser tag, food, raffles, a trunk-n-treat decoration competition, and live music featuring the Flatbed Pickers.

Corona Historic Preservation Society Cemetery Stroll

Sunday October 25, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Travel back in time with the Corona Historic Preservation Society at Sunnyslope Cemetery (1125 Rimpau Ave, Corona)  as you tour the grave-sites of early school trustees and teachers lead by docents dressed in period garb.  Following the tour participants will be treated to songs about reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmatic.  A school photographer from the early 1900’s will also be on site to take a class photo.

Crossings at Corona Dog Daze

Sunday October 25, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Join the Crossings at Corona (2470 Tuscany St, Corona) as they present Dog Daze near the fountain in front of Edwards Stadium 18 theater.  Get your pet in the Halloween spirit and participate in the costume contest during this fun pet adoption event.  Entry forms available 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. with judging taking place at 5:30 p.m. sharp. View Flyer

Generate Junior High Halloween Dance

Monday October 26, 6:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

This superhero themed Halloween dance hosted by Crossroads Christian Church (2331 Kellogg Ave., Corona) is open to all junior high students.  Entry to the event costs one large bag of candy.

An Evening with Harry Houdini Starring Duffy Hudson

Monday October 26, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Adults and teens are invited to the Corona Public Library as Broadway and television actor Duffy Hudson takes the stage as illusionist and magic mastermind, Harry Houdini. A one man show of the life and work of Harry Houdini. Hudson, as Houdini, will bring to life the final Houdini Seance in Hollywood in 1936. This is a free event.

Centennial High School Haunted Harvest

Tuesday October 27, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Centennial High School (1820 Rimpau Ave, Corona) is hosting a free haunted harvest that will include a haunted doll house, ferris wheel, train ride, giant slide, club booths, food vendors, games and more!

Club Booths with be offering the following: PomPoms, Pink Out Gear, Football Apparel, Pumpkin Candy Bags, Dream Catchers, Root Beer Floats, Tutus, Strawberry Shortcake, Smore’s, Witches Brew, Chili Fries, Cotton Candy/Churros, Pumpkin Pie/Cupcakes, Carmel Apples, Brownie Sundaes

Food Vendors: Mr. Poppers Popcorn, Funnel Cake, Lemonade, Cinnamon Buns, Drinks – Soda, Water, Juice, Gatorade, Iced Coffee, Nachos, Corn on the Cob/Tamales, Tacos, Corn Dogs/Hot Dogs, Mendoza’s Shave Ice, Miguel’s Burritos, In-N-Out Burger, Pizza

Games & Activities: Photo Booth, Football Toss, Costume Contest, Pie Eating Contest, Carnival Games, Pumpkin Decorating, Pick A Pumpkin, Robot Tasks, Face Painting/Henna Tattoos, Fortune Telling, Hair Braiding

Tickets to the ferris wheel, train ride, and giant slide cost $1 or receive 1 free ride when you support the canned food drive.  Bring your little ones in costume and partake in the Trunk-O-Treat from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Chick-fil-A Family Night: Costume Party

Tuesday October 27, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Head down to Chick-fil-A at the Crossings (3555 Grand Oaks, Corona) and give your Halloween costume a test run as they host their very own costume party.

Corona Public Library Murder Mystery Dinner

Wednesday October 28, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Can you solve the mystery? This special murder mystery dinner is open to teens grades 7-12 and will take place in the library Community Rooms.  Winning sleuths will receive a Barnes & Noble gift card

Covenant Life Christian Fellowship Harvest Festival

Friday October 30, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Join Covenant Life Christian Fellowship (211 E. 6th Street, Corona) for their annual harvest festival featuring food, games, free candy, and fun for the whole family.

Adaptive Recreation Halloween Costume Party

Friday October 30, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

This free event taking place at the Senior Center (921 South Belle Avenue, Corona) and is geared for teens and adults with developmental disabilities.  Join other members of the community for a spooktacular costume party.  Treats and drinks will be provided.  For more information on the event or to register call (951)  736-2241.

Norco College 21st Annual Harvest Festival

Friday October 30, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Games, prizes, contests and more! Join Norco College (2001 Third Street, Norco) as they hold their 21st Annual Harvest Festival.  This event is freet to families that bring their children and will take place in the amphitheater in front of the Wilfred J. Airey Library.

Blocktober

Friday October 30, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Join Saddleback Corona for the biggest Halloween party in Corona – Blocktober!  This years event is taking place at Citrus Park (1250 Santana Way, Corona) and will feature fun and food for both kids and adults alike.  Enjoy bounce houses, games, music, food and a Trunk or Treat area.  This event is free and costumes are welcome.

Dead Man’s Party @ M15

Friday October 30, Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

New Wave rockers Oingo Boingo were known for the spectacular Halloween shows, now Oingo Boingo tribute band Dead Man’s Party carries on the tradition as they perform live experience that mimics the classic performances made famous by Oingo Boingo.  This is an all ages event and tickets are $30. Purchase tickets here

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Halloween Night Events

Dos Lagos Halloween Spooktacular

Join The Shops at Dos Lagos (2780 Cabot Drive, Corona) from 5pm-7pm on Halloween night in the children’s play area for Halloween crafts, prize wheels, trick or treating, a stilt walker, a costume contest for kids 12 and under, music fun and more!

Calvary Chapel Corona Harvest Festival

Join Calvary Chapel Corona (130 W. Chase Dr., Corona) on Halloween night for an evening of family fun and food.  From 5pm-8pm Calvary Chapel will feature games, jumpers, a photo booth, food, a chili cook-off, pie baking contest and free candy and popcorn (while supplies last.)   Chili cook-off and pie contestants must sign up to participate at the Calvary Chapel resource counter or by calling (951) 278-0600 View Flyer

Bob’s Big Boy Halloween Cruise

Come out to Bob’s Big Boy in Norco (3521 Hamner Ave, Norco) and check out the classic cars decked out for Halloween and take part in both adult and youth costume contests, Trunk or Treat, giveaways, a pumpkin patch and more!  The event goes from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  The Origami Owl Owlette’s will also be on hand hosting a toy drive collecting toys for children or gift cards for teens that will be delivered to Loma Linda Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald Children Hospital, and the  NDR Therapeutic Riding Center

Crossroads Trunk-n-Treat

Join Crossroads Chruch (2331 Kellogg Avenue, Corona) Halloween night for their annual Trunk-n-Treat event.  The event will kick off with a family worship service beginning at 5:00 p.m., followed by Trunk-n-Treat at 6:30 p.m. and a live magic show at 7pm and 8pm.  To host a trunk you must sign up here, and arrive between 2pm and 5pm Halloween night with 500 pieces of candy for trunk-n-treat guests.
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New Beginnings Community Church Star Wars Trunk-n-Treat

You don’t have to travel to a galaxy far far away to enjoy this trunk-n-treat.  Join New Beginnings Community Church (1769 Western Ave, Norco) starting at 5:30 p.m. as they host their Star Wars themed trunk-n-treat.

Olive Branch Community Church Trunk or Treat

Olive Branch Community Church’s (7702 El Cerrito Rd., Corona) Trunk or Treat is designed as a community outreach effort that anyone can take part in.  Bring the family and enjoy big slides, obstacle courses, jumpers, rock climbing wall, food for purchase (proceeds go to OBCS missions).  Event held from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Living Truth Christian Fellowship 4th Annual Harvest Fest

Come explore the new Living Truth Christian Fellowship campus (1009 Arsenal Way, Corona) as they host their annual community outreach effort featuring food, game booths, a petting zoo and more.

Living Water Church Light the Night

Join Living Water Church (1065 Railroad St. Corona) for a free Halloween event from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. featuring games, candy, a live DJ, prizes, an obstacle course and more.

Santiago’s 1st Annual Halloween Carnival

Join Santiago High School for their first ever Halloween Carnival.  The event will be held from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. in Santiago’s lower parking lot and entry is just $1.  There will be food trucks, games, henna, a maze, live bands, costume contests, movies and live zombies.  All are welcome.

Halloween Costume Party with 80z Allstars

Celebrate Halloween at M15 as they host the 80z Allstars for a Halloween Costume Party.  Enjoy a night of live covers of your favorite 80’s hits and showoff your Halloween costume.  This is an all ages show and tickets are just $15.  Doors open at 7pm. Purchase tickets here

Water Wheel Saloon Halloween Party & Costume Contest

Join Water Wheel Saloon (980 Sixth St, Norco) for their third annual Halloween Costume Party.  The fun kicks off at 8:00 p.m. and goes until closing.  They’re giving away $1000 in cash and prizes with $500 going to the best costume.

Sushi Kawa Killer Karaoke and Costume Party

Come out to Sushi Kawa (469 Magnolia Ave #101, Corona) from 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. for some Halloween Karaoke.  Dress up and take part in their costume party, and if you have the best costume you could win a $100 VISA gift card. View Flyer

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Yard Haunts

The Halloween Execution Show

Located next to Parkridge Elementary School (750 Corona Ave, Corona)

This annual Halloween night tradition will come to an end this year after a five-year run, and is expected to go out with a bang.  Come out and watch as they execute real people in the guillotine, electric chair and the gallows.  Each show is 10-15 minutes and will take place at 7:30, 8:15, and 9:00 p.m.

The Pirate Cove

692 Pointe Vista Lane, Corona

Gather up your crew and head down to this family friendly yard haunt that takes swashbuckling to a whole new level.  This annual haunt is pirate themed and features fun pirate themed decor thats sure to please adults and kids alike.

Nightmare Before Christmas House

3483 Bluff Street, Norco

Join Jack, Zero and some other familiar faces from Halloweentown as they take over this yard for Halloween, or perhaps its Christmas?  Regardless, fans of Tim Burton’s holiday classic The Nightmare Before Christmas will be sure to appreciate this festive yard decor.

Talbot Haunted House

2422 South Cota Avenue, Corona

This annual haunted house is open Halloween night and spans the home’s yard and garage.