In just 10 days boys and girls of all ages will descend upon Corona’s streets playing tricks and seeking treats in celebration of Halloween. But aside from the usual trick or treating door to door, Corona and Norco have a number of events throughout the community that allow residents of all ages to take part in Halloween fun. Check out our list below of exciting Halloween happenings, and be sure to visit our Corona/Norco events calendar for more up and coming local fun.
Crossroads Haunted Village
Fridays & Saturdays in October & Halloween Night, 7:00 p.m. – Midnight
Corona’s premier haunted attraction, Crossroads Haunted Village returns for it’s seventh year. This fun filled event features five haunted attractions, a black market and magic show and is unlike any haunt in the Inland Empire. Find out more about this year’s haunt dates and prices here.
Halloween Light Shows
Nightly Through Halloween
The home at 953 Mangrove Circle has scared up some fun with a Halloween light show that runs nightly as soon as it gets dark until 10pm on weekdays and 11pm on weekends. For the full effect be sure to tune your radio to 107.3 to sing along with the ghostly lights.
Another home with a smaller show can be found at the corner of Adobe Avenue and Manzanita Avenue. To hear the music along with the show tune your radio to 100.9FM.
Dos Lagos Stadium 15 Classic Horror Film Screenings
Various Dates & Times Throughout October
Time’s running out to catch some classic scares on the big screen at Dos Lagos Stadium 15 theaters. Beginning October 24, the theater will play the 1978 John Carpenter classic Halloween at select times daily through October 30.
Then for two nights only, October 29th and 30th, the theater will play the horror classics Frankenstein and Dracula back-to-back starting at 7:00 p.m. as part of their ongoing Cinema Classics series.
Finally on Halloween night the theater will end the Halloween season with a late night showing of the 1975 comedy horror classic, the Rocky Horror Picture Show with a live shadow cast. Details on specific dates, times and prices can be found here.
Chick-fil-A Family Night: Pumpkin Decorating
Tuesday, October 21, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Join Chick-fil-A at The Crossings ( 3555 Grand Oaks, Corona) for a fun filled night of pumpkin decorating as part of their weekly family nights. Attendees will have the opportunity to decorate their very own pumpkin just in time for Halloween. Crafts are available while supplies last so be sure to show up early!
Norco College 20th Annual Harvest Festival
Friday, October 24, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The is a family friendly event that is free for all to enjoy. The event will take place in the amphitheater front of the Wilfred J. Airey Library at Norco College (2001 Third Street, Norco.) Fun includes games, prizes, contests and more!
Temescal Valley’s 3rd Annual Spooktacular Trunk or Treat Halloween Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 25, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
This family friendly event has something for everyone! Join the residents of Temescal Valley at Deleo Regional Sports Park (25655 Santiago Canyon Road, Corona) for a wide array of free activities including a pumpkin patch, food vendors, costume parade, games, bounce houses and obstacles, trunk or treat, and spooky crafts. For more information call (951) 210-1580
Halloween Spooktacular Car Show & Costume Contest
Saturday, October 25, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Celebrate Halloween the Bob’s Big Boy way with a fun filled car show and costume contest. This spooktacular event will feature costume contests, raffles, ghostly pie walks, music and more! Adults wearing costumes will receive a ticket for a drawing of $50. Special awards to be presented to the best decorated, best orange, and best black vehicles at the event. The event will take place at Bob’s Big Boy in Norco (3521 Hamner Ave., Norco)
Inland Vineyard Church 2014 Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 25, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Join Inland Vineyard Church (935 N Mckinley St. Corona) for their Candy Land Harvest Festival! Enjoy trunk-n-treat, bounce houses, food, face painting, raffles, photo ops and more! Sure to be fun for the whole family.
American Legion Children’s Halloween Party
Sunday, October 26, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Corona families are invited to bring their little ones for an afternoon of Halloween fun at the American Legion Post 742 (1557 Yorba St., Corona) $2 donation per person includes a hotdog, chips, and a drink. Weather Permitting Mendozas snowcones will also be on hand for the event. Costumes are encouraged, so come in your Halloween best!
Red Ribbon Family Fun Festival
Sunday, October 26, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Red Ribbon Week and Halloween all in one festival. The Red Ribbon Family Fun Festival will take place at Promenade Park (615 Richey St., Corona) and will offer free entertainment and activities for the whole family. There will be more than 40 vendors including games and activities, craft vendors, pony rides, a bounce house, food and more! Attendees are encouraged to wear their Halloween costume to be entered into the event costume contest.
Sunday, October 26, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saddleback Church is turning the Santiago High School campus into a giant party. Join them for a night of food, games, rides, trunk-or-treat, mechanical bull, rock climbing wall, food trucks and more! The event is free, but you must register for tickets here.
Chick-fil-A Family Night: Costume Party
Tuesday, October 28, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Join Chick-fil-A at The Crossings ( 3555 Grand Oaks, Corona) for a second helping of Halloween fun during their Halloween costume party. The event will feature face painting, balloons, music, and more!
Centennial High School Harvest Festival
Tuesday, October 28, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Join Centennial High School for an evening of tricks and treats featuring food trucks, games, a haunted house, and trunk or treating starting at 6:00 p.m. Admission to the event is free with food and games costing a nominal fee. Events will take place in the main gym quad and will feature music from 99.1 KGGI’s DJ Nick Nack.
Hidden Valley Chiropractic Office Spooktacular
Thursday, October 30, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Join the staff of Hidden Valley Chiropractic (1675 Hamner Ave. #2, Norco) for an afternoon of freaky fun, frightening food, vampire blood and trick or treating. Kids of all ages welcome and there will also be a costume contest!
Thursday, October 30, 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Riverside County Children & Families Commission, better known as First 5 Riverside, is inviting parents-to-be and families with babies, toddlers or preschoolers to dress up and join the Books-R-Treats celebration at the Corona Barnes & Noble (2470 Tuscany Street, Corona.) There will be stories, crafts, costume parades, free resources and special guests throughout the event.
The community can help put books in the hands of Riverside County children through Barnes & Noble purchases at any store Oct.30 through Nov.4. Simply present code #11397445 at any register or online. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to First 5 Riverside to distribute books to as many Riverside County children through age 5 as possible.
Halloween Night Events
Covenant Life Christian Fellowship Harvest Festival
Covenant Life (211 East Sixth St., Corona) offers a fun and exciting environment for all ages and advertises their Harvest Festival as a “safe community outreach” for everyone. Each year, they welcome over 1,000 area residents throughout the evening and provide free games, free attractions, and free candy to all in attendance. The fun kicks off at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m.
Crossroads Trunk ‘N’ Treat
Join Crossroads Church (2331 Kellogg Avenue, Corona) from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.for their 2014 Trunk N’ Treat. Bring your little ones in costume and enjoy games and candy in a safe, friendly environment. Food, music, and trunks full of candy are all part of the fun. Get full event details and times here.
Olive Branch Community Church Trunk or Treat
Join Olive Branch Community Church (7702 El Cerrito Rd., Corona) from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. for a huge community outreach event open to the public. The event will feature fun and games for the whole family as well as a chili cookoff. For more details on the event and how to sign up your vehicle or be part of the chili cookoff visit the Olive Branch Community Church calendar.
Waterwheel Saloon & Deli 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat
The Waterwheel in Norco, (980 6th St, Norco) is hosting it’s 2nd annual trunk or treat. Bring your car, bring your candy, and enjoy a scary good time for the whole family. From 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. enjoy treats and games for all ages and be sure to stop in for some additional prizes and treats from nearby stores, Rodeo Burger, Los Montes, Bullseye Pizza, and Boot Barn. Adults stay late and participate in the Waterwheel Costume Party with prizes being awarded at Midnight.
Living Truth Christian Fellowship Harvest Festival
Join Living Truth Christian Fellowship (1114 W Ontario Ave., Corona) for a night of family fun including games, candy, food vendors, jumpers, slides, a petting zoo and pumpkin patch from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Admission is free!
The Shops at Dos Lagos Evening of Trick or Treating
Visit the shops at Dos Lagos (2780 Cabot Dr., Corona) from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for an evening of trick or treating at your favorite stores. While you’re there, be sure to swing by Trader Joes’ pumpkin patch. Costumes encouraged, however full face paint and masks will not be permitted.
New Beginnings Community Church Annual Halloween Trunk N Treat Event
Join New Beginnings Community Church (1769 Western Ave., Norco) for an evening of Halloween fun during the annual Halloween Trunk N Treat event. The fun kicks off at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 9:00 p.m. Event to feature carnival style games, free food, costume contest, pony rides, candy, vendors, music and more!
10th Annual Haunted House to Support Santiago Baseball & Cheer
October 31st & November 1st from Dusk until Midnight
Visit the Haunted House (1512 Suncountry Circle, Corona) for it’s tenth year of fear and help Santiago Baseball and Cheer. Admission is free, however donations are accepted to benefit the two Santiago clubs.
Know of another Halloween event taking place in Corona or Norco leading up to Halloween 2014? Let us know and we’ll add it to the list!
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