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Whether you are looking for some incredible nature to explore or you want to find fun events and festivals, Santa Barbara is a great place to visit. The community here always makes for an interesting one to visit, especially as Halloween approaches. Endless costume parties, trick or treating opportunities, and celebrations dot this calendar, so there are plenty of fun things to do for this Santa Barbara Halloween.

Visit the Pumpkin Patch this Santa Barbara Halloween

Lane Farms Pumpkin Patch is the most charming pumpkin patch in the area. It is the perfect place to find the perfect pumpkin or to simply come to enjoy the scenery with a nice hot cider. You will find opportunities to take hay rides, traverse the fun corn maze, and to enjoy the petting zoo. You can take advantage any day of the week leading up to Halloween in October. Find it at 5091 Hollister Ave.

Meow-lloween at Cat Therapy

You will not find a fright here, but rather a fun time. The main event here are the adorable and cuddly friends that call this place home. Hang out with these cats amidst charming Halloween decorations as you enjoy snacks, hot spiced cider and more. Take advantage of one of the cat yoga classes that blend the rejuvenation of yoga with fun of hanging out with adorable kittens and cats. Find it on Halloween day at 1213 State St., and don’t forget your costume!

Murder Mystery Dinner

This night of fun and spooky mystery provides a great way to celebrate Halloween. This night blends an incredible 4-course meal with the excitement of discovering who the culprit is within the room. You will be transported back to the 1920s and living the like the Great Gatsby. Between tender pork loins and mushroom gravy, you must find the murderer in your midst before the night is through!

Find Your Paradise Retreat

You will love all the Santa Barbara Halloween events, but you will really love the endless beautiful vacation homes that are available throughout the entire year. Paradise Retreats is one of the top vacation rental companies in the area, and for years we have worked to ensure that the list of homes we provide represents the very best that Santa Barbara has to offer. You will love the comforts of home that are provided by charming décor, a full kitchen, and spacious living rooms and bedrooms. You will also love features that add a sense of luxury to your stay in high end furniture, beautiful views of a beautiful area, and added features like gas fireplaces, hot tubs, and more. Find your own paradise in one of our vacation rentals today!

Vacationing over any holiday can be daring proposition. It’s difficult to miss out on the traditional holiday celebrations you have at home, but it’s also possible that you will discover new traditions that are even more exciting and fun than what you have been doing—you never know until you try. And while Halloween isn’t like Christmas or Thanksgiving, your children will let you know if you mess up this spooky celebration; and if you are honest with yourself, you will be a little miffed yourself if you miss out on the chance to score some primo Halloween treats! If you’re planning on being in Santa Barbara Halloween weekend, however, you should have no fears. We excel in spooky celebrations of all kinds!

Trick or Treating

Let’s face it, Halloween is about the candy, and if you’re visiting the area for the first time, you are probably reluctant to let your children trick or treat in neighborhoods where the people are not known to you. Fortunately, there are a couple of options available to you that allow your kids to dress up in costumes and collect their treats safely. On Friday, October 28th, nearby Carpinteria is offering Downtown Safe Trick or Treating from 3:30 to 5:00, and then on Halloween night, Santa Barbara sponsors its own Downtown Trick or Treat from 3:00- 6:00, so let your ghouls and goblins dress up in their scariest costumes and spend the evening filling up their goodie bags safely.

Haunted Mission

Our second favorite Halloween activity involves scaring the socks off ourselves, and what better way to do that than a tour of a real haunted house? There’s no fake blood made out of ketchup or peeled grapes meant to signify eyeballs in the Santa Barbara Mission. With over 5000 former church members buried behind the church, you never know who you will encounter; but never fear—they are all friendly ghosts!

Adults Only Santa Barbara Halloween Parties

Embrace your inner nerd and dress up as your favorite superhero or villain at Blush Restaurant & Lounge on Halloween Night. $100 gift cards will be given to the best costume in each category, and the drinks and food will be delicious!

Paradise Retreats

Spooky good times are done right in Santa Barbara, and if you are staying in one of our luxurious and elegant Paradise Retreats vacation homes over Santa Barbara Halloween weekend, you are already ahead of the game! It’s never too late to start planning for next year’s activities, however, so book yours today and start planning your costume now!