Ghostly Pleasures

Boo-tiful fun abounds for Halloween

All dressed up and nowhere to go this Halloween? Check the following list of seasonal fun for all ages — most events are happening right in your own backyard!

Del Mar

Halloween Happening: Village Association's Oct. 25 event offers trick or treating from 2 to 5 p.m. and magic show from 4 to 5 p.m., L'Auberge Amphitheater, 1540 Camino del Mar; arts and crafts, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Del Mar Library; Fun at Pinky's Big Top face-painting and hair-coloring, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Del Mar Plaza. (858) 755-1179. www.delmarmainstreet.com

Scream Zone: 7 p.m. to midnight Friday-Saturday, 7 to 11 p.m. other nights, Oct. 22-31, Del Mar Scaregrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Triple Haunt: House of Horror, Haunted Hayride and The Chamber, $27.99; House of Horror or Haunted Hayride, $14.99, at www.ticketmaster.com/

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Pumpkin Station: Activities, rides, inflatables, slides, petting zoo and more throughout the park through Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Del Mar

Halloween Happening: Village Association's Oct. 25 event offers trick or treating from 2 to 5 p.m. and magic show from 4 to 5 p.m., L'Auberge Amphitheater, 1540 Camino del Mar; arts and crafts, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Del Mar Library; Fun at Pinky's Big Top face-painting and hair-coloring, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Del Mar Plaza. Kids get extra treats if they first pick up a Casper card at the amphitheater and library. (858) 755-1179. www.delmarmainstreet.com

Scream Zone: 7 p.m. to midnight Friday-Saturday, 7 to 11 p.m. other nights, Oct. 22-31, Del Mar Scaregrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Triple Haunt: House of Horror, Haunted Hayride and The Chamber, $27.99; House of Horror or Haunted Hayride, $14.99, at http://www.ticketmaster.com/venue/81980.

Pumpkin Station: Activities, rides, inflatables, slides, petting zoo and more throughout the park through Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Free parking and admission. 15555 Jimmy Durante Blvd. (858) 481-4254.

Concerts

Opening night: The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus will open its 55th season with a Beethoven-Bartok-Golijov concert conducted by Steven Schick. 8 p.m. Oct. 31-Nov. 1. Mandeville Auditorium.

Symphony concert: Dia de los Muertos, a Mexican Day of the Dead Celebration, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1, features the music of Mexico's greatest musicians with Mariachi Champana Nevin, vocalists Monica Abrego and Jorge Lopez-Yanez, and Ballet Folkloric Flores del Desierto. Tickets: $20-$85. (619) 235-0804, www.sandiegosymphony.com.

Bar party: Halloween Heat with Blasphemous Guitars, 9 p.m. Oct. 31, Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. $25. (858) 481-8140.

Worth a trip

Botanic Garden Fun. Scarecrow Overrun, 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 25, Hamilton Children's Garden. Great photo ops. Free with admission. Halloween Party and Parade, 9:30 to 11 a.m. or 11:15 to 12:45 p.m. Oct. 31 for ages 2-6, crafts, plant potting, treat hunting, snacks, Seeds of Wonder area. $12 per child, nonmembers $17 per child. Reservations required. San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. (760) 436-3036, ext. 222. E-mail SOW@sdbgarden.org.

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