Celebrating Day of the Dead in Old Town San Diego

Dia de los Muertos is an Annual Tradition

Are you familiar with Day of the Dead? Also known as Dia de los Muertos, this long-standing Mexican tradition is two-day celebration held on November 1st and 2nd each year. It is a time to remember and joyously celebrate the dearly departed in a lively, festive way. Families create special altars to honor and remember […]

Closer Look at the Pumpkins of Main Street

Disneyland Details for Halloween Time

Halloween Time is here at the Disneyland Resort! For the past several years, Disneyland has been the main feature of the Halloween décor. New this year (2017), Disney California Adventure is also decorated for Halloween Time. Seeing the Happiest Place on Earth all decked out for Halloween is a highlight for many visitors. One of […]

How to Make Caramel Apple Spiced Cider

& Experiencing Autumn in San Diego, CA

Hello Fall! Are you ready for shorter days, cooler temperatures, and autumn colors? Living in southern California the change in seasons is often subtler than in other parts of the country. However, there are still ways to welcome autumn and celebrate the traditions of fall even in sunny San Diego. One of my favorite traditions […]

The Story Behind Disneyland’s Halloween Tree

Celebrating Halloween – Across Space and Time

Autumn is officially here! Halloween decorations are beginning to grace homes and businesses alike. Although the weather may not feel like fall yet here in southern California – where it was over 100 degrees Fahrenheit this week – we are getting ready for Halloween. The Happiest Place on Earth decorates for the fall festivities of […]

Grim Grinning Ghosts and More

As the sun begins to go down on a fun day at the Happiest Place on Earth, a group of foolish mortals gather for a special Halloween tour. Each autumn for the past few years, a unique opportunity has been available for those who wish to experience an eerie evening of harmless pranks and attractions […]

Jack O’Lanterns Take Over the SD Safari Park

Imagine a nighttime stroll with carved pumpkins that have been transformed into glowing artwork masterpieces along a meandering path under the stars. Well imagine no more! Simply visit Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns this October to see this glowing spectacle for yourself. You’ll be amazed at the creations and delighted by the scenes portrayed with […]

6 Tips for a Frightfully Good Time at Knott’s Scary Farm

Do you dare to visit the nighttime scare event at the theme park that started it all? Scare Zones. Roaming Monsters. Haunted Trails. Chilling Mazes. For over 40 years in late September and throughout October, Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California transforms at night into Knott’s Scary Farm. The entire 160 acre park becomes […]

Trick-or-Treating Theme Park Style

Everywhere you look, it’s beginning to look like Halloween. Costumes and candy for sale. Spooky decorations on display. Kids of all ages like to celebrate Halloween. Thanks to some local theme parks, the party starts in late September and lasts all through October. Disneyland, LEGOLAND, and Sea World all offer special events that offer family-friendly […]

Fall Favorite with a Twist at Disneyland

It’s almost autumn and that means it’s time for apples – especially caramel dipped apples! At the Disneyland Resort, the harvest and Halloween celebration is in full swing through November 1st during “Halloween Time”. On Main Street, the Candy Palace offers several specialty treats throughout the year. Many of them are handmade daily at the […]