Are you looking for something spooky to do for Halloween 2016 in Tracy? Halloween is the one holiday where you’re expected to have a bit of fun and get up to no good (safely, of course). While you might be in the mood for some late night shenanigans, it can be difficult to decide exactly what to do in the weeks leading up to Halloween, and of course on the witchy night itself.
Last year, Tracy was home to the amazing Disney Villains musical Halloween light show – so what is the city going to do this year to top it? Whether you’re into haunted houses, loads of candy, or fun for the whole family, we’ve got a list of our favorite events for Halloween 2016 in Tracy and nearby cities.
Where: Tracy Branch Library, 20 E. Easton Ave., Tracy, CA 95376
When: October 27th, 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Every year the Tracy Branch Library (part of the Stockton San Joaquin County Public Library system) holds a Halloween party for kids of all ages. Festivities will involve lots of fun, lots of games, and of course, lots and lots of candy. Get your kids dressed up in costume (heck, dress yourself up while you’re at it) and get in the creepy crawly holiday mood.
Where: Downtown Plaza, E. 6th St. and Central Ave., Tracy, CA 95376
When: October 21st, 6:00 – 10:00 PM; after-party 8:00 – 10:00 PM
The ticket price gets you a free goodie back, food samples, and wine tasting access in downtown Tracy. This is a ladies’ only event, so put your witchy heels on and bring your brooms! Don’t forget to decorate a witch hat for a chance to win an award. Still feeling festive after having a few wine samples? The after-party includes a live DJ, bar, photo booth, and a space to get your dance on.
Where: Downtown Tracy, 20 W. 11th St., Tracy, CA 95376
When: October 29th, 3:00 – 5:30 PM
Downtown Tracy’s Halloween festivities are great fun for everyone in the family. Kids can trick-or-treat at the shops, and then watch the Costume March! If you’re lucky, you’ll even get to participate in the flash mob dance put on by the Academy of Performing Arts group.
Where: Northgate Village Shopping Center, 1005 Pescadero Ave. #111, Tracy, CA 95304
When: September 29th – October 31st; hours vary
Price: $15 – $100
Do you like being scared? How about petrified? If you answered yes and YES, then the Intermission Productions haunted house is just for you. Voted as the top haunted attraction in CA in years past, this is an experience that will leave a lasting impression (and maybe even give you nightmares). Aside from the haunted house, there will also be vendors, music and entertainment, a pumpkin patch, and more. A portion of the proceeds will go to several Tracy non-profit organizations.
Where: Tracy Toyota, 2895 N. Naglee Rd., Tracy, CA 95304
When: October 31st, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
You love cars, you love candy – why not combine the two? Toyota’s annual trunk-or-treat event happens on Halloween night at the Tracy Toyota dealership, providing a safe and fun environment for your kids to get candy and show off their costumes. Events include costume contests (for kids and canines), food and drink vendors, music, games, prizes, and more.
Where: Del’Osso Family Farm, 501 Manthey Rd., Lathrop, CA 95330
When: October 1st – 31st, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Price: $10 and up
Alright, here’s the deal. If you’re into corn mazes, getting lost, a little scared, and eventually finding your way out again, then you need to visit Dell’Osso Family Farms. This annual attraction features a pumpkin patch, corn maze, zip lines, pony rides, gem mining, pumpkin blasters, pumpkin painting, and much more. Plan to bring the whole family, and to spend at least a couple of hours exploring the farm in full.
Where: Bayfair Center, 15555 E. 14th St., San Leandro, CA 94578
When: October 1st – November 5th
Price: $25 – $75
If you’re trying to hit some of the best haunted houses this Halloween season, consider making a trek out to San Leandro. Why? Because it’s sure to take the cake in terms of terrifying twists and turns. This scream park is actually two separate haunted houses, each with their own freakish features. One is Grimm Fairytale themed, and the other is insanitarium, experienced in total darkness with only a flashlight to illuminate the way. Fridays and Saturdays have additional live entertainment events. Get ready to wet your pants at Fear Overload Scream Park this year.
Where: University Plaza Waterfront Hotel, 110 West Fremont St., Stockton, CA
When: October 22nd, 9:00 PM – 1:30 AM
Price: $15 – $25
In its 6th consecutive year, Stockton’s Freaknight is a chance to satisfy your Halloween kicks. Featuring three different dance rooms and live DJs, you can party the night away (in costume, of course) to the latest electronic music, Latin and throwback party classics, house hits, and more. If you love EDM and love to dance, then you’ll have a blast at Freaknight 2016. Remember – no costume, no entry, so wear your Halloween finest.
9. Banta Inn
Where: 2253 S. 7th St., Tracy, CA 95376
When: All year
The Banta Inn isn’t just a seasonal attraction – ghosts and spirits are said to haunt the premises year-round. But what better time to find out for yourself than during Halloween? Located just outside of Tracy, this haunted destination is full of secrets and spooky stories (many of which you can read online to prepare yourself before your visit). Currently, the inn operates as a steakhouse and bar, so you can enjoy a delicious meal, a drink, and maybe the company of a ghost (or two).
Where: Alameda County Fair Grounds, Valley Ave., Pleasanton, CA 94566
When: September 30th – October 31st; 7:00 PM – varies
Price: $30 – $80
Pirates of Emerson is a haunted theme park that’s seeing its 25th anniversary this year. There are five separate attractions: Laboragory, Holiday Horror, Hackshack, Daruk Gauntlet, Pirates of Emerson, as well as other nightly entertainment acts. Tickets get you access to all five attractions, so you’ll achieve maximum fun (and fright) at this event.
We’ve shared our favorite things to do for Halloween 2016 in Tracy and nearby areas. But what are YOUR plans for Halloween in 2016? Comment below and let us know if you’re staying in Tracy, traveling elsewhere, or visiting one of the attractions we listed above. And happy haunting!