The annual LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat Halloween Party Nights Celebration is a family-friendly fall tradition. Guests are invited to dress in costume (even the grown ups!) and participate in special activities, trick-or-treating and energetic dance parties during this special event. LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat takes place on select evenings in Autumn and guests must have a special event ticket to stay for the party. Read more for the tips on taking the kids to the LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat party!
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LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat Party Nights Halloween Celebration
I’ve been attending the LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat with my kids since it’s inception! We enjoy the party exclusive entertainment, generous treat stations and the all-around vibrant energy throughout the park. LEGOLAND is already so much fun during the day, especially for preschoolers and elementary-aged kids. Be sure to keep reading and see how you can combine enjoying the park and still stay late for the party!
When is the Brick-or-Treat Party in San Diego?
Brick-or-Treat Party Nights at LEGOLAND is the biggest kids’ Halloween celebration in San Diego and offers children and their families trick-or-treating and entertainment throughout the Park. It takes place each every Saturday night (Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, & 27) at 5 p.m. when LEGOLAND California transforms into a not-too-spooky Halloween party. If you have a ticket for the LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat Party Nights, guests are permitted to enter the park as early as 4 pm. However the Halloween festivities do not begin until 5.
LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat Entertainment
The Model Shop roof is the home to The AstroBash, a space themed dance party. There will also be a Midnight Monster Jam at Fun Town Stage where you can boogie down with the monster crew. New this year at Frankenbrick’s Lab, kids participate in an interactive show. They’ll have the chance to act as scientists on stage and create their own slime! Mail Order Monsters also returns to the Courtyard Theatre. The night continues its themed entertainment with “The Curse of the Hallowmeenie” show and entertainment from The Witchettes.
This year features a Ghost Cruise adventure, a pop-badge challenge through Fun Town, a theater show in Castle Hill, a fall festival complete with a LEGO pumpkin patch building activity and blue-grass style music in LEGO Friends Heartlake City.
Brick-or-Treat Entertainment Tip: You likely won’t be able to experience ALL the shows in one evening. Choose your favorites and check the guide upon entering to note the times. Most locations are standing room only so arrive early if you prefer being closer to the action.
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Is it Crowded at LEGOLAND Halloween Party?
A large majority of the rides and attractions will be open during the Party Nights event. However, you’ll still need to pick and choose what you want to do during the course of the four hour event. Brick-or-Treat is a limited ticket event, but that doesn’t necessarily mean lighter crowds.
The crowds for this event tend to get heavier the closer to Halloween, so if you want to avoid the heavy crowds, plan to attend in early October. It’s a good idea to ask the kids pre-trip which of the attractions they are most interested in and do those things as you’ll not be able to do them all.
More Brick-or-Treat Details
LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat Party Nights is a special event and admission can be purchased for as low as $49 if purchased online in advance. Guests can purchase a full 2nd day Resort Hopper ticket to enjoy LEGOLAND California, SEA LIFE aquarium and LEGOLAND® Water Park. Special event ticket holders can enjoy costume contests, trick-or-treating at candy stations filled with tasty goodies and other surprises, festive music and live entertainment.
Upon entering for the event, every guest will receive a treat bag. You’ll also be given a wristband that designates guests to stay in the park for the LEGOLAND Halloween event. Anyone not wearing a wristband will need to leave the park once the party time begins. Those with Party Nights tickets may enter the park one hour before the party begins. I highly recommend this to really maximize your time!
Brick-or-Treat Nighttime Tip: It can be quite dark in some areas of the Park after night fall. Consider having the kids carry glow sticks, wear glow jewelry or even bring a compact flashlight.
Trick-Or-Treat LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat Tips
There are 16 treat stations with specialty items including a LEGO commemorative Brick, a copy of LEGO Life Magazine and a bonus treat station inside SEA LIFE Aquarium.
The LEGO themed treat stations and candy carts offer a safe, fun and entertaining trick-or-treating experience for all to enjoy. The last year we attended, we received Clif Kids Z-Bars, Twizzlers, Honest Kids juice pouches and commemorative LEGO bricks. All guests will receive a complimentary treat bag to hold their goodies. You may want to bring a backpack since the kids will likely tire of carrying the bags on and off the attractions.
Treat lines are now designed with barriers and have “End of the Line” signs with the name of the treat being given. This is a big improvement over prior years when the lines weren’t divided off from the regular thru-traffic in pathways.
LEGOLAND Costume Dress-Up
Kids and adults are encouraged to dress up when attending the Brick-or-Treat Party. Check the website for certain guidelines before arriving in costume (nothing gory or inappropriate, of course). If you have a particularly awesome ensemble, consider entering the costume contest. Prizes include LEGOLAND California admission tickets, LEGOLAND Hotel stays and LEGO toys.
Is There Food at Brick-or-Treat?
Yes, many of the restaurants are open during the special event. However at just four hours of LEGOLAND Halloween Party time, I’d recommend eating earlier. On a prior visit, we didn’t heed this advice and used up 45 minutes out of our limited event time to sit down and eat. This really impacted what we were able to see and do during the event.
When is the Brick-or-Treat LEGOLAND Halloween Party?
LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE Aquarium are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on select dates throughout October and LEGOLAND Water Park is open weekends 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. through October 28.
With special event admission to Brick-or-Treat Party Nights on Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, & 27, guests can extend their day until 9 p.m. at both LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE Aquarium to enjoy all the Halloween festivities plus add on a 2nd day Resort Hopper to extend the fun all weekend long.
Staying at the LEGOLAND Hotel?
The LEGOLAND Hotel and LEGOLAND Castle Hotel will host their own Halloween celebrations Friday and Saturday nights. At the LEGOLAND Hotel, guests can dance at The Monster Bash and enjoy “monster training”. The LEGOLAND Castle Hotels holds a Royal Carnival with juggling, acrobatics and other games, plus a Musical Monsters Show and the Trickster Brigade. On October 31st, guests will be treated with candy giveaways, exclusive entertainment, a dance party and a special visit from Brick-Or-Treat Characters exclusively for Hotel guests. It’s a perfect way to celebrate a LEGOLAND Halloween!
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