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October 26, 2006

Disney's Halloween Time Disneyland joins in the holiday fun. Call for hours. Disneyland, 1313 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim. Today-Tue. $53-$63. (714) 781-4400.

Halloween Harvest Festival Pumpkins, two haunted houses, a haunted trail, rides, music, food and a corn maze. See The haunted house and trail hours are dusk to 10 p.m. weekdays; dusk to midnight weekends; open daily except Oct. 16, 17 and 23. Corn maze, 6498 DeSoto Ave., Woodland Hills. Today-Tue. Free admission to some activities; $12-$20 haunted house and trail admission. (818) 999-6300.

Haunt & Fall Festival This fall festival will feature food, pony rides, a petting zoo, rides, face painting, arts, crafts and live music. Also, there'll be a Halloween haunted house in the parking lot of the shopping mall. Northridge Fashion Center, 9301 Tampa Ave., Northridge. Today, 7-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 7 p.m.-midnight; Sun., 7-10 p.m.; Mon.-Tue., 7 p.m.-midnight. (323) 272-7326.

Knott's Scary Farm The annual transformation of the berry farm into the scary farm. New attractions include a maze based on the film "The Grudge 2." Knott's Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park. Today, 7 p.m.-1 a.m.; Fri.-Sat., 7 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sun.-Tue., 7 p.m.-1 a.m. $44-$49. (714) 220-5200.

Spooky Science: The Legend of Chupacabra Learn about the phenomenon of the chupacabra, a beast that is said to suck the blood of livestock and has been the subject of media reports throughout South America. Discovery Science Center, 2500 N. Main St., Santa Ana. Today-Nov. 5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.. $12.95, adults; $9.95, kids; 2 and younger, free. (714) 542-2823.

Corn Maze Treasure hunt theme inside the maze features indigenous animals. Lombardi Ranch, 29527 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Fri.-Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (661) 296-8697.

Fright Fest The theme park runs its Colossus roller coaster backward and adds haunted mazes, roaming zombies, spooky shows and other attractions to its usual mix of thrill rides. Six Flags Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Fri.-Tue., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $29.99-$59.99; 2 and younger, free. (661) 255-4100.

Hall of Horrors -- Haunted House New 3-D effects await those who enter this haunted house. Recommended for ages 8 and older. Heritage Community Center, 2900 S. Brea Canyon Road, Diamond Bar. Fri.-Sat., 6-9 p.m. $4. (909) 839-7070.

Halloween Ghost Train Ride The railroad museum will kick off its 50th anniversary with its sixth annual Halloween ride. See Los Angeles Live Steamers, 5202 Zoo Drive, L.A. Fri.-Tue., 7-9:30 p.m. Free. (323) 662-8030.

Halloween Horror Nights For the first time, visitors will be allowed to walk the back lots, where many film classics have been shot, as part of a living horror film. There will also be music, dancing and other attractions. See Universal Studios Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City. Fri.-Sat., 7 p.m.-midnight. $34-$49. (818) 622-3801.

Queen Mary's Shipwreck The legendary ocean liner hosts its 12th annual Halloween haunt with seven mazes, 400 performers, two nightly dance parties and live bands. See Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Pier J, Long Beach. Fri.-Tue., 7 p.m.-midnight. $30. (562) 435-3511.

Brick-or-Treat The theme park joins in the holiday spirit with costume contests, snacks and other fun. Legoland California, 1 Lego Drive, Carlsbad. Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $44-$57; 2 and younger, free. (760) 918-5346.

Dia de los Muertos The Hollywood Forever Cemetery features a procession through the grounds and community altars. Performances, art displays and Mexican cuisine round things out. Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Sat., 4-11 p.m. Free. (323) 447-0999.

Fiesta de los Muertos Annual celebration will feature street theater performances, strolling musicians, Aztec dancers, puppets, ballet folklorico and other family fun. Community altars will be on display Oct. 27-Nov. 2. El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, 125 Paseo de la Plaza, L.A. Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. (213) 625-7074.

Enchanted Hallow's Eve Star Eco Station offers trick-or-treating and other holiday attractions. Star Eco Station, 10101 W. Jefferson Blvd., Culver City. Sat.-Sun., 1-7 p.m. $5-$8; one child free per paying adult. (310) 678-8269.

Pumpkin Patch Party Pick a pumpkin from the ranch's pumpkin patch and carve a jack-o-lantern. Other activities include decorating trick-or-treat bags and feeding animals. Leonis Adobe Museum, 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. Sat., 1-4 p.m. $1-4; half-priced admission for guests in costume. (818) 222-6511.

Spooktacular An outdoor screening of Hayao Miyazaki's animated film "My Neighbor Totoro." Come in costume, bring blankets and lawn chairs. Rose Scharlin Nursery School, 2414 Lake View Ave., Los Angeles. Sat., 5 p.m. $8. (323) 661-1319.

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