If your ideal Halloween involves celebrating as a big group with friends and family, then make plans for a group outing to California’s Great America for a night of thrills and tricks and treats.
Every year California’s Great America amusement park in Santa Clara gets dressed up for Halloween and throws a party. In addition to the thrilling rides and roller coasters available year-round, there’s live Halloween-themed entertainment, seasonal treats including candy, and special activities including a costume contest. For 2023, the party is a family-friendly affair so feel free to bring the young ones.
Even if the 49ers are not playing, you can make it a weekend getaway by adding a visit to Santa Clara’s Koreatown. Korean barbecue restaurants are great fun for groups, and you can follow it up with soju and karaoke at a nearby karaoke bar.
Halloween isn’t just for kids! Get your friends or family together and celebrate the holiday with a weekend getaway in Santa Clara.
Arrive on Friday and enjoy a Korean barbecue dinner and karaoke bar with your group. Then, spend Saturday riding the roller coasters and enjoying the Halloween activities at Great America. On Sunday, watch a game at Levi’s Stadium if the 49ers are playing at home. Or spend the morning enjoying a leisurely brunch before driving back.
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When to Go
Great America’s Halloween festivities start in late September and run through October on select nights.
Tickets for Great America’s Tricks and Treats event start at $49 per person. 49ers tickets start at $91, but realistically tickets average around $250.