Fall in Santa Monica is a wonderful time of year for both kids and adults alike. Tourists and locals enjoy the various festivals, pumpkin decorating contests, and the atmosphere of harvest in southern California. When we think of Santa Monica fall festivities, we think of fun!

There is never a lack of something to do during the fall in Santa Monica. Whether you enjoy sipping cider and eating donuts while watching a parade or you want to head to the pumpkin patch to pick your orange orb of autumn goodness, this town has got you covered.

Pumpkin Decorating At The Santa Monica Farmer’s Market

This is an exciting event for both the young and old to show off their creativity. Enjoy hanging out with your peers as you turn an ordinary pumpkin into a glittery, googly-eyed masterpiece. This fun event is located at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market, which allows you to do a little local shopping after you’ve decked out an adorable (or ghoulish) Halloween pumpkin.

All-You-Can-Carry Pumpkin Patch

You can’t truly get into the spirit of Santa Monica fall festivities without heading over to the pumpkin patch. Go to the Downtown Market with the family for a fun-filled pumpkin-picking outing. The cost is just $5, and this covers as many pumpkins as you can handle at one time! Wear your costume while you pick.

Main Street Howl-O-Ween

If you want your pets to get in on Santa Monica fall festivities, take them to the Main street Howl-O-Ween bash! Dress your furry friends up in cute costumes and enter them in the contest to win a prize. The event features local vendors, a scavenger hunt, pumpkin decorating, food trucks, and many other exhibitions perfect for pets.

Pacific Park Light Show On The Santa Monica Pier

Gather up your friends and family and head to the Santa Monica Pier for a Spooktacular light show on the incredible Pacific Wheel. You’ll be amazed by the 90ft tall pumpkin and ghost light exhibit.

Montana Avenue Halloween Hop

The Montana Avenue Halloween Hop is the perfect Santa Monica fall festivity that the whole family can enjoy. This little gem of Halloween fun is slated for October 31st from 3-6 pm. The event features trick-or-treating, goodies, shopping, and more.

Santa Monica Fall Festivities At Heal The Bay Aquarium

Head on down to the Fishy Fest at Heal the Bay Aquarium. You’ll love this event because it combines Halloween fun with Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Step into the Dorothy Green Room for a glow-in-the-dark oceanic adventure. Face painting and spooky storytelling are also scheduled.

Enjoy Santa Monica Fall Festivities At Big Dean’s Ocean Front Café

Our friendly staff at Big Dean’s Ocean Front Café is busy whipping up delicious foods and tasty drinks to indulge you and your friends and family. After a fun day exploring Santa Monica fall festivities, stop in for a bite to eat. Contact us for more information.

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