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October 1, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - October 31, 2022 @ 9:00 pm CDT
More colorful and shimmering than scary, San Diego Zoo’s HalGLOWeen provides an array of seasonal entertainment for little and big ghouls. This year’s glowing spectacular comes back with Dr. Zoolittle’s Tricks or Treats, enjoyable wildlife encounters, and awesome performances.
Groove to upbeat Halloween tunes, meet some of the Zoo’s “spooky” residents or play interactive games to win cool prizes. The event is packed with haunted and fun happenings, so prepare for an exciting, busy spooky celebration!
Dates and Details
HalGLOWeen glimmers every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October. The activities begin at 5 PM.
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It starts at 5, 6, 7, and 8 PM (30 minutes) at Front Street Stage, Front Street.
Let your dancing skills shine at Boolamoves! The Front Street Stage will become a big party dance floor this Halloween. Plus, there will be family fun games and other physical activities for teenagers.
It starts at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m. (30 minutes) at Front Street Stage.
Jump and groove among billions of glowing bubbles as Skeleton Band plays their hits.
Start at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m. (30 minutes) at Mercado, Front Street
Don’t forget to greet the playful scarecrow stilt walkers in the area.
Continues exhibit at Reptile House, Front Street
Peek into the lives of your favorite reptiles after the sun sets.
San Diego Zoo Rock Radio 201.8
From 5 PM to 9 PM at Oasis Outpost, Front Street
Sing along to the best Halloween songs played by DJs, which can be heard from the Mercado to Skyfari.
It starts at 5:15 PM, 6:15 PM, and 7:15 p.m. (15 minutes) at Rady Ambassador Presentation Area.
Get up close and personal with “scary” animals, such as snakes and bats, and learn more about their environmental contributions.
The Spiders' W.E.B.
From 5 PM to 9 PM at Desert Dunes, Wildlife Explorers Basecamp
Watch the talented acrobatic performers as they perform their complicated routines.
From 7 PM to 9 PM (Every 10 minutes) at Busy Bee Patio, Wildlife Explorers Basecamp
Belt out some HalGLOWeen-themed songs with Squash, Alicia, and Gourdon, the Zoo’s animated pumpkin singing troupe.
Starts at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m. (15 minutes) at Sydney’s Grill, Outback
Be amazed at Scare D. Cat’s acrobats, unicyclists, and aerialists acts.
Boo Crew: Dr. Harry & Friends
Starts at 5:45, 6:50, and 7:55 p.m. (20 minutes) at Boardwalk Beer Garden, Outback
Snap some selfies or groupies with Dr. Harry and Friends, all in their Halloween best.
5, 6:05, 7:10, and 8:15 p.m. (45 minutes) at Boardwalk Beer Garden, Outback
Enjoy pleasurable chills as you listen to the eerie organ keyboardist.
Dr. Zoolittle's Tricks & Treats
5, 6, 7, and 8 p.m. (30 minutes) Africa Rocks Stage, Africa Rocks
Dr. Zoolittle will join in the fun with interactive games and costume celebrations.
Bubble Dance Party
From 5 PM to 9 PM at Hua Mei Plaza, Asian Passage
Show off your moves as the DJ plays eclectic sounds, and look out for the release of billions of bubbles.
Dia de los Muertos Mariachi
5, 6, 7, and 8 p.m. (30 minutes) at Sabertooth Mexican Grill, Elephant Odyssey
Celebrate the season and life with the strolling mariachi band.
San Diego HalGLOWeen is included with San Diego Zoo tickets. Ages 11 and younger are free to enter.
Facial coverings are not required for visitors.
San Diego Zoo Packages and Other Attractions
Spice up your San Diego vacation by bundling your San Diego Zoo tickets with these other attractions:
- San Diego Zoo & SeaWorld Vacation Package
- San Diego Zoo & LEGOLAND® California Vacation Package
- San Diego Zoo Vacation Package
- SeaWorld & San Diego Zoo Ticket Combo
Experience San Diego HalGLOWeen
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Bask in the marvels of wildlife while enjoying interactive experiences and entertainment at HalGLOWeen. With live concerts, remarkable shows, and fun photo opportunities, you can expect that this party will be lit!