If you're looking for a family-friendly Halloween event, then LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat is for you and your tadpoles 12 and under. The Frog Family was hoppin' excited to attend the first day of this awesome event, which kicked off Oct. 2, 2021. Our tadpoles sit at two ends of the ideal age group spectrum for this event and theme park, with a tween who still loves to build with LEGOs and wear a Halloween costume and a toddler who believes every day is a reason to dress up.
Our tadpoles are hopped up on LEGOLAND California for its age-appropriate rides, building opportunities, food and fun. Plus the SEA LIFE Aquarium and LEGOLAND Water Park are perfect additions to an already great park! Combine everything with one of their favorite holidays — Halloween — and it's almost too good to be true. But we promise all bricks and no tricks in this LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat guide!
Our LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat Overview
We have big news! This is the first year that Brick-or-Treat is an all-day ticketed event, which is good news for families with early bedtimes. You and your tadpoles can explore five themed areas throughout the park. With family-friendly entertainment, trick-or-treating, costume contests and more, there is so much to look forward to!
LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat Dates and Ticket Information
When does Brick-or Treat hoppen? Brick-or-Treat takes place every Saturday in October, and the entertainment and activities occur in the afternoon and evening. LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat dates are Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2021.
Here’s a look at the overall LEGOLAND operating hours for Brick-or-Treat days:
- LEGOLAND Theme Park — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- LEGOLAND Water Park — 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- SEA LIFE Aquarium — 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
All LEGOLAND visitors must have a dated ticket to visit LEGOLAND California. That means you'll need a ticket for one of the Saturdays in October to attend Brick-or-Treat. You can get your 1-Day LEGOLAND Brick-or-Treat tickets through your favorite froggy friends this year! We sell two LEGOLAND California Resort tickets that are valid for this event (child tickets are for ages 3 to 12 and tadpoles under 3 do not need a ticket):
- 1-Day LEGOLAND + SEA LIFE Aquarium + Brick-or-Treat Event Ticket for $118.99 per child and $124.99 per adult
- 1-Day LEGOLAND Resort Hopper + SEA LIFE Aquarium + Brick-or-Treat Event Ticket for $120.99 per child and $126.99 per adult
October can be quite warm in SoCal. If you think your tadpoles might want to visit the toadally cool LEGOLAND Water Park before getting in costume, spring for the Resort Hopper ticket, which includes the water park. It’s only $2 more than just the LEGOLAND + SEA Life option per ticket to make that splash. Parking is $25.
Entertainment at LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat
Catch some not-so-spooky, family-friendly entertainment and shows such as Midnight Monster Jam, Frankenbrick's Lab and The Witch’s Wand. Live entertainment gets going around 2 p.m. — well before midnight!
We toadally loved Frankenbrick's Lab at LEGO Show Place. You'll want to arrive early for a good seat for this indoor show. Showtimes are at 2 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. The 2 p.m. show will get your Halloween fun off to an early start and you out of the sun for a bit.
The Witch's Wand at the Courtyard Theater in Castle Hill was funny and magical. Enjoy your pumpkin-flavored Monster Shake from Castle Ice Cream while you watch. Shows are at 1:45 p.m., 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:45 p.m. and 7 p.m.
You do not have to wait until midnight for Midnight Monster Jam at Fun Town Stage. This dance show is at 2 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m. and 6 p.m. While in Fun Town, head to LEGO Life to personalize a Brick-or-Treat headband hat and create your own jack-o-lantern or monster.
The biggest surprise of the night was the Boo Crew Boogie. You can't miss this party near the park exit. Stars from all the shows unite with the LEGOLAND Boogie Brass Band for a spooktacular dance party. "Cause it's a thriller, thriller night ..." we just cannot stop singing.
Keep an eye to the sky for park-wide roaming stilt walkers and an interactive Goblin King — He's so funny. Your kids will have fun chatting with him. You can find him along the path from Club Astrobash to Castle Hill. Club Astrobash is a rooftop dance party on the Model Shop overlooking Miniland USA.
Can we ever get enough trick-or-treating? You do not need to answer that. Fill a bag with treats from 15 treat stations throughout the park. Pick up an Event Guide when you enter the park. It has a map, and treat stations are marked with a candy corn icon. Trick-or-treating starts at 3 p.m. Plastic treat bags are available at the park entrance and at treat stations if you don't have a bag or froget to bring one. Trick-or-treating is geared toward your kids. Remember to say, "Brick-or-Treat!"
Costume Parade and Costume Contests
Dress in your LEGO or Halloween best. Your tadpoles will want to show off their fun looks by participating in a costume contest parade. New for 2021, there are four costume parades throughout the day at 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Adults are encouraged to dress up, too, and join in the parade or watch their little ones strut their stuff.
You’ll need to register your tadpoles at least five minutes before the parade begins. You can sign up between 10 a.m. and 5:55 p.m. at a stand near Model Shop Alcove in Miniland. The contest is open to children ages 12 and younger. Guests older than 12 (including parents) may participate in the group category but must be accompanied by a younger child under the age of 12. If you want to sign up for more than one contest, you can. After the parade, gather on the lawn for dancing and to find out who won.
Three LEGOLAND judges will pick one winner for each category and contest:
- Best LEGO Costume — The prize is two LEGOLAND California Resort Hopper Tickets and a LEGO toy product (retail value is $290).
- Best Homemade Costume — The prize is two LEGOLAND California Resort Hopper Tickets and a LEGO toy product (retail value is $290).
- Best Group Costume — The prize is two LEGOLAND California Resort Hopper Tickets and a LEGO toy product (retail value is $340).
Those prizes are toadally worth putting in the effort to try to win. The winner's LEGOLAND California Resort Hopper Tickets expire Oct. 30, 2022, and must be used on or before that date. Any costume that the judges deem inappropriate for viewing by LEGOLAND guests will not be permitted in the contest.
A Brand-New Scare Zone
New for 2021, there is The Spider Queen's Lair Scare Zone at LEGOLAND in Fun Town. It was the perfect family-friendly introduction to Halloween mazes. This indoor experience is much gentler than the ones you would find at any adult Halloween event at other theme parks. (Yep, we are looking at you and your terrifying scare zones, Knott's Scary Farm.) We saw no tears and only smiles on kids exiting, but there are live actors and some spooky noises that could be too much for very sensitive little tadpoles. It was not Lily's favorite, but Tad had a blast.
Rides will be open all day and night, but a few close early at 5 p.m., such as:
- Dune Raider
- Pharaoh's Revenge
- Fairy Tale Brook
- Splash Battle
- Pirate Reef
Ride those early in the day! Rides under refurbishment will remain closed. For instance, Dragon Coaster is closed for the full event and throughout October.
Halloween-Themed Food and Beverages
It’s no secret that we frogs have a sweet tooth. You say "pumpkin spice" or "candy apple" and we’ll be there. So, we are hoppy to say that Halloween-themed food and beverage options are available all day each Saturday in October! Here’s a starting look at what to expect:
- Chili Mango Monster & Pumpkin Ice Cream
- Candy apples
- Themed cookies
- Purple crispy treats
- Apple cider
- Pumpkin crepes, shakes and lattes (There were no crepes available when we visited, but we found both the latte and Deluxe Monster Pumpkin Milkshake at Castle Ice Cream.)
Bricks and Treats
A LEGOLAND Halloween party is not complete without the bricks that put this park on the map. You can Build-a-Mini! Buy your own LEGO Minifigure pack, and build them. Then, either keep them or trade them at any of the in-park Minifigure Trading locations!
Your brick-loving treasure hunters may love the Brick-or-Treat Heist scavenger hunt video. They can access clues when they scan the clue QR Code and earn a special pop badge. Head to Fun Town and look for the magnifying glass near the Midnight Monster Jam Boo Crew to begin the journey.
Be on the lookout for LEGO meet and greets with LEGO Lord Vampyre, LEGO Witch, LEGO Mummy and LEGO Scarecrow. The meet and greet times are in the LEGOLAND app.
Check out Tad's video of LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat on our YouTube channel.
LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat Tips
Build upon a great day of fall fun with these tips:
- It’s an all-day event, but the Halloween fun, costume contests and more entertainment ramp up in the afternoon and evening with some shows starting at just before 2 p.m.
- Trick-or-treating kicks off at 3 p.m.
- Use the earlier part of the day for rides and building (or maybe even putting in some splash time at the LEGOLAND Water Park).
- The LEGOLAND Water Park is open on Brick-or-Treat days. Purchase a Hopper ticket that includes the water park to cool off or dip your toads in the water before the party heats up.
- Stay hydrated and remember to eat dinner (you can live off candy but we do not recommend it)! Here's our guide to the best LEGOLAND food.
- Wear comfortable shoes instead of costume shoes (walking from treat trail to treat trail can wear those flippers out).
- Check the weather and make sure your costumes will be comfortable (we always dress in layers as warm days can turn into cool nights).
- Bring a stroller or backpack to hold all of your candy.
- Bring face coverings and back-ups in case you lose them. While masks are no longer required for vaccinated guests, LEGOLAND strongly encourages unvaccinated guests to continue to wear them and requires them to be worn indoors.
- Get your camera ready for fun photo-ops throughout the park.
- Talk to your tadpoles about how everything they see is pretend and for fun.
- While you are there, check out the new LEGO Movie World!
- There is a SEA LIFE reptile encounter in The LEGO Movie World Outdoor Theater at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
- Stay for the Boo Crew Boogie (7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.)
- Don't save shopping at The Big Shop for the very end because a line to enter the store can form near closing.
Are you excited to visit LEGOLAND Brick-or-Treat? Tickets are selling out in a scary fast way, so be sure to purchase LEGOLAND tickets in advance.