Our Bricktastic Guide to LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat

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Summary

If you're looking for a family-friendly Halloween event, then the LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat Monster Party is for you and your tadpoles 12 and under. The Frog Family was hoppin' excited to attend this awesome event in 2023. 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 Bricktastic Guide to LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat - Lord Vampyre wants to meet you

 

Overview of LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat Monster Party

We have big news! Brick-or-Treat is back with more dates and new entertainment in 2023. Monsters are taking over the park to host a Monster Party in the park. This Halloween party takes place during regular park hours, which is good news for families with early bedtimes. You and your tadpoles can explore themed areas throughout the park. With family-friendly live entertainment, trick-or-treating, costume contests, limited attractions and more, there is so much to look forward to and nothing to be scared of!

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 Monster Party guide!

Our Bricktastic Guide to LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat - Park entrance decorated with spider webs

Here is the link to the 2023 guide and event map. You can use it to plan out your shows and to find your favorite characters and treat trails.

LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat Dates & Tickets

LEGOLAND California Brick or Treat - Costumed Guests in Front of Ghost

When does Brick-or-Treat hoppen? Brick-or-Treat has more dates than last year! What a treat! Brick-or-Treat takes place every Saturday from Sept. 16 through Oct. 29, 2023, and includes Sundays in October. The entertainment and activities mostly occur in the afternoon and evening. LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat 2023 dates are:

  • Sept. 16, 23 and 30 (Saturdays)
  • Oct. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29 (Saturdays and Sundays)

The festivities run from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Here’s a look at the overall LEGOLAND operating hours for Brick-or-Treat days (check the calendar as times are subject to change):

  • LEGOLAND Theme Park — 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • LEGOLAND Water Park — 12 p.m to 4 p.m.
  • SEA LIFE Aquarium — 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturdays but closes at 6:30 p.m. on Sundays

All LEGOLAND visitors 2 and up must have a dated ticket to visit LEGOLAND California. That means you'll need a ticket for one of the Saturdays during the event to attend Brick-or-Treat. You do not need a separate party ticket to this all-day event. If you have an annual pass that is blocked on Brick-or-Treat dates, you can purchase a Monster Pass for $19.99.

LEGOLAND California Brick or Treat - Map and Event Guide

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 a few dollars more than just the LEGOLAND + SEA Life option per ticket to make that splash. Parking is $30.

LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat Special Entertainment

Our Bricktastic Guide to LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat - A candy Coated Curse show

Catch some not-so-spooky, family-friendly entertainment and shows! Live entertainment gets going around 2 p.m. — well before midnight!

Our Bricktastic Guide to LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat - Lego Monsters hold guitars

In 2023, live shows include:

  • The Monster Rock Off - This takes place at the Miniland lawn at 7:15 and 8:15 p.m. Watch Monster Rocker, Tiger Woman, Wolf Guy and Zombie Cheerleader battle for the title of "Best Rocker!"
  • Once Upon a Brick: The Tale of the Wolf Guy - Head to the Castle Stage at 2:30, 3:30 5:00 and 6 p.m. to hear this tale of Wolf Guy.
  • The Great Monster Chase 4 movie - Find out what hoppens when four tweens try to sneak into a monster party. This 12-minute show starts in the morning, so it's a good show to knock out before the party kicks off.

Our Bricktastic Guide to LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat - Zombie cheerleaders perform

The Grave Diggers Band - This band plays at The Beginning Stage at 3:45, 5:00, 6:20 and 8:30 p.m.

The Skeleton Brass Band - This show is at The Beginning Stage at 4:30 and 6:00 p.m.

Zombie Cheer Crew - What do we want? Brains! When do we want them? Now! Catch some drop-dead killer moves at the LEGO Show Place Theater at 2:45, 4:00 and 5:30 p.m.

Pirate Captain's Shipwreck Shanty - Head near the Burger Kitchen in Pirate Shores at 3:00, 4:45, 5:45 and 7:30 p.m. to help sea scallywags solve ghostly riddles.

Scavenger Hunt - Oh no! The Monsters-only party toured through five Miniland U.S.A. cities and lost an instrument in each of them! Can you find and photograph their saxophone, keyboard, drumsticks, guitar and bass? Share your findings with the Very Important Monster teams at the information booth in Miniland U.S.A. to receive a scented pop badge.

LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat Characters & Rides

Our Bricktastic Guide to LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat - VIM Show

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 2023 event guide and LEGOLAND app. Here's where to find them:

Lord Vampyre - Miniland Lawn

Tiger Woman - The Beginning Stage

LEGO Monster Rocker or Rocker - Next to Mindstorms

LEGO Spider Lady The Castle Stage

LEGO Scarecrow - Explorer Island

LEGO Green Witch - Fun Town next to Fire Academy

LEGO Mummy - Land of Adventure

Keep an eye on the sky for park-wide roaming stilt walkers such as the Grave Digger and Haunted Lady) and an interactive Goblin King — He's so funny. Your kids will have fun chatting with him. Last year you could find him along the path from the Model Shop to Castle Hill.

Rides

There is a new ride overlay this year. It's a disco inferno with Disco music taking over the Dragon Coaster. Boogie down to a groovy monster soundtrack and party lights.

Rides are open all day and night, but a few may 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.

A Wacky Witch Trail

Our Bricktastic Guide to LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat - Entrance to Monster Scare Zone

The Wacky Witch Trail at LEGOLAND looms over Fun Town. It is the perfect family-friendly introduction to Halloween mazes and now includes candy! 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 and SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream.) We saw no tears and only smiles from kids exiting, but there were 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. It is open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. The line moves fast and may be shorter towards the end of the night.

LEGOLAND California Brick or Treat - Family of Ghosts

LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat Costume Information

The whole family can dress up in costume at Brick-or-Treat. There are costume parades and costume contests.

LEGOLAND California Brick or Treat - LEGO Ninjago

Dress in your LEGO or Halloween best. Your tadpoles will want to show off their fun looks by participating in a V.I.M. Costume Party and contest parade on the Miniland Lawn. There are four costume parades throughout the day. The first one is recommended for ages 0-6, but all ages are welcome.  Contests are at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Adults are encouraged to dress up, too, and join in the parade or watch their little ones strut their stuff.

Our Bricktastic Guide to LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat - Mom and child wear matching skeleton costumes and show candy.

LEGOLAND California Brick or Treat - Costumed Family

You’ll need to register your tadpoles at least ten minutes before the parade begins. You can sign up between 10 minutes before each party at the Miniland Lawn Information Booth.  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:

  • The Best Monster Costume
  • Best Homemade Costume
  • Best Group Costume

Those prizes are toadally worth putting in the effort to try to win, BTW. Any costume that the judges deem inappropriate for viewing by LEGOLAND guests will not be permitted in the contest.

LEGOLAND California Brick or Treat - Kids Trick or Treat

Trick-or-Treating at LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat

Can we ever get enough trick-or-treating? You do not need to answer that. Fill a bag with treats from several 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 an orange cauldron. Trick-or-treating starts at 3 p.m.

There are allergy-free options on the right side of the park (near Castle Hill and other areas). Candy options included Smarties, Laffy Taffy and Sour Patch Kids. At Fun Town, we found chocolates and other candies. 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!"

LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat Food and Merchandise

It’s no secret that we frogs have a sweet tooth. You say "pumpkin spice" or "candy apple" and we’ll be there. When it starts to get chilly, you can warm up with hot apple cider from Granny's Apple Fries.

LEGOLAND California Brick or Treat - Pumpkins and ShakeWe are hoppy to say that Halloween-themed food and beverage options are available all day each Saturday in October! Look for candy corn icons on the map to find specialty treats that may include:

  • Pumpkin Ice Cream
  • Candy apples
  • Themed cookies
  • Purple crispy treats
  • Creepy Crêpe at Cloud Cuckoo Crêpes
  • Witches Wacky Rice Pudding
  • Apple cider and themed apple fries at Granny's Apple Fries
  • Pumpkin crepes, shakes and lattes

Check out Tad's video of LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat 2021 on our YouTube channel!

LEGOLAND California Brick-or-Treat Tips

Build upon a great day of fall fun with these tips:

LEGOLAND California Brick or Treat - Costumed Stilt Walkers

  • Purchase dated tickets early as they could sell out.
  • It’s an all-day event, but the Halloween fun, costume contests and more entertainment ramp up in the afternoon around 2 p.m. with some shows starting earlier.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Don't save shopping at The Big Shop for the very end because a line to enter the store can form near closing.
  • 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!
  • Look at the online event map and event guide.

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. 

Related: What You Need to Know About Hopping to LEGOLAND California Water Park

Related: How to Have Spooktacular Halloween Fun at SeaWorld San Diego

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Oct 9, 2023 at 4:21 a.m. Heather Says...

For the month of October it says kids are free. Does this include for the brick or treat as well?

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Oct 9, 2023 at 8:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather!

All tickets purchased require a date to be selected during purchase, including the Kids Go Free tickets. For Brick-Or-Treat, admission tickets dated for Brick-Or-Treat event days include the event. So during purchase, if the event date shows as available on the calendar for your point of purchase, then your ticket would be eligible for Brick-Or-Treat. The Kids Go Free offer has a specific promotional link, so you'd have to use that link and see if it lets you book a Brick-Or-Treat day or not.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 7, 2023 at 3:57 p.m. Rachel Chappell Says...

So, we don't have to buy a separate admission ticket? I've read different things from different people/bloggers. I feel like this is different from past years!!! If so, that's amazing!

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Sep 18, 2023 at 12:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rachel!

All tickets purchased require a date to be selected during purchase. Admission tickets dated for Brick-or-Treat event days include the event. If you have annual passes, it depends on your pass tier and its blackout dates. If you have the Elite Pass, all you'd have to do is make a Brick-Or-Treat reservation here. All other Silver, Gold and Platinum passholders would need to purchase a passholder Brick-Or-Treat ticket ($19.99 per person).

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Mar 27, 2023 at 11:07 a.m. Woody Says...

Hello!

Trying to plan an itinerary for September and hoping brick or treat will be on in the last 2 weekends of September. The legoland website says October Saturdays but hoping (by the looks of the black out calendar) we might get lucky and have some September Saturdays too? Hoping you are Nostradamus and can help ????

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Mar 27, 2023 at 8:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Woody!

We don't know for sure yet, but it is possible that there may be some September Saturdays, as last year's Brick-or-Treat took place on Sept. 17 and 24. We'll update this post once we hear any details for the 2023 event, so keep hopping back!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 28, 2022 at 8:12 p.m. Kristen K. Says...

If we get the One child free ticket with purchase of any adult ticket for October, do we still get access to the monster party and events?

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Aug 30, 2022 at 10:16 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristen!

The Brick-Or-Treat Monster Party is included with regular park admission!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 23, 2023 at 5:23 p.m. Guillermina Oropeza Says...

Hi!

If I buy a Kids Go Free ticket in the date of Brick or Treat Event, the child go free to the event?

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Oct 2, 2023 at 10:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Guillermina!

All tickets purchased require a date to be selected during purchase, including the Kids Go Free tickets. For Brick-Or-Treat, admission tickets dated for Brick-Or-Treat event days include the event. So during purchase, if the event date shows as available on the calendar for your point of purchase, then your ticket would be eligible for Brick-Or-Treat. The Kids Go Free offer has a specific promotional link, so you'd have to use that link and see if it lets you book a Brick-Or-Treat day or not.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 5, 2022 at 12:15 a.m. Cary Says...

What candy was given? Candy brands?

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