You know that with the start of October means all things pumpkins and gearing up for Halloween; local hotspot Irvine Spectrum Center has a few events and offerings to celebrate the month. Here are some of the exciting events coming to the center that you won't want to miss:


Irvine Spectrum Center Unicorn Carousel Unveils on October 4th.

The center is adding a new family member to their carousel located at the Target entrance - after fan name suggestions and voting, a unicorn by the name of Sparkles will be unveiled on Oct. 4th. If you'd like to welcome the Unicorn to the family, visit the Irvine Spectrum Center on Friday, Oct. 4th and also enjoy FREE carousel rides from 10 AM - 12 PM. 


Join the center on Tuesday, October 8 from 10 am - 12 pm in Giant Wheel Court to experience a morning of fun.

Join the center on Tuesday, October 8 from 10 am - 12 pm in Giant Wheel Court to experience a morning of fun, creativity and special offers from select eateries at Irvine Spectrum Center.

Tuesday, October 8: Monster Mash


  • Face painters

  • Balloon twisters

  • DJ playing kids music

  • Free attraction rides (Carousel + Giant Wheel) for toddlers

  • Giveaways

These events are free and open to the public. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 


If you haven't gotten to experience the interactive screen at the foot of the Giant Wheel, here's a great opportunity to with the center's upcoming movie night. Join the Irvine Spectrum Center for a special Halloween edition of their movie nights under the Giant Wheel with a seasonal classic on Saturday, October 12! The movie will start at 7 pm, so plan accordingly to make sure you have time to buy snacks!

HOCUS POCUS  (PG | recommended for ages 10+)

Irvine Spectrum Center Lawn will show the movie Hocus Pocus at 7 pm on October 12, 2019

Irvine Spectrum Center's Movie nights are free and open to the public. Here's everything you need to know to attend:

  • Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis beginning at 5:30 pm. The Set up will be “blanket-to-blanket” leaving little to no empty space between parties.
  • The front section of the lawn is reserved for blankets and ground seating only.
  • Tall chairs are NOT permitted
  • Low chairs only (max seat height of 6” + max chair back height of 21”) will be permitted at the back of the lawn
  • Strollers must be placed at the sides or back of the lawn.
  • No tables or large food setups are allowed (snacks are okay!)
  • NO Alcoholic beverages of any kind are permitted.

The center's Guest Services team will be on-site to assist with seating or with any questions.

If you are unsure whether the content in these movies is appropriate for your little ones, they recommend visiting for age-based ratings and reviews.