SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — The Halloween season is here — at least at the 1,400 or so seasonal Spirit Halloween stores that opened nationwide at the beginning of the month, including in San Diego County.

All the company’s stores sell costumes, Halloween décor, and accessories for children, teens, and adults.

These are the locations in San Diego County:

  • El Cajon: 415 Parkway Plaza; next to Buckle at Parkway Plaza (planned to open Sept. 24)
  • El Cajon: 450 Fletcher Parkway; across from El Cajon Mall
  • Encinitas: 222 N El Camino Real; former Staples
  • Escondido: 1343 E Valley Parkway; near Planet Fitness and Subway (planned to open Sept. 29)
  • La Jolla: 8657 Villa La Jolla Drive; former Pier One
  • La Mesa: 5500 Grossmont Center Drive; tent by Walmart (planned to open Oct. 1)
  • National City: 1117 Highland Ave.; across from Price Breakers (planned to open Sept. 29)
  • National City: 3410 Highland Ave.; former Kirklands
  • Oceanside: 459-9 College Blvd.; near T-Mobile and Ross
  • Poway: 12666 Poway Road; former Rite Aid
  • San Diego: 980 Camino De La Reina; across from Mimi’s Cafe
  • San Diego: 2790 Midway Drive; former Aaron Brothers
  • San Diego: 3619 Midway Drive; near Bank of America
  • San Diego: 4711 Clairemont Drive, Suite A; across from Burlington Coat Factory
  • San Diego: 11610 Carmel Mountain Road; near The Baked Bear and Athens Cafe
  • San Marcos: 641 S Rancho Santa Fe Road; former 24 Hour Fitness
  • Santee: 235 Town Center Parkway, Suite M & N; near Home Depot
  • Vista: 1861 University Drive; former Chuck E. Cheese
  • Vista: 1924 Hacienda Drive, Suite 1962 & 1964; near Dunn Edwards and North Park Produce

Spirit Halloween gear trending during the first week of September included Fortnite and Adventurous Lady Bug costumes.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the inside of Spirit Halloween stores has implemented additional safety precautions from previous years, including capacity limits, hospital-grade disinfectant, and in-depth associate training on hand hygiene and disinfection protocols.

Online shopping remains available as well.