Whether for kids or the young at heart, these freakishly fun Halloween events in Los Angeles will not disappoint.
Los Angeles Hayride at Griffith Park
See the adorable Griffith Park Zoo in a different light this Halloween with its long pumpkin patch ride, scary go round, and several hair-raising attractions.
Absolutely not for the faint-hearted, this year’s theme is about clowns. Avoid at all costs if you’re the type who gets nightmares after seeing the nicest clowns at children’s parties because the clowns haunting Griffith Park could trigger major coulrophobia.
Halloween Horror Nights
Watch your darkest movie nightmare come to life at Universal Studios’ Halloween fest. Meet your favorite characters and see yourself in the most chilling scenes of iconic horror films and series, such as The Walking Dead, the Exorcist, American Horror Story.
Horror History Lessons
Brush up on your history on Halloween at Heritage Square Museum. Discover the devil in the details about death and mourning during the Victorian era, Spiritualism, and fortune-telling. For more family-friendly activities though, the museum will also have exciting games played in the olden days complete with good ‘ole spooky ghost stories, and 19th-century harvest craft making.
Scary Movies for Free
Probably one of the coolest perks of being in Los Angeles is being surrounded with theaters and film studios who are generous enough to let you catch your favorite horror classics and modern macabre films on the house. This year the lineup includes:
- The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and Abby at the Nuart Theatre in West LA
- Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas at El Capitan Theatre Hollywood Blvd.
- Rooftop Cinema Club at Montalban Theatre, Hollywood
West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnival
Happening on the 31st of October, join fellow Angelenos hit the grandest Halloween street party slash parade on the planet. Check out the creepily creative Halloween costumes while dancing your heart out and having fun with old-time friends or new-found ones there. No costume? Wear black, put vampy makeup on, plastic fangs, and voila! Channel your inner Vampirella!