For those seeking the Best Los Angeles Halloween Attractions, we present this eclectic selection of creepy attractions: theme parks, haunted houses, rides, mazes, theatrical experiences, and more.
We have selected the events and attractions listed on this page as the Best Los Angeles Halloween Haunts, because they maintain consistently excellent quality from year to year, frequently earning nominations and wins in our annual Halloween Haunt Awards. Consequently, you will not find one-off events, such as plays or exhibitions that ran during only a single season; nor will you find attractions on hiatus or defunct - those are listed in the Graveyard of Halloween Haunts.
Best Los Angeles Halloween Attractions: Categories
Los Angeles Halloween Attractions come in all shapes and sizes, and we try to avoid comparing rotten apples to blood oranges. To help haunt-seekers navigate the labyrinth of choices, we have divided our favorite Halloween events and attractions into categories, according to where they are normally listed on our website:
Within each category, the Los Angeles Halloween Attractions are listed alphabetically, not ranked in comparison to each other.
Click the links below to get more information on each Halloween attraction.
Best Los Angeles Halloween Attractions: Theme Parks
Halloween Theme Park events take place in year-round venues that have been refashioned for the scary season. These attractions typically include rides and show available the rest of the year, plus haunted houses and shows specifically installed for Halloween.
Halloween Horror Nights
Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza Univeral City, CA 91608
1-800-UNIVERSAL Universal Studios
2019 Dates: September 12 (fan preview night), 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26-29;...
Knott's Halloween Haunt
- Theme Park Attraction
Knott's Berry Farm
8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park 90620
Knott's Halloween Haunt 2019 Dates : September 19-21, 26-29; October 3-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, 31; November...
Queen Mary Dark Harbor
The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802
2019 Dates : September 26-29; October 3-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, 31; November 1-2.
2019 Hours : 7pm-1am ...
Six Flags Magic Mountain
26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355
661-255-4100 or 818-367-5965
2019 Dates : September 14-15, 21-22, 27-29; October 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, 31...
Best Los Angeles Halloween Attractions: Haunted Houses, Mazes & Rides
Halloween Haunted Houses, Mazes, and Rides typically "pop up" in October, running for a few weeks. These stand-alone events may feature only a single attraction, though some are more like mini-theme parks, with multiple mazes and rides.
22521 Shawnee Road
Apple Valley, CA 92308
Valentines Day: February 14-16
Easter: April 12-13
Zombie Fun Run: Friday September 13 at SBC Fair (details here )
Halloween: October 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 2...
Griffith Park Old Zoo
4730 Crystal Springs Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027
2019 Dates : September 28; October 4-6, 11-13, 16-20, 23-31; November 1-2.
Hours: 7pm - 10:30pm ...
Reign of Terror Haunted House
Janss Marketplace, above Gold's Gym
197 North Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, 91360
2019 Dates : September 28; October 4-5, 11-13, 18-20, 24-27, 30-31; ...
1580 S. Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802
Hours : 9am-midnight
1164 Galleria Way, Glendale, CA 91210
Best Los Angeles Halloween Attractions: Home Haunts, Yard Haunts & Garage Haunts
Though non-profit amateur events, home haunts, yard haunts, and garage haunts often showcase professional quality work. The distinctions are fluid, but "yard haunts" are typically decorated displays; "home haunts" and "garage haunts" often include walk-through mazes with actors in costume, for a stronger scare experience. These amateur Halloween efforts usually operate only for a few days at the end of October.
Beware the Dark Realm Home Haunt
28621 Sugar Pine Way
Santa Clarita, CA 91390
2019 Dates & Hours: October 12, 18-19, 25-26, 7-10pm
Price : Free, but a $5 ...
28603 Natalie Lane
Santa Clarita, California 91390
Note : Pumkin Jack's Haunted House
used to list its city as Saugus, but Google Maps insists it is in Santa Clarita .
2019 Dates & Hours :
907 N. California Street
Burbank, CA 91505
2019 DATES & Hours : October 19-20, 26-27, 31.
2019 Hours : 7-10pm
2019 Theme : The Death Triangle
Admission : Free, but donations are accepted to benefit the...
The Haunt with No Name Yet
19351 Hatteras Street
Tarzana, CA 91356
2019 Dates & Hours : October 30, 6:30-10pm; Halloween Night, dusk-10pm; November 1, 6:30-10pm; November 2, 6:30-11pm.
Price : Free
Check out ...
The House at Haunted Hill
4400 Saltillo Street, Woodland Hills, CA
2019 Dates: October 31 to November 3, 7-10pm.
2019 Update : After going dark last year, The House at Haunted Hill...
Best Los Angeles Halloween Attractions: Shows, Tours & Theatrical Events
The Best Los Angeles Halloween Haunts include not only haunted houses and rides; there are also many shows, tours, and theatrical events that operate every October, ranking among the best fright experiences available.
The Dragon and Meeple
3742 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90007
2019 Dates & Hours : September 18 through December 15, Wednesdays through Sundays, shows starting at 5:40pm and ending at 11:40 pm.
Portico's Art Space
2033 E Washington Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91104
2019 Date & Hours : November 2
2019 Update : Due to the scheduling of the Huntington Library's centenary celebration, Drama After Dark will...
Long Beach Municipal Cemetery & Sunnyside Cemetery
1095 E. Willow Avenue, Long Beach 90806
2019 Date & Hours : Saturday, October 26, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tickets : $20 for adults, $8 for ages 5-18, $1 for 4 and under; $15 for...
Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre
4850 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, California 91601
(818) 202-4120 - reservations
2019 Dates : Fridays & Saturdays, plus Halloween Night (Thursday October 31), from October 4 through ...
Pirates Dinner Adventure
7600 Beach Boulebard, Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 690-1497 or (866) 439-2469 (toll-free)
2019 Dates : September 30 through October 31
Mountain View Mortuary and Cemetery
2300 Marengo Ave, Altadena, CA 91001
818 242 7910
2019 Dates & Hours : This Halloween saw Wicked Lit reduced to a one-night-only Fundraiser, with staged readings of previous plays, ...
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