HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES

Immersive Experiences, Haunted Pub Crawls, Spooky Street Scenes, Frightful Festivals & Expos: The Best Halloween Festivities in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Halloween Activities haunted house lighteningTired of the same old Halloween Events? Then check out these exciting Halloween Festivities!

2020 Update: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many if not most of the familiar Halloween Festivals and Fun on this page will be cancelled. Fortunately, some new ones are opening to fill the void, which you will find under the header "Halloween Festivities Updates."

The Greater Los Angeles Area offers many ways to enjoy Halloween besides walking through scary mazes. A wide range of Halloween Festivities - immersive experiences, harvest festivals, pub crawls, costume parties - appeals to everyone from youngsters to teens to parents. Some of these target children; others are adult-oriented; a few fall somewhere in between, providing a safe way for parents to enjoy the season with their children. This page lists events that that are suitable for adults and families; we have a separate page for Kid-Friendly Halloween Fun, including neighborhoods noted for attracting trick-or-treaters with their marvelous multitudes of decorated houses.

Community-oriented, family-friendly events include block parties and harvest festivals. Some business areas block off traffic, allowing costumed revelers to take over the streets. Some of these Halloween events are fund-raisers, organized by churches or community centers to benefit local causes.  Others are organized by local businesses to attract customers and/or provide safe options for families.

The more mature Halloween Festivities include haunted pub crawls that offer a night of drunken debauchery.  Immersive events provide devilish entertainment in the guise of dinner parties, with sinister costumed characters creating an adults-only theatrical experience. (If these events have an actual plot with a resolution, we file them under Halloween Theatre; immersive events listed on this page have characters but not necessarily a narrative.)

Not all Los Angeles Halloween Festivities are officially organized events; some are informal, such as the Hollywood  Halloween Street Fair, which consists of people showing up in costume on Halloween Night for a sort of spontaneous sidewalk parade. The city does not endorse the event, and the police no longer block automobile traffic on Hollywood Boulevard; crowds show up anyway.

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Halloween Festivities Updates

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Best Halloween Festivities

For those who prefer not to scroll through the entire list, here are the Halloween Festivals and Fun we most highly recommend.

House of Spirits

2020 Update: House of Spirits has announced dates for this Halloween (October 11 to November 2), but so far tickets are not on sale, only an option to sign up ...
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Los Angeles Halloween Festivities: A List

Below is a list of long-running annual Halloween Festivals and Fun.

Boney Island Halloween Haunt

2020 Update: Boney Island has remained silent since going dark in 2019 when it lost its location in Griffith Park next to the Los Angeles ...
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Dia De Los Muertos Festival

2020 Update: The annaul Dia De Los Muertos has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Hollywood Forever Dia De Los Muertos Festival Overview The ...
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Drunken Devil Events

2020 Update: No events have been announced for this Halloween. Drunken Devil General Information www.thedrunkendevil.com Drunken Devil Productions describes itself as a “Los Angeles-based, horror-centric ...
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Halloween Witches Tea

High Tea Cottage 21938 Costanso Street Woodland Hills, CA 91364 highteacottage.com 2020 Dates & Hours: None Announced. This is one of the more unique Halloween ...
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Haunted Hollywood Scavenger Hunts

Hawthorne and Highland, Hollywood, CA 90028 www.watsonadventures.com 2020 Dates: None announced. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Watson Adventures has switched to virtual tours.  The Virtual Murder-Mystery ...
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Haunted Little Tokyo 2017

Haunted Little Tokyo

2020 Update: Haunted Little Tokyo is not scheduled for this Halloween. Haunted Little Tokyo Information This month-long series of events includes decorated shops, pumpkin patches, ...
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Hollywood Halloween Street Fair

2020 Update: This unofficial event usually attracts costume revelers on Halloween Night, but the L.A. County Department of Public Health's recent guidelines prohibit gatherings, carnivals, and ...
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House of Spirits

2020 Update: House of Spirits has announced dates for this Halloween (October 11 to November 2), but so far tickets are not on sale, only ...
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Insomniac's Escape: Psycho Circus

2020 Update: Cancelled. Though tickets had gone on sale for October 25-26, Escape: Psycho Circus now promises to return in 2021. Insomniac's Escape: Psycho Circus ...
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The Long Beach Zombie Fest

Long Beach Zombie Fest

The Long Beach Zombie Fest Rainbow Lagoon 400-403 Shoreline Village Drive Long Beach, CA 90802 longbeachzombiefest.com 2020 Dates & Hours: None Announced. The Halloween 2019 Long Beach ...
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Revenge of the Ninja Block Party

2020 Update: The event is not scheduled this Halloween. The Revenge of the Ninja's annual block party took place in 2018 & 2019, without the ...
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Santa Monica Zombie Crawl

Rusty's Surf Ranch 256 Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 393-7437 rustyssurfranch.com 2020 Date & Hours: None Announced. The event went on hiatus ...
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Shoreline Village Halloween Haunt

2020 Halloween Update: Last year, the Shoreline Village haunted house was dropped from the annual Halloween event's list of attractions. With the Covid-19 pandemic, the ...
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West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

2020 Update: West Hollywood's annual costume carnival has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval Info Santa Monica Boulevard, between Doheny ...
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Other Halloween Festivities

Our page lists the more notable Halloween Festivities in Los Angeles, including some community-oriented events judged worthy of attention even if you do not live nearby. However, most of these Halloween activities fly under our radar because they are intended to serve the local residents, not attract outsiders. If you are looking for something in your area, check out this 2014 list from the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, which offers haunts at numerous community centers and parks around the city.

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