HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES

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

Tired 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.

Dia De Los Muertos Festival

2021 Update: Returning. After cancelling in 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Dia De Los Muertos takes place on October 30, 2021. Hollywood Forever Dia De Los Muertos Festival Overview ...
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Haunt O’ Ween L.A.

2021 Update: Haunt O' Ween L.A. returns for Halloween 2021 with the automobiles. Now families can walk through the Halloween Wonderland, spending as much time as they like, enjoying pumpkin ...
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Haunted Little Tokyo 2017

Haunted Little Tokyo

2021 Update: Back in Action. After emphasizing virtual events during the 2020 pandemic, Haunted Little Tokyo has announced two in-person events for this October, with a promise of more to ...
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House of Spirits

2021 Update: After going on hiatus during the 2020 pandemic, House of Spirits returns for Halloween 2021. The event has moved to a new location, the York Manor in the ...
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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

2021 Update: Boney Island remains dark since losing its Griffith Park location in 2019 and sitting out the 2020 pandemic. An August 30 Facebook post ...
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Dia De Los Muertos Festival

2021 Update: Returning. After cancelling in 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Dia De Los Muertos takes place on October 30, 2021. Hollywood Forever Dia ...
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Drunken Devil Events

2021 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 2021 Status: Closed. The High Tea Cottage did not present their annual Halloween Witches ...
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Haunt O’ Ween L.A.

2021 Update: Haunt O' Ween L.A. returns for Halloween 2021 with the automobiles. Now families can walk through the Halloween Wonderland, spending as much time ...
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Haunted Hollywood Scavenger Hunts

2021 Date & Hours: October 30, 6-8:30pm. After sitting out the 2020 pandemic, Watson Adventures resurrects its Haunted Hollywood Scavenger hunt for Halloween 2021. Watson ...
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Haunted Little Tokyo 2017

Haunted Little Tokyo

2021 Update: Back in Action. After emphasizing virtual events during the 2020 pandemic, Haunted Little Tokyo has announced two in-person events for this October, with ...
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Hollywood Halloween Street Fair

2021 Update: Since this is an unofficial event, we cannot say for sure, but with pandemic-related public health restrictions loosening, we expect crowds of costume ...
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House of Spirits

2021 Update: After going on hiatus during the 2020 pandemic, House of Spirits returns for Halloween 2021. The event has moved to a new location, ...
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Insomniac’s Escape Halloween

2021 Update: Back in action. After cancelling at the last minute due to the 2020 pandemic, Escape Psycho Circus returns for Halloween 2021. Dates & ...
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Revenge of the Ninja Block Party

2021 Dates: To Be Announced if any. The Revenge of the Ninja cancelled its annual event in 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Prior to ...
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Santa Monica Zombie Crawl

2021 Update: On Hiatus. The event went dark in 2019, then remained closed during the 2020 pandemic. There are no plans to revive it for ...
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Shoreline Village Halloween Haunt

2021 Halloween Dates: To Be Announced if any. Shoreline Village dropped the haunted house from its annual Halloween event in 2019, and the annual Zombie ...
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West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval

2021 Update: On Hiatus. In a September 9 announcement, the City of West Hollywood reminded the community that the annual Halloween Carnaval remains cancelled for ...
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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.