More Home Haunts Per Block Than You Can Count
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This well known destination for trick-or-treaters features dozens of yard displays densely packed within an area of approximately one square mile, located south of the Ventura Freeway and extending approximately from Cahuenga Boulevard to Pass Avenue. Some streets have numerous decorated homes, sometimes side by side, creating thier Halloween neighborhoods. There are no walk-through mazes or elaborate audio-visual shows. Though some include movement, sound effects, and special lighting, most are static, relying on clever themes or amusing decorations for their effect. Local realtor Tina Smith organizes an annual Halloween home decorating contest, with awards for Best in Show, Most Creative, and Spookiest.
Ledge Ave and Moorpark Street
Toluca Estates Drive and Valley Spring Lane
Halloween Dates: Trick or Treating on October 31 Many houses are decorated by mid-month.
The neighborhood of Toluca Lake is well known mecca for for trick-or-treating: several streets are filled with decorated houses, perhaps because many of the residents work at nearby Warner Brothers and Walt Disney Studios and relish the opportunity to show off their technical skills on Halloween Night. Unlike other well-to-do neighborhoods in Los Angeles, this is less of an isolated enclave, so you may actually be able to find parking. There is little if anything that would be terrifying to any but the most timid trick-or-treaters. Consequently, Toluca Lake provides an excellent option for family-safe fun on Halloween Night.
The density of yard haunts within a close distance of each other makes the streets listed above worth visiting on Halloween Night, when costumed trick-or-treaters are flitting in the darkness, but many of the houses are decorated days or weeks earlier in case you want to visit when the streets and sidewalks will not be crowded.
Toluca Lake Trick-or Treating Photo Gallery
Check out a selection of photographs below, or find more in our Halloween Yard Haunt Odyssey 2020: Toluca Lake.