Looking for great Los Angeles Halloween Events? Below is a listing of the major attractions in Los Angeles County and the surrounding south land: professional haunted houses and theme parks, amateur yard haunts and garage haunts, costume parades, parties, and Halloween harvest festivals. Many are open throughout October.
LOS ANGELES HALLOWEEN EVENTS are defined into these categories:
- Halloween Theme Parks: These are year-round entertainment centers that put on special Halloween events during October, usually involving multiple haunted mazes. Click here for a list of Theme Park Haunts. Click here for our recommendations about which ones to attend.
- Halloween Mazes and Rides: These are seasonal Halloween attractions put on by people who specialize in scaring eager trick-or-treaters. Typically, these haunted houses feature 1 to 3 walk-through mazes.
- Halloween Home Haunts: These are amateur Halloween haunts , usually decorated yards although some include walk-through mazes similar to professional "haunted houses." Many feature professional-looking effects. Most are open on Halloween and one or two nights before or after. Click here for yard haunt listings.
- Halloween Festivals and Fairs: Outdoor events, trick-or-treating, street fairs, and semi-professional Halloween events, put on in churches or community centers, that charge a fee or request a donation to benefit some local cause.
- Halloween Tours and Shows: Cemetery tours, haunted hikes, historical displays, outdoor plays.
- Halloween Haunts for Children: This category includes events from the other categories that have been deemed appropriate for younger trick-or-treaters. These may be small Halloween events taking place as a sort of "sideshow" at year-round attractions open for normal business, or they may be full-blown theme park attractions such as Disney's Halloween Time and Legoland's Brick-or-Treat. We also include adult-oriented haunted attractions that feature kid-safe matinee performances.
- Best Los Angeles Halloween Haunts. Like the previous Halloween Haunts for Children, this list includes events that show up in other categories. In order to show up in this category, the attraction must be a perennial that has maintained excellent standards for a number of years.
- Graveyard of Lost Halloween Haunts: Attractions that have gone to the great cemetery to the sky (though upon occasion, one may return from the grave)
Below are the category listings of major Los Angeles Halloween Events. If you still cannot find what you want, Time Out has some enjoyable ways to spend Halloween in Los Angeles; LA Tourist offers a list of haunted houses and a list of Halloween parties and carnivals.