Halloween Haunts

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Looking for great ways to celebrate Halloween in Los Angeles? Below is a  listing of the major Halloween events and attractions in Los Angeles County and the surrounding southland area: professional haunted houses and theme parks, amateur yard haunts and garage haunts, costume parades, parties, and Halloween harvest festivals. Many are open throughout October. 

HALLOWEEN EVENTS IN LOS ANGELES 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 Haunts for Children: These are small Halloween events, usually taking place as a sort of “sideshow” at year-round attractions open for normal business. This category is a bit of a judgment call, as one could argue that it applies to Disney’s Halloweentime and Legoland’s Brick-or-Treat. We also include adult-oriented haunted attractions that feature kid-safe matinee performances.
  • Halloween Tours and Shows: Cemetery tours, haunted hikes, historical displays, outdoor plays.
  • 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 events celebrating Halloween in Los Angeles and the surrounding area.

A Halloween Haunts Master List

A Halloween Haunts Master List

Alphabetical listing of currently active Halloween Haunts in Los Angeles
Best Halloween Haunts in L.A.

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Halloween Festivals and Fun

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Halloween Haunts for Children

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Halloween Home Haunts

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Halloween Mazes and Rides

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