Halloween Haunts

Los Angeles Halloween EventsLooking for great Los Angeles Halloween Events? This page offers a categorical listing of major seasonal attractions in Los Angeles County and the surrounding south land: theme parks, multi-haunt attractions, professional haunted houses, amateur yard haunts and garage haunts, costume parades, parties, and Halloween harvest festivals. Many are open throughout October.

Los Angeles Halloween Events by Category

There are so many different kinds of Los Angeles Halloween Events that we have tried to organize them into clearly defined categories. These categories should facilitate searching for a particular kind of event. Those who want to see everything can check out A Halloween Haunts Master List, which aggregates entries from all categories in alphabetical order. Otherwise, scroll down to the categories below.

Hopefully, these categories are self-explanatory, but in case there is any confusion, we have included definitions near the bottom of this page.

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.

Best Halloween Haunts in L.A.

For those seeking the Best Los Angeles Halloween Haunts, we present this eclectic selection of creepy attractions: theme parks, haunted houses, rides, mazes, theatrical experiences, and more. We have selected the events and attractions listed on this...
Graveyard of Lost Halloween Haunts

Graveyard of Lost Halloween Haunts

A virtual monument to Los Angeles' departed scare zones and October horror shows. Every Halloween season, while we drink deeply of the delightfully dreary ambiance that new haunts and old favorites have to offer, we also suffer a pang of wistful nostalgia ...
Halloween Festivals and Fun

Halloween Festivals and Fun

Los Angeles Halloween Activities: Harvest Festivals, Block Parties, Pub Crawls, Costume Carnivals & Spooky Street Scenes Tired of the same old haunted houses? Then check out these exciting Los Angeles Halloween Activities! There are many ways...
Halloween Haunts for Children

Halloween Haunts for Children

Los Angeles Children's Halloween Haunts: Harvest Festivals, Pumpkin Patches, Trick-or-Treating, Costume Parties & More Looking for Los Angeles Children's Halloween Haunts? Los Angeles offers many kid-safe seasonal events. Some are "lights-on" ...
Halloween Home Haunts

Halloween Home Haunts

Los Angeles Halloween Home Haunts, Yard Haunts, Garage Haunts, Haunted Houses, & Walk-Through Mazes Bank account busted by expensive Halloween events and attractions? Visit free Los Angeles Halloween Home Haunts! Halloween in Los Angeles is a...
Halloween Mazes and Rides

Halloween Mazes and Rides

Los Angeles Halloween Haunted Houses: Professional Mazes, Rides & VR Attractions This page includes professional, stand-alone Los Angeles Halloween Haunted Houses, as distinguished from the larger theme park attractions. Listed here are walk-through ...
Halloween Theme Parks

Halloween Theme Parks

Knott's Scary Farm, Halloween Horror Nights, Fright Fest, Dark Harbor, Halloween Time Below is a list of Halloween Theme Park Attractions in Los Angeles and the surrounding area. These are the big guns of the Halloween season: year-round entertainment...
Halloween Tours and Shows

Halloween Tours and Shows

Los Angeles Halloween Horror Plays, Haunted Performances, Scary Screenings, Cemetery Tours, & Museum Exhibitions Here you will find an eclectic list of seasonal tours and shows: Los Angeles Halloween horror plays and haunted performances, scary...
Defining Los Angeles Halloween Events

Defining Los Angeles Halloween Events can be a bit tricky (e.g., if you walk through a haunted house with actors performing written dialogue, does that qualify as a maze or a play?) Before scrolling down to the category links lower on this page, the following definitions may help explain why each haunt is in a particular category.

  • Theme Park Halloween Attractions: year-round entertainment centers that put on special Halloween events during October, usually involving multiple haunted mazes. Click here for our recommendations about which ones to attend.
  • Halloween Mazes & Rides: seasonal Halloween attractions by people who specialize in scaring eager trick-or-treaters.
  • Halloween Home Haunts: amateur Halloween haunts , usually decorated yards although some include walk-through mazes similar to professional "haunted houses."
  • Halloween Harvest Festivals & Fairs: outdoor events, trick-or-treating, street fairs, and semi-professional Halloween events, put on in churches or community centers.
  • Halloween Tours & Shows: cemetery tours, haunted hikes, historical displays, horror movie screenings, and scary plays.
  • Children's Halloween Events: events from other categories that are 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 Events. The cream of the crop from all the other categories - to show up here, the attraction must be a perennial that has maintained excellent standards for many years.
  • Halloween Haunts Gone to the Grave: Attractions that have gone to the great cemetery in the sky (though upon occasion, one may return from the grave)
  • Alphabetical Master List of Halloween Events: Everything under one roof, in case you're not sure which category includes what you're looking for.

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.