Pumpkin Festivals, Trick-or-Treats, Zoos & More
Looking for kid-safe Halloween entertainment in Los Angeles? There are many Halloween events for children around town. Some are "lights-on" versions of scary night-time events; others are special afternoon or one-day presentations that take place in year-round facilities such as zoos or wildlife stations.
NOTE: The events listed on this page are specifically for children. However, there are many other Halloween attractions in Los Angeles that appeal to children, depending on ther age:
- There are many Halloween Festivals and Fairs, usually local events, that are designed to appeal to neighborhood families with children.
- Halloween Home Haunts in Los Angeles are a great way to enjoy the holiday with your children. Most are safe for kids, especially if they are simply decorated yards, without a walk-through maze or actors portraying monsters.
- The Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation offers Halloween events at several of their centers around town. Check their website for info.
- Halloween Mazes and Rides frequently present family-friendly matinees on weekend afternoons. Unfortunately, these will usually not be available on Halloween Night.
- We often add last-minute listings of Halloween events for children to our news listings on the home page. There you will find one-shot events that do not show up on this page, which features annual recurring events.
Below are some high-profile Los Angeles Halloween events for children.
Carroll Avenue and Douglas Street in Angelino Heights
Date : Halloween Night
This historic Los Angeles neighborhood is famous for its Victorian mansions - perfectly suited for atmospheric yard haunts
- which the locals deck out in elaborate displays...
Walden Drive and Carmelita Avenue in Beverly Hills
Date : Halloween Night
Legend has it that costumed children visiting this wealthy neighborhood receive full-sized candy bars and even cash in their trick-or-treat bags on October 31, but we wouldn't co...
Los Angeles Zoo
& Botanical Gardens
5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
2017 Dates: October 1-31.
Zoo Hours : 10am - 4pm
Admission : All Halloween activities are included with the regular price of admission:
Brentwood Glen, between Church and Beloit Streets in Brentwood
Date : Halloween Night, starting at dusk
This upscale neighborhood near the 405 Freeway has a reputation for good candy and decorated homes with spooky Jack O'Lanterns. The nearby Brentwood...
Grand Hope Park
919 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Date : October 31, 5-8pm
Tickets : $5 in advance, $8 at the door. Children under 2 free
Formerly known as the Halloween Party for Downtown L....
Star Eco Station
Environmental Science Museum & Wildlife Rescue Facility
10101 Jefferson Boulevard, Culver City
Date & Hours : October 22, 10am-4pm
One weekend every Halloween season, the STAR ECO Station transforms into Enchanted Crawley...
McCambridge Recreation Center
1515 North Glenoaks Boulevard, Burbank 91504
2017 Dates & H ours :
Tot Halloween Party
: October 28, 10-11:30am
: October 6:30-8:30pm
Admission : Free
The city ...
Knotts Spooky Farm
Knotts Berry Farm
8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, CA 90620
2017 Dates : Weekends from September 30 through October 29, plus Halloween Day
Hours : 10:00am to 5:30pm (regular park hours)
Tickets : Included with the price of regular...
Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
Date: October 31, 3-6pm
Montana Avenue Merchants Association presents this event from 3-6pm on Halloween night. Kids of all ages will enjoy trick-or-treating all along Montana Avenue, plus all kinds of fun, spooky a...
702 North Doheny Drive, West Hollywood
Website: Click here
2017 Dates : October 6-30
Sunday - Thursday 9am to 8pm
Friday - Saturday 9am to 9pm
$10-15 for General Admission
$45 for VIP (select dates only)...
One Colorado Courtyard & Colorado Boulevard, Old Town Pasadena, CA
2017 Dates & Hours: To Be Announced, if any. The Old Pasadena calendar does not currently list any Halloween events.
Price : Free
The annual ...
1799 So. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Date & Hours : October 31, 4-6pm
It's not the Southern France; it's the South Bay! Designed to simulate the French Riviera, this secluded shopping center...
Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 590-3100, ext. 0
2017 Dates & Hours: October 14 & 15, 9am-5pm
Tickets: Scarium of the Pacific
activities are included with general admission t...
51 N Baldwin Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Date : Halloween Night
East of Pasadena and just below the San Gabriel Mountains, this well-to-do community seems like the last place in Los Angeles for a Halloween event; nevertheless, t...
10601 Riverside Drive, North Hollywood, CA 91602
Dates : October 1-31
Every year, the Toluca Lake Florist turns into the Toluca Lake Pumpkin Patch
during the month of October, offering Halloween cheer in the form of a petting zoo and a simple h...
Ledge Ave and Moorpark Street; Toluca Estates Drive and Valley Spring Lane in Toluca Lake
Date : Halloween Night
Not far from Warner Brothers and Walt Disney Studios, this neighborhood is understandably inhabited by many people in the film industry, ...
Dell and Venice Boulevard in Venice Beach
Interested in a haunting seaside experience? Then head over to Venice Beach on Halloween Night! Parking is a nightmare, but your efforts will be rewarded as you traverse bridges over canals and view decorated...
Some Halloween haunts listed in other sections of the website may be appropriate for families with young children. The haunts below better fit into other categories (e.g., Halloween Theme Parks), but don't let that scare you from bringing the little ghosts and goblins along.
Stough Canyon Nature Center
1335 Lockhead View Drive, Burbank
Burbank Haunted Adventure
2017 Dates : October 13-14, 20
2017 Theme : Night Terrors
Hours : 7-9pm
Tickets : $5 in advance or ...
1313 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92802
2017 Dates : September 15 to October 31
Tickets : $157 for a One-Day Park Hopper Tickets grants entrance Disneyland Resorts two theme pa...
, 15200 Rinaldi Street, Mission Hills, CA 91345
Dates : annually in October
Fall Harvest Fest Hours : Forneris Farms is open daily from 9am to 6pm, but Harvest Fest activities take place only during th...
Heritage Square Museum
3800 Homer Street, Los Angeles, CA 90031
2017 Dates :
Halloween & Mourning Movie Night
: Title To Be Announced on Saturday, October 21 at 6:30pm
Halloween & Mourning To...
One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad, CA
2017 Dates : Saturdays during the Halloween season: September 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28.
Hours : Park opens at 10; Brick or Treat runs 5-9pm.
The Way of the Shadow Martial Arts Academy
18727 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance CA 90504
Dates : T.B.A. Usually October 31 and the preceding weekend, with a family-friendly block p...
401-435 Shoreline Village Drive
Long Beach 90802
2017 Dates : To Be Announced, if any. No Halloween events are currently listed on the Shoreline Village calendar.
In the past, the Shoreline Village Halloween H...