Beverly Hills Witch House Trick-or-Treating

Walden Drive and Carmelita Avenue in Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills Witch House with cloudsDate: 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 count on that happening in reality. What you will see is a street full of lavish homes draped in Halloween decor.

Best of all is the famous “Beverly Hills Witch House” (actually the Spadena House),  designed in 1921 by Hollywood art director Harry Oliver with the deliberate intent to simulate a storybook residence. Walking by the unruly garden and murky pond, trick-or-treaters may think they have wandered into an elaborate live-action yard haunt version of “Hansel and Gretel,” but the house looks more or less the same year round.